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FuseFrame Hires Ben Ketai To Adapt ‘Hush’

By | Thursday April 26, 2012 @ 1:37pm PDT

EXCLUSIVE: FuseFrame has hired Ben Ketai to adapt the horror novella Hush for the big screen. Ketai, who wrote and directed the 2010 vampire sequel 30 Days of Night: Dark Days, is repped by APA and Circle of Confusion. The adaptation of Hush, originally written by EM Blomqvist, marks the second property FuseFrame has in film development since it was founded. The first one was the Irene Farrimond thriller A Game Of Hide And Seek that John Swetnam adapted. Created by Indie book publisher Author Solutions in late 2011, FuseFrame has a $1 million development fund it uses to finance screenplays adapted from books written by its stable of self-published writers. Marcus Chait, head of Author Solutions’ film and new-media unit, oversees FuseFrame. Chait, along with Danny Sherman of Thruline Entertainment will produce Hush.

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Publisher Author Solutions Sets $1M Script Development Fund For New Film Arm

By | Wednesday October 5, 2011 @ 10:32am PDT

Indie book publisher Author Solutions has solidified a $1 million development fund to finance screenplays adapted from books written by its stable of self-published writers, who account for more than 145,000 titles. The publisher, which has a first-look deal with Principal Entertainment, will run the fund out of its newly formed production shingle FuseFrame that is being overseen by Author Solutions’ film and new-media unit boss Marcus Chait. The first property in the fund is A Game Of Hide And Seek, by Irene Farrimond. John Swetnam is adapting the book, a thriller about a group of teens vacationing in a remote mountain resort who must rescue their parents after they are taken hostage by a band of criminals. Chait is producing with Principal’s Danny Sherman; Principal’s Jen Weinbaum is co-producing.

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Paula Wagner Options ‘Internet Dates From Hell’

By | Wednesday September 21, 2011 @ 8:00am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Producer Paula Wagner has optioned rights to the Trisha Ventker book Internet Dates From Hell. The option covers film, TV and stage rights. The book was published through iUniverse, a self-publishing imprint of Author Solutions, and the deal came out of the author taking part in Author Solutions’ first Book-to-Screen PitchFest. After Ventker got good reaction, the book was brought to Wagner by Author Solutions director of new media Marcus Chait. The author pitched via Skype and they made a deal. Ventker is a kindergarten teacher from Long Island who moved to New York City on her 30th birthday to find the man of her dreams through a number of online dating websites. Said Wagner: “I’m always looking for projects with real audience appeal, and with Internet dating being such a part of our technocentric world, I was immediately drawn to Trisha’s personal journey of life and love online.”

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