A Boy Named Shel

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Status: Development As of July 26, 2014

Development: Story selection and rights acquired; idea being crafted into usable script; financing and casting attachments sought; aiming for 'greenlight'.

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TBA | Biography Drama

Explores the personal and professional struggles that made Shel Silverstein, who died in 1999, a unique voice. Silverstein’s resume includes best-selling books such as “The Giving Tree,” poetry ... more

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McG
Sean Sorensen
Mary Viola

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Screenwriter

Chris Shafer
Paul Vicknair

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Storyline

Explores the personal and professional struggles that made Shel Silverstein, who died in 1999, a unique voice. Silverstein’s resume includes best-selling books such as “The Giving Tree,” poetry collections “Where the Sidewalk Ends” and “A Light in the Attic,” chart-topping songs such as Johnny Cash’s “A Boy Named Sue” and Dr. Hook’s “The Cover of Rolling Stone”; and memorable illustrations.
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  • Adapted from the optioned 2009 book "A Boy Named Shel: The Life and Times of Shel Silverstein" by Lisa Rogak. True story.

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