The division will be led by Courtney Arumugam
The Bright Agency is launching an in-house film and TV division. The division will be led by Courtney Arumugam, as senior creative executive. Arumugam was previously at Mattel Creations.
She is tasked with identifying titles from Bright's authors and illustrators that would make compelling TV/film content. Richard Scrivener will oversee the division.
Bright's founder and md Vicki Willden-Lebrecht said: "Since 2007 we have retained the film, TV and merchandising rights for nearly all our author-illustrated titles, and there has never been a time quite as ripe to fully invest in exploring these rights on behalf of our artists and authors.
"My absolute focus remains with finding the right home for my artists and authors where they are financially and creatively recognised. I am so excited with what this new landscape offers.
"I strongly believe that the very best loved characters, brands and TV series and films are born in the pages of books, where their story and world are defined by real depth and integrity. For many of these beloved books, with rights sold in over 30 territories to date, the characters are truly international."