Call for publishers 2023
The Venice Production Bridge is launching the Call for Publishers for the eighth edition of the Book Adaptation Rights Market, which will take place from September 1st to 3rd, 2023, during the 80th Venice International Film Festival (August 30th – September 9th, 2023).
The Book Adaptation Rights Market will offer up to 34 international publishing houses and literary agencies, including 4 invited as part of the VPB FOCUS 2023, a dedicated area to meet the producers registered to the Venice International Film Festival through one-to-one meetings.
Compared to other events dedicated to publishing within the context of Film Festivals, the Book Adaptation Rights Market will enable the invited publishers to propose their entire catalogue for film adaptations, rather than focusing on a single book or volume.
Following the FOCUS on Comics organized in 2022, within the BARM 2023 we will dedicate a special Focus to Children’s and Young Adults Literature.
The producers purchasing their Industry Gold Accreditation through the Venice International Film Festival will be entitled to request 30-minute one-to-one meetings with the selected publishers and literary agents via our website in the BARM dedicated area (veniceproductionbridge.org).
The meetings will allow to the publishers to foster lasting relationships and of course to make deals on the adaptation of novels, drama, children’s literature, short stories, comics, graphic novels, essays, and biographies.
With this event the Venice Production Bridge renews its vocation to encourage the development and production of international and European projects across a range of audiovisual forms.
A tailor-made initiative of this kind requests a real confidentiality for the producers and the partners already in place. A first Project line-up will be sent to selected potential producers in order to allow them to register to this rights market.
The Book Adaptation Rights Market brochure, detailing each publishing house and literary agency selected and their new titles, will be sent to producers in July 2023 to support them to decide which titles match better their production house before requesting the 30-minute one-to-one meetings. The VPB Office will set up these meetings in accordance with the availability of the participants and meetings slots. Each publisher and literary agent will receive a personalised meeting schedule a few days before the event.