When Hollywood Comes A-Knockin’

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:Β http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/movies/2011/03/like-crazy-team-will-get-through-to-you.html



13 thoughts on “When Hollywood Comes A-Knockin’

  1. Hooray – a TTY movie! Can I be your date to the premiere? I’ll bring the Swedish Fish.

    ALSO – When do we get to start the Emily Why Aye You Tube Channel?!? (I am choosing to read the above as You WILL be starting one…) This makes my day.

  2. SO EXCITED for you!!!!! Gotta love that these IS THIS REAL moments just keep coming πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  3. SO happy for you. The team set to maybe take your story on sounds amazing-what a score. This would send me into an insomniac tailspin–so much excitement in such a short period, I wouldn’t sleep for weeks! Hope youre able to take it all in and enjoy it to the fullest degree. Well done you:)

  4. Marissa – Thank you SO much! I hope so too!

    Tiffany – I’ll let you, S, and Mary duke it out for dating-rights. πŸ˜‰ And um…YouTube…let me get back to you on that…

    Lisa – Scenery DOES seem to be whipping by the window at the moment. Thank you!

    Heather – They certainly do, don’t they? Glad I’m in good company!

    Anita and Sarvenaz – Thanks so much! It’s crazy, crazy exciting.

    Amy – Luckily day job keeps me sleeping pretty well! But the tailspin you speak of–yes, I do believe that’s why the room won’t hold still. Eek! πŸ™‚

  5. Emily, once upon a time it was my job to read books for CAA. (I actually read over 1,000 books and screenplays during that time in my life, for CAA, Artisan, and Summit.) I can tell you that things don’t come together like that unless there is huge excitement over the project, and for it to find a home at Montecito? I mean, I know you already know how extraordinary all of this is, but let me just tell you once again – it’s extraordinary. Congratulations, lady, and enjoy it all to the fullest.

    1. Carolyn,

      I had no idea you used to do that! How fascinating! And extraordinary is a good word…I think it’s safe to say my mind is officially blown! Thank you!

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