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Film and TV Rights

Naomi Joseph is the Head of Broadcast at PFD. Naomi works closely with Jonathan Sissons selling film and television rights around the globe, for all our clients, across a wide variety of genres.

Prior to joining the company Naomi worked at a number of high profile production companies including Endemol, Freemantle Media and The Walt Disney Company.

Jonathan was Rights Director at Cornerstone, and brings with him over 20 years experience selling rights at Random House.

Please see below for our featured titles this month. These titles are available in principle.

For further enquiries or a film rights catalogue, please contact Naomi JosephJonathan Sissons or their assistant Alice Reed.




 
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DARK ECHO
F.G. Cottam

Dark Echo is an unlucky boat.

Despite this knowledge, Martin Stannard falls under her spell and prepares to sail her across the Atlantic with his father. But his lover Suzanne is uneasy and begins exploring the yacht’s past.

What she finds is terrifying. Dark Echo isn’t just unlucky, it’s evil. It was built for Harry Spalding, a soldier and sorcerer who committed suicide yet still casts his inexplicable spell nearly a century after his death.

Suzanne must uncover his last, terrible secret before Dark Echo destroys the man she loves…

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A BRILLIANT LITTLE OPERATION: THE COCKLESHELL HEROES AND THE MOST COURAGEOUS RAID OF WW2
Rt Hon Lord Ashdown

The complete story of the remarkable canoe raid on German ships in Bordeaux Harbour – by the man who himself served in the Special Boat Squadron. In 1942, before El Alamein turned the tide of war, the German merchant fleet was re-supplying its war machine with impunity. So Operation Frankton, a daring and secret raid, was launched by Mountbatten’s Combined Operations and led by the enigmatic ‘Blondie’ Hasler – to paddle ‘Cockleshell’ canoes right into Bordeaux harbour and sink the ships at anchor. It was a desperately hazardous mission from the start – dropped by submarine to canoe some hundred miles up the Gironde into the heart of Vichy France, surviving terrifying tidal races, only to face the biggest challenge of all: escaping across the Pyrenees. Fewer than half the men made it to Bordeaux; only four laid their mines; just two got back alive. But the most damage was done to the Germans’ sense of impregnability. Paddy Ashdown, himself a member of the Royal Marines’ elite Special Boat Squadron formed as a consequence of Frankton, has always been fascinated by this classic story of bravery and ingenuity – as a young man even meeting his hero Hasler once. Now, after researching previously unseen archives and tracing surviving witnesses, he has written the definitive account of the raid. The real truth, he discovers – a deplorable tale of Whitehall rivalry and breakdowns in communication – serves only to make the achievements of the ‘Cockleshell’ heroes all the more heroic.
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DEATH TREADS SOFTLY
George Bellairs

This wonderful thriller is set in the haunting and picturesque Isle of Man. Finlo Crennell, ex-harbourmaster of Castletown, has been missing for a week before he is found by the police wandering in London, suffering from loss memory. He is escorted back to the Island by Chief Inspector Littlejohn, of Scotland Yard, but he is unable to throw any light on how he came to be in London or what he has been doing. Within twenty-four hours, Crennell is found murdered—shot through the head. Littlejohn is called in to investigate not only Crennell’s murder, but also that of Charles Cribbin, a bankrupt farmer, whose body is found in a desolate ruined house on the moors.

 

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BROKEN ANGELS
Graham Masterton

One cold spring morning in County Cork, two fishermen find a bundle of rags floating in the Blackwater River.

It is the bloated body of Father Heaney. His hands and feet are bound, and his neck bears the marks of garrotting wire. Worse still, he has been castrated.

When a second priest is found murdered, his body bruised and beaten and the same savage wound hidden beneath his soutane, Detective Inspector Katie Maguire finds evidence of a sinister cover-up at St Joseph’s Orphanage.

But the Catholic diocese still wields considerable power here, and the Garda are under pressure to close the case. Katie has to work alone if she is to catch the killer in time – but first she must shatter a wall of silence that for decades has hidden a terrible secret.

