Tuesday 5 October 2010

Crime Thrillers on Book-Video

We recently informed you about a book video for Roger Ellory’s current crime thriller ‘Saints of New York’, so we are delighted to inform you that London based Foyles is involved in a project featuring crime thrillers on Book Video.

The Book Video Awards is a joint initiative run by Random House and The Bookseller Magazine. Now in its third year, the objective of the Awards is to enable talented young film directors to make high quality video trailers for great books. Students from the National Film and Television School are invited to submit proposals to create a 90 second trailer for a book from a selection presented by Random House. The winners each receive £5,000 to create their videos which are then used to promote the books online for example on author and fan sites, YouTube and retailers. Videos from previous years have also been used in adverts, on TV news and as enhancements for ebooks.

The theme for this year is Crime & Thriller and the winners will be creating videos for the following books: -

Blood's A Rover, James Ellroy
Hypothermia, Arnaldur Indridason
Blood Harvest, SJ Bolton
The Snowman, Jo Nesbo

The videos will be made over the summer and will go live on the Foyles website in September when the public are invited to vote for their favourite. An awards night will be held in October at which the winner of the public vote will be announced.

"Random House are delighted to be working with the National Film and Television School for a third time on the Book Video Awards. We have a fantastic choice of books this year on the theme of Crime and Thriller, which have generated some outstanding proposals from the students. Foyles are a great fit as retail partner for the awards and we look forward to working with them on a range of innovative online and in-store promotions."
Ros Lawler, Head of Ecommerce

"Foyles is delighted to be promoting the link between books and film in such a dynamic and interesting way. We look forward to hosting the voting process and are sure that our customers will enjoy viewing the dramatic trailers."
Becky Jones Foyles E-commerce Manager.

"This is a great opportunity for students and graduates of the NFTS to make really impressive pieces of work. Seeing the trailers it is hard to remember that they are not cut together from pre-existing films, but created entirely from scratch. All of the teams selected to make trailers this year are extremely talented, indeed one director has already won a student Oscar – we look forward to seeing what they come up with for these gripping books.”
Nik Powell, Director, National Film and Television School

Read More Here

And click here to view and vote for your favourite,

More information about Foyles push into the Crime and Thriller World – click here

Special thanks to The Booksellers’ Ashley Baugh and from Foyles Ecommerce Becky Jones Foyles for informing Shots Ezine about this interesting project, because we have a passion for crime and thriller fiction!

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