THE BLACK LIST 2008

THE BLACK LIST was compiled from the suggestions of over 250 film executives, each of whom contributed the names of up to ten of their favorite scripts that were written in, or are somehow uniquely associated with, 2008 and will not be released in theaters during this calendar year.

This year, scripts had to receive at least four mentions to be included on THE BLACK LIST.

All reasonable effort has been made to confirm the information contained herein. THE BLACK LIST apologizes for all misspellings, misattributions, incorrect representation identification, and questionable “2008” affiliations.

It has been said many times, but it’s worth repeating: THE BLACK LIST is not a “best of” list. It is, at best, a “most liked” list.

Enjoy.

The Black List Website

WITH 67 MENTIONS

THE BEAVER by Kyle Killen
A depressed man finds hope in a beaver puppet that he wears on his hand.

AGENT: William Morris Agency — Cliff Roberts
MANAGER: Anonymous Content — Keith Redmon

Anonymous Content producing.

WITH 61 MENTIONS

THE ORANGES by Jay Reiss & Ian Helfer
A man has a romantic relationship with the daughter of a family friend, which turns their lives upside down.

AGENT (Reiss): Creative Artists Agency – Spencer Baumgarten, Greg McKnight, Jessica Matthews
AGENT (Helfer): The Gersh Agency – Sandra Lucchesi, Eric Garfinkel, Frank Wuliger
MANAGER: Mosaic Media Group — Paul Nelson, Jimmy Miller, Ilan Breil Principal Entertainment — Danny Sherman

Media Rights Capital. A Likely Story producing.

WITH 44 MENTIONS

BUTTER by Jason Micallef
A small town becomes a center for controversy and jealousy as its annual butter carving contest begins.

AGENT: Endeavor — Phil D’amecourt, Rich Cook
MANAGER: Washington Square Arts – Josh McGuire

Michael De Luca Productions producing.

WITH 42 MENTIONS

BIG HOLE by Michael Gilio
An old cowboy goes on a mission to recover his money after a million dollar sweepstakes scam cleans out his entire bank account.

AGENT: United Talent Agency — Julien Thuan
MANAGER: Industry Entertainment — Eryn Brown

Aversano Films producing.

WITH 40 MENTIONS

THE LOW DWELLER by Brad Ingelsby
A man trying to assimilate into society after being released from jail discovers that someone from his past is out to settle a score.

AGENT: William Morris Agency — Mike Esola, Rob Carlson
MANAGER: Energy Entertainment – Brooklyn Weaver, Adam Marshall

Relativity. Scott Free Productions, Energy Entertainment, Appian Way Productions producing.

WITH 39 MENTIONS

FUCKBUDDIES by Liz Meriwether
A guy and a girl struggle to have an exclusively sexual relationship as they both come to realize they want much more.

AGENT: William Morris Agency – Cliff Roberts

Montecito Picture Company producing.

WITH 34 MENTIONS

WINTER’S DISCONTENT by Paul Fruchbom
When Herb Winter’s wife of fifty years dies, the faithful but sexually frustrated widower moves into a retirement community to start living the swinging single life.

AGENT: United Talent Agency – Jon Huddle, David Kramer, Adam Weinstein
MANAGER: Circle of Confusion – Kemper Donovan

Sony. Atlas Entertainment producing.

WITH 29 MENTIONS

BROKEN CITY by Brian Tucker
A New York private investigator gets sucked into a shady mayoral election.

AGENT: Endeavor – Sarah Lemkin

Mandate. Mr. Mudd producing.

WITH 24 MENTIONS

I’M WITH CANCER by Will Reiser
A autobiographical comic account of one man’s struggle to beat cancer.

AGENT: United Talent Agency – Blair Kohan
MANAGER: Thruline Entertainment – Jodi Lieberman, Willie Mercer

Mandate. Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Ben Karlin producing.

WITH 22 MENTIONS

OUR BRAND IS CRISIS by Peter Straughan
Based on the eponymous documentary. James Carville and a team of U.S. political consultants travel to South America to help Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada (aka ‘Goni’) become President of Bolivia.

AGENT: Creative Artists Agency – Brian Siberell

Warner Brothers. Smoke House producing.

WITH 21 MENTIONS

INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS by Quentin Tarantino
American soldiers, French peasants, French resistance, and Nazis collide in Hitler occupied France.

AGENT: William Morris Agency – Mike Simpson

Universal Pictures, The Weinstein Company. Lawrence Bender Productions producing.

WITH 20 MENTIONS

UNTITLED VANESSA TAYLOR PROJECT by Vanessa Taylor
After thirty years of marriage, a middle-aged couple attends an intense counseling weekend to decide the fate of their marriage.

