2018 News


  • Emmy nominated and Golden Reel Award winner Matt Danner booked the lead role of Kermit on the MUPPET BABIES series (as well as being the Supervising Director) which aired on Disney Jr. in March of 2018. He has written a script for MUPPET BABIES as well. Matt is developing a new series B.R.O. UP with Cartoon Network and is consulting with Liquid Animation in Australia..He recently completed Executive Producing, writing, doing voices and directing 13 episodes of THE THREE CABALLEROS for Disney. His other credits include DAN VS., THE LOONEY TUNES SHOW, JOHNNY TEST, XIAOLIN SHOWDOWN, MUCHA LUCHA, THE RIPPING FRIENDS, YOGI BEAR, GRAVITY FALLS, and THE JETSONS.

  • Voice Artist Eric Bauza has booked the role of Fozzie on the MUPPET BABIES series which aired on Disney Jr. in March 2018, and the role of Splinter on RISE OF THE TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES set to debut on Nickelodeon this year. He is also did the voice of Woody in the new WOODY WOODPECKER feature (he's also voicing Woody shorts) and the role of Jose Carioca in THE THREE CABALLEROS series for Disney, plus a role in YABBA DABBA DINOS. Eric participated in the Unikitty panel at Wondercon on March 23. Eric was nominated for two Annie Awards in 2015 for the lead voices in BREADWINNERS and PUSS IN BOOTS and an Emmy nomination for his work on PUSS IN BOOTS. Eric is currently recording for new series for Adult Swim, Nickelodeon, and Canada's Nelvana Limited. He is consistently doing voices on, UNIKITTY, BRAVEST WARRIORS, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, LOST IN OZ, POWERPUFF GIRLS, STAR VS. THE FORCES OF EVIL, BUNNICULA, FAIRLY ODDPARENTS, NEW LOONEY TUNES, ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN, TRANSFORMERS ROBOTS IN DISGUISE, SANJAY AND CRAIG, and MIGHTY MAGISWORDS. Eric also voiced a character for the animated feature films BOOK OF LIFE and THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER. His recent commercial voice work includes QUICKEN LOANS as RANGER SMITH and BOO BOO from YOGI BEAR, SPECTRUM, with John Stamos, the voice of LUCKY THE LEPRECHAUN for LUCKY CHARMS cereal and THE TRIX RABBIT for TRIX cereal. He also reprised the role of MARVIN THE MARTIAN for NIKE.

  • Jim DeFelice, the co-author of AMERICAN SNIPER and best-selling author, has two books out. FIGHTING BLIND is the story of blind Special Forces soldier, combat veteran and marathon runner IVAN CASTRO, was published by St. Martin's Press in November 2016. Jim just completed adapting his book into a screenplay. The other book, AMERICAN WIFE, was co-written with Taya Kyle, Chris Kyle's widow and was published by William Morrow. This project is in development. DeFelice is writing a new techno-thriller fiction series tentatively entitled PUPPETMASTERS, to be published by Harper Collins. WEST LIKE LIGHTNING, a book on the Pony Express for Harper Collins comes out in May 2018.

  • Nancy Collins' three book series entitled GOLGOTHAM that was published by ROC, a division of Penguin, was optioned by 20th Century Fox Television and developed at NBC as a potential series. The Executive Producer is Gary Randall (THE GLADES) and the writer and Executive Producer is Elizabeth Chandler (THE SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS). Nancy's novel SUNGLASSES AFTER DARK was turned into a graphic novel by IDW Publishing and is getting rave reviews. She has a deal on six print and e-books with Open Road Integrated Media. PAINT IT BLACK, SUNGLASSES AFTER DARK, IN THE BLOOD, TEMPTER, ANGELS ON FIRE and A DOZEN BLACK ROSES. Open Road Integrated Media has also republished four other of Nancy's shorter titles including LYNCH, HELL COMES SUNDOWN, WALKING WOLF, and WILD BLOOD. SUNGLASSES AFTER DARK has been optioned by Alyse Lamb Productons.

  • Matt Chapman recently finished working, on a non-exclusive basis, at Disney as a consulting producer/editor on THE THREE CABALLEROS and MUPPET BABIES. He just completed working on assignment at Stoopid Buddy Stoodios and a Mulan project at Disney. He will be working with Liquid Animation as a consulting producer.

  • Brian Garfield's THE THOUSAND-MILE WAR is under option to Paul Devlin. THE PALADIN is under option to Robbie Brenner and Jonathan Rae. The foreign translation rights to his novel DEATH WISH have been sold to Hungary and Italy. A remake of the 1974 film, starring Bruce Willis, was released in March of 2018.

  • Elizabeth Palmer, an award winning costume designer, came out of retirement to work on the Untitled Holmes Sisters Pilot for Pam Veasey and ABC.
  • Annie Girard, was a comedic performer and former staff writer on BLUE COLLAR TV, write multiple scripts for THE THREE CABALLEROS for Disney. She also is writing a script for TORI AND HER HAIR for Studio Aragon and a script for CODE GREEN. She has a deal to be a Consulting Producers for an Amazon pilot, based on HERSTORY (which she co-wrote with Becky Thyre), for a potential series with Jill Soloway (TRANSARENT) Executive Producing.

  • Director, writer, producer, actor, Larry Bishop, recently had his film, HELL RIDE, which Quentin Tarantino presented, screened at a film festival in St. Louis. HELL RIDE was also screened at the Buffalo Film Festival. THE SAVAGE SEVEN and IS ANYBODY ON OUR SIDE? recently screened at Quentin Tarantino's NEW BEVERLY CINEMA where HELL RIDE was shown as well. Larry is currently in pre-production on his feature THE ONE-WAY RIDE.

  • Pam Ward's is a new client of The Coppage Company. Her published books include WANT SOME GET SOME and BAD GIRLS BURN SLOW. Her latest manuscript, I'LL GET YOU, MY PRETTY is out with New York editors for a potential publishing deal.

  • Greg Kihn's second novel, PAINTED BLACK, featuring Dust Bin Bob, was published by Open Road Integrated Media. The first book, RUBBER SOUL, prominently features The Beatles and was published last year while the sequel features The Rolling Stones. Open Road is also republishing his novels HORROR SHOW and SHADE OF PALE.

  • Voice actor Trevor Devall has just completed writing his fourth script for MARVEL ANIMATION.

  • Georgia Durante's book, THE COMPANY SHE KEEPS, has been optioned by writer/producer Lars Jacobson.
  • The Coppage Company represents UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA PRESS. David and Mickey Schiff optioned their title, THE BLUE TATTOO. Recently, Debbie Stasson and the Discovery Channel optioned CHAINED EAGLE, plus Bill Holderman optioned THE MOST FAMOUS WOMAN IN BASEBALL. Also, a deal was closed on a book entitled THE FLAWED PATRIOT: THE RISE AND FALL OF CIA LEGEND BILL HARVEY with Precis Productions, Inc.

  • The Coppage Company is now representing the POPULAR PUBLICATIONS library including BLACK MASK, DIME DETECTIVE and ARGOSY MAGAZINES.
  • The Coppage Company is working with Rising Tide Agency to sell books to publishers. They have sold four titles in the past six months.

  • Ib Melchior passed away at the age of 97 in 2015. Nine of his book titles are now available through Open Road Integrated Media.