Film Projects

Critically acclaimed, bestselling author Julianna Baggott has published more than twenty books (Simon & Schuster, Random House, HarperCollins, Hachette…) under her own name as well as pen names, including two New York Times Notable Books of the Year and over one hundred foreign editions. Her short story “Backwards,” a collaboration with her son, Finneas Scott, a Brooklyn-based writer, sold to Netflix with Shawn Levy attached to direct in a six-way bidding war. Another collaboration between Julianna and Finneas, the short story “Except You,” has landed at Ryan Reynolds’ company Maximum Effort at Fox. Julianna’s story “Welcome to Oxhead” is in development at Paramount TV with Jessica Biel attached. Her horror story “Rabbit, Rabbit, Rabbit” has landed at Paramount with Melanie Toast attached to adapt. Her novel Which Brings Me To You (co-written with Steve Almond) adapted by Keith Bunin with BCDF starring Lucy Hale and Nat Wolff  and Peter Hutchings directing is now out in the world. Check out the trailer.  It debuted at #1 on Hulu. You can rent it on Amazon Prime Video.

In 2023, she founded a production company called Mildred’s Moving Picture Show, which now has over 20 projects in development, including projects at Disney+, Netflix, Amblin, and MGM. Their focus is writing high-concept short stories, intimately told.

Previously, her work has been optioned by Fox2000, Anonymous Content, Warner Brothers, Lionsgate, and Nickelodeon/Paramount, among others. Table readings of her work have been performed by Kate Winslet, Bradley Cooper, Greta Gerwig, Bill Hader, Paul Dano and Adam Driver. Isabelle Huppert and Oliver Platt have voiced her work in audio.

Send inquiries for film and television rights for novels and/or stories directly to Julianna here or contact her film agents at WME; her literary agent is Nat Sobel at Sobel Weber Associates.