Sweat & Hustle: Damon D’Oliveira on optioning books for the screen

Dec 16, 2020

Our kickoff event of the STAR Producer Program will feature an “in conversation” with Damon D’Oliveira (Conquering Lion Pictures), discussing his experience optioning books such as Lawrence Hill’s Book of Negroes and David Chariandy’s novel, Brother. The discussion will focus on how to option a book for a production project, and how to approach the adaptation project once it has been acquired. Damon will be joined by veteran publisher Barbara Howsen, and the discussion will be moderated by Ontario Creates’ Erin Creasey.

This webinar is open to all, Attendees will be able to ask questions throughout the session and are also encouraged to submit questions in advance when registering.