EXCLUSIVE: Anonymous Content has entered into a first agreement with New York Times bestselling writers, husband and wife duo David and Nicola Yoon, and their new production banner Yooniverse Media.
Under the pact, anonymous content will have exclusive first look rights to original film and television ideas created and curated by the Yoons. Yooniverse Media focuses on presenting onscreen stories that explore the full breadth of humanity across all age groups, with special attention to joyful love stories featuring people of color. .
Two novels by Nicola Yoon, Absolutely everything and The sun is also a star, have been adapted in futures.
“Nicola and David are incredible storytellers whose work is full of happiness, love, light and joy. They believe, and we agree, that great love combined with great ideas can be revolutionary.” said Dawn Olmstead, CEO of Anonymous Content. “Their engagement and experience in telling these stories through a diverse lens and working with other writers who share this passion, has anonymous content riding the wave of theirs. revolution of joy. “
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The deal comes as part of an industry-wide campaign for increased inclusion and authentic storytelling, along with a strong demand for an uplifting, upbeat, joyful and romantic fare as the nation emerges from the coronavirus pandemic.
“We are delighted to officially work closely with Anonymous Content, which produces some of the most daring and innovative movies and TV shows on the market,” said Nicola Yoon.
Last year Nicola and David Yoon launched Joy Revolution, a Random House young adult imprint dedicated to love stories featuring people of color written by people of color.
“We couldn’t have chosen a better partner to present voices that traditionally haven’t had time to be in the spotlight. Combined with our book imprint at Random House Children’s Books, we hope to have a substantial impact on increasing representation in all forms of media, ”said David Yoon.
Nicola Yoon is NYT’s # 1 bestselling author of Instructions for dancing, everything, everything and The sun is also a star. She is a finalist for the National Book Award, winner of the Michael L. Printz Honor Book and winner of the Coretta Scott King New Talent Award.
David Yoon is the NYT bestselling author of Frankly in love, Super Fake Love Song, and for adult readers, Zero version and City of Orange. He is a finalist for the William C. Morris Award and recipient of the Asian / Pacific American Award for YA Literature Honor.
The Yoons are replaced by Jodi Reamer at Writers House and Anonymous Content.