New award to celebrate the success of books as an inspiration for films, TV and games

The integral role books play within the creative industries as an inspiration for plays, films, TV and games will be recognised by a new award created by London Book & Screen Week and the UK Publishers Association. 
 
The Creativity across Media: Excellence & Originality Awards (CAMEOS) will be open to entrants from the UK and will recognise some of the biggest adaptation success stories across four main categories: 

•    Book to Film Award
•    Book to Game Award
•    Book to Stage Award
•    Book to TV Award

“Books and the worlds they inspire sit at the heart of the creative industries which are a driving force of the British economy. We are delighted to launch the inaugural Creativity Across Media: Excellence and Originality Awards (CAMEOS) on the eve of our third London Book & Screen Week to coincide again with The London Book Fair (LBF). These awards , with the book firmly at the heart, will recognise the range and depth of talent across the creative sector, identifying the inspiring individuals who play their part in creating some of the most successful film, games, TV and stage adaptations; telling stories, thrilling and transforming lives here and across the globe.”
— Jacks Thomas, Director of London Book and Screen Week

The awards will coincide with this year’s London Book & Screen Week (13-19 March 2017), kick starting the seven day series of events celebrating books and the films, TV programmes and virtual worlds they inspire. With the creative industries now worth £84.1 billion per year to the UK economy, it will be a chance to recognise some of the most exciting contributions from individuals across the sector, from authors to directors, agents, publishers and producers.

“Books are at the centre of the creative sector, with their value extending far beyond the enjoyment and knowledge they impart on those who read them. Books have inspired Oscar-winning films, and have also been the inspiration for critically acclaimed TV shows from the Night Manager to Game of Thrones as well as theatre hits and the virtual worlds explored by gamers. These awards aim to celebrate the integral role books play in the creative eco-system, and the range of talented people which help create them.”
— Stephen Lotinga, CEO of the Publishers Association

Submissions are now open and can be made from anyone involved in the original or transformed entity including publishers, literary agents, producers, creatives, directors and authors. Entries should be made via www.londonbookandscreenweek.com and the deadline for submissions will be Tuesday 28th February. 

Full details including criteria for category are online www.londonbookandscreenweek.com 

The awards will be presided over by a cross-industry judging committee which will be announced in early February. Shortlists will be announced in early March with the winner announced at a special ceremony held in Soho House on Monday 13th March 2017.

London Book & Screen Week is produced by The London Book Fair, one of the most important events in the publishing calendar. Now in its third year, the festival brings together the city’s avid readers, writers, game, film and TV fans through a whole host of events taking place right across literary London. The festival is run in partnership with some of the capital’s highest-profile brands, including London & Partners, the Mayor’s official promotional company for London, which attracts businesses and visitors to the capital and operates VisitLondon.com, the official city guide for London.

To find out more, visit www.londonbookandscreenweek.co.uk