AGENT: United Talent Agency – Doug Johnson, Adam Weinstein
MANAGER: Management 360 – Guymon Casady, Darin Friedman

Escape Artists, Management 360 producing.

WITH 16 MENTIONS

GALAHAD by Ryan Condal
A revisionist twist on the King Arthur legend from the knight Galahad’s perspective.

AGENT: William Morris Agency – Aaron Hart
MANAGER: Energy Entertainment – Brooklyn Weaver, Adam Marshall

The Film Department. Energy Entertainment producing.

THE WEST IS DEAD by Andrew Baldwin
During the Great Depression, a group of semi-outlaws go on the run from the law when forced to vacate a town as the Hoover dam is constructed.

AGENT: Creative Artists Agency – Jay Baker, Josh Krauss
MANAGER: Anonymous Content – Bard Dorros, David Kanter

WITH 15 MENTIONS

MANUSCRIPT by Paul Grellong
A contemporary thriller about three bright, young New Yorkers with boundless literary ambition who will stop at nothing to get what they want.

AGENT: Creative Artists Agency – Chris Till
MANAGER: 59 Entertainment – Marti Blumenthal

The Film Department. Donna Gigliotti producing.

THE TUTOR by Matthew Fogel
A twenty three year old recent graduate decides, at his mother’s insistence, to tutor his ex-girlfriend’s younger sister for the SATs. When they begin a romantic relationship, his ex-girlfriend moves back home for the summer and begins to fall back in love with our anti-hero as well.

AGENT: United Talent Agency – Jason Burns, Adam Weinstein

Principato/Young Management producing.

WITH 14 MENTIONS

THE DESCENDANTS by Nat Faxon & Jim Rash
A newly widowed father – also one of the richest men in Oahu, Hawaii – takes off with his two rebellious daughters to track down his dead wife’s ex-lover on the island of Kauai.

AGENT: Creative Artists Agency – Jay Baker, Brian Kend
MANAGER: Principato/Young Management – Brian Dobbins, Paul Young

Fox Searchlight. Ad Hominem Enterprises producing.

SUNFLOWER by Misha Green
Two young women struggle to escape from and exact revenge on the deranged college professor who holds them hostage.

AGENT: Endeavor – Susan Solomon
MANAGER: Niad Management – Jennifer Graff

Sidney Kimmel Entertainment. Vincent Newman producing.

GOING THE DISTANCE by Geoff LaTulippe
A couple tries to maintain a long-distance relationship.

AGENT: The Gersh Agency – Sarah Self
MANAGER: Mosaic Media Group – Michael Lasker

New Line. Offspring Entertainment producing.

WITH 13 MENTIONS

THE AMERICAN WAY by Brian Kistler
Two brothers are affected by their parents’ murder, leading one to the FBI and the other to a life of crime.

AGENT: William Morris Agency – Alan Gasmer, Kimberly Bialek

The Film Department. Steve Golin producing.

NOWHERE BOY by Matt Greenhalgh
The story of John Lennon’s rise from lonely, Liverpool teenager to iconic rock star.

AGENT: Endeavor – Chris Donnelly, Elia Infascelli-Smith

Film Four. Ecosse Films producing.

RAINDROPS ALL AROUND ME by Reed Agnew & Eli Jorne
A socially awkward high school teacher learns to ‘dumb it down’ in order to fit in with those around him.

AGENT: International Creative Management – Harley Copen
MANAGER: Underground Films and Management – Oly Obst

Universal. Red Hour Films producing.

SEQUELS, REMAKES & ADAPTATIONS by Sam Esmail
The outlandish journey of a young man in search of love and what he’s meant to do with his life.

AGENT: William Morris Agency – Mike Esola
MANAGER: Energy Entertainment – Brooklyn Weaver, Adam Marshall

WAM Films producing.

WITH 12 MENTIONS

A COUPLE OF DICKS by Mark Cullen & Robb Cullen
Two veteran LAPD detectives attempt to track down a stolen, mint-condition, 1952 baseball card that one of the detectives hopes to sell in order to pay for his daughter’s upcoming wedding.

AGENT: William Morris Agency – Cliff Roberts

Warner Brothers. Marc Platt Productions producing.

GAY DUDE by Alan Yang
A comedy about the friendship of two high school seniors that’s torn apart after one comes out of the closet.

AGENT: William Morris Agency – Mike Esola

THE MANY DEATHS OF BARNABY JAMES by Brian Nathanson
A teenage apprentice in a macabre circus for the dead yearns to bring his true love back to life, but not before encountering the many dangerous and mysterious gothic characters that stand in his way.

AGENT: Creative Artists Agency – Jay Baker, Jessica Matthews
MANAGER: Benderspink – Jill McElroy, Langley Perer

UNDERAGE by Scott Neustadter & Michael Weber
A seventeen-year-old seduces a twentysomething man and then blackmails him into being her boyfriend in order to exact revenge on her high school aged ex.

