〉The acquisition was based on a twenty-page proposal
DreamWorks has preemptively closed a deal to adapt Roseanne Montillo’s upcoming novel, PHENOMENON. The narrative nonfiction details the life of Elizabeth “Betty” Robinson, who won the first Olympic 100-meter dash for women.
Pitched as a twenty-page proposal, Phenomenon: Betty Robinson and the Victory of the First Olympic Women explores not only Betty’s story, but the remarkable female athletes that fought stigma and sexism to change the Olympics.
Montillo is the author of two critically-acclamied works of creative nonfiction, The Wilderness of Ruin: A Tale of Madness, Fire, and the Hunt for America’s Youngest Serial Killer, and The Lady and Her Monsters: A Tale of Dissections, Real-Life Dr. Frankensteins, and the Creation of Mary Shelley’s Masterpiece.
The Lady and Her Monsters received rave reviews from the likes of The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, The New York Times Book Review, and Discover Magazine. Aside from her literary work, Montillo teaches courses at Boston’s Emerson College.
Montillo is repped by Rob Weisbach Creative Management.
Clark Allen | Associate Editor