Hollywood takes up foreign book properties


A new niche event, The Remakes Market, brought together a select group of foreign film, television and book properties right holders and Hollywood based production and development executives looking for adaptation rights.

84 film, television and book properties presented by 31 foreign film and television production companies, and book publishers were showcased for three days at the Andaz Hotel in West Hollywood, Los Angeles. Among the classic films was Claude Chabrol’s suspense filled films, and more recent ones, many released in the United States in their original versions. One of these films, The Chorus, was recently nominated for The Academy Award’s Best Foreign Language film.

Some powerful scripted series were also on offer, such as France’s most popular crime and police franchises, as well as ingenious, low-cost, innovative unscripted formats and web series ideas.  Prize-winning novels and popular biographies complement the line up for remakes ideas.

Close to 350 pre-arranged and spontaneous meetings took place with representatives from 87 television and film production companies including Fox Television Studios, The Weinstein Company, Phoenix Pictures, Quadrant Films, Plan B, Imagine Entertainment, Anonymous Content, Captivate Entertainment, Gunn Films, Tom Welling Productions, 1821 Entertainment and many other major key development and production players.

The next edition of The Remakes Market is set to take place from Monday 14 to Wednesday 16 November, 2011 in Los Angeles, at the same hotel.

The Remakes Market is organized by Basic Lead, the organizers of the DISCOP television content regional markets andThe Media Faculty, a Paris-based training consultancy.


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