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  • PRH Inks First-Look Deal with Universal

    Penguin Random House is deepening its commitment to bringing more of its books to movie screens through a new agreement with Universal Pictures.

  • Movie Alert: 'Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day'

    The feature-length, live-action film adaptation of Judith Viorst's 'Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day' rolls out of bed and into movie theaters on October 10.

  • Sony Creates Literary Development Job

    Sony Pictures Entertainment has tapped Ryan Doherty for the newly created role of v-p, literary development. Doherty, who will be based in New York City, will be tasked with, per SPE, "pursuing book-to-film-and-television opportunities."

  • From Page to Screen: 'The Boxcar Children'

    More than 500 adults and children attended a free screening at the Pickwick Theatre in Park Ridge, Ill. on Saturday, August 16 for a full-length animated feature film, 'The Boxcar Children.'

  • Movie Alert: 'The Maze Runner'

    A fight for survival in a shape-shifting arena begins as 'The Maze Runner,' James Dashner's 2009 dystopian adventure, arrives in movie theaters on September 19.

  • Movie Alert: 'If I Stay'

    As the current paradigm shifts away from dystopian YA adaptations to more realistic, relationship-focused stories, the adaptation of Gayle Forman's 2009 novel has drummed up fervent interest among fans.

  • Movie Alert: 'The Giver'

    The film adaptation of "The Giver," Lois Lowry's Newbery Medal-winning novel, opens on August 15 and stars Brenton Thwaites as Jonas, Jeff Bridges as the Giver, and Meryl Streep as the Chief Elder.

  • Movie Alert: The Fault in Our Stars

    The highly anticipated movie adaptation of John Green's "The Fault in Our Stars," starring Shailene Woodley aand Ansel Elgort, will be released on June 6.

  • Movie Alert: 'Divergent'

    The movie adaptation of the first book in the Veronica Roth's bestselling series,"Divergent," arrives in theaters on March 21.

  • 'These Broken Stars' Heads to Television

    The launch title of the Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner's Starbound science-fiction trilogy, "These Broken Stars," will be adapted for the small screen.

  • Movie Alert: 'Vampire Academy'

    The Weinstein Company is releasing "Vampire Academy," based on Richelle Mead's six-book paranormal YA series, on February 14.

  • MTV Lands 'The List' by Siobhan Vivian

    The List, Siobhan Vivian's YA novel about the fateful ranking of the ugliest and prettiest girl in each grade at Mount Washington High, has been optioned for television by MTV.

  • Movie Alert: 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug'

    The epic journey continues for a furry-footed hero, a wizard, and a posse of dwarves when The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug opens in theaters on December 13.

  • Promoting 'The Book Thief' with Help from Little Free Library

    Little Free Library and 20th Century Fox and have teamed up to promote the film based on Markus Zusak's The Book Thief with 12,000 "take a book, return a book" mini neighborhood libraries in 54 countries.

  • Movie Alert: 'Catching Fire'

    Fans – and box-office bean-counters – are gearing up for the November 22 release of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

  • Macmillan Expands Book-to-Film Unit

    Macmillan is expanding the in-house book-to-film unit it announced in 2010. Now called Macmillan Entertainment (as opposed to Macmillan Films), the unit, overseen by executive editor Brendan Deneen, is expanding to focus on all titles within the company.

  • Danish Pub Releasing New Ed of 'House of Cards'

    The Denmark-based house Gyldendal is about to release a Danish edition of Michael Dobbs's novel House of Cards that will be the first to feature new revisions by the author.

  • Movie Alert: 'The Book Thief'

    Director Brian Percival took on the challenge of developing Markus Zusak's bestselling The Book Thief for the big screen.

  • Brett Ratner Launches Imprint With New Ben Mezrich Novel

    RatPac Press, a new joint venture from Hollywood director Brett Ratner and Running Press, is launching with its first title: Ben Mezrich's novel, Seven Wonders.

  • Nicole Kidman to Star in 'The Silent Wife'

    Through Mazur/Kaplan, Mitchell Kaplan of Books & Books will partner with Nicole Kidman and Per Saari's Blossom Films on a film based on the besteller.

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