SLAM FILM & TV, Stephen Mangan’s production company, have optioned the TV rights in Simon Lelic’s gripping psychological suspense novel THE HOUSE pre-publication.
Rupert Maconick at Saville Productions has optioned the documentary rights in THE BALL IS ROUND: A Global History of Football by award-winning writer David Goldblatt.
STV, based in Glasgow, have optioned rights to adapt Anna Whitelock’s prize-winning history book about Elizabeth I’s women companions, ELIZABETH’S BEDFELLOWS (published under the title THE QUEEN’S BED in the US), as a drama series.
Films rights in Anna Hope’s THE BALLROOM have been optioned by prolific Irish producer Parallel Films for award-winning filmmaker Aisling Walker to write and direct.
The Film & TV rights to Hugh Wilford’s AMERICA’S‘ GREAT GAME have been optioned by prolific Hollywood producer Barry Josephson Entertainment.
The Weinstein Company have optioned John Man’s book, Attila The Hun: A Barbarian King and the Fall of Rome for adaptation into a mini-series.
OUR CHEMICAL HEARTS, Krystal Sutherland’s brilliant YA debut about a bittersweet first love affair between film buff Henry and damaged, intriguing Grace, has been optioned by Awesomeness Films for a film adaptation. Hot Key Books, an imprint of Bonnier Zaffre, published the book in 2016, simultaneously with Penguin US and Penguin Australia.
Love, Rosie producer Simon Brooks has acquired the film rights to Lauren St John‘s YA novel The Glory, which was published by Orion Children’s Books on March 5th in the UK.