2017 News


  • Emmy nominated and Golden Reel Award winner Matt Danner recently booked the lead role of Kermit on the MUPPET BABIES series (as well as being the Supervising Director), set to air on Disney Jr. in early 2018. His Disney deal was extended where he is working on a non-excusive basis and is Executive Producing, writing, doing voices, and directing THE THREE CABALLEROS. His other credits include DAN VS., THE LOONEY TUNES SHOW, JOHNNY TEST, XIAOLIN SHOWDOWN, MUCHA LUCHA, THE RIPPING FRIENDS, YOGI BEAR, GRAVITY FALLS, and THE JETSONS.
  • Voice Artist Eric Bauza has booked the role of Fozzie on the MUPPET BABIES series, set to air on Disney Jr. in early 2018. He is also doing the voice of Woody in the new WOODY WOODPECKER feature, plus the role of Jose Carioca in THE THREE CABALLEROS series for Disney. Eric was nominated for two Annie Awards in 2015 for the lead voices in BREADWINNERS and PUSS IN BOOTS and an Emmy nomination for his work on PUSS IN BOOTS. Eric is currently recording for new series from Adult Swim, Nickelodeon, and Canada's Nelvana Limited. He is consistently doing voices on, UNIKITTY, LOST IN OZ, POWERPUFF GIRLS, STAR VS. THE FORCES OF EVIL, BUNNICULA, FAIRLY ODDPARENTS, WABBIT/NEW LOONEY TUNES, ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, TRANSFORMERS ROBOTS IN DISGUISE, SANJAY AND CRAIG, MIGHTY MAGISWORDS. Eric also voiced a character for the animated feature films BOOK OF LIFE and THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER. His recent commercial voice work includes SPECTRUM, with John Stamos, the voice of LUCKY THE LEPRECHAUN for LUCKY CHARMS cereal and THE TRIX RABBIT for TRIX cereal. He also reprised the role of MARVIN THE MARTIAN for NIKE.

  • Jim DeFelice, the co-author of AMERICAN SNIPER and best-selling author, has two new books out. FIGHTING BLIND is the story of blind Special Forces soldier, combat veteran and marathon runner IVAN CASTRO, was published by St. Martin's Press in November 2016. Jim is currently adapting his book. The other is AMERICAN WIFE, which he wrote with Taya Kyle, Chris Kyle's widow, which was published by William Morrow. This project is in development. DeFelice is writing a new techno-thriller fiction series tentatively entitled PUPPETMASTERS, to be published by Harper Collins and a book on the Pony Express for Harper Collins. He also just completed a pilot script entitled, ALL ANGELS TRAUMA.

  • Nancy Collins' three book series entitled GOLGOTHAM that was published by ROC, a division of Penguin, was optioned by 20th Century Fox Television and developed at NBC as a potential series. The Executive Producer is Gary Randall (THE GLADES) and the writer and Executive Producer is Elizabeth Chandler (THE SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS). Nancy's novel SUNGLASSES AFTER DARK was turned into a graphic novel by IDW Publishing and is getting rave reviews. She has a deal on six print and e-books with Open Road Integrated Media. PAINT IT BLACK, SUNGLASSES AFTER DARK, IN THE BLOOD, TEMPTER, ANGELS ON FIRE and A DOZEN BLACK ROSES. Open Road Integrated Media is also republishing four other of Nancy's shorter titles including LYNCH, HELL COMES SUNDOWN, WALKING WOLF, and WILD BLOOD. Nancy's new book proposal, CROSSING STYX, will hit the marketplace this winter.
  • Annie Girard, a comedic performer and former staff writer on BLUE COLLAR TV, write multiple scripts for THE THREE CABALLEROS for Disney. She also wrote a script for TOONZONE entitled GREEN KIDS CLUB and is writing a script for their new show, TORI'S HAIR. Her script LET'S STOP BEING LOSERS has been picked up by Fax Bahr (MAD TV) and Danny Boyle (CHOCOLATE NEWS) and they have shot a presentation for marketing purposes. She just closed a deal to be a Consulting Producers for an Amazon pilot, based on HERSTORY (which she co-wrote with Becky Thyre), for a potential series with Jill Soloway (TRANSARENT) Executive Producing.

  • Matt Chapman is currently working full time, on a non-exclusive basis, at Disney as a consulting producer/editor where he is working on THE THREE CABALLEROS and MUPPET BABIES.

  • Brain Garfield's THE THOUSAND-MILE WAR is under option by Paul Devlin. The foreign translation rights' to his novel DEATH WISH has been sold to Hungary and a remake of the 1974 film, starring Bruce Willis, is to be released in 2017.

  • Director, writer, producer, actor, Larry Bishop, recently had his film, HELL RIDE, which Quentin Tarantino presented, screened at a film festival in St. Louis. HELL RIDE was also screened at the Buffalo Film Festival. THE SAVAGE SEVEN and IS ANYBODY ON OUR SIDE? Recently screened at Quentin Tarantino's NEW BEVERLY CINEMA. Larry is currently in pre-production on his feature THE ONE WAY RIDE.

  • Writer Luke Georgette is working with Director Joe Ruben (THE STEPFATHER, SLEEPING WITH THE ENEMY) to adapt Andrew Scull's novel entitled MADHOUSE: A TRAGIC TALE OF MEGALOMANIA AND MODERN MEDICINE.

  • Pam Ward's novel I'LL GET YOU MY PRETTY has been optioned by Carl Franklin (HIGH CRIMES, DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS) and producer Jesse B. Franklin (HIGH CRIMES, DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS).

  • Michael K. Bohn's book PRESIDENTS IN CRISIS: Skyhorse Publishing published TOUGH DECISIONS FROM TRUMAN TO OBAMA last year.

  • Greg Kihn's second novel, PAINTED BLACK, featuring Dust Bin Bob, was published by Open Road Integrated Media. The first book, RUBBER SOUL, prominently features The Beatles and was published last year while the sequel features The Rolling Stones.

  • Voice actor Trevor Devall is now working with The Coppage Company and has written a script for MARVEL'S AVENGERS ASSEMBLE and another Marvel series. His next writing assignment is for another MARVEL'S AVENGERS ASSEMBLE episode.

  • Ib Melchior passed away at the age of 97 in March 2015. All his friends and family will miss him. You can read his excellent obituary in the LA TIMES. Nine of Ib's book titles are now available through Open Road Integrated Media.

  • The Coppage Company now represents UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA PRESS. THE MOST FAMOUS WOMAN IN BASEBALL: EFFA MANLEY AND THE NEGRO LEAGUES by Bob Luke was optioned by Bill Holderman (Sine Qua Non Productions). OBLIVION: THE MYSTERY OF WEST POINT CADET RICHARD COX by Harry J. Maihafer was optioned by Kevin Luperchio. THE BLUE TATTOO was optioned by David and Mickey Shiff and most recently, CHAINED EAGLE was optioned by Debbie Stasson and the Discovery Channel.

  • The Coppage Company is now representing the POPULAR PUBLICATIONS library including BLACK MASK, DIME DETECTIVE and ARGOSY MAGAZINE

  • A deal was closed on a book entitled THE FLAWED PATRIOT: THE RISE AND FALL OF CIA LEGEND BILL HARVEY with Precis Productions, Inc.

  • Judy Coppage was invited to be a part of the Mammoth Lakes Film Festival 2017 Jury, held from May 24-28th.