Julian Guthrie’s nonfiction book ALPHA GIRLS, about the unrecognized female heroes of Silicon Valley, is slated for a screen near you. Following an intense bidding war that saw several major studios chase the project, Cathy Schulman’s Welle Entertainment secured the film and TV rights, the Tracking Board has confirmed.
Alpha Girls tells the high-stakes story of the powerful, trailblazing women who created and inspired the rise of huge corporations such as Microsoft and Facebook. The project is being described as The Social Network meets Hidden Figures. Currency Books is slated to publish the book in 2019.
It’s no surprise that Schulman would be interested in Alpha Girls, given that she serves as the head of Women in Film in addition to her role as the president/CEO of Welle Entertainment. The veteran executive has a long history of championing compelling female-led projects.
Guthrie is represented by Gersh, and the deal was first reported by Deadline.
April Dawn | Editorial Intern