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THE HIT LIST 2014

87

CATHERINE THE GREAT by Kristina Lauren Anderson
Sophia Augusta’s marriage to Peter III, the Emperor of Russia, is anything but the fairy-tale life that she had been promised. In a thrilling historical tale of political intrigue, sex and murder, she takes control of her life, her marriage, and her kingdom, becoming Russia’s most celebrated and beloved monarch.

GENRE
Drama | Period

REPRESENTATION
Verve | Bill Weinstein, Tanya Cohen
The Schiff Company | Michael Diamond

STATUS
Atlas Entertainment producing.
Alex Gartner, Andy Horowitz, Chuck Roven producers.

BIOGRAPHY
After her script “Catherine the Great” made a splash this summer, Kristina was hired to adapt “Invisibility” for Warner Brothers. She is also adapting “The Life and Death of Eden” for Studio Canal.

83

MENA by Gary Spinelli
Set in the late 1970s to mid-80s, MENA is the true story of Barry Seal, a TWA pilot who is recruited by the CIA to provide reconnaissance on the burgeoning communist threat in Central America and soon finds himself in charge of one of the biggest covert CIA operations in the history of the United States that spawned the birth of the Medellin cartel and eventually almost brought down the Reagan White House with the Iran Contra scandal.

GENRE
Crime | Drama | Thriller

REPRESENTATIONvv
Gersh | Frank Wuliger, Greg Pedicin, Sean Barclay

STATUS
Universal | Imagine Entertainment, Quadrant Pictures producing.
Brian Grazer, Doug Davison, Ron Howard, Kim Roth producers.

BIOGRAPHY
Gary made the Hit List twice in 2011 with his specs “El Dorado” and “Stash House.” In early 2014, his latest spec “Mena” sold to Universal in a seven figure deal with Ron Howard attached to direct.

78

THE BABYSITTER by Brian Duffield
A lonely twelve year old boy in love with his babysitter discovers some hard truths about life, love, and murder.

GENRE
Comedy | Horror

REPRESENTATION
Gersh | Bayard Maybank, Bob Hohman
Circle of Confusion | David Engel, Noah Rosen, Zach Cox

STATUS
Wonderland Sound and Vision producing.
McG, Mary Viola, Brian Duffield, Steven Bello producers.

BIOGRAPHY
The son of two Christian missionaries, Brian used his upbringing for inspiration in writing such scripts
as “Monster Problems” and “Jane Got A Gun.” Most recently, he has been working on the second
installment of the “Divergent” series, “Insurgent” for Lionsgate.

77

ONE FELL SWOOP by Greg Scharpf
A self-centered divorce attorney’s life takes an unexpected turn when he is guilted into spending time with the family of a one night stand who dies in a freak accident.

GENRE
Drama

REPRESENTATION
Verve | Bill Weinstein, Tanya Cohen
Industry Entertainment | Micah Klatzker, Stephen Crawford

STATUS
Wonderland Sound & Vision producing.
McG, Mason Novick producer.

BIOGRAPHY
Currently the assistant to Matthew Broderick, Scharpf landed on the scene in 2014 with his unconventional drama spec “One Fell Swoop,” which was also a finalist in the Launch Pad Features Competition.

75

YELLOWSTONE FALLS by Daniel Kunka
In a post-apocalyptic world, a female wolf is forced to defend her cubs against a mutated human race who have lost all the characteristics of what made them human.

GENRE
Action | Thriller

REPRESENTATION
ICM | Harley Copen, Kathleen Remington
Madhouse Entertainment | Adam Kolbrenner

STATUS
Misher Films, QED producing.
Bill Block, Kevin Misher producers.

BIOGRAPHY
Daniel is a multi-talented writer for television and film, who has had success selling original scripts to Sony, Universal, and Warner Brothers. On the TV front he is currently writing “The Ark,” for the SyFy Channel and Fox TV Studios.

71

IN THE MORNING BLOOD by Elijah Bynum
A terminally ill ex-weatherman and a heroine-addicted stripper become unlikely allies when a figure from her past comes looking for blood.

GENRE
Drama | Thriller

REPRESENTATION
Verve | Adam Levine, Tanya Cohen
Kaplan/Perrone Entertinament | Alex Lerner, Josh Goldenberg, Sean Perrone

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
Elijah came out swinging in 2013 with two specs hitting the market, selling, and ending up on last years Hit List. In 2014, he returned to the spec market with “In The Morning Blood,” which is also being prepped to be his directorial debut.

