Press Release: Perseus Books Group Announce Partnership With Turner Classic Movies for a New Series of Classic Film Books
New York, NY-(May 26, 2015) The Perseus Books Group today announced a global partnership with Turner Classic Movies (TCM) for a series of books inspired by the greatest movies from the origins of cinema to today. To be published by Running Press, the initiative will launch in Fall 2015 with Creating the Illusion: A Fashionable History of Hollywood Costume Designers by Jay Jorgensen and Donald L. Scoggins with a foreword by actress Ali McGraw and Fellini: The Sixties by Manoah Bowman with a foreword by late Hollywood legend Anita Ekberg. Multiple new books are to follow annually. The range will encompass large-scale books on specific genres of films, stars, and filmmakers, as well as pop culture guides inspired by silver screen classics.
David Steinberger, CEO of the Perseus Books Group said, "We are gratified to be partnering with Turner Classic Movies, and their inspiring mission to capture the enduring style of classic cinema."
Genevieve McGillicuddy, VP Brand Activation and Partnerships at TCM said, "We couldn't think of a better publishing partner than Running Press. They have a deep appreciation of the fun and glamour inherent in classic cinema and how it appeals to today's reader. We look forward to working closely with them in the years ahead."
Parham Santana, TCM's exclusive licensing agency brought TCM and Running Press together. Aaron Spiegeland, VP Brand Strategy and Licensing, Parham Santana, said, "No other publisher has put together as strong a portfolio of books on classic cinema as Running Press. Expertly sourced, thoughtfully written, and attractively designed, they make the perfect partner for TCM."
The partnership between TCM and the Perseus Books Group marks an expansion of an already robust publishing program at Running Press which delivers innovation, creativity, and quality in all of their releases, including Sharon Tate: Recollection by Debra Tate, Cecil B. DeMille: The Art of the Hollywood Epic by Cecilia de Mille Presley and Mark A. Vieira, and Edith Head: The Fifty-Year Career of Hollywood's Greatest Costume Designer by Jay Jorgensen.