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      • Young Lust Comedy Rom-Com Thriller Written by Henry Michaels
        Story details are under wraps.
        Market May 23, 2021
        Producer Thor Bradwell, Joshua Turston
        Actor Nat Wolff, Lukas Gage, Justice Smith
        Agent Austin Denesuk, Jacquie Katz (Creative Artists Agency)
        Manager Tim Sarkes (Brillstein Entertainment Partners)
      • Sharp Action No Agent Set Up Written by José Padilha & Nicolette Noble
        Sharp follows a group of six knife-wielding assassins who, after a globally-synchronized hit goes wrong, are forced to work together to save themselves and discover who betrayed them.
        Market April 30, 2021    Sold April 30, 2021
        Director Jose Padilha
        Producer Greg Silverman
        Manager  (Management 360)
        Studio Netflix (Deal is in the seven-figure range, per Deadline.)
        Production Stampede Ventures
      • I Regret Everything Comedy No Manager Available Written by Seth Greenland
        Story details are being kept under wraps.
        Market April 26, 2021
        Director Carlos Marques-Marcet
        Actor David Oyelowo, Helena Howard
        Agent Jill Gillett, Sylvie Rabineau (WME)
        Production Kamala Films
      • Conscious Uncoupling No Manager Rom-Com Available Written by Kris Pathirana
        Seeking closure to a failed relationship, Bobby and Holly agree to Conscious Uncoupling. When the mystical ceremony switches the quarreling exes into each other’s bodies, they are forced to masquerade as one another. In the process, they learn that you don’t really know your partner’s struggles until you have walked a mile in their shoes.
        Market April 26, 2021
        Producer Max Carver
        Agent Greg Pedicin (Gersh Agency)
      • Abbi And The Eighth Wonder Comedy No Agent Available Written by Matt Roller
        Story details are being kept under wraps. Described as INDIANA JONES as a buddy comedy.
        Market April 23, 2021
        Manager Eryn Brown, Marc Mounier (Management 360)
      • Bury Me At Naper High Comedy No Agent Available Written by Michael Lackos
        When Rose, the class valedictorian, is humiliated by her more popular (and dumber) classmates, she decides to get revenge by coercing her fellow castoffs into starting a cult that threatens to overtake the entire school.
        Market April 22, 2021
        Director Alice Gu
        Manager Sydney Blanke (Fourth Wall Management ), Randy Kiyan (Luber Roklin Entertainment )
      • Straightened Out No Agent Rom-Com Available Written by Dante Russo
        When Derek is dumped by his boyfriend right before his ten-year college reunion, his straight bestie, Ryan, steps in to save the day by pretending to be his fiancé for the weekend. But when Derek’s college crush shows up newly single and unexpectedly out and proud, Ryan’s well-intended gesture backfires as Derek is forced to maintain the façade of his new engagement while simultaneously wooing his old crush who was always just out of reach.
        Market April 20, 2021
        Manager Natalie Covault (Brillstein Entertainment Partners)

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      • Save Yourselves! Written by Alex Fischer & Eleanor Wilson
        199 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
        243 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
        249 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
        250 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
        253 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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      Most Recent Scouted
      • Ajeeta The Invincible Comedy Family Scouted Available Unrepped Written by Terry Lynam
        A streetsmart orphan escapes from her orphanage and teams up with a simple-minded janitor, and the two of them journey to get the orphan girl to football tryouts and the janitor to a clinic that may be able to fix his failing eyesight.
      • Red Rabbit Down Drama Scouted Available Unrepped Written by Michael Roud
        A man joins a street-art group to try and cope with the grief he’s feeling over the suicide of his sister, who loved street art. After he gets an IM from someone claiming to know that his sister was killed to cover up a conspiracy around the energy drink Red Rabbit, he uses his street art and his new associates to uncover what happened to his sister.
      • The Rains Of Berlin Drama Scouted Available Unrepped 76.1 Written by Niav Atkinson
        In 1981, an author reminisces navigating through WWII Germany as a gay man. He notes a deep but ill-fated romance with a Nazi General's son.
      • Half A Life Comedy Drama Scouted Available Unrepped Written by JT David
        A man who has become a Trappist monk challenges his former primary school bully to run for mayor.
      • Dark Roots Sci-Fi Scouted Thriller Available Unrepped Written by Mark Keavney
        When a DNA test identifies his biological father, a troubled young man and his pregnant fiancee visit his father’s isolated estate, and unearth a disturbing family history that threatens their sanity and their lives.
      • Insection Sci-Fi Scouted Available Unrepped Written by Mark Keavney
        A teenager working at her mother’s biotech startup discovers that the company is planning to infect all of humanity with a brain-controlling parasite.
      • Yiddish For Murder Comedy Scouted Available Unrepped Written by Lee Stein
        An underdog security guard working in a retirement home discovers evidence that a recent death may be the result of foul play, and sets out to uncover a dangerous killer amongst the elderly residents.
      • Arctic Splashdown Scouted Thriller Available Unrepped Written by Jeremy Marwick
        A space crew suddenly splashes down in the Arctic Circle, and the survivors, led by a resilient and brilliant astronaut, try to survive the harsh conditions where polar bears and strong winds threaten their rescue.
      • Motherkiller Drama Scouted Available Unrepped Written by Terry Lynam
        Based on a true story, a young prosecutor decides to take a twenty-year-old murder case when she realizes that the suspect has gotten away with killing his girlfriend.
      • It's A Shame Comedy Rom-Com Scouted Available Unrepped Written by Rodrigo Nones
        A young man, grappling with his sexuality, discovers that he has a teenaged son, and quickly begins to use the teenager in the hopes of getting a promotion at work.
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