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Norman Reedus has formed a partnership with Blackstone Publishing, under Reedus’ bigbaldhead banner, in a deal negotiated between Blackstone Publishing President and CEO Josh Stanton and agent Marc Gerald of Europa Content.
“I’m thrilled Blackstone has established a true partnership with Norman Reedus, bringing to life his visionary line of diverse books and creating a new, innovative imprint full of exciting possibilities,” says President and CEO Josh Stanton.
The bigbaldhead imprint will include books in the new Unknown Man series, authored by Reedus, as well as an imprint of new books from other authors hand-picked and acquired. Under this imprint, Reedus will curate a selective list of works by distinct, diverse, and provocative voices, with the first of titles to launch in Fall 2021. He will be involved in every stage of the books’ life including acquisition, design, production and promotion.
“It has been a dream of mine for so long to be able to share and tell progressive stories that shine a light where others don’t. I feel incredibly privileged for the opportunity to amplify innovative voices in storytelling that are visionary in fostering change in culture. I couldn’t be happier to launch this imprint alongside Blackstone Publishing,” says Reedus.
Marc Gerald, Reedus’ agent at Europa Content remarks, “I am absolutely thrilled to help bring Norman and Blackstone together for such an exciting and innovative partnership. Norman’s fiction lives in a world as terrifyingly beautiful as it is singular while the imprint will pull together camera ready works from unexpected universes. This is everything publishing should be.”
Norman Reedus is an award-winning actor and is represented by CAA, Brillstein Entertainment Partners, attorneys Karl Austen and Jeff Bernstein as well as Marc Gerald of Europa Content for publishing.
Blackstone Publishing, based in Ashland Oregon, with offices in Manhattan and Portland Oregon, has a catalog of over 14,000 titles—from authors as diverse as Karin Slaughter, William Landay, Timothy Ferriss, Suzanne Brockman, Ian Fleming, C. S. Lewis, Ayn Rand, Elena Ferrante, Gabriel García Márquez, Chuck Palahniuk, George Orwell, Don Winslow, Cory Doctorow, Neil deGrasse Tyson, T. C. Boyle, and Mary Kubica—and has also partnered with Disney, Marvel, and LucasFilms on such properties as Frozen, Pirates of the Caribbean, Toy Story, Tomorrowland, and Star Wars 7. Blackstone holds 50+ Audie Awards and over 400 AudioFile Earphones Awards, multiple Grammy nominations and wins, and numerous New York Times & USA Today bestsellers.
bigbaldhead was founded in 2019 and is a television and film production company who are dedicated to quality storytelling at the highest level, with a strong emphasis on shining a light where others don’t. bigbaldhead recognizes the role of pop culture in fostering progressive change and are deeply committed to making art that makes a difference. Visit www.bbhfilms.com for more information.
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