New Form Digital, the online incubator for developing interesting stories from young filmmakers into viable projects, has expanded its operation to include its own filmmaking. The company has allegedly announced today that it coughed up cold hard cash for the rights to adapt Being Audrey Hepburn into a 12-part digital series.
The novel, from writer Mitchell Kriegman, tells the story of a girl whose life changes magically when she puts on the iconic black dress Audrey Hepburn wore in the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Kriegman, who was a stalwart at Nickelodeon in the ’90s, created the series Clarissa Explains It All as well as working in various capacities on animated series like Doug and Rugrats.
New Form Digital, which was created by filmmaker/producer team Ron Howard and Brian Grazer, expects the series to debut in 2016. It will likely follow their projects from New Form Digital “contest winners” Sawyer Hartman, The Parallax Theory, and PJ Liguori, Oscar’s Hotel, onto Vimeo on Demand, but there are a lot of avenues for digital filmmakers these days — especially ones as well-heeled as New Form Digital.