Viv Loves Film and Myriad Editions Announce Exclusive Global Partnership
Emma Topping’s Viv Loves Film has signed an exclusive global representation deal with leading independent publisher Myriad Editions for all non-publishing rights including film, series, television, stage and radio productions, consumer products and podcasts.
“Viv Loves Film is delighted to collaborate with fellow Brighton-based company, Myriad Editions,” says Viv Loves Film founder Emma Topping. “Myriad Editions seeks out and publishes such an exciting range of talent both new and established. The calibre and diversity of their award-winning authors and content creators is an inspiration and their ethos chimes perfectly with that of Viv Loves Film. I cannot wait to see these stories lift from their pages and on to the screen, stage and beyond.”
Myriad Publishing Director Candida Lacey adds: “This is such an exciting development for Myriad and our authors. Viv Loves Film is going from strength to strength and Emma brings with her a wealth of experience. We’re thrilled to be working with a film and TV agency that shares our passion for championing original storytellers and diverse voices.”
About Viv Loves Film: Relaunched and rebranded in 2020, but with over 20 years’ experience in the entertainment industry, Viv Loves Film is a new kind of literary, production and business affairs agency based in Brighton, UK. Viv Loves Film represents authors, content creators and Myriad Editions, as well as participating in various film, television, stage, experiential and consumer product ventures. Recent projects include Sony’s PETER RABBIT™ franchise with Emma Topping as Executive Producer, and Netflix’s recently announced REDWALL™ franchise based on Brian Jacques’ book series, with Emma Topping as Executive Producer (features) and Co-Producer (series). Viv Loves Film’s mission is to collaborate with authenticity, originality, and honesty.
About Myriad Editions: Myriad Editions publishes original fiction, graphic novels and feminist non-fiction, and is widely regarded as a seedbed for new talent. Myriad has a track record of discovering and launching authors who go on to achieve creative and commercial success, including two winners of the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award and, most recently, winners of the 2020 East Anglian Book Award and 2020 Arnold Bennett Prize. Myriad’s books are stylistically distinctive, thematically bold and explore vital and challenging ideas. Recent successes include Tammy Huf’s A MORE PERFECT UNION (BBC Radio 2 Book Club, The Times Best Books, Stylist Best New Books and US rights sold at auction), THE WOLF OF BAGHDAD by Carol Issacs and BLACKWOOD by Hannah Eaton (both The Guardian Best Books of 2020). Titles to watch out for in 2021 include debut novels by Trinidadian Lisa Allen-Agostini (THE BREAD THE DEVIL KNEAD) and Jamaican-born Yvonne Bailey-Smith (THE DAY I FELL OFF MY ISLAND); Sabba Khan’s experiences of growing up as a second-generation Azad Kashmiri migrant in East London (THE ROLES WE PLAY); HAMID & SHAKESPEARE by Iranian refugee Majid Adin; and ‘a tonic for our times’, Elizabeth Haynes’ new novel YOU, ME & THE SEA.