Each residency, we’re joined by about two dozen top writers, editors, producers, agents, and industry professionals to work with our MFA students — and this fall, well, it’s an All-Star Team! If you’re interested in applying, you should come visit for a day! We’ll even give you lunch. For more information contact us at email@example.com.
Chelsea Marelle Benson came to Echo Lake after earning her Master’s Degree in Producing from AFI in Los Angeles. She holds a BA degree in Film Production (with a minor in Literature) and a BFA degree in Dance from the University of Arizona. As a performer, she brings a unique perspective on entertainment as it relates to film and television and provides a fresh approach to the management team at Echo Lake.
Sara Birmingham is an editor at Ecco Press, an imprint of Harper Collins.
Sara Borjas is a Chicanx pocha and a Fresno poet. Her debut collection of poetry, Heart Like a Window, Mouth Like a Cliff, was published by Noemi Press in March 2019 as part of the Akrilica series. Sara earned a B.A. in English Literature from Fresno State and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing and Writing for Performative Arts from University of California, Riverside. She is currently a lecturer in the Department of Creative Writing at UC Riverside. Her poetry can be found in The Rumpus, The Academy of American Poets Poem a Day Series, TinderBox, The Offing, Entropy, Queen Mob’s Tea House, Cultural Weekly, The Acentos Review, and Luna Luna, amongst others. She co-hosts and produces The Lovesick Poetry Podcast — a west coast poetry podcast launching in 2019, alongside IRL cousin and award-winning poet, Joseph Rios. She is a 2017 CantoMundo Fellow, a 2016 Postgraduate Writers Conference Fellow at Vermont College of Fine Arts, and a 2013 Community of Writers Workshop at Squaw Valley Fellow. She is the recipient of the 2014 Blue Mesa Poetry Prize. She lives in Los Angeles but stays rooted in Fresno. She digs oldiez, astrophysics, aromatics, and tiny prints is about decentering whiteness.
Steph Cha is the author of Your House Will Pay and the Juniper Song crime trilogy. She’s an editor and critic whose work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. A native of the San Fernando Valley, she lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two basset hounds. Your House Will Pay has already been named a BARNES & NOBLE Discover Great New Writers pick and a MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF 2019 by BUZZFEED, L.A. TIMES, NYLON, KIRKUS, BOSTON GLOBE, USA TODAY, CRIMEREADS, BOOKBUB, LITHUB, THE MILLIONS, PACIFIC STANDARD, THE RUMPUS, LITREACTOR, BOOKPAGE, BUSTLE and several others.
Yennie Cheung is the co-author of DTLA/37: Downtown Los Angeles in Thirty-seven Stories. As a journalist, she served as an editor for HITS Magazine, and has written for The Los Angeles Times and Blender. She was also the co-founder and co-editor of the now-defunct Hipster Book Club book review site. Yennie holds an MFA in Creative Writing from UC Riverside-Palm Desert. Her fiction and creative nonfiction has been published in such places as Word Riot, Angels Flight • literary west, decomP magazinE, The Best Small Fictions 2015, and The Rattling Wall anthology Only Light Can Do That. She lives in Los Angeles.
Michael Craft is the author of sixteen novels, including the acclaimed Mark Manning gay-mystery series, from which three installments were honored as finalists for Lambda Literary Awards: Name Games (2000), Boy Toy (2001), and Hot Spot (2002). In addition, he is the author of two produced plays, and his prize-winning short fiction has appeared in British as well as American literary journals. Craft grew up in Illinois and spent his middle years in Wisconsin, which inspired the fictitious setting of his current books. He holds an MFA in creative writing from Antioch University, Los Angeles, and now lives in Rancho Mirage, California. In 2017, Michael Craft’s professional papers were acquired by the Special Collections Department of the Rivera Library at the University of California, Riverside. Visit his website at www.michaelcraft.com.
Tyler Dilts received his MA in English Literature and MFA in Fiction Writing from California State University, Long Beach. His work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and The Best American Mystery Stories, and he is the author of the Long Beach Homicide series of detective novels: A King of Infinite Space, The Pain Scale, A Cold and Broken Hallelujah (An Amazon #1 Bestseller), the Edgar Award-nominated Come Twilight, and most recently the standalone novel, Mercy Dogs. He lives with his wife in Long Beach, California and teaches creative writing at CSULB.
