George Berry, a former Netflix executive has joined forced with US producer Uri Singer of Passage Pictures to create ‘TaleFlick’, a library of books available for adaptation, the Bookseller reports.
The database “bridges the gap between the written word on paper and the spoken word on screen by paving the way for storytellers around the world to shop their content to the entertainment industry”.
‘TaleFlick’ will include published books and short stories. The fee to submit a publication is $88 (£67) which covers curation, and makes the content available for one year. All rights remain with the author, however TaleFlick will have the opportunity to bid on the adaptation rights and “present their stories to studios and production companies.”
Singer notes that as a producer, he has “learned the importance of finding strong content and having a reliable source that can provide it.” TaleFlick, he says “allows Studios and produces to find stories that otherwise would not have had a chance to be seen.” ‘TaleFlick’ strikes “the right balance of technology and human experience,” adds Berry.
The Bookseller notes that the platform uses a new technology to achieve its goal:
Using the NLP (Natural Language Processing) machine learning algorithm which categorises and classifies content, curating each piece with an algorithm paired with human expertise. The company aims to become the most reliable source of supply to a growing industry constantly demanding original content.
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