License to Find: A Debbies Book Tale Press Release

Production on License to Find: A Debbies Book Tale will begin in June with Alan Smithee directing Faye Kinget as the lead of the film. Direct to Ree Productions and Relatively Media have reached an agreement with Alsoran Studios to partner on the worldwide streaming release of the film.

Directory lead and relations manager Debbie (Faye Kinget) has been searching her whole life for a rumored prop dating back to the creation of the color television. Joining an expedition led by fellow directory lead and Debbies Book CEO Lulu Payne (Sue Dunham), Debbie finds a locked warehouse in Mid-City that contains a clue linking the prop to a popular television series that was recently cancelled. But when Lulu is distracted by a squirrel to chase, Debbie has to race to get to the prop house on her own before production finalizes their budget.

Faye Kinget will be playing the role of Debbie alongside Sue Dunham as Lulu Payne and a brief appearance by Joe King as Bryce. Director Alan Smithee (The Birds II: Land’s End, Hellraiser: Bloodline) will direct from an original screenplay by Golden Sticker Recipient (The Land Before Time: Rain of Fire) Gogh Withet with production set to begin on June 25, 2019. Relatively Media will release the film theatrically in the US on November 21, 2020 through its new joint venture for domestic theatrical distribution with Annakarenina Pictures, and Alsoran Studios will release streaming internationally commencing with an earlier release in Bulgaria on November 7, 2020.

Producers Cart Befferörs and Pat Kallinkettle-Black commented, “We are delighted to announce the first installment of the Debbies Book franchise. We will begin shooting at whatever studio is cheapest in June.”

“Under the leadership of Cart and Pat, we couldn’t be more thrilled to bring the first Debbies Book adventure in propping to the big screen uniting the incomparable Faye Kinget with the extraordinary vision of Alan Smithee,” said Relatively Media’s Chairman of the Board of Directors, Candice B. Fureal. Relatively Media’s President, Motion Picture Division Shirley Knot added, “It has been 16 years since the cult classic Debbies Book: Listing Away was distributed by Relatively Media and it’s incredibly gratifying to be releasing this film alongside the powerhouse team at Alsoran Studios.”

Debbies Book CEO Subpoenaed by Mueller’s Team

Ruby Payne at a political fundraising event in March 2017.

Los Angeles – The FBI this week detained and questioned Ruby Payne, CEO of Debbies Book – a valuable resource for finding props, especially in the Greater Los Angeles area.

Payne issued a written statement saying she was detained by the FBI on Sunday after she arrived at a dog park on her way home from a walk. Federal investigators took her cell phone and purse, then questioned her about where to find sci-fi and futuristic items as well as western themed props. Debbies Book is known for helping people find these kinds of items and more for film and television. Ruby says she was then served a subpoena before being released to appear before Muellers nephews birthday event coordinators, which she is expected to do next month. The birthday party itself will occur in May.

“The questions got more detailed about the types of items they were looking for (which they were hoping would be free or at least cheap since the birthday was a non-union “low-budg” affair); what prop houses carry what items; whom I knew and how well – they had a long wishlist of items,” Payne said. “They seemed to then focus more attention on larger scale event rentals (of whom I have plenty of recommendations too); multiples of cabanas and steampunk themed event chairs. Then they brought up something about Russians, which I knew nothing about.”

She said she was asked specifically if she had visited all of the larger resources in her database, verifying the inventories of these so-called prop houses. She had, she said. Payne’s statement shines a spotlight into the workings of Mueller’s nephews birthday party, of which the public up until now knew very little about.

The birthday event council declined to comment.

Debbies Book has long been a resource for finding props and services for the film and television industries, not just for the nephews of special investigation teams formed by the FBI.

Debbies Book Announces New ‘Left in the Dust’ Campaign

LOS ANGELES – April 1, 2017 – Debbies Book, Inc. today announced the all-new Debbies Book campaign ‘Left in the Dust’, bringing a revolutionary experience to those with non-dominant right hands. The campaign includes an updated printed book experience which will let you choose what hand you hold the book in as well as which hand can turn the pages. The new book also features inspirational quotes to the reader such as, “Everyone else may think they’re right, but you’re left with the real answers.”

The new Debbies Book App (available here) also dramatically simplifies how you select, scroll and navigate through your favorite prop related categories while your device is being held in the left hand.

“There has been so much innovation in the entertainment and event rental industries, we want to bring that same excitement and access to Lefties,” said Ruby Payne, Debbies Book’s C.E.O. and board chairman. “Righties have had their hands in everything prop since the first rent-able wooden club to the latest futuristic alien flight consoles that you see in some prop houses.”

The move to include Lefties isn’t entirely selfless, however. Adding accessibility to Lefties will also expand the reach of Debbies Book by almost 10%. “I understand that when one hand washes the other success can often be achieved more easily. I just wonder how the dynamic of the Entertainment and Event Industries will be affected by allowing access to that many more people,” says George P. Hagopian, founder of the organization Right’s Rights for Right Now. “I haven’t actually worked in the entertainment industry at all. I just think adapting your platform to only access 10% more people seems a little heavy-handed.”

