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And she appeared to hit an even bigger jackpot when she sold the dramatic rights to the Disney Channel.
Disney optioned the dramatic rights in 1999 before the first book was even released, and tapped Whitney Houston and Debra Martin Chase as producers to create a movie starring Raven-Symone.
Disney optioned them for $15,000 for two and a half years and then bought the dramatic rights for the valuable Cheetah brand for a song--a mere $50,000.
Other rights such as reprint rights, dramatic rights, serialization and foreign rights are standardly negotiated separately within the publishing industry.
Prior to her role as a senior literary scout, Kroes spent four years representing authors as an agent in the sale of dramatic rights to film and television, packaging material with actors, writers, and directors.
NEW YORK, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- One week after new independent publishing company, Tsunami Books, purchased the domestic and foreign rights to Steve Alten's NY Times best-seller, MEG; A Novel of Deep Terror, New Line Cinema (Lord of the Rings) announced it has optioned dramatic rights, fast-tracking the action thriller as a July 4th, 2006 release, to be directed by Jan De Bont (Twister).
Hollywood Pictures, which had optioned MEG's dramatic rights, also went through a changing of the guard and the option was cancelled.
has also secured the dramatic rights to Arabesque for possible television and original film development.
Williams also brings to Hill & Barlow the highly regarded Palmer & Dodge literary and dramatic rights agency, which he and Jill Kneerim, the agency's co-director, co-founded in 1990.
Both companies will explore developing books from CTW television properties other than "Sesame Street" and creating television programming based on book properties whose dramatic rights are held by Random House Children's Media Group.