70

SECRET INGREDIENTS OF ROCKET COLA by Micahel Vukadinovich
Twin brothers with opposite personalities are separated at a young age and go on to live drastically different lives, eventually being reunited in an effort to save the company ‘Rocket Cola’ despite their love of the same woman.

GENRE
Drama

REPRESENTATION
Verve | Bryan Besser, Zach Carlisle
Industry Entertainment | Ava Jamshidi

STATUS
Escape Artists producing.
Todd Black producer.

BIOGRAPHY
Exploding onto the scene just a few short years ago, Michael has had success both on the spec market, with “The Three Misfortunes of Gepetto” and “Secret Ingredients of Rocket Cola,” and as a writer for hire with “Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride” and “The Nutcracker.”

67

A GARDEN AT THE END OF THE WORLD by Gary Graham
Centers on a reclusive engineer who, amidst his attempt to save our dying planet by growing trees in what is now a post-apocalyptic wasteland, must also protect an abused girl from the highway men who are hunting her.

GENRE
Sci-Fi | THRILLER

REPRESENTATION
CAA | Jon Cassir, Ida Ziniti
Energy Entertainment | Brooklyn Weaver

STATUS
Warner Brothers | Overbrook Entertainment, Safehouse Pictures, Vertigo Entertainment, Weed Road producing.
Akiva Goldsman, Brooklyn Weaver, James Lassiter, Joby Harold, Jonathan Krauss, Roy Lee, Ian Pu-
ente, John Middleton producers.

BIOGRAPHY
Gary, an MFA grad from Columbia, broke onto the scene in 2014 when his spec script “A Garden at the
End of the World” landed at Warner Bros. in a preemptive deal, and was immediately put into development as a reboot of the “I Am Legend” franchise. He currently resides in NYC.

66

MATRIARCH by Eric Koenig
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.

GENRE
Thriller

REPRESENTATION
Paradigm | Adrian Garcia, David Boxerbaum
Benderspink | Daniel Vang, Jake Wagner

STATUS
Paramount | Red Wagon Entertainment, Romark Entertainment producing.
Doug Wick and Rock Shaink producers.

BIOGRAPHY
Eric has had a variety of different jobs from which to draw inspiration: from working on military aircraft, to federal law enforcement agent, to massage therapist, to his current profession as a dentist. His spec, “Matriarch,” was a finalist in the 2014 Launch Pad Features Competition, and sold to Paramount for mid-six figures soon after being recognized.

61

THE TAKEAWAY by Julia Cox
A young art restorer who has always played it safe is swept up in a whirlwind romance with her charming boss — who turns out to be a world-class thief. Fueled by ambition and tempted by fortune, she ventures into his dangerous world, only to discover things are not as they seem.

GENRE
Romance | Thriller

REPRESENTATION
APA | Adam Perry, Alex Johnson, Malcolm Hamilton, Sheryl Petersen
Project D Media | Allison Doyle

STATUS
Di Novi Pictures producing.
Alison Greenspan, Denise Di Novi producers.

BIOGRAPHY
A former writer’s assistant on NBC’s “Parenthood,” Julia is co-writing a pilot with McG and has her feature film, “The Takeaway,” in development with Di Novi Pictures and director Robert Luketic.

57

REMEMBER by Ben August
A holocaust survivor goes on a journey to find and kill the Nazi guard that tortured him during WWII.

GENRE
Action | Thriller

REPRESENTATION
ICM | Bryan Diperstein, Harley Copen, Melissa Orton
Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment | Aaron Kaplan, Josh Goldenberg

STATUS
Detalle, Distant Horizon, Serendipity Point Films, Telefilm Canada producing.
Ari Lantos, D. Matt Geller, Egoli Tossell, Jeff Sagansky, Jens Meurer, Larry Guterman, Mike Porter,
Moises Cosio, Robert Lantos, producers.

BIOGRAPHY
Having sold his first spec just after returning from Vietnam, where he taught English, Ben has since seen production wrap on his 2014 follow-up, “Remember,” directed by Atom Egoyan and his latest spec, “Protected,” has found a home with IM Global.

55

IN REAL TIME by Chai Hecht
A man creates the illusion of time travel in an attempt to revisit one pivotal day in his life.

