Thursday, September 22, 2005

Hollywood Calling, Don't Hold Your Breath

I got an e-mail from a production company asking if the "film and television rights for The Not-So-Spangled Life of Sunita Sen are still available for option." What? I thought, imagining the stunning outfit I'd wear to the New York premiere of the movie. WOW!

But then I started Googling, and quickly discovered that it wouldn't be wise to announce my new celebrity status to my friends and family. This company is only interested in the possibility of buying the option of making my book into a film. So, if they do decide to make an offer (and who knows how likely that is?), they'll pay a small fee to reserve the rights for a year or so. Very, very few books that are optioned appear on either the big or small screen.

Oh well, a girl can dream, can't she? Let's see, a red saree and gold stilettos might photograph well in People magazine ...

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