PRESENTING THE 2016 HIT LIST – THE BEST SPEC SCRIPTS OF THE YEAR

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THE 2016 HIT LIST

Presenting the Best Spec Scripts of 2016

For the seventh year in a row we are proud to present Hollywood’s picks for the best specs scripts of the year – The Hit List! With almost 400 specs from more than 450 writers eligible for this years list, it was once again one of the largest creative pools to select from, a task our 500 film executives did not take lightly as they cast more than 2,600 votes for who they deemed the best of 2016!

Featuring 92 scripts, 101 writers, more than 70 production companies & studios, 46 different agencies & management companies, and more than 200 individual reps, this year’s list is one of the most diverse and exciting we’ve ever released.

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81

I, TONYA by Steven Rogers
Story centers on the irony free, wildly contradictory, totally true interviews with Tonya Harding and Jeff Gillooly.

GENRE
Comedy | Drama

REPRESENTATION
Gersh | Bayard Maybank, Greg Pedicin, Lee Keele

STATUS
Clubhouse Pictures, LuckyChap Entertainment
Bryan Unkeless, Margot Robbie, producing.

BIOGRAPHY
Steven’s extensive writing credits include HOPE FLOATS, STEPMOM, KATE AND LEOPOLD, EARTHLY POSSESSIONS, P.S. I LOVE YOU, and LOVE THE COOPERS, and he hopes to add another with his original FLORA PLUM. He is in pre-production on I, TONYA, with Margot Robbie attached to star and produce.

78

LETTERS FROM ROSEMARY by Nick Yarborough
Tells the true story of Rose Marie “Rosemary” Kennedy, who received one of the rst prefrontal lobotomies which left her permanently incapacitated.

GENRE
Biopic | Drama

REPRESENTATION
WME | Simon Faber, Tanya Cohen
Epicenter | Allard Cantor, Jarrod Murray

STATUS
Anonymous Content
Doug Wald, Steve Golin producing.

BIOGRAPHY
After his spec was discovered earlier this year and helped him earn a place on the 2016 Young & Hungry List, Nick’s script LETTERS FROM ROSEMARY was set up at Anonymous Content with Emma Stone attached to star, Sam Gold to direct, and Steve Golin and Doug Wald producing.

75

MAN ALIVE by Joe Greenberg
After an alien consciousness takes over the minds of every human but one, the lone outsider must navigate a shaky truce with the alien hive mind, soon learning that there may be another person out there like him – someone with bad intentions.

GENRE
Action | Sci-Fi

REPRESENTATION
Verve | Bryan Besser, Parker Davis
Good Fear Films + Management | Jake Wagner, Jake Weiner, Scott Stoops

STATUS
20th Century Fox | 26 Keys, Good Fear Films + Management
Chris Bender, Jake Wagner, Jake Weiner, John Cameron, Leigh Kittay, Noah Hawley producing.

BIOGRAPHY
Joe’s script sold to Fox and 26 Keys, was featured on the 2016 Blood List, and helped land him on the 2016 Young & Hungry List. Previously, his elevated sci- spec BACKVOID took the best screenplay award at 2015 Screamfest LA and his thriller spec PLAIN JANE was a 2014 Nicholl quarter nalist.

69

LIFE ITSELF by Dan Fogelman
A multi-generational love story that weaves together a number of characters whose lives intersect over the course of decades from the streets of New York to the Spanish countryside and back.

GENRE
Comedy | Drama | Romance

REPRESENTATION
WME | Ari Greenburg, Danny Greenberg
Management 360 | Eryn Brown

STATUS
FilmNation, Rhode Island Ave. Productions, Temple Hill , Marty Bowen, Wyck Godfrey producing.

BIOGRAPHY
An A-list screenwriter known for penning some of the biggest hits of the 2000s and 2010s, and with a diverse resume ranging from CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE to CARS, Dan made his directorial debut with 2015’s DANNY COLLINS. Most recently he created hit TV shows THIS IS US for NBC and PITCH for Fox, and he’ll be returning to directing with , which is set up at FilmNation with Oscar Isaac starring.

65

THE POST by Liz Hannah
Based on the real story of the Pentagon Papers and the Washington Post’s editor and publisher
challenging the federal government to publish them in 1971.

GENRE
Drama | Period

REPRESENTATION
UTA | Carolyn Sivitz, Dan Erlij, Keya Khayatian
Echo Lake Entertainment | Brittany Kahan, Chelsea Benson, Graciella Sanchez

STATUS
Pascal Pictures, Star Thrower Entertainment Amy Pascal producing.

BIOGRAPHY
Originally from New York, Liz moved to Los Angeles to attend graduate school at AFI. After graduating with an MFA in producing, Liz spent the next few years working in development before transitioning to writing full time. Since then, she has found success in both features and TV, with true story getting picked up by Pascal Pictures and Star Thrower Entertainment.

61

ADRIFT by Aaron Kandell & Jordan Kandell
In this incredible true story of love and survival, Tami Ashcraft sails into the heart of a hurricane and embarks on a harrowing 41 day odyssey against impossible odds to save the man she loves.

GENRE
Drama | Romance

REPRESENTATION
WME | Jeff Gorin, Lindsay Dunn, Matt Solo, Tanya Cohen
Hopscotch Pictures | Sukee Chew

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
Twin brothers Aaron and Jordan most recently worked on Disney’s MOANA. They previously wrote SIDEKICKS, which they sold as a pitch to Fox and Chernin Entertainment, and the 2013 Black List and Hit List script THE GOLDEN RECORD, set up at Endgame Entertainment with Mike Cahill attached to direct. They also sold the television drama pitch NASA to Legendary for Lorenzo Di Bonaventura to produce, and Baltasar Kormakur is attached to direct .

60

BLOND AMBITION by Elyse Hollander
Based on the true story of Madonna in 1980s New York as she struggles to get her first album released while navigating fame, romance, and a music industry that views women as disposable.

GENRE
Biopic | Drama | Period

REPRESENTATION
WME | Simon Faber, Tanya Cohen
Bellevue Productions | John Zaozirny

STATUS
Bellevue Productions, Michael De Luca Productions, RatPac Entertainment John Zaozirny, Michael De Luca, Brett Ratner producing.

BIOGRAPHY
Elyse, a native of Los Angeles and graduate of UCLA’s undergraduate lm program, has written and directed numerous award-winning shorts, and previously worked at Anonymous Content, Universal Pictures, and for director Alejandro G. Inarritu, assisting on Oscar Best Picture winner BIRDMAN.

59

THE TIME TRAVELER’S LA RONDE by Tom Dean
Five hundred years after the invention of time travel, a man journeys through a series of relationships in an attempt to understand love and heartbreak.

GENRE
Drama | Romance | Sci-Fi

REPRESENTATION
WME | Lindsay Aubin, Meyash Prabhu, Roger Green, Tanya Cohen, Theresa Kang-Lowe
Circle of Confusion | Daniela Garcia-Brcek, Zach Cox

STATUS
Circle of Confusion Michael Maher producing.

