Exclusive: First Wind Film Development Chooses TV Copyright for Rick Blewes’ recently released Mystery Novel Detectives at Pignon Scorebion and Barber ShopBrendan Denin and Josh Stanton of Blackstone Publishing teamed up to create the adaptation.
The book is set in 1910 in the small English municipality of Hackford, where there is a new chief police inspector. At first, the British dapper of Egyptian and Haitian descent and the unbroken pignon scorpion struck something like a strange figure among the locals. But it wasn’t long before Hackford found himself in dire need of a detective. Investigating a trio of crimes whose origins date back half a century, Scorbion interviews a parade with possible motives, but with each apparent source, new surprises unfold. And just as nothing seems to be able to derail Scorbion, so does Thelma Smith – flashy, whip-smart and newlywed. Scorbion finally meets his match?
Blaise has spent most of his career in the music industry as a recording artist, Grammy-nominated producer, recorded lyricist and senior executive on record labels, working with many superstar actors and contributing to major film soundtracks. He has written numerous newspaper columns and magazine articles, the compilation contains chapters and an upcoming collection contains a story, Hotel California. He is an international thriller writer, American mystery writer, member of the Historical Novel Society and the Pacific Northwest Writers Association, among others.
First Wind Film Development focuses on the emergence of new premium content and package development for producers and writers. Based in the EU and the UK, and formed in 2016 by three colleagues previously working with United Artist Europe, the company has produced a recently released feature documentary. Meet Gorbachev, On the life of Mikhail Gorbachev, directed by Werner Herzog and André Singer. FWFD has multiple projects in the development of various film and TV markets, among which That bloody womanBased on the 1902 memoir of activist Emily Hubhaus, The blows of war– An authentic insight into the lives and hardships of women and children in the Boer War.
Denin is a former Scott Rudin production and Miramax / Dimension execution who recently joined Blackstone and launched its in-house film and TV division, which currently produces Netflix, Paramount, Amblin, Roadside Attraction, Gener Arts, 6th & Ready and .
One of the largest independent audiobook publishers in the United States, Blackstone’s catalog contains over 13,000 audiobook titles from authors such as Ion Rand, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Pablo Neruda, CS Lewis, Don Winslow and Neil DeGrasse Tyson. Its print and ebook imprint releases count more than 80 titles a year by both new and established authors, including James Clavel, Rex Pickett, PC Cast, Katherine Coulter, Norman Reedas and Karin Slater.
Bleweis has been replaced by Nicole Resiniti of Seymour Agency.