Category Archives: Spec Market

BEST BOY (FILM RIGHTS)

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An autistic man in his fifties has his life thrown into chaos when new people move into the “therapeutic community” in which he’s lived since he was a boy.

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{TB Exclusive} Eli Gotlieb’s New Novel “Best Boy” Hits The Market Just A Week After Hitting Shelves

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The story follows an autistic man as his life is turned around by outside forces and his inability to process them.

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TARGET AMERICA (SPEC)

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An agent/wife/Mom seeks to find her husband who’s infiltrated a home grown terrorist cell, but her actions expose him and, as the clock ticks, she must choose to save her husband or her son.

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THE MURDERER’S DAUGHTER (FILM RIGHTS)

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After a patient that has a distinct personal connection from LA psychologist Dr. Grace Blade’s past winds up murdered, she takes it upon herself to investigate, forcing her to uncover her own hidden skeletons to battle a murderous foe whose desperation for power pulls her back into the madness she has tried to escape.

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NY Times Bestseller Jonathan Kellerman Out With Thriller “The Murderer’s Daughter”

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NY Times bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman, known for his long-standing Alex Delaware crime series, has hit the market with his latest bestseller. The thriller, which just debuted on August 18th via Ballantine Books, centers on LA psychologist Dr. Grace Blades.

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SANA (PITCH)

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Follows a Germany-based Air Force major who flies Predator drones over Yemen, who discovers his entire squadron has been poisoned by a jihadist infiltrator. Given only days to live, he travels to the Arabian Peninsula against orders of the U.S. government to hunt down the men responsible.

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OPERATION BROTHERS (SALES)

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Pitched as Argo meets Hotel Rwanda, centering on the 1981 rescue of Ethiopian Jews and their relocation to Israel.

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KITCHENS OF THE GREAT MIDWEST (FILM RIGHTS)

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Centers on a young woman with a “once-in-a-generation” palate who becomes the head chef and shepherd of the country’s most premier and exclusive underground dinner spot.

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NY Times Bestseller “Kitchens Of The Great Midwest” Hits The Market

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Making the NY Times Hardcover bestseller list, the debut novel from J. Ryan Stradal hit shelves this past July via Viking/Pamela Dorman Books. The book centers on a young woman with a “once-in-a-generation” palate who becomes the head chef and shepherd of the country’s most premier and exclusive underground dinner spot.

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OPERATION BROTHERS (PITCH)

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Pitched as Argo meets Hotel Rwanda, centering on the 1981 rescue of Ethiopian Jews and their relocation to Israel.

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“Fall of Gods” Is Now Underway At Fox With Wes Ball Directing

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On Friday, we posted an exclusive story about an exciting new deal that was in the works with Fox on the beautiful and epic illustrated novel, Fall Of Gods. Now, we can confirm that this deal has solidified

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HOT (SPEC)

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Pitched as Taken meets Justified. A kidnapping unearths a revenge murder plot that puts the Sheriff involved in the direct line of fire of a previous adversary; but now the Sheriff has nothing to lose.

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FALL OF GODS (FILM RIGHTS)

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When his wife, the estranged daughter of one of Midgard’s most powerful chieftains, is mysteriously kidnapped, a retired warrior takes up the hatchet and sets out to rescue her.

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IN A DARK, DARK WOOD (FILM RIGHTS)

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Centers on reclusive crime writer Lenora Shaw, who reluctantly accepts her distant friend’s invitation to spend the weekend together in an eerie glass house, hidden away in the English countryside.

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Buzzy Gone Girl-Esque Thriller “In A Dark, Dark Wood” Hits The Market, With Studios Bidding!

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Written by emerging author Ruth Ware, this breakout hit-in-the-making has already climbed to number eleven on the NY Times Bestseller list after hitting shelves August 4th, via Gallery/Scout Press.

