Makeready Wins Movie Auction For Matthew Baker Sci-Fi Short Story ‘The Appearance’

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EXCLUSIVE: In a battle that played out all day among four bidders,
Brad Weston’s newly launched Makeready won rights to adapt the Matthew Baker short story The Appearance. Ian McDonald, who wrote the true-crime thriller Rodney and Cheryl, will write the script, and The Picture Company partners Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman will produce with Pam Abdy, who was key to securing the deal at  Makeready. The rights deal was six figures against seven figures. The story by Baker…