AGENT: Creative Artists Agency – Bill Zotti, Jessica Matthews
MANAGER: Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment – Aaron Kaplan, Justin Killion, Sean Perrone

Paramount. Montecito Picture Company producing.

WITH 11 MENTIONS

CODE NAME VEIL by Matt Billingsly
Based on actual events. A young CIA agent struggles to maintain his morality while navigating dangerous and absurd conditions in 1980s Beirut.

AGENT: United Talent Agency – Charlie Ferraro, Adam Weinstein Industry Entertainment – Eryn Brown, Jess Rosenthal

Stacy Cohen, Kristin Harms producing.

EVERYTHING MUST GO by Dan Rush
A relapsed alcoholic loses his job and his wife and decides to live on his front lawn while selling all of his belongings in a yard sale.

AGENT: International Creative Management – Todd Hoffman, David Unger
MANAGER: Management 360 – Guymon Casady

Temple Hill Productions producing.

THE FOURTH KIND by Olatunde Osunsanmi
A woman investigates an extraordinary number small town in Alaska.

AGENT: Endeavor – Sarah Lemkin, Phil Raskind
MANAGER: Caliber Media – Dallas Sonnier

Gold Circle Films.

FOXCATCHER by E Max Frye & Dan Futterman
Based on the true story of John du Pont, a paranoid schizophrenic who was heir to the du Pont fortune. After building a wrestling training facility named Team Foxcatcher on his Pennsylvania estate, Du Pont shot and killed Olympic gold medal-winning grappler David Schulz.

AGENT (Frye): Endeavor – Tom Strickler Futterman: Endeavor – Tom Strickler, Adriana Alberghetti
MANAGER (Futterman): Principal Entertainment – Larry Taube

Media Rights Capital. Grandview Pictures, Bennett Miller producing.

THE PHANTOM LIMB by Kevin Koehler
A troubled private detective uncovers a blackmail scam involving a gangster who runs a brothel that caters to amputee fetishes (and other taboo sexual interests) and the doctor who performs the body modifications.

AGENT: Endeavor – Rich Cook, David Karp
MANAGER: Mosaic Media Group – Brent Lilley

John Cameron producing.

WITH 10 MENTIONS

THE APOSTLES OF INFINITE LOVE by Victoria Strouse
When an upper class dysfunctional New York family learn their youngest daughter has joined a cult in the midwest, they recruit a cult deprogrammer and go on the road to save her while both parents and siblings confront their issues with one another.

AGENT: Endeavor – Adam Levine, Bryan Besser
MANAGER: Anonymous Content – Michael Sugar

Red Hour Films producing.

THE F-WORD by Elan Mastai
Two best friends struggle with falling in love without ruining the bond between them.

AGENT: The Gersh Agency – Frank Wuliger, Greg Pedicin
MANAGER: Principato/Young Management – Paul Young, Dave Rosenthal

Fox Searchlight. Mark Stevenson, Ford Oelman, Mark Costa producing.

UP IN THE AIR by Jason Reitman
A ruthless human resources executive, whose job is to fire people, looks forward to the only joy he has in life, his millionth frequent flyer mile, a goal he pursues with zeal as the rest of his life falls apart around him because he is constantly on the road.

AGENT: William Morris Agency – Jeff Gorin, David Lonner

Paramount. Montecito Picture Company, Hard C Productions producing.

WITH 9 MENTIONS

BACHELORETTE by Leslye Headland
Ten years out of high school, three unhappy single friends come together as bridesmaids at a classmate’s wedding, get drunk, get high, and trash the wedding dress while romancing new and old loves and settling old business.

AGENT: United Talent Agency — Rebecca Ewing, Yuli Masinovsky
MANAGER: Caliber Media — Max Roman, Dallas Sonnier

Mark Gordon producing.

JONNY QUEST by Dan Mazeau
Young Jonny Quest travels the world with his scientist father, adopted brother from India, Bandit the bulldog, and a government agent assigned to protect them while they investigate scientific mysteries.

AGENT: The Gersh Agency — David Kopple
MANAGER: Circle of Confusion — David Alpert, Ashley Berns

Warner Brothers. Lin Pictures, Adrian Askarieh, Daniel Alter producing.

THE KARMA COALITION by Shawn Christensen
A professor embarks on a quest to uncover the truth behind his wife’s death before the world ends.

AGENT: Endeavor — Bryan Besser
MANAGER: Caliber Media — Dallas Sonnier

Warner Brothers. Lin Pictures producing.

KEIKO by Elizabeth Wright Shapiro
A white teenage girl, who was adopted and raised in Japan by Japanese parents, travels to America to find her long lost father, comedian Dana Carvey.

