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FORTY MINUTES IN MARCH (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM On March 15, 1963, the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament hosted a game between Mississippi State and Loyola of Chicago. The game is one of the most memorable sporting events in the civil rights movement. It served as a vehicle to challenge racial segregation in athletics and helped to forever change college basketball and advance civil rights in this country.

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IDOL (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM The assistant to a famous singer attempts to transform into her boss.

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UNTITLED DOREMUS / CJ ENTERAINMENT PROJECT (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM A thirtysomething woman navigates love and heartbreak over the course of one year.

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AIR (TRIPPEER) (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM A young girl in Southern India grows up as a slave in a sweatshop, where she creates an alternate world for herself and her friends as their only means of escape from the daily abuse they’re forced to suffer. Through the lens of magical realism, AIR is an important and timely take on modern slavery.

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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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THE CHALLENGER (ROTHWELL) (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Chronicles the true story of Christa McAuliffe, who was an astronaut on the Space Shuttle Challenger.

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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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AMA: ASK ME ANYTHING (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM A highly publicized AMA (Q&A) Session between a fast-rising publicist and an aging music icon quickly turns into a deadly game of cat and mouse when the event is seized by a hacker who systematically begins revealing dark secrets from both of their pasts, forcing them to publicly confront the horrific events they’ve committed on the largest social media platform in the world.

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THE OBITUARY OF TUNDE JOHNSON (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Tunde is a queer, African-American high school senior in the throes of addiction, whose feelings of isolation and self-hatred are compounded by his closeted all-American jock boyfriend.

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RELIC (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Three generations of women – daughter, mother and grandmother – are haunted by a manifestation of aged dementia that takes over their family home.

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THE DEVIL ALL THE TIME (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Out of desperation to save his dying wife, Willard Russell turns to prayer which succumbs to sacrifice in a story told across two decades.

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MAVERICK (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM When his plane is shot down over Hanoi at the height of the Vietnam War, Lieutenant Commander John McCain fights to survive as a POW at the infamous “Hanoi Hilton” prison.

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SALT OF JOY (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM A love story set in the afterlife where themes of selfless love and redemption are explored.

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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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MONDAY (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Two American’s fall in love while travelling the islands of Greece.

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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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PONY (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM The story follows a mysterious 28-year-old horse rider who is tormented by his past, and must accomplish the dangerous task of carrying an important package from Salt Lake City to Sacramento.

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MANCHESTER (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM The extraordinary true story of Jeffrey Manchester, a convicted felon who made a daring escape from a North Carolina prison and then hid out inside of a WORKING Toys R Us store for the better part of a year, living in the crawlspaces and in between the displays while casing the store for a Christmas-time heist.

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GATEWOOD (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Based on the New York Times Best-Seller – In 1955, Emma “Grandma” Gatewood, at sixty-seven years of age, became the first woman to solo-hike the entire Appalachian Trail, all after raising eleven children and surviving decades of horrific domestic abuse.

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THE NAZI TITANIC (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Chronicles the making of Adolf Hitler’s World War II propoganda film about the sinking of the Titanic.

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NIGHT PATROL (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM An African-American LAPD officer must put aside his differences with the area’s street gangs when he discovers a local police task force is harboring a horrific secret that endangers the residents of the housing projects he grew up in.

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1917 (SPEC)

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THE HAS BEEN (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Story centers on a former basketball star who lost his wife and family in a struggle with addiction, and is now attempting to regain his soul and salvation by becoming the coach of a disparate, ethnically mixed high school basketball team at his alma mater.

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THE CINCINNATI REVOLT (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Pitched as being tonally in the vein of The Big Short, this is the unknown true story of how the NRA pivoted in the 1970s from being an innocuous organization promoting gun safety into the most powerful political force in American history.

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RIDE (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM 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.

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RAWHIDE DOWN (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM 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.

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CHANCE (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM 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.

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CLEANSING OF A NATION (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) 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.

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IRONBARK (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM 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.

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THUG (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM 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.

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