Category Archives: Breaking News
Writing duo Max Winkler and Matthew Spicer have come on board to pen a new draft of Magic Camp, a family comedy set up at Disney with Steven Martin in talks to star.
Affleck has been cast in Debra Granik’s adaptation of Peter Rock’s novel, which tells the story of a father and daughter are living a happy life in the Oregon woods, but a chance encounter with a stranger threatens to throw their off-the-grid lifestyle into upheaval.
The Huntsman: Winter’s War scribe Evan Spiliotopoulos has been tapped to write The Nutcracker for Universal Pictures. Robert Zemeckis will produce through is ImageMovers banner.
The popular Lifetime series Dance Moms is getting the movie treatment from the one and only Ellen Degeneres. The film is in development at A Very Good Production, Degeneres’ TV group-based production company under Warner Bros.
From the New York Times-bestselling author Marissa Meyer, Heartless is the story of Alice in Wonderland’s Queen of Hearts that we never knew — until now. Set to be published on November 8, 2016 by Feiwel & Friends, this young adult novel is already making a wondrous impression on the film rights market.
Writer Jimmy Mosqueda, a Launch Pad alum, has signed with Angelina Chen and Brooklyn Weaver of Energy Entertainment. His pilot,Valedictorian, placed in the Top 75 of the 2016 Launch Pad Pilots Competition.
It is our pleasure to announce that Rowan Wheeler has recently signed with Greg Weiss of One Entertainment. Wheeler, whose pilot Socio-Pam placed in the Top 50 of the 2016 Launch Pad Pilots Competition, was nominated for an Emmy Thursday for her work on the reality series Born This Way.
Pullman will star in The Ballad of Lefty Brown, a Western written and to be directed by Jared Moshé. The story details are being kept under wraps, but the film is being described as a coming-of-age Western for a 65 year-old man.
The summertime spec market is heating up once again as red hot comedy Besties from scribes Cassie Daniels and Mark Bartosic makes its way into all major studios.
Described as “spellbinding” by the NY Journal of Books, Impossible Odds recounts the horrifying kidnapping of Jessica Buchanan and her colleague by a band of Somali pirates, as well as their rescue by Navy SEAL Team Six. Originally published in 2013, and written by Buchanan along with her husband Erik Landemalm and Anthony Flacco, the book is heating up the film rights market.
Stephen Simpson has signed with Brooklyn Weaver of Energy Entertainment shortly after his original drama pilot – a reimaginging of Shakespeare’s MacBeth – placed in the Top 75 of the LPPC.
Netflix has acquired the Russian mafia manuscript Vor by newcomer author Rimma Rose in preemptive film rights deal, setting up a potential publishing frenzy.
Justin Jacobs, who entered the 2016 Launch Pad Pilots Competition with his thrilling sci-fi pilot The Game, has signed with manager Tom Carter of Artillery Creative.
Titus Heckel is the latest writer signed out of our 2016 Launch Pad Pilots Competition, as his pilot Adrift lands him with manager Lee Stobby of Lee Stobby Entertainment. He joins a list of more than 150 LP Alums who have landed representation in the past 3 years.
Jay Riedl is the latest Launch Pad Alum from our 2016 Launch Pad Pilots Competition to find representation. After her pilot Snark landed in the Top 50 of our competition, she signed with Echo Lake Entertainment.
Launch Pad alum Jeff Bower has signed with Paul Weitzman and Manal Hammad of Abrams Artists Agency, which puts him on the list of more than 150 LP Alums who have landed representation in the past 3 years.
Joanne Lee marks the second writer signed out of our 2016 Launch Pad Pilot Competition, as her pilot Unplanned lands her with APA, and she joins a list of more than 150 LP Alums who have landed representation in the past 3 years.
With stories of love, loss, immigration, exploration, the destruction of America, high school woes, new spins on Shakespearean classics, insider trading, politics, ageism, sexism, and the fight for humanity to survive… we are proud to introduce our Top 50 Launch Pad Pilots Competition Quarterfinalists.
Following the announcement of his TB Recommended pilot Radicalized earlier this week, we’re thrilled to announce that Albuliwi has signed with ESA agents Varun Monga, Antoni Kaczmarek and Martin To, and become the 17th recommended writer signed, and joined over 150 others who have been signed since the Launch Pad program began 3 years ago.
Launch Pad Alum Jenny Deiker has signed with Tom Carter of Artillery Creative shortly after two of her original drama pilots, Alma Mater and Baptiste, landed in the Top 75 of the 2016 Launch Pad Pilots Competition.
The original drama pilot, pitched as Homeland meets Greek, depicts a young Muslim man getting recruited by the FBI to infiltrate a suspected terrorist cell at Columbia University, only to become radicalized himself in the process.
There’s a new memoir that’s starting to heat up the TV and film rights market heading into the 4th of July holiday, This Is Not My Beautiful Life by Victoria Fedden. The book, which was published by Picador, hit bookshelves in June.
Netflix continues its big year of purchases as it picks up the rights to The Shambling Guide To New York City from author Mur Lafferty with plans to develop the book into a feature.
After spending a few years in the hands of Mark Wahlberg at Universal, The Hacker Is Watching has made its way to Fox where Nina Jacobson is set to produce. The thriller is based on the 2012 GQ article by David Kushner.