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Posts Tagged ‘David Highfill’

Al Michaels Lands Deal for Autobiography

Legendary sports journalist Al Michaels will publish his autobiography with William Morrow, writing his book with Sports Illustrated executive editor L. Jon Wertheim.

In the video embedded above, you can watch Michaels talk about his coverage of the “Miracle on Ice” during the 1980 Olympic Games. Richard Abate of 3Arts Entertainment negotiated the book deal with executive editor David Highfill. Here’s more from the release:

Michaels has covered more major sports events than any other sportscaster, including 20 years as the play-by-play voice of Monday Night Football, and 7 years of the current #1 show on television, Sunday Night Football. He has also logged more hours (approx. 2500) on live prime-time network television than anyone in history. Michaels is the only play-by-play commentator/host to cover the four major sports championships on network television: the Super Bowl (8 times), World Series (8), NBA Finals (2) and the Stanley Cup Final (3).

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Dick Wolf Signs a Two-Thriller Deal with HarperCollins

hclo2god.gifDick Wolf, the creator and executive producer of the NBC series, Law & Order, has signed a two-book deal with HarperCollins’ imprint, William Morrow. Executive editor David Highfill acquired the exclusive submission from Richard Abate at 3 Arts Entertainment. In his acquisition, Highfill bought the World English, eBook, and Audio rights. Wolf’s agent, Peter Benedek (United Talent Agency) and lawyer, Cliff Gilbert-Lurie, also negotiated this deal.

The first novel is not yet titled, but HarperCollins’ press release compares the basic plot to two popular films, Sydney Pollack‘s Three Days of the Condor and Fred Zinnemann‘s The Day of the Jackal. It will feature a realistic story with a terrorist attack scheme in New York City, featuring the Joint Terrorism Task Force and a special NYPD detective.

Highfill offered this quote about Wolf: “As he has shown us in the authenticity and freshness of his TV work, Dick Wolf is a master of tightly woven, character-driven American stories that feel like they are happening right in front of you, right now, not last week or last year. He will bring just that sense of heightened immediacy and drama to this new novel.”