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Straight Up Films Developing “Man’s Search For Meaning”

frankl_1994Viktor Frankl’s memoir Man’s Search For Meaning has been acquired by Straight Up Films and put into development. It was previously optioned by Fuego Films and F Squared.

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Green River Killer (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMBased on a true story, the film follows police detective Tom Jensen and his 20-year hunt for Gary Ridgway, who was also known as the Green River Killer. Ridgway was convicted of 49 murders in the Seattle area during the ’80s and ’90s.

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BAD BLOOD (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMStory is based on embattled medical company Theranos and its 32 year-old founder Elizabeth Holmes.

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VICTORIA AND ABDUL (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMTells the extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s remarkable rule.

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Civil War (Spec)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: The true story of Gloria Steinem and Phyllis Schlafly’s ideological clash over feminism, and the hypocrisy of their own positions during the proposed 1972 Equal Rights Amendment.

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Untitled Walter Cronkite Vietnam War Film (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMLogline kept under wraps, but the story will follow legendary newscaster Walter Cronkite’s relationship with the Vietnam War and his influence on public opinion.

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Untitled Rumi Biopic (Sales)

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Logline kept under wraps, but will center on the life of the 13th century Persian poet Jalaluddin al-Rumi.

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THE MURDER OF SONNY LISTON (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)
In 1970 Las Vegas, Sonny Liston is cashing in on his fading notoriety in the casinos, while also dealing drugs and working as an enforcer for a crime syndicate. All of this as he’s trying to collect the money he believes the Mob owes him for having “thrown” the controversial Cassius Clay fight.

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THE HINGE OF THE WORLD (SALES)

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Depicts how Galileo, with his newly discovered telescope, tries to convince the 17th century Pope that, contrary to the thinking of the Roman Catholic Church, the Earth was not the center of the universe, but revolved around the Sun.

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THE DARE DIVAS (SALES)

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Based on the lives of internet personalities and group of friends in Detroit who are devoted to living their lives to the fullest.

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Untitled Joseph Kosinski Firefighter Project (Sales)

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The movie follows the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a group of firefighters who battled a the Yarnell Hill Fire in 2013 and lost 19 members.

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LIFE IN MOTION: AN UNLIKELY BALLERINA (SALES)

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Based on the biography of ballerina Misty Copeland who made history by becoming the first African American woman to be promoted to principal dancer with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre.

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The Rabbit Garden (Sales)

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Based on the life of Holocaust survivor and award-winning author Jerzy Kosinski.

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Unt. Dionne Warwick Project (Sales)

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Logline kept under wraps, but will be based on life of Dionne Warwick.

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Little Pink House (Sales)

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A nurse takes on a huge corporation that tries to seize homes in working class Connecticut neighborhood.

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ANDRE THE GIANT: CLOSER TO HEAVEN (SALES)

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Based on the graphic novel biography of the real life of Andre the Giant.

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{Exclusive} Columbia Sets Action-Adventure Pic “Agatha Christie” From Scribe Tom Shepherd

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One of the world’s most famous crime novelists may, once again, be headed to the big screen. Columbia is in development with an action-adventure take on Agatha Christie from writer Tom Shepherd.

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Agatha Christie (Sales)

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Pitched as Sherlock Holmes meets The Thomas Crown Affair, finds a young, adventurous Agatha Christie joining Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on a mission to track down the whereabouts of a missing oil tycoon.

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Untitled Angela Davis Biopic (Sales)

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Angela Davis, accused of murdering a federal judge, became the first woman on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted list, became an iconic symbol of an era.

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BREATHE (Serkis) (Sales)

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Based on true story of Robin, a handsome, brilliant, and adventurous man whose life takes a dramatic turn when polio leaves him paralyzed.

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Untitled Johnnie Cochran Film (Sales)

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The film follows the real-life lawyer’s landmark case of Signal Hill police brutality case in 1981.

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Exposure (Schore & Sethi) (Sales)

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Based on the life of Rosalind Franklin, the English chemist who made significant contributions to the discovery of DNA in the mid-20th century but never got the credit she deserved.

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THE CATCHER WAS A SPY (SALES)

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The only Major League ballplayer whose baseball card is on display at the CIA, Moe Berg has the singular distinction of having both a 15-year career as a catche and that of a spy for the OSS during WWII.

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CALLOUS DISREGARD: AUTISM AND VACCINES (SALES)

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Investigation of a potential link between chronic enterocolitis and neuropsychiatric dysfunction in 12 children.

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TERRIBLE VIRTUE (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)
The provocative and compelling story of one of the most fascinating and influential figures of the twentieth century: Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood.

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THE DAY DONNY HERBERT WORK UP (SALES)

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Donny Herbert fell into a vegetative state that lasted nearly a decade. Until one day he woke up and spoke almost nonstop to his family and loved ones for nearly sixteen hours.

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The Voyeur’s Motel (Sales)

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A Colorado man named Gerald Foos, a lifelong voyeur, opened a hotel primarily so he could watch guests having sex, through ceiling vents. He fancied himself as an observer of human behavior, but he sometimes did more than observe.

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ANOTHER DAY IN THE DEATH OF AMERICA (SALES)

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True story of the writer who investigated 10 children shot dead in one random day in America. None of the deaths made the national news, meaning it was just another day in America.

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Chasing Booth (Spec)

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Logline: In the aftermath of Lincoln’s assassination, a brilliant Union soldier chases the infamous John Wilkes Booth in one of the greatest manhunts in American history. Pitched in the vein of Public Enemies.

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GARO (Sales)

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The improbable story of how a young Armenian man emigrated to the United States, became a kicker in the NFL and eventually helped the Miami Dolphins win the Super Bowl in 1972.

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