KTLA: “Galled by decades of this kind of equation, New York publishing houses have launched ventures intended to get a bigger piece of the Hollywood action. And who could blame them? Publishers almost never control the film rights to the books they put on the market.”
Even more interesting is Random House putting up half the money for literary adaptations in a deal with Focus Films. One possible side effect: Does this mean more faithful literary adaptations or greater control? Or does it mean business as usual?