Category Archives: Film Rights

Frogkisser! (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)Princess Anya has the ability to break curses with a kiss and sets off on a Quest that, if she plays it right, will ultimately free her land — and teach her a thing or two about the use of power, the effectiveness of a well-placed pucker, and the finding of friends in places both high and low.

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Wolf Boys (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)The intimate, non-fiction story of the lobos themselves: boys turned into pawns for cartels. Their stories show how poverty, ideas about identity, and government ignorance have warped the definition of the American dream.

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Robotic Novel “Fuzzy” Makes a Battery-Powered Impression on Film Rights Market (EXCLUSIVE)

Fuzzy ExcerptAuthors Tom Angleberger and Paul Dellinger joined forces to write the recently published children’s book Fuzzy. Now the human and robot friendship novel is making its way into the film rights market in a big away and getting plenty of attention.

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Fuzzy (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)When Max befriends her new robot classmate Fuzzy, part of Vanguard One Middle School’s new Robot Integration Program, she helps him learn everything he needs to know about surviving middle school — the good, the bad, and the really, really, ugly.

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Untitled Winslow Crime Thriller (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)Tells the story of a corrupt detective in the NYPD’s most elite crime-fighting unit. Sergeant Denny Malone is forced to choose between his family, his partners, and his life.

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The Littlest Bigfoot (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)A 12 year-old girl and Bigfoot who are outcasts in their own worlds struggle to keep the secret Bigfoot world safe.

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Zita the Spacegirl (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)Zita sets out on a quest to rescue her friend who is abducted by an alien cult.

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Endurance: My Year in Space (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)A memoir of the life of astronaut Scott Kelly, detailing his time as a Navy test pilot and the 340 consecutive days he spent in space for a special mission on the ISS.

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The Odds Of Lightning (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)A bolt of lightning inspires an incredible journey in this charming, magical realism adventure that takes four teens on an all-night journey through the streets of New York City.

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Bel Canto (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)Based on the Japanese embassy hostage crisis (also called the Lima Crisis) of 1996–1997 in Lima, Peru, the novel follows the relationships among a group of young terrorists and their hostages, who are mostly high-profile executives and politicians, over several months. Many of the characters form unbreakable bonds of friendship, while some fall in love.

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Glamour Article “How a Self-Taught Hacker Escaped a Cult” Entices Film Rights Market (EXCLUSIVE)

Erika HayasakiPublished a month ago in Glamour, “How a Self-Taught Hacker Escaped a Cult” by Erika Hayasaki, a prominent journalist and author who writes for publications such as The Atlantic, Wired, and The Wall Street Journal, and wrote the book The Death Class, is making its rounds to the film and television rights markets, with plenty of buzz surrounding it. It’s a harrowing true story that has gotten the attention of readers across the world.

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How a Self-Taught Hacker Escaped a Cult (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)Shyama Rose — who has been called the “real Lisbeth Salander” — grew up abused in a cult, but went on to become one of the top white-hat hackers. That is, she spends her days working for major corporations and protecting them from cyber-attacks and malicious hackers. Only about 10 percent of white-hat hackers are women.

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To War With Whitaker (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)The diaries of the now celebrated Lady Ranfurly who followed her husband into the Middle east during World War II accompanied by her butler, Whitaker, and her parrot.

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Cousin Joseph (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)In Bay City, 1931, a bare-knuckle detective makes secret trips to pay off Hollywood producers on behalf of the mysterious ‘Cousin Joseph’ to ensure that they will make only upbeat films that idealize America – but the trips becoming increasingly perilous.

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The Children Act (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)A British High Court Judge who makes judgements on difficult and troubling cases must decide the fate of a 17 year-old boy who refuses blood transfusions for his leukemia because it is against his religion.

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The Extraditionist (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)An off-the-books United States government contract employee who extradites criminals in Latin America is getting out of the game, but not before one last dangerous and reckless mission.

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THE BIG GAME (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)Follows 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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Fractured Lands (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)The story of the catastrophe that has fractured the Arab world since the invasion of Iraq 13 years ago, leading to the rise of ISIS and the global refugee crisis.

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TriStar Wins Rights to True Story Prison Riot Book “Blood in the Water”

TristarAfter being bid on by at least five studios and production companies, Tristar has secured the rights to the book Blood in the Water by Heather Ann Thompson, which arrived in bookstores just yesterday. The book details the 1971 Attica prison uprising.

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Blood in the Water (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)Chronicles 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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REX (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)When an eleven year-old boy and his friend find a mysterious egg in the Florida Everglades, creepy men begin to stalk his house and military helicopters start buzzing their neighborhood. But when the egg hatches, the boys realize life as they know it will never be the same!

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The Hunger (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)A riff on the historical tale of the Donner Party with a Walking Dead style twist.

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Truly Madly Guilty (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)Takes 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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WOOLLY (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)Based 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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Two Wars (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)Former 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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13 Minutes (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)A young girl dies for 13 minutes under suspicious circumstances before being revived. Her best friend investigates what happened.

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First Comes Love (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)Centers on the relationship between two sisters in the aftermath of a tragic family accident.

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A GOD IN THE SHED (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)So you’ve inadvertently trapped an ancient trans-dimensional god in your backyard shed – what do you do? That’s what Venus McKenzy and her friends would like to know.

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“Sunk,” The Story Of A Legendary Chinese Movie Disaster, Makes A Splash In Film Rights Market (EXCLUSIVE)

Sunk Mitch Moxley ExcerptWriter Mitch Moxley traveled to Beijing to document the production of the film Empires of the Deep and this trip resulted in Sunk, a longform narrative article written for Atavist Magazine, shedding light on the numerous problems that plagued the film.

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Sunk (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)A Chinese billionaire’s dream of becoming the next Steven Spielberg results in a big budget movie fiasco.

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