Framelight Productions Acquires Rights to Four New Properties

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Graphic Novel Series “Dark Oz,” Best-Selling Book Series, “The Christ Clone Trilogy,” Disney I-Parenting Award Winning "Inspector Moustachio Series" and Romanit Comediy Novel, "Slacker Girl".

"Now that Dark Oz is in the hands of Framelight, I feel that it's finally getting some serious attention, and I feel confident they understand the property and won't screw it up." - Stuart Kerr

Framelight Productions announces that its growing stable of properties has expanded with addition of four unique works. First is “Dark Oz,” created by Stuart Kerr and Ralph Griffin, a modernistic take on L. Frank Baum’s Oz series. Next added is James BeauSeigneur’s “The Christ Clone Trilogy,” an engaging and thought provoking trilogy revolving around the concept of cloning Jesus Christ; the Disney I-Parenting Award winning children’s book series, “Inspector Mustachio” by Wayne Madsen joined the fold, and finally from the pen of Alexandra Koslow, her debut novel, “Slacker Girl.” On each project, Framelight’s Jeffrey D. Erb and Robert L. Robinson, Jr., will produce the films based on the novels.

“Dark Oz,” the comic book series began life in a comic book series from the pens of Stuart Kerr and Ralph Griffin, who played tribute to Baum’s world and cast of characters in a story that begins with three twenty-somethings being swept away from our Earth to the land of Oz. There they discover that sinister forces have been at work, and the evil Nome King now rules the land. To make matters worse, they must also find a way to defeat the Three Evil Kings of Oz: Scarecrow, Tin Woodsman, and Lion!

"We've had a few near-misses with the Dark Oz property over the past few years,” comments Stuart Kerr, also co-creator of Deadworld. “Now that it's in the hands of Framelight, I feel that it's finally getting some serious attention, and I feel confident they understand the property and won't screw it up." “I’ve been an OZ fan since I could read,” explains Framelight’s Robinson. “The movie once a year was like a holiday in my house, and the book was one of the first two novels I remember reading. This series captures elements from both but tickled my childhood memories with a story that the adult in me could wrap his arms around.”

Written by Wayne Madsen, the Inspector Moustachio series targets young adults and is a celebrated winner of the distinguished Walt Disney Company's 2008 iParenting Media Award. Additionally, Mr. Madsen was nationally recognized as a Reading is Fundamental (RIF) booklist pick author for the first book in The Misadventures of Inspector Moustachio series. “The Misadventures of Inspector Moustachio: The Case of Stolen Time,” follows Jake Moustachio, who on his eleventh birthday, receives a special magnifying glass as a gift from his grandmother. Captivated with the present, Jake along with his sister, Alexa go on a journey throughout their house to “investigate” where their cat, Rex, has been hiding.

“I immediately found Inspector Moustachio to be a well-written work that captures your imagination from the onset. It’s a fun, exciting journey that will translate to film well with its powerful visuals and magical characters.” says Framelight’s Erb. Wayne Madsen said ” This is magical. Framelight understands my book and understands our market. I am very excited.”

“The Christ Clone Trilogy” is a three novel series that explores complex issues that transcend science fiction, apocalyptic prophesy and thrilling suspense. Author James BeauSeigneur weaves a tale that traverses the globe with characters that we think we know but don’t. “From the moment I first picked up the introductory novel, ‘In His Image’” explains Robinson, “I saw this as a film series. I’ve been hounding Jim since 2001 to let us make this movie because it is that powerful. He wrote images that my mind will never let me forget.”

The final property is a romantic comedy published by Penguin Publishing called “Slacker Girl,” by up and coming new author, Alexandra Koslow. The book has the fun of Sex and the City, but the style characters of an old Audrey Hepburn or Shirley McLaine movie in a contemporary setting. “I simply fell in love with Slacker Girl,” smiles Framelight’s Erb. “There is no other way to describe it. Like a great espresso in a favorite coffee shop, I needed to know more on this great character.”

Author Koslow added this, “I'm ecstatic that these loveable characters and their great friendship are getting their screen time, I really think in these times people need a lot of laughs and just to have fun. The skewed logic of downtown NYC slacker Jane Cooper, the independence of her best friend Rebecka, their life in downtown NYC and their defiance of corporate America, is a gritty breath of fresh air.”

Framelight Productions is a film production company founded by entrepreneur Robert L. Robinson, Jr., and film production executive Jeffrey D. Erb in 2008 that partners with comic book, novel and other Intellectual Property creators and owners in the process of bringing their creations to the screen. With the great magnitude of creative talent and mythologies they have created, Framelight has developed a model that revolves around the most important asset in the equation, the creators.

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