Category Archives: Spec Market

17 Bridges (Spec)

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Logline: A disgraced detective in the NYPD is given a shot at redemption when he is thrust into the center of a city-wide manhunt for the man accused of killing five cops in a botched robbery attempt. As the chase unfolds in a completely locked down Manhattan, the detective begins to uncover a massive conspiracy.

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FRANKENSTEIN WITH BENEFITS (Spec)

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Logline: Details kept under wraps, but pitched as Splash meets Bride of Frankenstein.

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THE WORTHLESS REMAINS (Spec)

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Logline: Details are being kept under wraps, but it’s being pitched as a southern gothic fable involving forbidden love, a slave uprising, and a mummy.

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{Exclusive} Hot New YA Sci-Fi Book Proposal “The Final Six” Drawing Film Rights & Publisher Bids

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The town is buzzing over a red hot book proposal from author Alexandra Monir, The Final Six, with publishers and producers from coast to coast simultaneously eyeing what has all the makings of a high-concept family/YA sci-fi franchise.

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The Final Six (Film Rights)

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Imagines a present-day world under a first-of-its-kind coalition between the United Nations and the international space agencies, with a plot to send a team of six intrepid teenagers to create the first human settlement on Jupiter’s icy moon, Europa.

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{Exclusive} David Barnett’s High Concept Sci-Fi Novel “Calling Major Tom” Heats Up The Rights Market

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Combining elements of The Martian and It’s a Wonderful Life, the book follows the story of a man who has given up on the world, but soon discovers in the most unlikely way that the world might not have given up on him.

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Calling Major Tom (Film Rights)

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The story of a man who has given up on the world, but discovers in the most unlikely way that it might not have given up on him.

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Diaspora (Spec)

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Logline: In a near future threatened by exponential advances in artificial intelligence, a brilliant young engineer finds herself at the center of an eccentric billionaire’s bid to alter the trajectory of human civilization.

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{Exclusive} Minhal Baig’s Coming-Of-Age Spec “Hala” Hits The Market Bolstered By Proof-Of-Concept Short

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The buzz is building around writer-director Minhal Baig’s coming-of-age spec Hala thanks in part to her remarkable proof-of-concept short film that explores a Muslim American teenager discovering her sexuality.

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HALA (Spec)

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Logline: A Muslim American girl struggles to reconcile desire with family obligations.

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THE REASON YOU’RE ALIVE (SALES)

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A man must move home to assist his estranged, aging father – a Vietnam veteran.

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{Exclusive} Felicia Yap’s High-Concept Debut “The Day After Yesterday” Thrills The Rights Market

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A high-concept psychological thriller from a fresh new voice in fiction, The Day After Yesterday is up-and-coming novelist Felicia Yap’s debut, and it’s already building buzz on the TV and film rights market.

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THE DAY AFTER YESTERDAY (Film Rights)

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In a world where a person’s memory stops working after the age of 18, most people can only remember the past 24 hours, and must keep e-diaries to remind them what they did, what they felt and who they loved, a married couple struggles to solve a mysterious murder.

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MAN ALIVE (Sales)

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Details are being kept under wraps, but being described as ‘elevated sci-fi’.

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Women In Business (Sales)

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Centers on two competitive women who are sent on a business trip to Canada. There, they hire a third woman off Craigslist to act as their intern, which derails their trip.

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{Exclusive} Ellen Feldman’s Portrait Of Planned Parenthood Founder Builds Buzz On The Rights Market

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Ellen Feldman tackles controversial historical figure Margaret Sanger and the creation of Planned Parenthood in her timely new novel Terrible Virtue, which is currently building buzz on the TV and film rights market.

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ROOTED (Spec Pilot)

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Logline: When their estate is threatened with financial ruin, a decades old mystery surrounding four sisters born into an esteemed winemaking family will be unearthed, one that threatens not only the family business, but also the foundation of the family itself.

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Women In Business (Spec)

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Logline: Centers on two competitive women who are sent on a business trip to Canada. There, they hire a third woman off Craigslist to act as their intern, which derails their trip.

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TERRIBLE VIRTUE (Film Rights)

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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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{Exclusive} “Virals” Author Brendan Reichs Stirs Up Rights Market With Forthcoming YA Novel “Nemesis”

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Looking for the next Katniss Everdeen? Brendan Reichs’s forthcoming YA novel may have your answer, as the television and film rights for the inventive new science-fiction series are already causing a stir on the market.

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NEMESIS (FILM RIGHTS)

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The planet is facing destruction, and there’s nothing Min can do about it. But she has more immediate problems – like the man who shows up every two years to murder her.

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STUBER (Sales)

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An action comedy that takes place in one harrowing night of an Uber driver named Stu.

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{Exclusive} Markerstone Spec “The Man On Lincoln’s Nose” Heats Up Market Heading Into The Weekend

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The spec market is heating up yet again as the buzz around P.J. McIlvaine’s The Man On Lincoln’s Nose begins to build. The script, centered on the man who sculpted Mt. Rushmore, has made its way into the hands of some big name producers heading into the weekend…

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Untitled Escaped Convict Comedy (Sales)

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An escaped convict teams up with an unlikely partner to stop his girlfriend from getting married.

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Untitled Escape Convict Comedy (Pitch)

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Logline: An escaped convict teams up with an unlikely partner to stop his girlfriend from getting married.

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THE VOYEUR’S MOTEL (FILM RIGHTS)

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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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The Chronicles Of The Three Princes: The Battle For Grimm

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Everyone knows fairy tales’ most famous princesses – Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and Beauty from “Beauty and the Beast” – but what about their three princes? Prince Edward (aka Prince Charming), Prince Ansel, and Prince Taron, are estranged cousins who must band together in in order to save their kingdoms from a vengeful witch.

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Exposure (Schore & Sethi) (Spec)

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Logline: Based on the life of Rosalind Franklin, the English chemist who made significant contributions to the discovery of DNA in the mid-20th century.

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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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RUBY’S PRAYER (Film Rights)

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Story of a Texas-based family during the spring of 1880, still recovering from the deep wounds of the Civil War, reveling in the final days of the Wild West and navigating through the birth of the Industrial Age.

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