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Adaptations win at AACTA Awards 2018

7 December 2018

The 2018 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards have been announced, with many of the awards going to book-to-screen adaptations. The award for best adapted screenplay went...

UK films based on books create 44% more revenue

10 July 2018

A new research report commissioned by the UK Publisher’s Association (PA) has found that UK-produced films based on books generate 44% more revenue in the British box office (and 53%...

Xoum memoir optioned for film 

12 November 2014

The film rights for Lenuta Hellen Nadolu’s memoir Give Me Courage (Xoum) have been optioned for film by producer Stuart Quin in association with production company Ealing Studios. Publisher Xoum told...

Shaun Tan exhibition to travel to regional areas 

24 September 2014

An exhibition based on Shaun Tan’s book The Lost Thing (Hachette) will tour nine regional centres from 2015 to 2017, after the Australia Council for the Arts awarded the Australian...

‘Tiddas’ optioned for television

19 September 2014

Anita Heiss’ most recent novel Tiddas (Simon & Schuster) has been optioned for television. Pursekey Productions has optioned the book ‘with a view to making it into a six-parter’, according...

Madman acquires film rights to ‘Quota’

27 August 2014

Film rights to Quota by Jock Serong (Text) have been optioned by Madman. ‘We are delighted that Madman has optioned Jock Serong’s acclaimed debut Quota, and look forward to working closely...

Eight of the 20 top-grossing films adapted from UK books

25 July 2014

A British Film Institute (BFI) report has found that eight of the world’s 20 highest-grossing film releases from 2001 to 2013 were adaptations of novels by UK authors, reports the Bookseller. The adaptations were four films based on J...

Book adaptations nominated for AWGIE Awards 

23 July 2014

The Australian Writers’ Guild (AWG) has announced the nominees for the 47th Annual AWGIE Awards for screen, television, stage and radio writing. Among the nominees are a number of works adapted from...

Andy Griffiths TV cartoon to premiere tomorrow

20 September 2013

A TV cartoon based on Andy Griffiths’ The Day My Bum Went Psycho (Pan) will premiere in Australia tomorrow. The 80-episode series called The Day My Butt Went Psycho will...