LA-based sales agencyLightning Entertainment has picked up international rights to VulcanProductions' college comedy Bickford Shmeckler's Cool Ideas produced by the Weitz Brothers.

Bickford marks the directorial and writing debut of Scott Lewand stars Patrick Fugit as a nerd who is forced to venture into the outsideworld after his book of cool ideas is stolen.

Olivia Wide, MatthewLillard, Cheryl Hines and John Cho also star. Chris and Paul Weitz producedwith Vulcan's Michael Caldwell, Richard Hutton, Andrew Miano, Jeremiah Samuelsand Lloyd Segan.

"Bickford has the same irreverent freshness audiences loved inFerris Bueller, Bill And Ted, Harold And Kumar - all those great characters,"Lightning partner Richard Guardian said.

Guardian and Joe Dicksteinnegotiated the deal with Caldwell and attorney Doug Stone. Lightning's AFMslate includes the coming-of-age comedy Hey Hey, Its Esther Blueburger, spiritual drama Conversations With God, and psychological thrillers Grimm Love and The Killing Floor.