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Deal agreed for 'Peter Pan' sequel rights

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Producers have secured the television and movie rights to Peter Pan in Scarlet - the recently written sequel to JM Barrie's classic novel.

The Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity Trustees, who inherited the rights from the original author, have decided to give them to a consortium of the UK Film Council, BBC Films and independent production company Headline Pictures.

Geraldine McCaughrean's sequel was released earlier this year after she was selected in a search for a suitable author to mark 100 years since the original.

Charles Denton, the trustees' executive director, said: "We have no doubt that they will help to build on the ongoing success of Geraldine McCaughrean's brilliant sequel.

"It will continue to raise vital funds in the way JM Barrie had intended when he gifted the copyright to Peter Pan to the hospital."

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