2016: Announcing New ‘Grizzly Adams’ Film and Television IPs

HOLLYWOOD, 2016 – Represented in all phases of licensing by the Abrams Artists Agency, The Grizzly Adams® Brand and Entertainment Franchise is spiriting forward new Grizzly Adams television series and motion picture IPs modeled after the exploits of famous California mountain man, John ‘Grizzly’ Adams.

Grizzly Adams initially became popular worldwide by way of NBC's fictionalized 1977-82 TV Series, ‘The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams,’ whose creator, the late Charles Sellier founded and trademarked the Grizzly Adams® Brand.

The revamped Grizzly Adams television and film story versions were developed by Grizzly Adams Brand Franchise owner, Tod Swindell, along with collaborators, Michael Greenburg [Executive Producer of Stargate SG-1, Legend, and MacGyver] and David O'Malley [ writer of "Fatal Instinct," "The Boogens," and "Dark Honeymoon."]

Surprisingly, most people remain unaware that Grizzly Adams was actually a 'famous' historical person. [See 'The Real Story' page.]

The real 'Grizzly Adams' was a shoe and boot cobbler from Boston who ended up migrating to the Sierra Nevada Mountains after participating in the great California Gold Rush of 1849. He went on to became a celebrated showman in San Francisco, and eventually for P.T. Barnum in New York.

The real story of ‘Grizzly Adams' reveals a man who exchanged civilian life for solitude in the mountains near Yosemite. He was not a fugitive from justice who fled to the mountains, as the 1970s TV series depicted him to be, rather, he opted for a peaceful life in order to escape the crush of a greed-driven society striving for wealth and power as a result of 'gold fever.' As Henry David Thoreau wrote about his own move to the woods "to live deliberately," so too did Adams have a similar calling. Today, western historians reference John 'Grizzly' Adams as 'California's greatest mountain man ever.'

Franchise owner, Tod Swindell offers "the new Grizzly Adams motion picture and television IP's are adjusted for today's viewing audience to better identify it with this fascinating, albeit long misunderstood and mostly forgotten person of western lore."

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Above: New profile of 'Grizzly Adams' by artist, Alex Carigi.     © 2014 Grizzly Adams® LLC

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