Wednesday 22 February 2017

At the OMDC "From Page to Screen" Event, 2017

Today my publisher, Robert, the owner of Bookland Press, invited me to attend the Ontario Media Development Corporation From Page to Screen event at the Toronto Reference Library.

Robert was promoting my book, Defending the Inland Shores, along with many others from his catalogue in hopes that one may be picked up as a film, TV series, or in my case, a documentary.

This event has been created to promote the adaptation of Canadian fiction, non-fiction and children’s literature published by Ontario publishers to the big and small screens. It provides a forum for Ontario film and television producers to meet with publishers in scheduled, one-on-one meetings.

In the past nine years, this event has brought over 60 works to the screen. Hopefully more will join that list this year.

Here is the poster from the event. Robert was quite happy to see that one of the books he published, Literia, was top and centre of it.

Here is the Bookland Press table. There's my book on display!

It was busy. We met with 16 different production companies ranging from film, TV and even gaming.

After lunch, there was an interesting panel discussion with the writers and producers of Kim's Convenience.

The Reference Library has a copy of my book so I took some time at lunch to go find it.

It was a long day and afterwards there was a reception with wine, beer and snacks

A long shot of the crowd.

Robert has a lot of follow-up emails to send today to most of the people we saw.  For me, there was one company that seemed interested in my book. All in all, it was a very interesting, enjoyable day.

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