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Asian Film Market 2017 Reveals 18 Official Selections of Book To Film and E-IP Pitching!|

The Asian Film Market 2017 finalized 18 official selections for the ‘Entertainment Intellectual Property Markets’ (E-IP Market) major events: 9 projects for ‘Book To Film’ and 9 projects for 'E-IP Pitching'. The E-IP Market is for contracting intellectual property rights suitable for all kinds of original IP rights. Rights dealt with in the E-IP Market include the E-IP rights of traditional contents (films, books, and performances) as well as the E-IP rights of original works published on digital media platforms (web comics, web dramas, web novels, and stories). 

Project pitching for 18 selections will be held on Saturday, October 14 and a business meeting will be held Saturday, October 14 to Tuesday, October 17, 2017.

 

 

  • Book To Film: Increase in projects with novel setting and engrossing storyline - with continued strength in the thriller and mystery genre!

 

The 6th Book To Film event is a meeting place for publishers, directors, and producers who want to negotiate contracts for original property right of contents for film production. As the number of the Book To Film projects that were introduced over the past 5 years are now in the process of, or have made successful business deals, there has been increased attention to the Book To Film pitching event from both the publishing and film industries. 

Like in previous years, thriller and mystery genre projects remain remarkable. The Untouchables (Gozknock ENT) by Lee Jung Yuen, which has an interesting theme about a war against crime in the Joseon Dynasty and Time Exiles (INDIEPAPER) by Lim Juyoung, a story with a distinct setting of time immigration, were well received from the selection committee. Sad Tropic (CABINET (All That Story)) by Haewon gained attention with its fresh story, depicting a North Korean special agent engaged in a drug cartel war in Colombia. And Conditions of Murder (Dasan Books Co., Ltd.) by Cho Wan-sun is praised as a masterpiece by intertwining a series of murder incidents with the political situations of Korea. Cho Ye-eun’s SHIFT (KYOBO BOOK CENTRE) displays a unique theme about the ability to transfer pain with a tense storyline. The Drama and Romance genres contain Fairyland (Human & Books) by Lim Jung yeon portrays a standard married life with a sense of contemporary time and The Book of Consolation(EunHaeng Namu Publishing Co.) by Park Young traces a woman and a man who start to change after coming across at a mummy exhibition. Seo Seong ran’s Sseu-eong(SANZINI) elaborates on the psychology of an immigrant woman who is victimized in both aspects of labor and sex. Ganghwado, the first novel by Professor Song Ho-keun, draws attention by centering on the Japan - Korea Treaty of 1876 with historic facts and evidence.

 

 

Book To Film 2017 Selections

                                                                                                       (Book Title in Alphabetical Order)

 No.

Book Title

Publisher

Author

Genre

 1

The Book of Consolation

EunHaeng Namu Publishing Co.

PARK Young

Romance

 2

Conditions of Murder

Dasan Books Co., Ltd.

CHO Wan-sun

Mystery Thriller

 3

Fairyland 

Human & Books

LIM Jung yeon

Romance

 4

Ganghwado

 Nanam Publishing House

SONG Ho-keun

Historical Fiction

 5

 Sad Tropic

 CABINET (All That Story)

Haewon

Action Thriller

 6

SHIFT

KYOBO BOOK CENTRE

CHO Ye-eun

Mystery Thriller

 7

Sseu-eong

SANZINI

SEO Seong ran

Drama, Suspense, Society

 8

Time Exiles 

INDIEPAPER

LIM Juyoung

Thriller, SF

 9

The Untouchables

Gozknock ENT

LEE Jung Yuen

Historical Thriller

 

 

Book To Film 2017 Pitching

 

- Date & Time: October 14 (Sat), 10:30 - 12:00 
- Location: Event Room, BEXCO Exhibition Center 2, 1st Floor 
- Interpretation will be provided in English. 

 

 

  • E-IP Pitching: Great advance in web comics and web novels with high possibilities of story development

     

    E-IP Pitching is a place to introduce original content from web dramas, web novels, web comics and other stories adaptable across multiple media platforms to film, media and entertainment industry professionals. Due to the original setting and compelling storyline of the works previously selected, numerous contracts have been successfully negotiated and finalized. After intense and fierce competition, 9 projects were selected at this year’s E-IP Pitching. 

    The 3rd E-IP pitching this year was marked with a strong presence of web comics and web novels with brilliant themes and unpredictable plots, using flexible features from web platform. The 9 final selections are especially outstanding with their high potential for development into film, TV drama, mobile game and other multi-platforms. Madam Mystery (Wisdomhouse Mediagroup Inc.) by Lee Soo-A, was selected with unanimous consent from juries, and My Love Woongja (YJ Comics) by Yoon Mikyung, the writer of tvN drama Bride of The Water God, have raised expectation among juries by reinterpreting myths and legends into detective and romance genres. The Floating Man (PANORAMA Ent, Inc.) by Lee Bongsoo also stood out with its novel background and excellent storytelling method in each episode that illustrate a submerged world that emerges when the man wakes up. Daughter of the Emperor (D&C MEDIA) by RINO, currently published in China, Japan, North America and East Asia, has also been acclaimed for its possibilities to develop into game.

     

    E-IP Pitching 2017 Selections

                                                                                                             (IP Title in Alphabetical Order)

     No.

    IP Title

    Production

    Author

    IP Category

     1

    Daughter of the Emperor

    D&C MEDIA

    RINO

    Webtoon

     2

    Eunsoo

    Lezhin Entertainment Inc.

    Studio Sibo

    Webtoon

     3

    Evil Again 

    BOOKCUBE NETWORKS

    SON
    Young wan

    Webtoon

     4

    The Floating Man

     PANORAMA Ent, Inc.

    LEE Bongsoo

    Webtoon

     5

    Into Time

    Ringers Communications Co., Ltd

    PARK Yunhu

    Web novel

     6

    Item

    Toyou's Dream

    Minhyung /
    KIM Jun-seok

    Webtoon

     7

    Madam Mystery

    Wisdomhouse Mediagroup Inc.

    LEE Soo-A

    Web novel

     8

    My Love Woongja 

    YJ Comics

    YOON Mikyung

    Webtoon

     9

    The Story of Yeonhwa

    Dasan Books Co., Ltd.

    JEONG Jae han

    Web novel

    ※ Webtoon: a term used to describe Korean web comics.

     

    E-IP Pitching 2017

     

    - Date & Time: October 14 (Sat), 13:30 - 15:00 
    - Location: Event Room, BEXCO Exhibition Center 2, 1st Floor 
    - Interpretation will be provided in English.