Category: What’s Raining

New Animated Series from Art Brown & Doug Sloan – Based on Book by Will McIntosh – Acquired by Sonar Entertainment

In a double win for Rain Management Group clients, Sonar Entertainment has acquired the rights to RMG client Will McIntosh’s upcoming sci-fi adventure book Watchdog, to be adapted by RMG clients Art Brown and Doug Sloan.

Dan Simmons Novel ‘Summer of Night’ Optioned by Sony Pictures

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has just optioned the rights to Dan Simmons’ beloved coming-of-age horror novel, ‘Summer of Night’. Originally released in 1991, the book was nominated for a British Fantasy award, and kicked off a four-book series that ran until 2002’s ‘A Winter Haunting’.

House of Furies by Madeleine Roux Hits Shelves

RMG client Madeleine Roux’s latest novel has arrived to great acclaim. House of Furies is a breathtakingly imaginative new young adult novel from the author behind the beloved Asylum series.

John Bellairs Novel Set for Feature Film Adaptation

We are very proud to share that The House With A Clock In Its Walls by John Bellairs, whose work is represented by RMG, will soon be brought to the big screen courtesy of Amblin Entertainment and Mythology Entertainment. Eli Roth has been tapped to direct the film with Jack Black attached to star.

The Journey – Directed by Nick Hamm

THE JOURNEY directed by client Nick Hamm will be featured in the Toronto International Film Festival as well as the Venice Film Festival! Check out the announcements!

Rick Lefitz joins Rain Management Group

Lefitz, who worked in CAA’s TV department for the past 13 years, joins Rain as a partner working with current RMG partners Jonathan Baruch, Anne Damato and Rob Wolken.

At CAA, Lefitz repped writers and directors including Blue Bloods’ David Barrett and Siobhan Byrne O’Connor, Big Bang Theory’s Eric Kaplan, Mike Uppendahl (Fargo, American Horror Story), Steven Kane (The Last Ship), Elizabeth Davis Beall (Scorpion), Rick Cleveland (Man in the High Castle), John Polson (Elementary), Nick Copus (Salem) and Trey Callaway (Rush Hour).

“I’m incredibly proud of the time I’ve spent as an agent,” said Lefitz. “My colleagues at CAA have been so supportive of me and together we’ve done inspired work on behalf of our talented artists. However, after the birth of my daughter last year, I realized that I wanted to make a change and focus strictly on my client business. Management in the literary space is growing quickly and I’ve been incredibly impressed with RMG and how they’ve approached their business with a client-first focus. They were a natural fit for me and my clients and I am looking forward to the next chapter in my career.”

Anne Damato Named Partner

Anne Damato joins Rob Wolken and Jonathan Baruch as partner! Anne has distinguished herself as a representative with great taste, an incredible work ethic, and unmatched passion for her clients. She is an important part of the company and will be instrumental in shaping its future.

Client Nick Hamm as Producer and Director for the new film THE JOURNEY

THE JOURNEY is a new film about the unlikely friendship of political leader Ian Paisley and his enemy Martin McGuinness. Client Nick Hamm is to produce and direct the dramatic comedy!

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Jonathan Baruch & Howard Braunstein as Executive Producers of FLORENT!

RMG’s Jonathan Baruch and Howard Braunstein of StoryBy Entertainment are to Executive Produce Alan Cumming’s passion project, FLORENT, along with client Patricia Resnick!

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‘ZOO’ Renewed for Season 2: Client Michael Katleman as Exec. Producer!

Congrats to our client Michael Katleman on the renewal!

Season 2 of the ZOO will debut summer of 2016.