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      • Outside The Box Sci-Fi Set Up Written by Zach Lipovsky & Adam B. Stein
        Under wraps but described as a sci-fi adventure in the vein of the 80s Amblin films.
        Market September 10, 2019    Sold September 10, 2019
        Director Zach Lipovsky, Adam B. Stein
        Agent Adam Levine (Verve)
        Manager Scott Glassgold (Ground Control)
        Studio Universal Pictures
      • When Michael Met Carrie… And Other People No Manager Rom-Com Set Up Written by Meredith Dawson
        Under wraps but described as a new take on the romantic comedy.
        Market September 10, 2019    Sold September 10, 2019
        Producer Paul Feig
        Director Meredith Dawson
        Executive Erik Baiers, Lexi Barta
        Agent Darian Lanzetta (CAA)
        Studio Universal Pictures
        Distributor FeigCo Entertainment
        Sale price was not reported. The acquisition comes as Universal and studio’s chief Donna Langley are diversifying its pool of directors with more female filmmakers.
      • Seeing Horror Thriller Written by Lance Dow Lucius Baston, & Pamela Beach
        An African-American History Professor helps the ghosts of slaves of the notorious Devil’s Punchbowl concentration camp deliver payback.
        Market September 9, 2019
        Producer Lucius Baston
        Agent Lance Dow, Rebecca Ek, Tina Contogenis (Eris Talent Agency)
        Manager Jamie Bradley, Tammy Hunt (CSP Management)
      • Shut In No Manager Set Up Thriller Written by Melanie Toast
        A single mother is held captive by her violent ex, and her two young children are left at risk. She must do everything to protect them and survive.
        Market September 5, 2019    Sold September 5, 2019
        Producer Dallas Sonnier, Roy Lee, Dan Farah
        Agent Jordan Lonner (UTA)
        Production Farah Films, Cinestate
      • Perfect Comedy Drama No Agent Written by Anna Rose Moore
        After her perfect life completely unravels, a young woman, convinced that all of her problems are the result of a cruel prank that she played on a boy in high school, sets out on a road trip with her best friend to find him and make it right.
        Market September 4, 2019
        Manager Jeff Portnoy (Bellevue Productions)
      • The Present Comedy Set Up Written by Jay Martel
        The story of a young boy who figures out a way to repeat the day leading up to his parents’ separation so he can relive the same day and try to keep them from splitting up.
        Market September 4, 2019    Sold September 4, 2019
        Agent Bill Weinstein, Matthew Doyle (Verve)
        Sales Agent AGC Studios
      • Tell Tale Drama No Manager Thriller Available Written by Lorene Lacey
        A teenage girl accuses a fellow student of attempted rape and ten years later he decides to get his revenge.
        Market September 3, 2019
        Agent Babz Bitela (Silver Bitela Agency)

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      • Eli Black List Hit List Sci-Fi Set Up 2015 Thriller Written by David Chirchirillo
        27 days ago
        Having moved into a "clean house" to treat his auto-immune disorder, 11-year-old Eli begins to believe that the house is haunted. Unable to leave, Eli soon realizes that the house, and the doctor who runs it, are more sinister than they appear. A contained supernatural thriller in the vein of INSIDIOUS, LET THE RIGHT ONE IN, and THE OTHERS.
        Market July 28, 2015
        Producer John Zaozirny
        Agent Adam Perry, Sheryl Peterson (APA)
        Manager John Zaozirny (Bellevue Productions)
        Financier Broad Green Pictures
        12-2018 - Originally set up at Broad Green. Then Broad Green went under and it went to Paramount Players. Then, in December 2018, Netflix bought all global rights from Paramount Players and produced the film for release on the platform. Per Deadline, "What occurred we hear is that the pic’s champion, former Paramount Players head Brian Robbins, left to run Nickelodeon, and in the wake of that, Paramount marketing couldn’t wrap their heads around selling Eli despite great test scores." 2015 - David co-wrote CHEAP THRILLS, which premiered at SXSW in 2013, where it won the Audience Award and Best First Feature prize. It was released last year by Drafthouse Films.
      • Black And Blue Fka Exposure Action Drama No Manager Set Up 2017 Thriller 77.1 Written by Peter Dowling
        28 days ago
        A rookie African-American female cop in Detroit rounds the corner just as corrupt officers are murdering several drug dealers, an event captured by her body cam. They try to kill her, and she is hunted throughout the night by the narcs who are desperate to destroy the incriminating footage and also a criminal gang who have been told she did the killing.
