Category Archives: Spec Market

THE EXPLORERS CLUB (FILM RIGHTS)

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Tells the story of Sebastian, a careful boy who teams up with the risk-taking Evie in search of her grandfather who’s being held as ransom for a map leading to the fountain of youth. The two set out to reunite her grandfather’s old explorer team, the Filipendulous Five, in order to find him.

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} Award-Winner Adrienne Kress’ “The Explorers Club” On The Market, Michael De Luca Producing

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Tells the story of Sebastian, a careful boy who teams up with the risk-taking Evie in search of her grandfather who’s being held as ransom for a map leading to the fountain of youth.

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THE LITTLE PARIS BOOKSHOP (FILM RIGHTS)

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A bookseller with a knack for finding just the right book for making others feel better embarks on a journey in pursuit of his own happiness, searching for the woman who broke his heart 21 years ago.

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} Nina George’s International Bestseller “The Little Paris Bookshop” Hits The U.S. Market

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International best-selling author Nina George is out with her latest book, The Little Paris Bookshop. Initially published in Germany, the romantic novel has since been translated into over thirty languages and has spent nearly four weeks on the New York Times best-seller list following its U.S. publication in June.

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DRAGONS VS. DRONES (FILM RIGHTS)

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Pitched as Eragon meets Transformers, when a young computer genius is chased by sleek, high-tech drones into a land populated by Godzilla-size dragons, he realizes he’s set off a war between the two that only he can stop.

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} Award-Winning Author Wesley King Hits The Market With Sci-Fi Fantasy “Dragons Vs. Drones”

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Award-winning young adult author Wesley King is out with his latest book, Dragons Vs. Drones. Pitched as Eragon meets Transformers, the novel centers on a young computer genius who accidentally sets off a war between sleek, high-tech drones and Godzilla-size dragons.

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DRONE (SPEC)

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Thirteen anarchists, arrested and imprisoned under the Patriot Act, get a second chance at freedom when they agree to do a secret mission on behalf of the government.

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THE INGENIOUS MR. PYKE: INVENTOR, FUGITIVE, SPY (AKA CHURCHILL’S ICEMAN) (FILM RIGHTS)

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Tells the extraordinary true story of Geoffrey Pyke, an inventor, war reporter, escaped prisoner, campaigner, father, educator, and all-around misunderstood genius, who was described as one of the world’s greatest minds, yet remains virtually unknown today.

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{TB Exclusive} Best-Selling British Author Henry Hemming Out With “The Ingenious Mr. Pyke: Inventor, Fugitive, Spy”

ingeniousmrpykeBest-selling English author Henry Hemming’s latest book, The Ingenious Mr. Pyke: Inventor, Fugitive, Spy, has hit the market. Originally published in the UK under the title Churchill’s Iceman, the fascinating biography tells the story of Geoffrey Pyke, an inventor, war reporter, escaped prisoner, campaigner, father, educator, and misunderstood genius.

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THE SHAVE (SPEC)

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A dirty cop, exonerated in the murder of a high school honor student, visits the boy’s father at his barbershop, and while receiving a straight razor shave listens to him recount the story of his son’s life.

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ELI (SPEC)

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Having moved into a “clean house” to treat his auto-immune disorder, 11-year-old Eli begins to believe that the house is haunted. Unable to leave, Eli soon realizes that the house, and the doctor who runs it, are more sinister than they appear.

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BED REST (SALES)

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{HEAT METER} SMOLDERING SPEC “BED REST” SCORCHING THROUGH HOLLYWOOD

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Story details of the much buzzed-about thriller BED REST written by Lori Evans Taylor are being tightly kept under wraps, but we’re hearing it’s being pitched as a smart character-driven contained thriller.

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BED REST (SPEC)

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Centers on a expectant mother, who due to the nature of her pregnancy, is confined to bed rest, where supernatural occurrences begin to happen.

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RIDE (SALES)

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Logline: When a young female undergraduate, driving home for the holidays, is kidnapped, she must escape from the trunk of a car after her wealthy family botches the ransom drop.

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SPECIAL AGENT JACKIE FOX (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMA gung-ho Secret Service agent’s dream of guarding the President turns into a nightmare when she uncovers evidence that he may not be human.

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OVERKILL (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMA small-time crook is cursed to die a thousand times, but when he turns to his beautiful “world-saver” parole officer for help, he finally discovers something worth dying for, again, and again…

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UNTITLED EMOJI PROJECT (SALES)

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Logline: Kept under wraps, but centers on the Emoji, the wildly popular lovable round-headed figures used in text messaging and social media.

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HOMEGROWN (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMA teenage boy, raised in total seclusion and indoctrinated by his enigmatic father, is sent to live with a foster family enrolled in a public high school when his father is incarcerated, causing the boy to question everything he’s learned and threatening his relationship with his unpredictable father.

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BRIGHTER NIGHTS (SALES)

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Logline: Deep in the woods, the lives of a runaway teen and a terminally ill writer collide, resulting in the indelible social transformation of both.

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Hot New Spec “SEE SOMETHING” Out From Verve And Industry Heading Into Studios!

screen_shot_2015-04-30_at_4.36.11_pm Writer of new Steve Carell starrer and former Hit List and Black List writer sees his latest spec heading into studios with big names attached.

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THE POINT (SPEC PILOT)

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Pitched as Twin Peaks meets Desperate Housewives. When a wealthy family on the brink of dissolution is forced into the witness protection program, they discover that the small town they are relocated to may not be quite the second chance they were hoping for.

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Untitled Urban Explorers (Pitch)

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Kept under wraps, but said to be a young-adult action-adventure set in New York City’s Lower East Side.

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{HEAT METER} Red Hot Spec “Medusa And Athena” Tearing Up The Town!

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The YA fantasy spec is pitched as Maleficent meets Wicked with insane franchise potential, presenting a new twist on an iconic villain. Sources relate that the project is being viewed as a possible tentpole, with everyone in town aching to read.

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REPENTANCE (SPEC)

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When a bomb kills his daughter, a policeman leaves all behind to track a terrorist to the USA — but within hours his carefully laid plan is destroyed, and everyone he meets wields an agenda as extreme as his own.

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{HEAT METER} Paradigm/Benderspink Spec “Medusa And Athena” Heats Up Into More Territories!

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The YA tentpole spins a new origin story for Medusa the gorgon, the iconic figure from Greek literature whose hair was made of deadly vipers and gaze turned men to stone.

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THE AGENCY (FILM RIGHTS)

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Centers on the true story of when an army of well-paid “trolls” wreaked havoc all around the Internet and in real-life American communities from a nondescript office building in St. Petersburg, Russia.

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} Award-Winning Journalist Adrian Chen’s NY Times Article “The Agency” Hits The Market

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Originally published in June in the New York Times Magazine, the article centers on the true story of when an army of well-paid “trolls” wreaked havoc all around the Internet and in real-life American communities from a nondescript office building in Russia.

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UNTITLED EMOJI PROJECT (PITCH)

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Kept under wraps, but centers on the Emoji, the wildly popular lovable round-headed figures used in text messaging and social media.

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{HEAT METER} Hot Paradigm/Benderspink Spec “Medusa And Athena” Blazes Into First Round Of Territories

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Plot details are kept mum, but the spec tells a new origin story for Medusa the gorgon, the iconic figure from Greek literature whose hair was made of deadly vipers and gaze turned men to stone.

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