BIOGRAPHY
Originally from Southern California, Tom studied at DePaul University in Chicago where he received a Bachelor of Arts in digital cinema. His feature CAROLINA CAROLINE was a 2016 PAGE Awards nalist, selected as a Featured Script on The Black List, helped earn him a spot on the 2016 Young & Hungry List, and is now set up at Jurassic Party Productions with Brian Duf eld and Nicki Cortese producing.

57

AMERICAN REBEL by Christopher Cosmos
Based on the life of Deborah Sampson, a woman from Massachusetts who disguised herself as a man in order to join the Continental Army and ght for her country’s independence during the Revolutionary War.

GENRE
Biopic | Drama | War

REPRESENTATION
Paradigm | Adrian Garcia, Christopher Smith, David Boxerbaum
Madhouse Entertainment | Adam Kolbrenner

STATUS
Sony | Madhouse Entertainment, Pascal Pictures Adam Kolbrenner, Amy Pascal producing.

BIOGRAPHY
Christopher is a former Creative Executive who is currently writing the RED SONJA remake for Millennium Films with Troublemaker Studios producing, and adapting the comic book LANGLEY HIGH, which he also wrote, for JC Spink, Chris Bender, and Stephen L’Heureux to produce. He previously wrote for Covert Media with Bill Block producing.

55

BEING CHRISTIAN by Jesse Maiman
A Texas lowlife is “born-again” and, over the next 20 years, builds an empire out of a prayer circle in his backyard, spanning publishing, broadcasting, and politics; all while fending off demons from his past.

GENRE
Drama

REPRESENTATION
Lee Stobby Entertainment | Lee Stobby

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
A Cincinnati native, Jesse worked in feature production at 20th Century Fox before turning to writing full time. He studied screenwriting at Yale University and holds an MFA in producing from UCLA, where he won the Jury Prize at the 2013 Producers Marketplace. Jesse teaches Film History at the New York Film Academy – LA.

54

THE PRICE IS RIGHT by Barry Schwartz
True story of the couple that scammed THE PRICE IS RIGHT and became the first contestants to bid a perfect number on the Showcase Showdown.

GENRE
Comedy | Drama | Period

REPRESENTATION
WME | David Stone, Jeff Gorin, Meyash Prabhu The Gotham Group | Jeremy Bell

STATUS
Mary Rolich, Seth Gordon producing.

BIOGRAPHY
Barry is a writer on BAYWATCH, starring Dwayne Johnson, which Paramount will release in May 2017, and director Seth Gordon will team up with Barry again on his new spec THE PRICE IS RIGHT. Barry’s pilot TAKE IT FROM US was shot at NBC and he previously developed SOBER BUDDIES with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg at AMC.

51

BURN RUN by Matthew Tente
An American mercenary team hired to escort a 20-ton heroin seizure across war-torn Afghanistan gets caught up in a botched drug deal when their leader goes rogue, and allies suddenly become enemies. THREE KINGS meets MAD MAX.

GENRE
Action | Thriller

REPRESENTATION
Good Fear Films + Management | Jake Wagner

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
A 2015 Launch Pad Alum for his pilot THE DAWN OF THE DRUG WAR, Matthew worked as an assistant to acclaimed writer-director Scott Cooper on his last two lms, and now writes full time. He is currently developing his spec RIDE SHARE with WWE Studios.

49

O2 by Christie LeBlanc
A woman wakes in a cryogenic pod, alone, with no memory and no way out. All she knows is that she has 90 minutes of oxygen left and must gure out how to save herself, while discovering who she really is, who put her there, and most importantly… why?

GENRE
Sci-Fi | Thriller

REPRESENTATION
CAA | Joe Mann, Pete Stein
Echo Lake Entertainment | Adam Riback, James Engle

STATUS
Echo Lake Entertainment
Adam Riback, James Engle producing.

BIOGRAPHY
Hailing from Ottawa, Canada, Christie honed her writing skills as a copywriter and script consultant on lms such as MANGO DREAMS, before signing with CAA and Echo Lake and making a huge splash with her first spec O2.

47

SAVING CHARLIE CHAPLIN by Justin Shady
With the Nazis attempting to stop the production of a lm that pokes fun at Hitler, an FBI agent and LAPD detective must team up to protect a drunk and angry Charlie Chaplin from being kidnapped.

GENRE
Comedy | Period

REPRESENTATION
WME | Mike Fera, Roger Green
Grandview | Matt Rosen

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
Justin previously tackled story and script work for companies such as The Weinstein Company, Disney, and Lionsgate, and he has written for multiple publications including The Onion, A.V. Club, Cracked, and Variety. His comic books, graphic novels, and children’s books have been published by Image Comics, Shadowline Comics, and Silverline Books.

45

THE KINGS OF MAINE by Kathy Charles
Living with his wife and child in a trailer while working as a janitor, Stephen King struggles with alcoholism and his own dark history as he attempts to complete CARRIE.

REPRESENTATION
UTA | Charles Ferraro, Peter Dodd
Bellevue Productions | John Zaozirny

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
Originally from Melbourne, Australia and currently living in Los Angeles, Kathy is the author of the cult novel JOHN BELUSHI IS DEAD from Simon & Schuster, which is currently in development at 8790 Pictures.

44

EON by Emily Carmichael
A thief-for-hire is sent on an assignment to steal an unknown package from a laboratory, only to have a crisis of conscience when he discovers upon arrival that the package is actually a superhuman little girl.

GENRE
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi

REPRESENTATION
Verve | Adam Weinstein, Parker Davis
Writ Large | Britton Rizzio, Courtney Conwell

STATUS
Filament Productions, Parris Productions
Adam Spielberg, Colin Trevorrow, Fenton Williams, Krista Parris producing.

BIOGRAPHY
Emily is set to direct , with Colin Trevorrow, Adam Spielberg, and Krista Parris producing. Emily co-wrote PACIFIC RIM 2 with Kira Snyder for Legendary and director Steve DeKnight with John Boyega and Scott Eastwood attached to star. She is currently writing and will direct POWERHOUSE for Amblin Entertainment with Colin Trevorrow and Simon Kinberg producing, and will also direct LUMBERJANES for Fox based on the Boom! Studios comic.

41

ORB by Michael Sherman & Steve Desmond
Inspired by a real phenomenon in 1974, the story follows a young married couple who discover a mysterious metallic orb in the woods near their house following a meteor shower. While the unusual object dazzles the couple by exhibiting some awe-inspiring properties, its true purpose is revealed to be far more sinister than they could ever imagine.

GENRE
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller

REPRESENTATION
APA | Adam Perry, Malcolm Hamilton, Sheryl Petersen
The Gotham Group | Matt Shichtman, Peter McHugh

STATUS
Davis Entertainment
Alex Mace, Derek Dauchy, John Davis producing.

BIOGRAPHY
The team’s ON YOUR DOORSTEP landed on the 2013 Blood List and 2013 Hit List before selling to Treehouse Pictures with Mason Novick and Lost City producing, and TWISTED AVENUE made the 2015 Hit List with Steve attached to direct and Michael attached to produce. was named the top script on the 2016 Blood List and they are currently adapting a graphic novel for IM Global TV.

