Tag Archives: Drama

DEVILS UNTO DUST (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) 1870’s West Texas is plagued by a deadly virus infecting thousands with a rabies-like disease that turns people into murderous “Shakes.” When Daisy’s father disappears, it’s up to her, with the help of two Shake-hunters who specialize in killing the infected, to find him.

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THE MONTH WE FELL APART (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM With the gathering looming on the horizon, a strong willed woman’s rocky relationship with her parents takes a revelatory turn when all three are diagnosed with cancer… as everything comes to a head over Thanksgiving. In the vein of: “August: Osage County”.

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GREEN RUSH (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM After serving a 12-year prison sentence, an ex-con sets out to turn a new leaf and reconnect with his daughter, but when she convinces him to help her steal millions of dollars in Medical Marijuana Dispensary taxes collected in cash by City Hall once a month in order to evade the federal authorities, the father finds himself risking everything to make his daughter’s dreams come true.

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BILLY DONNER’S PICNIC (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM After a 50-year hiatus, a reclusive, award-winning novelist re-appears with a series of books that continue his protagonist’s difficult journey — only to be confronted by his fictional character — who forces the Author to determine: Does a Creator have a responsibility to those he creates?

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FILICIDE (PITCH)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM When all of the parents in a remote island community start to murder their children for no apparent reason, a 17-year-old girl fights to save her younger brothers from the people who are supposed to love and protect them.

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APPEARANCE (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) The story follows the first “appearance” of human-like alien life forms, their mysterious arrival on Earth, and the divided reactions of humanity.

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CASSIUS (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Before he was the Greatest…Before he was Ali…The inspiring, true story of a skinny, young, loud-mouth teenage nobody named Cassius Clay with big dreams of becoming the champion of the world who fights racism and abuse in the Jim Crow South in order to compete in the 1960 Rome Olympics. Witness the birth of a heroic icon.

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THE STARS BENEATH OUR FEET (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) In the wake of his brother’s death, a young African American youth tries to steer a safe path through the projects in Harlem, aided by his imagination and the magic of Legos.

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BB3L (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) Kept under wraps, but project is being pitched as a contained family drama with global sci-fi implications and resonating socio-political themes.

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THE GREAT PACMAN WAR OF 1982 (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM In the summer of 1982, when a bowling alley sponsors a Pac Man tournament with a $500 prize, two pre-teen brothers from a low-income Los Angeles neighborhood do everything they can to win it all, so they can escape their abusive step-father and help their mother start a new life.

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THE SPY OF THE REBELLION (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM When a plot surfaces to assassinate Abraham Lincoln on the eve of his presidential inauguration, a renowned and decorated detective, Allan Pinkerton, must infiltrate a secret cabal of Southern secessionists to uncover their conspiracy and circumvent their attempts to kill the president-elect as he passes through Baltimore.

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THE PRIEST AND THE PROSTITUTE (AND OTHER THINGS TO UPSET MY CATHOLIC MOTHER) (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Upon learning he is going to die, a by-the-book priest embarks on a journey with a wayward prostitute and her savant daughter to discover how to truly live.

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GEORGE (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Long before Curious George would go on to sell more than 75 million books and become one of the most recognizable characters worldwide, the true story of George’s creation began long ago with Margaret and Hans Rey. From humble beginnings, to lives filled with doubt, to years spent on the run from Nazi occupation, this is the story of how two people who lost everything, but in finding one another, were able to rise from the darkness of World War II and create a beacon of hope that would go on to inspire the world one child at a time. In the tone of “Finding Neverland” meets “Theory of Everything.”

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SMOKE AS DIRECTED (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMThe captivating true story of a neurotic, unemployed DC speechwriter who, upon accidentally discovering that marijuana reverses the blinding effects of his glaucoma, boldly fights the DEA and FDA on a national scale to become America’s first medical marijuana patient, championing this groundbreaking movement and igniting a controversial national debate.

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THE SHADOWS (PITCH)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Tells the true story of America’s first detectives in Boston.

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DOROTHY AND ALICE (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Haunted by nightmares of Oz’s impending destruction, Dorothy Gale finds herself in a home for others like her with troubling, vivid dreams. While she is there, she meets a mysterious girl called, Alice – who involves her in a perilous quest to not only save the worlds of imagination, those which we come to realize are real and not just dreams, but the world as we know it.

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DISRUPTORS (PITCH)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Based on the true story of Susan Fowler, the Uber engineer whose blog post about sexual harassment within the ride-hailing service exposed a toxic culture of sexism and sexual harassment that led to the firing of the company’s CEO.

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DADDIO (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM The story follows a woman who is picked up by a cab at JFK airport. While on the way to her apartment, the woman and cabdriver begin discussing their past and current relationships and the effects those relationships have had on their lives.

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CUBA GOODING JR. MUST DIE!: AN O.J. SIMPSON STORY (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM After being released from prison on parole, O.J. Simpson sets out on an obsessive quest to avenge Cuba Gooding Jr. for exploiting his image.

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IVY (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM A mother recovering from a brutal accident moves into a prototype smart home with her family, only to find the house’s AI system may have sinister intentions.

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YOUNG OPRAH (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM The story will follow Winfrey as a young reporter in 1970s Baltimore who’s struggling through personal and professional failures that will threaten to derail her career.

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ENCYCLOPEDIA DAD (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) A young man recieves life advice from his father thanks to a series of DVD videos his father recorded before his death.

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WE INTERRUPT THIS PROGRAM (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM The storyline is under wraps but will chronicle the aftermath of Orson Welles’ infamous War of the Worlds broadcast.

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B1 (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Dell & Eloise, a young couple whose love cannot seem to trump the horrors of cancer… until they meet a doctor offering them an alternative (highly stigmatized) treatment.

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BREAKING NEWS (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM After catching her husband in bed with a hooker and causing him to die of a heart attack, Sue Bottom buries the body and takes advantage of the local celebrity status that comes from having a missing husband.

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SLEEP WELL TONIGHT (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Sleep Well Tonight is the story of a 17-year-old convict in a maximum security prison and a 23-year-old guard, who both start on the same day. This is an intense look into what it is like being weak on both sides of the fence in the American prison system.

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MRS. WILSON (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM This script tells the little-known true story of First Lady Edith Wilson, who secretly functioned as acting President while her husband Woodrow was in a coma – unknown to Congress and the American people – and her fight to unify the globe with passage of the Treaty of Versailles.

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THE DEVIL’S BREATH (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM After the death of her partner, a police detective struggles with the guilt of her decisions while trying to solve a case that may involve her deceased partner’s son.

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THE FIFTH NIXON (SPEC)

This is the true story of Rose Mary Woods, the personal secretary to President Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Nixon, who, at the height of the Watergate scandal, fights against the high-stakes world of White House politics and uncovers the truth about the infamous 18-minute erasure that took down the presidency.

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PASSING THROUGH (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Freed during WWII, a man goes from camp to camp to find the woman he loves, the one he had to leave behind just to find her again.

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