AGENT: United Talent Agency – Tobin Babst, Blair Kohan
MANAGER: Industry Entertainment – Jess Rosenthal

KNIGHTS by Nick Confalone & Neal Dusedau
A kickass British adventure where knighted celebrities (an entrepreneur, a soccer player, a musician, and an actor) are called upon to defend their country.

MANAGER: 3 Arts Entertainment — Greg Walter

TWENTY TIMES A LADY by Gabrielle Allan & Jennifer Crittenden
Based on the book by Karyn Bosnak. After realizing that she has had twice as many sexual partners as the national average, Ally swears off new guys and decides to go back and visit the previous twenty guys and find out if she overlooked anyone.”

AGENT (Allen): United Talent Agency — Rebecca Ewing, Blair Kohan
AGENT (Crittenden): Creative Artists Agency – Bill Zotti, Jeff Jacobs

Sony. Contrafilm producing.

WITH 8 MENTIONS

CLEAR WINTER NOON by John Kolvenbach
A hit man released from jail in his seventies tries to make amends for the innocent life he took.

AGENT: United Talent Agency — Shana Eddy, Yuli Masinovsky, Jason Burns
MANAGER: 3 Arts Entertainment — Tom Lassally

2929 Productions, 3 Arts Entertainment producing.

FIERCE INVALIDS HOME FROM HOT CLIMATES by Eric Aronson
Based on the novel by Tom Robbins. An irascible, world-weary CIA operative is duped by his boss into helping re-place a listening device back in Russian hands that is vital to spying on them.

AGENT: Creative Artists Agency — Greg McKnight, Billy Hawkins
MANAGER: Management 360 — Guymon Casady, Darin Friedman

Warner Brothers. Infinitum Nihil, GK Films producing.

ROUNDTABLE by Brian K Vaughan
In modern day, Merlin attempts to assemble a bunch of knights to battle an ancient evil.

AGENT: Creative Artists Agency — Martin Spencer

Paramount. Parkes/MacDonald Productions producing.

WITH 7 MENTIONS

THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF THE MONOGAMOUS DUCK by Neeraj Katyal
A writer struggling with drugs and his girlfriend’s death leaves New York for Los Angeles where he falls in love with a teacher and straightens out his life.

AGENT: United Talent Agency — Barbara Dreyfus, Rebecca Ewing, Julien Thuan

Color Force producing.

THE GARY COLEMAN — EMMANUEL LEWIS PROJECT by Dan Fogelman
Emmanuel Lewis and Gary Coleman save the world from an evil madman.

AGENT: William Morris Agency — Danny Greenberg
MANAGER: Industry Entertainment — Eryn Brown

Platinum Dunes producing.

THE LAYMAN’S TERMS by Jeremy Bailey
In the midst of the Great Depression, a prodigal son returns home to face his demons and resurrect the dust bowl town he left behind. But the arrival of a mysterious woman soon threatens his way of life when he discovers she is being hunted by the very same Chicago gangsters he used to run with.

AGENT: United Talent Agency — Charlie Ferraro, Adam Weinstein
MANAGER: Magnet Management — Bob Sobhani

THE MALLUSIONIST by Robbie Pickering & Jace Ricci
A wannabe illusionist travels cross country with his young son to compete against his archnemesis in a Vegas magic show.

AGENT: Endeavor — Dawn Saltzman, Bill Weinstein
MANAGER (Pickering): Benderspink — Charlie Gogolak
MANAGER (Ricci): Leverage Management — Gina Marcheschi

Red Hour Films producing.

PLAN B by Kate Angelo
A woman sets out to be artificially inseminated and falls in love.

AGENT: United Talent Agency — Jason Burns, Adam Weinstein

CBS Films. Escape Artists producing.

WHAT IS LIFE WORTH? By Max Borenstein
Based on the memoir of Kenneth Feinberg, a dramatization of his involvement in the 9/11 victims compensation fund.

AGENT: William Morris Agency — Alan Gasmer
MANAGER: Anonymous Content — Bard Dorros, Adam Kossack

Michael De Luca Productions producing.

WITH 6 MENTIONS

ACOD: ADULT CHILDREN OF DIVORCE by Ben Karlin & Stu Zicherman
A grown man finds himself still caught in the crossfire of his parents’ divorce.

AGENT: (Karlin): United Talent Agency — Blair Kohan
AGENT (Zicherman): William Morris Agency — David Lubliner
MANAGER (Karlin): 3 Arts Entertainment — David Miner

Miramax. Cohen Films, Ben Karlin producing.

BAD TEACHER by Lee Eisenberg & Gene Stupnitsky
After being dumped by her boyfriend, a foul-mouthed, gold-digging seventh-grade teacher sets her sights on a colleague who is dating the school’s model teacher.

