Steve Berry’s Cotton Malone Book Rights Land At Riven Rock Projects, Eyed As TV Series

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EXCLUSIVE: Waterman Entertainment and Riven Rock Projects principal Cooper Waterman and producer Matthew Phelps are moving into the action-thriller space with the acquisition of Steve Berry’s Cotton Malone book series, which they are developing a…

Greg Silverman’s  Stampede Acquires Ragnar Jónasson’s  ’The Darkness’, Launching International Arm

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EXCLUSIVE: Stampede, the indie media company founded by former Warner Bros Pictures President Greg Silverman, has acquired bestselling author Ragnar Jonasson’s Icelandic thriller The Darkness and will adapt it as a local-language series. The comp…

Gabrielle Union, 5 Minutes More Bite On ‘Tallulah The Tooth Fairy CEO’; Yamara Taylor To Adapt Kids Book Into Movie

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EXCLUSIVE: Gabrielle Union’s I’ll Have Another Productions has teamed with 5 Minutes More Productions to acquire rights to Tallulah the Tooth Fairy CEO, the self-published children’s book by Dr. Tamara Pizzoli. Black-ish and Boondocks writer-prod…

Margaret Atwood Live Cinema Event Planned For ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Sequel Publication

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An interview with The Handmaid’s Tale author Margaret Atwood will be broadcast globally to more than 1,000 cinemas to mark the Sept. 10 publication of the novel’s long-awaited sequel, The Testaments.
Presented as a live-stream in some venue…

Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple Headed To TV Via Bruna Papandrea’s Made Up Stories

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Bruna Papandrea’s Made Up Stories has inked a deal with Agatha Christie Ltd to develop a new TV series centered on Christie’s iconic sleuth Miss Marple. The latest incarnation will be based on the author’s Miss Marple books and short storie…

Netflix to Turn Gabriel García Márquez’s ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’ Into a TV Series

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Netflix is adapting Gabriel García Márquez’s famed novel “One Hundred Years of Solitude” into a TV show. His sons will serve as executive producers on the Spanish-language series.

“For decades our father was reluctant to sell the film rights to ‘Cien Años de Soledad’ because he believed that it could not be made under the time constraints of a feature film, or that producing it in a language other than Spanish would not do it justice,” Rodrigo Garcia said. “But in the current golden age of series, with the level of talented writing and directing, the cinematic quality of content, and the acceptance by worldwide audiences of programs in foreign languages, the time could not be better to bring an adaptation to the extraordinary global viewership that Netflix provides. We are excited to support Netflix and the filmmakers in this venture, and eager to see the final product.”

“We are incredibly honored to be entrusted with the first filmed adaptation of One Hundred Years of Solitude, a timeless and iconic story from Latin America that we are thrilled to share with the world,” Francisco Ramos, vice president, Spanish Language Originals for Netflix, added. “We know our members around the world love watching Spanish-language films and series and we feel this will be a perfect match of project and our platform.”

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“One Hundred Years of Solitude,” which was first published in 1967 and has sold an estimate 50 million copies in 46 languages, is considered the Pulitzer Prize-winning Márquez’s masterpiece.

The streaming series will be filmed mostly in Colombia.

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Storyboard Entertainment Acquires Book Rights To Abortion Story, Taps ‘Mr. Robot’s Kor Adana For Feature Adaptation

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EXCLUSIVE: Storyboard Entertainment has secured the rights to the book To Offer Compassion: A History of the Clergy Consultation Service on Abortion which was co-authored by Doris Andrea Dirks and Patricia A. Relf who will serve as co-producers on the …

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’: First Look Inside Graphic Novel Adaptation Of Margaret Atwood Classic

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EXCLUSIVE: The Handmaid’s Tale was published by Random House in 1985 with its near-future tale of one woman resisting the smothering tyrannies of the grim Republic of Gilead and, fittingly, the rebel tale has defied the limitations of any medium….

Rami Malek Wraps Next Project — Reading ‘The Empty Pot’ To Kids For SAG-AFTRA Foundations’s Storyline Online

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Rami Malek, fresh from his Best Actor Oscar win, has already wrapped filming on his next gig – a seven-minute reading of the children’s story “The Empty Pot” for the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s literacy program, Storyline Online.
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‘The Tortilla Curtain’ Series Adaptation In Works By ‘Big Love’ Creators & MGM TV

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MGM Television is teaming with Emmy-nominated creator/showrunners Will Scheffer and Mark Olsen (HBO’s Big Love, Getting On) to adapt T.C. Boyle’s PEN/Faulkner Award winning, landmark immigration-themed novel The Tortilla Curtain as a premium series, fr…

Julia Roberts In Talks To Star In Amazon Series ‘Charlotte Walsh Likes To Win’; Jon Robin Baitz Adapts Jo Piazza Novel

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EXCLUSIVE: Julia Roberts is in discussions to star in and executive produce Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win, a limited series at Amazon based on the bestselling novel by Jo Piazza. The project is backed by wiip and Roberts’ Red Om Films production company…

Reed Morano & Jane Featherstone Team To Adapt Naomi Alderman’s Book ‘The Power’ for Amazon – TCA

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Broadchurch producer Jane Featherstone is teaming with The Handmaid’s Tale’s Reed Morano for a global thriller based on Naomi Alderman’s book The Power for Amazon.
Featherstone’s Sister Pictures is making 10-part series The Power for the streaming serv…

NAACP Image Awards Nominees: ‘Black Panther’, ‘Beale Street’, Netflix, HBO Top List

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Disney/Marvel’s billion-dollar blockbuster Black Panther led all nominees for the 50th NAACP Image Awards that were unveiled today. Winners celebrating the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of TV, music, literature and film will be…

‘Mary Shelley, Monster Hunter’: Exclusive Preview Of New AfterShock Comics Series

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EXCLUSIVE: Last year marked the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein but the bookshelf classic isn’t gathering any dust. CBS has just ordered a primetime pilot for Frankenstein from Elementary creator Rob Doherty that is set in …