“At Viv Loves Film, a literary, development and production agency specialising in book to screen adaptations and world-building media franchises, we understand the business of content rights at every level. We relish the opportunity to collaborate positively and to contribute to the ongoing evolution of the entertainment industry in these exciting – certainly somewhat turbulent – but still very productive times. We see considerable opportunities in the global need for new content.”
– Emma Topping (Owner & Collaborator)
Viv Loves Film’s Emma Topping loves a good hat and has worn many in her time as creator, licensor, agent, producer, distributor and financier with over 20 years industry experience. Uniquely, Emma’s experience covers all areas of the entertainment industry: film, television, stage productions, video games, consumer products and publishing
Elle is a Northern Irish filmmaker now living in Brighton. She comes from a background in marketing and business operations, most recently at a global tech company. She has studied Media at the University of Brighton, Filmmaking at Screen and Film School and is currently studying Producing at NFTS. Elle has recently written, produced and directed several short films, some of which you will (hopefully!) see on the festival circuit this year.
COLLABORATING: Creating and maintaining strong relationships between authors, producers, directors, writers, financiers and distributors
CHAMPIONING: Amplifying under represented voices, seeking out and nurturing fresh talent whether first time author, or Emma as lecturer and mentor for students at Screen and Film School Brighton where she co-created and is Course Leader for Screen and Film School’s new BA (Hons) Film Business and Production Degree, launching in September 2022
CREATIVITY: we do things differently from the creation of our Bookography, book covers and pitch decks showcasing our authors’ works and with Emma as Executive Producer for BRIAN JACQUES’ REDWALL tentpole franchise in development at NETFLIX, Executive Producer for SONY/COLUMBIA’S PETER RABBIT franchise and as Producer of SOMA GAMES multi-episodic video game THE LOST LEGENDS OF REDWALL
DEAL-MAKING: with 25 years’ industry experience negotiating, structuring and closing deals in private practice at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and in-house for market leaders including The Walt Disney Company, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Really Useful Group and Penguin Random House