Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) Bio To Be Made Into TV Soup

Posted by Lynn Eisler December 19, 2013 0 Comment 1548 views


Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR), the $30.82 billion market capped social media phenomenon which has elevated the exercise of tweeting out 140 odd words in a message format into a cult has been much discussed and documented business of recent times. Its vagaries and troubles since its start up days as a humble micro blogging site set up to send out short messaging services till its most anticipated and commented upon initiation into a public trading company last month has been enshrined in the form of a book for posterity.

Twitter Biography on TV

It was announced yesterday, that very soon this bestselling book “Hatching Twitter” is going to be used as a script to produce a celluloid bio picture to be featured on national television in the form of a soap opera. This became apparent yesterday when TV content development firm Lions gate announced that it has contracted the author Nick Bilton who penned this bestselling book to bang out a script which will then be turned into a many episode serial which will be aired on national TV. Nick who has honed his writing skills as a reporter for New York Times is also expected to don the role of a producer to get his script digitalized. Full time producer Allison Shearmur will be part of the production team as a executive producer.

Hatching Twitter Is the Inspiration

 “I can’t think of a more compelling story to adapt for television right now. Twitter has transformed almost every aspect of our lives from politics to business to friendship,” so Kevin Beggs in a press release yesterday. Kevin is the Group Chairman of Lionsgate Television. Readers should note that the hit book Hatching Twitter was launched last month and its release was timed to co-inside with Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) IPO.



About Lynn Eisler

Lynn Eisler is a national news reporter focusing on economic issues, data analysis and the financial health of state and local governments. Lynn has been honored with the H.L. Mencken Award for Investigative Reporting, the Champion of Justice Award for reporting on the drug war, and the John Hancock Award for business reporting. Lynn was also a Knight Medical School Fellow at the University of Michigan.

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