The town is buzzing over a new book proposal from newcomer J.F. Dubeau, A GOD IN THE SHED, which is set to be published by Inkshares. We’re hearing the high-concept supernatural thriller was slipped to select producers last night, and already has an offer in. The proposal, which consists of 5 chapters and a synopsis is already into major territories in both film and TV. There’s tons of heat building around this property, as author Dubeau is already being compared to Stephen King by way of Nic Pizzolatto.
Charles Ferraro and Howie Sanders of UTA are teaming with Brooklyn Weaver of Energy Entertainment and Inkshares CEO Adam Gomolin to rep this, and as of Friday afternoon, Akiva Goldsman and his Weed Road Pictures have already taken this into Warner Bros. as more territories are being assigned.
Dubeau’s debut tells the story of Venus McKenzy and the residents of the tiny village of Saint-Ferdinand. A long time ago, the villagers stumbled onto an ancient power which they first angered and then tried to imprison and use for their own purposes. Today, the secrets of these terrible acts are coming back to reap their toll on the descendants of the original offenders. The book is the first in what is expected to be a trilogy.
A God in the Shed is the latest Inkshares property to set the town abuzz, following the lead of Mike Mongo’s The Astronaut Instruction Manual – which was recently picked up for a planned series from Legendary and Matt Tolmach.
Inkshares has also teamed up with the 2016 Launch Pad Manuscript Competition and will select a minimum of three manuscripts to publish and release with both digital and physical copies. In additional to the Inkshares prize, the Manuscript Competition qualifies for our Mentorship Program, which has just announced its slate of mentors for 2016.
Josh Lyons | Managing Editor