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Here's me with producer and legend and one of my own personal HEROES, STAN LEE in Hollywood as we make the rounds with HERO.  You can tell in the picture just how in awe I am of Stan, one of the greatest, most generous beings I've ever had the pleasure to work with. Keep your fingers crossed for a HERO adaptation soon. If Stan has anything to do with it, I believe IT WILL HAPPEN!


At the BEA Evening with Children's Booksellers, author Perry Moore (Hero) chatted with Hyperion editor Alessandra Balzer.


We build a lot of human pyramids wherever we go. Here was one of our best at Rebecca's wedding, with the bride on top! (I'm in the middle on the bottom row. Hunter's at far right. And our wonderful friends: Cynthia Rowley, Bill Powers, Charlie O'Connell and the bride--Rebecca Romijn--and groom--Jerry O'Connell--themselves!) Their wedding was as fun and as real as they are. I love that Rebecca gave this picture to InSyle Magazine. Hilarious!

Biography    Interview

Perry Moore is a best-selling author, film producer, screenwriter, and director, best known as the executive producer of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Moore grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia and attended Norfolk Academy. He majored in English at the University of Virginia, where he was an Echols Scholar, and later served as an intern in the White House for President Bill Clinton before starting his entertainment career in talent and development at MTV and VH1. He then worked as part of the original production team for The Rosie O'Donnell Show. Moore next worked as a creative executive for the late filmmaker Ted Demme and producer Joel Stillerman before joining Walden Media, where he developed and oversaw such film projects as I Am David, the film adaptation of Anne Holm’s acclaimed novel North to Freedom.

A longtime production executive for Walden Media, Moore was instrumental in bringing The Chronicles of Narnia series to the company. After landing the rights to the C. S. Lewis series, he moved into a production deal with the company. The film represents his first as a motion picture executive producer.

He continues his role as executive producer of Prince Caspian, due to be released in 2008, and will continue with the third in the Narnia franchise, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. He is such a rabid fan of the Chronicles of Narnia, he hopes to see all seven books in the series adapted into films.

In addition to his work in production and development, The CS Lewis Company appointed Moore to write The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion, a New York Times Bestseller.

A longtime fan of children’s literature and comic books, Moore’s first novel, Hero, the first of a fantasy series about a group of modern-day superheroes, was published by Hyperion August 28, 2007. The young adult novel tells the story of the world’s first gay teen superhero. A big screen adaptation is in the works with Stan Lee.

He is also co-directing a documentary about legendary children’s book author and illustrator Maurice Sendak with partners Hunter Hill and filmmaker Spike Jonze.

Moore is a partner in producer-actress Allison Sarofim and Hunter Hill’s “66 Productions.” Their first movie, written and directed by Moore and Hill, Lake City, is due out next year. The film, inspired by a heartrending childhood memory of Hill’s, tells the story of a mother (Sissy Spacek) and son (Troy Garity, Jane Fonda’s real-life son) who reunite under desperate circumstances years after a family tragedy drove them light years apart. The film also stars Rebecca Romijn, Drea De Matteo, Keith Carradine, and Dave Matthews.

Moore will continue to write books, one of his major passions. His next book is a mysterious novel about triplets, two boys and a girl, who inherit both a curse and a gift, and must struggle to make sense of their emerging heritage in order to save the world. Moore promises the novel will re-define the werewolf mythology.

And of course, there are many more stories to tell about Thom Creed and his superhero colleagues in the pages of the sequels to come for Hero.


RECENT APPEARANCES

  • September 28: Great Lakes Booksellers Association trade show author feast

  • October 6: Books of Wonder, New York, NY

  • October 17: New York Public Library, NY

  • October 12: Southern Festival of Books, Nashville, TN

  • November 3-4: Texas Book Festival, Austin, TX

  • November 18: National Council for Teachers of English, NY

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