Friday, June 15, 2012
From Publishers Weekly:
Jerry Zucker and Janet Zucker at Zucker Productions (Airplane, Naked Gun, Ghost) have optioned Martha Brockenbrough's YA debut, Devine Intervention, in which a guardian angel in a rehab program for wayward souls accidentally kills the girl he's supposed to watch over, and fails to get her into heaven. Screenwriter Randi Singer (Mrs. Doubtfire) is adapting; Josie Freedman at ICM on behalf of Jill Corcoran at the Herman Agency brokered the deal.
Martha blogs HERE about her surreal trip to meet Jerry & Janet Zucker and Randi Singer, surreal because these are the creative powerhouses behind films that have influenced Martha's writing over the years.
Huge kudos to Josie Friedman at ICM who knew exactly which writer and producer would be the perfect fit for DEVINE INTERVENTION. And when you read DEVINE INTERVENTION you will agree, the book adapted by the combination of Jerry, Janet and Randi's creative genius will be, well divine!
Oh, and even more news soon but for now.... go read the book!
P.S. If you missed the post on the power of marketing DEVINE INTERVENTION and how Scholastic and Martha worked to get this book selling like hotcakes from day 1, read THIS.