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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.
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.
MarketSeptember 18, 2020 ProducerSusan Cartsonis DirectorChristine Jeffs ActorNia Vardalos Agent Ben Dey & Tony Etz (CAA) ManagerEvan Hainey, Jennifer Levine & Naisha Arnold (Untitled Entertainment ) ProductionPlaytone
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.
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.
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.
MarketSeptember 18, 2020 ProducerDerek Kolstad, Neal Moritz , Toby Jaffe, Ben Lustig, Joey King, Jake Thornton, Dan Spilo ActorJoey King ManagerJosh Adler (Circle of Confusion)
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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.
MarketAugust 27, 2020 ProducerBrad Fuller , Michael Sherman AgentAdam Perry (APA) ManagerGeoff Shaevitz (Management 360)
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.
MarketMay 28, 2020SoldMay 28, 2020 ProducerAndrew Form, Brad Fuller ManagerMichael Prevett, Brad Mendelsohn (Circle of Confusion) LawyerMarcy Morris , Adam Cooper (Jackoway Austen Tyermanand) ProductionFully Formed Entertainment StudioParamount (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.
Story details are being kept under wraps, but described as an original concept with franchise potential and centering on a strong female lead.
MarketFebruary 4, 2020SoldFebruary 13, 2020 ProducerSimon Kinberg Agent (CAA) StudioNetflix (Netflix purchased in six-figure deal.) ProductionGenre 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.
An unlikely group is thrown together by mysterious events that leads them to uncover a government conspiracy.
MarketOctober 18, 2019SoldOctober 18, 2019 ProducerCharles D. King, Kim Roth ActorJohn Boyega ManagerMax Goldfarb, Peter McHugh, Eric Robinson (Gotham Group) ProductionMacro StudioNetflix 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."
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.
MarketNovember 13, 2018 ManagerCassie Duffy (Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment ), Lindsay Perraud (Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment ),
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.