Homer Hickam, Author of OCTOBER SKY, Signs with Gravity Squared Entertainment

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Homer Hickam, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling book ROCKET BOYS, which was adapted into the 1999 film OCTOBER SKY starring Jake Gyllenhall, Chris Cooper and Laura Dern, has signed with Gravity Squared Entertainment for film & TV representation.

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Homer, a Vietnam combat veteran and Bronze Star recipient, has also been a coal miner, scuba instructor, NASA engineer, and a paleontologist, finding two Tyrannosaurus Rex’s himself.

Homer Hickam, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling book ROCKET BOYS, which was adapted into the 1999 film OCTOBER SKY starring Jake Gyllenhall, Chris Cooper and Laura Dern, has signed with Gravity Squared Entertainment for film & TV representation. Homer, a Vietnam combat veteran and Bronze Star recipient, has also been a coal miner, scuba instructor, NASA engineer, and a paleontologist, finding two Tyrannosaurus Rex’s himself.

Among Homer’s many accolades, in 2007 he was awarded an honorary doctorate from Marshall University and received a Distinguished Alumni Award from Virginia Tech.

Gravity Squared founder, John W. Beach worked closely with Homer, some 17 years ago when Homer was represented by the late Mickey Freiberg at ACME Talent & Literary. "We’re delighted to be working with Homer again, we’ve come full circle…” said Beach.

Both John W. Beach and Kevin Cleary of Gravity Squared Entertainment will handle all film & television rights for Homer’s seventeen plus book body of work.

Gravity Squared Entertainment is a Los Angeles-based management/production company, representing writers, producers and directors for film & television.

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