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COSMO LAUNCHES ‘UNCORKED BY COSMOPOLITAN’ WITH GUARACHI WINE PARTNERS

Uncorked by Cosmopolitan Combines the Largest Young Women’s Media Brand in the World with Award-Winning Wine Portfolio COSMO LAUNCHES ‘UNCORKED BY COSMOPOLITAN’ WITH GUARACHI WINE PARTNERS Guarachi Wine Partners and Hearst Magazines announced today the launch of a new wine brand Uncorked by Cosmopolitan, in a deal brokered by IMG. Leveraging Guarachi’s more than 35 years of success pioneering wine brands in the US as an importer, marketer and supplier of fine wines, Uncorked by Cosmopolitan is a curated selection of Guarachi’s leading wines by Cosmo’s editorial team, featuring innovative…

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announces the publication of comicbook legend Stan Lee’s “A Trick of Light”

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) announced it will publish A Trick of Light, one of the last creative works by comicbook legend Stan Lee, on September 17, 2019. Years in the making, and his first novel for adult readers, A Trick of Light inhabits Stan Lee’s Alliances, an entirely new universe created in a unique partnership between Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment, Ryan Silbert’s Origin Story, and Luke Lieberman. Joining Lee in the writing of the novel is the celebrated author Kat Rosenfield. A Trick of Light is a superhero origin story…

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The Roald Dahl Company signs exclusive content deal with Netflix

Netflix and The Roald Dahl Story Company have jointly announced that Netflix is coming up with an exclusive new slate of original animated event series, based on the books from the acclaimed author’s library, including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG, The Twits, and other beloved titles. As per the association, Netflix will bring together creative, visual, and writing teams to extend the stories in this first-of-its-kind slate of premium animated event series and specials for audiences of all ages. Netflix intends to remain faithful to the quintessential…

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Awesome Media & Entertainment launches publishing imprint ‘Awesome Reads’

Awesome Media & Entertainment, the IP and production company founded by writer-producer Jeff Norton, is launching a new publishing imprint Awesome Reads. Former Managing Director of Simon and Schuster Children’s UK Ingrid Selberg is joining to oversee the company as Director of Publishing. Awesome Reads will publish 3-4 books a year with a focus on high concept, commercial stories that capture the imagination. Director of Publishing Ingrid Selberg said, “I’m delighted to be working with Jeff Norton to launch Awesome Reads and bring these stories which are exciting and emotionally…

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Movie Licensing Publication Licensing 

The Fault In Our Stars to be adapted as ‘Kizie Aur Manny’ in Bollywood. Details inside

To all the book lovers in India! The much-awaited book adaption of the famous Hollywood novel and film “The Fault in our Stars” has already begun. Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput and Sanjana Sanghi will play the lead in the upcoming Bollywood remake of the popular book. The Hindi film has been titled ‘Kizie Aur Manny’ and the team has commenced the shoot in Jamshedpur. Sharing a glimpse of the teaser poster, the actor took to his social networking sites and wrote, “An adaptation of The Fault in our Stars.”…

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Penguin Random House India releases ‘Little Things’ book

Dice Media, a division of Pocket Aces has launched its first book, Little Things, in association with Penguin Random House India. Little Things stars popular digital media actors Dhruv Sehgal and Mithila Palkar. Little Things, a web series created by Pocket Aces under their channel Dice Media is a slice-of-life romantic comedy series that chronicles the sweet little things in the everyday life of a young couple. The series aired on Dice Media channel in November 2016, and quickly became a hit with the audiences – the 5 episodes have…

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Publication Licensing TV & Films 

Titan to adapt ‘The Beatles and Yellow Submarine’ into graphic novel

Caroline Mickler Ltd, has announced that comics publisher Titan will be adapting the classic film ‘The Beatles Yellow Submarine’ into a graphic novel. Mickler manages the UK licensing programme for both ‘The Beatles’ and ‘Yellow Submarine’ (together with Apple Corps) The global deal was brokered by Bravado International in the US. The new book will hit the store shelves in August 2018. “The global launch of the first-ever Yellow Submarine graphic novel is a major cause for celebration in its own right, but, thanks to the stunning artwork and brilliant…

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Character & Entertainment Character Licensing Publication Licensing 

Bloomsbury announces global publishing programme with Technicolor for ‘The Deep’

Bloomsbury announced a publishing partnership with Technicolor to create a series of books based on the hugely popular animated show ‘The Deep’ on March 21. In a deal brokered by licensing agent CPLG, a DHX Media company, Bloomsbury will produce a range of books for the animated show, including young fiction, official handbooks and activity-based books. The publishing programme will contain new and exciting storylines not seen on the animated series and the first titles will publish in August 2018. Commenting on the partnership, Pam Kunick-Cohen, Head of Brand Management,…

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Publication Licensing TV & Films 

Awesome options media rights to Gillian Best’s debut novel ‘The Last Wave’

Awesome Media & Entertainment Ltd. (Awesome), the creative content company founded by writer-producer Jeff Norton has optioned the media rights to debut novel ‘The Last Wave’. Written by award-winning, Bristol-based Gillian Best and published by House of Anansi Press, ‘The Last Wave’ won rave reviews in North America and has become a book club favourite, establishing its author as a bold new voice in literary fiction. Awesome will immediately begin developing the book for television, with Norton and ex BBC Worldwide and ITV Studios executive Fraser Robinson attached as Executive…

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Penske Media makes strategic investment in Wenner Media

Penske Media has made a strategic investment in Wenner Media, the majority stake holder of the pop culture magazine Rolling Stone. Though the financial terms of the agreement have not been disclosed, however the investment will see the magazine being bolstered by Penske’s media portfolio which includes Deadline.com and Women’s Wear Daily. The publication will also benefit from a renewed focus on growth and quality journalism, according to Penske. Additionally, Rolling Stone co-founder Jann Wenner will officiate as editorial director while Gus Wenner will remain president and chief operating manager. He will join Penske Media’s advisory board. “Our interest…

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