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BYURadio’s The Lisa Show features Vast Entertainment’s Lane Shefter Bishop

BYURadio’s The Lisa Show: How a Book Becomes a Movie

Are you among the elite class of people who always read the book before the movie comes out? How many times have you criticized a movie by saying “it was okay, but have you read the book”? Do you get that rush of excitement when you find out they are making a favorite novel of yours into a movie? Books adaptations seem to be a hot topic in Hollywood. We are joined by award winning producer and director Lane Shefter Bishop who has also been dubbed “The Book Whisperer.”

Listen to the full show here.

‘Brain Trust’ Drama From Eric Charmelo & Nicole Snyder In Works At NBC; Neil Meron To Exec Produce

EXCLUSIVE: NBC has put in development Brain Trust, a drama based on Carol Rigg’s book The Body Institute, from Ringer creators Eric Charmelo and Nicole Snyder, Neil Meron (Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, Patsy & Loretta) and Universal Television, where Charmelo and Snyder are under an overall deal.

Charmelo and Snyder executive produce with Meron, Lane Shefter Bishop (The DUFF), and Meron’s producing partner Mark Nicholson. Lunskis serves as a producer. Universal TV is the studio.
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Matt Cohen Lands Role in New Film ‘The Husband’

For the last month, Matt Cohen has been vaguely tweeting about a new role in a new film, but not revealing any information about what he’s filming. He even had to cancel his appearance at the Supernatural Chicago convention, due to filming. Fans have been left wondering what he’s up to. Read more

Breakthrough Entertainment Combines Forces with Vast Entertainment for New Joint Venture Partnership

TORONTO and LOS ANGELES, /PRNewswire/ — Breakthrough Entertainment, one of Canada’s leading studios, continues their expansion into the US market, having finalized a new strategic partnership with Lane Shefter Bishop’s Los Angeles based Vast Entertainment. The venture will task Vast to produce and direct both romantic holiday films and female-lead thrillers, while Breakthrough will serve as international distributor.
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John Henry Browne Autobiography Headed For TV

John Henry Browne

‘The Devil’s Defender’: John Henry Browne Autobiography Being Adapted For TV

Carol Polakoff’s Viewfinder Pictures and Lane Shefter Bishop’s Vast Entertainment have optioned John Henry Browne’s autobiography The Devil’s Defender: My Odyssey Through American Criminal Justice from Ted Bundy to the Kandahar Massacre for development as an hourlong TV drama series. The project is being eyed for a premium cable network or streaming service with a 10- to 13-episode first season. Read the full article here.

Vast Entertainment signs rights for Sharon Cameron’s The Forgetting

Sharon Cameron

Vast Entertainment signs rights for
Sharon Cameron’s The Forgetting

Lisa Sandell at Scholastic Press has bought Sharon Cameron’s The Forgetting about a place where, every 12 years, every person forgets everything – life, loves, and self – unless it is written; books are worn tied to the body at all times. But Nadia knows who hasn’t written the truth because Nadia is the only person who has never forgotten. Publication is planned for fall 2016; Kelly Sonnack at the Andrea Brown Literary Agency did the two-book deal for world rights. Film/TV rights are with producer Lane Shefter Bishop of Vast Entertainment.

“The Book Whisperer” of Hollywood

One on One With Lane Shefter Bishop

CNN interviews Lane Shefter-Bishop

It has been a few months since I last spoke with Lane Shefter Bishop, CEO of Vast Entertainment who has become known as “The Book Whisperer” of Hollywood. In the last few years, she has set up more than two dozen novels for adaptation to TV Series, Movie of the Weeks and Feature Films. I had to get the low down, for what is currently going on and what is to come in the near future.
Read the whole interview here.

The Choking Game Pulls in 1M+ Viewers for Lifetime

The Choking Game

The original Lifetime movie The Choking Game debuted at #4 in the Nielsen Twitter TV Ratings “Top 5” for 7/26/14.

On July 26, 2014, Disney’s Phineas and Ferb was the highest rated show on cable with a 0.5, followed by Spike’s Cops (0.4), Starz’s Power (0.4) & Lifetime’s The Choking Game (0.3). Phineas and Ferb was the most viewed program with 2.479 million viewers – followed by Cops (1.292), The Choking Game (1.070) & Power (0.754).

Additionally, the hashtag #TheChokingGame took 15th place, out of 454 United States Trending Topics for Saturday July 26th.

See more about the film, including upcoming showings, at Lifetime.

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