GENRE
Drama | Sci-Fi

REPRESENTATION
CAA | Jon Cassir, Matt Martin
Madhouse Entertainment | Adam Kolbrenner

STATUS
Pacific Standard, Madhouse Entertainment producing.
Reese Witherspoon, Bruna Papandrea producers.

BIOGRAPHY
Originally from Toronto, Chai has a background in theater and documentary television, and received his MFA with distinction from USC’s screenwriting program in 2013.

54

BEEF by Jeff Lock
A darkly comedic tale in the vein of “Fargo”, about a small town fast food chain manager who gets in over his head with some bookies.

GENRE
Comedy | Thriller

REPRESENTATION
Verve | Bill Weinstein, Tanya Cohen
Industry Entertainment | Micah Klatzker, Stephen Crawford

STATUS
Marquee Entertainment producing.
Linda McDonough, Tom McNulty producers.

BIOGRAPHY
Prior to setting up Beef, Jeff worked as an assistant to director Allen Coulter’s on a number of shows including “Boardwalk Empire” and “Ray Donovan.” He was recently hired to write “Our Thing” for Warner Bros and Carousel.

49

ROTHCHILD by John Patton Ford
The black sheep of a wealthy family makes his way up to becoming sole heir by eliminating the heirs ahead of him one by one.

GENRE
Comedy

REPRESENTATION
UTA | Jenny Maryasis, Steve Rabineau
Black Box Management | Lowell Shapiro, Mike Dill

STATUS
Voltage Pictures producing.
Nicolas Chartier producer.

BIOGRAPHY
John Patton Ford earned his BA in Media Arts from the University of Southern California in 2004 and
went on to receive his MFA in Directing from AFI.

48

WINTER’S KNIGHT by Ben Lustig & Jake Thornton
Takes a revisionist look at the origins of Saint Nick and Christmas, mixed with Viking mythology.

GENRE
Adventure | Fantasy

REPRESENTATION
WME | Mike Esola
Circle of Confusion | Josh Adler

STATUS
Sony | Grey Matter Productions, Marc Platt Productions producing.
Lawrence Grey, Marc Platt producers.

BIOGRAPHY
In 2014, Ben and Jake saw their second spec ever enter a 7-figure multi-studio bidding war. They rocked the month of February and officially opened this year’s spec season when Sony snatched up “Winter’s Knight” for directors Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg.

42

NORTH OF RENO by Banipal Ablakhad & Benhur Ablakhad
A down-and-out prison guard attempts to murder and rob half-a-million in hidden heist money from a recently released inmate.

GENRE
Thriller

REPRESENTATION
ESA | Varun Mong
Shuman Company | Robert Lazar

STATUS
New Line Cinema | Flynn Picture Company.
Beau Flynn producer.

BIOGRAPHY
Having sold their first spec “Blacklisted” in 2012, the brother writing team returned to the market in 2014 with a spec sale to New Line for their twisty crime thriller “North of Reno.”

42

SHADOW RUN by Joe-Gazzam
A CIA agent escorts a deadly Russian prisoner to be exchanged for an American chemist who can stop a deadly virus sweeping the US.

GENRE
Action | Thriller

REPRESENTATION
Paradigm | Chris Smith, David Boxerbaum
Industry Entertainment | Ava Jamshidi

STATUS
Sony Pictures | Original Films producing.
Hernany Perla, Neal Moritz producers.

BIOGRAPHY
Having graced the Black List with his very first spec “Scared Straight” back in 2005, Joe made a big return to the spec market in 2014, when he sold his specs “Shadow Run” to Sony, and “Replay” to Relativity, which David Twohy will direct.

39

THE STOIC by Matt Venne
A fast-talking lawyer transforms his body into a weapon and takes a vow of silence determined not to be broken until he exacts his vengeance on those who killed his wife and daughter.

GENRE
Action | Thriller

REPRESENTATION
APA | Debbie Deuble Hill, Sheryl Petersen
Industry Entertainment | Andre Deane, Ava Jamshidi

STATUS
Millennium producing.
Avi Lerner, Boaz Davidson producers.

BIOGRAPHY
Matt adapted “Mystery on 5th Avenue” for Bad Robot and Paramount, and recently sold “The Devil’s Advocate” series to Warner Brothers and NBC, which John Wells and Arnold Kopelson will produce.

