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Alloy To Develop Third Feature In ‘Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants’ Series

Alloy Entertainmentsisterhood-everlasting-cover is developing the fifth and final novel in the Sisterhood series by Ann Brashares for feature treatment. Sisterhood Everlasting will follow the two previous pics based on The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants novels. Sisterhood Everlasting picks up ten years later, after the Sisterhood friends have grown apart. It centers on Tibby who tries to bridge the distance by reuniting the girls for a trip that will change their lives forever. Liz Garcia (The Lifeguard, Cold Case, Dawson’s Creek) will adapt the book and Ken Kwapis, who directed the original film, will return to helm the third. Les Morgenstein, president of Alloy Entertainment, and Elysa Dutton, VP of Alloy Features, will produce along with Christine Sacani. Garcia is repped by CAA and Madhouse.
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Ann Brashares’ Latest YA Novel ‘The Here And Now’ Acquired By ‘Traveling Pants’ Producers Alcon & Alloy

By | Friday April 11, 2014 @ 12:09pm PDT

HereAndNowAlcon Entertainment, Alloy Entertainment and Kira Davis’ 8:38 Productions have reteamed to acquire Ann Brashares‘ latest young adult novel, The Here And Now, which was released this week by Delacorte Press. The three companies previously joined to collaborate on Brashares’ bestselling Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants novels, turning them into a 2005 feature film starring SisterhoodOfTheTravelingPantsBlake Lively, Alexis Bledel, America Ferrara and Amber Tamblyn and a 2008 sequel. Both were released by Warner Bros under Alcon’s output deal there.

Davis will produce the Here And Now adaptation with Alcon’s Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson. Alloy president Les Morgenstein and VP of Alloy features Elysa Dutton will also produce. The novel is an epic romantic thriller about a girl from the future who might be able to save the world…if she lets go of the one thing she’s found to hold on to. Read More »

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Alloy Hires Elysa Koplovitz Dutton To Run Feature Film Division

By | Friday November 8, 2013 @ 8:29am PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Alloy Entertainment has hired Elysa Koplovitz Dutton to be VP and run its feature film division based in Los Angeles. She reports to Leslie Morgenstein, President of Alloy Entertainment, which is now part of the Warner Bros Television Group. Dutton was most recently exec producer on the indie comedy Ass Backwards, to be released November 8, and before that had a producing deal at HBO and was a VP Production at Fox. She’s a Brown graduate who created that school’s first series, Sob Story, which got syndicated to campuses across the country. Her work on such films as Idiocracy, Beavis And Butt-head Do America and Election will come in handy, as Alloy’s demo is young.

Alloy made its name hatching fiction that has been turned into film and TV properties that include The Vampire Diaries, Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars and Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants. “Elysa understands the Alloy brand and shares our philosophy when it comes to developing great entertainment,” Morgenstein said. “We’re eager to aggressively expand our feature business, and her experience will be vital to our success.” Read More »

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Amazon Unveils Fan Fiction Business With Rights From WB’s Alloy Entertainment

By | Wednesday May 22, 2013 @ 6:41am PDT

SEATTLE—(NASDAQ: AMZN)—May 22, 2013—Today, Amazon Publishing announces Kindle Worlds, the first commercial publishing platform that will enable any writer to create fan fiction based on a range of original stories and characters and earn royalties for doing so. Amazon Publishing has secured licenses from Warner Bros. Television Group’s Alloy Entertainment division for its New York Times best-selling book series Gossip Girl, by Cecily von Ziegesar; Pretty Little Liars, by Sara Shepard; and Vampire Diaries, by L.J. Smith; and plans to announce more licenses soon. Through these licenses, Kindle Worlds will allow any writer to publish authorized stories inspired by these popular Worlds and make them available for readers to purchase in the Kindle Store.

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Warner Bros TV Group Acquires Alloy Entertainment

By | Monday June 11, 2012 @ 10:58am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Alloy Entertainment, which has been based at Warner Bros TV for a long time, will now officially be part of the Warner Bros family. WBTV parent the Warner Bros Television Group has signed a deal to acquire Alloy from an investor group led by ZelnickMedia, which bought the leading producer of youth-oriented content in November 2010 in connection with the go-private transaction of Alloy Inc. Leslie Morgenstein, who has served as president of Alloy and its predecessor, 17th Street Productions, since 1999, will stay on to run the company within WBTVG. The closing of the transaction is subject to customary conditions and is expected to occur in the third calendar quarter.

WBTVG currently produces and distributes five series co-produced by Alloy: Gossip Girl, The Vampire Diaries, Pretty Little Liars, The Lying Game and the upcoming 666 Park Avenue, all of which started as successful Alloy book franchises aimed at teen girls and young women. In addition, Alloy properties have also been produced for the big screen including Warner Bros Pictures’ two Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants films and Warner Premiere’s The Clique. In addition to film and television, Alloy is the world’s most successful independent packager of fiction. Alloy Entertainment will continue to collaborate on production and distribution of original digital programming with former sister division, Alloy Digital, which operates a top-ranking media and video network focused on the 12-34 demographic and recently … Read More »

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Alloy Entertainment Taps COO

By | Monday April 4, 2011 @ 10:23am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Alloy Entertainment has hired veteran TV network business affairs executive Michael Ross as COO. He will oversee business affairs, financing and digital distribution for Alloy’s production arm, which has 5 series on the air, CW’s ‘‘Gossip Girl” and The Vampire Diaries and ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars and the recently picked up The Nine Lives of Chloe King and The Lying Game. All 5 are based on young adult book properties of the company’s publishing division. Based in both Alloy’s New York and Los Angeles offices, Ross will report to Alloy Entertainment president Leslie Morgenstein. As head of business affairs for the CW, Ross negotiated the license fee for Alloy’s first hit, Gossip Girl. He most recently served as EVP at BBC Worldwide America.

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UPDATE: ‘The Lying Game’ Nears Series Order At ABC Family, Could ‘Jane’ Be Next?

Nellie Andreeva

UPDATE: I hear ABC Family’s series order to drama pilot The Lying Game is expected to be finalized on Tuesday, with Game joining recently greenlighed comedy series The Great State of Georgia and dramas The Nine Lives of Chloe King and Switched at Birth. And the network may not be done yet with its series orders. I hear that a fifth pilot, What Would Jane Do, has extended the options on the actors and remains in contention. With The Lying Game, ABC Family also extended the cast first while it was figuring out a pickup deal. What Would Jane Do, written by April Blair, directed by Lev L. Spiro and produced by Gavin Polone, follows 16-year-old Jane (Erica Dasher), who lands a job at a hip retail company when they mistake her for an adult.

EXCLUSIVE 12:15PM: And then there were four. I hear a series pickup for The Lying Game at ABC Family is imminent. Three weeks ago, ABC picked up 3 of its 6 pilots to series with 10-episode orders: the Raven Symone comedy The Great State of Georgia and 2 dramas, The Nine Lives of Chloe King and Switched at Birth. I reported at the time that, while not picked up, drama pilot The Lying Game remained in contention, with ABC Family and producers Warner Horizon and Alloy  Entertainment looking at budget and other issues to make a series order possible. In another promising sign, the … Read More »

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