Over the years, Writers House has teamed up with many agencies in the entertainment industry to sell or license film, television, stage, and merchandising rights for our clients. At times, we also conduct such business independently. Regardless of the arrangement, we are always involved in the negotiation process to ensure the best terms for our clients and to protect the long-term rights to their books.

Listed below are some of the books for which we've sold movie or TV options or which were produced:

ADMISSIONS by Nancy Leiberman to Madalay Films; co-agent Gotham Group


A$$HOLE by Martin Kihn to Warner Bros; co-agent Brillstein Grey

AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF AN EXECUTION by David Dow to HBO; co-agent Brillstein Grey

BAD APPLE by Anthony Bruno to TNT; co-agent Sam Gelfman

BAYOU FAREWELL by Mike Tidwell to Vetter Productions; co-agents Lynn Pleshette and Mike Cendejas

THE BIG SHORT by Michael Lewis, co-agented with CAA and financed by Paramount.

THE BLIND SIDE by Michael Lewis to Paramount ;co-agent CAA

BLOOMABILITY by Sharon Creech to Terri Hatcher's company ISBE Productions; co-agent UTA.

BOOGIE KNIGHTS by Lisa Wheeler to Dreamworks; co-agent Gotham Group

CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS by Dav Pilkey, to Dreamworks; co-agent UTA

CAST OF SHADOWS by Kevin Guilfoile, to Midwest Livestock; co-agent UTA

CLAY’S ARK by Octavia Butler to Dreamworks, co-agent Gary Pearl

THE CLOCK WITHOUT A FACE by Mac Barnett and Eli Horowitz to Paramount, co-agent CAA

CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MIND by Chuck Barris to Miramax; co-agents Lynn Pleshette and Mike Cendejas

CORALINE by Neil Gaiman to Pandemonium Pictures, co-agent Creative Artists Agency

CRIMES OF PARIS by Thomas and Dorothy Hoobler to Parallel Holdings Ltd

A DANGEROUS FORTUNE and WHITEOUT by Ken Follett to Network Movie GmbH & Co; co-agent Creative Artists Agency

DARE ME by Megan Abbott to Fox 2000, co-agent RWSG

DARKFEVER by Karen Marie Moning, to Dreamworks; co-agent UTA

DEVIL IN THE JUNIOR LEAGUE by Linda Francis Lee to Universal Pictures,?with Jennifer Garner attached; co-agent Brillstein Grey

ELECTRIC DREAMS by Caroline Kettlewell to E-Bay; co-agents Lynn Pleshette and Mike Cendejas

by Megan Abbott to Smoking Gun Productions,  co-agent RWSG

ERAGON by Christopher Paolini to Fox 2000; co-agent Brillstein Grey

EVERYTHING MATTERS! by Ron Currie, Jr. to Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck; co-agent UTA

FAT VAMPIRE by Adam Rex, to Amazon Studios; co-agent CAA

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS by John Green to 20th Century Fox, co-agent UTA

by Francine Pascal to Elizabeth Stanley Pictures

FINDLE by Andrew Clements to Karz Entertainment/Warner Bros

THE FOURTH STALL by Chris Rylander, to Reveille Pictures

FRANCES (SERIES) by Russell and Lillian Hoban to Jim Henson Productions

THE GRAVEYARD BOOK by Neil Gaiman to Framestore Animation, Neil Jordan directing, co-agent CAA

THE GREAT DEBATERS by Tony Scherman to Miramax

GUILT BY ASSOCIATION by Marcia Clark to TNT, co-agent CAA

HEAVEN'S SHADOW by David Goyer & Michael Cassutt to Warner Brothers; co-agent CAA

HIGHER POWER OF LUCKY by Susan Patron to Julia Pistor/Tamterra Productions

HOLE IN MY LIFE by Jack Gantos to Almada Productions; co-agent UTA

THE HOST by Stephenie Meyer to Chockstone Pictures, co-agent UTA

HOUSE OF LIES by Martin Kihn to Showtime; co-agent UTA

HOW MY PRIVATE, PERSONAL JOURNAL BECAME A BESTSELLER by Julia Devillers to Singer/White Productions; co-agent Gotham Group

THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS by Rebecca Skloot to HBO(produced by Oprah Winfrey adn Alan Ball); co-agent UTA

INSIDE OUT GIRL by Tish Cohen, to Scarlet Fire Entertainment and Longview Entertainment

INTO THE ZOMBIE UNDERWORLD by Mischa Berlinski to Room 101 Inc., co-agent Susan Landau

THE INVISIBLE RULES OF THE ZOE LAMA by Tish Cohen to 9Story; co-agent UTA

JOEY PIGZA SWALLOWED THE KEY by Jack Gantos to NBC; co-agent UTA

JULIET by Anne Fortier, to Paramount; co-agent CAA

JUST DO IT by Doug Brown to Fox 2000; co-agent UTA

KING DORK by Frank Portman to Nala Films; co-agent ICM

KNOCKOVER by Newton Thornburg to De Pere En Fils Productions

THE LOST GIRLS by Amanda Pressner, Jennifer Baggett and Holly Corbett to Warner Bros; co-agent RWSH

LUCKY by C.W. Tooke, to On Screen Entertainment; co-agent Brillstein-Grey

by Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel to Universal; co-agent CAA

THE LUNCH LADY SERIES by Jarrett J. Krosoczka sold to Universal Studios; co-agent Gotham Group


MATCHED by Ally Condie to Disney, co-agent UTA

by Edward Humes to Defina Film Productions, co-agent Susan Landau

MONEYBALL by Michael Lewis to Columbia Pictures; co-agent Creative Artists Agency


