Each year Australian publishers, literary agents, and film and TV agents meet and mingle at the Melbourne International Film Festival’s Books at MIFF event. As well as attending one-on-one meetings, publishers are given the opportunity to pitch their most ‘screenworthy’ stories at a book-to-screen panel. This year’s titles (chosen by organisers) were: Ruby Moonlight (Ali Cobby Eckermann, Magabala), Dear Pakistan (Rosanne Hawke, Rhiza Edge), The Sunday Girl (Pip Drysdale, Simon & Schuster), Rapture (Jeremy Stanford, Tale Publishing), The Elephant (Peter Carnavas, University of Queensland Press) and Surrogate (Tracy Crisp, Wakefield Press).
The past month has also seen the announcement of a number of film and TV adaptation deals, most notably, the screen rights for Big Little Lies author Liane Moriarty’s forthcoming Nine Perfect Strangers, but also for two popular crime-fiction and romantic-comedy debuts (see Rights sales and acquisitions).
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