As of December 24th, 2021, we are happy to report that negotiations regarding author rights to Oceans 11 were successful. Thank you to all involved. As mentioned elsewhere on this website, George created the story (crediting co-author Jack Golden Russell for his contributions) and the screenplay on which the 1960 and 2001 films “Ocean’s Eleven” were based. This was the first story and screenplay he ever attempted to write and which has now become a billion dollar Hollywood franchise. We looked forward to further interest and development from the studio in the future.