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The true story of AJ Daulerio’s meteoric rise from obscure sports blogger to Editor-in-Chief of Gawker Media during the early days of the digital journalism boom, culminating in the Hulk Hogan sex tape trial, which brought about Gawker’s downfall and set a precedent for billionaires to attack the media and free speech.
In a post-apocalyptic world, a man spends his dying days with the robot he created to look after his dog.
MarketOctober 26, 2017SoldOctober 31, 2017 ActorTom Hanks DirectorMiguel Sapochnik ProducerKevin Misher ProductionMisher Films StudioAmblin 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.
Based on the true story of a couple who rushed to plan their dream wedding after learning one of them has liver cancer. To make sure they got the wedding of their dreams, they moved the date up and raised more than $52,000 for the Toronto wedding through a GoFundMe Account. They were married four months before the groom died.
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.
MarketNovember 17, 2017SoldNovember 20, 2017 ProducerBrian Oliver, Will Packer ManagerJeff Portnoy (Bellevue Management) ProductionWill 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.
The remarkable true story of two strangers from two very different worlds who fight to get Anne Frank’s diary published. Otto Frank, Anne’s father, who lost everyone and everything in the war, begs, and borrows his way across Europe in his attempt to bring Anne’s story to the world. And Barbara Zimmerman, a young editor at Doubleday Press and fiercely independent woman, who’s determined to make her mark on the world and change it for the better.
MarketJanuary 13, 2017SoldFebruary 15, 2017 ManagerMia Chang (Tunnel Post), Jeff Portnoy (Bellevue Productions) AgentDavid Boxerbaum, Valarie Phillips, Adrian Garcia (Paradigm) StudioFox Searchlight ProductionWeimaraner Republic Pictures 1-2017 - Sold for six figures.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.