iUniverse announces deal for title Tweeker Parade with Hollywood Producers

Philippa LeVine’s unique memoir was self-published through iUniverse

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – May 12, 2016 – iUniverse, an Author Solutions, LLC, supported self-publishing services provider, has announced today that iUniverse title Tweeker Parade (ISBN: 978-1-49175-884-7) written by Philippa LeVine has been signed to a shopping agreement with longtime studio executive turned producer John Sacchi and his colleague Matt Groesch. Sacchi and Groesch will produce LeVine’s memoir for television under Sacchi’s 5 More Minutes Productions company banner.

Tweeker Parade tells the untold story of the first DEA task force formed to combat the rise of methamphetamine use in San Diego County in the early 1980s. LeVine, then in her 20s, was a new recruit — and the only female agent in the unit. LeVine’s unique voice and take-no-prisoners attitude make Tweeker Parade a standout story in the world of true crime. Author Solutions’ Hollywood-based Director of Media Services, Caroline Weiss, alerted Sacchi and Groesch to the book.

“I was immediately taken by Philippa’s memoir and its fresh approach to the crime genre,” Sacchi said. “We’re excited to see where this will go.”

Author LeVine added, “Without taking advantage of iUniverse’s publishing and editorial services, I never would have gotten my story told in the right way. I originally thought the audience would be limited to my fellow agents, but working with John and Matt has shown me that there is a much bigger audience. I’m excited for the book to be adapted into a television series, and I definitely never thought that would happen!”

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About John Sacchi:

Hollywood veteran John Sacchi has spent over 20 years in the entertainment industry, including 15 years as a production and development executive at Lionsgate Films, where he oversaw films in every genre. Since hanging his own production shingle, 5 More Minutes Productions, he has been actively developing material to produce for film and television.