Friday, September 21, 2007

Critic: Baynes Was Pestered By Hollywood For Rights

From The Times of London: Snowman hijacked by the ad men
Amanda Craig, The Times’ children books critic, said: “The market has changed enormously since Harry Potter. People have got a lot shrewder. I remember when I was on the board of the Society of Authors and Pauline Baynes, who illustrated the Narnia books, got in a terrible state. She kept being approached by a Hollywood studio for the rights to her drawings. She was an elderly lady and she didn’t know what to do. She was the sort of person that some of the big marketing agencies and companies still go after.”

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