Category Archives: Breaking News

{Exclusive} Josh Stolberg And Pete Goldfinger Will Continue The “Saw: Legacy” For James Wan and Lionsgate

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Writing team Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger have been tapped to write Saw: Legacy, the eighth installment of the venerable horror franchise. James Wan, who directed the first Saw back in 2004, will serve as an executive producer on the film.

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{Exclusive} “Game Of Thrones” Star Emilia Clarke To Topline Romantic Dramedy “In Spite Of Us”

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The rising star best known for her role as Daenerys Targaryen is on board for the romantic dramedy based on James Collins’s novel Beginner’s Greek.

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{Exclusive} “John Wick” Producers Fire Up New Action Thriller “Smoke On The Water”


Thunder Road Pictures has snapped up the high-powered action thriller Smoke On The Water from scribes Trey Callaway and Rick Parks–a project which could prove to be the launch of a new blockbuster franchise.

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{Exclusive} Woody Harrelson Takes On Role Of Legendary Gambler “Titanic Thompson”

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Woody Harrelson is betting on a new biopic, Titanic Thompson, based on the real life of the titular career gambler. He’s set to star as Thompson in the adaptation of Kevin Cook’s biography.

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{Heat Meter} Energy Fires Up Market With eBook Sensation “The Astronaut Instruction Manual”

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The eBook sensation The Astronaut Instruction Manual from author Mike Mongo is launching on the market this week, and it’s already firing on all cylinders as it makes its way into the hands of top producers.

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{Exclusive} The Beastie Boys Memoir Gets Crafty On The Rights Market

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The memoir is being described as an oral history of the band and its times, in which Mike D and Ad-Rock trace the Beasties’ origins as a New York City high school hardcore band in 1981 through their induction in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.

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{Exclusive} Zac Efron Set To Produce Paramount’s Adaptation Of Wall Street Tell-All “Straight To Hell”

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Dirty Grandpa star Zac Efron is set to produce Straight to Hell, Paramount’s feature adaptation of John LeFevre’s tell-all, Straight to Hell: True Tales of Deviance, Debauchery, and Billion-Dollar Deals.

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The 2016 Launch Pad Pilots Competition Is Now Open!

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The 2016 Launch Pad Pilots Competition is now open! Enter the competition that has seen over 100 writers find representation, nearly 40 projects set up and over a dozen writers staffed on hit television shows in just under three years. The Regular Submission Deadline is February 29th!

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{Exclusive} Geoff Rodkey’s “The Tapper Twins Tear Up New York” Heats Up Rights Market

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Screenwriter Geoff Rodkey brings comedy, adventure, and mayhem in the second installment of his Tapper Twins series, told through a mix of chat logs, screenshots, and text messages between the twins’ clueless parents. The TV and film rights are currently available.

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The Complete List Of Winners From The 2016 SAG Awards

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The Screen Actors Guild held its 22nd annual ceremony on Saturday, honoring the best performances in film and television from 2015. See the complete list of the night’s big winners.

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{HEAT METER} Energy And Scott Free Burning Up Market With “Prophet” From “Deadpool” Creator Rob Liefeld!

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Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld’s comic book IP Prophet is burning up the market heading into the weekend. We’re hearing there are some major players interested, with some potential A-list talent involved…

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{Exclusive} Park Chan-Wook To Direct Feature Adaptation Of “Genocidal Organ”

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Park Chan-wook is known for directing visually stunning, yet brutal films that explore dark subject matter, which makes him the perfect choice to steer the feature adaptation of Japanese science fiction writer Project Itoh’s novel, Genocidal Organ.

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{Exclusive} J. Michael Orenduff’s “The Pot Thief Who Studied Georgia O’Keefe” Digs Into The Rights Market

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The 7th book in J. Michael Orenduff’s ‘Pot Thief’ mystery series, The Pot Thief Who Studied Georgia O’Keefe, is hitting the bookshelves–as well as the TV and Film rights market.

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THE POT THIEF WHO STUDIED GEORGIA O’KEEFE (Film Rights)

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The series centers around a dealer in traditional Native American pottery, Hubie Schuze, who scours New Mexico in search of ancient treasures. Georgia O’Keefe brings Hubie to the one place in the state he hasn’t been able to access: Trinity Site at the White Sands Missile Range, where the first atomic bomb was detonated.

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{Exclusive} Julia Roberts To Star In And Produce “ADX” For HBO Films

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The Oscar-winner is set to star in and produce the drama about the real life groundbreaking lawsuit against the U.S. Bureau of Prisons over the treatment of prisoners at the infamous ADX supermax facility in the Rocky Mountains.

