From a media release:
Lambur Productions announced today that it has signed a deal to option the TV rights to internationally bestselling author Sophie Kinsella’s first book for young children Fairy Mom and Me (published in the UK as Mummy Fairy and Me). Lambur Productions will work with Kinsella, her agents Lucas Alexander Whitley and UK based Executive Producer Helen McAleer to develop the book for a series of live-action television movies.
Fairy Mom and Me tells the story of Ella and her family’s special secret – that her Mom is a fairy! Ella’s Mom comes from a long line of fairies and can perform fantastical spells to make delicious cupcakes, create the perfect birthday party and cause chaos at the supermarket. However, unlike the other fairies in her family who win awards for their magic, Mom’s spells almost always go hilariously wrong – and that’s when Ella has to come to the rescue. A modern day take on fairies and family, Fairy Mom and Me will take audiences on a sweet and funny journey full of magic and mayhem.
This is the first major announcement for Lambur Productions since its launch in October 2017. The deal was brokered by McAleer as well as Araminta Whitley and Philippa Milnes-Smith for Lucas Alexander Whitley. Fairy Mom and Me was released worldwide in the US by Delacorte and in Canada by Puffin Canada in January 2018 and is published in the UK by Puffin in February 2018. A second title follows in the UK in August 2018 (to be published in the US and Canada in January 2019). Rights have also been sold in a further 9 languages.
Sophie Kinsella is a globally bestselling author including most recently for the New York Times and Sunday Times bestseller My Not So Perfect Life (published February 2017). Her other books for adults have sold more than 40 million copies worldwide and have been translated into more than 40 languages. They include the globally successful Shopaholic series and other titles such as Can You Keep a Secret?, The Undomestic Goddess and Finding Audrey for young adults. Kinsella’s new adult novel, Surprise Me, publishes February 2018. Fairy Mom and Me is her first work for young children.
About Lambur Productions
Launched in October 2017, Lambur Productions was established to produce the highest quality children’s and family programming. The company is helmed by industry veteran Joan Lambur, a highly respected and well established executive producer whose most recent work includes the award-winning series of three movies, Lucy Maude Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables, starring Martin Sheen, Sara Botsford and Ella Ballentine for Corus Entertainment in Canada and PBS in the US. Other series Lambur has executive produced include the British co-production RIDE and buddy comedy Max & Shred, both for Nickelodeon. Building on the strength and experience of its team, Lambur Productions works with broadcasters, creators, writers and other creative talent to develop and produce internationally successful product for partners around the globe. Visit the website at www.lamburproductions.com