About a month ago, shortly after the sale of THROUGH TO YOU to HarperCollins, my literary agent-extraordinaire, Mary Kole, told me there was some “Hollywood interest” in the book. Which, um, AMAZED me. I had no idea people in LA would glance twice at you if you had no book sales or weren’t a YouTube video sensation. So I told Mary that was interesting, and we both agreed we wouldn’t get excited.
Fast-forward to last Friday night, March 18th! I found myself on a conference call with Mary, and film-agent-extraordinaire, Michelle Weiner, of CAA. I don’t think I hung up for good that night until sometime after 9:00pm, but when I did, we’d accepted a film option from Paramount and The Montecito Picture Company with a whole bunch of incredible names attached!
It’s starting to feel cliche to say things like: Someone pinch me. This can’t be real. How did this happen? OMG WAT? …but humor me?
And to be clear, a film option does not necessarily mean TTY will be made into a movie. Many, MANY books are optioned all the time and never go any further than that. But for a girl who didn’t even have an AGENT four months ago, let alone a book contract or a FILM option? This is exciting.
Anyway, I was pretty sure someone would tell me when the official announcement was up, but Monday this came to my attention, so… Here you are, THROUGH TO YOU film option scooped by the LA Times: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/movies/2011/03/like-crazy-team-will-get-through-to-you.html