Jaigantic Studios has acquired Hawthorne Books and Literary Arts. The imprint will goal manuscripts with the objective of discovering tasks potential for film And tv content material.

“That is typically A Marriage ceremony made in heaven,” said Rhonda Hughes, the writer at Hawthorne.

The agency, which is headquartered in Portland, Ore., has optioned a quantity of tasks Prior to now. That options optioning the rights to Monica Drake’s “Clown Woman” to Kristen Wiig, and optioning Lidia Yuknavitch’s “The Chronology of Water: A Memoir” to Scott Free, which has tapped Kristen Stewart to adapt and direct. Hawthorne has additionally revealed Academy Award nominated screenauthor Anthony McCarten’s novel, “Brilliance.” McCarten wrote the scripts for “The thought of Every thing” and “The two Popes.”

Hughes will stay in her current position And might proceed buying for literary fiction And inventive nonfiction. Initially, Hawthorne will publish eight e-books per yr.

Hawthorne’s first e-book to be launched as an imprint of Jaigantic Shall be “North Star Rising: A Novel Regarding the Lifetime of Frederick Douglass,” by Sidney Morrison, which the agency hopes To level out Proper into a mini-collection. Also scheduled is a debut sci-fi, “The Inevitable” by Daniel Hope and “No Protected Harbor” by Robert Shemeld. Each e-books Shall be Tailored into collection.

Jaigantic was launched in 2021 by Michael Jai White, whose work as an an actor, director and author consists of “Arrow,” “The Darkish Knight,” “Spawn” and “Mortal Kombat: Legacy.”

“I’ve been working with Rhonda for over a decade and as we started To assemble out Jaigantic’s content material division, this was A no brainer. Rhonda has a popularity for award-worthwhile debut novelists, An eye fixed for variety, inclusion, and impeccable type. We’re thrilled that Rhonda and Hawthorne are becoming a member of our Jaigantic household,” said Mayne Berke, COO and Producer at Jaigantic Studios.

Monetary phrases of the sale Weren’t disclosed.


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