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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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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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HOLIDATE (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Story details are being kept under wraps.

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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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TIME CENTRAL (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Two teenagers discover their recently-deceased father was actually a time traveler from the future, and using the clues he left behind, they must step through a portal and enter the secret world of licensed time travel, and complete their father’s mission before his enemies destroy the fabric of the universe.

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THE WHITE TIGER (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)Follows the rise of a Bangaluru driver from the lower caste society of India to becoming a successful chauffeur and businessman, not always using legal means.

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Ramin Bahrani, Netflix Team on Adaptation of Aravind Adiga Novel “The White Tiger”

RaminBahraniWhiteTigerThe acclaimed indie filmmaker behind Man Push Cart and 99 Homes tackles the India-based rags-to-riches crime-drama with hopes to start filming in India later this year.

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THE WICKED DEEP (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)In the town of Sparrow, Oregon, hree sisters drowned in 1822 for being witches inhabit the bodies of three girls to lure boys to their deaths. 17-year old Penny Talbot wants to make sure her new boyfriend Bo Carter doesn’t become their latest victim.

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“Kodachrome”: Jason Sudeikis, Ed Harris Go on an Awkward Road Trip in Trailer for Netflix Drama (Video)

KodachromeTrailerJason Sudeikis tries to reconnect with his photographer father (Harris) as the two go on a road trip with his assistant (Elizabeth Olsen) to develop the last of his photos shot on Kodachrome film

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Gina Rodriguez Attached to Star in Netflix Live-Action “Carmen Sandiego” Feature

RodriguezCarmenSandiegoRodriguez also voices the role in an animated series being produced by Netflix for release in 2019 with owner Houghton Mifflin Harcourt planning a new series of books and games to coincide.

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Is Netflix Going Overboard on the Amount of Content?

netflix excerptEast Coast Editor Edward Douglas opines about the fact that sometimes having too many options means you’ll never have time to watch some of the less-publicized content.

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“Fresh Off the Boat” Showrunner Nahnatchka Khan Directing Netflix Rom-Com Starring Randall Park, Ali Wong

NahnatchkaKhanParkWongThe trio have been working on the ABC sitcom, Wong as a writer and Park as the star, with it already being renewed for a fourth season. Plans are to make the Netflix film during the summer break.

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Joel Edgerton Joins Timothée Chalamet in David Michod’s Shakespearean “The King”

EdgertonChalametBased on the Shakespeare plays Henry IV and Henry V, this will be the third collaboration between Edgerton and Michơd since first teaming for 2010’s Animal Kingdom.

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Amy Poehler Making Feature Directorial Debut with Netflix Comedy “Wine Country”

Written by SNL vets Emily Spivey and Liz Cackowski, the film will co-star Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer, Maya Rudolph and of course, Tina Fey. As the title suggests, it involves a trip to Napa, California.

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Director McG Sets Up “Rim of the World” at Netflix

McGNetfixLogoWritten by Zack Stentz (Thor), the premise involves four misfit teenagers, who become unlikely allies when their summer camp experience is cut short by an alien invasion.

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Netflix Signs Deal for “Deadpool” Creator Rob Liefeld’s Extreme Universe

RobLiefeldExtremeFilmmaker Akiva Goldsman will put together a prestigious writers’ room in order to create a number of feature films out of Liefeld’s characters, including Brigade and Bloodstrike.

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Netflix Picks Up Noomi Rapace Action-Thriller “Close”

CloseNetflixBased on the career of female bodyguard Jacquie Davis, the film was produced under West End Films’ WeLove brand, which looks to develop and promote films by and for women.

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“Marvel’s Luke Cage” Season 2 Teaser Reveals Release Date for Netflix Series (Video)

LukeCageSeason2The second season of the popular series will follow the 2nd season of Jessica Jones, which premieres on Thursday, March 8.

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Netflix Releases the First Trailer, Poster for “Lost in Space” Remake (Video)

LostInSpaceTrailerToby Stephens, Molly Parker and Parker Posey star in the remake of the Irwin Allen show from the ’60s which became popular through constant reruns.

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“Black Mirror” Renewed for Fifth Season on Netflix (Video)

BlackMirrorSeason5The Emmy-winning show has showcased many talented directors and actors over its first four seasons, but there’s no word if Season 5 will premiere this year or next.

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Rick Famuyiwa to Direct Vigilante Superhero Film “Past Midnight” for Netflix with Keanu Reeves in Talks

RickFamuyiwaKeanuReevesAvengers: Infinity War directors Joe and Anthony Russo are producing the vigilante superhero movie with a plot that’s being kept under wraps.

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PAST MIDNIGHT (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM The storyline is currently under wraps but is said to feature a new kind of vigilante hero.

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LIFE SENTENCE (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) The storyline is under wraps but is said to follow a criminal who, instead of serving a prison sentence, has his memories erased.

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“Roxanne Roxanne”: Netflix Continues Its History of Hip-Hop with Trailer for Roxanne Shante Biopic (Video)

roxanneroxannetrailerNetflix will release the acclaimed Sundance award-winning film starring Chanté Adams on March 23.

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More Sundance Sales: Netflix Picks Up Animated “White Fang,” Samuel Goldwyn Snaps Up “Nancy”

WhiteFangNancyThe animated take on Jack London’s classic tale of fiction and the psychological thriller starring Andrea Riseborough are both expected to be released this year.

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Is Netflix Hollywood’s Great Savior or Is It Trying to Change Things Too Swiftly to Succeed?

brightHaving more immediate success with its Emmy-winning television series, many in their third, fourth and fifth seasons, will Netflix’s decision to release so much content on a weekly basis end up hurting the brand?

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