Category Archives: Books

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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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 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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Tangerine (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)The 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. The mystery leaves Alice to wonder if Lucy is as dangerous as she thinks or whether she is imaging things.

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A Little Piece of Light (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMLogline kept under wraps, but will be based on the life of activist Donna Hylton.

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Prisoner Six (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA contained, high concept sci-fi thriller in the vein of Moon and Ex Machina.

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The Diabolic (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMAs the galaxy’s most fierce warrior, a humanoid teen masquerades as a senator’s daughter and a hostage of the galactic court.

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Beautiful Things (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA mother and her son are trapped in a zoo for three hours with a gunman on the loose.

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The Regional Office is Under Attack (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMCenters around a secret organization of young female operatives tasked with protecting an unknowing Earth from a constant barrage of alien threats.

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A Child’s Night Dream (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)A teen leaves college to enlist in the Army shortly after the 9/11 attack, despite protests from his parents.

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Hatchet Men (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMChronicles the Tong Wars and hatchet-wielding killers in San Francisco’s Chinatown.

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The Diabolic (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)As the galaxy’s most fierce warrior, a humanoid teen masquerades as a senator’s daughter and a hostage of the galactic court.

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Nevermoor (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMMorrigan Crow is saved from her fate of dying on her ninth birthday by the mysterious Jupiter and taken to the city Nevermoor, where she must compete in four dangerous trials against other children.

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Sharon Tate and the Manson Murders (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMBiopic following the life of Sharon Tate who was pregnant with husband Roman Polanski’s child when she was murdered by the Manson family in 1969.

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Bones (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMChronicles an FBI agent as he investigates and takes down the horse racing business of a Mexican drug kingpin in Oklahoma and Texas in 2012.

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Cosmere (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMThe story rotates between the points of view of Kaladin, Shallan, Szeth, Dalinar Kholin, and several other minor characters, who lead seemingly unconnected lives.

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My Magical Life (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PM11-year-old Zach, who has magical powers like everyone in his family, is having trouble harnessing his abilities. Zach’s parents send him to the scariest of all real worlds, middle school, to help him appreciate his natural gifts. Now, it is up to Zach to find a way to survive the seventh grade by using his magical abilities to become the most popular kid in school.

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Unearthed (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMSet in deep space, Jules Addison and Amelia Radcliffe, join forces in a tomb-raiding race on a newly discovered planet to unravel the secrets of an ancient, long-extinct civilization – only to uncover a revelation that could spell the end of the human race.

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Untitled Oliver Twist Remake (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMLogline kept under wraps, but based on the Charles Dickens’ novel Oliver Twist.

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