Category Archives: Film Rights Tracker (SM-DB)

Tracking every book, article, comic book and life rights project as it hits the market.

ALPHA GIRLS (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) The Untold Story of the Real Unicorns Of Silicon Valley, The Women Who Dressed Down, Moved Up, and Built the Companies that Changed the World.

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THE FAMILY BUSINESS (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) By day, the Duncans are an upstanding family who run a thriving car dealership in Queens. By night, they live a dangerous secret life.

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WINDFALL (SMITH) (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) Alice doesn’t believe in luck, but when she buys her crush, Teddy, a lottery ticket on a lark and he wins $140 million everything starts to change.

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WRONG ANSWER (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) The true story of a group of Atlanta high school educators that participated in standardized-test cheating scandal in 2013.

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ANGELTOWN (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)A modern-day noir drama that tells the story of private investigator Nate Hollis as he combs the streets of Los Angeles looking for the killer of a major sports star’s wife.

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SKY HIGH (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) Two competing neighbors begin embellishing their houses, only to find themselves caught up in a race to build the tallest, most decadent skyscraper.

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HOME (SAUNDERS) (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) A short story about a veteran and his troubled family after he returns home from war.

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UNDER ROSE-TAINTED SKIES (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) Norah has agoraphobia and OCD. When groceries are left on the porch, she can’t step out to get them. Struggling to snag the bags with a stick, she meets Luke. He’s sweet and funny, and he just caught her fishing for groceries. Because of course he did. Norah can’t leave the house, but can she let someone in?

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THE CARE AND FEEDING OF A PET BLACK HOLE (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) When eleven-year-old Stella Rodriguez shows up at NASA to request that her recording be included in Carl Sagan’s Golden Record, something unexpected happens: A black hole follows her home.

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THE WITCH BOY (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) The story of a boy growing up in a magical community where all men are trained as shapeshifters and all women as witches.

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AMERICAN WAR (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) Sarat Chestnut, born in Louisiana, is only a child when the Second American Civil War breaks out in 2074. But even she knows that oil is outlawed, that Louisiana is half underwater, and that unmanned drones fill the sky.

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THE STRANGER IN THE WOODS: THE EXTRAORDINARY STORY OF THE LAST TRUE HERMIT (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)For 27 years, Chris Knight survived in the Maine woods before going to jail where he struck up a correspondence with the Author. This book will seek to address the questions: What compels someone to walk away from his life, and from everything he knows of the world? What was he seeking, and did he find it?

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WHAT TO DO ABOUT THE SOLOMONS (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) Meet Marc Solomon, an Israeli ex-Navy commando now living in L.A., who is falsely accused of money laundering through his asset management firm.

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SOMETHING IN THE WATER (STEADMAN) (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) Something in the Water is about a woman whose life is on the upswing, marriage, a successful career, and then she’s thrown a curveball. One that will challenge not only her priorities but her ethics.

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ELEANOR OLIPHANT IS COMPLETELY FINE (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) Everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. Together they save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen on the sidewalk, and the three become the kinds of friends who rescue one another from the lives of isolation they have each been living. And it is Raymond’s big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one.

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THE MARRIAGE PACT (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) After receiving a wedding gift from one of her prominent clients, Alice and her husband Jake decide to join an exclusive group known only as The Pact. However, the young lovers are about to discover that for adherents to The Pact, membership, like marriage, is for life. And The Pact will go to any lengths to enforce that rule. For Jake and Alice, the marriage of their dreams is about to become their worst nightmare.

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THE CRUEL PRINCE (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) When Jude defies the youngest son of the Faerie High King to win a place in Court, she finds herself embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions.

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WITH KIND REGARDS FROM KINDERGARTEN (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) Based on Kline’s 2007 script, the book is about two friends who are ripped apart as one of them loses his imagination.

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ESCAPE FROM HAT (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) Escape from Hat is the story of Leek, an especially talented lucky rabbit in an especially unlucky situation. When a fateful magic trick sends Leek tumbling into the land of Hat, the rabbit yearns only to return to the human boy he’s sworn to protect.

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THE AFTER WIFE (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)Rachel Prosper, a high-flying robotics scientist, has created a humanoid android. When she dies suddenly, her family takes the robot, which looks just like Rachel, into their home as part of an experiment.

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THE WOMEN WITH SILVER WINGS (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)An account of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) in World War II and their legacy remaining classified for 35 years after the war.

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THE SEASON (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) A clever tomboy and soccer star who’s forced into the elite Dallas debutante season by her mother. Modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice.

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HOPE HEALS (PITCH)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMAfter suffering a stroke, Katherine and her husband use their experience to help give faith and hope to others who are struggling from a similar situation.

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HOW TO STOP TIME (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)Chronicles the story of a 40-year-old man who ages slowly due to a rare condition and has lived for four centuries.

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AFTERLIFE (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)Tells a love story that crosses parallel worlds.

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The Chosen Few (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)Story of 48 U.S. paratroopers from Chosen Company (aka the “Chosen Few”) who arrived in eastern Afghanistan in late 2007 hoping to win over a remote mountain people and extend the Afghan government’s reach. Instead, they spent the next 15 months in a desperate struggle for survival — living under near-constant attack from Taliban fighters who surrounded them on all sides.

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ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)Follows various people through their lives, including a pair of sisters, a janitor who has his faith tested, and an adult Lucy Barton returns to visit her siblings after 17 years of absence.

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A PIECE OF THE WORLD (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)A fictional memoir of Christina Olson, who seemed destined for a small life in her family’s home in Maine due to an incapacitating illness but for more than twenty years, she was an inspiration for the artist Andrew Wyeth and became the subject of one of the best-known American paintings.

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THE MOTHER’S PROMISE (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)Alice Stanhope and her daughter, Zoe, have always been a family of two but when Alice falls ill, she reaches out to Kate, a nurse, and Sonja, a social worker, and as the four women come together, they must face secrets, fears, and hardships.

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QUICKSAND (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)When the novel opens, Maja has spent nine months in jail for a mass shooting at a prep school in Stockholm, which left her boyfriend and best friend dead. What did — or didn’t — she do?

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