The road from book to movie is long and winding, and it's not one that every book travels, not by any means. But when a movie producer is passionate about a book and has a strong vision for it and really wants to see a movie based on that book get made, it has a certain kind of thrill to it that's awfully hard to beat. We are so pleased that this is the case for Amy Green of One Eye Open, author Jennifer Ziegler, and How Not To Be Popular! EMLA co-agency The Gotham Group just brokered an option deal—and now we cross our fingers and wait for the next step, and the next, as the journey continues.
How Not To Be Popular is about seventeen-year-old Sugar Magnolia Dempsey, who is tired of leaving friends behind every time her hippie parents decide to move. To avoid getting hurt at her newest destination, she plans to become unpopular, but her attempt at being a social pariah backfires when she finds herself with an unexpected following. The novel was a pick for the prestigious 2009-2010 Lone Star Reading List as well as the 2010 International Reading Association's Young Adults' Choices. Jenny's next novel, Sass and Serendipity, debuts in the spring from Delacorte, which also published How Not To Be Popular and Jenny's first novel, Alpha Dog.
One Eye Open is a feature film and television production company specializing in bringing novel adaptations to the big and small screens.
Thank you so much to all who helped make this happen!