AGENT: William Morris Agency — Jeff Gorin, Aaron Hart
MANAGER: Mosaic Media Group — Michael Lasker, Jimmy Miller

Sony. The Miller Company producing.

THE BIRTHDAY PARTY by Charles Randolph
The true story of former Assistant United States attorney Stanley Alpert’s kidnapping by petty thieves and how he bonded with them in a Queens, NY apartment in 1998.

AGENT: Creative Artists Agency — Rowena Arguelles, Risa Gertner
MANAGER: Brillstein Entertainment Partners — Margaret Riley

Paula Wagner producing.

CHILD 44 by Richard Price
Based on the novel by Tom Rob Smith. An officer in Stalinist Russia’s secret police is framed by a colleague for treason. While on the run with his wife, he stumbles upon a series of child murders and launches his own rogue investigation.

AGENT: Creative Artists Agency — Bob Bookman

Fox 2000. Scott Free Productions producing.

EASY A by Bert Royal
A good-natured high school student uses the rumor mill to personal advantage by pretending to be the school slut.

AGENT: Paradigm – Trevor Astbury, Valarie Phillips
MANAGER: Dana Jackson

Screen Gems. Olive Bridge Entertainment producing.

GIANTS by Eric Nazarian
A teenager with Marfan Syndrome comes to terms with his estranged father, his overworked mother, and the possibility that he very well might die during his upcoming procedure.

AGENT: Creative Artists Agency — Alex Lerner, Stuart Manashil
MANAGER: The Arlook Group — Jon Wolff

Lynette Ramirez producing.

GRAND THEFT AUTO by Jason Dean Hall
Facing foreclosure on his repo yard, a young ex-con resumes a life of crime only to get blamed when his uncle’s coke deal gets hijacked. Caught in double crosses between Russian mafia, Yakuza, and the ATF, the young ex-con kidnaps a crime boss’s daughter and steals car after car on a Vegas bound suicide mission to retrieve the stolen drugs.

AGENT: Creative Artists Agency — Jay Baker, Greg McKnight
MANAGER: Management 360 — Darin Friedman

Fox Atomic. Stuart Parr, Roger Corman, Paul Rosenberg producing.

HELP ME SPREAD GOODNESS by Mark Friedman
When an email predator dupes a man out of his son’s college fund, the man travels to Nigeria to confront those who ripped him off.

AGENT: United Talent Agency — Charlie Ferraro, Rio Hernandez
MANAGER: Chad Snopek Management — Chad Snopek

Participant Productions producing.

INFERNO: A LINDA LOVELACE STORY by Matt Wilder
The story of Linda Lovelace, the first mainstream porn star who eventually overcame her past, found happiness in suburbia and led a crusade to stop pornography.

AGENT: Creative Artists Agency — Brian Kend, Jay Baker
MANAGER: Brillstein Entertainment Partners — Missy Malkin

LONDON BOULEVARD by William Monahan
Based on the book by Ken Fruen. Fresh out of prison, Mitchell lands a legitimate job as a handyman for a rich actress who’s eager to reward him with cash, cars, and sex. But Mitchell can never truly escape his violent past or the dangerous world of loan sharks, drug addicts and other bottomfeeders.

AGENT: Endeavor — Chris Donnelly

Quentin Curtis, William Monahan producing.

MEMOIRS by Will Fetters
Two college students who’ve experienced recent loss fall in love and heal their fractured families.

AGENT: Endeavor — Elia Infascelli-Smith, Sarah Lemkin
MANAGER: Underground Films and Management — Trevor Engelson, Nick Osborne, Oly Obst

Underground Films and Management producing.

SHRAPNEL by Evan Daugherty
Two mortal enemies square off on a hunting trip to the death.

AGENT: United Talent Agency — Tobin Babst, Rio Hernandez
MANAGER: Energy Entertainment — Brooklyn Weaver, Jake Wagner

YOUR DREAMS SUCK by Kat Dennings & Geoffrey Litwak
An awkward teen with no self esteem regains his self-confidence after joining a Dance Dance Revolution team.

AGENT: Creative Artists Agency — Jessica Matthews
MANAGER: Management 360 — Nicole King

DiNovi Pictures producing.

WITH 5 MENTIONS

AFTER HAILEY by Scott Frank
Based on the novel by Jonathan Tropper. After a twentysomething man’s older wife dies, he remains in suburbia and struggles to raise her teenage son from a previous marriage.

AGENT: Creative Artists Agency — Beth Swofford, Maha Dakhil, Bob Bookman

Paramount. Michaels Goldwyn producing.

THE BLADE ITSELF by Aaron Stockard
Based on the novel by Marcus Sakey. Two former childhood friends, who made their reputation committing petty crimes, are reunited years later, forcing one of them to decide how far he will go to protect his past.