        Market August 21, 2017    Sold August 21, 2017
        Producer Sean Sorensen
        Executive Eric Paquette
        Agent Debbie Deuble Hill (APA)
        Studio Screen Gems
      • The Other Lamb Black List Produced 2017 Thriller Written by C.S. McMullen
        34 days ago
        A young girl comes of age in a repressive religious cult led by a charismatic patriarch, but grows skeptical of his leadership and begins to challenge it.
        Market April 10, 2017    Sold May 17, 2017
        Agent Candice Thom, Dayne Kelly (RGM Artists)
        Manager Chris Deckard, Krista Carpenter (Fictional Entity)
        Financier Rumble Films
        9-2019 - Screened at the Toronto Film Festival.
      • Final Journey Black List Drama No Agent 2015 Available Written by Michael Lee Barlin
        35 days ago
        The powerful story of a mistreated elderly Inuit woman who is forced out of her village to survive alone on the savage arctic tundra.
        Market November 13, 2015
        Manager Lee Stobby (Lee Stobby Entertainment)
      • Boyfriend Material Black List Comedy Sci-Fi 2016 Available Written by Mackenzie Dohr
        36 days ago
        Set in the dating world of the near-future, a young single woman is given the opportunity to test the world’s first artificially intelligent boyfriend.
        Market May 17, 2016
        Agent Melissa Solomon, Amy Retzinger, Chris Noriega, Melissa Darman (Verve)
        Manager Merideth Bajana (Grandview)
        Production The Montecito Picture Company

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      • True Love Never Dies Drama Scouted 77.5 Written by Patrick Wier
        As WWI breaks out, a young Scottish man decides to join the priesthood after becoming convinced that his romance with a childhood sweetheart is a sin. When he and the young woman both end up in London, he battles the temptation to be with her, and at the same time begins uncovering dark secrets within the church.
      • Painting With Metro Scouted Available Unrepped 75 Written by Ron Krajewski
        A struggling artist and a retired racehorse gain national attention and help each other gain a new lease on life after the artist teaches the horse how to paint.
      • The Melrose Jazz Club Drama No Agent Scouted Available 77.7 Written by Bob Bland
        When a gifted but emotionally detached jazz pianist, prepping for a national competition, decides to conceal that he has a career-ending degenerative disease, he is forced to teach improv to a stand-in, a strictly trained classical woman who, in turn, schools him on how to use the collaborative nature of jazz to manage his illness.
        Manager The Robb Company (Sherry Robb)
      • Heathens Drama No Agent No Manager Scouted Thriller Available Unrepped 75.4 Written by Mike Doyle
        Based on a True Story. Circa 1970s, a dysfunctional narco cop, suspended for unruly behavior, is tapped to go undercover to infiltrate a motorcycle gang that's suspected of stealing weapons from a military depot, but once inside he discovers the much darker truth of this organization, which ultimately puts his own family in jeopardy.
        Producer Zaheer Goodman-Bhyat
      • Rise Of The Unusuals Action Scouted Available Unrepped 76.9 Written by James Connor
        After seeing his best friend killed by a shapeshifting superhuman, a wounded former Navy Seal is lead to a mysterious yoga ashram who has ties to this deadly assassin, and uses their training to overcome his physical disabilities and gains superpowers himself.
      • Kashmiriyat (aka The Infidel) Drama Scouted Available Unrepped 80.8 Written by Ashish Mehta
        After losing her husband and son to Islamist extremism in late 1980s Kashmir, a tough Kashmiri Muslim nurse decides to harbor and protect two wounded Indian army deserters on the run from their superiors and militants, placing her life in extreme jeopardy.
      • The Thinker Arises Action Drama Scouted Available Unrepped 75.1 Written by Jonathan Edward Young
        Paris, 1887. A street tough battles his way to fame and inspires the world’s most famous sculpture, but must choose between his glamorous new life or saving the poor he left behind from extermination.
      • State Of Love And Dodge Scouted Available Unrepped 75 Written by Louis Palma
        A consummate freeloader has to see his favorite band headline a sold-out concert in Seattle, but his ride is suicidal and the tickets are in the hands of the last thing he needs.
      • Requited Drama Scouted Available Unrepped 75.4 Written by Bill Johnston
        A former lawman turned lawyer uses his knowledge and courtroom experience to defend the last of his family against a ruthless land baron. When his violent past comes to light, he is forced to choose what he has become and what he once was in order to make thing right.
      • Bonds Of Betrayal - 2016 Scouted Thriller Available Unrepped 78.9 Written by Dimitra Demetriades
        A grieving detective is tasked with solving the murder of a woman's ex husband, with their daughter as the prime suspect. As he goes deeper into the mystery, he discovers a connection between the case, and an accident that took the life of his former lover months ago.