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Endemol Shine North America and Major TV to Adapt ‘To Selena with Love’ in TV Series

Series to Follow the Short Life of Latin Superstar Selena Quintanilla

Endemol Shine North America and Major TV have optioned the television rights to Chris Perez’s “To Selena With Love,” the best-selling book that tells the late Latin music superstar’s love story through the eyes of her husband. The book will be adapted for both English and Spanish TV audiences with Blue Mariachi, Perez and Carlito Miranda’s production company. Endemol Shine, Major TV and Blue Mariachi are also developing additional culturally-driven scripted and non-scripted content together.

In “To Selena With Love,” which was first published in 2012, Perez recounts for the first time his compelling, forbidden and ultimately tragic love story with one of the most revered Latin music stars, Selena Quintanilla. The TV series will also include details, stories, perspective and insights which were not covered in the book from Perez’s perspective. No casting, or broadcast outlet, has been announced yet.

Major TV is led by Raymond Garcia, formerly publisher and founder of Celebra at Penguin Random House, where he published numerous best-sellers with top authors such as Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez, Gloria and Emilio Estefan, and Perez, author of “To Selena With Love.”

In 1997, Jennifer Lopez portrayed the Latin artist in theatrical “Selena.”

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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