A secret that is beyond belief…

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LOOK AFTER ME
Aoife Walsh

Phoebe is a girl who has her problems: like schoolwork, separated parents, and her three brothers who range from insanely bossy to psychotically destructive. But even she is unprepared for her long-lost foster sister turning up with a brand new baby in the garden shed, then promptly disappearing again, leaving her daughter behind.

 

Phoebe’s brother Adam insists they look after the baby themselves, secretly, in the shed. But neither Phoebe and Adam, nor their little brothers, nor the handsome boy next door realize yet how challenging parenthood can be…

 

Look After Me is a touching and insightful story by debut author Aoife Walsh that will appeal to children and adults alike.

 

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Stage Rights

Peters Fraser & Dunlop has a department dedicated to selling all stage rights for our clients.

Please see below for some of our recent productions.

For enquiries, please contact Adam Gauntlett.

 

 
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MOON ON A RAINBOW SHAWL by Errol John

Esther – if yer have yer head screw on right – No matter where yer go – One night – some time – Yer reach up – yer touch that moon.

For the teeming populace of Old Mack’s cacophonous yard in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, it’s a cheek by jowl existence lived out on a sweltering public stage. Snatches of calypso compete with hymn tunes, drums and street cries as neighbours drink, brawl, pass judgment, make love, look out for each other and crave a better life. But Ephraim is no dreamer and nothing, not even the seductive Rosa, is going to stop him escaping his dead-end job for a fresh start in England.

Set as returning troops from the Second World War fill the town with their raucous celebrations, Errol John’s Moon on a Rainbow Shawl depicts a vibrant, cosmopolitan world that is as harsh as it is filled with colour and warmth.

Talawa Theatre Company will revive artistic director Michael Buffong’s 2012 National Theatre production of Moon on a Rainbow Shawl as part of its new 2013/2014 season. Performances commence in February 2014.

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THE LION, THE UNICORN AND ME by Jeanette Winterson

In this beautiful retelling of the story of the very first Christmas, the humble donkey is chosen above all other animals to carry Mary to Bethlehem. As his journey unfolds, he is touched by th magic and mystery of the Nativity… With sparkles of originality, humour and warmth, the Christmas story is reborn.

The book is currently being adapted into an opera by Washington National Opera, and is due to premiere at the Glimmerglass Festival in December 2013.

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CAUTIONARY TALES FOR CHILDREN by Hilaire Belloc

Hilaire Belloc’s misbehaving children suffer all manner of grisly ends in these cautionary tales that poke fun at the idea of improving children’s morals through verse stories. Once heard, who can forget ‘Henry King, Who chewed bits of String’ or the unfortunate lies of Matilda? The wicked humour ensures that they will remain favourites throughout the generations.

Cautionary Tales for Children was recently adapted for the stage by Arena Theatre Company, Australia in 2012.

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RISEN PEOPLE by James Plunkett

This Christmas the Abbey Theatre marks the centenary of the 1913 Dublin Lockout with a new version of James Plunkett’s The Risen People.

The Risen People was the inspiration for Plunkett’s best-selling novel Strumpet City. Set in the shadow of the Lockout, this epic story of struggle and solidarity is told through the familiar characters of Annie, Fitz, Rashers and Hennessy.

This is a new adaptation by director Jimmy Fay in collaboration with movement director Colin Dunne and composer and musical director Conor Linehan.

A defining moment in Irish history is brought vividly to life through music, movement and song.

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THE CONE-GATHERERS by Robin Jenkins

In the shadow of a war that rages through Europe, brothers Calum and Neil work to gather pine cones in the grounds of a Scottish estate. When Calum releases two mutilated rabbits from a snare, he comes face to face with Duror, the gamekeeper. In retaliation, in the depths of the wood, Duror lays a trap for the cone-gatherers. Under a bright blue sky, Neil prophesises that forces of evil will encroach upon the harmony of their lives. It is a prophecy that comes true when Duror commits an act so brutal it destroys all sense of humanity in the once thriving wood. Powerful and unforgettable, The Cone-Gatherers is a novel about the good and the bad in human nature – and of our propensity for both.

The novel was adapted for the stage by Peter Arnott, and staged by Aberdeen Performing Arts in 2012

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