Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

Archive for the 'Film Rights' Category

Film options: should producers shit or get off the pot?

Friday, May 8th, 2015

Over on my Facebook wall, in response to me having noted that Toronto’s Divani Films had renewed its film-rights option on my novel The Terminal Experiment for a ninth year, a reader wrote:I had a discussion recently that a movie studio should have to make a movie within 5 years of buying the rights to [...]

My film and TV work

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

It’s high time my website had a page devoted to my film and TV work. Here it is.Screen capture from “Course Correction,” the episode of FlashForward I wrote for ABC. Robert J. Sawyer online:Website • Facebook • Twitter • Email

Film option on The Terminal Experiment renewed

Friday, February 5th, 2010

Toronto’s Divani films has renewed its option on Robert J. Sawyer’s Nebula Award-winning The Terminal Experiment for a fifth year. Pictured above: the new Canadian paperback edition, in stores now! And Terminal Experiment director Srinivas Krishna’s latest film, Athletes in Motion, premieres on Canadian TV this Saturday. Says Srinivas: A series of short films I [...]

Film option on The Terminal Experiment renewed

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

I’m thrilled to report that Toronto’s Divani Films and director Srinivas Krishna have just renewed their option on motion-picture rights to my 1995 Nebula Award-winning novel The Terminal Experiment for a fourth year. Woot! The movie is being developed with the participation of Telefilm Canada and Astral Media’s The Harold Greenberg Fund. The Robert J. [...]

Film options

Thursday, March 15th, 2007

For those who are interested in how this business works, an email I sent this week. Canada is full of small-time producers who are always making offers like the one referred to in my letter; in this case, the producer wanted an option on the film rights to one of my novels for Cdn$2,000 for [...]