‘I Heard What You Said’ Acquired for TV Adaptation by Stigma Films

The U.Ok.’s Stigma Films has snapped up TV rights for Jeffrey Boakye’s “I Heard What You Said,” an Amazon Best Non-Fiction Book of the Year 2022.

Told by way of a sequence of encounters based mostly on the difficult and outrageous issues individuals have stated to him or about him, Boakye, a Black, male English trainer who has needed to train problematic texts, recounts the way it feels to be on the margins of the British schooling system.

The deal was brokered by the Sarah Such Literary Agency.

Stigma’s movie credit embrace “Daddy’s Head,” “T.I.M.,” “The Score,” upcoming Romola Garai challenge “Monstrous Beauty” and Netflix unique “Choose or Die,” starring Asa Butterfield. The acquisition of “I Heard What You Said” follows on from Stigma branching out from function movies to tv within the final 12 months. Their first challenge is Steven Knight/Kudos sequence, “This Town” for BBC and the corporate is in energetic growth with Ringside Studios on Iain Banks novel “The Business.”

Matthew James Wilkinson of Stigma Films stated: “What an honor it is to work with such rich and powerful source material. Jeffrey has crafted a detailed, honest and at times raw account of his real-world experience that needs to be shared. The book is a hot bed of information that will make for remarkable viewing and constant water-cooler conversation.”

Boakye added: “‘I Heard What You Said’ shouldn’t be solely my private story of years spent as a Black trainer in a white system. It’s an invite for anybody and everybody to see deeper into fashionable schooling and perceive the experiences of academics and college students in a world the place racial inequality continues to function. This announcement marks a chance for audiences to be immersed in a narrative that I do know we will all study from.

It’s an absolute honor to have Stigma Films on the helm of this thrilling new adaptation. This is a workforce with stand-out work in movie and tv, bringing power, artistic imaginative and prescient and an simple freshness to all their tasks. Stigma has an excellent file of tasks that enlighten, entertain and push envelopes and I do know already that ‘I Heard What You Said’ shall be no exception, drawing all of the drama, humor and perception of the e book. I can’t wait to see how ‘I Heard What You Said’ will develop past the web page into an entire new expertise for viewers.”

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