Stellar Productions is a Los Angeles, California production company, that specializes in finding and developing key underlying rights for film and TV packages. It is 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 on December 5, 2017. Previously, Bryce authored A.D. After Disclosure: When the Government Finally Reveals the Truth about Alien Contact for Career Press.
Besides The Last Battle and Captured, Stellar has just obtained the rights to author Peter Telep's YA science-fiction trilogy, Doc Harrison and the Apocalypse. Two other fact-based films include the comedy Let's Do It, a 2017 "Top Ten" scoring film package on Slated.com, and Unidentified based on two books and two life stories, about the competition to break the Roswell story.
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.
Bryce's newest novel Once There Was a Way: What if The Beatles Stayed Together?
will be published on December 5, 2017 by Diversion Books
as part of its Breakpoint series, winner of the Sidewise Award for Alternate History.