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 Film & Television 

Books on Screen

ABLA is excited about our following books that have been adapted for film and television!


El Deafo by Cece Bell

A three-part animated miniseries on Apple TV. 

Cece Bell as Executive Producer, co-writer, and narrator. Executive produced and co-written by Will McRobb and co-executive produced by Claire Finn. Directed by Gilly Fogg with Mike Andrews as composer and featuring original music by Katie Crutchfield of Waxahatchee.

Winner of the BAFTA Children's & Young People's Award in the Content for Change and the Humanitas Prize, and nominated for an Emmy in Outstanding Special Class Animation Program, and Television Critics Association Award

BAFTA-Winning & 
Emmy-Nominated Series

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Superbuns by Diane Kredensor

A 2D-animated series with Toronto-based Yowza! Animation.

Executive produced by Diane Kredensor and Heather Walker.

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Butter by Erin Jade Lange

A PG-13 motion picture that premiered in theatres nationwide in February 2022.

Directed and Written by Paul A Kaufman, starring Mira Sorvino, McKaley Miller and Alex Kersting

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Rickshaw Girl by Mitali Perkins

An original movie produced and created by Sleeperwave Productions, directed by Amitabh Reza Chowdhury, written by Sharbari Z. Ahmed, Naseef Amin and Mitali Perkins, and starring Siam Ahmed, Champa, and Momena Chowdhury.

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The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes

A two-season television series, now available streaming on Peacock TV.

A Blumhouse TV production created by Raelle Tucker, starring Elena Kampouris, Kevin Carroll, Kiana Madeira, Toby Huss, and Ryan Robbins


13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher

A four-season TV series on Netflix.

Produced by Selena Gomez at July Moon & Anonymous Content, and starring Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford, and Alisha Boe.

Additional Film & Television News

These titles are also moving along in the Film/TV world!

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Keeper of the lost Cities

by Shannon Messenger, acquired by

Warner Bros Pictures with Emma Watts set to produce



by Lamar Giles, developed by Sony Pictures TV & Don Cheadle’s Radicle Act



by Troy Cummings, optioned by Scholastic Entertainment


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Merci Suárez Changes Gears

by Meg Medina, optioned by Cisneros Kids and Trustbridge Entertainment

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The Devouring Gray

by Christine Lynn Herman, to be adapted by Katherine McNamara, Gregg Sulkin, & Cameron Fuller

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Mango, Mambo, and Murder

By Raquel V. Reyes, optioned by Gato Grande and Amazon MGM Studios 


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John Rain Series

by Barry Eisler, developed by

Bedrock Entertainment/ITV  with Tony To producing



By Taj McCoy, optioned by Circle Blue Entertainment

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Bird and Squirrel

by James Burks

animated short accepted into the Children's Film Festival Seattle 2021

If you work in the film and television industry and would like to see our catalogs of available titles please reach out to

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