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‘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...

Donovan appointed scout for FremantleMedia

25 June 2018

Australian editor and consultant Philippa Donovan has been appointed literary scout for production and entertainment company FremantleMedia Australia. Donovan will be covering book-to-film as well as TV adaptations for world English-language territories, with...

‘300 Minutes of Danger’ adapted for VR project

28 May 2018

A virtual reality (VR) project based on Jack Heath’s book of short stories 300 Minutes of Danger (Scholastic) is one of four online projects to receive production funding from Screen...