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SECRET SANTA (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Noel Green, head of Santa’s Secret Service, is a man on a mission: to protect Santa and the North Pole. But when a vengeful elf from the South Pole threatens to take Santa down just before Christmas, everything starts to snowball out of control.

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ESSY ANDREWS & THE AMULET OF SOMETHING SOMETHING (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Ten years after graduating from a school of magic, a down-on-her-luck witch is working at Dunkin’ Donuts and lamenting old romances when a high school reunion-gone-wrong makes her the last hope to stop a couple of witch supremacists from world domination.

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THE 2018 YOUNG & HUNGRY LIST IS HERE!

2018 YH List We are pleased to announce the Top 100 New Writers of 2018 as Voted on by Hollywood!

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2018 HIT LIST BALLOTS SENT OUT / YOUNG & HUNGRY LIST RELEASING WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5TH

1 This is just a quick little post to let all of our industry members know the 2018 Hit List Ballots went out today, so if you are an industry professional and have not received your ballot as of yet, write in to us ASAP, as the voting period ends Monday, December 10th. Additionally, keep en eye out for the released of our annual top 100 writers of the year list, which you’ll be able to find right here on Wednesday, December 5th.

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THE PRESIDENT, THE LADY AND THE GODFATHER (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Based on a true story, it’s a crime drama/thriller in the vein of MOLLY’S GAME about the first of JFK’s mistresses to be publicly identified, her connection to mafia boss Sam Giancana and involvement in the confidential CIA plot to assassinate Fidel Castro.

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TREMBLE (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM A young woman grieving the death of her father, along with several other strangers, must survive the Cascade Mountains in the aftermath of a catastrophic natural disaster…only to realize that their greatest threat isn’t nature itself, but someone within their group. Inspired by the true violent history of the famed Cascade Mountain Range.

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FINAL DEADLINE ALERT – 2018 LAUNCH PAD FEATURE COMPETITION CLOSES NOVEMBER 30TH

Copy of 2018 LAUNCH PAD-3 Featuring judges from some of the largest agencies, management companies and production companies in the world, as well as Guaranteed Signings, Guaranteed Options, Feedback Notes and our exclusive Launch Pad Mentorship Program, this years competition is set to be our biggest one yet!

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SPILLED MILK (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM A battered child makes a phone call about the escalating brutality in her home and social services jeopardizes her safety, condemning her to keep her father’s secret.

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THANKSGIVING / BLACK FRIDAY SUPER SALE UNLOCKED! 6 DAYS AND MORE THAN $100 OFF MEMBERSHIPS & COMPETITIONS

Tracking Board _ Launch Pad From Wednesday, November 21st Through Monday, November 26th, we’re saying thanks with $25 off discounts on Tracking Board Memberships, $25 off Launch Pad entry fees, and Free Launch Pad Mentorship Program AND Guaranteed Signing Add-Ons for every Launch Pad Feature Competition Entry!

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Good Fear, Romark Entertainment and Mentors Dan Benamor, Joe Russo and Matt Leslie Join 2018 Launch Pad Feature Competition

Copy of 2018 LAUNCH PAD-3 Good Fear and Romark join previously announced judges APA, UTA, Verve, CAA, Gersh, WME, Woolf + Lapin, Kaplan Perrone, Recon Lit, Pannon Entertainment, 3 Arts, Energy Entertainment, Lee Stobby Entertainment, Fourth Wall Management, Intellectual Property Group, Brillstein Entertainment, Writ Large, Hyde Park Entertainment, Chernin Entertainment, AGBO, Blumhouse, Illumination, Weed Road Pictures and Scott Free on the hunt for the next great writer.

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CODE ZERO (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM On the eve of a city-wide blackout, two Miami paramedics transport a patient whom they soon discover might not be human. Being pitched as COLLATERAL meets THE SHAPE OF WATER; a kinetic sci-fi thriller with heart.

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FRONTIERSMEN (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM After the death of their mother, an absent father takes his two sons to the family cabin on a remote Alaskan island, but when disaster strikes they are forced to survive months alone in the frigid wilderness.

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FRIEND OF THE SHOW (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM When a high profile news host is kidnapped by a deranged fan with ties to an extremist group, a young reporter finds herself at the heart of a conspiracy that has it sights set on assassinating the party-unifying candidate in line to become the next President of the United States. A fast-paced political thriller in the vein of Michael Clayton and Gone Girl.

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Verve, Bellevue Painting the Town with Spec “HAPPY LITTLE TREES” Centered on the Feud Between Bob Ross & Bill Alexander

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 4.36.11 PM Broken Road Productions, Unique Features, and Alexa Faigen are all among the producers taking this into studios!

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SEPARATE BUT EQUAL (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Project details are under wraps.

