The CAMEOs are a collaboration between London Book & Screen Week and the Publishers Association to recognise the integral role books play within the creative industries as an inspiration for plays, film, TV and games.
With the creative industries now worth £84.1 billion per year to the UK economy, it is a chance to recognise some of the most exciting contributions from individuals across the sector, from authors to directors, agents, publishers and producers.
The special ceremony was held at Soho House on Monday, 13th March 2017 to coincide with the launch of this year’s London Book & Screen Week (13-19 March 2017), a seven day series of events celebrating books and the films, TV programmes and virtual worlds they inspire.
Special guests on the night included best-selling author, scriptwriter and ambassador for London Book & Screen Week, David Nicholls, and film industry veteran Greg Silverman.
The judges involved in this year’s awards include: Julian Friedman, Arifa Akbar, Katrien Roos, John Lomas-Bullivant, Alice Ryan, Douglas Schatz, Charlotte Longstaff, Alison Norrington, Liz Rosenthal & Sharna Jackson
Jacks Thomas, Director of The London Book Fair and London Book & Screen Week, says “We are delighted to announce such an outstanding shortlist in our inaugural year, which really serves to demonstrate the fantastic breadth of creativity inspired by books. We look forward to honouring our shortlistees at the awards ceremony in March for the start of London Book & Screen Week.”