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  • 'American Dream Machine' Gets Showtime Series

    Matthew Spektor's American Dream Machine (Tin House) is being adapted for a Showtime series by Dexter star Michael C. Hall. Spektor will write the script; Dexter showrunner Scott Buck will supervise. The project is set in Hollywood in the 1970s and centers on the titular talent agency.

  • 'Tiger Eyes': A Family Film

    Judy Blume's son, Lawrence, has directed a feature film version of her novel Tiger Eyes, to be released June 7.

  • Movie Alert: 'Epic'

    Loosely based on William Joyce's 1996 picture book The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs, the 3D animated film premieres May 24.

  • Movie Alert: 'Oz the Great and Powerful'

    Oz the Great and Powerful, a new adaptation based on L. Frank Baum's universe, premieres on March 8 and stars James Franco as Oscar Diggs, a Kansas magician with questionable morals who is whisked away to Oz when his hot air balloon is sucked into a cyclone.

  • Delirium Trilogy Heads to the Small Screen

    The Fox Network has ordered a pilot based on Lauren Oliver's popular Delirium trilogy, just ahead of the release of book three, Requiem (Harper, March).

  • TCG Doing 'Lincoln' Screenplay in Print

    Publishing a book that was a hallmark what Newmarket Press used to do, Theatre Communications Groups is releasing a standalone edition of Tony Kushner's screenplay for Lincoln.

  • Movie Alert: 'Beautiful Creatures'

    A love story set in an enigmatic Southern town, warring magical sects, and a powerful legacy that will determine a teen's destiny: could Beautiful Creatures hold the recipe for the next YA series-turned-movie blockbuster?

  • Promotional Power

    Fourteen of the 50 movies with the all-time largest U.S. box office totals are based on high-profile books from four series.

  • Movie Alert: 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'

    On December 14, everyone's favorite Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, will embark on his first live action cinematic adventure in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, and buzz has been building in the Tolkien-sphere for some time.

  • Movie Alert: 'Rise of the Guardians'

    An elated William Joyce spoke with PW about the upcoming film, Rise of the Guardians, a DreamWorks Animation 3D production based on his Guardians of Childhood series of picture and chapter books.

  • Movie Alert: 'Breaking Dawn Part 2'

    As the box office opens on November 16, the sun sets on the Twilight series – or does it? Though the highly anticipated Breaking Dawn Part 2 will likely deliver the closure that viewers are hoping for, rumors have been circulating through the Twilight-sphere: more movies or a television series might be in the works.

  • ICM Partners Turns Books into Film and TV

    Bestselling authors Cormac McCarthy, Walter Isaacson, the late Nora Ephron, and Jennifer Egan are among the many authors represented by ICM Partners, whose book sales are boosted by the adaptation of their work to film and television, all under the watchful eyes of agents Ron Bernstein, Josie Freedman, and Todd Hoffman, who helm ICM’s Media Rights group in Los Angeles.ICM was formed in 1975, and this year the agency underwent a management buyout and formed a partnership structured to bring control of the firm to its agents and executives. Renamed ICM Partners, it is one of the most significant talent and literary agencies in the world. ICM Partners had 99 books on the New York Times bestseller list last year.

  • Random House Launches TV Division

    After several years of working in the film business, with its Random House Films unit, Random House is getting into television. The publisher is partnering with TV production/distribution company FremantleMedia to develop scripted programs based on its books.

  • Filmmakers Launch Kickstarter Campaign for 'Fat Kid' Film

    The filmmakers behind the movie version of K.L. Going’s Printz Honor book Fat Kid Rules the World – in which punk rock changes the title character's life – have launched a Kickstarter campaign of their own.

  • Tracking Amazon: 'Wool' Jumps Following Film Deal

    PW reported yesterday that self-published author Hugh Howey sold film rights to his sci-fi series Wool to 20th Century Fox. Immediately following the news, the omnibus (all the series' books in one), a perennial top 100 seller for Kindle, jumped from #85 to #23.

  • Hugh Howey's 'Wool' Nabbed By 20th Century Fox

    Self-publishing success Hugh Howey has sold film rights to his science fiction series Wool to 20th Century Fox.

  • Melville House Has a Fan in Lena Dunham

    Those who know the small Brooklyn-based publisher Melville House got a chuckle when a potential take on its publisher, Dennis Johnson, made its way into the April 15 premiere of writer/actress Lena Dunham's talked-about new HBO series, Girls.

  • Farrar, Straus, Giroux Novel Headed to Netflix

    Speaking to the growing number of areas authors are placing their work in Hollywood, author Brian McGreevy’s forthcoming novel, Hemlock Grove (FSG), is being adapted into an original series for Netflix.

  • 'Hunger Games' Producer Nina Jacobson on the Journey from Page to Screen

    When the film adaptation of Suzanne Collins's The Hunger Games opens on March 23, it will provoke both relief and anxiety for producer Nina Jacobson, who was hand-picked by the author in 2009 to bring the wildly successful YA novel to the big screen, and who has worked hard to create a faithful version of the book for audiences nationwide.

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