Helen C. Escott’s Operation Series optioned for film and TV

Operation Series News Release

May 10, 2024
Helen C. Escott’s Operation Series optioned for film and TV

Operation Series News Release
Friday, May 10, 2024
Helen C. Escott’s Operation Series optioned for film and TV

May 10, 2024 -- Bestselling author Helen C. Escott’s five-book Operation Series published by Flanker Press has been optioned by Rink Rat Productions for film and television.

The series is set in Newfoundland and Labrador and follows the careers of Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Sgt. Nicholas Myra and RCMP Corporal Gail McNaughton. This bestselling, award-winning series takes you on lightning-paced, chillingly current criminal investigations that are surprising at every twist and completely unpredictable right up to their astonishing conclusions.

Flanker Press is celebrating 30 years in publishing and continues to provide a quality publishing service to the local and regional writing community.

Publisher, Jerry Cranford - “I would like to congratulate Helen C. Escott on taking this huge step in her professional writing career. When I published Operation Wormwood in 2018, I felt right away that this talented writer is going places. Adaptation of her novels into film and television seemed inevitable to me."

Rink Rat Productions has produced high-quality programing for over 25 years. Most recently they co-produced the critically acclaimed feature film Maudie, an international co-production between Newfoundland (Rink Rat), Ontario (Screen Door), and Ireland (Parallel Films). Rink Rat also produced the movie-of-the-week - A Christmas Fury, for CBC. Mary Sexton, President of Rink Rat Productions has a new feature film being released in the Fall -Skeet, which she produced and is written and directed by her son Nik Sexton.

Sexton is thrilled to be optioning Helen C. Escott's Operation Series. She added, “We are very much looking forward to working with Helen & a local scriptwriter to bring the Operation Series to Life! The best part of my job is telling Newfoundland and Labrador stories. Helen is an amazing writer; I have high expectations!”

Author Helen C. Escott is thrilled with the news. “I always knew the Operation Series would make great TV, and I love that they will be shot here. Newfoundland and Labrador are a main character in all my books, and I am very happy that they were picked up by a local production company with such a great track record.”

Escott’s eighth book will be released in July 2025 - We Will Meet Again, is a testament to the strength of Newfoundland women.

If you would like more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:
Helen C. Escott: h.escott@hotmail.com 709-727-1927
Jerry Cranford/ Flanker Press jcranford@flankerpress.com 709-739-4477
Mary Sexton/ Rink Rat Productions msexton@rinkratproductions.com 709-727-7465

The Operation Series and other books by Helen C. Escott are available at: Chapters, and Coles. Also, online at indigo.ca Apple – iTunes, Nook – (Barnes & Noble), Amazon, and Kobo. Or at https://flankerpress.com or https://www.helencescott.com/books

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