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Penguin Random House partners with Universal Pictures for book-to-film adaptations

In the US, Penguin Random House (PRH) has partnered with Universal Pictures with the aim of adapting more books to film, reports Publishers Weekly. Random House Studios head Peter Gethers will serve as a producer on the projects developed and filmed under the two-year first-look agreement with Universal Pictures. PRH said it would target backlist and frontlist titles and will also consider ‘original ideas’. Universal Pictures is currently adapting several PRH books, including Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand (published by Random House in US and HarperCollins in Australia) and E L James’ Fifty Shades of Grey. In 2012 Random House Studies entered a similar partnership with production/distribution company FremantleMedia for TV projects.



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