40

WOMEN IN BUSINESS by Laura Steinel
Two competitive women on a business trip to Canada nd their entire trip derailed when the woman they hired off Craigslist to act as their intern turns out to be far more than they bargained for.

GENRE
Comedy

REPRESENTATION
UTA | Aron Giannini, Jenny Maryasis, Jo Yao, Larry Salz, Marissa Devins
Principato-Young Entertainment | Maggie Haskins, Tucker Voorhees

STATUS
20th Century Fox | Chernin Entertainment, Gloria Sanchez
Adam McKay, Peter Chernin producing.

BIOGRAPHY
Laura will make her feature directorial debut with her screenplay FAM-I-LY, starring Taylor Schilling, Matt Walsh, and Jillian Bell. She is currently developing BUCKLE BUNNIES for HBO, Gloria Sanchez, and Rise, and last year she created the pilot HRC for Fox Broadcasting with Naegle Ink producing, Jeff Schaffer directing, and Judy Greer and Patton Oswalt starring.

39

BRIGHT by Max Landis
In a world where magical creatures live side by side with humans, a human cop is forced to work alongside an Orc to track down a powerful wand that everyone is willing to kill for.

GENRE
Action | Fantasy | Thriller

REPRESENTATION
CAA | Joe Cohen, John Campisi, Micah Green, Trevor Astbury
Writ Large | Britton Rizzio

STATUS
Netflix | Arcade Films, Clubhouse Pictures, Crave Films
Bryan Unkeless, David Ayer, Eric Newman, producing.

BIOGRAPHY
Max has written numerous studio and independent films including CHRONICLE, AMERICAN ULTRA, and ME HIM HER. His latest scripts, and , are set up at Net ix and MGM respectively. He is currently working on PEPE LE PEW for Warner Bros. and serves as a non- writing Executive Producer of Syfy’s CHANNEL ZERO, and as a writing Executive Producer on BBC America’s DIRK GENTLY’S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY.

37

BRAVADO by BenDavid Grabinski
A police of cer and former-soldier is forced to investigate when he recognizes familiar military tactics being used by a mysterious group of assailants committing large scale heists. AMERICAN SNIPER meets TRAINING DAY.

GENRE
Action | Drama

REPRESENTATION
WME | Solco Schuit
Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment | Aaron Kaplan, Sean Perrone

STATUS
Paramount | Mad Chance Productions Alana Mayo, Andrew Lazar producing.

BIOGRAPHY
An award-winning writer/director, BenDavid is currently writing the big screen adaptations of the hit animated series ADVENTURE TIME as well as the comic book series ARCHER & ARMSTRONG. His work has been set up with MGM, Sony, Warner Bros., Paramount & Fox, and up next he will be directing his spec HAPPILY, which is being packaged for a 2017 shoot.

LAYLA… AND OTHER ASSORTED LOVE SONGS by Derek Weissbein
Based on the lives and times of Eric Clapton, George Harrison, and Pattie Boyd, and the tumultuous love triangle that inspired a generation of music.

GENRE
Biopic | Drama | Period

REPRESENTATION
APA | Adam Perry
Echo Lake Entertainment | Adam Riback

STATUS
LBI Entertainment, Le Grisbi Productions, Real Creative Productions
David Newman, John Lesher, Julie Yorn, Keith Merryman, Patrick Carroll, Rick Yorn, Sean Murphy producing.

BIOGRAPHY
Derek, a South Florida native now based in Los Angeles, exploded onto the scene in 2016 with his debut screenplay LAYLA… AND OTHER ASSORTED LOVE SONGS, which landed him on the 2016 Young & Hungry List. Numerous A-list directors are currently circling the sought after project.

35

FAIRY GODMOTHER by Chiara Atik
A revisionist spin on the classic Fairy Godmother tale that nds sought after Fairy Godmother Fay facing unfamiliar territory when the hottest Prince in all the land doesn’t love the teenage Princess she found him for, but instead falls head over heels for her.

GENRE
Comedy | Fantasy | Romance

REPRESENTATION
WME | Allysa Bauer, Derek Zasky, Sarah Self, Theresa Kang-Lowe
Think Tank Management | Tom Drumm

STATUS
MGM
Helen Estabrook producing.

BIOGRAPHY
A playwright, author, screenwriter, and blogger, Chiara was previously a Staff Writer on MTV’s talking-head/sketch show, HEY, GIRL! and Net ix’s upcoming animation series GREEN EGGS AND HAM. She also wrote the book MODERN DATING: A FIELD GUIDE and PARIS IS LOVELY/ LONELY WHEN YOU’RE ALONE. Sam Mendes’ Neal Street Productions will take her play FIVE TIMES IN ONE NIGHT to the London stage in 2017.

34

SPACE ODDITY by Rebecca Banner
A young man obsessed with taking a one-way trip to Mars after his brother passes away uses the voyage as an excuse to disconnect from the world around him, at least until he develops an unexpected relationship with the life insurance agent underwriting his trip.

GENRE
Drama | Romance

REPRESENTATION
ICM | Andrew Murphy, Niki Montazaran
Circle of Confusion | Ashley Berns, Daniela Garcia-Brcek

STATUS
Arlook Group, Circle of Confusion
Matt Smith, Richard Arlook producing.

BIOGRAPHY
Rebecca attended Chapman University to complete a degree in screenwriting. With internships at Focus Features, Red Wagon, and RKO under her belt, she then moved to London and adapted two memoirs before returning to Los Angeles and working at Gersh. Her first feature has Arlook Group and Circle of Confusion attached to produce, with Sam Boyd directing.

33

INNER CITY by Dan Gilroy
When his business partner, and the frontman for their rm, has a sudden heart attack, a hard- nosed liberal lawyer starts to uncover a web of unsettling things their crusading rm has been involved in. As the trail of lies goes deeper, his existential crisis turns into extreme action.

GENRE
Drama | Thriller

REPRESENTATION
CAA | Alex Mebed, Scott Greenberg

STATUS
Sony | Cross Creek Pictures, Escape Artists
Brian Oliver, Jennifer Fox, Todd Black producing.

BIOGRAPHY
Known for his award-winning 2014 hit NIGHTCRAWLER, which also marked his directorial debut, Dan has worked in the lm industry for nearly two decades, penning features like , REAL STEEL, and THE BOURNE LEGACY. Besides , which is in production at Columbia Pictures with Denzel Washington starring and Dan again directing, he has a host of other projects on the horizon, including BURNOUT at Fox and ENDURANCE at Columbia with Wolfgang Petersen directing.

31

GENESIS by Andrew Baldwin
In the face of a massive extinction event on Earth, a team of scientists are chosen to restore the human species once the planet is hospitable again. However, when they wake up millions of years later, Earth is nothing like they expected.

GENRE
Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

REPRESENTATION
CAA | Ann Blanchard, Jay Baker, John Garvey
Anonymous Content | Bard Dorros, David Kanter

STATUS
20th Century Fox | Genre Films
Aditya Sood, Guy Danella, Simon Kinberg producing.

