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Producer Angela Hutchinson Signs Book Deal with Sourcebooks, Largest Woman-Owned Publisher in North America
LOS ANGELES, JULY 9 – Sourcebooks, Inc. is one of the country’s top 10 book publishers. With scores of New York Times Best Sellers, Sourcebooks has signed on author and entrepreneur, Angela Marie Hutchinson, to pen an inspirational self-help book, Create Your Yes, When You Keep Hearing No. The non-fiction book will release in September 2019. The book's concept is based on Hutchinson’s TEDx Talk on methods of creating opportunity.
“I am elated to expand my passion for igniting people to achieve their dreams,” says Hutchinson, “Facing rejection in any aspect of life can be difficult, frustrating and even painful. I hope that my book will transform people’s perception of rejection, as well as provide practical tools and advice on how to redirect rejection by creating dynamic opportunities."
As the largest woman-owned publisher in North America, Sourcebooks publishes more than 400 titles a year by extraordinary authors with readers in mind. Hutchinson’s book will fall into the categories of inspirational, personal growth, business and leadership. Create Your Yes will be published by Sourcebooks' imprint, Simple Truths. This is Hutchinson's first mainstream book deal with a traditional publisher. She has authored numerous literary works, including magazine articles, self-published books and movie screenplays. Hutchinson's platform expanded to 90 million viewers when she served as a BBC Commentator for 2018 Oscars Live Coverage on BBC World News to cover the 90th Academy Awards.
Hutchinson is also a Social Media Professor at Loyola Marymount University, a prominent Christian university in Los Angeles. Hutchinson earned her B.S.E. in Industrial & Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan and a Cross-Media Journalism Certificate from the Maynard Institute for Journalism Education at USC. In May 2005, Hutchinson founded BReaKiNG iNTo HoLLyWooD, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that serves entertainment professionals. She has produced two feature films that aired on Hulu and PBS. She has also been hired as a casting director for dozens of film, TV and new media projects. In 2018, Hutchinson was honored as a Media & Arts Trailblazer by the Baron Jay Foundation and received recognition from U.S. Congress by Congresswoman Karen Bass, Los Angeles Mayor, Eric Garcetti, and Los Angeles City Council. A Chicago native, Hutchinson resides in Los Angeles with her husband and three young children.
Sourcebooks, the company founded in a bedroom, is one of the 10 largest trade book publishers in America, as well as being the largest woman-owned book publisher in North America. Dominique Raccah is the publisher of Sourcebooks, which she founded in 1987. Sourcebooks is noted for strong publicity and marketing efforts on behalf of its authors and retail partners. Sourcebooks publishes more than 400 titles a year in nearly every shape, size and format. The eclectic and exciting breadth of their list includes nonfiction in most categories, commercial and literary fiction, romance novels, gift books, calendars, children’s books, young adult fiction and more. The company has produced scores of New York Times bestsellers and hundreds of national bestsellers. Sourcebooks signed The Gotham Group as its exclusive representative for all its film and television projects. www.sourcebooks.com
Angela Marie Hutchinson is a motivational speaker, writer, producer, casting director and former talent agent. She is also an Adjunct Professor at Loyola Marymount University, lecturing on social media. Hutchinson has authored six books available on Amazon, including a comedic adventure memoir, BReaKiNG iNTo HoLLyWooD, and four children's picture books. Her first e-book, “DBA: Doing Business As,” was named by Rolling Out magazine as “the go-to guide for entrepreneurs to launch a business in 24 hours.” Hutchinson has been featured in several publications as a power player breaking barriers and empowering professionals to achieve their dreams. A Chicago native with 15 years of industry experience, Hutchinson has worked for MGM, Warner Bros. Television and the GRAMMYs. As a casting director, she has cast veteran actors such as Billy Dee Williams, Lynne Whitfield and Vanessa A. Williams. Hutchinson's first feature film that she produced, wrote and cast, was the faith-based movie, "Hollywood Chaos," starring Vanessa Simmons and aired on Hulu. Hutchinson then directed and produced the PBS documentary, “H.U.S.H.,” about Hollywood’s Uncovered Sexual Harassment. For nearly a decade, Hutchinson has produced a robust media portfolio of content with her production company, BiH Entertainment. Due to her passion for diversity, casting and Hollywood, she served as a BBC Commentator for BBC World News' Live Oscar Coverage of the 90th Academy Awards. In 2005, Hutchinson was elected as the first African-American president of the Scriptwriters Network, established in 1986. After serving a year tenure, she founded BReaKiNG iNTo HoLLyWooD, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a robust email list of nearly 10,000 creative and business professionals that have participated in the organization’s monthly events and programs. An alumnus of the University of Michigan, Hutchinson earned her B.S.E. in Industrial & Operations Engineering. She also has a Cross-Media Journalism certificate from USC. As a former Los Angeles City Official, Hutchinson maintains an active role in her community. She has been featured in the media as a power player breaking barriers and empowering professionals. In her leisure time, Hutchinson enjoys rollerblading and spending time with her rocket scientist husband of 15 years and their three young children. www.iamangelamarie.com
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