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Shoot The Book in Los Angeles

A new session of Shoot the Book! an original encounter between the French publishing world and international cinema, has been held in Los Angeles within the scope of the American Film Market, on November 3 and 4.
This novel event, between the French publishing world and international cinema, has thus enjoyed its second edition in Los Angeles, organized by the Civil Society of French Language Publishers (la Société Civile des Editeurs de Langue française) and the Cultural Affairs and Creative Industries Bureau (Bureau des affaires culturelles et des industries créatives) of the French Consulate in Los Angeles.
 
While the comic adaptation, Valérian, by Luc Besson, is anxiously awaited by the world of cinema, Shoot the Book! LA, will be inviting five French publishing houses (Dargaud, Albin Michel, Belfond/Place des éditeurs, Denoël and Plon) to present a selection of works for possible small or silver screen adaptation.
 
The session will be moderated by Steven Gaydos, Vice President and Executive Director of Variety, and include encounters between the movie industry and French editors. The works presented have been selected by a panel of judges made up of American movie professionals.
 
Ranging from comics to science fiction, detective to romance novels, this selection will give an overall view of the vitality of French publishing, and introduce the best to be found in French-language contemporary literature to American movie professionals. Shoot the Book! LA aims to strengthen and enrich commercial and cultural partnerships between France and the US, thus helping to develop cinematographic projects between both countries.
 
Shoot the Book!, in operation at the Cannes Film Festival since 2014, on the initiative of the Société Civile des Editeurs de Langue française (SCELF), in partnership with the Bureau International de l’Édition Française,  Institut français, Greater Paris Film Commission (la Commission du film d’Île-de-France), is supported by the  Centre Français d’exploitation du droit de Copie (CFC). The Institut français fosters, along with the Cultural Network and SCELF, its international development at the American Film Market and Toronto international Film Festival.
 

5 selected works

Among a list of 24 titles, the panel of judges has selected five titles that perfectly illustrate the broad diversity demonstrated in contemporary French literary production.
  • La Rigole du diable by Sylvie Granotier (Albin Michel)
  • Le Journal de Mary by Alexandre Echkenazi (Belfond/Place des Éditeurs)
  • Jazz Maynard by Raule et Roger (Dargaud)
  • Le Syndrome du scaphandrier by Serge Brussolo (Denoël)
  • Le Grand Silence by Loup Durand (Plon)