36

ROAD TO OZ by Josh Golden
A biopic about the late children’s author L. Frank Baum, with an emphasis on his early years and the events that inspired him to write “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.”

GENRE
Biopic | Drama

REPRESENTATION
ICM | Bryan Diperstein, Cullen Conly, Rich Green
Heretic Literary Management | Jeff Portnoy

STATUS
New Line Cinema | Flynn Picture Company producing.
Beau Flynn producer.

BIOGRAPHY
Shortly after becoming a 2014 Nicholl finalist, Josh made his first sale with “Road to Oz.” He earned a spot on the 2014 Young And Hungry List, and is currently working on a handful of projects which are also geared towards family audiences.

35

WEDDING FOR ONE by Kari Granlund
What do you do when you’re dumped halfway through planning your wedding? You have the wedding anyway. This is the hilarious spiral of a charming yet rudderless millennial who ultimately learns how to let go and grow up.

GENRE
Comedy | Coming-of-Age

REPRESENTATION
Verve | Bill Weinstein, Chris Noriega, Melissa Solomon,
Industry Entertainment | Sarah Dodge

STATUS
Radar Pictures producing.
Ted Field producer.

BIOGRAPHY
Granlund earned early acclaim after her first spec “Wedding For One” earned her a spot on the 2014 Young & Hungry List. Following that, Radar Pictures boarded the project and are developing with an eye towards a 2015 start date.

34

SAVE A BULLET FOR ME by Adam Rehmeier
In the aftermath of a brutal massacre, two wounded frontiersmen make a desperate last stand against a Native American war party.

GENRE
Action | Western

REPRESENTATION
Verve | Adam Levine, Tanya Cohen
Hopscotch Pictures | Sukee Chew

STATUS
Mark Sandell, Sukee Chew producing.

BIOGRAPHY
Adam has worked on independent feature films and documentaries for over a decade. His debut feature, the controversial “The Bunny Games,” screened at over 50 film festivals and was banned in the UK. Adam wrote and is set to direct “Dinner In America” for producers Danny Leiner, Dave Hunter, and Ross Putman.

32

COOTIES by Frank Longo
When a meteor brings an outbreak of space bugs who infect their victims and make them behave like overgrown two-year olds, an unlikely group of kids must find a way to thwart them, save their small town, and stop the potential downfall of civilization.

GENRE
Comedy | Coming-of-Age

REPRESENTATION
Currently unrepresented.

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
Prior to winning the 2014 Launch Pad Features Competition, Frank had produced and edited over 50 on-air hours of reality television. A former Student Emmy Winner, he also directed the feature, “Repli-Kate.”

31

THE SHIVERS by Mike Van Waes
An angst-ridden half demon inadvertently possesses the girl of his dreams and must struggle to make amends while she struggles to take revenge.

GENRE
Comedy | Supernatural

REPRESENTATION
ICM | Allie Berkowitz, Doug Johnson

STATUS
Currently Available

BIOGRAPHY
Originally from Connecticut, Mike is an alumnus of New York University and has spent the better part of the past decade working as a story analyst. He has worked for DreamWorks, Paramount Vantage, and most recently, Paramount Pictures. His script, “Grave Heart,” was recently a top ten finalist for the 2014 Nicholl Fellowships.

30

AETHER by Krysty Wilson-Cairns
An investigator hunts a murderer with technology that allows him to hear the scene of the crime in the past, but begins to fall apart when evidence starts to mount that he may be the killer.

GENRE
Sci-Fi | Thriller

REPRESENTATION
CAA / United Agents | Jon Cassir, Matt Martin / Marnie Podos

STATUS
FilmNation producing.
Aaron Ryder, Karen Lunder producers.

BIOGRAPHY
As a post-grad in Scotland, Krysty developed “Aether,” which was featured on the 2014 Brit List and has since been picked up with FilmNation producing. Up next, she is adapting “The Good Nurse” for Darren Aronofsky at Lionsgate.

29

A BETTER PLACE by Brad Ingelsby
Four friends must face adulthood and the changing nature of their friendship after a haunting encounter during a fishing trip.

GENRE
Action | Thriller

REPRESENTATION
WME | David Stone, Mike Esola
Energy Entertainment | Brooklyn Weaver

STATUS
20th Century Fox | Scott Free producing.
Ridley Scott, Michael Schaefer, Michael Pruss producers.

