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      • The Blue Whale Horror Thriller Available Written by Barry Stiglets
        A depressed teenage girl is coerced by an unknown party into playing a terrifying fifty day long suicide game as she desperately seeks a way out of the game.
        Market June 14, 2018
        Director Joe Dante
        Agent Lance Dow (Eris Talent Agency), Tina Contogenis  (Eris Talent Agency )
        Stiglets previously appeared on the 2016 Young & Hungry List, and his spec Polybius was recently set up at Artimage Entertainment with Joe Dante set to direct.
      • The Last Will And Testament Of Charles Abernathy Available Written by Chris LaMont
        Project is being pitched as an elevated haunted house project. On the eve of his 75th birthday, billionaire Charles Abernathy invites his four estranged children back home out of fear that tonight someone – or something – is coming to kill him. To ensure his family will help protect him from whatever’s coming, Abernathy puts each of their inheritances on the line — they’ll get nothing if he’s found dead by dawn.
        Market June 7, 2018
        Joe Russo
        Agent Greg Pedicin (Gersh)
        Manager Russel Hollander (Hollander Entertainment)
        Lamont & Russo landed spots on the 2016 Hit List, Young & Hungry List and Blood List in 2016 with their spec Soul Mates and followed that up with a return to the Blood List in 2017 with their follow up project The Red Pill.
      • Norma Action Sci-Fi Thriller Available Written by Sal Cardoni
        Norma, a hyper intelligent gorilla and her primatologist, Sarah, work together to save the latter’s baby in a world where small scale alien invasions have become routine.
        Market June 6, 2018
        Producer Peter Heller
        Agent Varun Monga  (ESA )
        Manager Peter Heller (Heller Highwater)
        Production Heller Highwater
      • The Cincinnati Revolt Drama Available Written by Tripper Clancy
        Pitched as being tonally in the vein of The Big Short, this is the unknown true story of how the NRA pivoted in the 1970s from being an innocuous organization promoting gun safety into the most powerful political force in American history
        Market June 6, 2018
        Agent David Boxerbaum, Pamela Goldstein (Verve), Parker Davis (Verve )
        Manager Jake Wagner (Goof Fear Film + Management)
        Clancy landed on the 2016 Hit List and 2017 Young & Hungry List with his previous spec Stuber, which is currently in production.
      • Aporia Action Sci-Fi Thriller Available Written by Jared Moshe
        Kept under wraps, but project is being pitched as a grounded sci-fi with time travel elements
        Market June 4, 2018    Sold June 4, 2018
        Jared Moshe
        Producer J.J. Abrams , Neda Armian
        Director Jared Moshe
        Manager Alex Lerner (Kaplan/Perrone Entertainement)
        Agent Dan Norton , Daniel Cohan, Harley Copen, John Burnham (ICM)
        Production Armian Pictures , Bad Robot
        Studio Paramount
        "Jared Moshe
      • Ride Drama No Manager Available Written by Krystin Ver Linden
        The story of NASA'S least likely female candidate, Sally Ride, as she becomes America's most likely hero as the first American woman in space.
        Market May 30, 2018
        Agent David Boxerbaum , Melissa Fried , Nicky Mohebi (Verve)
        Writer previsouly appeared on the 2017 Hit List with her script "Heathen", and was tapped to adapt the true story of Arthur Ashe for producers David Goyer, Russel Hollander, John Schoenfelder and Russell Ackerman.
      • Rawhide Down Drama Set Up Thriller Written by Alex Cramer
        Project tells the true story of the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan (codename: Rawhide) in real time via multiple points of view – the Secret Service agents who tried to protect him, the officers investigating the shooter John Hinckley, and the Cabinet members engaged in a power struggle as they awaited Reagan’s fate.
        Market May 29, 2018    Sold May 30, 2018
        Producer Mark Johnson
        Agent David Boxerbaum, Sara Nestor (Verve)
        Manager Ashley Berns (Circle of Confusion)
        Production Gran Via Productions
        Financier Global Road
        Global Road financing.

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      • Don't Look Behind You Horror Set Up 2017 Written by Joshua Wagner & Robert Lind
        2 days ago
        A female-driven contained horror inspired by the infamous Indiana Demon House.
        Market September 11, 2017    Sold September 22, 2017
        Agent Ryan Levee (APA)
        Manager Kendrick Tan (Madhouse Entertainment)
        Studio eOne Entertainment, MGM
        9-22-2-17 - MGM and eOne split the purchase. High six figures. 9-2017 - Two unnamed producers are attached. The project went out wide.
      • Don't Be Evil Drama Set Up 2017 Written by Etta Devine, Evan Bates & Gabriel Diani
        2 days ago
        The quirky dramatization of the founders and philosophy behind Google.
        Market October 29, 2017    Sold December 8, 2017
        Producer Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Christian Baha
        Executive Negin Salmasi
        Agent Keya Khayatian, Jordan Lonner (UTA)
        Manager Harry Lengsfield, Sam Warren (LBI Entertainment)
        Production See-Saw Films
        The spec was sought after by several companies before See-Saw finally landed the rights. UTA and LBI brokered the deal.
