Category Archives: Talent Moves
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!
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.
His original screenplay Beast follows a woman facing off against a bloodthirsty beast after her plane crashes in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
His original screenplay The Noble Woman tells the remarkable true story of a 16th Century French noblewoman who must fight to survive under impossible conditions when she and her lover are marooned on a remote Canadian island during an expedition to the New World.
Her fantasy-romance manuscript Beautifully Damned is described as a cross between Twilight and True Blood. The YA story follows two immortal beings who are living as teenagers as they fight to find each other while struggling against the systematic persecution of humans with magical powers.
Tunnecliffe, who hails from Australia, first made a splash stateside with her original screenplay The Grow House, which earned her a spot in the Top 75 of the 2016 Launch Pad Feature Competition.
From Glee to American Horror Story to American Crime Story, this is one producer who knows what he’s doing… and now he’s going to do it for Netflix. Look out, world!
Rodriguez is preparing for a major year, as not only does she co-star alongside Natalie Portman in Alex Gardland’s sci-fi movie Annihilation, but she’s also the lead in Sony’s remake of the acclaimed Mexican thriller Miss Bala.
Burton is currently developing an animated series, The Gang’s All Here, with voice acting and directing legend Rob Paulsen, whose credits include Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Animaniacs, Pinky and the Brain and Rick and Morty.
Smith’s manuscript THE FOURTH COURIER is described as A Most Wanted Man meets Bridge of Spies, and is a current Top 10 Finalist in the 2017 Launch Pad Manuscript Competition.
Lampert’s script I Love College is described as Greek meets Mean Girls, and it generated considerable buzz from the 2017 Launch Pad Pilots Competition, where it placed in the Top 25.
The film, which will make its U.S. debut at Fantastic Fest, follows a mysterious man who begins performing miracles at an all-inclusive resort, leading curious onlookers to believe he may be connected to a higher power.
The producer of the Fast and Furious and Jump Street franchises will have a second-look deal with Paramount, effective immediately.
Set in the near future, the sci-fi drama follows an artificially intelligent robot who decides to propose to his human girlfriend. However, a series of events show him just how unequal he still is in society, and hint at a coming revolution amongst those like him.
CAA and WME signed a trio of up-and-coming actresses in Storm Reid (A Wrinkle in Time), Grace Van Patten (Tramps) and Letitia Wright, the latter of whom will be seen in Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, Ready Player One and the fourth season of Black Mirror.
He’ll work with managers Adam Riback and David Brown as Endgame Entertainment and Romark Entertainment develop his pilot script Dead Men.
Young and Hungry star Jonathan Sadowski and The Flash actors Tom Cavanagh and Carlos Valdes are among the clients joining them at their new company.
Paradigm enjoyed a strong month of signings highlighted by Cesar Millan, the “Dog Whisperer” and TV personality who’s an appealing family-friendly brand with more than a million Twitter followers. The agency also signed Miranda Richardson, who could be an Oscar contender this year.
Girls Trip stars Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Tiffany Haddish, and could take some wind out of the box office sails of its big-budget competitors Dunkirk and Valerian.
ICM Partners signed Terry Zwigoff (Bad Santa), a really interesting director who Hollywood doesn’t seem to know what to do with anymore.
He didn’t give a reason, but be grateful for all the wonderful performances he gave us over the years. He’s truly a once-in-a-lifetime talent, and fortunately, it was our lifetime.
Keep an eye on Rhianne Barreto, the star of A24’s feature adaptation of Pippa Bianco’s award-winning short Share. She’ll play a girl who returns to school after an explicit video of her is uploaded and shared on the internet without her consent.
April was another good month for CAA, which signed Ray Fisher (Cyborg), Shameik Moore (the voice of Miles Morales/Spider-Man) and T.I. (Ant-Man) — three up-and-coming actors of color with plum roles in superhero franchises.
WME also signed Ice Cube and Power Rangers director Dean Israelite, while CAA added Sarah Paulson and Chronicle director Josh Trank to its roster of clients.