Industry Programme: Booksmart: From Page to Screen
Thursday, 20 January 2022
As two art forms with storytelling at their heart, books and film have long walked hand in hand. But in recent years, the allure and grip of books and IP over the film industry seems to have especially concentrated and boiled over. This panel examines and sheds further light on the immense pull and power of books within the industry, especially now at a time when some manuscripts are being optioned for rights before they're published, or even written.
Host: Zoe Thompson (Editor, Sweet Thang Zine)
Simon Pepper (Literary Scout, CTL)
Yasmin McDonald (Head of Book to Screen, United Agents)