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      • Rubble Set Up Thriller Written by Patrick Pittis
        Under wraps, but described as a conntained thriller with a big sci-fi twist.
        Market April 22, 2019    Sold April 22, 2019
        Agent  (Verve)
        Manager  (Good Fear)
        Studio Universal Pictures
        Production Dylan Clark Productions
        4-22-2019 - This sale was reported to be competitive and landed at mid-six figures per Deadline. This is the first spec sale following the WGA-ATA standoff that has resulted in thousands of writers firing their agents. Pittis was a movie usher when he wrote this, and was not in the WGA.
      • Don't Look Behind You Horror Set Up 2017 Written by Joshua Wagner & Robert Lind
        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.
      • Ready Or Not Set Up 2017 Written by Guy Busick & Ryan Murphy
        After marrying the love of her life, a young bride discovers she must play a dangerous game as a twisted initiation into the family.
        Market November 30, 2017    Sold November 30, 2017
        Director Tyler Gillett, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin
        Studio Fox Searchlight
        11-2017 - Per THR, was said to have been acquired in a competitive bidding. The writer is not the Ryan Murphy of American Horror Story.
      • Letters From Rosemary Black List Drama Set Up 2016 91 Written by Nick Yarborough
        Tells the true story of Rose Marie “Rosemary” Kennedy, who received one of the first prefrontal lobotomies which left her permanently incapacitated.
        Market March 21, 2016
        Actor Emma Stone
        Producer Steve Golin, Doug Wald, Jarrod Murray, Allard Cantor
        Agent SImon Faber, Tanya Cohen (WME)
        Manager Allard Cantor, Jarrod Murray (Epicenter)
        Production Anonymous Content

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      • Rubble Set Up Thriller Written by Patrick Pittis
        2 days ago
        Under wraps, but described as a conntained thriller with a big sci-fi twist.
        Market April 22, 2019    Sold April 22, 2019
        Agent  (Verve)
        Manager  (Good Fear)
        Studio Universal Pictures
        Production Dylan Clark Productions
        4-22-2019 - This sale was reported to be competitive and landed at mid-six figures per Deadline. This is the first spec sale following the WGA-ATA standoff that has resulted in thousands of writers firing their agents. Pittis was a movie usher when he wrote this, and was not in the WGA.
      • 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.
      • Ready Or Not Set Up 2017 Written by Guy Busick & Ryan Murphy
        6 days ago
        After marrying the love of her life, a young bride discovers she must play a dangerous game as a twisted initiation into the family.
        Market November 30, 2017    Sold November 30, 2017
        Director Tyler Gillett, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin
        Studio Fox Searchlight
        11-2017 - Per THR, was said to have been acquired in a competitive bidding. The writer is not the Ryan Murphy of American Horror Story.
      • Letters From Rosemary Black List Drama Set Up 2016 91 Written by Nick Yarborough
        7 days ago
        Tells the true story of Rose Marie “Rosemary” Kennedy, who received one of the first prefrontal lobotomies which left her permanently incapacitated.
        Market March 21, 2016
        Actor Emma Stone
        Producer Steve Golin, Doug Wald, Jarrod Murray, Allard Cantor
        Agent SImon Faber, Tanya Cohen (WME)
        Manager Allard Cantor, Jarrod Murray (Epicenter)
        Production Anonymous Content
      • Don't Be Evil Black List Drama Set Up 2017 Written by Etta Devine, Evan Bates & Gabriel Diani
        14 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.

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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
        When a gifted but emotionally detached jazz pianist, prepping for a national competition, decides to conceal that he has a career-ending degenerative disease, he is forced to teach improv to a stand-in, a strictly trained classical woman who, in turn, schools him on how to use the collaborative nature of jazz to manage his illness.
        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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