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      • Green Rush No Agent Set Up Thriller Written by Matt Tente
        It follows an ex-con recently paroled from prison who sets out to turn a new leaf and reconnect with his daughter. When she convinces him to help her steal millions in medical marijuana dispensary taxes collected in cash by City Hall once a month in order to evade the federal authorities, he risks everything to make his daughter’s scheme come true.
        Market November 17, 2017    Sold November 20, 2017
        Producer Brian Oliver, Will Packer
        Manager Jeff Portnoy (Bellevue Management)
        Production Will Packer Productions, New Republic
        11-20-2017 - Brian Oliver's New Republic acquired the spec for mid-six figures. Oliver and Will Packer Productions decided to team to avoid a bidding war. Tente had no agent when the spec was sent out or sold.
      • Four Hands Drama No Agent Available Written by Laetitia Mikles
        This is the remarkable true story about the extraordinary friendship between Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan, her teacher and steadfast companion. The story takes place during Helen’s years in college where their remarkable friendship is tested when one of them falls in love.
        Market November 15, 2017
        Manager Sukee Chew (Hopscotch Pictures)
      • Let Her Speak Drama Set Up Written by Mario Correa
        A drama about the 12 hour ordeal that occured on June 25, 2013, when Texas State Senator Wendy Davis grabbed the national spotlight while staging a filibuster to block an anti-abortion bill moving through the Texas legislature.
        Market November 10, 2017
        Actor Sandra Bullock
        Producer Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal
        Agent Jonathan Lomma, Jordan Cerf, Philip Raskind, Ryan Feldman (WME)
        Manager Benjamin Blake (Heroes & Villains)
      • The New Mrs. Keller Set Up Thriller Written by Mark Hogan
        A Hitchockian techno-thriller whose logline is under wraps.
        Market November 8, 2017
        Producer Eric Reid , Gary Lucchesi , Tom Rosenberg
        Agent Bob Hohman, Danny Toth (Gersh)
        Manager Alex Lerner (Kaplan / Perrone Entertainment)
        Financier Lakeshore Entertainment
        11-8-2017 - Lakeshore developing the project based on Hogan's spec script. Plan is to put into producion in 2018.
      • Knox Horror Thriller Available Written by Joe Gazzam
        Fort Knox was never built to keep people from getting in. It was built to keep something from getting out.
        Market October 27, 2017
        Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura
        Agent David Boxerbaum, Zac Simmons, Christopher Smith (Paradigm)
        Manager Josh Adler, Susan Solomon-Shapiro (Circle of Confusion)
      • The Great Pacman War Of 1982 Drama No Agent Available Written by Joe Johnson
        In the summer of 1982, when a bowling alley sponsors a Pac Man tournament with a $500 prize, two pre-teen brothers from a low-income Los Angeles neighborhood do everything they can to win it all, so they can escape their abusive step-father and help their mother start a new life.
        Market October 26, 2017
        Manager Bash Naran (Plattform)
      • Bios Sci-Fi Set Up Unrepped Written by Craig Luck & Ivor Powell
        In a post-apocalyptic world, a man spends his dying days with the robot he created to look after his dog.
        Market October 26, 2017    Sold October 31, 2017
        Actor Tom Hanks
        Director Miguel Sapochnik
        Producer Kevin Misher
        Production Misher Films
        Studio Amblin Entertainment
        10-31-2017 - Writers Luck and Ivor were unrepped at the time of sale. This is the first spec tracked for either writer. This marks the biggest acquisition for Amblin since the exit of CEO Michael Wright.

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      • Chappaquiddick Black List Drama Hit List No Agent Produced 2015 77.2 Written by Taylor Allen and Andrew Logan
        52 days ago
        A historically factual look at what really happened when Ted Kennedy drove off the road into a Martha’sVineyard bay with Mary Jo Kopechne in the car
        Manager Chris Fenton (DMG Entertainment)
        Financier Apex Entertainment
        Production DMG Entertainment
      • Daddy Issues Comedy No Manager 2015 Available Written by Thom Harp
        59 days ago
        While watching a vintage adult film with his fiancee, a man discovers that his mother was once a porn star.
        Market July 13, 2015
        Agent Sean Barclay, Mark Hartogsohn (Gersh)
      • The Munchkin Black List 2014 Thriller Available Written by Will Widger
        66 days ago
        A little person private eye investigates the disappearance of a young actress in 1930’s Hollywood, leading him to uncover conspiracies revolving around “The Wizard of Oz” and MGM brass.
        Market December 15, 2014
        Agent Rob Herting, Tanya Cohen (Verve)
        Manager Aaron Kaplan, Josh Goldenberg (Kaplan/Perrone)
      • Orchard Horror No Agent 2015 Available Written by Michael Caissie & Charles Huttinger
        66 days ago
        Left alone for the night in their new orchard farmhouse, three teenage sisters soon find themselves at the mercy of some unscrupulous townie boys. The tables are turned however, when the malevolence that roams the orchard soon puts the local boys in danger.
        Market January 14, 2015
        Manager Christopher Sherman (Rooster Films)
      • The Long Haul Black List Drama 2014 Available Written by Dan Stoller
        67 days ago
        A self-destructive trucker estranged from his son travels cross country with a problematic nephew whom he barely knows.
        Market December 15, 2014
        Agent Geoff Morely, Jason Burns (UTA)
        Manager Ari Lubet, Greg Walter (3 Arts)

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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
       
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