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      • Interceptor Action No Manager 2020 Available Written by Stuart Beattie & Matt Reilly
        Story details are being kept under wraps.
        Market November 23, 2020
        Producer Chris Hemsworth
        Director Stuart Beattie
        Actor Elsa Pataky
        Agent Allan Haldeman, Amanda Hymson, Greg Iserson, Keya Khayatian & Max Michael (CAA)
        Production Thematic Entertainment
      • Cold Valley Drama No Agent 2020 Thriller Available Written by Cameron Alexander
        Survivors are forced to band together when a strange sickness overtakes a small mining town on the outskirts of Montana.
        Market November 20, 2020
        Director Cameron Alexander
        Manager Sidney Sherman (Rosa Entertainment)
        Production Rosa Entertainment
      • A Farmer, A Preacher, A Gunman Action Drama 2020 Thriller Available Written by Jonathan Stokes
        A Mormon farmer with Asperger’s crosses the border into Mexico on his bicycle to hunt down a notorious drug cartel kingpin who has been kidnapping and abusing children.
        Market November 20, 2020
        Director Mel Gibson
        Agent Geoff Morley (United Talent Agency), Brianne Johnson (Writers House )
        Manager Scott Carr (Management SGC)
      • Misfortune Drama No Agent 2020 Available Written by Eric St. Pierre
        Amidst a brutal divorce settlement, Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos must revisit the early days of their relationship, the rise of their Amazon empire, and the salacious affair that threatens to destroy it all.
        Market November 19, 2020
        Manager Daniel Seco (Schemers Entertainment)
      • Take My Wife, Please Comedy Drama No Agent 2020 Available Written by Steve Feld
        A man, diagnosed with terminal cancer, spends the last months of his life trying to find a suitable replacement for his wife.
        Market November 18, 2020
        Manager Kathy Muraviov (The Muraviov Company)
      • Untitled O'connor Action Project Action No Manager 2020 Thriller Available Written by Thomas O’Connor
        Story details are being kept under wraps, but described as an espionage film set in Ibiza.
        Market November 13, 2020
        Producer Ian Bryce
        Agent Adam Weinstein, Kyle Jensen & Rich Rogers (Verve)
        Production Ian Bryce Productions
      • Untitled Maguire And Honley Drama Drama Set Up 2020 Thriller Written by April Maguire & Will Honley
        A year after a weekend getaway ends in tragedy, a diverse group of former high school friends reunite in the hopes of getting closure. Their reunion takes a dark turn, however, when a stranger begins taunting them and exposes dangerous secrets that lead them to question whether their friend’s death was really an accident.
        Market November 13, 2020    Sold November 13, 2020
        Manager  (Magnolia Entertainment)
        Studio Universal TV
        Production CryptTV, Davis Entertainment

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      • Save Yourselves! Written by Alex Fischer & Eleanor Wilson
        37 days ago
        A hipster couple from Brooklyn decide to go offline and spend a week in a remote cabin, only to find their plans derailed by an alien attack.
      • The Saturday Night Ghost Club 2020 Thriller Available Written by Steve Desmond & Michael Sherman
        81 days ago
        After being haunted by a terrifying entity, a twelve-year-old boy teams up with his eccentric uncle and three other misfits to form their own ghost club, investigating all the paranormal sites in town so that he can find and confront the ghost that’s tormenting him. Based on the Craig Davidson novel.
        Market August 27, 2020
        Producer Brad Fuller , Michael Sherman
        Agent Adam Perry (APA)
        Manager Geoff Shaevitz (Management 360)
      • The Blue Afternoon That Lasted Forever No Agent Sci-Fi Set Up 2020 Thriller 90.1 Written by Daniel H. Wilson
        88 days ago
        A single dad and NASA physicist discovers a black hole that will strike earth in a matter of days but no one, including his colleagues at NASA, believes him. The one person that trusts him is his 10-year-old daughter, but that bond is now being threatened by a different force.
        Market May 28, 2020    Sold May 28, 2020
        Producer Andrew Form, Brad Fuller
        Manager Michael Prevett, Brad Mendelsohn (Circle of Confusion)
        Lawyer Marcy Morris , Adam Cooper  (Jackoway Austen Tyermanand)
        Production Fully Formed Entertainment
        Studio Paramount (Per Variety Several bidders were chasing the spec, including Amblin, J.J. Abrams, Sony and MGM, before Paramount eventually landed it.)
