The Runway dissects and examines each network’s string of pilot scripts to determine what will get picked up, what will be shelved, and why it matters. This week we break down all of the 2015 CBS Drama Pilots! See what we thought about the top CBS Drama pilot scripts and more!
Written by Graham McNamee, “Acceleration” tells the story of Duncan, a teenager forced into community service cataloguing lost and found items for the city’s Transit Authority. Amongst the mess, he finds a serial killer’s journal, detailing the madman’s stalking of subway passengers. Duncan sets out with his friends to find and stop the killer.
As a Bite-Sized part of our “Get To Know Your Judges” edition of the Mini Series, we set out to meet with manager and 2015 Launch Pad Pilots Competition guaranteed signing judge Henry Huang. Henry is a manager at Heroes and Villains Entertainment who sent down for a brief chat about how he got his start, why he was drawn to the Launch Pad Competition, and the weirdest query letter he’s ever received.
Hot YA fantasy manuscript The Cage is into major territories, with The Maze Runner helmer Wes Ball attached to direct. The book is set for publication through Balzer & Bray on May 26th, but has already emerged as a highly sought-after property, with immediate franchise potential.
Edge Of Tomorrow scribe and esteemed playwright Jez Butterworth has signed on to re-write Universal’s Bait And Switch. The action-comedy follows a couple who swap houses with another couple in Bali, only to discover that they’re staying in the home of the world’s most sought-after spies.
This weekend’s winner will be… oh, you already know. The question isn’t whether Age of Ultron will win the weekend, the only interesting question that has yet to be answered, so far as the box office goes, is whether Age of Ultron will specifically break the record for highest-grossing opening weekend that was set by The Avengers.
Jamie and Ian find themselves in trouble when The Watch arrives. Lallybroch is supposed to be a place of peace and tranquility for Jamie and Claire, but this week’s Outlandershows how dangerous it can be to return home.
A detective and psychologist listen to the lone survivor of a ghost-hunting trip that resulted in five deaths tell his story.
A mysterious man arrives in a small Canadian town seeking his wife, though his presence plunges the community into a bloodbath.
Logline: When a courier’s girlfriend is abducted, he must race through the city to find her, avoiding capture by relentless authorities and criminal masterminds that are out to get him.
Get the inside information on which industry executives have moved around this week.
The director was set to helm one of two spinoffs that are currently in development. The other spinoff, “Star Wars: Rogue One”, is set to be directed by “Godzilla” director Garreth Edwards, with Felicity Jones and Ben Medelsohn attached to star. Trank has been working with Lucasfilm and Disney for nearly a year on the pre-production of the project.
A complete roundup of the internships of the week.
Candidate should be driven, computer literate, detail-oriented and creative with strong communication skills.
Must have 10 plus years of experience from helping to oversee and hire staff, to paying personal bills, overseeing construction of a second nearby home, speaking and coordinating with vendors, calendar management.
Looking for someone to work directly for Mike Jackson. Responsibilities would consist of coordinating his schedule, coverage and working along side Jackson to help develop projects for the company for all platforms.
Logline: Duncan, a teenager forced into community service cataloguing lost and found items for the city’s Transit Authority. Amongst the mess, he finds a serial killer’s journal, detailing the madman’s stalking of subway passengers.
Singleton co-wrote the screenplay with Eric Amadio. The story follows three men caught up in the new world of the crack cocaine epidemic in LA in 1981.
A teen awakens in a strange world to discover that she’s held captive in a human zoo run by an extraterrestrial race. But, when she falls in love with one of her captors, she’s forced to decide whether to escape and leave her friends behind or to band with them.
Logline: A brilliant young woman with autism escapes her care home and embarks on a road-trip of a lifetime to enter her script into a Hollywood competition.
The high profile cast of the Turtles sequel has been building up, with Stephen Amell, Tyler Perry and Laura Linney jumping on board to join Megan Fox and Will Arnett. Now, we’ve got a look at Amell as Casey Jones.
Upon hearing that her boyfriend hasn’t been faithful during the 28 days she was locked up, a working girl and her best friend embark on a mission to get to the bottom of the scandalous rumor.
The New York offices of Estrella TV seek a qualified research director with marketing experience.
Elementary returns to its second-favorite theme in a spotlight episode for Detective Bell. I’ve been asking for more Bell and Gregson, and tonight, Elementary at least gave us more Bell. That’s probably the best thing that can be said of “The Best Way Out Is Always Through”: It delivered some real substance for one of the characters Elementary has been short-shrifting, of late.
HBO has picked up “Brothers In Atlanta”. Riddle and Bashir are known for their work on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, as writers and comedians. Lorne Michaels will serve as executive producer, with Jeff Field, Doug Griffin and Anna Dokoza producing. Ride Along director Tim Story has directed the pilot.
Logline: Kept under wraps, said to be an adult comedy that looks at the challenges of motherhood.
In anticipation of “The Avengers: Age Of Ultron” on the West Coast, we are geeking out over this recap of all of the awesome moments in the Marvel cinematic universe that have happened so far.