Deborah Forte '75 is Producer of New Film The Golden Compass

Deborah Forte '75, Hamilton trustee and president of Scholastic Media, Inc., is a producer of the film The Golden Compass which will be released by New Line Cinema on December 7. The Golden Compass is the first novel in Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy. The movie cast includes Daniel Craig, Nicole Kidman, Sam Elliott and Eva Green and is directed by Chris Weitz.
In a recent interview Forte said the project started almost 11 years ago when she read The Golden Compass (called The Northern Lights in the U.K.) in manuscript form and immediately pursued the rights on behalf of Scholastic Media. "I thought at the time, 'This is an extraordinary writer, and wherever he's going, I want to go with him,'" Forte said. The Golden Compass unfolds in a world that is, "not traditional fantasy; it's not traditional science-fiction," she explained. "When people read these books, they are presented with an instantly engaging world that is entirely original and at the same time relatable."

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