Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Books at Berlinale - Turn your book into a film - deadline 19 November 2015

Books at Berlinale: Call for Book Submissions – Deadline 19 November 2015

Looking to get your book made into a film? Then this might be for you.

10 books will be selected during the ‘Books at Berlinale’ networking event in February.  These pre-selected novels will be pitched to an audience of around 120 internationally established producers.  The presentation is followed by a networking event where contacts with producers can be established.

The 10 selected books will also be published in the ‘Books at Berlinale’ catalogue which will be handed out to attending producers.

You should be the film rights holder of the novel. Your book proposal should be a best-selling or brand new yet to be published novel with great potential for screen adaptation.  An English translation should exist to be handed out to interested producers.

Most producers work in the independent arthouse sector.  Your book should be suitable for this sector.

For more info email:

Article by Fred Felton

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Monday, October 26, 2015

Record Opening Days of Pre-Ticket Sales at Ster-Kinekor for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Ster-Kinekor Experiences Record Opening Days of Pre-Ticket Sales for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Bookings opened on Monday, 19 October and a record number of 2299 tickets were snapped up on the first day.  This is the highest number of tickets sold on the first day of bookings’ opening in Ster-Kinekor’s recorded history.  Of this total 1387 were booked for the IMAX 3D.  The previous record for the first day of booking was held by Fifty Shades of Grey earlier this year.
From Monday to Thursday last week the figure increased to 8678 pre-tickets sold.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens nationwide on 16 December in South Africa.

Article by Fred Felton

Twitter @fredfelton