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      • Redux Horror No Agent 2020 Thriller Available Written by Erik W. Van Der Wolf
        A seventeen-year-old girl discovers she has been murdered by the same reincarnated killer over the course of her three past lives. To break the cycle she must discover who the killer is before she is murdered again, otherwise the cycle will repeat.
        Market September 22, 2020
        Manager Nick Leicht (Elixir Entertainment)
      • Brett Comedy Horror No Manager 2020 Available Written by Shane Mack
        A woman's struggle with "settling" on her fiancé-to-be becomes more complicated when she is confronted by a lover from her past… her childhood “Brett” doll. TED meets CHUCKY.
        Market September 21, 2020
        Agent Parker Davis (Verve)
      • Bring Me Back Drama No Agent Sci-Fi Set Up 2020 Written by Crosby Selander
        An astronaut experiencing hyper-realistic simulations in cryosleep unintentionally falls in love with a man who may or may not exist.
        Market September 18, 2020    Sold September 18, 2020
        Manager Aaron Kaplan (Kaplan/Perrone)
        Studio Legendary Entertainment
      • I'm Not Here Drama 2020 Available Written by Nia Vardalos
        Brenda is trying to die; she just doesn’t want it to hurt. Terrence is trying to make amends; he just doesn’t want to face who he hurt. Daisy is trying to connect; she knows she is hurting. Terrence connects with Brenda and Daisy to mend fences with the people they didn’t know they knew, and the family they didn’t know they needed.
        Market September 18, 2020
        Producer Susan Cartsonis
        Director Christine Jeffs
        Actor Nia Vardalos
        Agent Ben Dey & Tony Etz (CAA)
        Manager Evan Hainey, Jennifer Levine & Naisha Arnold (Untitled Entertainment )
        Production Playtone
      • Battle Of The Bands Action 2020 Available Written by Miles Hubley & Tommy White
        Desperately hung-over after a euphoric night celebrating their victory in the Battle of the Bands, the rag tag Navy band of the USS Oklahoma wakes up fifteen minutes before the Attack on Pearl Harbor. After a deluge of bombs, torpedoes, and gunfire, the behemoth warship capsizes, and the band finds themselves trapped inside at the bottom of the ocean, where it’s a wild race against the clock to survive.
        Market September 18, 2020
        Agent Solco Schuit (WME)
        Manager Bash Naran (Hubley) & Noah Rosen (Hubley) (Writ Large)
      • Typhon Sci-Fi 2020 Thriller Available Written by Adam Alleca
        When mankind’s first outer space mining expedition accidentally frees a giant ancient creature from the core of an asteroid, the crew is forced to enter a deadly game of cat and mouse with the deep-space monster as it lays siege to the outside of their space station.
        Market September 18, 2020
        Agent Charles Ferraro (UTA)
        Manager Jon Huddle & Russell Hollander (Fourth Wall Management)
      • The Princess Action No Agent 2020 Available Written by Ben Lustig & Jake Thornton
        After her castle is overrun and she is imprisoned atop its highest tower, a fierce Princess must fight her way out to save her parents and her kingdom. She’s not a damsel in distress and this isn’t your typical fairytale. It’s RAPUNZEL meets THE RAID.
        Market September 18, 2020
        Producer Derek Kolstad, Neal Moritz , Toby Jaffe, Ben Lustig, Joey King, Jake Thornton, Dan Spilo
        Actor Joey King
        Manager Josh Adler (Circle of Confusion)

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      • The Saturday Night Ghost Club 2020 Thriller Available Written by Steve Desmond & Michael Sherman
        21 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
        27 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
        28 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
        32 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."
      • Wendi Black List Drama Hit List No Agent 2018 Available 77.1 Written by Amy Wang
        35 days ago
        When an ambitious girl from the slums of China manipulates her way into marriage with a media tycoon, she becomes one of the most powerful women in the Western world. This is the story of Wendi Deng, second wife of Rupert Murdoch.
        Market November 13, 2018
        Manager Cassie Duffy (Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment ), Lindsay Perraud
         (Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment ),

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      • 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.
      • The Hotel Barbers Action Comedy Scouted Available Unrepped Written by Daniel Woburn
        In 1923 Australia, a war vet turned farmer, desperate for money, bands together with the disowned son of a wealthy man to impersonate a notorious crime duo: the Hotel Barbers. As the two hatch their heist, they quickly discover they aren't the only ones with nefarious plans in this hotel.
      • Private Drama Scouted Available Unrepped 76.8 Written by Brad Bong
        Based on actual events. When his father's medical condition gets worse, a teenager enlists in the army to help support his family financially, but must keep his sexuality a secret during an era of "Don't Ask, Don't tell."
      • Untitled Jim Thorpe / Pop Warner Project Drama Scouted Available Unrepped Written by Joseph Puterbaugh
        In 1912, after the death of his mother, Jim Thorpe, a member of the Sac and Fox Nation, is sent to a school run by white men that aims to "civilize" and stamp out Native identity. Pop Warner, a former college football coach new to the school, immediately notices Jim's athletic ability, and encourages him to join the football team, and the players fight to win games and prove themselves in the face of racism, as well as retain their Native identities.
      • Codename Danger Action Comedy Scouted Available Unrepped Written by Michael Webb
        After a failed mission results in the death of his mentor, a spy now barely getting by as a PI is offered the chance to redeem himself by returning to the trade to locate a missing test pilot. The spy goes undercover and begins investigating, but a shady engineer and his powerful boss are soon on to the man, who must stay one step ahead.
      • Buccaneers Of The Asteroid Belt Action Sci-Fi Scouted Available Unrepped Written by Jeff Racho
        When the CEO of a space mining company is faced with bankruptcy and radiation poisoning threatens his crew and his family, he makes a decision to hijack a company ship to get to Mars for treatment, while being pursued every step of the way by a former rival looking to reclaim the ship for himself.
      • Season Of Love Comedy Rom-Com Scouted Available Unrepped Written by James Phillips
        A screenwriter incapable of long-term relationships meets a nurse with numerous broken engagements behind her, and when they hit it off, the writer suggests they have a fling. Despite coming up with a “contract” to keep their relationship casual, the two soon fall in love, giving the writer fodder for his next screenplay, but forcing them both to face their commitment-phobic ways.