Welle Entertainment has acquired the film and TV rights to Julian Guthrie’s nonfiction book Alpha Girls about the unsung female heroes of Silicon Valley. It won the property after a bidding war that included Amazon, Universal, Brett Ratner, Smokehouse and others. The book, scheduled for publication in 2019, also was the subject of a heated publishing auction and ended up at Currency Books, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group.
Described as Hidden Figures meets The Social Network, Alpha Girls is the untold story of the real unicorns of Silicon Valley — the women who identified, dressed down, moved up and built the companies that changed the world. The book explores the rise of such companies as Microsoft, Facebook, Tesla, Oracle, Salesforce and more – all through the eyes of trailblazing “alpha girls” of Silicon Valley.