Category Archives: Spec Market

THE MIRROR THIEF (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMFollows the interweaving narratives of three driven men all connected by a mysterious book. The core story is set in Venice in the sixteenth century, when the famed makers of Venetian glass were perfecting one of the old world’s most wondrous inventions: the mirror.

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DreamWorks & Montecito Pictures Win Female Ensemble Spec “Besties”

DreamworksAfter a heated bidding war, comedy spec Besties has landed at DreamWorks with Montecito Pictures, with a deal in the low-to-mid six figures. The spec is the first feature from Cassie Daniels and Mark Bartosic.

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BESTIES (DreamWorks) (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA woman finds a long lost love note and sets off on a road trip with her three best friends to break up the wedding of her childhood crush.

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My Best Friend Is An Asshole (Spec)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: Story details are being kept under wraps, but being pitched as The Spectacular Now meets Forgetting Sarah Marshall. 

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Untitled Lauryn Kahn Action Comedy (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMTwo FBI agents go deep undercover as a married couple on a reality show about rich Los Angeles housewives.

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Untitled Lauryn Kahn Action Comedy (Pitch)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: Two FBI agents go deep undercover as a married couple on a reality show about rich Los Angeles housewives.

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Bad Monkeys (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)Jane Charlotte has been arrested for murder. She tells police that she is a member of a secret organization devoted to fighting evil; her division is called the Department for the Final Disposition of Irredeemable Persons—”Bad Monkeys” for short.

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Untitled Jeffrey Brown Biopic (Pitch)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMFollows the life of Baptist Reverend Jeffrey Brown, who helped fight for the decline in gang violence in Boston during the 1990s and beyond.

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Dance Moms (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMFollows the lives of young dancers beginning their training and their competitive, bickering mothers.

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Fruit Loops (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMStory details are being kept under wraps, but being pitched in the vein of One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest.

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A Crooked Somebody (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMWhen a self-dubbed psychic medium and charismatic charlatan who is kidnapped by an emotionally unhinged man. But the ruthlessly celebrity-seeking showman decides to use the situation to his advantage, with devastating repercussions.

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“Heartless,” The New Fantasy Novel From Marissa Meyer Enchants The Film Rights Market (EXCLUSIVE)

Heartless Marissa Meyer ExcerptFrom the New York Times-bestselling author Marissa Meyer, Heartless is the story of Alice in Wonderland’s Queen of Hearts that we never knew — until now. Set to be published on November 8, 2016 by Feiwel & Friends, this young adult novel is already making a wondrous impression on the film rights market.

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Heartless (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)Long before she was the terror of Wonderland — the infamous Queen of Hearts — she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love.

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Fruit Loops (Pitch)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: Story details are being kept under wraps, but being pitched in the vein of One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest.

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The Parent Agency (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)Barry Bennett is sick of his parents. They’re boring, too strict, and it’s their fault his name is Barry. So he makes a wish for better ones—and is whisked away to the Parent Agency, where kids get to pick out their perfect parents. But as he’s about to discover, choosing a new mom and dad isn’t as simple as it sounds…

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Worst Tinder Date Ever (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMTwo people in Los Angeles go on a Tinder date that turns into a night of disasters.

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Worst Tinder Date Ever (Pitch)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMTwo people in Los Angeles go on a Tinder date that turns into a night of disasters.

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Untitled James Strouse Comedy (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMAn aspiring playwright in New York City is trying hard to get over a recent break-up when she meets a man who’s also recovering from a recent split. Together, they figure out a way to make it through the tough times and, along the way, realize they like each other – a lot.

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Inheritance (Spec)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: When the patriarch of a wealthy and powerful family passes away, his eldest son receives a secret inheritance that threatens to destroy his life and his family’s reputation… unless he can discover the truth and keep it buried.

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GENESIS (Spec)

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TARGET TOKYO (Spec)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: An untested combat pilot leads a crew of 80 men in 16 bombers on a daring mission to strike at Japan in retaliation for Pearl Harbor. After successfully hitting their targets, the planes crash in occupied China and the surviving pilots must evade enemy troops in the hope of escaping with their lives.

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Plutona (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)A coming-of-age story which centers on five kids who discover the body of the world’s greatest super hero in the woods after school one day.

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Paradigm Burns Up Market With Red Hot Comedy Spec “Besties” – Now Into Multiple Territories (EXCLUSIVE)

Heat meter The summertime spec market is heating up once again as red hot comedy Besties from scribes Cassie Daniels and Mark Bartosic makes its way into all major studios.

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Jessica Buchanan’s Harrowing Tale, As Told In “Impossible Odds,” Stirs Up Film Rights Market (EXCLUSIVE)

Impossible Odds ExcerptDescribed as “spellbinding” by the NY Journal of Books, Impossible Odds recounts the horrifying kidnapping of Jessica Buchanan and her colleague by a band of Somali pirates, as well as their rescue by Navy SEAL Team Six. Originally published in 2013, and written by Buchanan along with her husband Erik Landemalm and Anthony Flacco, the book is heating up the film rights market.

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IMPOSSIBLE ODDS (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)Based on the real life kidnapping of Jessica Buchanan by Somalian pirates and the 93 day near death hostage negotiations, which lead to her dramatic rescue in the middle of the night by SEAL Team Six.

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The Plane (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMStory details are being kept under wraps, but described as a high-concept action-thriller.

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The Plane (Pitch)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: Story details are being kept under wraps, but described as a high-concept action-thriller.

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Besties (Spec)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: A woman finds a long lost love note and sets off on a road trip with her three best friends to break up the wedding of her childhood crush.

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A Crooked Somebody (Spec)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMWhen a self-dubbed psychic medium and charismatic charlatan who is kidnapped by an emotionally unhinged man. But the ruthlessly celebrity-seeking showman decides to use the situation to his advantage, with devastating repercussions.

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IN MY SHOES (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)Autobiography of Jimmy Choo co-founder Tamara Mellon. Follows her troubled childhood and moves through her time as a young editor at Vogue.

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