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Steel Springs Pictures to Develop Slate Based on Card Game


Steel Springs Pictures has partnered with the creators of the card game We’re Not Really Strangers to produce an exclusive slate of projects and formats that expand the brand.

Created and launched by Koreen Odiney in 2018, the game was designed to foster meaningful connections by sparking emotional dialogue. The partnership marks the first under Steel Springs Pictures’ newly launched nonfiction division.

The nonfiction division is led by former OWN/Harpo executive Jonathan Sinclair (Oprah’s Master Class, Belief, Iyanla Fix My Life). As president of nonfiction, he is spearheading development and production on a variety of unscripted content under the Steel Springs banner alongside company founder Peter Lawson (Alice, Spotlight, John Wick).

“Over the last few months, I’ve enjoyed discovering and developing some incredible stories and partnering with a talented group of collaborators,” Sinclair said. “Joining forces with We’re Not Really Strangers was a no-brainer as a first project out the gate. We are exploring formats and specials that dig into all relationships, dating, family, marriage and more. The game offers rich and unlimited material around the dynamics of human connection, which lends itself perfectly to wildly entertaining and meaningful projects for the screen.”

Odiney added, “We’re Not Really Strangers was born out of my desire help create meaningful human connections. When I was 16, I remember watching my first Oprah’s Master Class episode and feeling that bond with many of my heroes—Maya Angelou, Jane Fonda and others—which confirmed for me the power of what content can do. I’m overjoyed to further develop this for the screen with Jonathan and Steel Springs Pictures, while we continue to build those connections in all areas of life.”

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