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Calgrove Media logoSANTA CLARITA – Calgrove Media has acquired the film rights to “The Popchuck Chronicles,” a three-part Canadian book series by Paul Toffanello, with actor Jet Jurgensmeyer (“Legends of the Hidden Temple,” “Adventures in Babysitting”) attached to play the 12-yr-old lead character.

Award-winning Canadian scribe C.A. Meyer is writing the adaptations of the novels. The films are scheduled to begin shooting in Santa Clarita in fall 2017.

“The Popchuck Chronicles” delivers a subtly spooky tale of a 12-yr-old boy, Neil, solving a ghost mystery. Neil and his two best friends unravel a whole world of secrets that quickly takes us from carefree summer camp to an evil plot compromising the safety of themselves and their loved ones.

Toffanello has sold more than 12,000 copies of the series in Canada and is planning on expanding sales with an American publisher. The films are scheduled to begin shooting this fall in Santa Clarita.

Jet Jurgensmeyer Calgrove Media Popchuck ChroniclesJet Jurgensmeyer is represented by Osbrink Talent Agency, The Block Agency, Discover Management, Stone, Genow, Smelkinson, Kinder & Christopher, LLP, and Persona PR. Calgrove Media is represented by Ramo Law, PC. C.A. Meyer is represented by Meridian Artists. “The Popchuck Chronicles” series is published by Bungalo Books.

About Calgrove Media
Female-founded Calgrove Media was launched by entertainment industry entrepreneur Lisha Yakub Sevanian in January 2017 with a mission to cultivate more independent family entertainment. Calgrove Media has a slate of digital and film content that will enter the market by 2018. Calgrove Media is based in Valencia, California, on the lot of the Santa Clarita Studios.

Sevanian is a native of the Santa Clarita Valley and started her entertainment career at the age of 5, as a child actor. She began producing in her early 20s and now fully focuses on the production of independent content. Sevanian has a uniquely diverse experience as she also worked in the renewable energy industry and international law. She has a track record of building creative divisions within companies. Calgrove Media is the first solo venture from Sevanian.

Visit the Calgrove Media website [here].

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