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Sharon Kunz has joined Da Capo Press as senior publicist, focusing primarily on their Seal Press list and reporting to Lissa Warren. Previously, she was media engagement manager at Globe Pequot. She will be based in the Hachette Boston office. The American Library Association has promoted Mary Mackay to associate executive director for publishing, effective June 5th. She will lead ALA publishing and its Editions/Neal-Schuman, Booklist,…

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Random House Studio Taken Over By Bertelsmann's FremantleMedia

Random House Studio, the eleven-year-old film and television group operated by Penguin Random House, has been "acquired by" and transferred over to FremantleMedia North America, part of PRH parent company Bertelsmann's RTL division. In turn, FMNA has entered into a partnership with Meridian Entertainment, a China-based global content developer that…

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Briefs: Harper Pairs with Temple Hill, Final Days for St. Mark's, and More

Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey's film production company Temple Hill Entertainment has a new publishing agreement with HarperCollins in which the producers will "generate original ideas and opportunities for books and series," that Harper will publish under the Temple Hill Publishing banner. Petersen Harris at Temple Hill will serve as their vp, publishing…

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Corporate: Harper Pairs with Producer; Ingram Acquires Aer.io; Hachette Buys Kero; and More

HarperCollins is trying another relationship with a video producer. This time, they have "agreed to a strategic framework" with Insurrection Media to option and develop books in sci-fi, drama, and comedy for both digital video and linear television series. They will "jointly identify key titles that are most compelling and suitable for video series…

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LAT book critic David Ulin is leaving the paper on December 15, among those taking the company's buyout offer. He writes to LA Observed: "This is an opportunity for me to focus further on my writing, which I have been wanting to do." The newspaper's book editor Joy Press left…

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Antonella Iannarino has left the David Black Agency, where she was an agent and website and social media manager for authors, after eight years to launch AI Strategic, offering consulting services to authors and companies for developing their online presence through social media, websites, ebook publishing and brand strategies. She…

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Scholastic and Universal in 3-Year First Look Deal; Forte To Produce

Scholastic has entered a three-year first-look deal to develop live-action feature films with Universal Pictures -- which was already developing adaptations of Clifford, The Big Red Dog and The 39 Clues. Deborah Forte is leaving her role as president of Scholastic Media to develop and produce these properties through her new production company…

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Warner Bros. Will Make 3 Movies From Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Warner Bros. announced future "strategic content plans" at an investor conference on Wednesday that included confirmation they will make three movies out of JK Rowling's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. When the "expanded creative partnership" with Rowling was announced a little over a year ago, they simply said that the…

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Universal Has Two-Year First Look Deal With Penguin Random House

In the latest expansion of Penguin Random House's film/tv development efforts, Random House Studio has signed a two-year first-look production agreement Universal Pictures. Random House Studio, under the direction of president Peter Gethers, will serve as a producer on the projects developed and filmed under the agreement. Once again, UTA…

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Novelists' Production Company Gets Backing

Authors Brian McGreevy, Lee Shipman and Philipp Meyer production company El Jefe formed earlier this year -- has landed a first-look development deal with Slingshot Media, which is backed by private equity firm TPG. The three are friends from the Michener Center at the University of Texas at Austin and…

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