BIOGRAPHY
After landing on the 2008 Black List with his spec THE WEST IS DEAD, Andrew has been steadily rising ever since. He sold RED ASPHALT, a top-secret 3D project, to Lionsgate in 2010 and found himself on both the 2011 Hit List and Black List with THE OUTSIDER, now a wrapped lm starring Jared Leto and being circled by Net ix. Andrew also scripted 2015 action thriller THE TAKE starring Idris Elba, has been commissioned to write a follow-up to 2012’s THE BOURNE LEGACY, and is currently tackling the LOGAN’S RUN reboot for Warner Bros.

29

MILLER’S GIRL by Jade Bartlett
A precocious young writer becomes involved with her high school creative writing teacher in a dark coming-of-age drama that examines the blurred lines of emotional connectivity between professor and protege, child and adult.

GENRE
Coming-of-age | Drama

REPRESENTATION
UTA | Amanda Hymson, Gregory McKnight, Susie Fox, Tim Phillips
Heroes & Villains Entertainment | Henry Huang

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
A Southern playwright, screenwriter, and actress from Memphis, TN and currently living in Los Angeles, Jade is a true multi-hyphenate who will make her directing debut with .

THE PROMISE by Chris Salmanpour
Based on a compelling true story, in the aftermath of the 1979 Iranian revolution, a ruthless prison warden goes to any length necessary to protect a prisoner who once saved his life as a child.

GENRE
Drama | Period | Thriller

REPRESENTATION
Verve / Curtis Brown Group Ltd | Bryan Besser, Pamela Goldstein / Luke Speed

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
Chris’s original spec THE PROMISE helped him secure blind deals with Warner Bros. and StudioCanal. He recently nished writing feature TRACKING OF A RUSSIAN SPY for The Picture Company and StudioCanal, which is shooting Spring 2017. Chris is about to embark on a second project with StudioCanal and is currently writing his original crime thriller script FALLOUT on spec.

28

BOYFRIEND MATERIAL by Mackenzie Dohr
Set in the dating world of the near-future, a young single woman is given the opportunity to test the world’s first artificially intelligent boyfriend.

GENRE
Comedy | Sci-Fi

REPRESENTATION
Verve | Amy Retzinger, Chris Noriega, Melissa Darman, Melissa Solomon
Grandview | Merideth Bajana

STATUS
The Montecito Picture Company
Ivan Reitman producing.

BIOGRAPHY
After two years working for Imagine, and a stint working for writer/producer Dave Hemingson, Mackenzie sparked a bidding war with her rst project to hit the market, as her script SUFFRAGETTE CITY landed at ABC Signature. Following an appearance on the Young & Hungry List, she landed a staff-writing spot on THE MINDY PROJECT, and began work on her next spec for 2017.

26

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Based on the true story of Boudica, queen of the British Celtic Iceni tribe who led an uprising against the occupying forces of the Roman Empire.

GENRE
Biopic | Drama | Period

REPRESENTATION
WME | David Karp, Deborah McIntosh, Jordan Cerf, Tanya Cohen
Heroes & Villains Entertainment | Markus Goerg, Mikhail Nayfeld

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
Rosalind’s mini-series BASS found a home at Dimension TV with David Oyelowo attached to star, David Permut producing, and Anthony Hemingway attached to direct. Her feature script LIONESS, about the true story of female U.S. Marines behind enemy lines in Afghanistan, has Ellen Page attached to star and Reed Morano attached to direct. She also adapted ESCAPING NORTH KOREA for Das Films/3AD with Daniel Dae Kim attached to star.

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Set in the 1800s, a father desperate to care for his family is delighted when he nds a barrel of gold. But he quickly comes to discover this new fortune may actually be a curse.

GENRE
Drama | Thriller | Western

REPRESENTATION
Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment | Hannah Ozer

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
Born and raised in North Philadelphia, Carlos attended a private Quaker school in the suburbs. From a young age he attempted to reconcile his two disparate worlds and understand the people in them by writing. That turned into a passion which recently earned him a feature-writing fellowship at Universal Pictures.

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The true story of Brad Lewis, a man who would overcome losing a guaranteed spot on the 1984 Olympic rowing team by nine-tenths of a second through challenging and defeating the national team in a one-on-one race, before going on to earn the United States their rst gold medal in rowing in 20 years, and the rst in his category since 1932.

GENRE
Biopic | Drama | Period

REPRESENTATION
WME | Jill Gillett, Sylvie Rabineau
Management 360 | Guymon Casady, Jill McElroy

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
A screenwriter and poet, Tony’s 1930s historical saga pilot DAMNATION, directed by David Mackenzie, recently wrapped shooting for USA Network. Prior to writing , Tony was a writer and producer on LONGMIRE for Netflix. Tony is also the author of two books of poetry, a book about Johnny Cash for the popular 33 1/3 series, and the recipient of the Academy of American Poets’ prestigious Walt Whitman Award.

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by Eamon O’Sullivan
A gritty western that follows two ambitious adventurers during the Gold Rush era as they set out to conquer and prosper in California’s Yuba river valley – a place that would go down in history as being one of the most dangerous, lawless, and wealth-ful lling areas in the whole world. THERE WILL BE BLOOD meets LEGENDS OF .

GENRE
Drama | Period | Western

REPRESENTATION
UTA | Charles Ferraro, Geoff Morley, Keya Khayatian
Energy Entertainment | Brooklyn Weaver

STATUS
Netflix | Energy Entertainment, Free Association, Vertigo Entertainment
Brooklyn Weaver, Channing Tatum, Peter Kiernan, Reid Carolin, Roy Lee producing.

BIOGRAPHY
Having moved from New Zealand to Los Angeles to pursue a writing career, Eamon made a big splash with his first ever spec getting quickly picked up by Netflix in a pre-emptive deal with Energy Entertainment, Free Association, and Vertigo Entertainment all signed on to produce.

24

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Finding themselves in the middle of an alien invasion, a newly divorced couple must survive a dangerous real-time journey on foot from downtown Atlanta to the suburbs, where their young children are home alone.

GENRE
Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller

REPRESENTATION
Verve | Adam Levine, Adam Weinstein
Madhouse Entertainment | Adam Kolbrenner

STATUS
Amblin Partners | Madhouse Entertainment
Adam Kolbrenner producing.

BIOGRAPHY
Pete is an Australian writer currently developing projects in both his home country and Hollywood. His feature sold to Amblin Partners with Madhouse Entertainment producing, and his previous spec RESURFACE was featured on the 2015 Black List and sold to Covert Media with Broken Road attached to produce and Paul Franklin directing.

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Ten years ago, humanity prevailed in its war of extinction against the androids. Today, in a world that’s healing, 16-year-old Ellie feels like so many of her orphan generation: lost, broken, and aimless. But a freak accident on a camping trip reveals she’s nothing of the kind. Ellie comes back online. She’s an android, the last survivor. On the run, Ellie will ght to keep herself and her human friends alive for at least one more night.

