THE UNLISTED TV adaptation wins International Youth Jury Prize

Congratulations to the TV adaptation of the trilogy THE UNLISTED by Justine Flynn and Chris Kunz! It has won the International Youth Jury Prize in the 11-15 Fiction category at Prix Jeunesse, judged by children from around the world. A juror from Canada commented: “Great to see how they intertwine the sci-fi story with Diwali…

RANGER’S APPRENTICE Goes to Film

Film rights to Australian author John Flanagan’s fantasy-adventure series RANGER’S APPRENTICE have been acquired by Dick Cook Studios with production starting in mid-2020. Published by Random House Children’s, the 12-book ‘Ranger’s Apprentice’ series, as well as its two prequels and spinoff series, have sold more than 15 million copies worldwide. Click here to read the…

The Trailer for THE UNLISTED Is Here!

The thrilling new YA series from Hachette Australia, THE UNLISTED, launches in Australia on ABC this autumn and in the rest of the world on Netflix in 2020. Watch the  trailer here. Translation rights to the books are still free for Brazil, France, Holland, Portugal and Spain so contact us for the PDFs.    

THE PRINCE AND THE DRESSMAKER GO TO HOLLYWOOD!

Film rights to Jen Wang’s THE PRINCE AND THE DRESSMAKER have gone to Universal Pictures and Marc Platt! We can’t wait to see this unusual fairy tale come to life! The graphic novel is published in English by First Second, and translation rights have already been sold to France (Akileos – publishing on  May), Spain (the…

THE PARIS EFFECT Film Option Signed!

The film and TV option to K.S.R. Burns’ THE PARIS EFFECT (Velvet Morning Press) has gone to Papazian Hirsch Entertainment, Inc. And here are the flowers that producers James Hirsch and Robert Papazian sent to Karen Burns to celebrate the signing of the deal!    

Film option for THE SHARK CALLER!

Film rights to Dianne Wolfer’s THE SHARK CALLER (Penguin New Zealand) have been optioned by Kerry Warkia & Kiel McNaughton of Brown Sugar Apple Grunt Productions Ltd. THE SHARK CALLER is a gripping adventure story for middle grade readers, exploring what it is like to be caught between worlds – between urban life and an isolated tropical island; between modernity and…

CITY OF SAINTS AND THIEVES Film News

French rightsFilm rights to Natalie C. Anderson’s thriller, CITY OF SAINTS AND THIEVES, have gone to Universal Pictures. Read all about it here. Variously billed as The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo meets Gone Girl or The Hunger Games meets The Thief Lord, this enthralling murder mystery sdet in Kenya will keep you on the edge of your seat…

LION – the Film Is Out in France!

LION, the multi-Oscar-nominated film starring Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman, has just opened in France, and there are posters all over the Métro: The film is based on Saroo Brierly’s A LONG WAY HOME, his autobiographical account of looking for his Indian family after having been separated from them accidentally and then adopted and raised by…