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{Exclusive} “Dan In Real Life” Helmer Peter Hedges To Write And Direct “The Proxy Marriage”

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Peter Hedges has signed on to write and direct The Proxy Marriage, based on Maile Meloy’s 2012 New Yorker short story about a young man and young woman from Montana who participate in proxy wedding ceremonies for soldiers stationed overseas.

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{Exclusive} J. Patrick Black’s Sci-Fi Epic “Ninth City Burning” Catching Fire On Rights Market

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Ninth City Burning, the debut novel from J. Patrick Black, is the first in an epic new sci-fi series set five hundred years after a devastating alien invasion. The book is already building buzz on the rights market.

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{HEAT METER} Hot Comedy Spec “Guess Who’s Coming To Christmas” Blazes Into Territories

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The holiday season may be over but it is clearly still on everyone’s mind as we can confirm that Brian Sawyer & Gregg Rossen’s spec Guess Who’s Coming To Christmas is now in three territories and more on the way!

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{Exclusive} Hanya Yanagihara Brings “A Little Life” To The Rights Market

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An ode to the families we make for ourselves, Hanya Yanagihara’s A Little Life examines life’s darker dramas and its solaces in a gripping story of devotion, suffering, and the difficulties of recovery that is not easily forgotten.

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{Exclusive} Brett Ratner To Adapt Crime Drama Based On “Goodfellas” Mobster Henry Hill

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Brett Ratner is in the works with a feature adaptation of the ESPN 30 For 30 installment Playing for the Mob, which recounts the story of famed mobster Henry Hill’s notorious Boston College betting scandal.

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{Exclusive} Ben Stiller And Red Hour Set For Comedy “Fire Me” At Fox

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Stiller’s Red Hour Films is producing the comedy based on Libby Malin’s novel about an aspiring entrepreneur who attempts to get herself fired from a company in order to receive severance money to start her own business.

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{Exclusive} Bruce McKenna Tapped To Write Alexander Solzhenitsyn Biopic

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The Emmy Award-winning creator of HBO’s The Pacific is on board to script the biopic of the Nobel prize-winning Russian author and activist.

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{Exclusive} “The Humbug Murders” Takes A Stroll On The Rights Market

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Ebenezer Scrooge must clear his name and find the real “Humbug Killer” in this playful twist on the classic character. The TV and film rights are now available.

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{Exclusive} Michael De Luca Boards Adaptation Of Post-Apocalyptic Video Game “Metro 2033”

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De Luca is teaming up with Solipsist Films to breathe new life into the feature adaptation of the Moscow-set first-person-shooter game, based on the international best-selling books by Dmitry Glukhovsky.

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{Exclusive} Psychological Thriller “If You Knew My Sister” From Michelle Adams Stirs Up Rights Market

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The debut psychological thriller from Michelle Adams isn’t set to hit the bookshelves until the spring of 2017, but the TV and film rights are already starting to cause a stir on the market.

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{Exclusive} Best-Selling YA Fantasy Series “The Guardians” Soars Onto The Rights Market

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The Guardians by Lola StVil is the latest YA series to hit the TV and film rights market. A dark teen romance-fantasy series where angels and demons are waging a bloody battle for the world’s souls, and only fifteen-year-old human Emmy Baxter can save humanity from certain annihilation.

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{Exclusive} “Julia’s Eyes” Helmer Guillem Morales To Direct “Bull” From Sam Armour

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Morales, who made waves after directing the Guillermo Del Toro-produced horror film Julia’s Eyes, is officially attached to direct Bull, Sam Armour’s contemporary take on Shakespeare’s Richard III.

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{Exclusive} “Foxcatcher” Producer Tom Heller Nabs Rights To “A Gathering Of Saints”

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Tom Heller, producer of Oscar nominated films Foxcatcher and 127 Hours, is adapting the remarkable true story of one of the most puzzling crimes in Utah history – involving forgery, murder, and the Mormon Church.

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{Exclusive} “Triple 9″ Producers Pick Up S. Craig Zahler’s “Breaking The Empire State”


Triple 9 producer Marc Butan of MadRiver Pictures has found his next project with the S. Craig Zahler-penned Breaking the Empire State. The Bone Tomahawk writer-director’s latest script follows a special agent who infiltrates the Empire State Building after it is overrun by terrorists.

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{Exclusive} Phil Alden Robinson To Pen War Drama “Gunner” For Chernin And Bold Films

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Chernin Entertainment and Bold Films are set to produce Gunner, based on the reporting of the Wall Street Journal’s Michael M. Phillips. Screenwriter Phil Alden Robinson is penning the screenplay about Marine Jason Dunham, who threw himself on top of a grenade to protect his fellow soldiers in 2003.

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