Alex Espinoza was born in Tijuana, Mexico to parents from the state of Michoacán and raised in suburban Los Angeles. In high school and afterwards, he worked a series of retail jobs, selling everything from eggs and milk to used appliances, custom furniture, rock T-shirts, and body jewelry. After graduating from the University of California-Riverside, he went on to earn an MFA from UC-Irvine’s Program in Writing. His first novel, Still Water Saints, was published by Random House in 2007 and was named a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection. The book was released simultaneously in Spanish, under the title Los santos de Agua Mansa, California, translated by Lilliana Valenzuela. His second novel, The Five Acts of Diego León, was also published by Random House in March 2013. Alex’s fiction has appeared in several anthologies and journals, including Inlandia: A Literary Journey Through California’s Inland Empire, The Southern California Review, Flaunt, and the Virginia Quarterly Review. His essays have been published at Salon.com, in the New York Times Magazine, in The Other Latin@: Writing Against a Singular Identity, in The Los Angeles Review of Books, and as part of the historic Chicano Chapbook Series. He has also reviewed books for the LA Times, the American Book Review, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and NPR. His awards include a 2009 Margaret Bridgeman Fellowship in Fiction to the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, a 2014 Fellowship in Prose from the National Endowment for the Arts, and a 2014 American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation for The Five Acts of Diego León. His newest book is Cruising: An Intimate History of a Radical Pastime, which was published by The Unnamed Press in June, 2019.
An active participant in Sandra Cisneros’ Macondo Workshop and the Community of Writers, Alex serves on the board of California Humanities, a statewide non-profit whose aim is “to connect Californians to ideas and one another in order to understand our shared heritage and diverse cultures, inspire civic participation, and shape our future.” Alex is also deeply involved with the Puente Project, a program designed to help first-generation community college students make a successful transition to a university. A Puente student himself, he has since served as a Puente mentor and often visits Puente classes to talk with students and teachers about writing, literature, and the opportunities he gained through education. Alex is the Tomás Rivera Endowed Chair of Creative Writing at the University of California, Riverside.
Seth Fishman joined The Gernert Company in 2010 after beginning his career as an agent at Sterling Lord Literistic, Inc. Born in Midland, Texas, he graduated from Princeton University and earned an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England. His interests are wide-ranging, but in particular he’s looking for the new voice, the original idea, the entirely breathtaking creative angle in both fiction and nonfiction. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and son, and is the author of two books of YA fiction and three forthcoming picture books.
Jennifer Grimaldi Raised on a steady diet of Holly Black & Philip Pullman, Jennifer Grimaldi has always gravitated toward otherworldly, fantastical novels that reflect our own world’s past and present. At St. Martin’s Press/Thomas Dunne, she edited and acquired S. Jae-Jones’ New York Times bestseller WINTERSONG—a Labyrinth-inspired gothic YA—and worked with numerous bestselling and award-winning authors such as Kate Forsyth. Jennifer’s broad exposure to the domestic and foreign publishing markets as a scout with Barbara Tolley & Associates further shaped her taste for the eclectic. Now an agent with Chalberg & Sussman, where she first started her publishing career in 2012, Jennifer is building a list of historicals, romance, horror, and YA & adult sci-fi and fantasy. Although the titles on her shelves have changed over the years, the content has not: they are still stuffed with magic and spaceships, fairytales and faraway lands. Across all genres, Jennifer loves strong, voice-driven novels, dark and romantic themes, and books that make her think—and learn. She is particularly excited by books that explore gender and sexuality, especially those with diverse, LGBTA+ leads, and own-voice writers. Aspects sure to delight her include: cities and urban-planning, anecdotal histories, that trope where there were supposed to be two rooms at the hotel but they’re all booked up so the leads have to share, spies, thieves, mythological retellings, witches just trying to get by, weird obsessions, and puns.
