Scholastic Press Releases

Sony Gets Goosebumps: Scholastic’s Bestselling Book Series to Be Adapted into Feature Film

Original Films and Scholastic Media to Produce New Movie Based on Internationally Renowned Children’s Book Series With Sales of More than 300 Million Copies Worldwide

Culver City, CA (May 15, 2008) — Columbia Pictures has acquired from Scholastic Media the right to adapt Scholastic’s bestselling Goosebumps™; book series into a theatrical feature. The film will be produced by Deborah Forte and Neal H. Moritz; it was announced today by Doug Belgrad and Matt Tolmach, presidents of Columbia Pictures.

The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers Names New Executive Director, Virginia McEnerney

New York, NY (April 21, 2008) — The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the nonprofit that administers The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, today appointed Virginia McEnerney as Executive Director. Ms. McEnerney will report to the Board of Directors and work closely with senior management from Scholastic Inc., including Richard Robinson, CEO of Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company. Scholastic founded the Art & Writing Awards 85 years ago this year.

Scholastic Names Dr. Clayton Wilcox Vice President, Education and Corporate Relations

New York, NY — April 17, 2008 — Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, today announced that Dr. Clayton Wilcox, Superintendent of Schools in Pinellas County, Florida since 2004, will join the company as Vice President, Education and Corporate Relations. Dr. Wilcox is a respected educator with almost 30 years experience in the classroom, as a principal and as leader of large public school districts.

Scholastic Awards Writing and Art Scholarships to Talented Teens

Twelve Young Writers and Artists Named Best in the Country

New York, NY (April 8, 2008) -- Who are the most talented young writers and artists in America? The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, a national program that identifies and develops creative teenagers, today announced the 2008 recipients of the prestigious Awards, including twelve high school seniors honored with the highest level of achievement, the Portfolio Gold Award. The twelve recipients (listed below) will each receive a $10,000 cash award and special recognition.

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