Category Archives: Spec Market

THE SHAMBLING GUIDE TO NEW YORK CITY (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)A travel writer takes a job with a shady publishing company in New York, only to find that she must write a guide to the city – for the undead!

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TREATY (Spec Pilot)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: Story is being pitched as a big sci-fi twist on The Firm, and centers on a young lawyer/recruit who is tasked to help the firm defend a Treaty as old as civilization itself, which is set to expire.

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Jennifer Lawrence, Adam McKay, Roland Emmerich Drive Spec Market To Three Huge Sales Ahead Of Holiday (EXCLUSIVE)

s-jennifer-lawrence-javier-bardem-co-starsIt was a banner day on the spec market, as three major sales went down. The Jennifer Lawrence-Adam McKay pitch Bad Blood was the first to find a home, followed closely by Moonfall from director Roland Emmerich and Mary from Anthony Jaswinski.

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Tooley Productions Sets Sail With Haunted Ship Spec “Mary” From “The Shallows” Scribe Anthony Jaswinksi

anthony j excerptThe Shallows scribe Anthony Jaswinski is having a pretty good month. Not only is his shark thriller hitting theaters this weekend, but his spec Mary has just been bought by Tooley Productions in a competitive situation, with several buyers circling the red hot script.

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Stephanie Danler Debut “Sweetbitter” Turns Up The Burners On The Film Rights Market (EXCLUSIVE)

sweetbitter excerptSet in the seductive world of Manhattan’s fine dining industry, Sweetbitteris the debut novel from author Stephanie Danler that has been cooking with fire on the TV and film rights market and has become one of the summer’s hottest reads since it hit bookshelves in May.

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Sweetbitter (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)When a twenty two year-old woman comes to New York, she manages to land a job as a “backwaiter” at a celebrated downtown Manhattan restaurant. What follows is her education: in oysters, Champagne, the appellations of Burgundy, friendship, cocaine, lust, love, and dive bars.

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Son Of Shaolin (Pitch)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMA contemporary Kung-Fu story that intertwines Shaolin mythology with many of the current issues faced by teens growing up in a gentrifying neighborhood like Harlem.

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Jennifer Lawrence-Adam McKay “Bad Blood” Pitch Triggers Massive Bidding War

Heat meter The bidding war for Adam McKay’s Theranos medical drama Bad Blood is starting to heat up, with nine offers on the table for the package that includes Jennifer Lawrence and a book proposal from Pulitzer Prize winning author John Carreyou.

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Metropolitan Opera Star Biography “Sing For Your Life” From Daniel Bergner Makes Noise On The Rights Market (EXCLUSIVE)

sing excerptBergner’s latest nonfiction, which is set to be published in September, has been described as, “a touching, triumphant story of a young black man’s journey from violence and despair to one of the world’s most elite artistic institutions.”

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Sing For Your Life (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)The story of Ryan Speedo Green, who went from a hard knocks upbringing and stints in juvenile facilities to an award-winning rising star in the world of opera.

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Our Chemical Hearts (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)An ambitious boy, who thinks of himself as a hopeless romantic, falls for a girl with a broken past while they work at the high school paper.

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Adam McKay, Jennifer Lawrence Theranos Medical Drama Pitch Heats Up Market Heading Into Weekend

Heat meterEarlier this month, we learned that Jennifer Lawrence was teaming up with Adam McKay for a film about embattled medical company Theranos. Now the package is out to potential buyers – the list of which continues to grow as this heads into the weekend.

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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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Trigger Warning (Spec)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: Described as a female-driven hybrid of First Blood and John Wick, where a reluctant heroine reveals herself in a small town.

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THE FAKE (Spec)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMAbout a girl, who on the eve of her big interview at Princeton, decides to get herself a fake ID – unbeknownst to her, she’s inheriting the identity of a cyberterrorist who is at large.

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Supremacy (Spec)

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Logline: Story details being kept under wraps.

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“Captain Phillips” Author Stephan Talty Stirs Up The Rights Market With Mob Drama “The Black Hand” (EXCLUSIVE)

61298Best-selling author Stephan Talty is back on the rights market with a new work of historical non-fiction, The Black Hand. Set in turn-of-the-century New York, the book recounts the career of NYPD detective Joseph Petrosino, who helped take down the precursor to the Italian Mafia.

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THE BLACK HAND (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)Set in turn-of-the-century New York and follows NYPD detective Joseph Petrosino. He was known as the “Italian Sherlock Holmes” for his clever sleuthing abilities and love of disguises.

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Horror Spec “Mary” From “The Shallows” Scribe Anthony Jaswinski Sets Market On Fire As It Heads Into Multiple Territories (EXCLUSIVE)

Heat meterMary, pitched as The Shining/The Conjuring on a boat, has made its way into the hands of some of the biggest producers in town, and with some huge talent circling, it looks like it could be the latest feeding frenzy to hit the spec market.

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As “Independence Day: Resurgence” Makes Landfall, Two Alien Themed Action Specs Compete On The Market (EXCLUSIVE)

alien invasionWith the summer blockbuster season heating up and Independence Day: Resurgence going wide later this month, two similarly titled alien invasion specs have hit the market in an attempt to draw some of the residual heat surrounding the belated sequel to the 1996 hit.

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Moonfall (Emmerich) (Spec)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: When an asteroid hits the moon, an unlikely band of misfits must come together to travel to the moon and harness the alien technology left behind to stop it from colliding with the earth.

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The Fall (Bridges) (Spec)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: Finding themselves in the middle of an alien invasion, a newly divorced couple must survive a dangerous real-time journey on foot from downtown Atlanta to the suburbs, where their young children are home alone.

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Netflix Makes Preemptive Film Rights Offer On Red Hot “Vor” Manuscript By Newcomer Author Rimma Rose (EXCLUSIVE)

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The Tracking Board is hearing from multiple sources that Netflix has a preemptive film rights offer on the table for an unpublished Vor manuscript by newcomer author Rimma Rose. The story is being described as The Godfather meets Eastern Promises.

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VOR (Film Rights)

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Described as The Godfather meets Eastern Promises. In the Russian Mafia, a “Vor” is a made man; an honor only given when the recruit shows loyalty beyond measure, with members of the Vor-world accept the code of the “Thief within the Law”.

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Paradigm & Circle Of Confusion Launch “Mary” Spec From “The Shallows” Scribe Anthony Jaswinski (EXCLUSIVE)

anthony j excerptThe market is buzzing as Paradigm and Circle of Confusion launch the latest spec script from The Shallows screenwriter Anthony Jaswinski, Mary, which is being pitched as The Shining meets The Conjuring on a boat.

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Untitled Adam McKay Medical Drama (Pitch)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMStory is based on embattled medical company Theranos and its 32 year-old founder Elizabeth Holmes.

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MARY (Spec)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: Story details are being kept under wraps, but spec is being pitched as The Shining or The Conjuring on a boat

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Paradigm And Artillery Creative Hit Market With “Elea” Spec Based On Acclaimed René Barjavel Novel (EXCLUSIVE)

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Elea is a hot new spec that’s melting the market today, based on French novelist René Barjavel’s 1968 best-seller “La Nuit des Temps” also known as “The Night of Time”.

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ELEA (Spec)

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Logline: Pitched as a high concept sci-fi in the vein of Passengers and Story of Your Life, story centers on the discovery of two humans, suspended in time for 10,000 years, who may hold the keys to humanity’s existence and survival, if the world is ready to listen.

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Every Man A Menace (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)
When the biggest shipment of MDMA hits the U.S., a global mix of criminal opportunists scramble to leverage the chaos, eliminate their competition and make the big score.

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