AGENT: Endeavor — Elia Infascelli-Smith

Miramax. Idealogy, Inc. producing.

BROTHERHOOD OF THE ROSE by Adam Cozad
Two orphans, raised by a CIA operative to be assassins, become targets themselves.

AGENT: William Morris Agency — Jeff Gorin, Aaron Hart
MANAGER: The Gotham Group — Jeremy Bell

Warner Brothers. Thunder Road producing.

FRESHLY POPPED by Megan Parsons
A teenage girl who works at a movie theater tries to decide to whom she wants to lose her virginity.

AGENT: Paradigm — Scott Henderson, Lucy Stille
MANAGER: Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment — Justin Killion

Overture. Escape Artists producing.

GAZA by Frank Deasy
A British woman goes to Gaza to recover the body of her dead daughter and comes to understand her daughter’s political ideals.

AGENT: Endeavor — Tom Strickler

BBC Films. Andy Harries producing.

GREETINGS FROM JERRY by John Killoran
Jerry seems to have it all – money, women, and a ridiculously easy job as a greeting card writer – until a tiny mistake at work unravels his life. Having lost everything he had – but never earned – he’s forced to confront who he really is and start again from scratch.

AGENT: Creative Artists Agency — Jessica Matthews

Rick Yorn, Terra Firma Films producing.

GROWN MAN BUSINESS by Justin Britt-Gibson
An older man who was a gangster in his youth returns to his neighborhood after a long absence to find the boys who murdered the son he abandoned years previous.

AGENT: The Gersh Agency — Sean Barclay
MANAGER: Media Talent Group — Chris Davey

Winkler Films producing.

THE HERETIC by Javier Rodriguez
The Roman Catholic Church asks a former inquisitor to assassinate rebel monk Martin Luther.

AGENT: The Gersh Agency — David Kopple, Greg Pedicin
MANAGER: Mad Hatter Entertainment — Michael Connolly

Phoenix Pictures producing.

HOW TO BE GOOD by Cindy Chupack
Based on the novel by Nick Hornby. A woman having second thoughts about her husband is pleased when he begins following a guru, but when her husband invites the guru to live with them, her point of view changes entirely.

AGENT: Endeavor — Adriana Alberghetti

Miramax. Laura Ziskin Productions producing.

IRON JACK by Johnny Rosenthal
A renowned novelist’s comic quest for hidden treasure in the 1930s.

AGENT: Paradigm — Mark Ross
MANAGER: Principato/Young Management — George Heller

Sony. Broken Road Productions producing.

MAN OF CLOTH by Josh Zetumer
When an English minister’s family (wife and youngest son) are unjustly punished and sent off to a prison colony in Australia, the minister and his oldest son travel to Australia to re-unite the family. Upon arrival though, the minister is informed of their death, and quickly vengeance is the only thing that can quiet his hurt.

AGENT: United Talent Agency — Jason Burns
MANAGER: Management 360 — Guymon Casady, Darin Friedman

Management 360 producing.

SLEEPING BEAUTY by Julia Leigh
A haunting erotic fairy tale about Lucy, a student who drifts into prostitution and finds her niche as a woman who sleeps, drugged, in a ‘Sleeping Beauty chamber’ while men do to her what she can‘t remember the next morning.

AGENT: United Talent Agency — Bec Smith, Kassie Evashevski, Julien Thuan

THE SPELLMAN FILES by Bobby Florsheim & Josh Stolberg
A family of private investigators use their gumshoe skills to crack cases and pry into one another’s personal lives.

AGENT (Florsheim): Endeavor — Adriana Alberghetti
AGENT (Stolberg): United Talent Agency — Julien Thuan

Paramount. Laura Ziskin Productions producing.

STOP HUNTINGDON ANIMAL CRUELTY by Adam Sachs
A lonely journalist finds love and inspiration in a quirky, unlikely manner — covering the misadventures of a young boy’s ‘protest’ of an animal rights movement.

AGENT: William Morris Agency — Mike Esola
MANAGER: Energy Entertainment — Brooklyn Weaver, Adam Marshall

Lionsgate. Energy Entertainment, Broken Road Productions producing.

A TALE OF TWO CITIES by Beau Willimon
Based on the novel by Charles Dickens. Set in Paris and London during the French Revolution, English aristocrat Sydney Carton sacrifices his own life for his unrequited love Lucie Manette and Frenchman Charles Darnay.

AGENT: Creative Artists Agency — Chris Till, Bob Bookman

Warner Brothers. Spring Creek Productions, Appian Way Productions producing.

UNLOCKED by Peter O’Brien
A female CIA interrogator is duped into getting a terrorist to provide key information to the wrong side, thrusting her into the middle of a plot to plan a devastating biological attack in London.

