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Introducing Inaugural Launch Pad Manuscript Competition Winner Danny Newell

200x134 - Winners ANNOUNCED Out of more than 2,000 entries coming to us from 24 different countries, we’re incredibly excited to introduce you to the 2016 LPMC Overall Winner, selected by none other than Ridley Scott and his Scott Free Productions.

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MARIAN (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMWhen a conspiracy to conquer England leads to the assassination of Robin Hood right before her eyes, Marian must rise to power and lead her people into a war that will not only decide the fate of the kingdom, but that will see her don the mantle of the man she loved, and reimagine the story of a legend we thought we knew.

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*Updated as Offers Come in* Brie Larson, Daisy Ridley, & Alicia Vikander Circling as the Hottest Spec in Town Gears Up for the Weekend!

2-1-768x384_resize*UPDATED February 27th* As the project now goes into all buyers, more talent circles and offers start to come in! Gearing up for a star-studded Oscar weekend, one spec script has taken the town by storm as A-list talent and Producers fight for a piece of the pie.

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MARIAN (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMWhen a conspiracy to conquer England leads to the assassination of Robin Hood right before her eyes, Marian must rise to power and lead her people into a war that will not only decide the fate of the kingdom, but that will see her don the mantle of the man she loved, and reimagine the story of a legend we thought we knew.

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Red Hot Manuscript “THE EXTRADITIONIST” Has Networks and Publishers Swarming Ahead of Weekend (EXCLUSIVE)

The Extraditionist ExcerptHot on the heels of some of the biggest film rights deals in history, names like Hardy, Spielberg, Ellison and Rudin are already circling the hot new project being described as Narcos meets The Big Short.

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The Extraditionist (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)An off-the-books United States government contract employee who extradites criminals in Latin America is getting out of the game, but not before one last dangerous and reckless mission.

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RIFT (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMWhen a political fight over the future of the top secret RIFT teleportation technology puts his family in the crosshairs, an ex-special forces operative must steal the device and go rogue in order to save them before they become collateral damage. Think Bourne Identity meets Jumper.

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Red Hot Sci-Fi Thriller “RIFT” Heads Into New Territories As A-List Director Circles (EXCLUSIVE)

Heat meterThe red hot sci-fi thriller RIFT from Larry Lasky continues to set the town on fire as it makes its way into every major studios and over a dozen top production companies. We’re also hearing that an A-list director is circling, cranking up the heat around what could be the summer’s next big spec sale.

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Red Hot Sci-Fi Spec “RIFT” Burns Up The Market – Now Into Multiple Territories (EXCLUSIVE)

Heat meterThe spec market is heating up once again as the red hot sci-fi thriller RIFT from Larry Lasky makes its way around town. Circle of Confusion’s Zach Cox is leading the charge on this one, which already has Rock Shaink attached to produce under his Romark Entertainment banner.

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RIFT (Spec)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMWhen a political fight over the future of the top secret RIFT teleportation technology puts his family in the crosshairs, an ex-special forces operative must steal the device and go rogue in order to save them before they become collateral damage. Think Bourne Identity meets Jumper.

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ONWARD, THROUGH THE NIGHT (SPEC)

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Logline: A hitwoman, with an inoperable tumor that forces her to see visions of everyone she’s killed, must fight her way through a criminal organization in order to kill the man who murdered her family and made her into the monster she’s become.

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BROTHERS AND BONES (SALES)

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Assistant U.S. Attorney Charlie Beckham’s seemingly perfect world comes crashing down around him on the eve of his biggest case when he finds out his brother is still alive and is linked to the criminal organization he is trying to put away.

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THE GREAT DEBATE (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PM Pitched as The King’s Speech meets The Founder, tells the compelling story behind the dawn of the television age and the visionary media adviser that transformed John F. Kennedy from underdog to American icon.

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The Bad Guys – Official Trailer #1 (Erik Stocklin, Glen Powell, Paul Iacono)

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During a fleeting return trip to his childhood home, a budding filmmaker is confronted by the now-grown ensemble of his old hometown friends – none of whom are aware that he intends to make his fortune off the shared childhood trauma that splintered them apart all those years ago.

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UNLAWFUL (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PM A troubled detective operates outside the law when he strikes-up a taboo relationship with an underage prostitute. But when a 16-year-old girl goes missing and he must use her diary to reconstruct the events that led to her disappearance, an unimaginable truth emerges.

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BOUND TO VENGEANCE — TRAILER (Tina Ivlev, Richard Tyson, Bianca Malinowski)

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Nine months after being kidnapped, locked away and abused, a young girl abandons her hopes of freedom for a chance to hunt down and exact revenge on her captors.

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UNTITLED DYLAN BROD SCI-FI PROJECT (SALES)

Logline: Kept under wraps, but pitched as a a high concept sci-fi/thriller with multi-platform franchise potential.

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} Tim Kring’s Imperative Snatches Up Launch Pad Alum’s High-Concept Sci-Fi Pitch In Preemptive Deal

The untitled sci-fi pitch is going to be developed into a multi-platform franchise with “shared universe” potential.

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Sundance 2015 : The Complete List Of Today’s Sales And Deals (1/30/15)

A round-up of today’s distribution sales, deals, and awards at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.

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Sundance 2015: Our Top 10 Most Anticipated Premieres

A breakdown of our Top 10 choices for Sundance Premiers–includes pictures and clips!

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REDHOUSE (SPEC)

Logline: Kept under wraps, but project is being pitched as “The Shining” meets “Moon.”

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MATRIARCH (SALES)

Logline: Female driven thriller follows a prison psychologist who has 48 hours to convince a serial killer to disclose the location of her final victim before she is executed.

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{HEAT METER} Hot New Spec “Matriarch” Continues to Heat Up as Territory Requests Start Coming In!

Hot new scribe gets a welcome intro to the market, as territories, attachments, and buyers begin to circle!

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MATRIARCH (SPEC)

Logline: Female driven thriller follows a prison psychologist who has 48 hours to convince a serial killer to disclose the location of her final victim before she is executed.

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SHOWRUNNERS (TRAILER)

“Showrunners” explores the fascinating world of the US television showrunner and the creative forces around them, as they battle daily between art and commerce to deliver television comedies and dramas to audiences worldwide.

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} Warner Brothers & Leonardo DiCaprio Team up for Calvin & Hobbes Biopic!

Appian Way, Vertigo Entertainment & Romark Entertainment Pair up with Warners to bring scribe Dan Dollar’s spec to life!

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A BOY AND HIS TIGER (SALES)

Logline: Story chronicles the early career of Calvin & Hobbes creator Bill Watterson, and his struggle with the sudden popularity, coverage, and licensing battles that came with creating one of the most influential comics of a generation.

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HYPERBARIC (SALES)

Logline: A traumatized sailor must confront the fear that cut short his promising navy career, when he’s forced to pilot a homemade drug submarine.

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} Another Launch Pad Finalist Sells as Voltage Picks up HYPERBARIC

The latest project to sell from The Launch Pad Competition marks the 4th sale in two months from our finalist scripts!

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BOUND TO VENGEANCE (SALES)

Logline: Nine months after being kidnapped, locked away and abused, a young girl abandons her hopes of freedom for a chance to hunt down and exact revenge on her captors.

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