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Picture Perfect Federation and Zurich Avenue adapting “The Perfect Marriage”

Picture Perfect Federation and Zurich Avenue adapting “The Perfect Marriage” 

For immediate release:

Paris/Los Angeles – Thursday October 20th, 2022 – Picture Perfect Federation and Zurich Avenue are adapting “The Perfect Marriage,” the bestselling psychological thriller and debut novel from Jeneva Rose. This modern psychological thriller will be directed by Sigal Avin from a script adapted by Academy Award®-nominated writer William Broyles.

The film adaptation is being produced by Patrick Wachsberger (Best Picture Oscar® winner for CODA) and Ashley Stern on behalf of Picture Perfect Federation. Executive producing is Karl Spoerri and Viviana Vezzani on behalf of Zurich Avenue alongside Broyles and Lenore Entertainment Group’s Adam Berkowitz, Avin’s manager. Olivia Wachsberger is co-executive producing.

Picture Perfect Federation Chairman Patrick Wachsberger said, “’The Perfect Marriage’ took the literary world by storm, immediately solidifying Jeneva as one of the top voices in her genre. I have always had an affinity for modern psychological thrillers, like “Fatal Attraction” and “Unfaithful”FATAL, for which Bill also brilliantly wrote the script, and with Jeneva’s excellent story and Sigal as our director, we’re confident this will be a strong addition to the space.”

“The Perfect Marriage” follows Sarah Morgan, a successful defense attorney, whose seemingly perfect life gets flipped upside down when her husband, Adam, is accused of murdering his mistress. Now Sarah must take on her hardest case yet: to defend her own husband. In the trial that ensues, the couple is pulled into a twisted game of cat and mouse as they re-examine their relationship while dealing with life changing consequences.

Rose’s “The Perfect Marriage” is a USA Today Bestseller, an Amazon #1 bestselling psychological thriller, and a Publisher’s Weekly and Apple Books bestseller. It hit #1 in the Kindle store last month. Jeneva Rose’s other titles include “One of Us Is Dead,” an Amazon Editor’s Pick for Best Mystery, Suspense & Thriller, “The Girl I Was,” and the upcoming “You Shouldn’t Have Come Here,” which collectively have been translated into more than a dozen languages.

Avin is the writer-director of the recent Apple TV+ psychological thriller limited series Losing Alice and creator and director of That’s Harassment, a series of short films featuring such stars as David Schwimmer, Cynthia Nixon, Zazie Beetz, and Bobby Cannavale.

Broyles’ writing credits include Unfaithful, Cast Away, Apollo 14, Flags of our fathers and EntrapmentAvin is represented by CAA. Broyles is represented by Bob Bookman Management.

Press contacts Federation:

Valérie Tailland +33 (0)6 82 57 06 09/ valerie.tailland@fedent.com

Cynthia Torosjan +33 (0)6 19 47 68 35/ cynthia.torosjan@fedent.com


About Picture Perfect Federation

Picture Perfect Federation is a joint venture formed by entertainment industry leader Patrick Wachsberger’s Picture Perfect Entertainment and Pascal Breton and Lionel Uzan of studio Federation Entertainment. The entity is dedicated to the development and production of premium television series and films for the global marketplace on all platforms as well as engaging in international co-productions. The studio is poised to develop, finance, and distribute premium content across the globe with an upcoming slate including “Impossible,” written and directed by Siân Heder, the visionary behind the Oscar®-winning CODA, which Wachsberger produced; “Bad Genius,” written by Julius Onah & J.C. Lee in collaboration with Picturestart; and “Ramses” based on Christian Jacq’s series of five international bestselling books. The team of Wachsberger, who most recently served as Chairman of Lionsgate Motion Picture group, and Breton and Uzan, Chairman and CEO of Federation respectively, brings decades of combined creative and financial expertise to the venture as well as a deep understanding of financing and the direct relationships to engage production and financial partners from around the globe. Partners Patrick Wachsberger and Ashley Stern, President of Federation Entertainment of America, represent the joint venture in Los Angeles. With additional divisions in Paris, Brussels, London, Rome, Madrid, Berlin, Cologne and Tel Aviv, leading international studio Federation has series in production across the globe like the hit ZDF thriller “Bad Banks,” Omri Givon’s Keshet series “The Grave,” Italian hit series “Baby” for Netflix,  Hulu’s “Find Me in Paris,” France’s number one series, “Le Bureau des Légendes” for Canal +, and latest co-production of “Around the World in Eighty Days” starring David Tennant for BBC/France TV/Rai/ZDF as well as an upcoming biopic about iconic actress Bardot to name a few.

About Zurich Avenue 

Karl Spoerri, Viviana Vezzani and Tobias Gutzwiller officially launched production label Zurich Avenue, which will sit under the banner of their finance company SPG3. Based in Zurich and LA, the production-specific label will focus on film and TV and currently has a dozen English and German-language projects in different stages of production.

Among the slate is Bill Pohlad’s Venice Film Festival title Dreamin’ Wild, which stars Casey Affleck, Zooey Deschanel, Walton Goggins, Chris Messina, Noah Jupe, Jack Dylan Grazer and Beau Bridges, and tells the true story of musicians Donnie and Joe Emerson.Pic was produced in partnership with River Road Entertainment and Innisfree Pictures while SPG3 co-financed with River Road. Kim Roth, Bill Pohlad, Jim Burke, Karl Spoerri and Viviana Vezzani served as producers. Currently in production are Greatest Days and Nyad. Coky Giederoic directs the former, the big screen adaptation of UK comedy musical The Band, inspired by UK pop group Take That. Aisling Bea stars in the film, which is produced in partnership with Elysian Films Group’s Danny Perkins, Kate Solomon and Jane Hooks and co-financed by SPG3. The movie shot in London and Athens earlier this year and is expected to release in 2023.

Zurich Avenue have also co-developed the biopic Nyad in association with producers Teddy Schwarzman of Black Bear Pictures and Andrew Lazar. The film about marathon swimmer Diana Nyad is directed by Free Solo duo Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and stars Annette Bening and Jodie Foster. Pic is currently in post-production and will launch on Netflix.

About Federation Studios:

Led by Pascal Breton and Lionel Uzan, Federation heralds a new breed of independent European studios, focusing on the creation, production, financing and distribution of high-quality original productions for the global marketplace. Previously Federation Entertainment, Federation Studios works with the best worldwide talents and partners in the industry to create a strong distribution portfolio as well as an array of premium international productions.  Only nine years after its creation, the production and distribution studio based in Paris, Los Angeles, Rome, Madrid, London, Berlin, Cologne, Brussels, and Tel-Aviv boasts 230 full-time employees, a number which continues to grow monthly.

Active in the drama, kids & family, documentary and light entertainment space, Federation works with all platforms and major broadcasters in the market. Its rich portfolio includes major award-winning and international successes such as the cult spy series The Bureau (50 X 52’), the financial thriller Bad Banks (12 x 52’), the Netflix original hit series Baby (now 3 seasons), the premium live-action hit for tweens Find Me In Paris (78 X 26′), Around the World in 80 Days starring David Tennant, produced for the European Alliance (France Televisions, ZDF, Rai), BBC and PBS Masterpiece; as well as Varane, Destin de Champion (Amazon Prime Video), Nadia (Canal+) and Shocking Schiaparelli (52’, France Télévision & RTS) to name a few.


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