Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, has appointed Sony Pictures Consumer Products (SPCP) as the official agent for the classic children’s book series Goosebumps®. Together, the companies revealed today the initial list of seven confirmed licensees for the Goosebumps franchise as the consumer products program is set to roll-out with the second film entitled Goosebumps: Haunted Halloween. SPCP is also representing the licensing efforts for the films. The new film is currently scheduled to release on October 12, 2018. Additional deals are in discussion and will be announced at a later date.
Goosebumps® by R.L. Stine is the second best-selling children’s book series of all time, now with more than 400 million books in print, 350 million in English and another 50+ million internationally in 32 languages. Goosebumps has been a powerful force in children’s lives for decades, making voracious readers out of reluctant ones. The popular books spawned a highly-rated live-action television series produced by Scholastic Media that first debuted in 1995.
ABOUT GOOSEBUMPS: HAUNTED HALLOWEEN
Slappy is back to wreak more havoc this Halloween in a brand-new comedy adventure based on R.L. Stine’s 400-million-selling series of books. Directed by Ari Sandel, the screenplay is by Rob Lieber, based on the books by R. L. Stine. The film is produced by Neal H. Moritz and Deborah Forte.
Scholastic (NASDAQ: SCHL) is the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books, a leading provider of core literacy curriculum and professional services, and a producer of educational and entertaining children’s media. The Company creates quality books and ebooks, print and technology-based learning programs for pre-K to grade 12, classroom magazines and other products and services that support children's learning both in school and at home. With operations in 14 international offices and exports to 165 countries, Scholastic makes quality, affordable books available to all children around the world through school-based book clubs and book fairs, classroom collections, school and public libraries, retail and online. True to its mission of 97 years to encourage the personal and intellectual growth of all children beginning with literacy, the Company has earned a reputation as a trusted partner to educators and families. Learn more at www.scholastic.com.
ABOUT SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT
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