Monday, May 12, 2008

Walden Media & Harper to Publish Children's Books

As reported in Variety ( Walden, Harper team up - Variety ), Walden Media will launch Walden Pond Press with it's new partner, HarperCollins Children's Books.

Marc Graser reports "As part of the multiyear pact, the venture will acquire and publish books for young readers. Naturally, it also plans to turn several of its tomes into film adaptations or pair up properties with other filmmakers."

First published title will be "The Will of Will Wolfkin," by screenwriter Steven Knight, who penned the pics "Dirty Pretty Things," "Eastern Promises" and "Amazing Grace."

This is the media/publishing team that gave us "The Chronicles of Narnia" franchise, "Charlotte's Web" and "Bridge to Terabithia" film adaptations.Black Author Showcase