GENRE
Action | Drama | Sci-Fi

REPRESENTATION
3 Arts Entertainment | Luke Maxwell, Will Rowbotham

STATUS
3 Arts Entertainment
Erwin Stoff producing.

BIOGRAPHY
A former Fulbright scholar and a recent graduate of USC’s MFA screenwriting program, J.J. made his debut on the market this year with , which has Erwin Stoff and 3 Arts Entertainment set to produce, with Giacomo Cimini directing. His script THE WALKING SUPPLY, co-written with Tom Bissell, is currently in development at Night Films.

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A disgraced astronaut embarks on a mission to reach the bottom of a newly discovered oceanic trench, theorized to be the lowest point on planet Earth, and nds himself in a psychological and physical battle against mysterious forces.

GENRE
Sci-Fi | Thriller

REPRESENTATION
CAA | Joe Cohen, John Campisi, Micah Green, Trevor Astbury
Writ Large | Britton Rizzio

STATUS
MGM | Addictive Pictures, Phantom Four
David S. Goyer, John Schoenfelder, Kevin Turen, , Russell Ackerman producing.

BIOGRAPHY
Max has written numerous studio and independent films including CHRONICLE, AMERICAN ULTRA, and ME HIM HER. His latest scripts, and , are set up at Net ix and MGM respectively. He is currently working on PEPE LE PEW for Warner Bros. and serves as a non- writing Executive Producer of Syfy’s CHANNEL ZERO, and as a writing Executive Producer on BBC America’s DIRK GENTLY’S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY.

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The unbelievably true story of a family man from Alaska in the midst of a midlife crisis who embarks on what he hoped would be a dream sailing vacation, but ends up shipwrecked in the Atlantic Ocean with a charming but psychotic sea captain who has decided to stop taking his medication.

GENRE
Comedy | Drama

REPRESENTATION
WME | Holly Jeter, Tanya Cohen
Bellevue Productions | Jeff Portnoy

STATUS
LD Entertainment, Zubick Films
Jennifer Hilton Monroe, Kim Zubick, Mickey Liddell, Pete Shilaimon producing.

BIOGRAPHY
Ben graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts after growing up in Alaska. ! is his first spec sale, scooped up by LD Entertainment for a reported mid-six figures with Zubick Films producing.

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In post-apocalyptic Portland, an 18-year-old girl becomes pregnant with a zombie baby and must protect the rapidly growing fetus from both zombies and threatening townspeople. JUNO meets ZOMBIELAND.

GENRE
Comedy | Horror

REPRESENTATION
Gersh | Danny Toth
Circle of Confusion | Daniela Garcia-Brcek, Krista Sipp

STATUS
Circle of Confusion
Matt Smith producing.

BIOGRAPHY
Steve worked for 16 years in Hollywood before moving to New Zealand, where he met Casey, who worked on New Zealand’s longest-running TV show SHORTLAND STREET as a writer and Script Coordinator. They began collaborating in 2012, and their feature film BORN TO DANCE was the most successful New Zealand film of 2016. Also in 2016, Casey was named New Writer of the Year by the New Zealand Writers Guild.

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An estranged brother and sister put aside their grievances to pose as a happily married couple on the Amal Coast in an attempt to win a cash prize.

GENRE
Comedy

REPRESENTATION
3 Arts Entertainment | Ari Lubet, Olivia Gerke

STATUS
Michael De Luca Productions
Michael De Luca producing.

BIOGRAPHY
Zoe got her start as a pregnant extra on DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, but when acting didn’t work out she plunged into writing. Her bachelorette comedy spec BITCHES ON A BOAT is being packaged by Good Deed Entertainment, and her wacky feminist action comedy script CUT AND RUN landed on the 2015 Black List.

REVOLVER by
Loosely based on true events, a teenager in Anchorage convinces a local DJ to help her sneak into a hotel where The Beatles are staying so she can lose her virginity to George Harrison.

GENRE
Comedy | Drama | Romance

REPRESENTATION
UTA | Amanda Hymson, Keya Khayatian, Tim Phillips
Lee Stobby Entertainment | Lee Stobby

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
A graduate of NYU, Kate’s first feature script PURE O won the first annual Launch Pad Feature Competition and made both the 2013 Hit List and Black List. She was also featured on the Young & Hungry List the same year and is currently staffed on Netflix hit STRANGER THINGS for season 2.

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In the near future where global video surveillance has rendered the witness protection program obsolete, time travel is used to hide high profile witnesses.

GENRE
Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller

REPRESENTATION
Bellevue Productions | Jeff Portnoy

STATUS
Bellevue Productions, Broad Green Pictures, Storyscape Entertainment, Weed Road Pictures
Akiva Goldsman, Bob Cooper, Gabriel Hammond, Gregory Lessans, Jeff Portnoy, Richard Saperstein producing.

BIOGRAPHY
Originally from England, Mark worked for a commercial production company before writing an adaptation of Anthony Bourdain’s crime novel BONE IN THE THROAT, which premiered at the 2015 SXSW Film Festival. In addition to , Mark co-wrote a one-hour crime drama pilot titled FULL ENGLISH, which is being produced by Safehouse Pictures.

I’M STARTING TO SUSPECT MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER IS AN ALIEN FROM OUTER SPACE by
Two oddball mothers form an unlikely friendship based on the suspicion that their teenage kids may actually be aliens from outer space.

GENRE
Comedy | Sci-Fi

REPRESENTATION
WME | Solco Schuit
Echo Lake Entertainment | Amotz Zakai

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
Noga’s script was selected by The Black List for a live reading in New York City starring Parker Posey and Molly Ringwald. She was also one of the seven writers chosen for the 2016 Annual Black List Feature Screenwriters Lab. Her feature FIND THE ONE is currently set up at Cold Iron Pictures with producer Miranda Bailey.

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When a 10-year-old mildly autistic girl awakes one morning to nd her family, neighbors, and entire town missing, she’s forced to embark on an epic journey where nothing is what it seems. I AM LEGEND meets 28 DAYS LATER.

GENRE
Coming-of-age | Sci-Fi | Thriller

REPRESENTATION
APA | Adam Perry, Chris Ridenhour, Mike Goldberg, William Lowery
DMG Entertainment | Chris Cowles, Chris Fenton

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
Chris just completed the Vertigo/DC adaptation of 100 BULLETS for New Line, with Tom Hardy starring and producing, and already has Thor Freudenthal signed onto direct. New Line also purchased his pitch remake of the Korean thriller SECRET, and hired him to adapt the New Zealand film HOUSEBOUND.

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A bank teller stuck in his routine discovers he’s a background character in a realistic, open world action-adventure video game, and he is the only one capable of saving the city.

GENRE
Action | Adventure | Comedy

REPRESENTATION
WME | Philip Raskind, Roger Green, Simon Faber
Madhouse Entertainment | Adam Kolbrenner

STATUS
20th Century Fox | Berlanti Productions, Madhouse Entertainment
Adam Kolbrenner, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter producing.

