Category Archives: 6 – THE SPEC MARKET (DB)
Norma, a hyper intelligent gorilla and her primatologist, Sarah, work together to save the latter’s baby in a world where small scale alien invasions have become routine.
Kept under wraps, but project is being pitched as a grounded sci-fi with time travel elements.
The story looks at gentrification and the culture clash around food when two Latina American cousins from the Bay Area find themselves fighting over an inherited rundown restaurant and the one thing that originally brought their families together — their late grandfather’s family recipes.
A cultural coming-of-age story about a career-driven Latina American during her “double quinceañera” — celebrated at age 30 because she missed having her first quinceñera at 15. She invites her parents, best friends, and brazen married cousin to a work trip disguised as a double quince, inviting trouble that could jeopardize her job and her relationships.
Story follows a New York stock broker who enlists the help of his girlfriend’s eccentric father to pull off the engagement of a lifetime — but quickly realizes the alliance could ruin everything.
Story centers on a homeschooled teenager who begins to suspect her mother is keeping a dark secret from her.
The story of NASA’S least likely female candidate, Sally Ride, as she becomes America’s most likely hero as the first American woman in space.
Project tells the true story of the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan (codename: Rawhide) in real time via multiple points of view – the Secret Service agents who tried to protect him, the officers investigating the shooter John Hinckley, and the Cabinet members engaged in a power struggle as they awaited Reagan’s fate.
A pizza delivery girl at the end of her financial rope has to fight for her life — and her tips — when her last order of the night turns out to be high society Satanists in need of a virgin sacrifice.
Story is based on the life of local baseball star Chance Smith, who committed suicide in 2012 at the age of 16 following a breakup.
Details are being ket under wraps, but the project is being pitched as a subversive action-comedy that looks at the speed of media in our current landscape.
Project is being pitched as a socio-political thriller that focuses on the world of tomorrow – a world drowning in it’s own agenda-driven censorship, and spiraling toward the beginning of an uprising.
Story centers on the mysterious origins behind the urban legend mind control video game.
Story is based on the true story of Greville Wynne, a British businessman who helped the CIA penetrate the Soviet nuclear program during the Cold War. Wynne and his Russian source, Oleg Penkovsky, provided the crucial intelligence that ended the Cuban Missile Crisis.
This is the untold true story of how a straight-arrow U.S. marshal and a hot-headed mafia hitman succeeded in breaking the mob and, in doing so, created the Witness Protection Program. Only much later did the world learn their success was based on a lie, a frame-up that became the greatest scandal in the history of the FBI.
Project details are being kept under wraps, but it’s being pitched as a high concept animated project.
Story follows an ex-journeyman boxer and aging enforcer who attempts to get back into the lives of his estranged children and clean up the messes of his past while coming to terms with the ruined landscape of his twenty-year career in crime.
Based on the Latin American/South American legend of SACi, the ghost of an Afro-Brazilian slave who ripped off his leg to free himself from his shackles, he is now the embodiment of rage of the oppressed.
When a reclusive author shelters a man who escaped captivity with her long-missing brother, they’re both tormented by the zealot responsible.
Details are being kept under wraps, but the project is being pitched as a grounded sci-fi story in the vein of Ex Machina.
An aspiring writer’s life is upended when he must take care of his mentally ill sister after their father passes away.
When his childhood drawings inexplicably come to life, a dad and his daughter must stop the havoc his beastly creations wreak upon their community. Being pitched as a four-quadrant franchise starter in the zone of Jumanji and Night at the Museum.
About the relationship between a man and his dachshund Lily using an octopus that attaches to Lily to grapple with ideas about illness, death and holding on (and letting go) to the pets we love.
A 12-year old girl of Indian descent lies to her classmates at a private day school in Atlanta about owning a cursed lamp that can end the world, and when challenged to light it, she awakens a being called the Sleeper, the Lord of Destruction.
Biopic about the reign and fall of Peter Gatien, the 1990s king of Gotham nightlife who owned the hip clubs Limelight and The Tunnel.
Following the disappearance of the book fair money he was entrusted to protect, a lactose intolerant middle school student with an addiction to dairy items must hone his detective skills to investigate the “seedy” underbelly of his school. It’s a fun spin on classic detective tales like Maltese Falcon, but with the built in franchise potential of a series akin to Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
Following a cataclysmic event that erases humanity’s memories, a woman wakes up with no memory of her young daughter but must find her amid the chaos using clues she left for herself and her maternal instincts.
Follows a woman who discovers she can breathe the air on Mars, upending her world and that of her fellow colonists.
A failed junior high drama teacher attends a musical theater summer camp for adults.