(Naples, FL) SON announced today that it has acquired the film and television rights to Jane Hampton Cook’s non-fiction book THE BURNING OF THE WHITE HOUSE: James and Dolley Madison and the War of 1812 (Regnery History, 2016) and is in development on a project to highlight the life of America’s first First Lady, Mrs. Dolley Madison.
Through the telling of Mrs. Madison’s extraordinary life experiences, the project brings to life a forgotten period in American history when the British invaded and set the White House on fire in 1814 – an outrage that went unequaled on U.S. soil until the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor 127 years later. The First Lady’s charisma, beauty, and intelligence played key roles in her ability to enormously influence American history. Her life is an intriguing epic story unfolded through the eyes of an American-style Jane Austen, who discovers the timeless American spirit of helping others pursue life, liberty and happiness.
The project is spearheaded by SON Studios President & CEO Rebeca Seitz. A direct descendant of Major General William Moultrie (former Governor of South Carolina and key leader in the Revolutionary War) Seitz has a keen interest in bringing stories to life that highlight the uniquely unconquerable spirit of the brave men and women who formed America.
Jane Hampton Cook is represented by Jonathan Clements of Wheelhouse Literary Group and is a member of DC Women in Film and Video and the National Press Club. The author of nine books, she is a contributor for TheHill.com and frequent guest on the Fox News Channel and CNN.
SON (Spirit Of Naples and Southwest Florida, Inc.) is a non-profit, tax-exempt, 501c3 organization creating relevant, mainstream media that has a positive impact on society. Founded in 2006, SON has educated over 2500 writers, helped bring over a dozen films and books to the marketplace, and is currently pursuing the build of a large multimedia production studio in Southwest Florida. Learn more at http://sonstudios.org.