Author Archives: TBA

HONG KONG HUSTLE (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMOn 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.

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PRESENTING THE 2016 HIT LIST – THE BEST SPEC SCRIPTS OF YEAR

Copy of 200x140 HL Social Media AdsFeaturing 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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“Percy Jackson” Director Thor Freudenthal Tapped for “Blu” (EXCLUSIVE)

thor freudenthal excerptHit List regular Chris Borrelli is setting up his next project as his latest spec Blu has attached Thor Freudenthal to direct the Tracking Board has exclusively learned. The story is described as I am Legend meets 28 Days Later.

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Sam Boyd to Helm “Space Oddity” from Rebecca Banner (EXCLUSIVE)

circle-of-confusion excerptCircle of Confusion and Arlook Group are teaming up on the new sci-fi feature Space Oddity from Rebecca Banner with Sam Boyd attached to direct, the Tracking Board has exclusively learned.

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The Tracking Board’s Annual Cyber Monday Sale

Cyber Monday excerptOur annual Cyber Monday sale is live, so take advantage of three huge opportunities for major savings. Get the latest in Hollywood news including our industry leading spec market coverage and script coverage services for some unbelievable prices!

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Viacom Sees Firsthand Now Is Not Really a Great Time to Be In the Cable TV Business (Network Series)

Shari Redstone ExcerptIt’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.

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EVENTYR (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: 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.

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“John Wick” Writer and “Southpaw” Producers Hit Town with Hot New Action Thriller Pitch “Endure” (EXCLUSIVE)

John Wick ExcerptTB 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.

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Launch Pad Alum & Writer of Paramount’s “Matriarch” Hits Town with Hot New Spec “Control” (EXCLUSIVE)

Heat meterFormer 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.

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COLD SNAP (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: 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.

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BLACK EYE (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: 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.”

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COLLAPSE (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: 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.

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ADRIFT (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: 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.

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BONDES AND GRAVITY (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: Kept under wraps.

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SIGHT (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: 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.

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BEAST OF BURDEN (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: 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.

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BULRUSH (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: 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.

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CRAWL (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: Story details being kept under wraps, but pitched as “Don’t Breathe” meets “The Shallows” with an alligator.

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DISCIPLES (Birke & McCarthy) (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: 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.

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HEAVEN HAVE MERCY (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: An Iraqi war vet struggling to make ends meet begins working as a mercy killer.

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THE MAKING (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: “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.

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EASY OUT (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: 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.

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AN EVENING WITH ABRAHAM LINCOLN (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: 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.

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MUCKRAKER (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: An alcoholic journalist finds himself entangled in much bigger conspiracy after publishing a story incriminating a federal judge.

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FAILED STATE (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: 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. 

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HELICONIA (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: After a woman’s promotion forces her to abandon the butterflies she’s nurtured at a natural science museum, her separation anxiety gradually manifests itself in sinister ways. “Black Swan” meets “The Fly.”

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MAN OF THE WOODS (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: When a young boy discovers Sasquatch in the woods, he takes the hulking man home to live in civilization, and an unexpected friendship begins.

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AMERICAN UNDERGROUND (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: Kept under wraps.

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i (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: After a flash flood kills his father, a 15-year-old Nepalese farm boy sets off to the futuristic metropolis of Kuala Lumpur for an iPhone factory job, where he becomes caught up in the lives of the fabulously wealthy American factory owners.

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THE LOSING KIND (SPEC)

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