His Dark Materials to be made into a BBC Drama
Posted by Jaya on November 5, 2015 in Adaptions, Alternative Media, The Book Trilogy

The BBC have announced that they’re working with New Line Cinema to create a new television series based on the His Dark Materials trilogy. 

Pullman intends to be involved in the making of the series and mentioned he was delighted with the plan to tell the story in a new medium, saying, “It’s been a constant source of pleasure to me to see this story adapted to different forms.”

His Dark Materials is the first commission from Bad Wolf, a UK/US production company founded by Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner and co-sited in South Wales and Los Angeles and is New Line Cinema’s first move into British television.

His Dark Materials will be Executive Produced by Philip Pullman, Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner for Bad Wolf, Toby Emmerich and Carolyn Blackwood for New LineCinema, Bethan Jones for BBC One and Deborah Forte for Scholastic.

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Shaun Tan illustrates Grimm Tales
Posted by Jaya on November 10, 2013 in Uncategorized

Shaun Tan is an Australian illustrator and author of children’s books and speculative fiction cover artist. He won an Academy Award for The Lost Thing, a 2011 animated film adaptation of a 2000 picture book he wrote and illustrated.

One of Tan’s recent projects has been the creation of 50 small sculptures to illustrate Philip Pullman’s Grimm Tales. Published in October by Aladin Verlag, Grimms Märchen is only available as a German language edition for the moment (the original  editions of Grimm Tales by Philip Pullman remain unillustrated). You can find out a little more about this project on Shaun Tan’s website.



Neil Gaiman in Conversation with Philip Pullman
Posted by Ian on May 18, 2013 in Philip Pullman

To celebrate the release of Neil Gaiman’s new book The Ocean at the End of the Lane, he will be in conversation with Philip Pullman at the Oxford Playhouse Theatre at 19:30 on August 12st. Both writers will be signing books afterwards. To find out more and book tickets, click here.

Fill your house with books urges Pullman
Posted by Ian on May 4, 2013 in Philip Pullman

Philip Pullman has encouraged parents to fill their homes with books to get their children reading. Speaking to the Oxford Mail in support of the Oxfordshire Reading Campaign, he said “Make sure you have lots of books in the house, lots of attractive picture books, and some interesting stories as they get older […] Enrol your child at the library – that is very important. Make sure they know where the library is and that they are always welcome there and that the library is full of lovely books to borrow.” He also mentions that one of his favourite childhood books was Emil and the Detectives by Erich Kästner.

Read the article in full here.

Philip Pullman Interviewed by Cambridge News
Posted by Ian on May 2, 2013 in Interviews, Philip Pullman

There is a good interview with Philip Pullman by Ella Walker of the Cambridge News posted today. It coincides with the staging of I Was A Rat! in Cambridge. The production is touring until June. Read the interview in full here.

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