For Immediate Release:
CANOVA SIGNS FILM DEAL FOR POPE ANNALISA
Will partner with Oscar winning BLACK SWAN Production Executives
Los Angeles, April 20, 2012- Trimountaine Publishing is pleased to announce that Peter Canova, author of THE FIRST SOULS TRILOGY has entered into an agreement to produce a film adaptation of the trilogy’s multi-award winning first novel, POPE ANNALISA.
Mr. Canova will co-produce the film with Phoenix Pictures’ Vice-President of Production Doug McKay and Director of Development Ali Toukan under an independent umbrella.
Canova is an author and national speaker on subjects such as ancient spiritual traditions, quantum physics, and new paradigms of reality. His visionary novel concerns an African nun who rises to the papacy in a near future world headed for annihilation. Pope Annalisa is a page turning thriller with an inspirational message about the transcendent human spirit that has gained an international following of enthusiastic readers.
McKay’s previous credits include work as a Production Executive on such films as the Oscar winning BLACK SWAN (directed by Darren Aronofsky); SHUTTER ISLAND (directed by Martin Scorsese), ZODIAC (directed by David Fincher); MISS POTTER(starring Renee Zellweger); RESURRECTING THE CHAMP(starring Samuel L. Jackson); LICENSE TO WED (starring Robin Williams); SHANGHAI (starring John Cusack); PATHFINDER (directed by Marcus Nispel) and ALL THE KING’S MEN (starring Sean Penn and written and directed by Steve Zaillian).
McKay is currently producing a number of projects including WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING, starring Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Banks and Chris Rock, which is set to be released nationwide by LionsGate on May 18, 2012. McKay is also producing Ray Bradbury’s DANDELION WINE; the Kip Williams-written-and-directed THOSE ACROSS THE RIVER and FORTY LASHES LESS ONE, written by Elmore Leonard.
Ali Toukan’s primary focus is developing and packaging feature films. His current projects are Ray Bradbury’s DANDELION WINE; Kip Williams-written-and-directed THOSE ACROSS THE RIVER, and FORTY LASHES LESS ONE, written by Elmore Leonard. He was a production executive on WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING and BLACK SWAN.