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THE CODE OF THE HILLS (FILM RIGHTS)

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Introduces ambitious prosecutor Elsie Arnold, who takes on a high-profile sexual abuse case that draws her into the bleak and sinister cultural underbelly of the Ozarks, which doesn’t take kindly to her interference.

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Nancy Allen’s Captivating Ozarks Mystery Series Shopped Across Town

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The first entry, The Code of the Hills, introduces ambitious prosecutor Elsie Arnold, who takes on a high-profile sexual abuse case that draws her into the bleak and sinister cultural underbelly of the Ozarks, which doesn’t take kindly to her interference.

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DANTE’S INFERNO (WORRELL) (PITCH)

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Pitched as an epic love story centering on Dante as he descends through the nine circles of hell in order to save the woman he loves.

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Husband Heist (SPEC)

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Logline: When her con-man fiancé leaves her at the altar and robs her grandmother of a fortune, naïve Kathryn and her bickering bridal party must chase down the money-embezzling creep before he flees the country. Little do they know, they’re not the only ones on his tail.

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TITAN (HOBLEY) (SPEC)

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Kept under wraps, but pitched as an elevated sci-fi/thriller.

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CYBERSTORM (FILM RIGHTS)

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Mike Mitchell, an average New Yorker struggling to keep his family alive when an increasingly bizarre string of disasters start appearing on the world’s news networks.

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Hot Tech/Disaster Thriller “CyberStorm” No Longer At Fox, Back On The Market

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The critically acclaimed property, published in 2013, was previously under option at 20th Century Fox, with Chernin Entertainment producing and Bill Kennedy scripting, though sources confirm that the option has now run out. Now the property is back on the market, with buyers circling.

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THE LIBERTINE (SALES)

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Kept under wraps, but serves as a dramatization of the Dominique Strauss-Kahn scandal, referring to the allegations that the French politician sexually assaulted a hotel employee.

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EVERY LAST WORD (FILM RIGHTS)

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Pitched as Clueless meets Silver Linings Playbook, a popular high school swimmer with OCD, who is uncomfortable with her queen-bee status, finds unexpected comfort in an underground poetry club introduced to her by a quirky classmate.

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{Film Rights} Best-Selling YA Author Tamara Ireland Stone Out With “Every Last Word”

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Pitched as Clueless meets Silver Linings Playbook, the dramedy centers on a popular high school swimmer, uncomfortable with her queen-bee status, who finds unexpected comfort in an underground poetry club introduced to her by a quirky classmate.

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THE LIBERTINE (SPEC)

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Kept under wraps, but serves as a dramatization of the Dominique Strauss-Kahn scandal, referring to the allegations that the French politician sexually assaulted a hotel employee.

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SOMETHING MUST BE DONE ABOUT PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY: A FAMILY, A VIRGINIA TOWN, A CIVIL RIGHTS BATTLE (FILM RIGHTS)

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Combining hard-hitting investigative journalism and a sweeping family narrative, this provocative true story reveals a little-known chapter of American history: the period after the Brown v. Board of Education decision when one Virginia school system refused to integrate.

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{FILM RIGHTS} Award-Winning Journalist Kristen Green Out With Incredible True-Story Segregation Novel

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Award-winning journalist Kristen Green is out with her first book Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County: A Family, A Virginia Town, A Civil Rights Battle. Part memoir, part history, the provocative true story chronicles a little-known chapter of American history: the period after the Brown v. Board of Education decision when one Virginia school system refused to integrate.

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THE LEGION OF AWESOME (SPEC)

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Pitched in the tone of Judd Apatow comedies, this R-rated buddy comedy follows a disgraced superhero who’s been kicked out of the Legion of Justice and the only guy willing to be his roommate: the nerdy blogger who’s his number one fan.

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{FILM RIGHTS} Best-Selling Author Marcia Clark Hits The Market With Legal Thriller “Blood Defense”

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Best-selling author Marcia Clark has hit the market with her latest novel, legal thriller Blood Defense. Set to be published in summer of 2016 by Thomas & Mercer, film rights are currently being shopped to buyers.

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