Dec 162023

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Deadline: Martha Wells’ bestselling Hugo- and Nebula Award-winning book series The Murderbot Diaries, is being adapted by Chris and Paul Weitz (About a Boy) and Paramount Television Studios.

Apple TV+ has picked up 10 episodes starring and executive produced by Emmy winner Alexander Skarsgård (Succession). The Weitz brothers are writing, directing and producing under their Depth of Field banner. Andrew Miano also executive produces alongside for Depth of Field. David S. Goyer executive produces alongside Keith Levine for Phantom Four. Wells will serve as consulting producer. Wells is represented by Jennifer Jackson at the Donald Maass Literary Agency and WME.

Sep 202021
Photo of author C.L. Polk

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C.L. Polk’s award-winning Kingston Cycle—WitchmarkStormsong, and Soulstar—is coming to television. 1212 Entertainment has acquired the rights to the series, and has tapped Alyssa Clark (Teen WolfDominionServantThe 100) to pen the screenplay.

Polk’s debut novel, Witchmark won the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel in 2019, and was a finalist for that year’s Aurora, Locus, Nebula, and Lambda awards.

Jun 152021

In a preemptive bid, Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment has landed the rights to I Don’t Forgive You, the upcoming debut novel of former police reporter Aggie Blum Thompson.

The book will be adapted into a TV series for cable/streaming, which Kaplan will executive produce with Mandalay’s Peter Guber, a longtime friend and former client at WMA.

A psychological thriller with a female lead, I Don’t Forgive You is about a photographer struggling to fit in among the mom cliques in her new D.C. suburb when she is framed for a neighbor’s murder and must frantically try to uncover who is destroying her life by impersonating her on social media.

Feb 172021

Photo of Elizabeth BearVanessa Taylor and Drew Pearce will adapt Elizabeth Bear’s short story “Dolly” (Asimov’s). Following a competitive bidding war, the project has landed at Apple Studios. Academy Award-nominee Florence Pugh is attached to star. Pugh is repped by CAA, Brillstein Entertainment Partners, Curtis Brown and Associates and attorney Ziffren Brittenham. Taylor is repped by ICM Partners, Robert Offer at Sloane Offer Weber Dern. Pearce and his Point of No Return Films is repped by WME and Jim Gilio and Warren Dern at Sloane Offer Weber Dern. Bear is represented by Jennifer Jackson at the Donald Maass Literary Agency and WME.

May 112020

Photo of Elizabeth BearSpyglass Media has acquired dramatic rights to “Covenant”, a short story by Elizabeth Bear, via Sylvie Rabineau at WME in association with Jennifer Jackson.

Set to be adapted by screenwriters Josh Campbell and Matt Suecken, who wrote the screenplay for 10 Cloverfield Lane, the project will be produced by Arts District Entertainment and Spyglass VP Productions. Bear’s story first appeared in Ed Finn and Kathryn Cramer’s 2014 anthology Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future.

Oct 262015

Cover for Brown Girl in the Ring by Nalo Hopkinson.Director Sharon Lewis will start shooting a film of Brown Girl in the Ring by Nalo Hopkinson this fall. Produced by urbansoul inc, it tells the story of a dystopian Toronto where Ti-Jeanne is chafing under Mami hergrandmother’s overprotective rules. Mami refuses to loosen her hold on Ti-Jeanne until she “sees” her protector spirit, Jab Jab. Ti-Jeanne rejects the spirits and when Tony comes on the scene she falls fast and hard. Ti-Jeanne runs off with Tony to forge a life in the harsh reality of the Burn. A heart wrenching event forces Ti-Jeanne to “see” her spirit and return home…a grown woman.

Feb 122015

Cover for NEED by Joelle Charbonneau. Intense close up of an angry white girl with blue eyes and blond hair, with NEED on the side in pixels and lists of what people need faded in the background.Film rights to Joelle Charbonneau’s N.E.E.D., the story of small-town teenagers drawn deep into a social-networking site that promises to grant their every need, regardless of the consequences., to Merced Media and Benderspink, by Sean Daily of Hotchkiss and Associates for Stacia Decker.

Jul 042014

Cover for Matthew McBride's Frank Sinatra in a Blender. A dingy, poorly lit room with newspapers, whiskey, beer, and pills scattered around, as well as an assault rifle. Standing on the papers and looking up adorably is a tiny yorkie named Frank Sinatra.Film rights to Matthew McBride’s FRANK SINATRA IN A BLENDER, the story of a PI and enthusiastic alcoholic (who’s trying to cut out coffee) working a robbery case that went sideways while also caring for his pet Yorkie, Frank Sinatra, to screenwriter Mike McCrary, by Stacia Decker.