by Queensland Writers Centre and Screen Queensland
C T Mitchell
Chris Adams and Helen Goltz
“The publishing and screen industries are changing rapidly. This collaboration with Screen Queensland helps address the vital subject of sustainability and presents new exciting opportunities for writers, helping them advance their careers.”
Queensland Writers Centre and Screen Queensland launched the ‘Adaptable’ initiative in part as response to data that shows that in Australia only 10 – 15 per cent of Australian films are adaptations (compared to 60 – 70 per cent in the U.S.). Research commissioned by the Publishers Association and produced by Frontier Economics has shown that films adapted from existing IP such as books perform consistently higher due to audience recognition.
“Screen Queensland is so excited to be part of this initiative and be working alongside QWC,” said Screen Queensland CEO Tracey Vieira.
The research showed that film adaptions of books gross 53 per cent more worldwide than films from original screenplays.
“So, go do it! Go write your next book, even if it’s your first. The possibilities are endless.” – Lori-Jay Ellis