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      • Parallel Sci-Fi Set Up Written by Ben Ripley
        A sci-fi spec script by Ben Ripley. Logline under wraps.
        Market February 26, 2021
        Producer Nick Reynolds, Dan Lin, Jonathan Eirich
        Agent  (Gersh)
        Manager George F. Heller (Brillstein Entertainment)
        Production Rideback
        2-28-2021 - Details of the purchase price were not reported.
      • Deepfake Weekend Irl Action No Manager Sci-Fi Available Written by Amy Welsh
        A group of tech-savvy students create a deep fake video of the perfect parents out of the qualities they wish their own parents had, less embarrassing and not so intrusive, on the eve of parent weekend. When the deepfake parents magically come to life, and come face to face with the real parents, our heroine is forced to face what she truly values in life.
        Market February 26, 2021
        Agent Andy Patman, Valarie Phillips, Kasey Muraszko (A3 Artists Agency )
      • Terms Of Service Drama No Agent Thriller Available Written by Paul Jaconi-Biery
        When a struggling single mother is offered a lucrative gig job through a new app, she finds herself forced into pulling off increasingly dangerously crimes… with no way to get out. Being steered toward one final, deadly job, she must outsmart the app to save her life and her son.
        Market February 26, 2021
        Manager Jeff Belkin (Zero Gravity Management)
      • Shelley And Stanley Drama Available Written by Becky Leigh & Mario Kyprianou
        The making of the iconic Stanley Kubrick film THE SHINING, told through the eyes of Shelley Duvall and the psychological terror she experienced in real life from it.
        Market February 26, 2021
        Producer Brittany Kahan Ward, Dakota Fanning
        Actor Dakota Fanning
        Manager Brittany Kahan , Trent Hubbard (Echo Lake Management)
      • Uncoupled Comedy No Agent Set Up Thriller Written by Robbie Fox
        A couple on the verge of divorce is wrongly accused of murder and has to go on the run together to solve the murder.
        Market February 26, 2021    Sold February 26, 2021
        Producer Jason Blumenthal, Todd Black
        Manager Jon Levin (Fourward)
        Production Escape Artists
        Studio Netflix
        2-26-2021 - No details about the purchase were reported.
      • Rebel In The Dark Horror No Agent Thriller Available Written by Michael Nader
        A group of young outsiders, inspired by James Dean to challenge the expectations of their world, unearth a mysterious reel of film hidden in his hometown that contains a terrifying curse — which might be linked to his untimely death.
        Market February 26, 2021
        Manager Barney Slobodin (Cavalry Media)
      • Gordon Hemingway & The Realm Of Cthulhu Action Drama Set Up Thriller Written by Hank Woon
        Set in 192 East Africa, the pic centers on roguish Black American gunslinger, Gordon Hemingway, who teams up with the elite warrior, Princess Zenebé of Ethiopia, to rescue their kidnapped regent from an ancient evil.
        Market February 23, 2021    Sold February 23, 2021
        Producer Spike Lee, Beatriz Levin, Lloyd Levin
        Director Stefon Bristol
        Agent David Saunders (APA)
        Manager Mike De Trana (Anvil Entertainment)
        Production Infinite Entertainment
        2-23-2021 - This will be Stefon Bristol's directing debut. Hank Woon wrote the original spec screenplay, which he optioned to Beatriz Levin (Da 5 Bloods, The Mauritanian), who then presented the project to Stefon Bristol and Spike Lee.

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      • Save Yourselves! Written by Alex Fischer & Eleanor Wilson
        139 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
        182 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
        189 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
        189 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
        193 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
      • 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.
      • 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.
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