        5-28-2020 - Per Variety, "Several bidders were chasing the spec, including Amblin, J.J. Abrams, Sony and MGM, before Paramount eventually landed it." Wilson adapted the script from his own short story.
      • Endurance No Manager Sci-Fi Set Up 2020 Written by Dalton Leeb & Nicholas Jacobson-Larson
        88 days ago
        Story details are being kept under wraps, but described as an original concept with franchise potential and centering on a strong female lead.
        Market February 4, 2020    Sold February 13, 2020
        Producer Simon Kinberg
        Agent  (CAA)
        Studio Netflix (Netflix purchased in six-figure deal.)
        Production Genre Films
        2-2020 - The package garnered multiple bids, with the deal, struck Friday night, almost hitting seven figures, a massive payday for the newbie writers.
      • They Cloned Tyrone Sci-Fi Set Up 2019 91.8 Written by Tony Rettenmaier & Juel Taylor
        92 days ago
        An unlikely group is thrown together by mysterious events that leads them to uncover a government conspiracy.
        Market October 18, 2019    Sold October 18, 2019
        Producer Charles D. King, Kim Roth
        Actor John Boyega
        Manager Max Goldfarb, Peter McHugh, Eric Robinson (Gotham Group)
        Production Macro
        Studio Netflix
        Per THR - "Set up at Macro, They Cloned Tyrone will mark the directorial debut of Creed 2 writer Juel Taylor, who co-wrote the script alongside Tony Rettenmaier."

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      • We Flew When The Birds Walked Drama Scouted Available Unrepped Written by Daniel Leventhal
        Inspired by the true story of a group of American soldiers in 1945 who teamed up with local Chinese citizens to fight off Japanese soldiers and escape to saftety after their plane was shot down in enemy territory.
      • Blackburn Castle Comedy Scouted Available Unrepped Written by Brent Hartinger
        In the Dark Ages, a ragtag band, including a blacksmith with a tragic past and the brilliant yet unappreciated daughter of an architect, plot to steal the treasure from the castle of a greedy tyrant.
      • Inn Deep No Manager Scouted Thriller Available Written by Ned Crowley
        A group who has kidnapped a wealthy man’s daughter in the hopes of receiving ransom money waits for the drop-off at an abandoned inn, where mysterious people begin attacking them.
        Agent Chris Ridenhour (APA)
      • North Beyond East Drama Family Scouted Available Unrepped 80.3 Written by Alex Farhandi
        A teenager living in the inner-city has to choose between leaving to go to a prestigious Boston private school and staying behind to take care of her twin sister, who's struggling with complications from HIV.
      • The Bleeding Edge Comedy Scouted Thriller Available Unrepped Written by Dimitri Vadrahanis
        An assassin is employed by the Bleeding Edge, a company that kills people for entertainment. When the company starts to put financial pressure on him, he becomes determined to get out, and teams up with a timid new employee and the “final girl” he has long been attempting to kill to destroy the company.
      • The Hay Room Sci-Fi Scouted Available Unrepped Written by Michael Holmes
        A man who is struggling with the financial difficulties that come with caring for his dying wife finds that a UFO has crashed into his barn. He forms a plan to sell off the alien technology to fund his wife's care, but his actions soon attract the attention of the FBI, the Russians, and murderous, greedy businessmen.
      • The Impresario Drama Scouted Available Unrepped Written by Daniel Leventhal
        Leftist music manager Harold Leventhal represents The Weavers, a socialist folk group that catches the attention of federal authorities, eventually making them all targets of senator Joseph McCarthy and the red scare.
      • Desolation Angel Drama Scouted Available Unrepped 77.9 Written by Damian Hall
        In 1956, young Jack Kerouac nears a make-or-break moment in his career just as addiction takes control of him, so he makes the bold decision to take a solo lookout job on a mountain to try to kick drugs. In a series of dark visions, ghosts of his young life and early career confront him as the temptation to use drugs looms.
      • 11 Bk Das Lane Drama Scouted Available Unrepped Written by Maksud Hossain
        In Bangladesh, a woman trapped in an arranged marriage to a physically and sexually abusive criminal falls in love with her husband's driver. After she becomes pregnant, she and the driver conspire to steal some of her husband's gold and run away together.
      • High Ground Comedy Scouted Thriller Available Unrepped Written by Thomas Thonson
        An incoming massive Tsunami sends a holiday gathering into chaos after the invited family members discover that their wealthy doomsday prepper brother and his family have an escape plan that doesn’t include them.