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Frankfurt BookFair Enhances its Books to Film Section

Frankfurt BookFair Enhances its Books to Film Section

“Content for Films” – Launch of new program at the Frankfurt Book Fair’s cross-media conference Frankfurt StoryDrive

Today, the number of films and TV series adapted from books produced internationally is over 25 per cent, and this trend is on the rise. No other event provides more content for films than the Frankfurt Book Fair.

The Frankfurt Book Fair, the world’s largest trade event for books and content, to be held October 12 – 16, 2011 and featuring over 7,500 exhibitors each year, will organize a new two-day program at this year’s fair geared especially toward film professionals on October 12 and 13. “Content for Films” will be integrated into the Frankfurt SPARKS conference StoryDrive, which was successfully introduced in October 2010. At Frankfurt StoryDrive, creative professionals from all corners of the media and entertainment industries bring together promising content with new storytelling formats. This tailor-made program will address film producers and film scouts from all over the world. It offers a unique range of sessions on finance, rights and licensing, management and storytelling for film and cross-media productions. Furthermore, it introduces film professionals to the latest books on offer through exclusive matchmaking sessions with international publishing representatives. Attendees can also meet with professionals from other creative industries, including games and music.

We consider the rights trade at the Frankfurt Book Fair to be at the heart of future media and technology development. There is a massive demand for content all over the electronic entertainment industry. The film segment in particular is always in need of good stories”, said Katja Böhne, head of Frankfurt SPARKS. “With our StoryDrive conference and the ‘Content for Films’ programme, we will not only offer the world’s most important rights trade platform for books and content, but also an intelligently designed conference for all film professionals who want to meet the challenges of the media business going forward.

Interested film professionals can contact:
Creative Industries
Ausstellungs- und Messe GmbH
Reineckstrasse 3 | 60313 Frankfurt am Main | Germany

t +49 (0) 69 2102-145
f +49 (0) 69 2102-227
e friedrich AT

About Frankfurt SPARKS

With the launch of Frankfurt SPARKS in 2010, the Frankfurt Book Fair began to build bridges across media industries. The aim of this digital initiative is to unite the worlds of publishing, technology industries, media and the Internet in order to develop collective viable business models.

About the Frankfurt Book Fair

The Frankfurt Book Fair is the biggest book and media fair in the world – with around 7,500 exhibitors from over 110 countries. It also organises the participation of German publishers at around 20 international book fairs. It maintains the most visited website worldwide for the publishing industry at and its directory of decision-makers in the book and media industries features around 31,000 contacts. The Frankfurt Book Fair is a subsidiary of the German Publishers & Booksellers Association.


Place of business: Frankfurt am Main
President: Juergen Boos
GmbH shareholder: Börsenverein des Deutschen
Buchhandels Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH
Register of Companies No. AG Ffm HRB 6882


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