Dialogue Berlin is now working with ALLi to source the self-published stories that are most suitable for TV and film.
If you would like to have your story considered by Dialogue for possible submission to producers and filmmakers, you’ll find full details in the Member Zone here.
In the wake of the economic crash and rapid developments in publishing technology, both the film and book industries have been adapting to significant changes in the way they tell stories. A measure of the way things have changed is that self-published authors are now being considered for page-to-screen adaptations, something that publishers and studios had not previously envisaged.
As the climate has stabilised and new methods have been adopted and embraced, I have noticed in the last three years a rise in literary titles being optioned and greenlit, and this is why it seemed like a great time to connect the work of Dialogue_Berlin to the members of ALLi.
A little background about myself, as I will be the main point of contact for our page-to-screen programme. I began my working life as a bookseller and TV runner. I worked at Foyles Bookstore on Charing Cross Road and for many years at The London Review Bookshop in Bloomsbury and, over the years, for what feels like most of London Soho’s production companies.
In 2011, I founded Dialogue_Berlin, a literary consultancy with departments comprising Page to Screen for adaptation, and PR, Events & Communication for international publishers, agencies and storytellers. Being in Berlin allows me to have a unique work portfolio and bring a fresh vision to publishing, away from the established centres of London and New York.
In our page-to-screen department, our mission is to source illuminating, globally resonating stories for our clients, a roster of international production companies, in order to option and acquire the rights on their behalf.
Our clients all have very different and changing tastes, looking for stories that might include spies one month and family drama the next. Our team embraces ten different languages, and read thousands of stories a year with the hope of finding the right material for our clients. I am delighted to have expanded this into looking for self-published work from ALLi.
I will be writing a regular missive to you, informing you of some of the latest trends and insights from this often silent part of the industry and I look forward to receiving work from the ALLi membership to consider for Dialogue’s growing band of clients.
Having recently been to London, New York and LA, as well as the 64th Berlin International Film Festival, I have been buoyed by the appetite for novels and stories to be adapted, and I thinkthe future for us all is looking bright.