*State Street Pictures, the West Hollywood-based production company headed by Robert Teitel and George Tillman, Jr., has picked up feature film rights to the book “Swirling: How to Date Mate and Relate Mixing Race, Culture and Creed.”
The first-time release from pop culture blogger Christelyn D. Karazin and journalist Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn was penned “as a dating wake-up call for African American women.” It “debunks social, cultural and sexual myths on ‘dating out’ and serves as a practical guide for coping with disapproving friends and family, and offers advice from mixed couples who are happily ‘swirling.’”
Karazin and Littlejohn will serve as executive producers on the project with Teitel and Tillman, who is slated to direct.
“We are thrilled to be working with such great and contemporary material as ‘Swirling,’” said Teitel. “The book is a great ‘how-to’ guide on dating across race and creed and lends itself to a fun yet poignant screen adaptation.
Released May 15, 2012 by Atria Paperback (an imprint of Simon & Schuster), “Swirling” debuted at #53 among books on SEX and #65 among books on HAPPINESS on Amazon.com’s Top 100 Books listing.
Karazin and Littlejohn are currently touring nationally to promote the release.