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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Book to Big Screen Panel

I helped put together this really cool panel -- if you are in the NYC area on May 5th-- I hope you can make it!

The Young Entertainment Division invites you to a panel discussion

From Book to Big Screen
From True Blood to the Harry Potter movies to Game of Thrones and more, so many popular television shows and movies were books first. Popular books are frequently being adapted into television series and feature films. Join us and meet the sources who have the inside scoop on the ins and outs of this process!


Peter Gethers, President of Random House Studio which turns Penguin Random House Inc. books into unscripted and scripted TV series and feature films and Senior V.P./Editor-at-Large for Penguin Random House.

Esther Newberg, co-head of the Literary Department and a Partner at International Creative Management (ICM), one of the nation’s top talent agencies.
Jeffrey Sharp, President/CEO of Story Mining & Supply Co. and producer of Academy Award winning and Golden Globe nominated adaptions including Boys Don't Cry, You Can Count on MeNicholas Nickleby and Proof.

Jonathan Tropper, internationally best-selling author of six books including This is Where I Leave You, which he adapted as a feature film for Warner Bros., starring Tina Fey and Jason Bateman, premiering in September 2014.

Michael Weber, screenwriter of (500) Days of SummerThe Spectacular Now, and The Fault in Our Stars, which stars Shailene Woodley and premieres in June 2014.

Matthew Hiltzik of Hiltzik Strategies
Monday, May 5, 2014
Location will be provided upon registration.
6:30 p.m. -- Private reception for Spotlight Circle* members
7:15 p.m. -- General registration 
7:30 p.m. -- Panel to begin promptly
Reception to follow
Cost: $50 per person
The cost represents a charitable contribution
Space is Limited
Refreshments will be served. Dietary laws observed


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