Author Archives: TBA
There are certainly more than a few movies that do bad box office because of marketing failures, but what dictates a successful marketing campaign? Neil Turitz examines examples of good and bad movie marketing choices to determine why some are more successful than others.
The success of television series grows from the same place, by growing their unique structure organically from their characters, and from the voice of their writers, rather than imposing an external structure upon them.
After several months of reading, debating and tallying, we, alongside our exclusive competition partners Vertigo Entertainment, Twin Padres Productions, ESA, and Bellevue, are incredibly thrilled to announce the 2016 Launch Pad Feature Competition’s Top 75.
A detailed and in-depth breakdown on all stats, numbers, trends, reps, companies, and overall analysis from the 2016 Hit List. There’s information on writers, agencies, agents, management companies, managers, and genres, and how they stack up with the six years of Hit Lists that came before them.
Project details are being kept under wraps, but is said to be a high concept augmented reality thriller w/ global consequences.
On the mean streets of Hong Kong, a small-time hustler plots to rob a bank during Chinese New Year in order to buy the freedom of a working girl from a ruthless mob boss.
Featuring 92 scripts, 101 writers, more than 70 production companies & studios, 46 different agencies & management companies, and more than 200 individual reps, this year’s list is one of the most diverse and exciting we’ve ever released.
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It’s tough to target just how Viacom can turn things around, but even if there was a concrete method to do so, it’s not going to be easy, simply because of the nature of the cable business. It has to hope that Shari Redstone and her new board of directors can make changes that will help matters, and that both MTV and Nickelodeon can once again draw the viewership numbers it used to.
Logline: In the vein of Finding Neverland and Amadeus, this is inspired by the true story of Hans Christian Anderson, beloved author of iconic fairy tales such as The Little Mermaid, Thumbelina, The Snow Queen, The Ugly Duckling, and more.
TB has confirmed that screenwriter Derek Kolstad is teaming up with Alan and Peter Riche to hit the town the week after Thanksgiving with a hot new feature pitch based on Tim Lebbon’s novel Endure, and we’ve got the list of the first buyers lining up to hear it inside.
Former Launch Pad, Hit List, Black List and Young & Hungry List Alum Eric Koenig is back and hotter than ever as A-list talent & directors begin to circle his new spec Control.
Logline: Desperate for cash, four veterans reunite to heist a pot dispensary safe house in Colorado. But when a snowstorm traps them in town, they must survive the night – on the run from mercenaries, police, and locals eager to capture the millions for themselves.
Logline: A man who works as a security officer for a major corporation is asked to do what appears to be a simple surveillance job for the head of the company, only to soon after be immersed in a dark web of murder and mayhem. “The Conversation” meets “Nightcrawler.”
Logline: After realizing that a skyscraper he designed is destined to collapse, engineer William J. LeMessurier risks his professional reputation to organize an undercover repair operation.
Logline: In this incredible true story of love and survival, Tami Ashcraft sails into the heart of a hurricane and embarks on a harrowing 41 day odyssey against impossible odds to save the man she loves.
Logline: A single father with the ability to see the ghosts of people days before they die struggles to save his grown daughter’s life as his own ghost closes in on him.
Logline: He’s spent most of his life keeping secrets – from the feds, the cartel, even from his wife, Julie. Now, Sean Haggerty, piloting a small aircraft carrying 55 lbs of cocaine across the boarder, is ready to call it quits. He just has to figure out how to survive what’s waiting for him when he lands.
Logline: After her ex-husband abducts their daughter and flees into ISIS-held Syria, a desperate mother enlists the help of a people smuggler to infiltrate the deadly war zone and find her kidnapped child.
Logline: Story details being kept under wraps, but pitched as “Don’t Breathe” meets “The Shallows” with an alligator.
Logline: The teenage daughter of the only eyewitness to one of the most notorious cults of the 1970s discovers that her mother is harboring a terrible secret.
Logline: An Iraqi war vet struggling to make ends meet begins working as a mercy killer.
Logline: “Before God created Man he created a monster.” A geneticist is invited to Europe to help another roguish scientist to break the secret code in the Torah that may solve the mystery of how man was created only for it to give birth to the monster known as The Golem.
Logline: A high school girl must decide whether to help her best male friend who is terminally ill with assisted suicide even though it’s illegal. In the vein of Juno and Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.
Logline: A grounded character-driven comedy that tells the story of a former history professor-turned-Abraham Lincoln impersonator who is stuck in his life due to an earlier trauma. He is befriended by a local high school student, who convinces him to get his life back on track by putting on a Lincoln-themed ice capades production, An Evening with Abraham Lincoln.
Logline: An alcoholic journalist finds himself entangled in much bigger conspiracy after publishing a story incriminating a federal judge.
Logline: A peaceful Island community that seceded from the United States after years of violent civil unrest descends into anarchy as resources become limited. Now, plagued by the sins of his past, a leader of the community and his family must fight through the chaos to reach the only ship off the island.