The Man Who Invented Christmas by Les Standiford is the story of the six fever-pitched weeks in which Charles Dickens wrote and self-published A Christmas Carol, changing the then little known holiday forever.

 

Susan Coyne has written the adaptation, Dan Stevens and Christopher Plummer star and Bharat Nalluri is directing. We are partnered with Bleecker Street Films and will wrap shooting in February 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

In The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society  by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows, journalist Juliet Ashton forms an unexpected bond with the residents of Guernsey in the aftermath of WWII, when she decides to write a book about the literary society they formed during wartime.

 

Don Roos and Tom Bezucha have written the adaptation, Lily James and Michiel Huisman will star and Mike Newell will direct. Filming will begin Spring 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A.S.A. Harrison’s The Silent Wife is an emotionally-charged psychological thriller that tracks a marriage headed for catastrophe: Todd, a cheater, exists in dual worlds; Jodi, whose carefully ordered existence is in jeopardy, has nothing left to lose.

 

Billy Ray adapted the novel, and Nicole Kidman will star. We are partnered with Sidney Kimmel Entertainment and Blossom Films.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tom Franklin‘s multi-award-winning novel Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter is the story of two estranged childhood friends who reunite years later when a girl disappears and one is accused of the crime while the other is the officer investigating it.

 

Alexis Spraic is writing the feature adaptation and George Tillman will direct. We are partnered with MACRO on the project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Niven’s Young Adult novel, All the Bright Places, is a compelling, beautiful love story about a girl who learns to live from a boy who intends to die.

 

Elle Fanning will star, the author has adapted and Miguel Arteta will direct. We are partnered with Echo Lake Entertainment and will shoot Spring/Summer 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Helen Simonson’s internationally best selling novel Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, focuses on the unlikely friendship between a retired and widowed British army major and the Pakistani woman who runs their countryside village’s local convenience store.

 

Andrea Gibb is adapting the novel for television. We are partnered with Langley Park and the BBC.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Holly Goldberg Sloan’s Counting by 7s is a NY Times bestselling novel that tells the story of Willow Chance, a 12 year old genius coping with the loss of her adoptive parents, and the community of people that rise to become her surrogate family.

 

We are partnered with Olympus Mar-Key. Jose Rivera is adapting and Quvenzhane Wallis is set to star.

 

 

 

 

Vaclav and Lena seem destined for each other. They meet as children in an ESL class in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. Vaclav is precocious and verbal. Lena, struggling with English, takes comfort in the safety of his adoration, his noisy, loving home, and the care of Rasia, his big-hearted mother. Vaclav imagines their story unfolding like a fairy tale, or the perfect illusion from his treasured Magician’s Almanac, but among the many truths to be discovered in Vaclav and Lena, Haley Tanner’s wondrous debut is that happily ever after is never a foregone conclusion.

 

With the support of a Sundance Institute Cinereach Feature Film Fellowship, Sarah Carbiener and Erica Rosbe are currently writing the adaptation.

 

 

 

 

 

A Madness of Angels is the first novel in Kate Griffin’s urban fantasy series centered on Matthew Swift, a young urban sorcerer who awakes two years after his death to seek out his revenge and save a London. But this is a London where magicians ride the Last Train, implore favors from The Beggar King, and interpret the insane wisdom of the Bag Lady. This is a London where sorcerers and magician battle for the soul of the city with demonic beings made of trash, deadly graffiti, and electricity ripped straight from the street lights.

 

We are partnered with Skydance, RED and SkyTV to develop the series for television. Jamie Mathieson is adapting and Neil Burger is co-creating and will direct.

 

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This show is an adaptation of Tarquin Hall’s Vish Puri series of novels, centered on Delhi’s epicurean “Most Private Investigator.” Gurpreet Bhatti is adapting and Bharat Nalluri will direct the pilot for the BBC.

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This is a half hour comedy, based on the poignant and hilarious memoir of poet Richard Blanco, centered on a family in the Cuban immigrant community of Miami. Dan Bucatinsky is adapting, and we are partnered with Skydance.

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This is a coming of age series is set in the world of the Nim’s Island franchise. It is being developed by Corus Entertainment and writer Andrew Wreggitt.

 

 

 

 

 

In Delirium by Lauren Oliver, the government requires that all teenagers be cured of love, a.k.a. deliria, to keep society safe. But 95 days before her treatment, Lena Haloway falls for a boy–and must face the truth about her own feelings and the world in which she lives.

 

The Delirium trilogy, including the sequels Pandemonium and Requiem, is an international bestseller. We shot the pilot for Fox.

 

 
 

 

 

 

Return to Nim’s Island, the sequel to Nim’s Island, is loosely based on Wendy Orr‘s novel Nim at Sea and takes us back to the island three years later.  The island is once again facing threats from the outside world, but in order to save her home, Nim must make her first human friend.

 

Bindi Irwin plays Nim and Matthew Lillard her father Jack in this Mazur/Kaplan, Pictures in Paradise, and Walden Films production.  The film received a Best Picture Nomination for an Australian Academy Award.

 

 

 

One Christmas Eve is a Hallmark Hall of Fame film, about a series of misadventures that befall a newly divorced mother and her children on Christmas Eve.

 

Anne Heche starred, Holly Goldberg Sloan wrote the screenplay and Jay Russell directed.