Award Winning Author Juno Dawson’s Irreverent and Entertaining MEAT MARKET has been acquired by Unstoppable Film & TV
Juno Dawson, the multi award-winning author, has had the rights to her next novel, ‘Meat Market’, acquired by Unstoppable Film & Television.
‘Meat Market’ follows Jana Novak, a 16-year-old girl of Serbian descent, as she is catapulted from her South London council estate roots to international stardom as a model. The book was written following two years extensive research by Dawson into the fashion industry. Dawson will adapt the work for TV, a first for her, after several adaptations of her work, including 'The Gender Games'
Noel Clarke and Jason Maza, directors of Unstoppable added “Meat Market is an irreverent, entertaining and funny story that also tackles the huge contemporary themes of #MeToo and the hyper sexualisation of girls. We were instantly drawn to the story itself and to the power of Juno’s writing, which has great warmth and humour even when she takes us to dangerous places. Juno’s research gives the story absolute authenticity and it is ideal to adapt as a returning series for television.”
About Juno Dawson
Queen of Teen 2014, Juno Dawson is the multi award-winning author of eight novels, six of those for young adults. In 2018, she published the best-selling novel CLEAN, which was voted Cosmopolitan’s ‘Must Read’ book of the year in the Big Book Awards. Juno is a regular contributor to Attitude Magazine, Glamour Magazine and The Guardian and has contributed to news items on BBC Women’s Hour, Front Row, ITV News, Channel 5 News, This Morning and Newsnight concerning sexuality, identity, literature and education. Meat Market is scheduled for publication by Quercus Children’s Books, an imprint of Hachette Children’s Group, in May 2019.
About Unstoppable Film & TV
Unstoppable Film and Television is an exciting and ambitious production company based in London, UK. It’s a company that continues to push the boundaries of independent film and more importantly, advance those movies into an international market.
Over the past few years Unstoppable have shown themselves to be at the forefront of films that are new and fresh. Unstoppable will continue to produce movies that give young filmmakers from diverse and ethnic backgrounds the platform and opportunity to tell their stories.
Originally Unstoppable Entertainment, they have produced over 10 feature films, the latest being UK box office success and TIFF 2016’s ‘Brotherhood', ‘10x10’ starring Luke Evans and Kelly Reilly, and LFF 2018’s ‘The Fight’.
Unstoppable recently joined the All3Media group, forming Unstoppable Film & Television, which has opened their slate to more scripted TV projects that they continue to develop.