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Old 07-13-2009, 10:03 PM   #1
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Many months ago I sold the movie rights to my first novel. Due to secrecy concerns from the producers I had to lay low on the details. But they finally made the official announcement early this morning.

I sold the rights to producer Don Murphy (NATURAL BORN KILLERS, FROM HELL, THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN, SHOOT 'EM UP, TRANSFORMERS). He partnered with producer John Wells (TV shows ER, and West Wing, etc.) and the project is in development at Warner Brothers Studios.

It felt good to see the news articles all over the Internet this morning.

Here's a link to the news at The Hollywood Reporter:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/conten...967921ef2bdbff7
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Old 07-13-2009, 10:15 PM   #2
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Congrats Bob, you sure should be pumped.
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Congrats!

Now you can move up to that giant Bigfoot!
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Way to go. You can bet we'll be watching the progress on this project.
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Congratulations Bob! You must be really thrilled! Will you be making a cameo appearance in the film?

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I looked up "tentpole" on Wikipedia:
<blockquote>In the world of motion pictures and television programming, a tent pole is a production which, with heavy promotion, and probably carrying a large investment, is expected to hold up (as is the function of a tent pole) and balance out the performance of a movie studio or television network. . . In the movie business, tent poles are sometimes widely released initial offerings in a string of releases and are expected by studios to turn a profit in a short period of time.

</blockquote>So, that's a good thing. Let's hope that it gets made. Bob, do you get more money if it is successful?




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Thanks everyone!

If they allowed me to, yeah I'd do a cameo.

Everything seems to be coming together. When we first sold the rights, my agent told me that the principal producer, Murphy, has a reputation for following through with the properties that he options. And since then everything has fallen together just so. It looks good at this point for actually seeing it through to the screen.
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Wow, Bob ... great news! Now we can say "we knew you when ... "

Seriously, congratulations on the sale of movie rights for your novel. We'll be following the progress with interest. Well done! L 'n D
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very cool indeed!!!
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Thanks! You guys are all very sweet!
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