LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - April 7, 2011) - Scholastic, the global children's publishing, education and media company, announced today that its Trade Publishing division has retained The Gotham Group as its exclusive worldwide motion picture representative, covering all books in which the Scholastic Trade Publishing division controls the film and television rights from its current catalogs and backlist. Scholastic Media retains its "first look" on any Scholastic published property. 

"We are very excited to be joining forces with The Gotham Group," said Ellie Berger, President of Scholastic Trade. "Gotham's extensive connections in the entertainment industry, combined with Scholastic's incredible list of award winning and bestselling books and brands, are sure to result in many exciting extensions of these timeless stories in film and TV."

"We are privileged to represent Scholastic," said Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, founder and CEO of The Gotham Group, "and look forward to working together to facilitate a broad range of entertainment properties based on Scholastic's books."

About The Gotham Group
The Gotham Group is a multi-faceted management and production company, representing some of the most creative minds in Hollywood. Gotham produces a host of live-action and animation projects that break barriers and defy convention. Gotham boasts a roster of over 500 top directors, screenwriters, producers, authors, illustrators, and artists, as well as book and comic book publishers and animation studios. Gotham represents more source material from major publishers and comic book companies than any other entity, including works from such clients as Bloomsbury/Walker US, Dark Horse Entertainment, Penguin Group, Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins (U.S. & UK), Village Voice Media, Houghton Mifflin/Harcourt, SAF Comics, and Com.x.

About Scholastic
Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books and a leader in educational technology and related services and children's media. Scholastic creates quality books, print and technology-based learning materials and programs, magazines, multi-media and other products that help children learn both at school and at home. The Company distributes its products and services worldwide through a variety of channels, including school-based book clubs and book fairs, retail stores, schools, libraries, on-air, and online at www.scholastic.com.

Contact Information:

Media Contact (Scholastic):
Tracy van Straaten
Vice President of Publicity
Children's Book Publishing
Scholastic Inc.