Stellar Productions specializes in finding key underlying rights for film and TV packages. These film projects now include The Last Battle, based on the 2013 New York Times bestselling book of the same name, about the final conflict of World War II in Europe; Captured, based on the true story of the interracial couple behind the first modern UFO abduction case; Let's Do It, based on the true story of the first student film ever produced in 1928 and a 2017 "Top Ten" scoring film package on Slated.com; Unidentified based on two books and two life stories, about the competition to break the Roswell story; and The Secret Corps, from Tom Clancy co-author Peter Telep, about a home grown response to a nationwide terrorist threat.
Stellar Productions is a Los Angeles, California production company, owned and operated by Hollywood writer/producers Bryce Zabel and Jackie Zabel. Winners of the WGA award for "Outstanding Longform Original" in the miniseries category, Bryce and Jackie have provided writer and producer services for network and syndicated series and pilots, TV films, miniseries, videogames and feature films, both live-action and animation.
Rights also include those to a series of books that Bryce is writing for Diversion Books, under the Breakpoint banner. The first, published November 2015, is Surrounded by Enemies: What if Kennedy Survived Dallas? (winner of the Sidewise Award for Alternate History at the London World-Con). It will be followed by Once There Was a Way: What if The Beatles Stayed Together?, to be published in late 2017. Previously, Bryce authored A.D. After Disclosure: When the Government Finally Reveals the Truth about Alien Contact for Career Press. These and other key rights options form the powerful beginning for co-production and financing partnerships.
BREAKING NEWS 2017
Stellar partners with Europe's StudioCanal and Non-Stop producers The Picture Company to produce
The Last Battle, the true story of the last combat of World War II in Europe.
Directed by Peter Landesman. Based on the New York Times bestseller, The Last Battle, by Stephen Harding.
Read about it in Deadline 2017, Deadline 2016 and Variety 2016.
Stellar partners with Maze Runner franchise producer Gotham/Principal to produce
Captured, the true story of Betty and Barney Hill.
Based on Captured! by Stanton Friedman and Kathleen Marden.
Read about it in Variety, Hollywood Reporter, Deadline and The Wrap.