In a competitive situation involving multiple bidders, Will Packer Media and Kinetic Content, a Red Arrow Studios company, have secured the rights to Tia Williams’ novel, Seven days in June to suit television.
The book, which Grand Central Publishing just published on June 8, debuted on the New York Times best-selling fiction list.
A seductive romance about helpless lovers, the novel follows Eva Mercy, a bestselling erotic author and the daughter she is raising alone in Brooklyn. Unbeknownst to Eva, the love of her life is about to return, and she hasn’t seen him since their romance abruptly ended fifteen years ago.
Chris Coelen, CEO of Kinetic Content, along with president and partner Melissa Myers will join producer Will Packer and Carolyn Newman, director of Will Packer Media Scripted Television, to adapt the novel for television and serve as executive producer on the project. So Williams wants to be an executive producer.
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The project is the first to be announced since the Kinetic Content script division launched last year. Kinetic content is a reality powerhouse with an unscripted list that includes hits for Netflix, Lifetime, ABC, Bravo, Fox, Reelz, E! and HBO Max Will Packer Media has produced and / or developed scripted programming for broadcast networks and platforms such as OWN, ABC, Amazon, CBS, FX, Nickelodeon, NBC, BET, Lifetime, and FOX.
“From time to time I get involved in a project that I am absolutely sure will change the rules of the game. This is that project. Seven days in June it’s provocative, timely and wildly entertaining, Packer said. “The sensuality, the intensity, the unabashed blackness make this an ideal project for us at Team Packer. Tia is incredibly talented and Kinetic Content are perfect partners, this is the right project for the right team at the right time! “
Myers adds, “We were surprised by Tia’s masterful narration in Seven days in June and we were passionate about earning the commission, which was so sought after by many in our industry. We are excited to be working with Tia and the Will Packer team to bring this beautiful and emotional love story to the screen. “
Williams is also the author of Accidental diva and the Chicks Serie. Your book, The perfect find, is currently being adapted into a Netflix movie starring Gabrielle Union. Williams has had a 15-year career in the magazine industry writing for publications such as Elle, Glamor, and Essence. She is represented by Wendy Sherman Associates and CAA.