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Screen Australia funds new book-to-film adaptations 

17 October 2013

Screen Australia has allocated $643,125 in funding to support the development of 18 new feature films, including film adaptations of books by Peter Carey, Melanie Joosten, Susan Duncan and Megan Abbott. Part...

Susanne Gervay’s ‘I Am Jack’ to be adapted to film 

23 May 2013

Screen Australia has announced script development funding for a film adaptation of Susanne Gervay’s book I Am Jack (HarperCollins). Gervay will write the film script for I Am Jack, with director Nadia Tass, producer Stephan Wellink...

Sony Pictures acquires ‘The Rosie Project’

26 April 2013

Sony Pictures has optioned the screen rights to Graeme Simsion’s The Rosie Project (Text Publishing). Simsion will write the script for the film, which will be produced by Sony-based Matt...

Screen Australia funds book-to-film adaptations 

29 August 2012

Screen Australia has announced 'development support' funding for several book-to-film adaptations, which are among 23 projects that will receive a total of $700,000. Among the funding recipients is a film adaptation of Tim...

Book adaptations receive investment from Screen Australia 

31 July 2012

Screen Australia has approved investment for the second season of ABC television series Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, the adaptation of Kerry Greenwood's Phryne Fisher books (A&U). The funding was part of a $20 million...

Your store: Book-to-film clubs 

29 June 2012

An abundance of book-to-film adaptations have been released this year, with still more to come. It’s good news for the Sun Bookshop and Riverbend Books, which run their own film...

‘Addition’ film rights sold 

31 August 2010

Text Publishing has announced that film rights to Toni Jordan's Addition have been acquired by Buon Giorno Productions and Bruna Papandrea. The film is set to be co-produced by Cristina...

In brief 

11 August 2009

HarperCollins announces new sci-fi short story competitionHarperCollins has announced a new science-fiction short story competition that will use its social network for unpublished authors, Entrants will compete for the...