BIOGRAPHY
His 2012 spec, “Run All Night” appeared on the 2012 Hit List and was produced starring Liam Neeson. He also wrote the Christian Bale starrer “Out of the Furnace,” and his latest spec “A Better Place” is currently set up with Fox.

29

THE MUNCHKIN by Will Widger
A little person private eye investigates the disappearance of a young actress in 1930s Hollywood, leading him to uncover conspiracies revolving around THE WIZARD OF OZ and MGM brass.

GENRE
Crime | Thriller

REPRESENTATION
Verve | Tanya Cohen, Adam Weinstein
Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment | Aaron Kaplan, Josh Goldenberg

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
Will moved to Los Angeles after graduating from Emory University in 2004 with a BA in English/Creative Writing. In his free time, he enjoys grilling, watching his beloved Buffalo Bills (in agony), listening to talk radio, and hiking with his pug.

28

EDEN by Andrew Godoski
In the distant future, a deadly virus has rendered mankind all but extinct. A weathered captain and his ragtag crew stumble upon a mysterious girl who may hold the key to humanity’s salvation, setting them off on a journey that will take them through the most treacherous portions of the galaxy in search of a storied uninfected planet.

GENRE
Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller

REPRESENTATION
CAA | Elizabeth Newman, Joe Cohen, Jon Cassir, Peter Micelli
Energy Entertainment | Brooklyn Weaver

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
Andrew’s feature spec “Eden” created quite a buzz this Summer and ultimately landed him at CAA, where the project is being uniquely flipped to become a TV series. Godoski will next turn his attention to a major comic book property.

26

MAY YOU LIVE IN INTERESTING TIMES by Anthony Jaswinski
A terminally-ill hitman goes rogue in Hong Kong, only to be hunted down by an equally-lethal killer in the form of a mysterious young woman named Alice.

GENRE
Action | Thriller

REPRESENTATION
Paradigm | David Boxerbaum, Valarie Philips
Circle of Confusion | Ashley Berns, Lawrence Mattis

STATUS
Voltage, The Picture Company producing.
Andrew Rona, Alex Heineman, Nicolas Chartier producers.

BIOGRAPHY
Anthony is a veteran writer who has worked with a multitude of studios including MGM, Paramount, Warner Brothers and Disney. Recently having premiered his thriller “Kristy” at the London Film Festival, he has also sold two projects: “Garden District,” to Dimension, and “In the Deep” to Sony.

26

THE WALL by Dwain Worrell
Centers on a deadly cat-and-mouse contest waged by an American sharpshooter and the Iraqi sniper who has him pinned behind a small chunk of concrete.

GENRE
Action | Thriller

REPRESENTATION
CAA | Jon Cassir, Rob Herting, Joe Mann
Madhouse Entertainment | Adam Kolbrenner

STATUS
Amazon Studios producing.

BIOGRAPHY
Dwain is an American-born writer who recently moved back to the United States after living in China for several years. In 2012, he was the winner of the Talentville Screenplay Competition, a semi-finalist in the Austin Screenplay Contest, and a Finalist in the Amazon Studios Screenplay Competition.

24

DODGE by Scott Wascha
Story centers on a pill popping thug who begins to develop super powers.

GENRE
Action | Sci-Fi

REPRESENTATION
UTA | Charlie Ferraro, Peter Dodd
Energy Entertainment | Brooklyn Weaver

STATUS
Universal Cable Productions producing.
Beau Flynn, Brooklyn Weaver producers.

BIOGRAPHY
Scott began his career in television working on “Clean Sweep” and “Rollergirls.” After being shopped around to both TV and film buyers, his gritty ‘Guy Richie-style’ crime-actioner “Dodge,” has found its home at Universal Cable Productions, where it’s being retooled as cable pilot.

22

HUNTSVILLE by Anthony Ragnone II
In a sleepy southern town a man with a haunted past encounters an attractive young woman who moves in next door.

GENRE
Drama | Thriller

REPRESENTATION
Gersh | Bob Hohman, Mark Hartogsohn
Project D Media | Allison Doyle

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
A law school graduate and former agency assistant, Anthony broke out with his spec “Huntsville,” which he wrote while working for Alan Ball.

21

APRIL 29, 1992 by Sascha Penn
On the first night of the Los Angeles riots in 1992, a custodian brings his son to work with him and they quickly find themselves in the middle of a heist gone wrong.

