Tag Archives: Chris Sparling

2011’s Hit-Makers: A Look Back At The Hit List Alums (2016)

hitlist-2011-main 2In early December, we’re releasing the 2016 Hit List, our compilation of the best year’s best spec scripts as voted on by industry professionals. In preparation for its release, we’re taking a look back at the 2011 Hit List writers — where they’ve been, and where they are now.

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AFF 2016 — Chris Sparling, Anne Rapp, and Cindy McCreery Talk Writing For Hollywood Outside of Hollywood

aff excerpt borderedIf you’re a working screenwriter, chances are you probably live in Hollywood or in the immediate vicinity of the hustle and bustle of the industry. If you’re an aspiring screenwriter, you probably think that you have to move to L.A. in order to have a lucrative career in the biz… and that’s kind of true. It’s doable, but with some caveats. For screenwriters Cindy McCreery, Anne Rapp, and Chris Sparling.

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Young & Hungry No More – A Look Back At Some Of The 2011 Young & Hungry Alums (2016)

2011YHNext Monday, we’re releasing the 2016 Young & Hungry List, our compilation of the new voices making names for themselves in Hollywood, as voted on by industry professionals. In preparation for its release, today we’re taking a look back at the 2011 Young & Hungry List writers — where they’ve been, and where they are today.

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MAGGIE CASSIDY (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PM Based on the novel of the same name by Jack Kerouac.

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MAGGIE CASSIDY (SPEC)

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The Sea Of Trees — Official Trailer (Matthew McConaughey, Naomi Watts, Ken Watanabe)

The Sea of Trees TrailerAn American man, Arthur Brennan, travels to the “Suicide Forest” (Aokigahara forest) to kill himself at the base of Mount Fuji in Japan, the site of numerous suicides. There he encounters a Japanese man, Takumi Nakamura, who wants to kill himself as well, and both men begin a journey of self-reflection and survival.

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The Sea Of Trees — International Trailer (Matthew McConaughey, Naomi Watts, Ken Watanabe)

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A suicidal American befriends a Japanese man lost in a forest near Mt. Fuji and the two search for a way out.

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{Exclusive} Good Universe Sets Thriller “Intrusion” From “Buried” Scribe Chris Sparling

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Sea Smoke Entertainment is partnering with Good Universe on a new thriller from Buried scribe Chris Sparling.

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AN INTRUSION (SALES)

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A couple tries to move on with their lives after experiencing a home invasion in which the husband shoots and kills all three intruders, but the wife discovers that her husband was connected to the dead men.

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Young & Hungry No More – A Look Back At Some Of The 2011 Young & Hungry Alums

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This Friday, we’re releasing the 2015 Young & Hungry List, our compilation of the new voices making names for themselves in Hollywood, as voted on by industry professionals. In preparation for its release, today we’re taking a look back at the 2011 Young & Hungry List writers–where they’ve been, and where they are today.

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BED REST (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMLogline: Centers on a expectant mother, who due to the nature of her pregnancy, is confined to bed rest, where supernatural occurrences begin to happen.

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THE ATTICUS INSTITUTE — OFFICIAL TRAILER (Rya Kihlstedt, Sharon Maughn, William Mapother)

Dr. Henry West founded The Atticus Institute in the early 1970s to test individuals expressing supernatural abilities – E.S.P., clairvoyance, psychokinesis – and became the unwitting home to the only government-confirmed case of possession.

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YOUNG & HUNGRY NO MORE – A LOOK BACK AT SOME OF THE 2011 YOUNG & HUNGRY ALUMS

From Sundance to Toronto, The Hit List to the Blood List, and the Nicholls to the Emmys, we take a look back at a handful of the writers from each year’s list who are their way to greatness!

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Chris Sparling Writes “Blood On Snow”

The “Buried” scribe dives into the wintry thriller.

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A Look At A Few More Past Hit List Names

One final appetizer before the new Hit List drops!

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THE BLACK LIST 2013

Hollywood’s “most liked” screenplays of 2013!

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THE HIT LIST 2013 (FULL LIST)

THE VOTES FOR THE 2013 HIT LIST ARE IN!

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SEA OF TREES (SALES)

Logline: An American man and a Japanese man meet in the “Suicide Forest” in Japan and instead of killing themselves, embark on a journey through the forest together.

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What Are They Up To Now? Looking Back At Some Of The 2011 Young & Hungry

See how some of the writers are doing after just 2 years.

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SEA OF TREES (SPEC)

Logline: An American man and a Japanese man meet in the “Suicide Forest” in Japan and instead of killing themselves, embark on a journey through the forest together.

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THE ATTICUS INSTITUTE (SALES)

Logline: Dr. Henry West founded The Atticus Institute in the early 1970s to test individuals expressing supernatural abilities – E.S.P., clairvoyance, psychokinesis – and became the unwitting home to the only government-confirmed case of possession.

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INSIGHT (SPARLING) (SALES)

Logline: Kept under wraps.

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INSIGHT (SPARLING) (SALES)

Logline: Kept under wraps.

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THE BROADCAST (SALES)

Logline: During Orson Welles’ “War of the Worlds” broadcast, a town in rural Indiana goes to chaos as it loses power before its residents discover that there is no alien invasion.

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DOWN A DARK HALL (SALES)

Logline: A new student at an exclusive boarding school must unearth the mysterious past of the school in order to escape.

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RABIES (SALES)

Logline: A group of teens on a trip to a nature reserve get drawn into a violent misunderstanding.

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THE HIT LIST 2011 (FULL LIST)

THE VOTES ARE IN!

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INCIDENT ON 459 (SPEC) ***TAKING FLIGHT AND INTO STUDIOS!***

Chris Sparling’s new contained thriller heats up as it moves up the ladder at 3 studios!

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INCIDENT ON 459 (SPEC)

Logline: Pitched as a smart, contained horror thriller that takes place on a flight from Boston to London. When a passenger shows signs of illness on the plane, chaos erupts as the surrounding passengers realize there might be something more to it than a medical emergency.

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THE YOUNG AND HUNGRY LIST 2011

A list of the top 100 up-and-coming writers currently gracing the new wave of Hollywood shortlists!

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