BIOGRAPHY
Matt has worked on such projects as SCOOBY-DOO, THE JETSONS, and THE FLINTSTONES for Warner Bros., GIANT MONSTERS ATTACK JAPAN for Paramount Animation, and MR. TOAD’S WILD RIDE for Disney. He sold THE PET to Disney with Scott Rudin producing and Jared Hess directing, 12/24 to 1492 for director Chris Columbus, and PERSONAL SECURITY to Fox for Hugh Jackman.

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An everyday, average Uber driver has his world turned upside-down when a hard-nosed detective (who just had Lasik surgery), hires him to drive across the city in pursuit of the man who killed his former partner.

GENRE
Action | Comedy

REPRESENTATION
Verve | Adam Weinstein, Chris Noriega, Melissa Darman, Parker Davis
Good Fear Films + Management | Jake Wagner

STATUS
20th Century Fox | GoldDay
John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein producing.

BIOGRAPHY
After working in the Fox Writers Studio in 2011, Tripper went on to write comedies for Columbia Pictures, Paramount Animation, Hasbro, and Fox. His ensemble comedy, FOUR FACING THE BANK, directed by Wolfgang Petersen, hits theaters on Christmas Day.

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Pitched as being in the vein of TOP GUN, story centers on a young FDNY cadet who nds himself pushed to his limits by his veteran instructor, while falling in love with a woman way out of his league.

GENRE
Action | Drama | Romance

REPRESENTATION
UTA | Amanda Hymson, Andrew Cannava
Circle of Confusion | Zach Cox

STATUS
Broken Road Productions
Todd Garner producing.

BIOGRAPHY
Matt’s first spec, THE GUNSMITH, a gritty modern retelling of the Cain and Abel tale, is currently being set up with a financier. He is also developing an adaptation of the graphic novel 39 MINUTES with Circle of Confusion and was recently hired to rewrite the crime-thriller CRASH UNIT for Broken Road Productions with Sylvester Stallone attached to star.

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Inspired by true events. When an intelligence leak exposes a covert mission in Afghanistan, a grieving CIA operative and his translator must find their way out of the desert, outgunned and hunted by elite special forces. SICARIO meets BOURNE.

GENRE
Action | Thriller

REPRESENTATION
Paradigm | Adrian Garcia, David Boxerbaum
Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment | Alex Lerner

STATUS
Thunder Road Pictures
Andrea Dimity, Basil Iwanyk, Erica Lee producing.

BIOGRAPHY
A former Army Sergeant and Defense Intelligence Of cer, Mitchell is also a Pat Tillman Scholar and appeared on the Young & Hungry List in 2016. His next feature project BATTLE explores military radicalization in a post-9/11 world.
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In the process of organizing a Fourth of July surprise party for her boyfriend, the “perfect” sister of the family sees her plans derailed when she discovers her brother has relapsed on heroin while caring for his two-year-old daughter, and must now convince him to go into rehab at any cost.

GENRE
Drama

REPRESENTATION
UTA | Amanda Hymson, Charles Ferraro, Lucinda Moorhead
Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment | Josh Goldenberg

STATUS
Netflix | Campfire, Free Association
Channing Tatum, Lynette Howell, Peter Kiernan, Reid Carolin, Ross Dinerstein, Samantha Housman producing.

BIOGRAPHY
Besides , with recently wrapped and stars Abbi Jacobson and Dave Franco, Marja- Lewis also wrote indie feature THE FOUR-FACED LIAR as well as a trio of award-winning plays, before directing the production of David Mamet’s THE ANARCHIST, starring Felicity Huffman.

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The true story of a young stock trader who goes to work for the billionaire tycoon Steve Cohen and gets involved in the biggest insider trading scandal in history.

GENRE
Crime | Drama

REPRESENTATION
CAA | Brian Kend, Joe Mann, Jon Cassir, Sue Carls
Madhouse Entertainment | Adam Kolbrenner

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
Holding degrees from both Columbia University and the University of Toronto, Matt currently has multiple projects in development in both lm and TV, and in 2015 his hour-long pilot SATURDAYS placed in the Launch Pad Pilots Competition. Previously, he worked in development for Elevation Pictures, Playground Productions, and Lumanity Productions, was a reader at Macmillan Publishing, and even had a stint as a political consultant.

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Set in the 1970s, tells the true story of Darnell Garcia, a man who went from star DEA agent to drug traf cker in the worst corruption scandal in DEA history, moving 100s of millions in product and then being forced to ee for his life. CATCH ME IF YOU CAN meets SCARFACE.

GENRE
Action | Biopic | Thriller

REPRESENTATION
UTA | Ben Jacobson, Carolyn Sivitz, Emerson Davis
Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment | Josh Goldenberg, Lindsay Framson

STATUS
Scott Free
Ridley Scott producing.

BIOGRAPHY
With set up at Scott Free with Julius Avery directing, Chris also has true crime spec script BLACKFRIARS with Lee Toland Krieger attached to direct for Lakeshore and Hasbro. BLACKFRIARS was featured on the Black List in 2015, and propelled him to a coveted spot on the 2016 Young & Hungry List.

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A romantic thriller inspired by and based on the true story of the Pink Panther gang, who performed audacious jewel heists around the world.

GENRE
Crime | Romance | Thriller

REPRESENTATION
Paradigm | David Boxerbaum, Valarie Phillips
Circle Of Confusion | Ashley Berns

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
Calvin got his start working as a crew member on TV shows and movies like PARKS AND RECREATION and THE HANGOVER, but he transitioned to full-time screenwriter after selling his first spec THE PERFECT HEIST to Screen Gems with Di Bonaventura producing. He was also featured on the 2016 Young & Hungry List.

I THINK WE’RE ALONE NOW by
The apocalypse proves a blessing in disguise for one lucky recluse – until a second survivor arrives with the threat of companionship.

GENRE
Comedy | Sci-Fi

REPRESENTATION
CAA | Praveen Pandian, Rob Herting, Ryan Ly
Circle of Confusion | Susan Solomon-Shapiro

STATUS
Automatik, Estuary Films, Exhibit
Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, David Ginsberg, Fernando Loureiro, Fred Berger, , Peter Dinklage, Roberto Vasconcellos producing.

BIOGRAPHY
An award-winning writer for his 2015 short OPEN 24 HOURS, Mike’s follow-up I THINK WE’RE ALONE NOW landed on the 2016 Blood List. The feature is set up with Exhibit financing, Automatik Entertainment and Estuary Films producing, Reed Morano directing, and Peter Dinklage and Elle Fanning starring.

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A teenage girl being raised in a bunker by a robot “Mother” begins to question the intentions of her caretaker after an unexpected stranger arrives with alarming news.

GENRE
Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

REPRESENTATION
Echo Lake Entertainment | Dave Brown, James Engle

STATUS
The Penguin Empire, Rhea Films, SLA, Southern Light Films
Kelvin Munro, Timothy White producing.

