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Flanker Press and Rink Rat Productions are excited to announce that the Operation book series by Helen C. Escott has been optioned for film and television!

10 May
2024

Flanker Press and Rink Rat Productions are excited to announce that the Operation book series by Helen C. Escott has been optioned for film and television!

That’s right! These bestselling and award-winning novels may be headed your way on the small screen or the silver screen. If you haven’t read the entire series, now’s your chance. The novels are set in Newfoundland and Labrador and follow the careers of Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Sergeant Nicholas Myra and RCMP Corporal Gail McNaughton as they chase down criminals and bring justice to the victims of these perpetrators.

Flanker Press is celebrating 30 years in publishing and continues to provide a quality publishing service to the local and regional writing community. From publisher Jerry Cranford: “I would like to congratulate Helen C. Escott on taking this huge step in her professional writing career. When I published Operation Wormwood in 2018, I felt right away that this talented writer is going places. Adaptation of her novels into film and television seemed inevitable to me.”

Rink Rat Productions has produced high-quality programing for over 25 years. Most recently they co-produced the critically acclaimed feature film Maudie, an international co-production between Newfoundland (Rink Rat), Ontario (Screen Door), and Ireland (Parallel Films). Rink Rat also produced the movie-of-the-week A Christmas Fury for CBC. Mary Sexton, president of Rink Rat Productions, has a new feature film being released in the Fall: Skeet, which she produced and is written and directed by her son Nik Sexton.

Sexton is thrilled to be optioning Helen C. Escott's Operation series. She added, “We are very much looking forward to working with Helen and a local scriptwriter to bring the Operation series to Life! The best part of my job is telling Newfoundland and Labrador stories. Helen is an amazing writer. I have high expectations!”


About Flanker Press
Turning pages since 1994

Flanker Press is a bright spark in the Newfoundland and Labrador publishing scene. As the province’s most active publisher of trade books, the company now averages twenty new titles per year, with a heavy emphasis on regional non-fiction and historical fiction.

The mission of Flanker Press is to provide a quality publishing service to the local and regional writing community and to actively promote its authors and their books in Canada and abroad.

Now located in Paradise, Flanker Press has grown from a part-time venture in 1994 to a business with eight full-time employees. In the fall of 2004, Flanker Press launched a new imprint, Pennywell Books. This imprint includes literary fiction, short stories, young adult fiction, and children’s books.

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