Disney Branded Television will bring Shawn Amos’ debut novel Cookies & Milk to display with an lively series presently in development. The project hails from Laurence Fishburne and Helen Sugland of Cinema Gypsy Productions (black-ish), Jesse Murphy and James Sears Bryant of Jesse James Films and Shawn Amos.Shawn AmosJames Freeman
The semi-autobiographical Cookies & Milk is inspired by using the youth of Shawn Amos, a Blues musician and the son of iconic Wallace “Wally” Amos, Jr., founding father of the Famous Amos chocolate chip cookie logo. The Cookies & Milk teleplay follows the summer season adventures of harmonica-gambling middle-schooler Ellis Johnson as he begrudgingly facilitates his wildly optimistic and quite likely magical father open the arena’s first cookie save in Nineteen Seventies Hollywood, California.
“It’s an absolute coup to carry Shawn Amos’s heartfelt, funny e-book to Disney television screens and, with the guiding imaginative and prescient, credibility and music record of our Cinema Gypsy and Jesse James Films creative team, we’re searching forward to telling this proper and relatable story about belonging, self-reputation and forgiveness,” stated Ayo Davis, president, Disney Branded Television.
Added Fishburne and Sugland: “We’re pleased to be taking part with Shawn Amos, Ayo Davis and the proficient team at Disney Branded Television. Shawn’s semi-autobiographical novel, Cookies & Milk, is partially based totally on his very own stories developing up because the son of Wally “Famous” Amos. This funny and heartwarming exploration of summer season amusing and friendship visible thru the eyes of a younger black boy being raised by way of his divorced father is full of joy, self-discovery and a whole lot of unconditional love.”
Jesse James Films acquired television and movie rights to the imminent novel again in June 2020. Amos’ Cookies & Milk
Brian Egeston (“The Game,” the imminent film “On A Wing and A Prayer”) is about as co-executive producer and story editor. Cookies & Milk will release on May 24, 2022. The e book is published via Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.
“We are so excited to have located the right home for this display with Disney Television Animation, Laurence and Helen. Shawn has created this kind of stunning reimagining of his adolescence in a story that we are hoping will universally connect to audiences on and stale the page,” introduced Murphy and Sears Bryant.Jesse MurphyKatherine Valencia
“What a dream to see this Black child from Hollywood come to be a Disney individual. I wrote Cookies & Milk for my son to assist him understand his family, his culture, and himself,” said Amos. “I wish kids of all colours will see some thing of their very own selves in Ellis. I’m so grateful to Helen, Jesse, and Laurence for championing my tale. I know it’s in suitable arms with them and the deeply creative parents at Disney.”
Cookies & Milk marks the second one lively assignment at Disney for Cinema Gypsy, which has a primary appearance deal with ABC Signature, and is in production on Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur for Disney Channel.
In addition the aforementioned government producers, Brian Egeston (The Game) serves as as co-executive manufacturer and tale editor.
Fishburne and Cinema Gypsy Productions are represented by using CAA, Landmark Artists Management, and legal professionals Del Shaw Moonves Tanaka Finkelstein Lezcano Bobb & Dang. Jesse James Films is represented with the aid of three Arts Entertainment and Crowe & Dunlevy. Egeston is represented via supervisor Adam Robinson at The Rookery, The Gersh Agency and Goodman, Genow, Schenkman, Smelkinson & Christopher LLP. Amos is represented by way of Barnes & Thornburg, LLP.