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Novelist Stephanie Bond, who grew up Olive Hill and graduated from Morehead State University, has had her Body Movers series of mystery books optioned by Sony Pictures Television for possible TV series. Spider-Man producer Laura Ziskin has signed on to produce the series, and a pilot episode is currently being written, which will be pitched to networks.
The Body Movers series features the brother-sister duo of Wesley and Carlotta, whose jobs moving bodies from crime scenes lands them in the middle of many a mystery. After graduation, Bond worked for Ashland Inc. in Lexington before being transferred to Atlanta. She now lives and writes in Atlanta, where the Body Movers mysteries take place. Carlotta’s day job is working for the Neiman Marcus store in the Peach State Capitol.
The Kentucky Arts Council is accepting nominations for the 2010 Governor’s Awards in the Arts through March 1. The awards recognize extraordinary achievements in the arts or outstanding contributions to the arts. The categories are:
■ Milner Award, for outstanding philanthropic, artistic, or other contributions to the arts and their role in the economy, community and culture of Kentucky
■ National Award, for a Kentuckian who has received national acclaim in the arts
■ Artist, for lifetime achievement by an individual artist
■ Business, for a businesses that shows interest in and support of the arts
■ Community arts, to an organization or individual who has made a positive impact on a community through the arts
■ Education, for an individual, school, school district or organization’s contributions to arts education
■ Folk heritage, to an individual or group that has made exceptional efforts to perpetuate Kentucky’s artistic traditions
■ Government, to a government entity or leader who has made significant contributions to the arts
■ Media, for a Kentucky journalist or a media organization in Kentucky that has made outstanding efforts to bring the arts to the public’s attention
Recent winners from the Lexington area have included trumpeter Vince DiMartino, visual artist Arturo Alonzo Sandoval, actor George Clooney and arts-supporting business The Liquor Barn.
Nominations are due by March 1. For information and nomination forms call Dan Strauss at (502) 564-3757, ext. 474 or visit the Arts Council’s website. Gov. Steve Beshear will present the 2010 Awards at a ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda in October.
About Rich Copley & Copious Notes
Raised by opera-loving parents in a rock ’n’ roll world, Rich Copley has parlayed his broad interests into his career writing about arts and entertainment. Since 1998, he has covered performing arts, film and faith-based popular culture for the Lexington Herald-Leader, the daily newspaper in Lexington, Ky. MORE | E-mail Rich