€30.000 Development Grant by MFG Filmfunding for the adaptation of JACOB DECIDES TO LOVE 

Winner of the Swiss Book Prize and Eichendorff Prize in 2011, this epic drama about migration, sold over 50.000 copies in Germany alone. Translated into 7 languages, in 2011 and 2012 it was for months on Switzerland’s Best-Seller List.

The author and director Yilmaz Arslan (winner of the Silver Rose and Silver Leopard) and Berlin BuchScout Agent Suzanne Pradel will collaborate together on the cinematic adaptation of Catalin Dorian Florescu’s wonderful novel JACOB DECIDES TO LOVE.

Oct 22nd, 2015: Join the „Adaptation“ seminar by Suzanne Pradel (BuchScout Agency) at SAE Alumni Convention 2015

„The book was different“, is one of the things you often hear when leaving the cinema. But Novels and Film are very different mediums. If so, why undertake a film adaptation instead of producing an original screenplay?

What are the benefits of an adaptation, and what are the pitfalls to be avoided? What are the steps in the process, from choosing the right Novel, the acquisition of rights and negotiation of contracts, to the completion of the film?

Suzanne Pradel is the founder of BuchScout Agency which is your expert for novel to film adaptations. As international script consultancy we work in the development of ambitious/ sophisticated feature films for the national and international markets.

SAE Institute, the world’s largest creative media school with a presence in over 50 countries is bringing back its iconic alumni convention to Berlin, Germany.