Stuff in the ‘Film rights’ Category

20 November, 2014

American Pain film deal with Warner Bros. in Variety

john-temple-headshot1-118x150Fun to see that VARIETY picked up the story about the film deal with Warner Brothers for John Temple’s AMERICAN PAIN: How a 27-year old Felon and Five Doctors Unleashed the Deadliest Drug Epidemic in U.S. History.  Film agent par excellence, Shari Smiley (Gotham Group) brokered the deal with Warner Brothers after attracting Dallas Buyers Club screenwriter Melisa Wallack to the project. Greg Berlant,  who produced and wrote “The Green Lantern” and the upcoming Peter Pan origins movie “Pan” will produce. Can’t wait to hit the red carpet!

Read more here: American Pain in Variety  


21 October, 2014

American Pain optioned to Warner Brothers

John Temple’s AMERICAN PAIN, a chronicle of the rise and fall of the nation’s biggest painkiller trafficking ring, has been optioned to Warner Brothers, with Greg Berlanti’s company producing and Melisa Wallack (Dallas Buyers’ Club) to write the screenplay by  Shari Smiley of the Gotham Group on behalf of JDA agent Jacqueline Flynn.