AGENT: Original Artists — Jordan Bayer
MANAGER: Brillstein Entertainment Partners — Margaret Riley

Rainmaker Films (Georgina Townsley, Paul Goldin), Di Bonaventura Pictures producing.

WHAT WOULD KENNY DO? by Chris Baldi
A seventeen-year-old high school kid meets a ‘hologram’ of himself at thirty-seven- years-old and benefits from their friendship.

AGENT: William Morris Agency — Mike Esola, Ava Greenfield
MANAGER: Abstract Entertainment — Josh Adler, Michael Goldberg

United Artists. Winkler Films producing.

THE ZERO by Stephen Chin
Based on the novel by Jess Walter. After a New York City poliecman shoots himself in the head following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, he is assigned to work for a shadowy agency at ‘Ground Zero’ and quickly finds himself drawn into a sinister government plot.

AGENT: William Morris Agency — Michael Eisner, Carolyn Sivitz, Cliff Roberts
MANAGER: Industry Entertainment — Rosalie Swedlin, Jess Rosenthal

John Wells, Blumhouse producing.

WITH 4 MENTIONS

47 RONIN by Chris Morgan
Forty-seven samurai seek vengeance upon a regional lord who is responsible for the death of their master.

AGENT: International Creative Management — Emile Gladstone

Universal. Stuber Productions, Walter Hamada producing.

BALLAD OF THE WHISKEY ROBBER by Rich Wilkes
Based on the book by Julian Rubinstein.

AGENT: Endeavor — Tom Strickler
MANAGER: Management 360 — Daniel Rappaport

Warner Brothers. Infinitum Nihil producing.

THE BEAUTIFUL AND THE DAMNED by Hanna Weg
The tumultuous and doomed love affair of Jazz Age icons F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Sayre.

AGENT: United Talent Agency — Shana Eddy, Keya Khayatian

The Film Department. FarFalla Films, Sandbar Pictures producing.

A BITTERSWEET LIFE by Mark L. Smith
A crime boss asks his trusted lieutenant to determine if his young mistress is having an affair (and to kill her and her lover if she is.) The lieutenant confirms the affair but, entranced by the girl, chooses to let them live. Discovering this, the crime boss orders the lieutenant killed, only he escapes and seeks vengeance.

AGENT: International Creative Management — Harley Copen

Fox Atomic. Shady Films producing.

BOBBIE SUE by Russell Sharman, Owen Egerton, & Chris Mass
A hard charging female ambulance chaser becomes the face of a prestigious law firm when an important client is sued for sexual discrimination.

AGENT: United Talent Agency — Jason Burns
MANAGER: Untitled Entertainment — Jennifer Levine

Warner Brothers. De Line Pictures producing.

BOBISM by Ben Wexler
A shy college student discovers that life in one thousand years will be based on his blog — and he has to stop aliens from the future who want him dead.

AGENT: Endeavor — Bryan Besser

MGM. Contrafilm producing.

DEADLINE by Soo Hugh
A discredited journalist navigates dangerous politics to find a missing aid worker.

AGENT: Endeavor — Dawn Saltzman, David Karp
MANAGER: Energy Entertainment — Brooklyn Weaver, Adam Marshall

THE DEBT by Jane Goldman & Matthew Vaughn
Based on the Israeli film HaHov. Three Israeli Mossad agents discover that a war criminal is still alive and set out to pursue him.

AGENT (Goldman): Aitken Alexander Associates (UK)
AGENT (Vaughn): Endeavor — Phil Raskind
MANAGER (Vaughn): Brillstein Entertainment Partners — Naren Desai, Cynthia Pett-Dante

Miramax. MARV Films producing.

THE ENDS OF THE EARTH by Chris Terrio
Based on a true story. The controversial love affair between an oil baron and his adopted daughter destroys the empire they built together.

AGENT: Creative Artists Agency — Rowena Arguelles

Escape Artists producing.

HEARTSTOPPER by Dan Antoniazzi & Ben Shiffrin
A romantic comedy, with a serial killer.

THE HOW-TO GUIDE FOR SAVING THE WORLD by BenDavid Grabinski
A loser discovers a book on how to stop an alien invasion and is thrust into action to stop a real one.

AGENT: William Morris Agency — Aaron Hart, Cliff Roberts, Danny Greenberg
MANAGER: Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment — Justin Killion, Sean Perrone

Barry Sonnenfeld producing.

I KILLED BUDDY CLOY by Nick Garrison & Chase Pletts
When a terrible act of violence shatters Ray’s hum-drum existence, his sociopath uncle lures him down an absurd, vengeful path.

