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Book To Film
Book To Film
The Asian Film Market 2012 is launching an event this year called Book To Film 2012
where 10 literary works are being considered for film adaptations.
Book To Film provides an opportunity for book publishers and film producers to buy and sell copyright for potential film ventures. Out of 49 entries, 10 books were selected, and the writers can make a project pitch during the Asian Film Market 2012.
The 10 selected projects encompass various literary genres. Wizard Bakery written by Gu Byeong-mo won the Changbi Youth Literature Award. Kang Tae-sik's Goodbye, Zoo won the Hankyoreh Literature Award. Both works are remarkable examples of a writer's creative imagination. love runs, a novel written by Sim Yunkyung that won the Hankyoreh Literature Award and an autobiographical novel While You Were Flying - Secret 'F' Diary by Jung Dami, a former cabin crew member, will be introduced at the event. Both novels could be considered for romantic comedy films.
The novel For Yoriko by Norizuki Rintaro, winner of the Honkaku Mystery Grand Prize in Japan; Ann written by Jeon A-ri, winner of the Segye Youth Literature Award; and Unlock Millenium, a story about a conspiracy written by Cho Wan-sun , are possible candidates for films projects as mystery thrillers.
Other works at the event include Easy Girl by Park Sung kyung, a screenplay writer and The Future Woman : Memento mori by Lee Jung-sub, a film producer and prominent screenplay writer. Lee Jae-ik, a radio producer and screenplay writer, is offering his novel Ghost Story of a Night Bus. All three works are novels by writers who have substantial experience in the film and publication industry.
Selected Projects
Selected Projects
  Title Author Publisher
1 Ann JEON A-Ri EunHaeng NaMu Publishing Co.
2 Easy Girl PARK Sung Kyung Human & Books
3 For Yoriko NORIZUKI Rintaro Foret (Original: Kodansha Ltd.)
4 The Future Woman : Memento mori LEE Jung-Sub PaperBook
5 Ghost Story of a Night Bus LEE Jae-Ik hwangsobooks
6 Goodbye, Zoo KANG Tae-Sik Hankyoreh Publishing Company
7 love runs SIM Yunkyung Munhakdongne Publishing Group
8 Unlock Millenium CHO Wan-Sun Elixir
9 While You Were Flying - Secret 'F' Diary JUNG Dami MotherBooks
10 Wizard Bakery GU Byeong-mo Changbi Publishers, Inc.
Project Pitching
  • Date : Oct. 9 (Tue) 10:30am ~ 12:00pm
  • Place : Event Hall, BEXCO Exhibition Hall 1
Business Meeting
  • Date : Oct. 9 (Tue) 2:00am ~ 6:00pm
    Oct. 10 (Wed) 10:00am ~ 12:00pm
  • Place : Multi-Meeting Zone, BEXCO Exhibition Hall 1
  • Reservation & Inquiries : seminar@asianfilmmarket.org
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