In a competitive situation with several bidders, Will Packer Media and Kinetic Content, a Red Arrow Studios company, secured the rights to Tia Williams’ novel Seven Days for television adaptation in June.
The book, which was just published on June 8th by Grand Central Publishing, debuted on the New York Times Best Sellers Fiction List.
The novel is about Eva Mercy, a successful adult writer and the daughter she raises alone in Brooklyn. Eva doesn’t know that the love of her life is returning – and she hasn’t seen him since the abrupt end of their affair fifteen years ago.
Chris Coelen, CEO of Kinetic Content, along with President and Partner Melissa Myers, will team up with producer Will Packer and Carolyn Newman, Head of Will Packer Media Scripted Television, to adapt the novel for television and executive producer the project to produce. Williams will also serve as executive producer.
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The project is the first announced since Kinetic Content’s scripting division started last year. Kinetic Content is a reality powerhouse with a non-written slate board that shows hits for Netflix, Lifetime, ABC, Bravo, Fox, Reelz, E! and HBO max. Will Packer Media has produced and / or developed script programming for networks and streaming platforms such as OWN, ABC, Amazon, CBS, FX, Nickelodeon, NBC, BET, Lifetime and FOX.
“Every now and then I get to get involved in a project that I’m absolutely sure will change the game. This is this project. Seven days in June are provocative, contemporary and extremely entertaining, said Packer. “The sexiness, the intensity, the outrageous blackness make this an ideal project for us at Team Packer. Tia is so incredibly talented and Kinetic Content are such perfect partners, this is the right project for the right team at the right time! “
Adds Myers, “We were blown away by Tia’s masterful storytelling at Seven Days in June and were thrilled to win the assignment that was sought after by so many in our industry. We look forward to working with Tia and Will Packer’s team to bring this beautiful and emotional love story to the big screen. “
Williams is also the author of Accidental Diva and the It Chicks series. Her book The Perfect Find is currently being converted into a Netflix feature with Gabrielle Union. Williams has a 15 year career in the magazine industry, writing for publications such as Elle, Glamor and Essence. It is represented by Wendy Sherman Associates and CAA.