LightWorkers Media and President Roma Downey have secured worldwide rights to New York Times best-selling author Debbie Macomber’s “Angels Everywhere” complete book series, which currently has seven titles in the franchise. These titles include “A Season of Angels,” “The Trouble With Angels,” “Touched By Angels,” “Shirley Goodness and Mercy (Angel),” “Those Christmas Angels,” “Where Angels Go: Shirley, Goodness & Mercy Are Back,” “Angels At The Table: A Shirley, Goodness & Mercy Christmas Story.” Negotiations for Macomber were handled by Joel Gotler of Intellectual Property Group.
Macomber has more than 200 million copies of her books in print worldwide. In her novels, Macomber brings to life compelling relationships that embrace family and enduring friendships, uplifting her readers with stories of connection and hope. Macomber’s novels have spent over 1,000 weeks on the #1 New York Times bestseller list with thirteen of her novels hitting the number one spot.
“I loved playing Monica for so many years on the CBS hit series ‘Touched by An Angel’ and it is no secret I love angels,” said Downey. “When Debbie Macomber agreed to allow myself and LightWorkers to option her angel book series I was thrilled. I feel like I have come home in these stories. Debbie’s fans are going to love seeing her beloved characters Shirley, Goodness and Mercy come to life on screen and ‘Touched by an Angel’ fans will love having a brand new angel series to be inspired by. There is a huge audience of many millions of people waiting for these beautiful stories and we can’t wait to get going!”
“I am beyond excited to work with Roma Downey to bring my Angel’s Everywhere series to life in a whole new way,” said Debbie Macomber. “We all fell in love with Roma in the beloved classic ‘Touched by an Angel’ series, so partnering with her, LightWorkers Media and MGM Studios only made sense. I am thrilled to collaborate with an original on-screen angel who has had proven success with family-friendly entertainment.”
Downey most recently has been working with Emmy-Nominated producer Will Packer (Girls Trip, Straight Outta Compton, Ride Along, Roots) to executive produce “The Baxters,” based upon Karen Kingsbury’s New York Times bestselling literary series, “The Baxter Family.”
ABOUT LIGHTWORKERS MEDIA
Celebrated Emmy-nominated actress and producer Roma Downey launched LightWorkers Media (LWM) in 2011 along with her husband, award-winning producer Mark Burnett. LWM is a joint venture owned by MGM, Burnett and Downey, with Downey serving as President. LWM launched LightWorkers.com, an online destination for uplifting and encouraging short-form digital and social content. With over 300M monthly video views across all LightWorkers Owned-and-Operated social channels, LightWorkers has become a clear leader in the faith and family space. Additionally, under the LightWorkers Media banner, they have produced the 10-hour hit miniseries “The Bible” which was viewed over 100 million times in the U.S. and was nominated for three Emmy awards. Additionally, LWM produced the series “A.D.” for NBC, “The Women of the Bible” for Lifetime, “The Dovekeepers” for CBS, “Answered Prayers” for TLC, the feature films “Little Boy” for Open Road Films, “Woodlawn” for Pure Flix, “Ben-Hur” for MGM and Paramount and the upcoming TV series “Messiah” for Netflix.
ABOUT DEBBIE MACOMBER
Debbie Macomber is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and one of today’s most popular writers with more than 200 million copies of her books in print worldwide. In her novels, Macomber brings to life compelling relationships that embrace family and enduring friendships, uplifting her readers with stories of connection and hope. Macomber’s novels have spent over 1,000 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Thirteen of these novels hit the number one spot.
In 2019, Macomber’s all-new hardcover publications include “Window on the Bay” (July) and “A Mrs. Miracle Christmas” (October). Macomber is also releasing a new journal titled “Be a Blessing: A Journal for Cultivating Kindness, Joy, and Inspiration” (April). In addition to fiction, Macomber has also published three bestselling cookbooks, an adult coloring book, numerous inspirational and nonfiction works, and two acclaimed children’s books.
Celebrated as “the official storyteller of Christmas,” Macomber’s annual Christmas books are beloved and five have been crafted into original Hallmark Channel movies. Macomber is also the author of the bestselling Cedar Cove Series which the Hallmark Channel chose as the basis for its first dramatic scripted television series. Debuting in 2013, Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove was a ratings favorite for three seasons.
She serves on the Guideposts National Advisory Cabinet, is a YFC National Ambassador, and is World Vision’s international spokesperson for their Knit for Kids charity initiative. A devoted grandmother, Debbie and Wayne live in Port Orchard, Washington, the town which inspired the Cedar Cove series.