NORMANDY GOLD by Megan Abbott and Alison Quinn to New Regency television, co-agent RWSG

ONE LAST THING BEFORE I GO by Jonathan Tropper to Paramount Pictures, co-agent UTA

ONE THOUSAND WHITE WOMEN by Jim Fergus to Aurora Productions

PILLARS OF THE EARTH Ken Follett to Tandem/Starz Entertainment, co-agent CAA

PARANOID PARK by Blake Nelson to Gus Van Sant at MK2; co-agent Brillstein Grey

PLATYPUS POLICE SQUAD BY Jarrett J. Krosoczka sold to Wolf Films; co-agent Gotham Group

PROMISE NOT TO TELL by Jennifer McMahon, to Identity Films; co-agent Gersh Agency

PUNK FARM by Jarrett J. Krosoczka sold to MGM Studios and Prana Animations of Prana Holdings, Inc.; co-agent Gotham Group

by Megan Abbott to Sony Television, co-agent RWSG

by M.J. Rose to Fox TV, co-agent Lou Pitt

THE RISK AGENT by Ridley Pearson to Wild West Productions, co-agent CAA

SAVVY by Ingrid Law to Walden Media; co-agent UTA

THE SCHOOL OF ESSENTIAL INGREDIENTS by Erica Bauermeister, to El Capitan

by Joan Lowery Nixon to The Séance The Film LLC

THE SECRET ORDER OF THE GUMM STREET GIRLS by Elise Primavera to Sony Animation

SHATTER ME by Tahereh Mafi to 20th Century Fox, co-agent UTA

STARDUST by Neil Gaiman to Miramax, with Matthew Vaughn producing; do-agent CAA

THE STORM IN THE BARN BY Matt Phelan sold to Grady Twins; co-agent Monteiro Rose Dravis Agency, Inc.

SWEET VALLEY HIGH by Francine Pascal sold to Universal, Diablo Cody writing/producing, co-agent Gersh

THIS DARK ENDEAVOR by Kenneth Oppel, to Summit Pictures ; co-agent ICM

THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU by Jonathan Tropper to Warner Brothers; co-agent UTA

THE TRUE MEANING OF SMEKDAY by Adam Rex to Dreamworks; co-agent CAA Artists Agency

TWILIGHT by Stephenie Meyer to MTV/Paramount; co-agent Brillstein Grey

UNBREAKABLE by Kami Garcia to Kimmel and Pollack Productions, co-agent UTA

WHIP IT by Shauna Cross to Mandate

WICKED LOVELY by Melissa Marr to Wild West Productions (Vince Vaughan’s company), co-agent CAA

WILDWOOD by Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis to Laika

WILMA UNLIMITED by Kathleen Krull to Kathy Trustman

WINTER OF THE WORLD by Ken Follett, to Tandem; co-agent CAA

WOLF BOY by Evan Kuhlman to Weinstein Co., with Irwin Winkler and Jill Cutler producing; co-agents RWSH

WORLD WITHOUT END by Ken Follett to Tandem; co-agent CAA


Listed below are some of the books for which we have recently sold theatrical rights:

AIMEE AND JAGUAR by Erika Fischer to The Araca Group

by Eve Titus to First Stage

THE BAILEY SCHOOL KIDS by Debbie Dadey and Marcia Thornton Jones to Theatreworks.

BUNNICULA by James Howe to Lifetime Theatre and Seattle Children's Theatre

CORALINE by Neil Gaiman: musical rights to Stephin Merritt

by Dav Pilkey to Theatreworks

ILLUMINATUS by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson, licensed to the British National Theatre and the Roundhouse Theatre, London

JUNIE B. JONES by Barbara Park to Theatreworks USA, Imagination Stage, and Main Street Youth Theatre

PETER AND THE STARCATCHERS by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson, to Buena Vista Theatrical Group; co-agent CAA

THE PLANT THAT ATE DIRTY SOCKS by Nancy McArthur to Theatreworks; also to be published by Samuel French.

by Grace Lin to Stages Theatre Company

THE STORM IN THE BARN BY Matt Phelan to Oregon Children’s Theatre

THE TALE OF THE 1002ND NIGHT by Joseph Roth to Hal Prince

by Sharon Creech to Dramatic Publishing

WALK TWO MOONS by Sharon Creech to Theatreworks USA

WHERE THE MOUNTAIN MEETS THE MOON by Grace Lin to Stages Theatre Company

WOLVES IN THE WALLS by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean: stage rights to Nick Sweeting of Improbable Theatre Company


Listed below are some of the books for which we have recently sold merchandising rights, and a variety of the items that have been produced for each:

THE DARK-HUNTER SERIES by Sherrilyn Kenyon
- Dark-Hunter dolls, The Bradford Exchange

JUNIE B. JONES by Barbara Park
- 2005 and 2006 Junie B. Jones Calendars, Rizzoli
- Junie B. Jones Dolls, MerryMakers
- Junie B. Jones Leapster, Leapfrog

- Captain Underpants / Super Diaper Baby Dolls, MerryMakers

LOOK-ALIKES by Joan Steiner
- Look-Alikes Puzzles, Briarpatch
- Look-Alikes Greeting Cards, Peaceable Kingdom Press
- Look-Alikes Calendars, Workman Publishing

RICKY RICOTTA by Dav Pilkey and Martin Ontiveros
- Ricky Ricotta Greeting Cards, Peaceable Kingdom Press