EXCLUSIVE: The Murders of Molly Southbourne, a novella written by Tade Thompson which is designed as the first in an ongoing series from MacMillan Publishing imprint Tor.com, has just been optioned by Cathy Schulman's Welle Entertainment (a co-venture with Primary Wave Entertainment).
EXCLUSIVE: Welle Entertainment has just acquired the film and TV rights to Julian Guthrie's non-fiction book Alpha Girls about the unsung female heroes of Silicon Valley. It won the property after a bidding war that included Amazon, Universal, Brett Ratner, Smokehouse and others.
Scott W. Stern's The Trials of Nina McCall, the true story of one of the largest mass quarantines in U.S. history and the women who fought against it, is being adapted into a film. Cathy Schulman's Welle Entertainment has acquired the film rights to Stern's upcoming nonfiction book, which is scheduled for publication in the spring of 2018 by Beacon Press.
Also: Video messages from Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama and Kamala Harris; Elizabeth Banks calling out Steven Spielberg and a sexist agent; Tracee Ellis Ross' message to the industry; and Dan Rather's call to action are just a few of the many big moments.
EXCLUSIVE: Cathy Schulman, former head of production at STX Entertainment, just launched a new production and finance company called Welle Entertainment. In addition, she has entered into a co-venture with Primary Wave Entertainment and is starting up with several diverse film and television projects already on the slate.