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BLACKLIGHT (FILM RIGHTS)
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Logline: Story follows Buck Carlsbad, a ghost-hunting private eye who is hired to take the inaugural ride on the new bullet train that goes directly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, after it is reported that it is haunted.

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WHO IS JAKE ELLIS? (FILM RIGHTS)
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Logline: When a deal goes bad for Jon Moore, Europe’s most sought after spy-for-hire, only Jake Ellis can protect Moore from Europe’s most dangerous criminals. There’s only one catch: no one but Moore can see Jake Ellis.

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LETS PRETEND THIS NEVER HAPPENED (FILM RIGHTS)
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Logline: Jenny Lawson is like David Sedaris on acid. This account of her train- wreck of a childhood is laugh out loud funny, and the stories of how the hilarious, bizarre and sometimes psychotic episodes of her immediate family have influenced her present day neuroses certainly provide interesting material for a film or tv series.

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THE SECRET OF KA (FILM RIGHTS)
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Logline: Book follows a girl who travels to Istanbul to visit her father, who is secretly excavating ancient ruins for work, and discovers a magic carpet that only she can control.

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READY PLAYER ONE (FILM RIGHTS)
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Logline: Story centers on a teenager named Wade Watts who escapes his bleak surrounds by logging into Oasis, a globally networked virtual utopia where users lead idyllic alternate lives. When the game’s eccentric billionaire creator dies, he offers up his fortune as the prize in an elaborate treasure hunt, one that leaves Watts pitted against powerful corporate foes and several ruthless competitors who’ll do anything, in the Oasis or the real world, to reach the treasure first.

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SWEETS (FILMS RIGHTS)
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Logline: A series of seemingly unrelated spree killings hits New Orleans, scant days before Hurricane Katrina drowns the city. Detective Curt Delatte—still grieving following the death of his daughter—is forced back to active duty when the bodies start to pile up. When he begins to realize that the murders may all be linked together, it’s only a matter of days before the entire city—and his evidence—is washed away.

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THE CASEBOOK OF VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN (FILM RIGHTS)
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Logline: When two nineteenth-century Oxford students—Victor Frankenstein, a serious researcher, and the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley—form an unlikely friendship, the result is a tour de force that begins with a heated discussion, as Shelley challenges the conventionally religious Frankenstein to consider his atheistic notions of creation and life and ends with Frankenstein in great danger as he works feverishly to bring life to the terrifying creature that will forever bear his name.

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THE ART OF THE STEAL (FILM RIGHTS)
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Logline: The true story of the world’s most sophisticated bank robber, jewel thief, and fraud artist who’s stunning capers earned him international infamy. To be published in the April issue of WIRED magazine.

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AFRAID (FILM RIGHTS)
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Logline: Pitched as being in the vein of Terminator and Aliens, after a helicopter crash unleashes a rogue Red-Ops unit on Safe Haven, Wisconsin, its residents must band together to defend themselves against these brutal “trans-human” killers.

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PICKING COTTON: OUR MEMOIR OF INJUSTICE AND REDEMPTION (FILM RIGHTS)
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There was a 60 Minutes piece on their story over the weekend. Jennifer Thompson was raped at knifepoint by a man who broke into her apartment while she slept. She was able to escape, and eventually positively identified Ronald Cotton as her attacker. Ronald insisted that she was mistaken— but Jennifer’s positive identification was the compelling evidence that put him behind bars. After eleven years, Ronald was allowed to take a DNA test that proved his innocence. He was released, after serving more than a decade in prison for a crime he never committed. Two years later, Jennifer and Ronald met face to face – and forged an unlikely friendship that changed both of their lives.

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Disobedience (Film Rights)
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Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)The story follows a young woman who returns to her Orthodox Jewish home after learning about the death of her estranged father. She causes an upheaval in the quiet community when she rekindles a repressed love with her best friend – a woman now married to her cousin.

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