Matt Horwitz Originally from the Washington, DC area, Matt knew from a young age that he wanted to work with creative people in the entertainment industry. After graduating from Indiana University in 2006, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue his dream and began work at the management company Sleeping Giant Entertainment. In 2011, he was promoted to manager and in 2013 he joined the Echo Lake team.
Dara Hyde’s a senior agent at the Hill Nadell Literary Agency in Los Angeles and represents a wide range of fiction and nonfiction, including literary and genre fiction, graphic novels, narrative non-fiction, memoir, and young adult. Before joining Hill Nadell, Dara spent over a decade as an editor and rights and permissions manager at independent publisher Grove Atlantic in New York. A graduate of Bard College, Dara has always balanced her love of film and literature. At the agency she assists with foreign and film rights for the whole agency in addition to managing her own clients. Dara has taught or spoken at a number of writers’ conferences and events, including 826LA, Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, BinderCon, New Orleans Writers’ Conference, Pima Writers’ Workshop, PubWest, Long Beach Comic Expo, IWOSC, Antioch University LA MFA, Chapman University MFA, UC Riverside MFA and UCR Palm Desert MFA. You can follow her on Twitter @dzhyde.
Liska Jacobs is the acclaimed author of Catalina, an Entertainment Weekly and Elle best of fall pick, and The Worst Kind of Want, named a best book of fall by Esquire, Cosmopolitan, and Publishers Weekly, among many others. An LA native, Liska Jacobs’s essays and short fiction have appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, The Rumpus, Literary Hub, Chicago Review of Books, The Millions, and The Hairpin, among other publications. She holds an MFA from UC Riverside.
Grace Jasmine writes in a variety of genres. With 47 nonfiction books in print, she decided to return to her first love, writing for theater. Shows include: Rainbows, Tim Doran, composer (Jasmine wrote, directed, and starred in this show, which was produced first in Los Angeles and then off-off Broadway); The Lover—A Tale of Obsessive Love, Ron Barnett, composer (Lonny Chapman Theatre premier). Jasmine had two original musicals premiere Summer 2017, at the Hollywood Fringe Festival: Sybil’s Closet and F**ked Up Fairy Tales. Her creative nonfiction piece, “My Mother’s Stroke,” was published by New Thought Vortex. Her dramedy piece “The Chemo Show” appeared in Memoir Magazine. Jasmine’s piece on death and grieving, “Your Order Is Up,” recently appeared in The Helix. She is currently working on two musicals: Skin Deep and The Suicide of Sparkle Jones, and two straight plays: The Rage of Ordinary People and The Masher—the latter appearing this summer at the Hollywood Fringe at Theatre Asylum’s Studio C. Jasmine was recently selected by the Phoenix Art Museum in cooperation with Now and Then Creative Company to create a short original play based on a three-dimensional modern sculpture. At the same festival, Jasmine was tapped to direct “The Drawing Lesson, by Andrea Markowitz, which received an award of merit at the event. Jasmine holds an MFA in Screenwriting and Playwriting from the University of California at Riverside, is a native Californian living in Arizona with her family and is an avid dog lover. Grace Jasmine is a member of the Dramatists Guild.
Shawna Kenney is the author of the award-winning memoir I Was a Teenage Dominatrix (Last Gasp), editor of the anthology Book Lovers: Sexy Stories from Under the Covers (Seal Press), co-author of Imposters (Mark Batty Publisher), and co-author of the new oral history Live at the Safari Club: A History of HarDCore Punk in the Nation’s Capital 1988-1998 (Rare Bird Books). Kenney is a Contributing Editor with Narratively and her nonfiction work has appeared in The New York Times, Playboy, Creative Nonfiction, Vice, The Rumpus, Bust, Salon and more. Kenney’s personal essays appear in numerous anthologies and she has shared her words on college campuses and airwaves around the world. She earned a BA in Communications from American University in Washington, DC and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. She teaches creative writing for the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program and as a Pen in the Community Writer in Residence via PEN USA.
