Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) The Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival is all set to host the fourth edition of the Word to Screen Market. This event brings together publishers and the literary community along with content creators to option stories for films, TV and digital platforms. This year, the authors and content creators will be provided with more face time with each other.
A total of 21 publishers will be participating in this edition of the Word to Screen Market including Harper Collins, Penguin Random House, Juggernaut Books, DC Books, Westland Publications and Rajkamal Prakashan among others.
There will also be 40 Buyers and 24 authors including Manreet Sodhi Someshwar, Sundari Venkatraman, Satya Vyas, Nikhil Sachan, Nilotpal Mrinal, Divya Prakash Dubey and Shashank Bharatiya. Also, in attendance will be bilingual bestsellers Pankaj Dubey and Anukriti Upadhyay, Salil Desai, Sanchit Gupta, Batul Mukhtiar and several other new voices from the literary world.
Commenting on the same, Smriti Kiran, Artistic Director, MAMI stated: “When we launched the market, we were certain that these two industries need to come together. The goal post for us has shifted now. The fifth edition of the market will not be restricted to a day but will be year-round. We are planning workshops and knowledge sessions making our engagement deeper to propel the staggering response we have got from both worlds.”
Over 40 content creation companies will be present at the event including production houses like Jio Studio, Netflix, Aamir Khan Productions (AKP), Disney India, Amazon Prime Video, Roy Kapur Films, Pritish Nandy Communications, Dharma Productions, Equinox Films, Junglee Pictures, Yash Raj Films (YRF) and Sony Pictures Entertainment.
The event is scheduled to take place on September 23 in Mumbai.