About the Latino Book Into Movie Awards
In addition to the 2,624 authors and publishers honored by the Int’l Latino Book Awards since 1998 there’s Latino Books into Movies Awards (since 2010) that has honored 113 books as appropriate for being made into a TV show or movie in 16 different categories. The books are judged by directors, producers, screenwriters, and other entertainment professionals. Projects in the entertainment industry tend to take a long time and we are confident that more than a few of these books will end up as a movie or TV show from all the feedback we’ve had.
Many of us would love to see more movies being produced that star Latinos and feature Latino themes. Realizing that many movies start with a great book, Latino Literacy Now has created a second competition within the framework of its International Latino Book Awards: the Latino Books Into Movies Awards. Through this program we have honored 113 authors.
Judges for these awards will include screenwriters, playwrights, producers, and other entertainment industry professionals.
MOST IMPORTANTLY: Winning books will be distributed to pertinent Motion Picture Studios, Television Networks, Producers, and Agents, depending on genre. Winners agree to supply an additional 14 books (minimum) to assure proper distribution. Awards will not necessarily be given in each category that receives entries; only books and screenplays that the judges feel merit being made into a movie or television show will be judged a winning entry.
2018 Winners, Latino Books into Movie Awards announced by Edward James Olmos.
The application period ended for this year.
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NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS AT THIS POINT, BUT YOU CAN STILL SEE THE FORM BELOW FOR REFERENCE.