David Martinez is a writer and teacher currently based in Arizona—though he was raised between the US, Brazil, and Puerto Rico and has dual citizenship between the US and Brazil. After graduating from the University of California Riverside’s Low-Residency MFA program, he began teaching English and Creative Writing at Glendale Community College, where he was formally a student. While teaching as an adjunct at GCC, he was given an Outstanding Adjunct Award. Prior to teaching at the community college, David worked as a substitute teacher at a Title 1 elementary and middle school where he took over for a seventh-grade Language Arts course one year and was the building substitute the next. David’s essays and fiction have been published by Charge Magazine, Automata Review, Anti-Heroin Chic, Writer’s Resist, and Broken Pencil. His essay, “Just a Flesh Wound,” was nominated for a 2019 Best of the Net.
John Mattson wrote “Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home” and “Free Willy 3: The Rescue”, two-thirds of one of the most successful live action family franchises in Warner Brothers’ history. (Siskel & Ebert called “Free Willy 3” “the best of the Free Willy pictures.”) His screenplay “Milk Money” sold to Paramount Pictures for a no-option outright purchase of $1.1 million, a record for romantic comedy specs. His screenplay, “Me”, was named one of the ten best unproduced scripts by the Los Angeles Times. His pitch, “Food”, sold to Fox Animation and Jan de Bont, setting a new benchmark for animated pitches. He has sold numerous original scripts and pitches, in both features and television. In 2017, he earned an MFA in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts from UC Riverside. His short story “Figure and Ground” won the 2018 R. N. Kinder Prize for Realistic Fiction and was published in Pleiades Magazine. In 2019, he won the Los Angeles Review Literary Award for Flash Fiction for his story “Eric Clapton’s Girlfriend,” which will be published in LAR’s “best-of” annual later this year. As a screenwriter, he has worked for Steven Spielberg, Kathy Kennedy, Frank Marshall, Walter and Laurie Parkes, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Richard Donner, Lauren Schuler Donner, Lynda Obst, Madonna, Joe Dante, Michael Finnell, Jan de Bont, Lucas Foster, John Goldwyn, Sherry Lansing, David Mickey Evans, and Richard Benjamin, among many others. Prior to screenwriting, he worked as a development executive and Story Editor at HBO, contributing to the films “And the Band Played On”, “The Josephine Baker Story”, and others — and developing projects with Robert Bolt (“Lawrence of Arabia”), Julius Epstein (“Casablanca”), David Newman (“Bonnie and Clyde”, “Superman”), Alan Sharp (“Night Moves”), Frank Pierson (“Cool Hand Luke”, “Dog Day Afternoon”) and Christopher Reeve. After graduating from UCLA film school (B.A., Motion Picture and Television Production, with honors), he worked as a story analyst for Universal, Tri-Star, Disney, The David Geffen Company, Columbia Pictures, Amblin’, Imagine Entertainment, The Samuel Goldwyn Company, Dawn Steel Productions, Cher, Dino de Laurentiis, and United Artists, and as a transcriptionist and copyeditor for performer/monologist/novelist Spalding Gray. He is currently a lecturer at Chapman College’s Lawrence and Kristina Dodge College of Film and Media Arts.
Jacqueline McKinley is our Screenwriter-in-Residence and is a working television writer who has written for 8 different sitcoms and two dramas. She has over 40 produced episodes of television. Jackie has just finished season two on Disney’s “Raven’s Home”. In the past, she worked on the BET show “The Quad” and TVOne’s “Media”. Formerly, she was a writer for the Emmy award-winning “The Bernie Mac Show” and was the Co-Executive /Co-creator of the TVOne comedy “Here We Go Again”. She also served as writer/Producer of “Are We There Yet?” “First Family” and “All of Us.” In addition to her television work, she began writing short films, web series and screenplays. The short film “Move” played in over thirty film festivals and won eight of them. “Move” has also aired on the Showtime Network. The next short film, “Oxtails” has aired on the BET Network. She has also written and directed the popular web series “Finding My Obama.” Jackie has been accepted in many prestigious programs such as the Writer’s Guild Showrunners Program, the WGA’s Writers Access Project and The Guy Hank and Marvin Millers Screenwriters Program. She is a University of Florida undergraduate and has an MFA in Screenwriting from the University of California, Riverside.
