Category Archives: Breaking News
The Southern food critic, television host, and award-winning author Morgan Murphy has signed with Daniel Pancotto and Jon Kanak of Magnet Management in all areas of representation.
A brand new — and appropriately timely — spec is hitting the market this week from scribe Patrick McConville. The political thriller Inauguration Day has already captured the attention of several producers and is moving into major territories.
After last night’s Golden Globes and the success of countless new and diverse voices in the past year, the annual Bitch List has never appeared more timely. In its fourth year, the List works to highlight unproduced feature and television screenplays that pass the Bechdel test.
Australian writer-director Lisa Robertson has signed with Daniel Pancotto and Jon Kanak of Magnet Management. Most recently, she completed her short film Commerce, which has the potential to become a feature-length film, with a draft already written.
David Luz, who made it into the Top 25 of the Launch Pad Manuscript Competition with Tallok, has signed with Kathy Muraviov of The Muraviov Company
Launch Pad writer and alumni Julia Cooper, who wrote the Phantasmagoria pilot script for this year’s pilots competition, has signed with Laura Leonard and Meredith Bajana of Grandview.
The Black List 2016 has arrived! We have the complete list of screenplays and their writers, compiled from the suggestions of over 250 film executives.
Scribes Charlie & Chris Frazier have set up a new project at IM Global, the action thriller Mortal. It comes after they landed on the Tracking Board 2016 Hit List with their sci-fi spec script Aurora. The logline for the new film is under wraps, but a thriller is decidedly within the purview of the writers.
Now You See Me director Louis Leterrier is set to bring his magic to the adventure fantasy project Commander Alexander. Leterrier will direct the script from Dallas Clayton, a children’s book author who is known for such whimsical titles as Lily the Unicorn.
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.
2013 Launch Pad Feature Competition winner Kate Trefry has been hired as a staff writer for the highly anticipated second season of Stranger Things. The show, which became a breakout hit this past summer, is expected to premiere its second season on Netflix in 2017.
Lost Boy is a brand new pitch written by Anthony Scott Burns and Ash Thorp that is set to hit the town in a striking way. Jairo Alvarado of Circle of Confusion is representing the pitch as it goes out to major territories.
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.
In the style of great adventure classics like The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Treasure Island, a new book about the golden age of pirates, Plunder, is hitting the film and television markets in a big way. The book is co-authored by Pat Croce and Adam Slutsky.
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.