Deepa Mehta options Kathleen Winter’s ANNABEL for film

AnnabelDirector Deepa Mehta’s Hamilton Mehta Productions has acquired film rights to Kathleen Winter’s 2010 debut novel Annabel, after the expiry of a previous agreement.

Annabel has been published in 18 countries and was shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, Orange Prize for Fiction, and Governor General’s Literary Award. Mehta is known for other book-to-film adaptations, including Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children, and for her Academy Award-nominated Water.  Her latest work, Beeba Boys, debuted at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival and will open internationally in October.

The deal was arranged by Shaun Bradley at the Transatlantic Agency.

OPEN HEART, OPEN MIND #1 On the Globe and Mail Bestseller List

Open Heart, Open MindWe are excited to congratulate Clara Hughes on her book OPEN HEART, OPEN MIND reaching #1 on the Globe and Mail Canadian Non-Fiction Bestseller List in its first week of publication! Clara’s powerful memoir launched on September 8, 2015.

Clara Hughes’ OPEN HEART, OPEN MIND follows her inspiring and honest story through childhood to her success as an Olympic athlete, all while she struggled with depression and found her place as an advocate. One of Canada’s most celebrated athletes, Clara Hughes has won numerous medals at both the summer and winter Olympic games. She is the National Spokesperson for Bell Canada’s Mental Health initiative to break down the stigma associated with mental illness.