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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.

Lane to be a keynote speaker at the the 2017 ASJA Annual Conference

American Society of Journalists and Authors

Vast’s Lane Shefter Bishop to be a keynote speaker at the the 2017 ASJA Annual Conference

Founded in 1948, the American Society of Journalists and Authors is the nation’s professional organization of independent nonfiction writers. Membership consists of nearly 1,200 outstanding freelance writers of magazine articles, trade books, and many other forms of nonfiction writing, each of whom has met ASJA’s exacting standards of professional achievement. ASJA’s 46th Annual Writers Conference takes place on Saturday, May 5 & 6, 2017 at the Roosevelt Hotel, New York City. More information available 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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