Bloomington, IND (PRWEB) June 18, 2012
Balboa Press, a division of Hay House Inc., and leading self-publisher of personal empowerment books with a positive message, today announced that author Alyson Mead has signed a deal with Tagline Pictures, the producers behind the hit USA Network television series “PSYCH” with a first-look deal at NBC Universal’s Universal Cable Productions, to develop her book, “Searching for Sassy: An L.A. Phone Psychic's Tales of Life, Lust & Love” as a potential television series.
Alyson Mead was originally discovered at Book-to-Screen PitchFest New York, a Balboa Press/Author Solutions, Inc. event, where over 150 authors were each given the opportunity to turn their books into pitches for entertainment executives. Mead’s “Searching for Sassy” pitch generated interest from four companies, and ultimately she found a home with Tagline Pictures.
“What we love about the novel ‘Searching for Sassy’ is how the author pulls the curtain back on the fascinating world of a delightfully original and quirky character. It’s the perfect foundation for building a great television series, and we look forward to taking it out into the marketplace,” said Kelly Kulchak, president of Tagline TV.
“Searching for Sassy is my humorous, true story of love and adventure on the spiritual path," said Mead. "I'm thrilled to be working with Tagline Pictures on this exciting project.”
Book-to-Screen Pitch Fest will be coming to Los Angeles in July of 2012 and is still available to Balboa Press authors. For more information about self-publishing with Balboa Press, please visit: http://www.balboapress.com.
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