I'm so excited to announce that Michael Eisner's (the former Walt Disney CEO) production company Vuguru has optioned The Espressologist for film!!
Vuguru is doing some super awesome stuff and I'm so excited for a chance to work with them. Here's a little bit more about them from Wikipedia:
"Vuguru is an independent multi-platform studio  founded by Tornante (headed by Michael Eisner) in March 2006. The studio's first project, "Prom Queen", consisted of 90-second shorts in 80 episodes and was distributed online, beginning in April 2007. A second project entitled "The All for Nots" (Source: NY Times, March 2008) was distributed online and on HDNet. Subsequent offerings include "Back on Topps," "Foreign Body," "Pretty Tough," "The Booth at the End" and "Don't Ask Don't Tell."  The studio will produce web television series for distribution on the Internet, portable media devices and cellphones. In November 2010, Vuguru signed an agreement with AOL to produce a minimum of six scripted series over the next year, each a series of roughly 90-minute episodes, for distribution by AOL."
So yeah, one day in the future you might be sitting on the subway watching an episode of The Espressolgoist on your phone. How freaking cool is that?!
***Many thanks to my film agent Jerry Kalajian at IPGLM and my literary agent Kerry Sparks at Leving Greenberg Literary Agency.***