Pomegranate Press is a California-based publishing company founded in 1986 by actress, author, producer and publisher Kathryn Leigh Scott. Pomegranate specializes in quality non-fiction books on all aspects of the entertainment industry, along with such other non-fiction fare as guidebooks, biographies, textbooks, humor and coffee table art books. The company is probably best known for the range of innovative companion books to classic television series, such as '60s cult favorite, Dark Shadows.
It was her work as an actress in this series that propelled Kathryn into the publishing business. Upon graduating from New York's American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Kathryn landed the ingenue lead in the classic Gothic daytime drama Dark Shadows. During the four-year run of the series (ABC, 1966-1971) Kathryn played four roles: Maggie Evans, Josette du Pres, Lady Kitty Hampshire and Rachel Drummond. Realizing that the enduring and innovative television series still had a tremendous following in syndicated reruns throughout the world, Kathryn wrote My Scrapbook Memories of Dark Shadows to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the show. While writing the book and continuing her acting career, Kathryn launched Pomegranate Press, Ltd.
The Dark Shadows Companion published in 1991, celebrates the 25th anniversary of the series, and The Dark Shadows Almanac, published in 1996, commemorates the 30th anniversary. Dark Shadow Memories available in both book and audio CD formats, celebrates the 35th anniversary of the show every kid "ran home from school to watch." The Dark Shadows Movie Book contains Dan Curtis' original MGM shooting scripts, with amusing, insightful recollections by Lara Parker, Nancy Barrett, Kate Jackson and Kathryn herself. Dark Shadows: Return to Collinwood celebrates five decades of the series. Dark Passages is a novel by Kathryn Leigh Scott, written with a wink and nod to the series and the era of live television in New York.
Several of Pomegranate's titles have been acquired for film and television projects. Coya Come Home, the biography of former Minnesota Congresswoman Coya Knutson, published in 1990, was optioned for a TV movie. A new edition of the book, with a Foreword by Walter F. Mondale, was published in 2012. The Bunny Years by Kathryn Leigh Scott, has been produced as a two-hour special for the A&E Network, and a one-hour documentary for BBC-1 and Canadian TV. The Bunny Years, the story of the 25-year history of the Playboy Clubs and the women who worked as Bunnies, was also optioned for a feature film. Hollywood at Your Feet, the story of Grauman's Chinese Theatre, was produced as a one-hour special for American Movie Classics.
Other Pomegranate books include Michael Landon: Life Love & Laughter; Fiction The Art and Craft of Writing and Getting Published; Entertainment 101 and Word of Mouth, the definitive how-to book on the voice-over industry with a companion CD demonstrating voice-over techniques.
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