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      • Delilah Set Up Thriller Written by Harrison Query & Tommy Wallach
        In the vein of Gone Girl and has a strong female lead.
        Market January 15, 2021    Sold January 15, 2021
        Producer Scott Glassgold
        Agent David Boxerbaum (Verve)
        Manager Scott Glassgold (Ground Control)
        Studio Screen Gems
        Production Ground Control
        1-15-2021 - Per Deadline this was a preemptive sale.
      • Karma (fka Untitled David Guggenheim / Simon Kinberg Action) Action Sci-Fi Set Up Written by David Guggenheim
        Plot under wraps, but it has a big action concept with franchise potential, a supernatural element, and a big lead role for an actress.
        Market January 11, 2021    Sold January 13, 2021
        Producer Simon Kinberg
        Manager Adam Kolbrenner (Lit Entertainment Group)
        Agent David Boxerbaum (Verve), Risa Gertner (Kinberg), Joe Mann (Kinberg) (CAA)
        Distributor Sony (Sold to Sony Pictures in high-six figures deal, per Deadline.)
        Production Genre Films
      • As You Wish Comedy Drama No Agent Available Written by Suhashini Krishnan
        Two Indian women from wildly different upbringings switch bodies after making a fated wish that collides with some witchy magic at their high school reunion.
        Market January 8, 2021
        Manager Tracy Kopulsky (MXN Entertainment)
      • The Trespassers Drama No Agent No Manager 2020 Thriller Written by Troy Blake
        A young wife becomes increasingly frustrated with her mild-mannered husband. When the husband refuses to confront some men who are illegally hunting on the couple’s remote homestead, his wife takes matters into her own hands.
        Market December 18, 2020
        Producer Megan Freels Johnston and Nick Terry
        Executive Stephen Gary and Peter Leonard
        Director Anna Chazelle
        Production Look At Me Films, Zero Gravity
      • Yom Kippur No Agent 2020 Available Written by Brett Melnick
        After getting high on the night of Yom Kippur, three distant cousins wake up with muddled minds and empty stomachs as they find themselves in the middle of a kidnapping and a major drug ring.
        Market December 14, 2020
        Manager Faisal Kanaan  (Grandview )
      • The Peak No Manager 2020 Available Written by Arthur Hills
        A troubled young surgeon travels to a desolate peak to climb the mountain where her father suffered a mental breakdown years earlier, only to realize halfway up the rock wall that she might be subject to the same fate.
        Market December 14, 2020
        Agent Nick Hoagland, Phillip Raskind (WME )
      • Margot No Agent 2020 Available Written by Emily Adams
        Annie Mills has always known Margot Ellison to be two things: her best friend and a devout Mormon. But as high school graduation nears and Margot starts to crave change, the girls must grapple with the fear that growing up might require growing alone.
        Market December 14, 2020
        Manager Tracy Kopulsky  (MXN Entertainment )
        Production Canary House Productions

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      • Save Yourselves! Written by Alex Fischer & Eleanor Wilson
        92 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
        135 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
        142 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
        143 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
        146 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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      • 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.
      • Inn Deep No Manager Scouted Thriller Available Written by Ned Crowley
        A group who has kidnapped a wealthy man’s daughter in the hopes of receiving ransom money waits for the drop-off at an abandoned inn, where mysterious people begin attacking them.
        Agent Chris Ridenhour (APA)
      • North Beyond East Drama Family Scouted Available Unrepped 80.3 Written by Alex Farhandi
        A teenager living in the inner-city has to choose between leaving to go to a prestigious Boston private school and staying behind to take care of her twin sister, who's struggling with complications from HIV.
      • The Bleeding Edge Comedy Scouted Thriller Available Unrepped Written by Dimitri Vadrahanis
        An assassin is employed by the Bleeding Edge, a company that kills people for entertainment. When the company starts to put financial pressure on him, he becomes determined to get out, and teams up with a timid new employee and the “final girl” he has long been attempting to kill to destroy the company.
      • The Hay Room Sci-Fi Scouted Available Unrepped Written by Michael Holmes
        A man who is struggling with the financial difficulties that come with caring for his dying wife finds that a UFO has crashed into his barn. He forms a plan to sell off the alien technology to fund his wife's care, but his actions soon attract the attention of the FBI, the Russians, and murderous, greedy businessmen.
      • The Impresario Drama Scouted Available Unrepped Written by Daniel Leventhal
        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.
      • Desolation Angel Drama Scouted Available Unrepped 77.9 Written by Damian Hall
        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.
       
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