Tag Archives: Comedy

SUGAR RUSH (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Four dads lose their kids while trick-or-treating on Halloween night and must embark on a perilous mission to find them before the moms get home in the morning.

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THE BOYFRIEND WHISPERER

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM In order to save her dog training business from going under, a young woman begins teaching other women how to train their men with the same techniques used to train dogs. When her method goes viral and becomes an overnight sensation that starts a national trend, she struggles to prevent her newfound fame from destroying her closest relationships.

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THE BUDDYGUARD (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM An ex-Secret Service agent clashes with her spoiled movie star client while fleeing a coup.

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THE ENGAGEMENT (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM An ambitious CIA officer’s life is flipped when he learns that the notorious assassins he’s hunting are his future mother and father-in-law.

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WINK (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM A daughter takes over her mother’s social media profiles to help find her a boyfriend.

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STRAIGHT UP (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Todd and Rory are intellectual soul mates. He might be gay. She might not care. A romantic-comedy drama with a twist; a love story without the thrill of copulation.

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HAPPY LITTLE TREES (Spec)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM The untold true story about the rivalry between painting gurus Bill Alexander and Bob Ross; after Alexander’s long-running show “The Magic of Oil Painting” was cancelled by PBS and replaced with Ross’s show “The Joy of Oil Painting,” Alexander accused the soft-spoken, afro’d Ross of stealing his act, inciting a bitter dispute that changed the lives of both men forever. AMADEUS set in the world of 1980s TV painting culture.

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EL TONTO (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Story is described as an idiot deaf mute who becomes a celebrity and loses it all.

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LONELY PEOPLE (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM After his wife leaves him to join a religious sex cult, an aging, reclusive, once-famous writer reunites with his two estranged daughters to track her down on a journey through the heart of American Weird.

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SINGLES DAY (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Chronicles the lives of several people on the Chinese holiday that celebrates those who are not in a relationship.

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BILL’S PEOPLE (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Facing death, cranky Bill Wilks invites a young homeless mother and toddler to move in and soon after, her sister and offbeat friends show up creating a raucous menagerie under one roof. Even as Bill’s health deteriorates he rises to the rescue, helps transform their troubled lives and in doing so discovers the meaning of his own.

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FIELD TRIP (PITCH)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM A group of middle school teachers are on an extended field trip, but a night out drinking causes them to accidentally lose one of the children in their class.

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HENCHMAN (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Story centers on Doug, a regular guy who is moonlighting as a henchman for a notorious villain so that he can put his daughter through private school. When Doug accidentally kills “The Termite,” the city’s super hero, Doug knows that his boss villain will be pissed, probably pissed enough to kill him. So Doug does the only think he can think of: puts on the The Termite’s suite and starts saving the city from villains. That’s when things really start to get complicated.

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FAMILY WEEKEND (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM A father who peaked in college tries to reclaim his earlier glory on a family weekend at his alma mater. On campus, he is horrified to hear his fraternity has become the lamest on the row and goes on a mission to make both his son.

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RING TOSS (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM A comedy that centers on a man who is frustrated with his marriage who discovers that when he takes off his wedding ring he’s no longer married – giving him the chance to decide if he wants to be single or stay married.

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BAR CRAWL (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Pitched as Girls Trip meets Old School, after the death of their friend, a trio of former college friends now in their 30s reunite to complete the crazy bar crawl and scavenger hunt she had always wanted to do.

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PARENT’S NIGHT (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Project is being pitched as Project X meets Bad Moms. Story follows a group of suburban parents who throw a massive, unforgettable house party when their kids head off on a school trip.

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THE OPENING ACT (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM A guy examines his comfortable life when he is offered the chance to follow his dream of becoming a stand up comedian.

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ARKANSAS (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Frog has been the local God-Emperor of drugs in Arkansas since the Reagan Administration, but when Kyle and his buddy Swin arrive, Frog realizes that he’s got serious competition.

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THE THROWDOWN (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM 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.

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UNTITLED EMILIA SERRANO COMEDY PROJECT (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM 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.

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TENSION RING (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM 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.

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SATANIC PANIC (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM 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.

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PUBLIC ENEMY (PITCH)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM 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.

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THE CONFECTION CONNECTION (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMFollowing 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.

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FANTASY CAMP (Spec)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMA failed junior high drama teacher attends a musical theater summer camp for adults.

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UNTITLED JAY LONGINO COMEDY (Pitch)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMSet in the world of West Coast hip-hop, the title and logline for Longino’s pitch are being kept under wraps.

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THE EPIPHANY OF FAYE (Spec)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMOn the verge of a life-changing meeting, a phobic, blunt, wine-addicted writer has her life upended when a brown box containing an urn of her mother’s ashes is dumped on her doorstep.

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MY SISTER, THE SERIAL KILLER (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)Follows a Nigerian woman whose younger sister has an inconvenient habit of killing her boyfriends.

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THE YOU IN ME (Spec)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMWritten by Babaloo Mandel, the story follows two self-centered men whose lives become intertwined, forcing them to become caring human beings in spite of one of them being a thoroughly outrageous punk rocker who died in 1977.

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