BIOGRAPHY
Within weeks of his breakout feature being scooped up and attaching award-winning commercial director Grant Sputore for his feature debut, Michael began developing original sci-fi thriller THE REVISIONIST with Hutch Parker Entertainment. He secured a spot on the 2016 Young & Hungry List and is currently rewriting a project for Addictive Pictures and FilmWave. He has also written and directed two shorts for which he won a student Emmy and was a finalist in the student Academy Awards.

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When his son goes missing on Fire Island, a homophobic retired cop must buddy-up with his future son-in-law in order to find him before the wedding day.

GENRE
Action | Comedy

REPRESENTATION
APA | Adam Perry, Amanda Hacohen, David Meese
Echo Lake Entertainment | Matt Horwitz, Zadoc Angell

STATUS
Indigenous Media Ben Fast producing.

BIOGRAPHY
Besides seeing his work continually featured on mainstream blogs such as Thrillist, Fan Duel, and BroBible, Brandon is also a Staff Writer on Disney XD’s WALK THE PLANK. He co-wrote the feature THE ESCORT starring Lyndsy Fonseca, Bruce Campbell, and Rumer Willis, which premiered at the 2015 LA Film Festival.

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Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse race for glory and riches during the “War of the Currents,” one of the most transformative moments in American history.

GENRE
Drama | Period

REPRESENTATION
CAA | Brian Siberell, Frank Jung, Trevor Astbury

STATUS
Black Bear Pictures, Bristol Automotive
Ido Ostrovsky, Nora Grossman, Teddy Schwarzman producing.

BIOGRAPHY
Best known for 2014’s award-winning THE IMITATION GAME, which garnered him an Oscar, Graham started in the world of TV as a writer on ABC’s 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU. After finding his niche in film adaptations, he worked on THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY before reworking his own historical novel into a film with Morten Tyldum directing and Eddie Redmayne set to star.

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A man inadvertently journeys back into the make-believe world he created as a child only to nd it has fallen into ruins. Now, he must fight to save the world he once loved, and, in the process, learn you are never too old to follow your dreams.

GENRE
Adventure | Fantasy

REPRESENTATION
CAA | Darian Lanzetta, Jon Cassir
3 Arts Entertainment | Ari Lubet, Dave Becky

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
Dallas is an author, illustrator, muralist, and motivational speaker. He started his career by self-releasing AN AWESOME BOOK, and was hailed as “the new Dr Seuss.” The success of this book inspired a series of Awesome Books, along with IT’S NEVER TOO LATE, and a new series, LILLY THE UNICORN, produced by the Jim Henson Company. Louis Leterrier is attached to direct his , and Dallas is currently writing HAROLD AND THE PURPLE CRAYON for Sony Animation.

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Inspired by true events at the end of the Cold War, a young American diplomat and two senators, one Democrat and one Republican, implement a plan to secure the dangerous, unprotected nuclear material of the fallen Soviet Union before it can fall into the wrong hands.

GENRE
Action | Drama | Period

REPRESENTATION
WME | Andrew Wang, David Stone, Philip Raskind, Tanya Cohen
Principato-Young Entertainment | David Gardner

STATUS
Participant Media, Tribeca Films
Berry Welsh, Jane Rosenthal, Jeff Skoll, Robert De Niro producing.

BIOGRAPHY
Michael is currently a writer and producer on DESIGNATED SURVIVOR, and previously he wrote on the Starz series BLACK SAILS. He got his start under the wing of Oscar winner Aaron Sorkin on HBO’s THE NEWSROOM. Last year, he sold his 2015 Hit List script THE VIRGINIAN to New Line with Bradley Cooper attached to play young George Washington.

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A story that nally tackles the question every woman has asked at one point in her life… why can’t I just date my best girlfriend?

GENRE
Comedy | Romance

REPRESENTATION
Gersh | Eric Garfinkel
Mosaic | Langley Perer

STATUS
Berlanti Productions
Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter producing.

BIOGRAPHY
Besides her hot feature BOTTLE GIRLS, which is set up at Lionsgate with Vertigo producing, Laura also wrote SORTA LIKE A ROCKSTAR for Fox Searchlight and Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey of Temple Hill, as well as FACE IT, a CBS Films comedy that has McG’s Wonderland Sound and Vision producing. Her project HOLIDATES was just announced with Pete Segal directing and Mosaic producing for financier Lotus Entertainment.

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The past, present, and future of the human race are explored throughout the history of the universe as three separate storylines question the very nature of life, love, mortality, where we’ve been, and where we’re going. A blend of 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, INTERSTELLAR, and MAGNOLIA.

GENRE
Drama | Sci-Fi

REPRESENTATION
WME | Mike Fera
LBI Entertainment | Harry Lengsfield

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
Colby is a Toobie-nominated playwright and filmmaker based in Los Angeles. His plays have been developed and produced in New York City by Crashbox Theater Company, Pipeline, Theater Reconstruction Ensemble, The In-Between People, UglyRhino, Theater for the New City, and The Tank. He is a twice participating member of Pipeline’s PlayLab (2014-2015), and has been a writer in residence for TRE and The In-Between People.

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An outlandish, surreal imagining of how Stephen King wrote and directed his 1986 horror classic MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE.

GENRE
Comedy | Drama | Period

REPRESENTATION
CAA | Joe Mann, Praveen Pandian
Lee Stobby Entertainment | Lee Stobby

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
After growing up in Northern Idaho, Shay moved to Los Angeles in 2014 to pursue a writing career. There, he attended Loyola Marymount University, graduating in May 2016 with a degree in screenwriting. Since then, he has been working for Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey’s production company Team Downey.

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A neuroscientist is convinced by an escaped psychiatric patient that her memories have been engineered to keep her from discovering the true nature of her research.

GENRE
Sci-Fi | Thriller

REPRESENTATION
WME | Daniel Cohan, Kimberly Bialek

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
After selling the pitch HEIST to Warner Bros., Charlie and Chris now have the spy-thriller IN THE COMPANY OF LIES being produced by RatPac, Voltage Pictures, and Sentinel. Previously, they wrote the crime drama DEVOTCHKA for Fox International and the action-thriller MORTAL for IM Global. In TV, the brothers set up sports drama FLINCH at USA Networks as well as the hour-long political drama WWIII at MGM.

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A young woman makes a trip to visit her estranged parents with a surprise guest hidden in the trunk of her car.

GENRE
Drama | Thriller

REPRESENTATION
Gersh | Bayard Maybank, Bob Hohman
Circle of Confusion | David Engel, Zach Cox

STATUS
Jurassic Party Productions
, Nicki Cortese producing.

BIOGRAPHY
Known for writing INSURGENT and the Natalie Portman-starrer JANE GOT A GUN, Brian is no stranger to end-of-year lists, having appeared on the Hit List five times, the Black List twice, as well as both the Young & Hungry List and Blood List. His 2014 Hit List and Black List script THE BABYSITTER, directed by McG, is set to be released by New Line next year, and he recently formed his own production company, Jurassic Party Productions, with former Red Wagon executive Nicki Cortese.

BOY, GIRL, BOY, GIRL by
Spurred by jealousy, a married couple plots to win their best friends back after they’ve been “stolen” by a new couple.

