Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Great Brain Movie Rights

Hi - I said every once in a while I might add something.  Today I received a fun email I thought you might enjoy.

Hi Carrie,

I hope you can help us. We're working with a producer who is interested in the film rights to the Great Brain series. They're a very large producer but have had trouble tracking down who controls these rights or even who is a good contact person for the estate. Do you know if there is a literary agency or lawyer who represents the interests of the estate with regards to matters like this? I appreciate any help you can provide.

Thank you!


JESSE SOLOMON | RightsGenie 

Not only did Jesse Solomon contact me, but so did his partner Josh Brody.  I sent them what I had for contacts.  I then asked if I could share it with you.  Jesse wrote back - here is his reply. 

Thanks for that information Carrie - any leads are useful. 

Josh told me he reached out to you as well. 

Producers often search for the rights holders to many many books when they're conceptualizing a project. The factors that then go into whether a producer actually goes ahead and licenses those rights are varied. Even then, sometimes the license deal becomes public knowledge and sometimes it doesn't. We are not actually involved in this particular project in any other way than helping track down who controls or represents the rights today and passing that information along.

And we found you through googling for John Dennis Fitzgerald - you were one of the sites that came up! 

Anyway for what it's worth - Maybe someday there will be a full movie or series on The Great Brain.  If I find out I'll pass it along.


  1. WEll that is fun. Maybe if they do a movie they will invite you to the premier of something fab like that!
    It would be fun to have a big producer to a movie on the series as well.

  2. I love your book-blog club idea. I would love to join but I am a bit behind. I will read the books. I love new ideas. Have a great time doing it. I am always amazed at your fantastic capacity to do so many good things. You are a light of good energy and joy. Can't wait to see the first title.

  3. hello I'm only 9 years old but my dad read "The Great Brain" books when he was a child he eventually got them at the library when I finished the books I was about to cry I now regret not crying when I finished the series I loved the great brain series thank you for finding all this information which without you there would be none of and me and my dad would of never knew

  4. Hi Kevin - I hope this works. I have written 3 replys to you but my computer didn't post them. This is a practice run.

  5. Yeah - the practice run worked. Kevin I loved reading your comment. I was 12 when my Mom brought the Great Brain books into our lives. My brother and I loved them till the covers fell off. I am excited you liked my blog and website. Since your 12 maybe you can help me. I have 2 more pieces of information or history I could share. I am trying to decide if I should write a book and include them or if I should just add them to the blog and that would be enough. I'd love to hear what you think? Thanks.

  6. I think it would be cooler to write a biography