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HOW DO YOU LIKE ME NOW? by Holly Bourne coming to screen with Ecosse Films

  Ecosse Films have optioned the screen rights to Holly Bourne’s debut adult novel, How Do You Like Me Now? due to be published by Hodder in June 2018. Edgy, brave and topical, How Do You Like Me Now? is a modern-day Bridget Jones and Hot Milk crossed with the popular sitcom Fleabag; it’s a story Read More

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Virgin by Radhika Sanghani series airs in US

  Virgin by Radhika Sanghani, which was optioned by Blackpills last year for their new on-demand video platform, is now airing across the globe this month. Published by Harlequin in the UK and Penguin Random House / Berkley in the US, Publisher’s Weekly described the novel as a ‘story for millennials…a wonderful blend of modern Read More

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Reese Witherspoon options Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

  It is with real pride and a great deal of excitement that we can announce Reese Witherspoon’s new company Hello Sunshine has set up to produce Gail Honeyman’s wonderful debut, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, which will be a potential star vehicle for the Oscar-winning actress.   Witherspoon, who produced the book-generated films Gone Girl Read More

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My Sister’s Bones by Nuala Ellwood optioned by Bill Kenwright

  We’re incredibly excited to announce that My Sister’s Bones by Nuala Ellwood has been optioned by the renowned Bill Kenwright. Kenwright has had huge commercial success with his theatre productions including Let the Right One In, Twelve Angry Men, Cabaret, A Few Good Men, Blood Brothers and The Wizard Of Oz and is now Read More

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Watching Over You optioned by Great Point Media

  We’re delighted to announce that Mel Sherratt‘s relentless and darkly claustrophobic psychological thriller Watching Over You has been optioned by Great Point Media.   Watching Over You follows Charley Belington who, after the death of her husband and unborn child, sells the family home and moves into a new flat. Her landlady, Ella seems Read More

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Literary Agents at the London Book Fair

MM Literary Agency at the London Book Fair

  It’s taken us a few days to recover from what was an exhilarating London Book Fair, but now we’re back with our feet on the ground, we’re happy to report that the book industry is as buzzing as ever. Meeting with over 150 publishers, not to mention 50 production companies and film scouts, we Read More

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THE LIE by C.L. Taylor optioned by The Forge

  We’re incredibly excited to announce that Sunday Times bestseller The Lie by renowned crime writer C.L. Taylor has been optioned by The Forge.   The Forge is one of the UK’s largest, most successful and highly regarded UK drama indies, winning Golden Globes, EMMYs, BAFTAs and RTS Awards for its wide-ranging productions including Shameless, Read More

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VIRGIN by Radhika Sanghani

VIRGIN by Radhika Sanghani optioned by Blackpills

  The incredibly funny and relatable debut novel Virgin by Radhika Sanghani has been optioned by Blackpills for their new on-demand video platform. Publisher’s Weekly described the novel as ‘story for millennials is a wonderful blend of modern angst with old-fashioned sweetness.’   Blackpills will offer a similar service and mobile app to Netflix and Read More

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The French For Always

THE FRENCH FOR series optioned by Rainmark Films

  We’re delighted to announce that Fiona Valpy‘s gorgeous The French For series including The French For Love, The French For Always and The French For Christmas has been optioned by Rainmark films.   Rainmark Films have worked on projects such as The Same Sky, The Frankenstein Chronicles, Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight, Into the Storm Read More

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Anyone but Ivy Pocket - US jacket

Major Hollywood Studio Paramount buys film rights

  Film rights for Caleb Krisp’s children’s book Anyone But Ivy Pocket (Bloomsbury) have been acquired by the major Hollywood studio Paramount Pictures.   Producer of The Hunger Games and Cinderella, Allison Shearmur, will be producing the film with the scriptwriters behind Sherlock Holmes, Kieran and Michele Mulroney, writing the script.   The deal was brokered by Michelle Read More

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THE WIDOW hits 30 languages

The Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency has secured the 30th foreign translation deal for Fiona Barton’s transatlantic bestseller The Widow.   Further to being No.2 on The Sunday Times bestseller list in the UK, The Widow is now climbing the New York Times chart in the US and is already at No.9, and has hit the Globe and Read More