AGENT: William Morris Agency — Aaron Hart, Ben Rowe, Jeff Gorin

JAR CITY by Michael Ross
Based on the film by Baltasar Kormakur. A police detective’s investigation of a murder leads to the uncovering of secrets in a small town.

AGENT: The Gersh Agency — David Kopple

Overture. Baltasar Kormakur producing.

A LITTLE SOMETHING FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY by Susan Walter
A female clothing designer struggles to find love and success after turning thirty.

AGENT: William Morris Agency — Michael Eisner, Ava Greenfield
MANAGER: Untitled Entertainment — Jennifer Levine

Anonymous Content, Jennifer Levine producing.

THE MOST ANNOYING MAN IN THE WORLD by Kevin Kopelow & Heath Seifert
A man travels across the country with his annoying brother in order to get to his own wedding.

AGENT: Endeavor — Bill Weinstein, David Karp.

Walt Disney. Oops Doughnuts Productions producing.

MOTORCADE by Billy Ray
The President of the United States and his motorcade are attacked during a visit to Los Angeles.

AGENT: International Creative Management — Bruce Kaufman
MANAGER: Management 360 — Guymon Casady

Dreamworks. Parkes/MacDonald Productions producing.

THE MURDERER AMONG US by Lori Gambino
Based on true events. Legendary filmmaker Fritz Lang contends with a mounting police investigation into the death of his first wife, the growing threat of the Third Reich, and a caustic relationship with his female collaborator; all leading to the production of the film M.

MANAGER: Luber-Roklin Entertainment — Stephen Crawford

ONCE UPON A TIME IN HELL by Brian McGreevy & Lee Shipman
A gritty, contemporary retelling of THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO set in the underworld of the Hell’s Kitchen Irish mob.

AGENT: Paradigm — Valarie Phillips, Trevor Astbury
MANAGER: Mad Hatter Entertainment — Michael Connolly

Mad Hatter Entertainment producing.

SAMURAI by Fernley Phillips
Set in Japan during the 150 Year War, a ronin out for justice teams up with a ninja and a green-eyed English boy to rid Japan of an evil Lord. Their partnership becomes the stuff of myth.

AGENT: Creative Artists Agency — Jay Baker
MANAGER: Energy Entertainment — Brooklyn Weaver

Fox Atomic. State Street Pictures producing.

THE SCAVENGERS by Nate Edelman
Based on the play Playboy of the Western World by J.M. Synge. A ne’er-do-well Irish twentysomething becomes infamous when he commits a haphazard murder and catches the fancy of a brazen barmaid who, bored with her small town existence, sees him as the rebel he always wanted to be and follows him on the run.

AGENT: United Talent Agency — Rio Hernandez, Shana Eddy
MANAGER: Manage-ment — Dan Halstead

SERIAL KILLER DAYS by Mark Carter
A dark comedy blending stories of teen love and municipal corruption set against the backdrop of a town plagued by a serial killer that decides to profit the only way it can – by creating a festival and economy around the fact that they have a serial killer.

AGENT: United Talent Agency — Rio Hernandez, Keya Khayatian
MANAGER: New Wave Entertainment — Brad Mendelsohn

Hard C Productions producing.

SHERLOCK HOLMES by Tony Peckham
A dark, sophisticated take on Sherlock Holmes and his trusted number two, Dr. Watson.

AGENT: William Morris Agency — Cliff Roberts
MANAGEMENT: Anonymous Content — Michael Sugar, Bard Dorros

Warner Brothers. Silver Pictures, Wigram Productions, Lin Pictures producing.

SWINGLES by Jeff Roda
After their best friends get engaged, a dedicated bachelor and a high-strung lawyer team up to help each other get dates by giving revealing insights into the opposite sex (thus inventing ‘swingling’) but complications ensue when they fall for each other.

AGENT: Endeavor — Lis Rowinski, Adriana Alberghetti

Paramount. Misher Films producing.

‘TIL BETH DO US PART by Jon Hurwitz & Hayden Schlossberg
The friendship of two twentysomething men is put to the test when one of them becomes engaged.

AGENT: Creative Artists Agency — Todd Feldman, Greg McKnight
MANAGER: Principato/Young Management — Dave Rosenthal, Paul Young

Warner Brothers. Principato/Young Management producing.

UNTITLED CHANNING TATUM PROJECT by Doug Jung
A Los Angeles cop escorts a Korean gang leader back to South Korea. When the gang leader escapes, killing the cop’s partner in the process, he teams with a young Korean gangster in a bloody pursuit of revenge that takes them through the dangerous and exotic underworld of Seoul.

AGENT: United Talent Agency — Charlie Ferraro, Barbara Dreyfus
MANAGER: New Wave Entertainment — Brad Mendelsohn

Fox Atomic. Vertigo, Management 360 producing.

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