Would you be surprised to know that some of your favourite films and web series in the recent past have been developed from books, short stories, or manuscripts?
Here are just a few examples: Sacred Games, Pataal Lok, Stories by Rabindranath Tagore, Khakee: The Bihar Chapter, Grahan, The Night Manager, Monica Oh My Darling, The White Tiger, Mismatched, The Great Indian Murder, Dil Bekaraar, Gangubai Kathiawadi, Pataakha, Haider, 2 States, Kai Po Che, Namesake, Slumdog Millionaire.
The purpose of Book to Box Office is to create a marketplace at Film Bazaar for the exchange of ideas between authors and producers, a hub where the written word can eventually be adapted for the big screen.
This year, Book To Box Office has partnered with The Story Ink for a four-day pop-up at the Film Bazaar, which will include curated meet-and-greets, networking events, and “beachside chats” by experts in the field. The main objective is to provide creative authors a platform to submit their work and introduce these stories to the gatekeepers of the entertainment industry – our producers and heads of platforms. The Story Ink, formed in 2018, is now India’s Largest Book to Screen Adaptation Company, having set up 200+ books across 50+ Production Houses. The Story Ink represents 250+ Authors and exclusively controls the screen rights of more than 500 books. Book to Box Office not only aims for the best union of authors with producers, but also encourages genuine deals, selling ‘rights’ ethically.
To help us pick the best titles to unveil at Film Bazaar this year, we have curated an eclectic group of esteemed writers, directors, producers, and OTT platform heads to serve on our prestigious jury.