Category Archives: Books

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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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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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 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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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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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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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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A Child’s Night Dream (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA teen leaves college to enlist in the Army shortly after the 9/11 attack, despite protests from his parents.

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMJunior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation, is determined to take his future into his own hands. He leaves his troubled school on the reservation to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation, is determined to take his future into his own hands. He leaves his troubled school on the reservation to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.

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“Boys Don’t Cry” Director Set for “Man’s Search for Meaning”

kimberly peirce bannerBoys Don’t Cry director Kimberly Peirce has signed on to direct Man’s Search for Meaning, based on the best-selling memoir by Viktor Frankl. The rights were picked up earlier this year by Straight Up Films.

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Everything’s Coming Up Profits (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)Reveals 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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Corduroy (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMTells the story of a teddy bear who, over the course of one night in a closed department store, goes on an adventure to find his lost button so that he can find the home and the friend that he has always wanted.

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The Lost Property Office (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)A 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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The Secret Life of Dr. James Miranda Barry (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)Set in the 1800s, a woman disguised herself as a man to fulfill her dream.

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The Miseducation of Cameron Post (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA 12-year-old Montana girl is sent to live with her ultra-conservative aunt after her parents die in a crash. She develops a relationship with her best friend, who happens to be the prom queen, and is sent to a “de-gaying” camp that offers conversion therapy.

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Beware That Girl (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMSet against the backdrop of an elite Manhattan private school, two girls befriend, use, and manipulate each other in a game of cat and mouse.

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Tangerine (Mangan) (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMThe mystery/thriller set in 1950s Morocco is about a woman named Alice Shipley who tries to leave both her past and her college roommate behind after the man she intends to marry suddenly dies. Years later, she reconnects with that same roommate, Lucy, and then Alice’s husband disappears.

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