About Word to Screen Market

Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival with Star’s Word to Screen Market is a first of its kind platform in India where publishers and the literary community engage directly with content creators to option stories for films, TV and digital. Launched in 2016, the Word to Screen Market over three years has seen multiple success stories. Apart from forging relationships the books that have been optioned out of the market are Bhujia Barons by Pavitra Kumar, Indira by Sagarika Ghose, the Inspector Saralkar Series by Salil Desai, Strangers to Ourselves by Shashi Deshpande, The Ivory Throne by Manu S.Pillai, The Spectacular Miss by Sonia Bahl, How I Became A Farmer’s Wife by Yashodhara Lal and Cold Truth by Nikhil Pradhan.

As more and more great literary narratives from across India find their way to screens, we bring to you another round of this industry-first initiative, where content creators in India can access the best in books across multiple languages that have the potential to be turned into material for other media.

The highlights of Word to Screen Market 2019 are as follows:

  1. A market catalogue that compiles all the exciting titles across various languages published which will be sent to buyers beforehand. This list will include books published in the current year as well as those in the backlist.

  2. Empowering one-on-one meetings between authors, publishers, producers, filmmakers, so that there is direct interaction between the change makers from both the literary as well as the film world.