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Penchant Entertainment Launches with TV Series from “Arrival” Scribe

eric heisserer excerptErin Eggers, Chase Hudson, and Matthew Porter have teamed up to create Penchant Entertainment. Their inaugural project is The Scrawl written by Zach Crawly and executive produced by the Oscar-nominated writer Eric Heisserer.

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Dan Mazeau to Write “Van Helsing” Movie for Universal’s Classic Monsters Universe (Exclusive)

Van Helsing Dan MazeauProducers Chris Morgan and Alex Kurtzman are the narrative architects behind the ambitious slate of genre movies.

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2012’s Hit-Makers: A Look Back at the Hit List Alums (2016)

hitlist-2012-croppedIn 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 2012 Hit List writers — where they’ve been, and where they are today.

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“Arrival” Scribe Eric Heisserer Tapped to Rewrite Sylvester Stallone Thriller “Godforsaken” (EXCLUSIVE)

eric h excerptHeisserer is putting the finishing touches on the script, originally written by Daniel Casey. Cold in July helmer Jim Mickle is directing for STX Entertainment and producer Lawrence Grey.

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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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Arrival – Official Trailer #1 (Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker)

Untitled designWhen alien crafts land across the world, a linguist expert is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat. As she learns to communicate with the aliens, she begins experiencing vivid flashbacks that become the key to unlocking the greater mystery about the true purpose of their visit.

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Arrival — “Global War” Spot (Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker)

arrival-excerptWhen mysterious spacecrafts touch down across the globe, an elite team – lead by expert linguist Louise Banks – is brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers – and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity

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Lights Out — Official Trailer (Teresa Palmer, Maria Bello, Gabriel Bateman)

lights-outWhen Rebecca left home, she thought she left her childhood fears behind. Growing up, she was never really sure of what was and wasn’t real when the lights went out and now, a frightening entity with a mysterious attachment to their mother, Sophie, has reemerged.

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GODFORSAKEN (SALES)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)After hearing about the death of his son, an aging ex-con is forced out of his self-imposed isolation to protect the only family he has left and avenge the son he hardly knew.

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2012’s Hit-Makers: A Look Back At The Hit List Alums

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This Friday, we’re releasing the 2015 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 2012 Hit List writers–where they’ve been, and where they are today.

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“Van Helsing” Reboot Taps Scribes Eric Heisserer and Jon Spaihts For Rewrite

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Eric Heisserer and Jon Spaihts have been tapped to co-write Universal’s Van Helsing reboot, which will serve as an entry in the studio’s revamped monster universe. Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan are producing the pic.

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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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Fox Nabs Rights To Agatha Christie’s Classic Mystery “And Then There Were None,” With Morten Tyldum Helming

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20th Century Fox has picked up the feature rights to Agatha Christie’s iconic mystery novel And Then There Were None and has set The Imitation Game helmer Morten Tyldum to direct and Eric Heisserer to script.

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AND THEN THERE WERE NONE (SALES)

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Follows ten strangers who are summoned to a mysterious island under false pretenses, trapped, and slowly picked off one by one, learning that they’re being targeted because they all share one similar trait: they’ve each escaped punishment for crimes that they’ve committed.

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HARBINGER (SALES)

Logline: A group of superpowered beings are on the run from the Harbinger Foundation, an organization run by a mysterious philanthropist Toyo Harada.

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BLOODSHOT (SALES)

Logline: A former soldier gets powers of regeneration and meta-morphing made possible through nanites injected into his blood. After having his memory wiped numerous times, Bloodshot is out to discover who he really is and get vengeance on those who did this to him.

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THE BLACK LIST 2014

Hollywood’s “most liked” screenplays of 2014!

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Congratulations to Our Young & Hungry List, Hit List, and Launch Pad Writers Who Made The 2014 Blood List!

This year’s Blood List has some familiar faces.

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The Blood List 2014!

The 2014 Blood List is upon us with the the 13 darkest screenplays of the year! (Plus a few new categories!)

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EXPOSURE (SALES)

Logline: Kept under wraps.

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EXPOSURE (PITCH)

Logline: Kept under wraps.

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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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THEY CAME FROM ABOVE (SPEC)

Logline: A veteran teams up with a young girl to find her missing sister, only to discover that the girl has been abducted by aliens.

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THE CONJURING 2: THE ENFIELD POLTERGEIST (SALES)

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Kept under wraps, but based on the work of real life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren as they investigate the various claims of sinister poltergeist activity that occurred at a council house in Enfield, England during the late 1970s.

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UNDERSTAND (SALES)

Logline: After being diagnosed with brain damage following a near drowning, a man is given a drug to regenerate his damaged neurons that has the unintended side effect of improving his intellect and motor skills. As he becomes smarter and smarter, he is pursued by government agencies, bringing him into conflict with another super-intelligent test subject.

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UNDERSTAND (SPEC)

Logline: After being diagnosed with brain damage following a near drowning, a man is given a drug to regenerate his damaged neurons that has the unintended side effect of improving his intellect and motor skills. As he becomes smarter and smarter, he is pursued by government agencies, bringing him into conflict with another super-intelligent test subject.

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SANDMAN (SALES)

Logline: Kept under wraps.

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HOURS — TRAILER #2 (Paul Walker, Genesis Rodriguez, Nick Gomez)

During Hurricane Katrina, a man loses his wife during childbirth and must keep his premature daughter alive for thirty-six hours as the storm all but destroys the hospital in which she was just born.

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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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TV Sales, Renewals, Cancellations, Attachments, Deals & Greenlights (07.19.13)

A recap of the week’s TV news!

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