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Morgan Gendel options the Dresden Files

Jim shares the following:
“I am pleased to announce that the Dresden Files have been optioned to Morgan Gendel at Cashmere Road Entertainment. Morgan is a Hollywood veteran writer and producer, and wrote the Hugo Award-winning episode of STNG, “The Inner Light.” He has been a co-producer on Law and Order, and has written episodes for DS9, STNG, L&O and a dozen other television series. Most recently, he has written and served as Executive Producer of the animated Spider Man TV series, currently airing on MTV (if I remember correctly) and he is a fan of the Dresden Files.
As of right now, this does not mean that this show is going to be appearing on a television near you. It /does/ mean that an intelligent and capable Hollywood veteran thinks that it has a fair shot of winning a spot as a film or television series of one kind or another. With luck, maybe the books WILL go big screen or little screen. I’ll keep everyone up to date as best I can. My fingers are crossed, and I’m hoping for the best!”

Ace Buys Codex Alera

Jim shares this announcement with his fans:
“Well, after a week of competitive bidding between Del Rey and Ace, Ace has purchased my fantasy series, currently titled Codex Alera. They’ve bought the first three books and are planning to publish them in hardback, starting sometime next year [2004].
“This represents a REALLY major step up for me as a writer. This is like winning the lottery, only in slow motion, cause the actual real earning-potential of it won’t be realized for several years. But it’s huge, particularly in today’s genre fiction market. There have been words like ‘publicity tour’ bandied about. Not sure what’s going to happen, but I’ll let you guys know as I learn more.”