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THE 2018 TIFF – TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL PARTY AND EVENT GRID

TIFF 2018 Logo It’s that time of the year again. Time for everyone to pack their bags and head north for another round of innovation, creativity and entertainment as only the Toronto International Film Festival can provide! And of course… a few parties along the way.

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Launch Pad Alum Brian T. Arnold Signs with Verve & Romark Entertainment

Screen Shot 2018-09-04 at 2.14.12 PM Two-time Launch Pad alum and winner of the most recent Launch Pad Feature Competition inks with rep teams and readies next project!

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Red Hot Spec MAVERICK First to Storm Studios Post Labor Day!

McCain Lawrence Grey, DeVon Franklin, Bill Gerber & Matt Tolmach amongst the producers taking this one into every studio!

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ANNOUNCING THE WINNERS OF THE 2018 LAUNCH PAD PILOT COMPETITION

NEW_2018_WINNER_ANNOUNCEMENT_OPTIONS_l9szqh In what became one of our largest and most feverishly fought competitions to date – after several months of reading, judges and partners weighing in, and several writers already finding representation along the way, we, along with our exclusive partners Oil & Cattle Entertainment, Artillery Creative and our mentorship panel of Helen Leigh, Lauren Otero and Zachary Robbins are incredibly proud to present to you the winners of the 2018 Launch Pad Pilot Competition!

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THE 2018 TIFF – TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL PARTY AND EVENT GRID (EXCLUSIVE)

TIFF 2018 Logo It’s that time of the year again. Time for everyone to pack their bags and head north for another round of innovation, creativity and entertainment as only the Toronto International Film Festival can provide! And of course… a few parties along the way.

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CHARLESGATE CONFIDENTIAL (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) A group of criminals in 1946 pull off the heist of the century, stealing a dozen priceless works of art from a Boston museum. But while the thieves get caught, the art is never found. Forty years later, the last surviving thief gets out of jail and goes hunting for the loot, involving some innocent college students in his dangerous plan – and thirty years after that, in the present day, the former college kids, now all grown up, are drawn back into danger as the still-missing art tempts a deadly new generation of treasure hunters.

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PONY (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM The story follows a mysterious 28-year-old horse rider who is tormented by his past, and must accomplish the dangerous task of carrying an important package from Salt Lake City to Sacramento.

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HENCHMAN (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Story centers on Doug, a regular guy who is moonlighting as a henchman for a notorious villain so that he can put his daughter through private school. When Doug accidentally kills “The Termite,” the city’s super hero, Doug knows that his boss villain will be pissed, probably pissed enough to kill him. So Doug does the only think he can think of: puts on the The Termite’s suite and starts saving the city from villains. That’s when things really start to get complicated.

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Beverly Hills Talent Agency Seeking Qualified Person to Head Story Department

TBJobs Newsletter Footer Image 271x168 Candidate should have 2-years experience working in the entertainment industry and a great eye for good material. Coverage experience is a must or previous job(s) in development The job will entail the following: Liaising with literary and production departments with regard to incoming material for clients, and prospective clients (both writers & directors), overseeing freelance readers outside the company, running story department, logging scripts, creating reader database, et. and story notes for active client projects is also a possibility.

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ANNOUNCING THE LAUNCH PAD COMPETITION’S TOP 10 PILOTS OF 2018!

2018 LPPC Top 10 Evenly split between half-hour comedies and hour-long dramas, this years Top 10 comes to us from all four corners of the United States, and is made up of twelve writers (two writing teams), with four scripts appearing from female writers, and six from male writers, and two Launch Pad alums returning to the spotlight from previous years.

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The Launch Pad Competition Presents – The Top 25 Pilots of 2018!

2018 LPPC Top 25 cropped With more than 2,500 entries, 2,800 writers, and stories originating from 19 different countries, this years top 25 pilots truly represents the top 1% of our 2018 Launch Pad Pilot Competition.

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The Complete 2018 San Diego Comic Con Party And Event Grid (#SDCC2018 Exclusive)

SDCC

Now With More Than 250 Parties & Events to Geek Out Over While You’re Enjoying All Things Comic Con!

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Launch Pad Winner “Mr. & Mrs. American Pie” Lands at Platform One as 1st Project for Laura Dern’s Jaywalker Pictures

Screen Shot 2018-06-22 at 9.15.41 PM The project, which will also see McDaniel adapt, will be fast-tracked as a new series for the company as part of the first look deal.

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Industry Closures – The 4th of July / Independence Day Edition

4th of July Industry Closures With Independence Day Falling on a Wednesday This Year, Here’s a Snapshot of Who’s Taking Off Early, Late, or Just for the Day!

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ANNOUCING THE TOP 50 PILOTS OF 2018 – THE LAUNCH PAD PILOT COMPETITION

2018 LPPC Top 50 From roughly 3,000 Entries to a Freshly Announced Top 50, Take a Look at the Next Round of Finalists in the 2018 Launch Pad Pilot Competition!

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