Pricing & Availability
As has always been the case, the website and apps for Debbies Book, Inc will be accessible to everyone for free. A downloadable version of the printed book is also available for free from their website at their Get the Book page. The actual book itself is still listed on Amazon for $40. As part of the ‘Left in the Dust’ campaign, 10% of the proceeds made from the revamped ambidextrous printed edition of Debbies Book will be given to Hands Over Fists, a nonprofit that funds outreach activities that promote public awareness and normalization of those born with a right hand that is less dominant than their left.

Created in 1978, Debbies Book is the respected art department resource for the niche industries of both entertainment and event creative professionals. Many of the listed companies are owned by individuals who can’t bring themselves to ever have a garage sale and therefore have an absurd amount of items available for rent.

CEO of Debbies Book, Ruby the Ridgeback, Takes a Trip Across the Country

UntitledRuby the Ridgeback, CEO, COO and head of research and development over at Debbies Book, Inc., is taking a trip across the United States of America.

She’s got a blog up and running if you want to stay up to date on her travels.

RubyRoadTrip Blog

Go check it out and cheer her on. It isn’t every day that a dog drives across the US!

Oprah Winfrey Announces ‘Debbies Book – 28th Edition’ As New Pick for Oprah’s Book Club

OprahBookDB“I have never read a book like this before,” Oprah says about The 28th Edition of Debbies Book, the entertainment and event industries’ most recent publication of rental and purchase resources.

In the April issue of O, the Oprah Magazine, Oprah describes the latest installment of the directory as “incredibly helpful in finding those difficult items, and perfect for newcomers to the Los Angeles area,” and recounts her first time reading the latest edition.

“I was on the couch and wondering where on earth I was going to find a chastity belt rental and a fortune-teller machine. I was calling everyone I could think of when it occurred to me, I have the most recent edition of Debbies Book. I had to use it. One of my deepest pleasures in life is knowing there are more resources out there than I could possibly remember. I started reading through the whole directory, page by page. So when I got to the last 100 pages, I slowed down, taking a break every 20 pages or so to savor; lingering over sentences like ‘Steam punk, Victorian copper and brass rolling control panels, consoles with gauges, levers and hand controls.’ By midafternoon I was done. Too soon.

When I found out that Debbies Book is almost 40 years old, I thought, Wow. This directory has almost everything. There’s no other explanation for such a vivid, searing resource directory that penetrates through the page to the reader’s last minute rental needs. No question about it. I couldn’t wait to announce The 28th Edition of Debbies Book as my latest Oprah’s Book Club (OBC) pick.”

Grab a copy of your own Debbies Book here!

Labor Day Weekend – 2015

labor-day-design-with-worker-without-picture-84083758-399x400As are many others the Debbies Book staff will be taking the Monday off.

Don’t worry and don’t fret, however. If you still need to find something the gremlins that run our online search will still be hard at work grabbing results to display for you when you search online or in app (they haven’t unionized yet).

If you don’t like how we overwork our online gremlins you can always grab the printed book still available over at Amazon!

 

26th Edition – Debbies Book Retrospective

COVER26mini2014. The Tonight Show snagged Jimmy Fallon; climate changes moved faster around the world; and the Ebola virus became a frequent topic in the news.

The Church of England voted on allowing women to become bishops, and we wondered if the Cold War was once again being waged.

Debbies Book was released in both print and e-Book editions again, and upgrades were made to the iTunes app to include live turn by turn driving instructions. Meanwhile, release of the Android app just before Valentine’s Day made Android users happy and a few additional categories were added.

25th Edition – Debbies Book Retrospective

COVER25mini2013. The Affordable Care Act launched; Snowden released NSA top secrets; and Pope Francis was elected as the new leader of Vatican City.

Thanks to Miley, we learned about “twerking”; Breaking Bad ended its successful run; and the obsession with zombies continued on The Walking Dead. Meanwhile, by popular demand, Debbies Book went old school and the printed book returned for those who needed to have a copy on their car seats. With print-on-demand, users ordered Debbies Book from Amazon with doorstep delivery. (Thank goodness for Amazon, since all our printers went out of business!)

Many changes were made to the website, making it easier to navigate. For iPad users, our eBook was a great new addition in 2013. And with so many using smartphones, a mobile app was also created, giving users another way to access Debbies Book on the go!

24th Edition – Debbies Book Retrospective

Cover24th 2ndtry2009–2010. This was to be the last edition of Debbies Book that we printed. As you can see by the cover, we focused on making the book an online resource.

Each year, we increased the scope of the book’s sources to include and provide a broader appeal to those working in all entertainment-related industries. As Debbies Book turned into TheSourcebookOnline.com, we gave our users the ability to search and access information and sources faster and easier, and we could incorporate changes as they came from our suppliers.

It turned out, however, we were not done printing the book!

23rd Edition – Debbies Book Retrospective

COVER23mini2008–2009. Thirty years of Debbies Book…whew!

From 1977 to 2009—who would have guessed that we would’ve been the ‘go-to resource’ for the odd and unusual for over 30 years? Since our original Internet database was put into place in 1997 and designed for dial-up, it became apparent that it was time to upgrade. We (along with our programmers) were also getting closer to making the move to putting the book on the Internet full time. This would make Debbies Book an online source book with the capability of making changes for our users on a regular basis, guaranteeing accuracy.