Rights

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.

Foreign Rights

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

Turkey: AnatoliaLit

UK: We sell direct

For all other territories, or if you are interested in a particular title, please contact us via email.