Are you a film/TV producer, director, or podcaster?

Look no further than Staunch Book Prize for brilliant thrillers which don’t feature violence to women! The industry is snapping up projects that have more to offer than the ‘beautiful dead women’ trope we’ve all seen done, literally, to death.

Two of our 2018 shortlist have been picked up for TV series:

Alison Gaylin’s IF I DIE TONIGHT


THE GODMOTHER, on our 2019 shortlist, will be a feature film starring Isabelle Huppert.

Many of our entries are ideal for adaptation to film, television or podcast, so come and talk to us about published or unpublished novels among our entries.

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The 4% Challenge

Over the last decade, only 4% of the top 1,200 studio films were directed by womenThat’s why TIME’S UP and the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative initiated the #4percentchallenge to increase the number of women directing major studio films. 

Time’s Up are supporting women directors from all backgrounds in this challenge, as studies show that women-directed films are more inclusive in terms of girls and women on screen, female characters 40 years of age and older and underrepresented racial/ethnic groups. Women directors also hire other women in key behind-the-camera roles. The aim is to humanize production processes so that all groups can thrive at work in safe contexts. This is a step in that direction.