William “Scratch” Bacharach is looking for fans who want to get involved with his project to bring a Katherine Kurtz novel to TV. He writes —
In 1983, Ballantine books published Katherine Kurtz’s Lammas Night, an historic fantasy set during World War II, in which Hitler plans to use witchcraft to destroy Britain. A colonel in British Intelligence conceives a plan to stop him by uniting British witches covens and a Royal to perform a sacrifice on Lammas Night.
I was impressed with the book when I first read it, and I thought it could make a great TV production. Thirty years later, I am working to make that happen. My lawyer Cathy Olanish Raymond and I sat down with Katherine and her husband Scott McMillanand I acquired the option to produce Lammas Night for television.
This was the first step in a lengthy process. Since the book is set in Britain, I anticipate filming to be done in Britain, with a British cast. I’ll be attending Eastercon to make contacts and spread the word. I will then contract to get a treatment written and Scott has recommended a screenwriter in Britain for me to speak to.
To the extent possible, I would like to keep this as a fannish project. I have been a fan for 4 decades and first met Katherine Kurtz at Heicon in 1970. This is a labor of honor and respect on my part and I want the involvement of others in the fannish community who feel the same.
Please contact me at Dedrell@epix.net if you are interested.