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Fiona Barton’s The Widow optioned for TV drama

  The Madeleine Milburn Literary, TV & Film Agency is delighted to announce that TV rights for Fiona Barton’s The Widow have been optioned by Playground Television, the production company behind the drama series The Missing and Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall.   Sophie Gardiner, creative director of Playground Television, said: “We want to make The Read More

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Magic Moments at the Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency in 2015

Amongst many highlights, here are just a few of the magic moments we shared with our authors at the Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency in 2015:  C.L. Taylor became the No.5 Sunday Times Bestseller and No.1 ebook bestseller with her psychological suspense thriller The Lie (HarperCollins) TV rights to The Widow by Fiona Barton (Transworld) were optioned by Playground Television, the company behind the BBC’s adaptation Read More

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Catpics option the Film & TV rights for The Naughty Girls Book Club by Sophie Hart!

Xavier Koller at independent Swiss film production company Catpics AG has optioned the Film and TV rights for THE NAUGHTY GIRLS BOOK CLUB by Sophie Hart. Catpics represented Switzerland twice at the Oscar submissions with The Black Tanner (1986) and Gripsholm (2000), both by Xavier Koller. The co-production Emporte-moi by Léa Pool (2000) was Canada’s Read More

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The Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency in 2014

What a successful year! News Roundup from 2014 at the MM Agency January Exciting Film news! Cally Taylor’s romantic comedy Home For Christmas (Orion) is optioned by Brighton-based company Jump Start Productions.  Emma Garcia’s debut novel Never Google Heartbreak (Hodder) is optioned by producer Adam Rolston of A Street Cat Named Bob (Hodder). February Night School: Fracture, the third book in the Night Read More

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The first time a British YA book series has been produced for an online audience

Based on the international bestselling Young Adult books by C.J. Daugherty, Night School the Web Series launches today! As featured on the front page of The Guardian, today marks the launch of the first EVER web series based on a UK YA book. The brainchild of a husband-and-wife team: BAFTA-nominated Director Jack Jewers and author C.J. Read More

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C. J. Daugherty’s Night School ‘Webisodes’ to be released before Christmas

The compelling Night School Series by C.J. Daugherty  is brought to life in a series of online episodes! Here at the agency we are getting very excited about the release of the first episode of the Night School Web Series. The series will be launched on Daugherty’s Youtube channel on the 12th of December, and one episode Read More

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HOME FOR CHRISTMAS film out soon!

At the Madeleine Milburn Agency we are all getting excited for the film release of Cally Taylor‘s hugely popular novel, HOME FOR CHRISTMAS, produced by Jump Start Productions. The action-packed romantic comedy starring April Pearson, Karl Davies, Lucy Griffiths and Darren Nesbit willl be out on December 5th in selected cinemas and on demand. In Read More

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1st day of filming of Cally Taylor’s romantic comedy HOME FOR CHRISTMAS

Jump Start Productions is celebrating the beginning of production for their new feature film Home For Christmas by our author Cally Taylor.  Take a peek: … They hosted a Red Carpet Royal Gala evening in Brighton to mark the start of filming, and their leading man Karl Davies was interviewed on ITV Daybreak.  The cast also Read More

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If You’re Not the One published today (optioned by Working Title Films)

Congratulations to Jemma Forte on the publication of If You’re Not the One.  MIRA Books publish today and have secured fabulous promotions with retailers including W H Smith, Sainsbury’s and Asda.  Working Title Films optioned the Film rights at the end of last year, comparing it to ‘SLIDING DOORS’.  If You’re Not the One is Read More

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Exciting Film news for the Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency

Jemma Forte’s latest novel IF YOU’RE NOT THE ONE has been optioned by Working Title Films.   Frequently compared to ‘SLIDING DOORS’, Jemma’s new novel is for anyone who has ever wondered what life would be like if they’d made different decisions.  Working Title love the concept as it fills their gap for a modern romantic Read More

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