Category Archives: Based On

Keeper of the Diary (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMThe remarkable true story of two strangers from two very different worlds who fight to get Anne Frank’s diary published. Otto Frank, Anne’s father, and Barbara Zimmerman, a young editor at Doubleday Press and fiercely independent woman, determined to make her mark on the world and change it for the better.

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Moxie (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA 16 year-old girl from a small Texas town is inspired by her mother’s Riot Grrrl past and starts a feminist revolution at her high school.

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Moxie (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)A 16 year-old girl from a small Texas town is inspired by her mother’s Riot Grrrl past and starts a feminist revolution at her high school.

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Green Lantern Corps (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMBased on the origin story of the comic book character, the movie is being described as a Lethal Weapon in space, focusing on the relationship between Hal Jordan and John Stewart, two members of the Lantern Corps.

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Tough as They Come (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMAfter surviving an IED explosion in Afghanistan, United States Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills must struggle to live as a quadruple amputee.

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Warner Bros. and MGM Acquire YA Romance “The Sun Is Also a Star” with Tracy Oliver Adapting

sun is also a star excerptThe young adult romance novel The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon has landed at Warner Bros. Pictures and MGM for a feature film adaptation. Tracy Oliver, the scribe behind Barbershop: The Next Cut, is set to adapt the book.

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The Sun Is Also a Star (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA girl falls in love on the day her family struggles to keep from being deported.

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Everything’s Coming Up Profits (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMReveals how corporate America employed Broadway talent to take part in industrial shows from the 1950s to the 1980s to help motivate sales forces and educate employees on products.

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Black Bicycle Acquires Margaret Sanger Novel “Terrible Virtue”

margaret sanger excerptPlanned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger is set to be the next big screen heroin as Black Bicycle Entertainment and producer Justine Ciarrocchi have joined forces to acquire the rights to Ellen Feldman’s Terrible Virtue.

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The Tracking Board’s Film Rights Round Up of 2016

mosquitoland excerptContinuing our 2016 reflection, we scoured our bookshelves to find some of our favorite novels from the past year that are still available on the rights market and highlighted a few of the properties optioned this year that we can’t wait to see up on the big screen.

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Terrible Virtue (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMFocuses on Margaret Sanger, the hard-drinking, smooth-tongued free thinker, and mother worn down by 13 children, who vowed her life would be different.

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The Lost Property Office (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA 13-year-old named Jack Buckles, who is uncanny at locating missing things, test his mettle and searches for his father, who disappeared one day in London without a trace.

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Patience (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMTen years after the death of his wife, a man finds a time-travel machine and embarks on a grand journey and adventure finding and exploring the woman he loved.

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The Secret Life of Dr. James Miranda Barry (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMSet in the 1800s, a woman disguised herself as a man to fulfill her dream.

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Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMThe biopic follows John Callahan, who became paralyzed following a car accident at age 21, and turned to drawing as a form of therapy. The artist’s work raised eyebrows for its depiction of taboo topics, leading to numerous boycotts in his hometown of Portland.

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Lost in London (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA man struggles to get home to his family while run-ins with royalty, old friends, and the law all seem to conspire to keep him from succeeding.

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Puff the Magic Dragon (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMAn ageless dragon named Puff who lives by the sea befriends a young boy named Jackie Paper.

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Penguin Bloom (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMThe true story of a unique little bird that saves a family.

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The Aeronauts (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMAn action adventure based on true events about two 19th century hot air balloonists – a young woman and a young man – who go higher than anyone has ever gone before.

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39 Minutes (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMJohn Clayton, a disgraced ex-Marine in the employ of the FBI, begins violently robbing banks with his former unit, killing anyone who stands in their way.

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The Gotham Group Nabs Film & TV Rights to “Jihadi Hunter” Memoir

jihadi hunter excerptThe upcoming memoir The Jihadi Hunter: How One Father Saved His Radicalized Son from the Battlezone of ISIS by Dimitri Bontinck has landed at The Gotham Group. The book is set to hit shelves next fall.

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Adrift (Kandell) (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMIn this incredible true story of survival, Tami Oldham Ashcraft sails into the heart of a hurricane and embarks on a harrowing 41-day odyssey against impossible odds.

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The Woman with Red Hair (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMThis is the extraordinary true story of Johanna “Hannie” Schaft, a young woman who dropped out of college to join the Dutch Resistance during WWII, eventually becoming one of their most talented assassins and one of the Nazis’ most wanted enemies.

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The Jihadi Hunter (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMChronicles the true story of Bontinck, a former Belgian soldier, whose then 18-year-old son Jejoen became a radical Islamic and fled to Syria to join ISIS.

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Untitled Megyn Kelly-Roger Ailes Project (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMChronicles Megyn Kelly and the women who brought down the man once considered the most powerful in media with accusations of sexual harassment, as well as the wife, Elizabeth Tilson, who propped him up.

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The Lunch Witch (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMGrunhilda, a cold-hearted woman who inherits her famous ancestors’ recipes and cauldron in a world where no one believes in magic anymore. When she takes on a job as a school lunch lady, she delights in scaring students — until she meets a timid girl who needs help at school and home and becomes an unlikely friend.

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Brad Peyton Producing and Directing “The Woods” Series for Syfy Based on Boom! Comic

The Woods ExcerptThe critically acclaimed graphic novel series The Woods is being adapted into a television series on Syfy from director and producer Brad Peyton. Universal Cable Productions is the studio behind the project, which is being planned as an hourlong drama.

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Penguin Bloom (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)The true story of a unique little bird that saves a family.

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The Jihadi Hunter (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)Chronicles the true story of Bontinck, a former Belgian soldier, whose then 18-year-old son Jejoen became a radical Islamic and fled to Syria to join ISIS.

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Adam (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMAdam spends his last summer of high school with his older sister in New York City where he falls in love with a girl who thinks he is a transgender man.

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