Film and Television Rights
We work with top entertainment agents based in Hollywood and New York to co-represent and sell film and TV rights for our authors. Some recent deals include:
Three-time WWE Women’s Champion and New York Times Bestselling author AJ Mendez’s CRAZY IS MY SUPERPOWER: How I Triumphed by Breaking Bones, Breaking Hearts, and Breaking the Rules, chronicling her unlikely rise from 100-pound nerd growing up in poverty and enduring years of abuse, her harrowing struggle to understand her demons and the mental illness diagnosis that helped her gain control over her life, to becoming an international sex symbol and professional wrestling champion (known as AJ Lee) who fought against stereotypes, forced the men in her industry to view her with respect, and inspired fans with her fierce independent streak, optioned to EUE/Sokolow, the Emmy-nominated production company behind Nat Geo’s “Genius” franchise, and Jeff Fisher to produce, by Lisa Leshne at The Leshne Agency.
Pediatrician and parenting expert Dr. Harley Rotbart’s MIRACLES WE HAVE SEEN: America’s Leading Physicians Share Stories They Can’t Forget, optioned to Sony Pictures Television Studios with Dr Mehmet Oz and his wife, Lisa Oz to executive produce, Grant Thompson to write and executive produce and Joby Harold and Tory Tunnell to executive produce under Harold’s Safehouse Pictures banner, by Elizabeth Newman at CAA, on behalf of Lisa Leshne at The Leshne Agency.
Journalists Heather Cabot and Samantha Walravens’s GEEK GIRL RISING: INSIDE THE SISTERHOOD SHAKING UP TECH, about the female entrepreneurs and technologists who are building the next generation of tech start-ups, investing in each other’s ventures, upending male hacker stereotypes, and rallying women and girls everywhere to join the digital revolution; optioned to ABC Studios with Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos to executive produce, along with Albert Bianchini, through their Milojo Productions banner, which is currently under an overall deal with the studio, for development as a scripted series, by Elizabeth Newman at CAA, on behalf of Lisa Leshne at The Leshne Agency.
Pediatrician and Parenting Expert Dr. Harley Rotbart’s 940 SATURDAYS, optioned to ABC Network/ Universal Television Studio/ UnbeliEVAble Entertainment to executive produce by Eva Longoria and Ben Spector with Chrissy Pietrosh and Jessica Goldstein to write, for development as a series, by Elizabeth Newman at CAA, on behalf of Lisa Leshne at The Leshne Agency.
Former Goldman Sachs Vice President, Immigration rights activist and author Julissa Arce’s MY (UNDERGROUND) AMERICAN DREAM: My True Story As an Undocumented Immigrant Who Became a Wall Street Executive, optioned to America Ferrera’s Take Fountain Productions for development as a television series, by William Morris Endeavor, on behalf of Lisa Leshne at The Leshne Agency.
NYT bestselling author Turney Duff’s THE BUY SIDE: A WALL STREET TRADER’S TALE OF SPECTACULAR EXCESS, optioned to Sony Pictures Television for development as a series, with producer/director Michael Dinner and producer and president of production at Columbia Pictures Michael DeLuca attached, by CAA, on behalf of Lisa Leshne at The Leshne Agency.
For more information, or if you are interested in a particular title, please contact us via email.
Our foreign rights director, Sandy Hodgman, works with multiple co-agents around the world to represent and sell translation rights, including:
Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia: Andrew Nurnberg Associates Sophia
China: Andrew Nurnberg Associates Beijing
Czech Republic, Slovak Republic and Slovenia: Andrew Nurnberg Associates Prague
France: Anna Jarota Agency
Germany: Agence Hoffman
Hungary, Croatia: Andrew Nurnberg Associates Budapest
Holland: We sell direct
Indonesia: Maxima Creative Agency
Israel: Deborah Harris Agency
Italy: Berla & Griffini Agency
Japan: English Agency
Korea: Duran Kim Agency
Latvia: Andrew Nurnberg Associates Baltic
Poland: Andrew Nurnberg Associates Warsaw
Russia: Andrew Nurnberg Associates Moscow
Scandinavia: Ia Atterholm Agency
Spain, Portugal, Brazil: MB Agencia Litteraria
Taiwan: Andrew Nurnberg Associates Taipei
UK: We sell direct
For all other territories, or if you are interested in a particular title, please contact us via email.