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‘Flames’ to be adapted for screen

22 October 2020

Flames, the debut novel by Robbie Arnott (Text), will be developed into a six-part television series with Tasmanian government funding of $20,000. The project, which will be produced by Jungle...

Matt Okine’s debut novel to be adapted for film

25 November 2019

Sydney-based production company Aquarius Films has acquired film rights to comedian Matt Okine’s debut novel Being Black 'N Chicken, & Chips (Hachette), reports the Sydney Morning Herald. Principal producer Angie...

‘Dark Emu’ to be adapted for TV documentary series

18 October 2019

Bruce Pascoe’s book Dark Emu (Magabala) will be adapted as a television documentary series by Blackfella Films, a Sydney-based documentary production company founded by Rachel Perkins. Screen Australia has announced...

‘Boy Swallows Universe’ to be adapted for TV 

23 May 2019

Trent Dalton’s Boy Swallows Universe (Fourth Estate) will be adapted as an international television drama, reports Deadline Hollywood. Screen rights to Dalton’s bestselling debut, negotiated on behalf of HarperCollins Australia,...

Netflix to adapt Dahl classics into animated series

28 November 2018

Netflix has secured the rights to adapt many of Roald Dahl's works for screen, including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG, Matilda and George’s Marvellous Medicine (all Puffin). It also has plans to create a...

Book-to-screen projects receive Screen Australian funding

22 November 2018

Two book-to-film adaptations feature among the projects receiving story development funding from Screen Australia. The projects, and their producers, are: A feature film adaptation of Finding Sanity: John Cade, Lithium and...

‘Alice-Miranda’ animated telemovie in production

10 October 2018

SLR Productions has commenced production on an animated telemovie based on Jacqueline Harvey's Alice-Miranda (Random House Children's) series of children's books, reports Mediaweek. Originally announced as a TV series comprising...

Ford’s ‘Boys Will Be Boys’ optioned for TV

5 September 2018

Clementine Ford's forthcoming Boys Will Be Boys: An Exploration of Power, Patriarchy and the Toxic Bonds of Mateship (Allen & Unwin, October) has been optioned for television by Perth-based production company Metamorflix. Rights were...

Screen rights to ‘The Nowhere Child’ acquired

22 August 2018

Australian production company Carver Films and US-based production company Anonymous Content have acquired screen rights to Christian White’s debut thriller The Nowhere Child (Affirm). Carver Films is known for producing...

‘A Ghost in My Suitcase’ adapted for stage

2 August 2018

Gabrielle Wang’s novel for younger readers, A Ghost in My Suitcase (Puffin), has been adapted to a theatre production and will premiere at the Playhouse Arts Centre Melbourne from October 18-21...