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Duchess of York’s Financial Woes Resolved With Film Deal?

On the heels of the news that Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York has been sued for unpaid bills are reports of her signing a film deal to bring her children’s books to film. Potentially worth millions, the deal will prop up the Duchess’ bank account nicely.

The Duchess told Richard Kay of the Daily Mail, “‘A major U.S. film company has just bought up rights to my series of pre-school children’s books. The films will run as a series. I cannot yet tell you the name of the film company. I cannot tell you how exciting that is for me. America has been so good to me. I failed in Britain, and when I gave it a go in America I was ready to fail there, too – but they have really embraced me.”

Her six  most recent books have indeed been sucessful in America – The Little Red series and Tea for Ruby have all been bestsellers there.

The Duchess’ first children’s books surrounding a little helicopter called Budgie were also popular and inspired a cartoon TV series.

But you have to admit, having a royal title doesn’t hurt your chances of success…

Posted by on September 30, 2009.

Categories: author, bestsellers, children's book, film, movies, TV, UK

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