Beyond The Book: Adaptations For Screen, Stage and Beyond followed by a screening of PRECIOUS

11am - 12.45pm Presentation, Workshop and Q&A with Emma Topping
1pm - screening of PRECIOUS

Tickets give you access to both parts of the event

Beyond The Book: Adaptations For Screen, Stage and Beyond 
Emma Topping (Executive Producer, PETER RABBIT & REDWALL) and Owner of VIV LOVES FILM is an option specialist and builder of franchises, with nearly 25 years of entertainment experience variously as Lawyer, Agent, Studio Executive and Creative. Emma will host a workshop that pulls back the curtain to reveal the process behind optioning a book from development to franchise. Emma will be giving a presentation and there will be Q&A, but it will also be interactive so - if you are feeling bold, you can will also have an opportunity to explore how to option your own book, or your favourite book - and share it with us!

Set in Harlem in 1987, Precious: Based On The Novel Push By Sapphire is the story of Claireece "Precious" Jones, a sixteen year old African-American girl born into a life no one would want. She's pregnant for the second time by her absent father; at home, she must wait hand and foot on her mother, a poisonously angry woman who abuses her emotionally and physically. School is a place of chaos, and Precious has reached the ninth grade with good marks and an awful secret: she can neither read nor write.

This event is part of the Brighton Book Festival, a three-day extravaganza running 24-26th June 2022 jam-packed with amazing events. Find out more at

  • Director :
  • Lee Daniels
  • Starring :
  • Paula Patton, Lenny Kravitz, Gabourey Sidibe, Mo'Nique ., Mariah Carey
  • Release Date :
  • 29 Jan 2010
  • Certificate :
  • 15
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  • Rating Description :
  • Contains strong language and sexual abuse references

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