Monaco set for 6th film-lit confab


PARIS -- Movies and manuscripts will be in the spotlight at the 2007 Cinema & Literature Forum set to take place April 12-14 in Monaco, organizers said Monday.

The sixth edition of the event, which brings together big names from the film and lit worlds, will feature public meetings, readings, book signings and film previews.

The festival will be presided by Monaco's sovereign, Prince Albert II, and honorary presidents Patricia MacDonald and helmer Milos Forman, who will give a "lesson in cinema."

Other events include a workshop based on Claude Miller and his adaptation of Philippe Grimbert's novel "A Secret"; a round table with Guillaume Canet and producer Alain Attal based on their Cesar award-winning film "Tell No One"; a "pitch" workshop with novelist Guillaume Musso and screenwriter Michel Fessler; public readings of Sylvie Testud's "Gamines"; and preview presentations of upcoming spring and summer literary releases.

Hollywood also will be in focus with a round table devoted to "literary adaptations and co-productions" in Europe and the U.S. planned for the occasion.

The International Literary Adaptation Market and the Remake Market plan to give both producers and publishers the opportunity to negotiate rights for novels, comic strips and remakes, with a particular emphasis on co-productions.