TaleFlick Launches New, Innovative Marketplace to Help Authors Bring Their Works from Page to Screen

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Glenn Mandel

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LOS ANGELES (June 11, 2019) – TaleFlick, the online service that provides authors with a direct way to showcase their works to movie and television studios, today announced the launch of a new “Marketplace” delivering more options to writers and studio executives than ever before. The TaleFlick Marketplace is a new and streamlined method for authors and studio executives to connect and raise the profile of original stories on the TaleFlick platform.

TaleFlick, launched by Hollywood producer Uri Singer of Passage Films and former Netflix and Apple executive George Berry, is a game changer for writers and the entertainment industry. It invites authors to submit their work to the platform and have it placed into the first-ever library of searchable content that’s curated for studio executives around the world.

This is the first-ever content marketplace allowing authors and screenwriters to present their original stories’ pitches on their own page. The new version of the platform is designed to make it easy for studio execs to have access to new content so the process of bringing original works from page to screen is faster than ever before.

The Marketplace is also designed to be a new resource for anyone in the entertainment industry and for those that provide services. Vetted service providers like translators, editors, and book cover designers will be able to offer their services For those looking for work, or any author looking for help on their project, the Marketplace will be a one-stop shop to connect vendors with authors. In addition, the Marketplace will provide direct contact between authors and vetted script writers, to provide even more help in making stories more “studio ready.”

“The entertainment industry has never had an online marketplace that connects authors and studio executives, while also providing industry resources, jobs, tools and insights,” said Uri Singer, CEO of TaleFlick. “The new TaleFlick Marketplace is a gamechanger for the entertainment industry and was created to be a hub of activity where content creators and industry decision makers can come together to bring new stories to the screen.”

To help make the process of raising exposure to new titles, the TaleFlick Marketplace will provide studio and publisher “portals,” allowing executives to quickly search from TaleFlick’s top picks of stories and boosting original IP exposure among industry decision makers.

TaleFlick today also unveiled a new pricing program to meet the needs of writers. For the first time, authors can submit their works to TaleFlick for free and the site’s machine learning technology will curate the books for entry onto the platform (this option does not provide access to the Marketplace).

TaleFlick will continue to offer its $88 per title/per year option wherein submitted stories are curated by TaleFlick experts and made available for one year on TaleFlick.com. Authors retain all rights to their books but give TaleFlick the option to bid on their rights and present their stories to studios and production companies. A new option, for $399, will guarantee the author a full read of their story from a TaleFlick expert and the creation of a one-page adaptation summary that will be added to the platform.

With studios, networks and streaming services on the hunt for quality original stories and content, and the competition for new IP heating up, TaleFlick is a major innovation in the way original stories will transition from the page to the screen. The platform provides authors with a more direct way to potentially monetize their stories and secure important studio relationships.

Submitted works are entered into the TaleFlick platform and advanced algorithms categorize and classify the content, with each piece of content also being reviewed by TaleFlick’s on-staff team of industry experts. This ensures that the best works are easily searchable by studio executives seeking compelling stories to bring to the big and small screens.

For more information please visit: www.taleflick.com.

Uri Singer is the co-founder of TaleFlick, and founder and CEO of Passage Pictures, a production company based in Los Angeles, which develops, produces and finances quality content with commercial appeal. The company is quickly making a name for itself in the independent film space with elevated content that transcends genres and demographics. Singer will produce (alongside John Krasinski) Universal Pictures’ upcoming biopic The King of Oil, based on the best -selling book. The film will star Matt Damon as fugitive billionaire commodities trader Marc Rich. The company produced Marjorie Prime starring Jon Hamm, which made its debut at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Additional upcoming projects include: I am Rose Fatou, written by Hidden Figures director Ted Melfi and Tesla written and directed by Michael Almereyda and starring Ethan Hawke.

George is a co-founder and COO of TaleFlick. He began his career in London, working for EMI Group, where he wrestled with the challenges of the music industry moving into the digital age. After relocating to Los Angeles to manage the company’s global digital distribution, he became instrumental in coordinating the release of The Beatles catalog on iTunes - the first time the Fab Four had ever been available for sale digitally, which led him to join Apple in 2011. Here he managed the movies and television operations, overseeing expansion into new markets, including Latin America, the Middle East, and China. Whilst at Netflix in 2017, managing content operations for Europe and India, George saw an opportunity to offer the studios a better way to access original content for their ever-growing audiences.

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