Belle Books & Stories
Philippa Donovan : Literary Scout Film & TV
Literary scouting is a hidden area within publishing - it’s where literature intersects with film and tv.
Expert Literary Scout, Philippa Donovan loves her work - an excellent editor, with an eye for a compelling story and the vision to create an unforgettable package.
Philippa has worked for some of the biggest producers, responsible for screen adaptations of The Handmaid’s Tale, House of Cards, Picnic at Hanging Rock, My Brilliant Friend, Brittania, as well as The Walking Dead.
Find out what the role involves and her recommendations for anyone starting out in the industry today. Along the way, she references some brilliant adaptations - The Favourite, Bridgerton and The Queen’s Gambit - and how stories from the past can still work today.