Bill Mechanic is the Chairman and CEO of Pandemonium Films & CEO of Cosmos Pictures. Through his company, Pandemonium Films, respected industry veteran and independent producer Bill Mechanic has most recently produced Oscar-winning HACKSAW RIDGE, BAFTA-winning and Oscar-nominated CORALINE, THE NEW WORLD, and DARK WATER. He also produced the multi-Emmy nominated 82nd Academy Awards. Mechanic served twice as a Governor for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and has been on the Board of Governors for the USC School of Cinematic Arts for 20 years. As Chairman and CEO of Fox Filmed Entertainment for seven years, he oversaw worldwide feature film production and created Fox Searchlight, Fox Animation, and Fox 2000. Under his reign, Fox won Best Picture for TITANIC and BRAVEHEART and garnered 82 Academy Award nominations, as well as creating the X MEN and ICE AGE franchises. Mechanic has recently started a new company, Cosmos Pictures, a $300MM fund based in Australia that is backed by one of China’s largest internet companies. THE DIVIDE, the story of the building of the Transcontinental railroad, and NESS, the true story of Eliot Ness and one of America’s first serial killers, are the first films being produced by Cosmos.
Robert Mitas is the former executive vice president of Furthur Films, where he worked from 2005 onward, working for Academy Award winning actor & producer Michael Douglas. He is the executive producer of “Ratchet,” a new series coming to Netflix in 2020, and was previously the executive producer or producer of a number of films, including We Have Always Lived In the Castle, Flatliners, and Beyond the Reach, and the upcoming remake of Starman, and has developed and sold projects to every major studio and network.
Miguel Murphy is the author of Detainee, and A Book Called Rats, winner of the Blue Lynx Prize for Poetry. His poems and reviews appear most recently in Ocean State Review, The Los Angeles Review, The Laurel Review, On the Seawall and at The Academy of American Poets, among others. As professor, he teaches literature and writing at Santa Monica College and creative writing at the UCLA Writers Extension. His third collection of poetry, Shoreditch, is forthcoming from Barrow Street Press. He lives in Southern California.
Mallory O’ Meara Mallory is an award winning and best-selling author and screenwriter. Whether it’s for the screen or the page, Mallory seeks creative projects filled with horror and monsters. She lives in Los Angeles. Mallory hosts the literary podcast Reading Glasses alongside filmmaker and actress Brea Grant. The weekly show is hosted by Maximum Fun and focuses on book culture and reader life. Her first book, The Lady From The Black Lagoon, the chronicle of Mallory’s search for and a biography of Milicent Patrick, is out from Hanover Square Press. Her second book, Girly Drinks, the history of women making and drinking alcohol all over the world, is also forthcoming from Hanover Square Press.
Maret Orliss is the Associate Director of Events, Programming at the Los Angeles Tumes. She oversees the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, the largest literary festival in this or any other universe, plus The Taste, Envelope Screening Series, Indie Focus Screening Series, Ideas Exchange series and much more.
Heather Scott Partington is our Critic-in-Residence and is a writer, teacher, and book critic. She lives in Elk Grove, California with her husband and two kids. Her criticism and interviews have appeared in major newspapers and magazines including The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times , USA Today, Newsday, the Star Tribune, Paste Magazine, and the Journal of Alta California, as well as top literary publications such as The Believer, The National Book Review, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Ploughshares, The Rumpus, The Millions, On the Seawall, The Nervous Breakdown, Entropy, Kirkus, and Literary Hub. In 2017, Heather was awarded one of seven inaugural emerging critic fellowships from the National Book Critics Circle. Her nonfiction, journalism, and features have appeared in Under the Gum Tree, Las Vegas Weekly, Sacramento News & Review, Electric Literature, and Goodreads, among others. Heather’s interview of author Yann Martel was included in the paperback edition of his novel, The High Mountains of Portugal. Heather is the former book reviews editor of The Coachella Review and has appeared as a guest on Literary Disco and KCOD’s Open Book. A classically trained dancer, Heather’s pre-writing life included decades of ballet and contemporary dance. She performed as an apprentice to Sacramento Ballet, and was a company member in CORE Contemporary Dance. Heather earned her Associate professional certificate in Cecchetti Classical Ballet from the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing. Since 2002, Heather has been teaching at her alma mater, Elk Grove High School, where she has served at various points as a dance teacher, English teacher, AVID teacher, Performing Arts Department Chair, and AVID Program Coordinator. Heather holds a BA in English Literature from the University of California, Davis and an MFA in Fiction from the University of California, Riverside.