      • Revolver Black List Comedy Rom-Com 2016 Available Written by Kate Trefry
        16 days ago
        Loosely based on true events, a teenager in Anchorage convinces a local DJ to help her sneak into a hotel where the Beatles are unexpectedly staying so she can lose her virginity to George Harrison.
        Market May 17, 2016
        Agent Amanda Hymson, Keya Khayatian, Tim Phillips (UTA)
        Manager Lee Stobby (Lee Stobby Entertainment)
      • Burn Run (tente) Action Black List 2016 Thriller Available Unrepped Written by Matt Tente
        17 days ago
        Being pitched as Three Kings meets Mad Max. In war-torn Afghanistan, an American Mercenary team are hired to escort a 20-ton heroin seizure bound for destruction but get caught up in a botched drug deal when their leader goes rogue, forcing them to overcome various enemies who wish to steal it.
        Market May 24, 2016
        Manager Jake Wagner (Good Fear)
      • Contingency Protocol Action Black List No Agent Sci-Fi 2016 Thriller Available Written by Mark Townend
        23 days ago
        Story details are being kept under wraps, but being pitched as a high-concept sci-fi action thriller in the vein of Looper meets Safe House.
        Market September 1, 2016
        Manager Jeff Portnoy (Bellevue)
        9-2016 - Spec went out wide to all territories.

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      • Painting With Metro Scouted Available Unrepped 75 Written by Ron Krajewski
        A struggling artist and a retired racehorse gain national attention and help each other gain a new lease on life after the artist teaches the horse how to paint.
      • The Melrose Jazz Club Drama No Agent Scouted Available 77.7 Written by Bob Bland
        A brilliant jazz musician, after receiving a devastating diagnosis of MS, must put his faith in an untrained yet talented young female pianist to defeat his arch rival in a most prestigious national jazz competition.
        Manager The Robb Company (Sherry Robb)
      • Heathens Drama No Agent Scouted Thriller Available 75.4 Written by Mike Doyle
        Based on a True Story. Circa 1970s, a dysfunctional narco cop, suspended for unruly behavior, is tapped to go undercover to infiltrate a motorcycle gang that's suspected of stealing weapons from a military depot, but once inside he discovers the much darker truth of this organization, which ultimately puts his own family in jeopardy.
        Manager Kailey Marsh (Kailey Marsh Media)
      • Rise Of The Unusuals Action Scouted Available Unrepped 76.9 Written by James Connor
        After seeing his best friend killed by a shapeshifting superhuman, a wounded former Navy Seal is lead to a mysterious yoga ashram who has ties to this deadly assassin, and uses their training to overcome his physical disabilities and gains superpowers himself.
      • Kashmiriyat (aka The Infidel) Drama Scouted Available Unrepped 80.8 Written by Ashish Mehta
        After losing her husband and son to Islamist extremism in late 1980s Kashmir, a tough Kashmiri Muslim nurse decides to harbor and protect two wounded Indian army deserters on the run from their superiors and militants, placing her life in extreme jeopardy.
      • The Thinker Arises Action Drama Scouted Available Unrepped 75.1 Written by Jonathan Edward Young
        Paris, 1887. A street tough battles his way to fame and inspires the world’s most famous sculpture, but must choose between his glamorous new life or saving the poor he left behind from extermination.
      • State Of Love And Dodge Scouted Available Unrepped 75 Written by Louis Palma
        A consummate freeloader has to see his favorite band headline a sold-out concert in Seattle, but his ride is suicidal and the tickets are in the hands of the last thing he needs.
      • Requited Drama Scouted Available Unrepped 75.4 Written by Bill Johnston
        A former lawman turned lawyer uses his knowledge and courtroom experience to defend the last of his family against a ruthless land baron. When his violent past comes to light, he is forced to choose what he has become and what he once was in order to make thing right.
      • Bonds Of Betrayal - 2016 Scouted Thriller Available Unrepped 78.9 Written by Dimitra Demetriades
        A grieving detective is tasked with solving the murder of a woman's ex husband, with their daughter as the prime suspect. As he goes deeper into the mystery, he discovers a connection between the case, and an accident that took the life of his former lover months ago.
      • Hunted No Agent Scouted Set Up 2016 Thriller 77.8 Written by Matt Sinnreich
        Hunted is a contained thriller about a man who helps an isolated farm girl escape a clan of blood-thirsty religious zealots, only to discover the shocking reason why they’ve picked her as their sacrifice.
        Market October 13, 2015    Sold March 15, 2016
        Director Matt Sinnreich
        Producer Douglas Banker, Marina Bespalov, Moshe Diamant, Bernie Gewissler, Michael Tadross Jr., Brooklyn Weaver, Danny Roth
        Manager Brooklyn Weaver (Energy)
        Production Tadross Media Group, Parkside Pictures
        Financier Aldamisa