Global Media Company Brain Power Studio and Leading International Publisher Harlequin Strengthen Partnership with New Film Venture | The Fan Carpet

Global Media Company Brain Power Studio and Leading International Publisher Harlequin Strengthen Partnership with New Film Venture


08 January 2019

The new agreement will allow Brain Power Studio to ramp up its output for the Harlequin Film Collection.

To date, eight films have been produced under the existing partnership, but formalising the new venture will enable Harlequin to raise its equity stake in the films and give Brain Power Studio further access to the collection and increase the number of films it produces each year.

The collection includes original, heartwarming and inspiring romantic movies adapted from the voluminous catalogue of Harlequin, which currently releases over 100 books a month in 34 languages.

Global media company Brain Power Studio has signed a new agreement with Harlequin, a leading international publisher, which will allow Brain Power Studio to ramp up its output for the Harlequin Film Collection. To date, eight films have been produced under the existing partnership, but formalising the new venture will enable Harlequin to raise its equity stake in the films and give Brain Power Studio further access to the collection and increase the number of films it produces each year.

The collection includes original, heartwarming and inspiring romantic movies adapted from the voluminous catalogue of Harlequin, which currently releases over 100 books a month in 34 languages.

The eight films already produced under this successful partnership include: A Very Country ChristmasHome Town HolidayChristmas With A Prince, After the Storm, My Perfect Romance, Christmas with A View, Christmas Wedding Planner and A Very Country Wedding. Distribution arm, Brain Power Studio Rights, represents the film collection worldwide.

 

 

“We are excited to fortify this partnership that has been very prolific since 2017. Working ground floor with the creative team at Harlequin in choosing the books and shaping the adaptations, has been a dream. We look forward to further exploring Harlequin’s wide and varied imprints and bringing the works of their very talented authors to life,” said Executive Producer and Founder of Brain Power Studio, Beth Stevenson.

Brent Lewis, EVP Harlequin, commented, “Harlequin is thrilled to be elevating our relationship with Brain Power Studio, bringing our authors’ stories to film and delighting our readers. Brain Power has been incredible to work with, and I’m looking forward to expanding our relationship as we develop more films for fans to enjoy.”

Broadcasters that already air the much-loved Harlequin movies (starring renowned actors including Vivica A. Fox, Joey Fatone, Jodie Sweetin, Patrick Duffy, Lauren Holly, Morgan Fairchild and Kelly Rutherford) include UPTV, Netflix, NBCUniversal, Channel 5, Super Channel, M6 and RTBF.

About Brain Power Studio
Founded by Beth Stevenson, Brain Power Studio Inc. is a world-class media content maker with a global distribution team. Brain Power Studio represents a rapidly growing catalogue that includes both film and series, and is a key player in the international marketplace on both traditional and new media platforms.

About Harlequin
Harlequin is a leading publisher of commercial fiction and narrative nonfiction. The company publishes more than 110 titles a month, in both print and digital formats, in as many as 150+ international markets and 30+ languages. Encompassing highly recognisable imprints that span a broad number of genres, the publisher is home to many award-winning New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling authors.

Harlequin is a division of HarperCollins Publishers, the second largest consumer book publisher in the world, with operations in 18 countries. For more information, please visit Harlequin and Facebook Follow Harlequin on Twitter: @HarlequinBooks.

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