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Dianne Salerni : Writer of Teen and Middle Grade Fiction | Exciting News!

Exciting News!

Today’s scheduled blog post (which was kind of boring anyway) has been pre-empted to bring you some breaking news …

I just got word yesterday that a film short based on WE HEAR THE DEAD will be produced in the next four months, by ARC49 Entertainment, a company founded by film and television producer Amy Green and superstar Canadian musicians Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida. The film short will be directed by Craig Goodwill (director of award-winning shorts Patchtown and Artist Unknown). Michael Konyves, screenwriter for Barney’s Version (starring Paul Giamatti, Dustin Hoffman, and Minnie Driver) will be the executive producer.  The working title of the film is THE SPIRIT GAME.

I am SERIOUSLY psyched about this.  Because it is a film short, there may actually be a completed film before the end of the year.  It will go to film festivals. FILM FESTIVALS!

And the hope is that it might spark interest in a feature length movie.

Keep your fingers crossed for me!  I’ll have more news to share later.  Amy Green (often referenced in lines such as “I talked to my Hollywood producer last night …”) tells me that casting is the first order of business!

34 Responses to Exciting News!

  1. Sarah says:

    Dianne!!!! This is awesome. Huge congratulations. I can’t wait to see it! Do you have actors/actresses you envision for the characters?

  2. Mary says:

    How exciting!!!! Wow! Where will they film it at and will you have a cameo?

    So happy for you!!!

  3. OMG Dianne!! That is so awesome!! I can’t wait to see it. I’m so excited for you!

  4. Suze says:

    That is truly incredible news! What a happy pre-empt!

  5. I couldn’t be happier for you– you know how much I loved the book– this is such wonderful news and so well deserved!



  6. Wow! That’s awesome! Congratulations! šŸ™‚

  7. Wow! That’s awesome! Congratulations! šŸ™‚

  8. How exciting! Congrats! šŸ™‚

  9. I’m so happy for you! How amazing you will see your story visualized on the big screen. Such a dream!!!

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  11. T. Drecker says:

    Congratulations! That’s a writer’s dream come true!

  12. Linda G. says:

    Oh my gosh! That is SO COOL! I can’t wait to see it!!!

  13. Hooray for Hollywood…

    (sung to the melody of the Beverly Hillbillies)

    let me tell you a story ’bout a poor Avon Grove teacher named Diane/ she worked hard just to keep her family fed/ and then one day she wrote a great book/and now she’s on her way to Hollywood

  14. Congratulations! That is so exciting!

  15. Tonja says:

    Wow. That’s awesome. Congrats!!

  16. This is so exciting, Dianne! I can’t wait to see it!

  17. And so your dream reaches for the silver dream. That’s been my dream from the start, too. Congratulations! šŸ™‚

  18. Wow, congratulations! That is totally awesome news!!!

  19. Marva Dasef says:

    Great news! I look forward to progress reports.

  20. OH MY GOD!!!! (This is MUCH too exciting for an abbreviation!) Congratulations. You have got to be over the moon. I’m so happy for you.

  21. Joanne Fritz says:

    Dianne, that’s fantastic! Congratulations!

  22. Wow! I’m impressed. A huge congratulations to you. This is an excellent story.

  23. mshatch says:

    This is so cool šŸ™‚

  24. Lexa Cain says:

    OMG! OMG! This is so exciting! My biggest dream isn’t to have a NYT bestseller, but to have something of mine made into a movie. I’m absolutely thrilled for you! It’s wonderful to see someone’s hard work pay off. It gives the rest of us hope. šŸ™‚

  25. That is exciting news. CONGRATS!

  26. AmyMak says:

    Yea!! Good for you – excited for you. Have a great weekend šŸ™‚

  27. OMG, how am I just seeing this?!?!?!?!? WOOOOOOOOT!!!!!! Congrats!

  28. Oh, my heck. Congratulations!

  29. Wow!! Wonderful news. Congratulations!!

  30. Congratulations! That is so exciting! And how wonderful to have it out so fast. šŸ™‚



  31. So exciting! Congrats on the great news!!!!

  32. Jemi Fraser says:

    Wooohoooooooo!!!!! That’s so awesome!!! Congratulations šŸ™‚

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