(Almost) Straight to Screen

Literary agency Curtis Brown is setting up its own film development division, in order to promote screen projects for its writers.

Variety reports that Curtis Brown, one of Europe’s oldest and largest agencies, has set up Cuba Pictures in order to help its clients “maintain more control” over the early stages of screen development. The division will, for example, produce first drafts itself before taking them to other financiers for further development.

So maybe Aleksandar Hemon wasn’t completely off his rocker when he spoke of books that want to be movies.