Category Archives: 4 – INDUSTRY NEWS
Following Launch Pad, Young & Hungry List, Hit List and Nicholl Appearances, Blake’s Action-Thriller Script “Nobody Lives Forever” Finds Her a New Home With Bellevue!
With her script phenomenal script COWBOY BOB (pitched as Hell of High Water meets Dog Day Afternoon) propelling her way forward, Melissa joins more than 360 writers who have found reps via the Launch Pad Competition, and the latest to find a home with one of our longtime judges!
Just after being named to the Top 50 of the 2018 Launch Pad Pilots Competition with her script AETERNUM, Heidi Nyburg has become the latest Launch Pad writer to find representation, signing with Sonia Gambaro of Pollinate Entertainment.
With Independence Day Falling on a Wednesday This Year, Here’s a Snapshot of Who’s Taking Off Early, Late, or Just for the Day!
Following his most recent spec sale which saw Joe Dante board to direct Stiglets lands with new reps, hits the market with his next, and signs on to two new projects under Eris’ newly launched Eric Content.
With his Lifers Anonymous pilot leading the way, Collins-Smith becomes one of the more than 360 writers who have landed representation coming out of the Launch Pad Program!
With three Launch Pad appearances leading the way, and a powerhouse voice on the page, Bakken becomes one of the 360+ writers to land representation coming out of the Launch Pad Competition, and the first from the 2018 pilot competition.
Meyers, who crafted a delicately woven dramatic thriller into the lives of the famed architect Wright, and his wife Mamah, is no stranger to the intricacies of humanity within a dramatic story, as she’d previously written the short film THE DARK OF NIGHT, which was directed by Robin Wright and premiered in the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival with stars Sam Rockwell and Leslie Bibb.
Eric Martin becomes the latest Launch Pad alum to sign with representation following the recent Launch Pad Feature Competition announcements. Martin, who penned one of the most exciting, action-packed, neo-western thrillers we’ve ever read with his Launch Pad finalist PRESIDIO, has made it official and inked with Adam Levine, Evan Pioch and Nicky Mohebbi of Verve.
Following an exceptional break-out run that began in late 2016 and included landing a finalist spot in the Launch Pad Pilot Competition for her pilot GILFS, signing with UTA, joining the writers room on “Saturday Night Live”, earning Emmy and WGA nominations, winning a WGA award, being named one of the Top new screenwriters to watch on the 2017 Young & Hungry List, seeing her show “The Dead Dads Club” sell out at the Upright Citizens Brigade, when it comes to Kristen Bartlett, we’re genuinely not sure there’s anything she can’t do!
Joe Swafford marks the third writer in as many days signed out of our recently announced winners pool of the Launch Pad Feature Competition.
With his script THE CONFECTION CONNECTION winning one of the top spots in our recently announced Launch Pad Feature Competition, NYU / USC grad Das signs with UTA following a very competitive courting.
Following his Top 10 Finish in the 2017 Launch Pad Feature Competition, Halligan is the latest to land reps coming out of the competition, and is now seeing his script going into agents and producers as it gears up to his the market this week!
Rampage will win Friday with $11.5 million including $2.4 million from Thursday previews, but A Quiet Place should still be able to steal a second weekend victory.
Keep up with what’s happening in the industry with the inside information on who’s getting hired, promoted, and let go.
Slavich is leaving her post as head of entertainment communications for YouTube to join the studio, where she’ll report to Blair Rich, WB’s president of worldwide marketing.
Zhao’s feature about a badly-injured cowboy, played by real-life cowboy Brady Jandreau, was nominated for four Independent Spirit Awards, and has played dozens of film festivals since its Cannes debut.
Friday the 13th should give a big boost to last week’s “A Quiet Place” and might keep “Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare” from completely bombing.
The idea that Cannes is telling filmmakers like Alfonso Cuarón and Paul Greengrass to take their new movies elsewhere is mind-boggling to me. It’s not like Netflix is offering the festival a bunch of Adam Sandler movies. No, the streaming service is offering Cannes the cream of their crop, so to speak, and yet, somehow, that still isn’t good enough.
The duo’s first produced screenplay unwraps the mystery surrounding a fateful night for Senator Ted Kennedy in 1969 that would affect the rest of his political career.
It’s a relief to see the Coen brothers leading by example when it comes to this important issue. The effort will begin with the Coens’ next project, since their upcoming series The Ballad of Buster Scruggs was already in production at Netflix when the inclusion rider movement began gaining traction in Hollywood.
Based on the ‘80s arcade game, the filmmaker behind San Andreas continues his attempt at making “elevated genre” with one of the world’s biggest A-list stars.
Jonathan Nolan and the Westworld team are Never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down, never gonna run around and desert you…
The screenwriter and director of the period thriller talk about how Gilroy’s script, written 27 years ago, was revived and revised for modern audiences.
The acclaimed award-winning Australian Western, co-starring Sam Neill and Bryan Brown, is finally released in the States after playing on the festival circuit.
The top 3 movies grossed $96 million, while Marvel’s Black Panther became the third-highest grossing movie domestically as it surpassed Titanic.
Universal’s R-rated comedy Blockers will probably have to settle for third place behind Spielberg’s Ready Player One, even though it took second place Friday with $7.8 million.
“There are certain set pieces that we have discarded in Microsoft Word documents on our computers dating back five years, so we certainly would be open to putting those into something new,” one of the writer says of a potential sequel.
The filmmakers behind indie thrillers Spring and Resolution offer another quizzical mind-twisting thriller, one that has connections to their earlier work.
The box office should pick up in April as stronger offerings are released before Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War at the end of the month.