Up-and-coming screenwriter David Case, who is currently a finalist in 2017 Launch Pad Feature Competition, has signed with literary manager Jeff Portnoy at Bellevue Productions, the Tracking Board has learned.
Case’s script, The Noble Woman, tells the remarkable true story of a 16th Century French noblewoman who must fight to survive under impossible conditions when she and her lover are marooned on a remote Canadian island during an expedition to the New World. Launch Pad judges have praised it for being cinematic and beautifully told, saying its resilient protagonist is catnip for top actresses seeking an awards-worthy role.
The Noble Woman recently advanced to the Top 10 of the 2017 Launch Pad Feature Competition, which will announce its winners on March 13.
Case is a graduate of both Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY and The Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, CT. An accomplished illustrator, he has created one children’s book, and storyboarded hundreds of commercials for ad agencies. He has also storyboarded action scenes for several films, including A Brooklyn State of Mind as well as Montana, starring Kyra Sedgwick and Stanley Tucci. He even served as principal storyboard artist for NBC’s Third Watch while living in Brooklyn. Most recently, his pilot Amerika was performed as a vodcast by Afterbuzz TV, and he completed work on an action-comedy for producer Joel Silver.
The news comes on the heels of Portnoy signing Case’s fellow Launch Pad alum Amber Alexander. Portnoy and Bellevue currently have several hot projects out on the market, including a spec about former Gawker editor A.J. Daulerio titled Just the Facts.
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