This year, for the first time, Film Bazaar introduces a programme on Book Adaptation where top publishers from India will pitch a selection of their books to the internationally renowned producers, representatives of OTT platforms, sales agents and distributors from around the world attending the market. The publishing companies participating in this programme will select a list of books that they feel are most appropriate for adaptation for screen. The books presented should either be written in English or have a translation in English if it is in any other language. The books can either be best-selling or newly published novels. The only condition is that the publisher should be the film rights holder of the novel.
The pitching session will be moderated and the respective publishers will be introduced to the market. After the session, the publishers and the producers, sales agents, representatives of OTT platforms and the distributors will get a chance to meet each other at a Matchmaking session on the next day.