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During the last days of summer and childhood, the weekend before middle school begins, four girls discover a dead body and set off on a journey when they struggle with the harsh truths of growing up and come to terms with saying goodbye.
MarketMay 22, 2020 DirectorJames Ponsoldt AgentAndrew Cannava, Allan Haldeman, Bec Smith, Marissa Devins (UTA) ManagerBrad Petrigala (Ponsoldt) and Britton Rizzio (Percy) & Noah Rosen (Percy) (Brillstein Entertainment Partners and Writ Large )
Three women starting a book club out of spite inadvertently acquire the sacred texts of an ancient witch coven and unlock powers beyond their wildest dreams… but cutting corners has its consequences. Described as THE CRAFT meets BRIDESMAIDS.
MarketMay 22, 2020 ProducerPeter Van Steemburg AgentMelissa Fried, Parker Davis (Verve) ProductionXYZ Films
MarketMay 22, 2020SoldMay 22, 2020 DirectorAdam Mason ProducerRick A. Osako, Adam Goodman, Eben Davidson, Jason Clark, Jeanette Brill, Jessica Malanaphy, Mercei A. Brubaker AgentDaniel Cohan (ICM Partners) ManagerWill Rowbotham (3 Arts Entertainment) ProductionBay Films, Catchlight Flims, Invisible Narratives The film is low budget and the funding is in place, but it will be sold at the upcoming Virtual Cannes Market by ICM Partners (which along with 3 Arts reps Mason) and Endeavor Content (WME reps Bay). There is a proof of concept sizzle reel that will be used to sell the picture.
An unfulfilled nuclear engineer wakes up in a hidden chamber, beneath an undisclosed major urban area, shackled to a nuclear bomb set to explode in three hours. To save 18 million people’s live, all she has is a phone and one instruction: convince the U.S. President to kill himself.
MarketMay 20, 2020 ManagerKathy Muraviov (The Muraviov Company)
HOUNDS is a darkly comedic genre piece with elements of AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON and BLACK SWAN… the film centers on a young woman in her 20s who is a specialized dog groomer that is also a fanatic about her own beauty. One evening she’s bitten by a vicious feral dog and she thinks she’s recovered until strange things begin to happen and before she knows it…she’s transforming into a wild beast.
MarketMay 15, 2020 ProducerZoey Deutch
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A young woman, propelled by an unstoppable rage, begins inviting her victims to a summer lake house asrevenge for past wrongs. But when one of her guests has been wronged as well, she passes on The Swells- bringing its wrath to the streets of New York.
MarketDecember 16, 2019 FinancierAssemble Media ProductionAssemble Media
Three generations of female assassins come together after a hit goes horribly wrong. What follows is a journey of salvation through the Korean mob, a group of secret puppet masters, small time goons, vicious kidnappes, an estranged mother and... a little girl whose life is on the line.
MarketApril 23, 2018SoldApril 23, 2018 AgentCharles Ferraro, David Kramer (UTA) ManagerJustin Littman (Gotham Group) StudioStudio Canal (Ron Halpern) ProductionThe Picture Company (Andrew Rona, Alex Heineman) Studio Canal financed it. STX bought it for North American in Feb 2020. Circulation was originally tracked per April 23rd Deadline article. The project was cast up over the next year and shot during Summer 2019.
MarketMay 29, 2019SoldMay 29, 2019 ProducerShawn Levy, Dan Levine, Adam Rodin AgentDavid Boxerbaum, Parker Davis (Verve) ManagerAdam Rodin (Old Soul Entertainment) Production21 Laps StudioUniversal Pictures 5-29-2019 - Per Deadline, Universal paid high to mid six figures. Gaffney was previously repped by UTA but is now repped by Verve. This occurred during the ATA-WGA standoff and was the first spec sale since Verve signed the WGA code of conduct.
A psychological thriller about a 1950s housewife whose reality begins to crack, revealing a disturbing truth underneath. Described as a psychological thriller for the Time's Up era.
MarketJuly 29, 2019SoldAugust 12, 2019 DirectorOlivia Wilde Producer Katie Silberman, Roy Lee, Olivia Wilde AgentTrevor Astbury (CAA) ManagerAaron Kaplan, Josh Goldenberg (Kaplan/Perrone) ProductionVertigo Entertainment StudioNew Line 4-26-2020 - Cast signs on. Florence Pugh, Shia LaBeouf & Chris Pine. ///
8-12-2019 - Per Deadline, the bidding narrowed to 3 companies and Olivia Wilde has chosen New Line to finance and distribute.
/// 7-31-2019 - Had 18 companies bidding on the spec package at one point, including Netflix, Legendary, Blumhouse, and FilmNation, MGM, Apple, and Village Roadshow.
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After his friend takes a photo of a dildo on his work camera, an aspiring artist accidentally turns in the photograph to a gallery, and his provocative new work is hailed as the hottest thing in the local art scene, thus forcing him to struggle to hang on to his newfound fame.
In the aftermath of World War II, a German professor is mistaken for a deceased Nazi officer due to his uncanny resemblance to the man. Fleeing Nazi hunters, he reluctantly teams up with other Nazis as he attempts to survive.
A nice guy who can’t seem to find a relationship undergoes a seminar from which he emerges as an abrasive yet confident man whose rude behavior miraculously allows him to attract women. However, when he manages to start a relationship with a longtime crush, he struggles to go back to his nice guy persona.
A teenage girl’s family life is upended when her mother moves her to a new state. While there, she’s bullied while attempting to hone her skills as a swimmer in preparation for an upcoming competition.
Thirteen years after an aunt failed at kidnapping his daughter, a pathologically overprotective father is so obsessed with the teenager’s safety that he kills people in risky situations made to look like accidents in order to prove to her that the world is full of danger. When the aunt reconnects with the girl and the police start investigating some of the questionable accidents, the man’s tenuous grip on his secrets and mental health becomes threatened.
A scheming heir to a construction empire and a veteran attempting to prove himself to his family team up to rob a hotel and blame the crime on an infamous criminal duo. Little do they know, those very criminals conspire to be at the same target location.
After returning to his home country to reunite with his former cover band members and track down the one who got away, a man is shocked to find that his former love is now with the man who tore them apart decades ago.