4th edition of the Word to Screen Market of Jio MAMI
News Desk, News Nation 360 : The Jio MAMI 21st Mumbai Film Festival with Star successfully hosted the fourth edition of its Word to Screen Market, yesterday in Mumbai. A first of its kind platform in India, the Word to Screen Market gives publishers and the literary
community an opportunity to engage directly with content creators to option stories for films, TV and digital. In its 4th edition, the platform witnessed unprecedented growth with over 550 titles ranging across 30 genres, in eight languages being presented. The day-long event was filled with electrifying energy as stalwarts from the literary, film and digital industry engaged in one-on-one sessions, truly celebrating the coming together of the best of both worlds. A total of 28 of the most eminent publishing houses from across the country such as HarperCollins, Penguin Random House, Juggernaut Books, DC Books, among several others were a part of this market. The event saw over 30 authors pitch their stories to over 40 of the biggest buyers such as Netflix, Amazon, Hotstar Times Studios Originals, KA Productions to name a few, from the industry in a bid to have their stories translate onto screens. Vishal Bhardwaj, Filmmaker and MAMI Board Member added that the Word to Screen Market is a platform that gives content creators, the opportunity to seek new, refreshing ideas and work with some spectacular narratives from the literary world. He is happy to have had the chance to interface with new voices from the industry, exchange ideas and look forward to collaborate and create impactful cinematic experiences in the future. The day-long event was filled with electrifying energy as stalwarts from the literary, film and digital industry engaged in one-on-one sessions, truly celebrating the coming together of the best of both worlds.
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Report : Anustup Kundu