Mumbai: Atlanta-based investor and self-made millionaire Arthur Wylie has acquired the film rights of New York Times best-selling author Omar Tyree’s work. Wylie’s company, Arthur Wylie Productions — a division of Arthur Wylie Enterprises — holds the film rights to the current novels and to any future literary works as well.
This multi-million dollar deal amplifies Wylie’s growing catalog of urban and mainstream action, drama, suspense and comedy films. The deal also cultivates the big screen presence of the Omar Tyree brand and longevity for the franchise. Since acquiring the film rights, Wylie has brokered deals totaling over $50,000,000 to finance production for 4 of the 16 films between 2009 and 2011.
"Omar Tyree’s work covers intricate portrayals of urban life — be it ambition, sex, or parenthood — that aren’t the traditional Hollywood depictions," states Wylie. "This translates into compelling, deeper stories that a movie-going audience can connect with and be moved by."
Millions of loyal readers agree and have found value in Tyree’s characters. His critically-acclaimed, modern coming-of-age story, FLYY GIRL, sold over a million copies.