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Posts Tagged ‘Joseph Veltre’

Investigative Journalist Lands Deal for Book on Soccer Match Fixing

Investigative journalist Brett Forrest has inked a book deal for The Dark Game, a nonfiction book about soccer match fixing around the world. You can read a recent match-fixing article Forrest wrote for ESPN.

Fox has already optioned the film rights to the book, with Chernin Entertainment to produce. Gersh Agency agent Joseph Veltre negotiated the world rights deal with William Morrow Books’ Adam Korn and Harper UK NonFiction’s Rory Scarfe. Here’s more from the release:

Exploring deep the criminal underworld of soccer match fixing–one of organized crime’s most profitable businesses–with the help of former Interpol cop, former head of FIFA security, and current head of sports integrity for the International Center for Sports Security Chris Eaton, who is leading the crusade to clean up the world’s most popular sport.

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Jeff VanderMeer Novels Optioned by Paramount Pictures & Scott Rudin Productions

Paramount Pictures and Scott Rudin Productions have optioned Jeff VanderMeer’s Annihilation and the other novels in his Southern Reach trilogy. Farrar Straus and Giroux will publish the first book in 2014.

The sale occurred “within hours” after Joseph Veltre at the Gersh Agency negotiated the book deal (on behalf of Sally Harding at The Cooke Agency) with Sean McDonald at FSG. Here’s more about the book, from the release:

It tells the story of a biologist who, in seeking answers to her husband’s tragic disappearance, volunteers for an expedition into an area sealed off as an environmental disaster zone, only to find a pristine wilderness –  but in Area X the rules of nature seem to work a little differently.

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Jenny Mollen Lands Book Deal with St. Martin’s Press

Crazy Stupid Love actress Jenny Mollen has landed a deal with St. Martin’s Press for her collection of comedic essays, I Like You Just the Way I Am.

In the past, Mollen’s essays have appeared on The Smoking Jacket and Playboy.com. She also enjoys great popularity for her funny tweets. As of this writing, her Twitter page has more than 86,000 followers.

Editor Yaniv Soha negotiated the deal with agent Joseph Veltre (of the Gersh Agency) and secured North American rights. In the release, Soha noted that Mollen’s writing is “much more than the sum of her tweets.” The publisher will release the book in 2014.

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