Nick Harris Forms The Story Foundation; Pay Authors, Hatch Ideas, Share In IP Cash

By | Monday April 23, 2012 @ 12:08pm PDT
Mike Fleming

The Story Foundation Nick HarrisEXCLUSIVE: Nick Harris, most recently the co-head of ICM’s Media Rights department, has teamed with entertainment financing specialist Jason Traub to form The Story Foundation. It is a funded company that will create intellectual properties that start as books with ancillary life in film, TV and other multi-platform opportunities. Harris will take a hands-on approach in hatching ideas and guiding writers to hone them. Traub has worked as a financier to banks specializing in entertainment, and most recently has been running his own boutique financing company focused on structured lending in the media world. He is also the brother-in-law of Harris, who has brokered book and movie deals at London-based AP Watt, RWSG and ICM. Read More »

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Ellen DeGeneres Wants To ‘Sing You Home’

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Ellen DeGeneres is teaming with Storyline partners Craig Zadan and Neil Meron to produce Sing You Home, a feature film based on the bestselling novel by Jodi Picoult. DeGeneres will be involved solely as producer on this, and I’m … Read More »

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Emily Bestler Gets Atria Books Imprint

By | Tuesday February 8, 2011 @ 7:43am PST
Mike Fleming

At the Simon & Schuster division Atria Books, Emily Bestler has been promoted to editor and chief and senior vice president, and she has gotten her own imprint–Emily Bestler Books–which will debut this spring. She has been with S&S for … Read More »

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