Oklahoma-based Christian publishing company Tate Publishing & Enterprises LLC announced it has reached an agreement with Critical Mass Productions to produce a feature film and several short films based upon some of its titles. Critical Mass Productions is also based in Oklahoma.
According to Ryan Tate, president of Tate Publishing, the company has been searching for manuscripts and screenplays to bring to the silver screen for more than a year.
"We couldn't be more excited," said Tate. "In addition to a feature film we will also probably turn 15 to 20 of our released books into short films." Tate said turning the books into films "will once again help Tate Publishing authors succeed and have opportunities like they can't anywhere else."
Tate Publishing new filmmaking connections provide yet another reason why aspiring authors should consider the company as the launching pad for their creative works. Prior to announcing the movie deal, Tate Publishing also jumped on the movie trailer bandwagon. The Christian publisher now makes a 30 second video trailer available for each of its titles.