The publishing sector is a rich source of material that is increasingly being adapted for movies and series.

Facilitating the existing natural bridge from the book to the screen is one of Vivendi’s latest joint achievements, made possible by contributions from the different professions within the Group.




It was during the lockdown period in May 2020, which was conducive to reinventing all sectors, that Editis had the idea of organizing virtual meetings between writers and professionals from the world of cinema.

On May 7, Editis launched “Behind the Screen”, a series of masterclasses on scriptwriting and audiovisual adaptation streamed on Dailymotion and aimed at both the Group’s authors and publishers who work with our distributors, Interforum. The first speaker was screenwriter Eric Benzekri (Baron Noir, on Canal+), streaming live to 140 registered authors who could ask him questions via a chat.


Alongside this, “From the Book to the Screen” e-meetings, set up in just a few weeks, aim to foster exchanges between writers and producers through live public events on Dailymotion.

In practice, this monthly event will allow authors three minutes to pitch a book with high potential for audiovisual adaptation. Acting as a natural bridge between the two worlds of books and images, this is an opportunity for writers to consider new horizons for their works, and for Editis to recruit new talents and consolidate relations existing ones.

Three “From the Book to the Screen” sessions have been held to date, focusing on the themes of thrillers, narratives/testimonies and “young adults”. Hundreds of producers have responded: Two-hundred took part in the events and there were around 100 requests for synopses and information about the available rights following the livestreamed sessions on Dailymotion.


These two initiatives, based on tangible concepts and knowledge-sharing, are the perfect illustration of the agile co-operation between the professions within Vivendi, and the Group’s capacity to innovate so that the work created by the Group’s talents can reach the widest possible audience.