EXCLUSIVE: Top literary manager Michael Prevett is teaming with Howard Braunstein’s Braunstein Films and Rain Management Group toppers Jonathan Baruch and Rob Wolken to form StoryBy Entertainment, an author- and creator-friendly venture that aims to generate film and TV projects for production based on the group’s source material. It will also be able to package, produce and finance projects. Braunstein, Baruch and Wolken will continue to run their companies in addition to StoryBy, which Prevett will lead. All of Prevett’s clients will join him at RMG, a management and multi-platform content creation outfit.
“We envision StoryBy as a destination for authors and creators, and our objective is to employ all of our resources to bring their work to the screen in the most impactful and creative ways possible”, said Prevett.
Prevett, a leading packager while running Gotham Group’s book-to-film business, reps a slew of bestselling authors including Colum McCann, whose Let The Great World Spin he adapted for Bad Robot at Paramount. Other clients include Dan Simmons, whose book The Terror is in development at AMC with Scott Free Prods. Among his recent sales: Lauren Beukes’ thriller The Shining Girls to MRC with Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way producing; Defenders by Will McIntosh to Warner Bros with Donald De Line producing; and Secrets Of The Tomb by Alexandra Robbins to ABC as a one-hour drama. His client list also features novelist-screenwriter Thomas Kelly, who was showrunner on BBC America’s Copper and is now adapting his novel Empire Rising for Guy Ritchie and Lionel Wigram at Warner Bros. Another client is Graham Roland (Lost, Fringe), now co-executive producer of Fox’s Almost Human.
Most recently, Braunstein executive produced the Lifetime series The Client List starring Jennifer Love Hewitt.