Category Archives: Books

My Abandonment (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA father and daughter are living a happy life in the Oregon woods, but a chance encounter with a stranger threatens to throw their off-the-grid lifestyle into upheaval.

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THE MIRROR THIEF (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMFollows the interweaving narratives of three driven men all connected by a mysterious book. The core story is set in Venice in the sixteenth century, when the famed makers of Venetian glass were perfecting one of the old world’s most wondrous inventions: the mirror.

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Gotham Group Developing TV Series Based On Bestseller “Dot Complicated”

dot-complicated-dotsThe Gotham Group is set to make Dot Complicated the next book-to-television adaptation, as they optioned the rights to the New York Times bestseller. The book was written by Randi Zuckerberg who will also executive produce.

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The Nutcracker (Spiliotopoulos) (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMSet in the 1800s, this is the origin story of The Nutcracker, the Christmas toy who comes to life, and how he came to be.

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Bad Monkeys (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMJane Charlotte has been arrested for murder. She tells police that she is a member of a secret organization devoted to fighting evil; her division is called the Department for the Final Disposition of Irredeemable Persons—”Bad Monkeys” for short.

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THE BELL JAR (Dunst) (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMSet in the 1950s, follows Greenwood, who takes an internship at a magazine in New York City and, after she returns home to Boston, begins to suffer from mental illness.

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MOUSE GUARD (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMTells of anthropomorphic mice set in medieval times, focusing on a brotherhood of mice that is sworn to protect the common folk.

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Inkshares eBook “The Astronaut Instruction Manual” To Be Adapted For Television By Legendary, Matt Tolmach Productions

51TSsRxQBDL._SY344_BO1204203200_Hit eBook The Astronaut Instruction Manual from author Mike Mongo has been set up with Legendary TV and is in early development for a new series from Matt Tolmach. The deal between Tolmach, Launch Pad Competition partner Inkshares, and Launch Pad judge Brooklyn Weaver was brokered by UTA.

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IN MY SHOES (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMAutobiography of Jimmy Choo co-founder Tamara Mellon. Follows her troubled childhood and moves through her time as a young editor at Vogue.

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IN MY SHOES (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)Autobiography of Jimmy Choo co-founder Tamara Mellon. Follows her troubled childhood and moves through her time as a young editor at Vogue.

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The Assistants (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMPitched as a cross between The Devil Wears Prada and Office Space, the story centers on a group of assistants, struggling to survive under crushing student debts, who figure out how to steal money from their bosses, undetected.

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Enemies Within (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA critical look at the problems, lack of communication and failure between counter-terrorism departments as law enforcement races to stop a terrorist from harming Americans.

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Our Chemical Hearts (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMAn ambitious boy, who thinks of himself as a hopeless romantic, falls for a girl with a broken past while they work at the high school paper.

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Straight Up Films Developing “Man’s Search For Meaning”

frankl_1994Viktor Frankl’s memoir Man’s Search For Meaning has been acquired by Straight Up Films and put into development. It was previously optioned by Fuego Films and F Squared.

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THE SHAMBLINGS (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA travel writer takes a job with a shady publishing company in New York City, only to find that she must write a guide to the city – for the undead!

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THE SHAMBLING GUIDE TO NEW YORK CITY (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)A travel writer takes a job with a shady publishing company in New York, only to find that she must write a guide to the city – for the undead!

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Green River Killer (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMBased on a true story, the film follows police detective Tom Jensen and his 20-year hunt for Gary Ridgway, who was also known as the Green River Killer. Ridgway was convicted of 49 murders in the Seattle area during the ’80s and ’90s.

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THE BUTTERFLY GARDEN (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMAbout a beautiful garden near an isolated mansion, where there lives a collection of precious “butterflies” – young women who have been kidnapped and intricately tattooed to resemble their namesakes.

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VICTORIA AND ABDUL (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMTells the extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s remarkable rule.

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Alcon Entertainment Options “My Descent Into Death”

51eJ9f-eDwL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_Howard Storm’s novel My Descent Into Death has been optioned by Alcon Entertainment with Jinder Ho set to pen the adaptation.

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MY DESCENT INTO DEATH (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMDetails Storm’s experience in 1985, when he was awaiting emergency surgery and found himself out if his own body, looking down on the hospital room scene below.

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The War With Grandpa (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA young man is forced to give up his beloved bedroom after his grandfather moves in after the death of his wife. Determined to keep his bedroom, the young man plays a series of pranks on his grandfather in order to drive him out.

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Every Man A Menace (Sales)

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As the biggest shipment of MDMA hits the U.S., a global mix of criminal opportunists scramble to leverage the chaos, eliminate their competition and make the big score.

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SEVENEVES (Sales)

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When a cataclysmic event threatened life on Earth, the human race survived by traveling into space, and 5,000 years later, the descendants travel to Earth, completely altered by the disaster and time.

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The Shining Girls (Sales)

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Revolves around a serial killer in 1930s Chicago who stumbles upon a time traveling device.

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THE MURDER OF SONNY LISTON (Film Rights)

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In 1970 Las Vegas, Sonny Liston is cashing in on his fading notoriety in the casinos, while also dealing drugs and working as an enforcer for a crime syndicate. All of this as he’s trying to collect the money he believes the Mob owes him for having “thrown” the controversial Cassius Clay fight.

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“Divergent” Actor Bill Skarsgard Tapped To Play Pennywise The Clown In “It” Reboot


Bill Skarsgard is reportedly in final talks to star as Pennywise the Clown in New Line’s adaptation of It, based on the iconic horror novel by Stephen King.

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Brian Duffield To Adapt Aaron Starmer YA Novel “Spontaneous” For Awesomeness Films

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Brian Duffield will adapt the upcoming YA novel Spontaneous for Awesomeness Films. The novel, which will be published by Dutton in August, comes from author Aaron Starmer.

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Spontaneous (Sales)

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Follows a girl during her senior year at Covington High in suburban New Jersey where everything is going as normally as could be expected, until the day a fellow senior explodes during third period pre-calc.

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THE BUTTERFLY GARDEN (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)About a beautiful garden near an isolated mansion, where there lives a collection of precious “butterflies” – young women who have been kidnapped and intricately tattooed to resemble their namesakes.

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