Friday, August 9, 2013

Lights, Camera, Action: Chicken Soup for the Soul Headed for the Big Screen

Grab your sunglasses and roll out the red carpet!

Amy Newmark, Chicken Soup for the Soul series publisher and editor, notified contributors today that Chicken Soup for the Soul is being made into a feature film with a Hollywood studio.

According to Newmark's press release, "Alcon Entertainment, the creative studio behind The Blind Side, Dolphin Tale, P.S. I Love You, and many other hits, is set to finance and produce the film, along with The Kerner Entertainment Company and its principal Jordan Kerner, the genius behind The Smurfs 1&2, Charlotte's Web, George of the Jungle, Fried Green Tomatoes, and many others.

"Brandon Camp, who wrote Love Happens, will write the screenplay, which is inspired by our books. Warner Bros will release the film. One of the Executive Producers of the film will be Ben Haber, who executive produced The Smurfs and Across the Universe."

To read more about this exciting project, here's a link to an article in the LA Times.


  1. Donna--Can YOU envision what a CS movie will look like? I can't but I AM interested...

    Thanks for the link. The article didn't make things clearer for me, but perhaps it's because I'm sleep-deprived, having worked at a frenetic pace all week, getting my classroom ready.

    Is Cari still home?

  2. It will be interesting to see how this develops.

  3. Hi Sioux,
    My vision is a series of connected stories, but what do I know?

    Good luck with school next week. Michael had Freshman transition day Thursday. Cari heads off for college tomorrow. Lots of changes around here. I'm sleep deprived too.

    Hi Carol,
    I agree.

  4. Very exciting news. Wonder who will play the contributors? ;) All the best to Cari and Michael!

  5. I am so excited. Do you think we willrecognize our own stories should they be a part of the movie?

  6. Hi Tammy,
    Good question, and thanks. It's exciting times for both grandkiddos.

    Hi Linda,
    I'm betting that with as many CS stories you have published at least one of yours will be featured.

  7. I'm not sure how this will work for a movie. On the other hand, I think it would be perfect for a weekly television series. Think of all the stories from which they could use!

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