Category Archives: Books

James and the Giant Peach (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMAn orphan befriends human-like bugs who live inside a giant peach, and together they trek to New York City.

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THE BIG GAME (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMFollows the scandal involving DraftKings and FanDuel, the daily fantasy sports sites that quickly amassed hundreds of millions of dollars before prosecutors from several states began coming down on them, saying the outfits should be defined as online gambling operations.

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Blood in the Water (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMChronicles the four-day event of the Attica Prison riots in 1971 where inmates held guards and employees hostage while negotiating with authorities for a better living environment.

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First Comes Love (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMCenters on the relationship between two sisters in the aftermath of a tragic family accident.

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Witness For The Prosecution (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA lawyer represents a man who is accused of murdering a wealthy, old widow who was obsessed with him.

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The Hunger (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA riff on the historical tale of the Donner Party with a Walking Dead style twist.

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The Aftermath (Brook) (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMIn the British Occupied Zone of Hamburg in 1946, an English colonel who has requisitioned a house for his family agrees to share it with the German owners, which creates a charged atmosphere.

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Truly Madly Guilty (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMTakes place over a weekend between six adults and three children and explores the most fundamental relationships — marriage, sex, parenthood and friendship — and how too often we don’t appreciate how extraordinary our ordinary lives are until it’s too late.

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The Ridge (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMFormer army ranger tells his whole story―from the pulse-pounding Battle of Takur Ghar to the high-stakes battle he has waged against post-traumatic stress disorder.

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WOOLLY (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMBased on the true story of a geneticist who attempts to bring back the Woolly Mammoth from extinction with the help of his team of Harvard scientists.

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Beneath The Surface (Spec)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: From a young age, John Hargrove wanted nothing more than to erase the memory of his broken childhood and become a killer whale trainer at SeaWorld. This is the emotional true story of how SeaWorld’s prodigal son became the primary whistle-blower against the only organization he ever dreamed of working for.

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Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them Part Two (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMSequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which moves deeper into an increasingly dark time for the wizarding world, where Newt and our other heroes have to decide on their allegiances.

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“Gossip Girls” Creators Are Developing Film Adaptation Of YA Novel “13 Minutes”

Stephanie Savage Josh Schwartz ExcerptGossip Girls creators are writing and producing a film for Netflix based on the young adult mystery novel 13 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough.

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13 Minutes (Netflix) (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA young girl dies for 13 minutes under suspicious circumstances before being revived. Her best friend investigates what happened.

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“Nerve” Screenwriter Jessica Sharzer Adapting YA Novel “The Young Elites” (EXCLUSIVE)

Jessica Sharzer Young Elites ExcerptThe next YA fantasy novel poised to take the Hollywood stage is Marie Lu’s The Young Elites. Its rights were acquired by Fox and Temple Hill Entertainment in 2015, and writer Jessica Sharzer has been tapped to pen the screenplay.

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The Professor And The Madman (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMThe story of Professor James Murray, the founding editor of the Oxford English dictionary, and how he discovered that one of his biggest contributors was a paranoid schizophrenic holed up in a nearby English asylum for committing murder.

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Rogue Male (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA British sportsman sets out to assassinate a European dictator, but when he’s caught, he is tortured, thrown off of a cliff, and left for dead. What follows is a survivalist thriller through which the sportsman must evade enemy agents as he escapes back home to England through the countryside.

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Astronaut Academy (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMHakata Soy along with his friends/crushes Miyumi San and Maribelle Mellonbelly are training to be space heroes at Astronaut Academy. They rally a group of disparate students to save the universe from a threat that the adults just can’t handle, all while juggling exams, heartbreak, and the distraction of the Fireball Championship against P.S. Gamma Q.

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HERE AND GONE (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA woman is fleeing from her husband with her two children when she gets arrested. During this time, her children suddenly go missing and she is forced to fight to not only clear her name but in the process find her children. In the vein of Gone Girl.

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Wildlife (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA 16-year old living in Montana watches his parents discover the limits of their marriage.

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Panama Papers (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMBased on the reporting of journalists Frederik Obermaier and Bastian Obermayer , the story explores how, using their anonymous source, they teamed with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists to release the documents from Panamaniam law firm Mossack Fonseca.

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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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Astronaut Academy (Film Rights)

IFilm Rights - 2015 (database listings)Hakata Soy along with his friends/crushes Miyumi San and Maribelle Mellonbelly are training to be space heroes at Astronaut Academy. They rally a group of disparate students to save the universe from a threat that the adults just can’t handle, all while juggling exams, heartbreak, and the distraction of the Fireball Championship against P.S. Gamma Q.

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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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