Category Archives: Breaking News
Woody Harrelson is betting on a new biopic, Titanic Thompson, based on the real life of the titular career gambler. He’s set to star as Thompson in the adaptation of Kevin Cook’s biography.
The eBook sensation The Astronaut Instruction Manual from author Mike Mongo is launching on the market this week, and it’s already firing on all cylinders as it makes its way into the hands of top producers.
The memoir is being described as an oral history of the band and its times, in which Mike D and Ad-Rock trace the Beasties’ origins as a New York City high school hardcore band in 1981 through their induction in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.
Dirty Grandpa star Zac Efron is set to produce Straight to Hell, Paramount’s feature adaptation of John LeFevre’s tell-all, Straight to Hell: True Tales of Deviance, Debauchery, and Billion-Dollar Deals.
The 2016 Launch Pad Pilots Competition is now open! Enter the competition that has seen over 100 writers find representation, nearly 40 projects set up and over a dozen writers staffed on hit television shows in just under three years. The Regular Submission Deadline is February 29th!
Screenwriter Geoff Rodkey brings comedy, adventure, and mayhem in the second installment of his Tapper Twins series, told through a mix of chat logs, screenshots, and text messages between the twins’ clueless parents. The TV and film rights are currently available.
Park Chan-wook is known for directing visually stunning, yet brutal films that explore dark subject matter, which makes him the perfect choice to steer the feature adaptation of Japanese science fiction writer Project Itoh’s novel, Genocidal Organ.
The 7th book in J. Michael Orenduff’s ‘Pot Thief’ mystery series, The Pot Thief Who Studied Georgia O’Keefe, is hitting the bookshelves–as well as the TV and Film rights market.
The series centers around a dealer in traditional Native American pottery, Hubie Schuze, who scours New Mexico in search of ancient treasures. Georgia O’Keefe brings Hubie to the one place in the state he hasn’t been able to access: Trinity Site at the White Sands Missile Range, where the first atomic bomb was detonated.
Ninth City Burning, the debut novel from J. Patrick Black, is the first in an epic new sci-fi series set five hundred years after a devastating alien invasion. The book is already building buzz on the rights market.
The holiday season may be over but it is clearly still on everyone’s mind as we can confirm that Brian Sawyer & Gregg Rossen’s spec Guess Who’s Coming To Christmas is now in three territories and more on the way!
An ode to the families we make for ourselves, Hanya Yanagihara’s A Little Life examines life’s darker dramas and its solaces in a gripping story of devotion, suffering, and the difficulties of recovery that is not easily forgotten.
Brett Ratner is in the works with a feature adaptation of the ESPN 30 For 30 installment Playing for the Mob, which recounts the story of famed mobster Henry Hill’s notorious Boston College betting scandal.
Ebenezer Scrooge must clear his name and find the real “Humbug Killer” in this playful twist on the classic character. The TV and film rights are now available.
The debut psychological thriller from Michelle Adams isn’t set to hit the bookshelves until the spring of 2017, but the TV and film rights are already starting to cause a stir on the market.
The Guardians by Lola StVil is the latest YA series to hit the TV and film rights market. A dark teen romance-fantasy series where angels and demons are waging a bloody battle for the world’s souls, and only fifteen-year-old human Emmy Baxter can save humanity from certain annihilation.
Tom Heller, producer of Oscar nominated films Foxcatcher and 127 Hours, is adapting the remarkable true story of one of the most puzzling crimes in Utah history – involving forgery, murder, and the Mormon Church.
Triple 9 producer Marc Butan of MadRiver Pictures has found his next project with the S. Craig Zahler-penned Breaking the Empire State. The Bone Tomahawk writer-director’s latest script follows a special agent who infiltrates the Empire State Building after it is overrun by terrorists.
Chernin Entertainment and Bold Films are set to produce Gunner, based on the reporting of the Wall Street Journal’s Michael M. Phillips. Screenwriter Phil Alden Robinson is penning the screenplay about Marine Jason Dunham, who threw himself on top of a grenade to protect his fellow soldiers in 2003.