(Sleeping with Other People, Bachelorette) to write and direct
Earlier this year it was announced thatpreemptively acquired the feature film rights to Cambria Brockman’s riveting thriller for Michael Sugar’s newly launched Sugar23 and Anonymous Content to produce with Aevitas Creative Management.
Set at an elite college in small town New England, the story follows the shifting alliances and romantic entanglements of six tight-knit students…until one of them is murdered.
Headland recently wrapped the first season of’s original series Russian Doll which she created with Natasha Lyonne & Amy Poehler
Sugar23’s head of production Ashley Zalta identified the project and will produce it alongside Michael Sugar, Anonymous Content and Aevitas’s Todd Shuster. Nicole Clemens and Aevitas’s
Lori Galvin will executive produce.
Sugar23 has a first look TV deal with Anonymous Content.
Aevitas’s Lori Galvin and Lane Zachary sold this debut book at auction to Ballantine, who will publish in June 2019.
ABOUT ANONYMOUS CONTENT
Founded in 1999 by CEO Steve Golin, Anonymous Content is a leading management and film, TV and commercial production company. Anonymous Content manages the careers of many of the world’s most renowned and innovative directors, writers, actors, comedians, authors, and publications such as The New York Times, working closely with them to achieve their goals by both creating and finding opportunities for them, whether in feature films, television, commercials, music videos or brand integrated content. Anonymous Content’s clients have been recognized with Academy Awards®, Emmys®, Golden Globes®, Tony Awards®, Pulitzer Prizes® and other prestigious awards. The company’s award-winning Film & TV division boasts many commercially successful and critically-acclaimed works, including Best Picture Academy Award winning SPOTLIGHT, THE REVENANT, ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND, BEING JOHN MALKOVICH, BABEL, and WINTER’S BONE.
The company’s TV slate includes the critically acclaimed “Maniac” (Netflix), “True Detective” (HBO), “Mr. Robot” (USA Network), “13 Reasons Why” (Netflix), “Berlin Station” (EPIX), “Counterpart” (Starz), “The OA” (Netflix), “Electric Dreams” (Channel 4/Amazon), “The Alienist” (TNT), as well as the upcoming “Catch-22” (Hulu), “Homecoming” (Amazon), “Dickinson” (Apple), “One Day She’ll Darken” (TNT), the Untitled mystery drama series inspired by the real-life story of 11-year-old Hilde Lysiak (Apple) and “$1” (CBS All Access).
Founded in 2017 by Academy Award®-winning manager-producer Michael Sugar, Sugar23 is a burgeoning creative investment company specializing in original, premium content and brand incubation and investment. In the short time since its inception, Sugar23 has already set numerous high-profile prestige projects into motion, including the film adaptation of “Hummingbird Salamander,” the latest sci-fi novel from bestselling author Jeff VanderMeer (the “Southern Reach” trilogy); “Infidel” with TriStar Pictures, based on the horror comic of the same name; “Tell Me Everything,” based on the upcoming thriller novel by Cambria Brockman; “The Laundromat,” starring Meryl Streep and Gary Oldman; and “Final Girls” with Universal Pictures, based on the bestselling novel by Riley Sager. Sugar23 has a first-look deal with Anonymous Content, the TV and film production company where Sugar formerly worked and shepherded such award-winning projects as “Spotlight,” “The Knick,” “The OA,” “Maniac” on Netflix and “I Am the Night” on TNT. In addition to its creative development/production capabilities, through its Sugar23 Global division, Sugar23 is a full-service venture creator network working with creatives and entrepreneurs at all levels, from startups to established businesses, on brand development, targeted investments, and core cultural strategies.
Aevitas Creative Management is a full-service literary agency with over twenty agents representing scores of preeminent authors, thinkers, public figures, and prominent institutions. Aevitas’ clients include winners of the Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award, MacArthur Fellowship, PEN/Faulkner, Guggenheim Fellowship, National Book Critics Circle Award, Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award, John S. Knight Fellowship, Pushcart Prize, Whiting Writer’s Award, the Nobel Peace Prize, as well as the Tony, Grammy, Emmy, and Academy Awards. Aevitas also represents media companies such as Boston Globe, New York magazine, NPR, PBS, Quartz, and the Brookings Institute, and acts as the exclusive literary representatives for the estates of Muhammad Ali, Mahatma Gandhi, Albert Einstein, and Louisa May Alcott. Alongside strategic partner Anonymous Content, Aevitas’ producing arm is developing a robust slate, with feature and TV projects set up at Netflix, Universal, Fox 2000, Paramount TV, and Apple, among others.
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