I am thrilled to announce, after weeks of negotiations between lawyers, that a contract for the film rights to the Emilia Cruz mystery series has been inked. Screenwriter and director Emily Skopov (ever hear of a little series called Xena, Warrior Princess?) released the news yesterday:

PITTSBURGH, May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Screenwriter and director Emily Skopov is pleased to announce the acquisition of film and television rights to the Detective Emilia Cruz series by mystery author Carmen Amato. The series, which includes the novels CLIFF DIVER, HAT DANCE, and DIABLO NIGHTS, as well as a collection of short stories, features Emilia Cruz as the first and only female police detective in Acapulco. Physically tough yet emotionally vulnerable, Cruz must be her own moral compass as police investigations pit her against Mexico’s drug cartel violence, government corruption, and gender bias against a woman in a traditionally male occupation. A relationship with an American man in a high-profile position further complicates Cruz’s life.

Read the rest of the press release here: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/writerdirector-acquires-rights-to-groundbreaking-emilia-cruz-detective-novels-300084734.html

Join me in a virtual margerita! Hollywood, here we come.

5 Comments

  1. ahthompson

    Huge congrats!!

  2. V.S. Kemanis

    Congratulations, Carmen! Your series will be very exciting on the big screen!

    • Carmen

      Thank you!

  3. pov53

    Carmen, remember when I said it could be a franchise? I’m THRILLED for you.

  4. billyraychitwood1

    I’m joining you with my virtual Margarita! So happy for you! Congrats, Carmen, and all the best~

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