Category Archives: Breaking News
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.
The up and coming 1inMM Productions in a preemptive deal acquired the film rights to a new manuscript: Prisoner Six from author/screenwriter Tara Pinley. Julio Hallivis, a principle at 1inMM, is set to produce the project for the company.
French filmmaker Pierre Teulières has signed with Mike Esola at UTA and Jon Kanak at Magnet Management after a competitive signing process reached its conclusion.
The new semi-autobiographical novel from Janét Saunders, After Spin the Bottle, is heating up the film rights market in big and competitive ways. It was published earlier this year in March by AuthorHouse.
Launch Pad alum Adam Beal has signed with Ami Manning of Salt Model & Talent Agency. His pilot Rental earned an honorable mention for this year’s Launch Pad Pilots Competition.
An exhilarating and eerie new novel, Dead Souls, is making its way through the film and television markets, with John Beach and Kevin Cleary of Gravity Squared Entertainment leading the way.
The exciting new spec Hummingbird from John McClain has landed at Fundamental Films after heating up the film market and getting the attention of several major studios and production companies. Swedish directing team Marcus Kryler and Fredrik Akerstrom is attached to direct.
BloodList 2016 is here, and this year, the list is filled with sinister stories based on real life, alien invasions, paranoia, and horrifying events in the woods. This year, shorts are included for the first time, as well as the Fresh Blood Initiative.
2016 Launch Pad alum Kristen Bartlett has recently signed with Mackenzie Roussos, Jonathan Levy, and Gregory McKnight of UTA. Earlier this year, she signed with Brillstein and was also hired as a writer on Saturday Night Live.
The thrilling spec Canary Black from writer Matthew Kennedy is moving into several new territories to start development on the project. It has swiftly captured the attention of numerous producers, now interested in becoming attached.
Wynn Wygal, the Director of Development for Mad Chance Productions, is exiting the company to run Creed star Michael B. Jordan’s newly formed production shingle, Outlier, sources have confirmed to The Tracking Board.
Peter Limm, who earned a TB Recommends at the start of the week, has signed with Derrick Eppich of Lee Stobby Entertainment.
Heisserer is putting the finishing touches on the script, originally written by Daniel Casey. Cold in July helmer Jim Mickle is directing for STX Entertainment and producer Lawrence Grey.
The film tells a parallel story between ancient and modern times in which a young boy seeks revenge on his mother’s death and learns through his mentors that wisdom is the key to victory and not warfare.
The original comedy pilot, pitched as Encyclopedia Brown meets House, depicts a genius thirteen year-old college graduate who, looking to prove herself, starts a detective agency with her best friend.
Delos sees their site corrupted in pure viral beauty, and your reward is nothing less than a new episode of Westworld!
The story, which is being pitched as The Revenant with a strong female lead and an elevated supernatural horror component, centers on a pregnant witch in the Old West who hunts down the possessed man who killed her husband.
A new book from highly regarded author Ann Patchett is making its way into the film rights market and turning heads. Commonwealth has been receiving rave reviews since its publication in mid-September from Harpercollins.