Ivy Pochoda is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Wonder Valley and Visitation Street. Wonder Valley won The Strand Magazine Critics Award for Best Novel and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and the Southern California Independent Booksellers Award, as well as the Grand Prix de Litterature Americaine in France. Visitation Street received the Page America Prize in France and was chosen as an Amazon Best Book of 2013 and a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Ivy’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and Vogue. Her first novel The Art of Disappearing, was published by St. Martin’s Press in 2009. For many years she was a world ranked squash player. She teaches creative writing at the Lamp Arts Studio in Skid Row. Ivy grew up in Brooklyn, NY and currently lives in West Adams, Los Angeles.
Dorothy Rice is the author of Gray Is The New Black: A Memoir of Self Acceptance (Otis Books, June 2019) and The Reluctant Artist, a memoir/art book (Shanti Arts, 2015) about her artist father Joe Rice (1918 – 2011). Rice, a San Francisco native and survivor of the sixties, now lives in Sacramento with her husband, an ornery tuxedo cat and two rambunctious guinea pig brothers. At 60, following a career in environmental protection and raising five children, Dorothy earned an MFA in creative writing from the University of California, Riverside.
Dan Smetanka is the Editor-in-Chief of Counterpoint Press, the leading publisher in the west. His authors have won or been a finalist for virtually every top literary prize in the nation, including the National Book Award, the PEN/Faulkner, the National Book Critics Association Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, The Hammett Award, The Edgar Award, NAACP Image Prize, Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award, and countless others. His personal list include Joan Silber, Wally Lamb, Natashia Deon, Karen Bender, Elizabeth Crane, Tod Goldberg, Joshua Mohr, Maggie Downs, Gina Frangello, Abby Geni, Jared Yates Sexton, Maria Hummel, Elizabeth Rosner, plus Counterpoint authors Terese Mailhot, Margaret Wilkerson Sexton, Eve Babitz, Mary Robison, and many, many more.
Andy Weir is the New York Times bestselling author of The Martian, which was later adapted into a film of the same name directed by Ridley Scott in 2015. He also worked as a computer programmer for much of his life. He received the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 2016. His second novel, Artemis, was an instant New York Times bestseller as well. Weir began writing science fiction in his twenties and published work on his website for years. He also authored a humour web comic called Casey and Andy featuring fictionalized “mad scientist” versions of himself and his friends (such as writer Jennifer Brozek) from 2001 to 2008; he also briefly worked on another comic called Cheshire Crossing bridging Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan and The Wizard of Oz. The attention these gained him has been attributed as later helping launch his writing career, following the failure to publish his first novel attempt called Theft of Pride. His first work to gain significant attention was The Egg, a short story that has been adapted into a number of YouTube videos, a one-act play, and is the overarching concept of Everybody, the third album by American rapper Logic. Weir is best known for his first published novel, The Martian. He wrote the book to be as scientifically accurate as possible, and his writing included extensive research into orbital mechanics, conditions on the planet Mars, the history of manned spaceflight, and botany. Originally published as a free serial on his website, some readers requested he make it available on Amazon Kindle. First sold for 99 cents, the novel made it to the Kindle bestsellers list. Weir was then approached by a literary agent and sold the rights of the book to Crown Publishing Group. The print version (slightly edited from the original) of the novel debuted at #12 on The New York Times bestseller list. The Wall Street Journal called the novel, “the best pure sci-fi novel in years”. It was made into a film starring Matt Damon and Jessica Chastain, which was released October 2, 2015. It was recently announced that Phil Lord and Christopher Miller had been hired to develop and direct a science fiction film Artemis based on the novel.