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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.
As the first round of finalists in the 2016 Launch Pad Manuscript Competition were announced just 24 hours ago, two of the competition partners – Inkshares and Brooklyn Weaver – have set up the book partial with the producers behind the upcoming Jack Ryan and The Dark Tower series.
Launch Pad alum Caitlin McCarthy has signed with Barry Krost of Barry Krost Management. McCarthy recently appeared as a finalist in the 2016 Launch Pad Pilots Competition with her original drama pilot Free Skate.
The hot spec Hummingbird from writer John McClain is hitting the market with production company Broken Road leading the way. The project already has Marcus Kryler and Frederick Akerstrom attached to direct and actor Shailene Woodley interested in starring.
A-List talent in front of and behind the camera have started to circle a new spec package that brings one America’s historical female heroes to the big screen.
Authors Tom Angleberger and Paul Dellinger joined forces to write the recently published children’s book Fuzzy. Now the human and robot friendship novel is making its way into the film rights market in a big away and getting plenty of attention.
Jimmy Kimmel hosted the 68th Primtime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday in a swiftly-paced event that saw plenty of perennial favorites take home statues, including Game of Thrones and Veep, as well as some first-time wins for stars Kate McKinnon, Rami Malek, and Tatiana Maslany. See the full list of winners from television’s biggest night.
2016 Launch Pad alum Kristen Bartlett has been hired to write for Saturday Night Live ahead of the iconic variety show’s 42nd season premiere and has signed with manager Brandon Stein of Brillstein Entertainment Partners. Bartlett was a finalist in this year’s LPPC with her original comedy pilot GILFs.
The FINAL deadline for our 2016 feature competition is this Wednesday, September 21! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be a part of the competition that in just three years has helped over 160 writers get signed, 54 writers set up projects, 21 earn staff writing jobs for major networks, and sparked three studio bidding wars.
The Light Between Oceans star Michael Fassbender is set to produce The Pilgrimage, a drama from newcomer Irish screenwriter Chris Boyle McQuarry. Fassbender is producing through his DMC Films banner with Conor McCaughan and Daniel Emmerson.
Just weeks ahead of its release, The Odds of Lightning, a new YA novel from author Jocelyn Davies, is sparking some heat in the film rights market. The book, which is being published by Simon Pulse, is set to hit bookshelves on September 20.
Updated 09.02.16: Mark Townend’s high-concept sci-fi action thriller, pitched as Looper meets Safe House, continues to burn up the market ahead of the holiday weekend, with Screen Gems, Legendary Pictures, and AG Capital being the latest to take a closer look at what has become one of the summer’s hottest specs.
It’s said that truth is stranger than fiction and that is no more apparent than in Search for Isabella V., written by Dan McDermott. The long in development project is now set up at Sierra/Affinity and based on the apparently true story of a billionaire heiress who went on the run, only to have her wealthy father send hit men after her to track her down.