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New Series About College Admissions Scandal in Development

When news broke of the college admissions scandal in March, the world was watching as details involving Hollywood actresses and six-figure payouts unraveled.

Now, viewers will really be able to tune in because a scripted adaptation of the bribery scam is in the works. 

Deadline reported on Tuesday that Annapurna Television has optioned the rights to “Accepted,” an upcoming book from reporters Melissa Korn and Jen Levitz, who have covered the story for the Wall Street Journal.

The book details the scandal and focuses on the elite circle of parents who conspired with admissions counselors to secure acceptance for their children into top American colleges such as USC, Yale, and Georgetown. The parents include celebs like Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman who have been indicted in connection with the scandal.

Annapurna Television has tapped Emmy-award winning writer, DV Devincentis for the limited series and Sue Naegle, Ali Krug and Patrick Chu as producers.

College Admissions Scandal Gets Series
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About Retonjah Burdette

Retonjah Burdette is a publicist and published content curator from Atlanta, Georgia. After receiving her Bachelor’s in Public Relations from Georgia Southern University in 2017, Burdette then went on to get field experience with one of the top entertainment PR firms in Atlanta. Since the start of her career, Burdette has worked with a number of actors, authors, entrepreneurs and independent artists. She has secured placements on media outlets such as TV One’s Sister Circle, Good Day Atlanta on FOX, V-103, CBS 46, Kontrol Magazine, KISS 104.1 and Rolling Out to name a few. In addition to her growth in PR, she is currently a writer for Baller Alert, a top platform for news and entertainment. In hopes of bringing the visions of others to life, she launched Girl Avant-Garde in 2019, a creative agency specializing in innovative content, branding and PR in entertainment. Her overall goal is to have autonomy over her creative thought process and to teach branding to new entrepreneurs and others pursuing a career in the public eye.

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