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ISOLATION ORDER (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM A murder triggers the outbreak of an infectious disease, sending an Epidemiologist and a Cop on the hunt for a killer, in a Latino immigrant neighborhood with a deep distrust of police.

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Zero Gravity and Abrams Artist Heating Up the Market with New Spec “IMAGINARY”

180811_gma_johnson_hpMain_16x9_992 Matt Bereson, Kamron Saraye, and Unique Features are all among the producers taking this into studios!

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IMAGINARY (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Three high school seniors from a small town discover they all had the same imaginary friend when they were kids. Now that friend is back and he’s not here to play.

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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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Verve, Bellevue Painting the Town with Spec “HAPPY LITTLE TREES” Centered on the Feud Between Bob Ross & Bill Alexander

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 4.36.11 PM Broken Road Productions, Unique Features, and Alexa Faigen are all among the producers taking this into studios!

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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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COBWEB (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Peter has always been told the voice he hears at night is only in his head, but when he suspects his parents have been lying, he conspires to free the girl within the walls of his house.

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THE FRENCH QUARTER WILL NOT BE SPARED (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM On the night of Hurricane Katrina, a desperate family, trapped in their home, comes under siege by vampires.

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Red Hot Spec MAVERICK First to Storm Studios Post Labor Day!

McCain Lawrence Grey, DeVon Franklin, Bill Gerber & Matt Tolmach amongst the producers taking this one into every studio!

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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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PRAY FOR THE LIGHT (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Story details are being kept under wraps, but the project is being pitched as a fresh, contained, high concept twist on the vampire genre in the vein of Panic Room and 30 Days of Night.

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RUN (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Story centers on a homeschooled teenager who begins to suspect her mother is keeping a dark secret from her.

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HOW THE GIRL GUIDES WON THE WAR (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)Set in WWII Britain, it deals with the women who were considered crucial after the Blitz occurred, becoming a movement that lifted morale across the country.

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PUNCH OUT (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM When a bomb squad veteran finds herself trapped in a room rigged with ticking explosives while simultaneously stuck in the body of the cop that called in the threat she has to defuse the bomb, escape the room and make it back to headquarters to return to her own body before it is too late.

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73 SECONDS (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM the extraordinary true story of Bob Ebeling and Roger Boisjoly, the aerospace engineers who discovered the “o-ring anomaly” that led to the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster.

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MEET THE MACHINES (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM In the near future, after a ten-year-old boy’s father dies, the androids programmed to care for him move to the suburbs and pretend to be a family in order to give the boy a shot at a normal life.

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Helen Mirren, Luke Evans Reunite (Sort of) for Luc Besson’s Next Action Film “Anna”

mirrenevansTNThe mother-son from “Fate of the Furious” didn’t have any scenes together, but that should change for the new movie from the director of “Lucy,” “La Femme Nikita” and “The Professional.”

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Elgin James to Adapt, Direct Ryan Gattis Social Activism Novel “AIR” for Lionsgate

elginjamesairTNMusical superstar John Legend is one of the producers on the movie about a teen who gets involved with a group who uses death-defying stunts to challenge the local police and the prejudices they face.

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Lionsgate Buys Sci-Fi Pitch “Big Five” From Jason Pagan, Andrew Deutschman

pagandeutschmanexcerptThe writers of Paramount’s Project Almanac and one of the Paranormal Activity movies will team with producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura for the story from creative collective Section 9 about a mission to Africa involving endangered species and A.I.

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BALLERINA (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PM After her family is murdered, an assassin seeks revenge on the killers.

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Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively in Talks to Star in Paul Feig Thriller “A Simple Favor” (Exclusive)

Anna Kendrick Paul Feig Blake Lively A Simple FavorThe film presents a scheduling conflict with Late Night, the Mindy Kaling-Emma Thompson comedy at Fox 2000, which is expected to start shooting in the fall.

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AFRAID (ALTMAN/ELLSWORTH) (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMThe Purge meets Bourne Identity. Four criminal soldiers, whose skills have been enhanced by horrifying experiments, escape to a small Wisconsin town and begin a campaign of terror. Only a former army medic, his tough high school sweetheart, and a weathered local sheriff stand in the way of these brutal killers who are on a mission to find the eccentric who holds the key to their survival.

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Lionsgate Wins Seven-Figure Bidding War for Inkshares Book “The Punch Escrow”

Irina Ivanova ExcerptWith multiple studios bidding on the sci-fi manuscript that’s being compared to Looper and Ready Player One, it’s Lionsgate who comes out on top to win newcomer Tal M. Klein’s first book.

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THE PUNCH ESCROW (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA sci-fi thriller with a love story at its core, the action unfolds in the year 2147, when teleportation is the travel method of choice and most diseases are curable. The story’s protagonist, Joel Byram, lives a normal life, spending his days training AI engines to act more human — until the day he’s accidentally duplicated while teleporting.

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THE SPY WHO DUMPED ME (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PM After being dumped by her boyfriend who is a spy, a woman and her friend become embroiled in a conspiracy.

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MOST LIKELY TO MURDER (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMThe most popular kid from high school comes home ten years later to find out he is no longer cool and that his former crush is now dating a former high school outcast.

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“Newsroom” Scribe Matthew Lopez to Rewrite “Chaos Walking” Starring Daisy Ridley, Tom Holland (Exclusive)

Matthew Lopez Chaos WalkingDoug Liman will direct the YA movie, which is based on the first book in Patrick Ness’ best-selling trilogy.

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12 Movie Trailers That Might Air During Super Bowl 51, Including “The Fate of the Furious”

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2Star-Lord, Jack Sparrow and Dom Toretto will likely appear, but what about Christian Grey or the Power Rangers?

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Joe Ballarini’s Berlin Wall Spec “Skyward” Into Studios with Producers (Exclusive)

Skyward Joe BallariniUpdate: While some studios pop champagne bottles to celebrate this morning’s Oscar nominations, others have moved on and are focusing on what’s next. To that end, several suitors are scrambling for Joe Ballarini’s spec Skyward, which is described as being similar in tone to Best Picture winners Argo and The King’s Speech.

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Timely Spec “Inauguration Day” Going into Major Territories with Producers (EXCLUSIVE)

Heat meterA brand new — and appropriately timely — spec is hitting the market this week from scribe Patrick McConville. The political thriller Inauguration Day has already captured the attention of several producers and is moving into major territories.

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