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Books to Screen

Sharing ideas and inspiration on book to screen adaptations and uncovering the best in Australian literature for film makers, networks and producers.


Writing characters that can be adapted for the screen

In a previous role I was lucky enough to meet with one of the CEOs of a pretty major animation studio. They were looking for children’s fiction with non-human protagonists who, rather than being children, were childlike. Think Shrek and Bad Guys by Aaron Blabey. As an aspiring writer I also know that the prevailing…

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Why I Wish I liked Annihilation

I watched Annihilation the other night. Horror/thrillers where the cast gets picked off one by one until only the protagonist is left standing is not usually my jam but I really wanted to like this one. I wanted to like it because the core cast was entirely female in a genre and narrative structure that…

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Beauty and the Beast – Film Review

Yesterday I saw Disney’s latest adaptation of their original adaptation of a story as old as time, Beauty and the Beast. Along with The Little Mermaid this was my favourite Disney film. It was a film (and a princess) for my generation. Belle was a unique individual with a mind of her own. She was stubborn and rebellious…

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – Ransom Riggs

“One day my mother sat me down and explained that I couldn’t become an explorer because everything in the world had already been discovered.” Date Completed: April 29 2016 Page Length: 352 Goodreads *Spoilers may lie ahead* As Tim Burton’s next blockbuster slated for release in September this year it’s hard to read Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar…

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