SOURCE: Author Solutions, Inc.
BLOOMINGTON, IN--(Marketwire - Jul 9, 2012) - Author Solutions, Inc. (ASI), the world leader in indie book publishing, announced George Lopez and his production company, Travieso Productions, are thrilled to be attached to Humberto G. Garcia's compelling nonfiction book, "Mustang Miracle." George says, "This story fits right in with our company's goal to make quality entertainment that crosses all cultural barriers."
"Mustang Miracle," originally self-published through ASI's AuthorHouse imprint, chronicles the journey of five young Mexican Americans who, through the game of golf, overcome the challenges of racism and poverty in 1950s Texas. While working as caddies at a local resort, the boys help found their own high school golf team, and with inferior equipment and no formal training, go on to become the 1957 Texas State High School golf champions.
Principal Entertainment's Jen Weinbaum discovered "Mustang Miracle" through ASI's 2011 Book-to-Screen PitchFest Los Angeles and brought it to Travieso Productions who instantly connected to the subject matter. George says, "This is a story that needs to be told to remind us that anything is possible."
"PitchFest is all about trying to match an author's material with the appropriate Hollywood entity," said Marcus Chait, Director of Film & New Media at Author Solutions, Inc. "'Mustang Miracle' received a lot of positive attention at the event, and we couldn't be happier for Mr. Garcia that his book has found such a fantastic home."
Leslie Kolins Small, President of Travieso Productions, said, "It's no surprise the material resonated with George, a self-realized success in his own right and a huge advocate for young people, who also has a great golf swing." Travieso Productions is a Hollywood-based TV and feature film company producing scripted, unscripted, and animated series.
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About Author Solutions, Inc.
Author Solutions, Inc. (ASI) is owned by Bertram Capital and is the world leader in indie book publishing. ASI's leading self-publishing imprints -- AuthorHouse, AuthorHouse UK, iUniverse, Palibrio, Trafford Publishing and Xlibris -- have helped more than 140,000 authors self-publish, promote and bring to market more than 175,000 new titles. Through strategic alliances with leading trade publishers, ASI is making it possible to develop new literary talent efficiently and provide authors with a platform for bringing their books to market. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, ASI's global reach includes imprints developed specifically for authors in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.authorsolutions.com, and follow @authorsolutions on Twitter for the latest news.