GENRE
Comedy

REPRESENTATION
Verve | Adam Levine

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
Lara started her career at Silver Pictures, where she worked on projects including SHERLOCK HOLMES, THE BOOK OF ELI, and ROCKNROLLA. In 2009, she set up the young adult book series SWEEP at Universal Pictures through Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Picture Show Productions. That same year, her script HANK’S RV was optioned by Funk Entertainment and Fedora Films, and currently has Jennifer Love Hewitt attached to produce and co-star.

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Four lifelong friends reunite for the rst time in years to take a weekend trip to Vegas to see their favorite boyband perform.

GENRE
Comedy

REPRESENTATION
Intellectual Property Group | Leslie Conliffe

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
Lara started her career at Silver Pictures, where she worked on projects including SHERLOCK HOLMES, THE BOOK OF ELI, and ROCKNROLLA. In 2009, she set up the young adult book series SWEEP at Universal Pictures through Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Picture Show Productions. That same year, her script HANK’S RV was optioned by Funk Entertainment and Fedora Films, and currently has Jennifer Love Hewitt attached to produce and co-star.

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Pitched as being in the vein of THE SKELETON KEY, story centers on a San Francisco attorney who inherits a house in upstate New York that not only contains the dark secrets of the family she never knew, but may also be occupied by unwanted guests.

GENRE
Horror | Supernatural | Thriller

REPRESENTATION
ESA | Varun Monga
Kailey Marsh Media | Kailey Marsh

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
After pursuing acting for a stretch, Alex started a special effects make-up supply company where he worked with greats such as Rick Baker, Greg Cannom, and Steve Johnson. A Launch Pad Alum for his script FASCINATION 127, Alex was also featured on the 2015 Young & Hungry List and the 2015 Hit List with his breakout spec COLD BROOK.

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A grounded character-driven comedy that tells the story of a former history professor-turned- Abraham Lincoln impersonator who is stuck in his life due to an earlier trauma. He is befriended by a local high school student, who convinces him to get his life back on track by putting on a Lincoln-themed ice capades production: An Evening with Abraham Lincoln.

Genre
Comedy

REPRESENTATION
Verve | Adam Weinstein, Bill Weinstein, Melissa Darman
Fourth Wall Management | Jon Huddle

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
Rob’s credits include Disney’s ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY, as well as PETER RABBIT, which is in pre-production at Sony Animation with Will Gluck directing and Rose Byrne, James Corden, and Margot Robbie attached to star. He also worked on MAGIC CAMP for Disney and rewrote MAGIC KINGDOM FOR SALE for Warner Bros. On the TV side, he served as a producer on THE GOLDBERGS.

JAMES CAMERON’S TITANIC by Jen D’Angelo
An overprotective mother attempts to keep her teenage daughter, young son, and rowdy sister together, while sailing on the doomed voyage of the Titanic. ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD meets TITANIC.

GENRE
Comedy | Period

REPRESENTATION
UTA | Amanda Hymson, Logan Eisenberg, Scott Perraud, Susie Fox
Principato-Young Entertainment | Maggie Haskins

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
A writer, performer, and stand-up, Jen is a Co-Producer on WORKAHOLICS and most recently appeared on this season of Comedy Central’s ADAM DEVINE’S HOUSE PARTY. She stars opposite Nicole Byer on MTV’s LOOSELY EXACTLY NICOLE and previously wrote on THE MILLERS and COUGAR TOWN.

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The true story of Marvin Glass, a brilliant, charismatic, self-loathing, paranoid, demanding man – and probably the greatest toy inventor of all time. STEVE JOBS meets A BEAUTIFUL MIND by way of WILLY WONKA.

GENRE
Biopic | Comedy | Drama

REPRESENTATION
CAA | Jon Cassir, Matt Martin
Madhouse Entertainment | Adam Kolbrenner

STATUS
Madhouse Entertainment
Adam Kolbrenner producing.

BIOGRAPHY
With Jim Carrey attached to star, is quickly gaining traction, further solidifying Chai’s place in the industry. His feature script IN REAL TIME was featured on the Black List and Hit List in 2014, and also garnered him a spot on the 2014 Young & Hungry List. On the TV side, Chai’s original pilot LAST WILL is set up with CBS and Warner Bros. TV with Melissa Loy and Mike Kelley attached to produce.

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Details the friendship between Linda Tripp and Monica Lewinsky, the unraveling of which led to the rst impeachment of a United States President in 130 years, and launched the modern era of clickbait journalism.

GENRE
Comedy | Drama | Period

REPRESENTATION
UTA | Charles Ferraro, David Park, Jenny Maryasis, Lauren Fox
Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment | Josh Goldenberg, Sean Perrone

STATUS
Escape Artists
David Bloomfield, Jason Blumenthal, Steve Tisch, Todd Black producing.

BIOGRAPHY
Flint’s pilot POWER COUPLE is in development at Comedy Central, and he has developed pilots on the half hour side at UCP, ABC, CBS, and MTV. He is also the co-author of the book IT’S NOT ME, IT’S YOU: A BREAKUP GUIDE FOR THE DUMPER, DUMPEE, PROSPECTIVE DUMPER, AND LIKELY DUMPEE as well as the former head writer of JIM ROME IS BURNING on ESPN.

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Pitched as a platonic version of HAROLD AND MAUDE that centers on a struggling stand- up comedian at a crossroads in his life and the unlikely kindred spirit he finds in his tragically flawed, alcoholic dermatologist.

GENRE
Comedy | Drama

REPRESENTATION
CAA | Barry Kotler, Chelsea Radler, Jonas Brooks, Rob Coleman, Rob Herting
Kailey Marsh Media | Kailey Marsh

STATUS
Mangano Movies & Media
Chris Mangano producing.

BIOGRAPHY
Peter’s first film KILLING HASSELHOFF is currently slated for release by WWE Studios. On the TV side, he wrote TRIPTANK and is currently a writer on KEVIN CAN WAIT with projects in development with The Mark Gordon Company and The Tannenbaum Company. Alongside Chris Lilli, Peter set up HEAD CASE with Sentinel Pictures and Permut Presentation, and alongside Fred Seton, Peter sold KID LEVIATHAN to Fox Digital Studios.


This is the extraordinary true story of Johanna “Hannie” Schaft, a young woman who dropped out of college to join the Dutch Resistance during WWII, eventually becoming one of their most talented assassins and one of the Nazis’ most wanted enemies.

GENRE
Biopic | Drama | War

REPRESENTATION
Paradigm | Adrian Garcia
Bellevue Productions | Jeff Portnoy

STATUS
Berlanti Productions
Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter producing.

BIOGRAPHY
With Emilia Clarke attached to star and Berlanti Productions signed on to produce , Michael is quickly making a name for himself. He was featured in The Black List’s 2016 TV Writers Staf ng Book for his pilot FIVE STARS, which was also named a semi nalist in the 2015-16 Table Read My Screenplay Contest. Previously, his work was honored in both the LA Comedy Shorts Film Festival and the Beverly Hills Film Festival.

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