Press Release – June 2012
Award-winning Aussie Creators Go Psychic
Hoodlum Entertainment and author, Marianne Delacourt, team up to bring sass and murder to our TV screens.
Step aside The Mentalist and Lie to Me, there’s a new psychic in town and she’s home-grown. Meet Tara Sharp, an unemployed, twenty-something with a gift for reading auras and body language. Add a dose of dangerous clients and a bunch of oddball friends and you have the ingredients for a first rate comic mystery television series.
Bestselling, award-winning author Marianne Delacourt and award-winning multiplatform production company Hoodlum, today announced the option of Delacourt’s Tara Sharp series published by Allen and Unwin.
The books follow the exploits of Tara Sharp as she negotiates the seedier side of Australian suburbia in her role as a maverick psychic.
“Hoodlum is producing some of the world’s best multiplatform entertainment. They’ve well and truly stamped their presence on the international scene and it’s brilliant to see an Australian company leading the way,” says Delacourt.
Hoodlum is an Emmy® Award-winning multiplatform production company that specialises in producing high quality entertainment content engaging fans in television, film, online, mobile and emerging media platforms for worldwide distribution. In 2009 Hoodlum won a Primetime Emmy® for their work on LOST and an International Emmy® for their work on Primeval in 2010. The company has won two BAFTA Awards, a Global Media Award and the Broadcast Digital Channel Award.
Marianne Delacourt won the Davitt award in 2010 for the first Tara Sharp novel entitled Sharp Shooter. Delacourt is well known to readers as her alter ego, science fiction writer, Marianne de Pierres. As Marianne de Pierres she’s been published internationally, translated into a dozen languages and won an Aurealis Award for Best Science Fiction novel.