Media Rights Agent Rich Green Leaves ICM Partners To Join The Gotham Group

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EXCLUSIVE: Media rights agent Rich Green has joined The Gotham Group after four years at ICM Partners. He will continue to rep IP for TV and film. Green joined ICM Partners in 2014 before being named the head of their Media Rights department last year….

‘Active Measures’ Filmmaker Jack Bryan Signs With The Gotham Group

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EXCLUSIVE: Active Measures documentarian Jack Bryan is under new management. The Gotham Group has signed the filmmaker behind the pic that chronicles Vladimir Putin’s attack on the 2016 American election and the Donald Trump campaign’s coll…

Outside Magazine Teams With The Gotham Group To Develop Film, TV Projects

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EXCLUSIVE: Outside, the magazine which has published feature articles that were the basis for both film and television projects such as Everest, The Perfect Storm, Into the Wild, Blue Crush and 127 Hours, has just teamed up with The Gotham Group. The t…

Renée Zellweger, Louie Anderson, Owen Teague Lead Feature Drama ‘Heft’

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EXCLUSIVE: Renée Zellweger, Louie Anderson and It‘s Owen Teague have been cast in the lead roles of Heft for director Max Nichols (Two Night Stand). Heft, based on the bestselling novel by Liz Moore of the same name, was adapted by the author. Th…

‘This Is Where It Ends,’ Bestselling YA Novel, Optioned By Gotham Group For Lysa Heslov

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EXCLUSIVE: The feature film rights to Marieke Nijkamp’s bestselling YA novel This Is Where It Ends from Sourcebooks have just been optioned by The Gotham Group, the producers behind the YA sensation The Maze Runner franchise. Director/producer Lysa Heslov (Served Like A Girl) has been attached to direct.
This Is Where It Ends has been a New York Times No. 1 bestseller and spent more than 67 weeks on that venerable list.
The novel tells the story of an Alabama high school…

‘Gork, The Teenage Dragon’ Novel Being Developed For TV By The Gotham Group

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The Gotham Group has optioned rights to Gork, The Teenage Dragon, the debut novel by Dear Mr. President author Gabe Hudson, to develop as a television series.
Gork, The Teenage Dragon was published by Alfred A. Knopf in July 2017. It centers on Gork, a lovable dragon at WarWings Military Academy, who has a gigantic heart, two-inch horns and an occasional problem with fainting. He’s about to embark on the most important mission of his life: on the eve of his high school…

Writer Jasmine Lobe Signs With The Gotham Group

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New York-based writer Jasmine Lobe has signed with The Gotham Group for representation.
Lobe pens the popular sex and relationship column, The J-Spot for the Observer, and she recently closed a deal with James Frey’s Full Fathom Five to develop with UCP, a scripted series, inspired by the column. Full Fathom Five is currently out to writers.
Lobe has also written for Thought Catalog, The OkCupid Blog, New York Natives, and The Know Cultural Almanac and she is currently…

Gotham Group & 1stAveMachine Form Strategic Partnership

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EXCLUSIVE: The Gotham Group has formed a strategic alliance with commercial production company 1stAveMachine, which recently launched a talent management arm in an effort to expand its content production business. Ross Siegel, who was recently tapped as the head of 1stAveMachine Management, will oversee this new deal with Gotham Groups’ Peter McHugh.
Under the pact, 1stAve will be able to segue its roster of commercial directors into other platforms including film and…

Liz Moore Novel ‘Heft’ Acquired By The Gotham Group; Max Nichols To Direct

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EXCLUSIVE: The Gotham Group has acquired the feature film rights to Liz Moore‘s award-winning second novel Heft and Max Nichols (Two Night Stand) has come aboard to direct the adaptation. Heft, which came out from W.W. Norton in 2012 and was longlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.
Heft is about Arthur, a former academic who weighs 550 pounds and hasn’t left his rambling Brooklyn home in a decade. Twenty miles away, in Yonkers, seventeen-year-old Kel…

The Gotham Group Signs Abi Damaris Corbin, Filmmaker Behind Buzzy Short Film ‘The Suitcase’

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EXCLUSIVE: Abi Damaris Corbin, whose short film The Suitcase is being submitted for Oscar consideration this year, has just signed with The Gotham Group. Corbin is a USC graduate first nominated for a Student Academy Award for her film Drone, which was funded by the university. Following that, Corbin — a Bostonian who entered college at 14 and graduated with a master of arts — was chosen by Universal Studios and USC to direct another short. That film was Luna.
Following…

‘The Anomaly’ Picked Up Pre-Emptively By The Gotham Group For Bryan Singer

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EXCLUSIVE: The Gotham Group has struck pre-emptively to acquire film rights to The Anomaly, a new thriller novel by Michael Rutger (the pen name for internationally bestselling author Michael Marshall). The book, which has a street date of July 2018, will be produced by Gotham and Bryan Singer’s Bad Hat Harry with an eye towards Singer directing. The director is currently behind the camera on the Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody.
Published by Grand Central in the…

Sourcebooks, Leading Publishing Co., Signs With The Gotham Group

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EXCLUSIVE: Sourcebooks Inc., one of the country’s leading book publishers, which has enjoyed seven titles on The New York Times and/or USA Today bestseller lists so far in 2017, has signed the Gotham Group as its exclusive representative for all the company’s film and television projects. Sourcebooks also will work directly with Gotham to develop, publish and produce original content across multimedia platforms.
Sourcebooks is the 10th-largest book publisher in America…

The Gotham Group Acquires Rights To ‘The Jihadi Hunter’ Memoir

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EXCLUSIVE: The Gotham Group has secured film and television rights to the memoir The Jihadi Hunter: How One Father Saved His Radicalized Son from the Battlezone of ISIS by Dimitri Bontinck. The book chronicles the true story of Bontinck, a former Belgian soldier, whose than 18-year-old son Jejoen became a radical Islamic and fled to Syria to join ISIS.
After Belgium authorities were unable to find his son, Bontinck risked his own life and traveled to the battlefields of…