GENRE
Action | Thriller

REPRESENTATION
CAA | Ida Ziniti, John Garvey
Madhouse Entertainment | Adam Kolbrenner

STATUS
Lionsgate producing.
Will Packer producer.

BIOGRAPHY
In 2013, Sascha wrote “5 Alarm” for Lionsgate, and sold his sci-fi feature spec “The Ditch” to Warner Brothers. Currently, he’s writing “Idolmaker” at MGM for Justin Timberlake and Craig Brewer.

21

CELERITAS by Kimberly Barrante
When a missing astronaut crash lands 40 years after he launched, having not aged a day, it’s up to his elderly twin brother to help him escape the NASA scientists hunting him, but as the government closes in, we discover neither brother is who they claim to be.

GENRE
Drama | Romance | Sci-Fi

REPRESENTATION
Verve | Adam Weinstein, Felicia Prinz, Parker Davis
Madhouse Entertainment | Adam Kolbrenner, Kendrick Tan

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
After attending NYU’s prestigious art’s school, where she won the Masters Showcase, Kimberly built a successful career as a playwright in New York City. Recently, she hit the market with her sci-fi spec “Celeritas.”

21

EVIL(ISH) by Nic Lishko
A down on his luck Henchman, desperate to win over his family and impress his supervillain boss, sets out to capture the greatest superhero ever, his new next door neighbor.

GENRE
Comedy

REPRESENTATION
Energy Entertainment | Brooklyn Weaver

STATUS
Romark Entertainment producing.

BIOGRAPHY
Nic has been writing stories since the 2nd grade, and began transitioning to screenplays shortly thereafter. He would never say that he writes only one genre, as he writes in most every sub-genre of comedy.

21

UNDERSTAND by Eric Heisserer
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.

GENRE
Sci-Fi | Thriller

REPRESENTATION
WME | Cori Wellins, Jason Spitz, Rich Cook
Art/Work Entertainment | Julie Bloom

STATUS
Fox | 21 Laps producing.
Dan Levine, Shawn Levy producers.

BIOGRAPHY
Eric Heisserer sold his first spec script to Artisan Entertainment in 2001. Since then he has worked on film and television projects with major studios such as Warner Brothers, Fox Studios, CBS, and Walt Disney Entertainment.

20

THE SEARCH by Spencer Mondshein
An expert tracker battles his demons while on a journey to rescue his estranged older brother who has vanished in the uncharted wilderness of the Northwest.

Genre
Adventure | Drama

REPRESENTATION
APA | Adam Perry, Debbie Deuble Hill
Management 360 | Adam Riback

STATUS
Sherryl Clark producer.

BIOGRAPHY
Transitioning from an assistant on the set of “Boardwalk Empire” to a successful screenwriter, Spencer’s first spec, “The Search,” had buyers in a frenzy with some of the top producers in town taking part. Spencer is the son of producer Leslie Holleran and editor Andrew Mondshein, both nominated for Academy Awards, and is mentored by director Allen Coulter.

19

BLINK by Hernany Perla
Years after being left in full-body paralysis after an infamous unsolved bank robbery, a man is taken hostage for the secrets in his head. His only form of communicating with the outside world-and out smarting his captors – is his ability to blink.

GENRE
Action | Thriller

REPRESENTATION
Original Artists | Chris Sablan
Madhouse Entertainment | Ryan Cunningham

STATUS
Atlas Independent producing.

BIOGRAPHY
Hernany Perla is a prolific writer and producer whose feature “Revelation,” is set up with Lotus Pictures. He’s currently writing an original one-hour pilot, “Felicidad,” for Radley Studios and is producing “Shadow Run” for Sony with Brad Anderson attached as director. He is the only writer ever to have been featured on the Hit List two seperate times as both a writer and a producer.

19

CAT LADY SCIENTIST by Becky Feldman & Courtney Davis
A lonely scientist accidentally makes her dreams come true when she combines Jon Hamm’s DNA with her cat, creating the purrrrrrfect specimen.

GENRE
Comedy

REPRESENTATION
APA | Debbie Deuble Hill, Sheryl Petersen
Circle of Confusion | Britton Rizzio, Noah Rosen

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
When not writing scripts about John Hamm and cats becoming one, Courtney and Becky are hilarious new writers who perform with the Upright Citizen’s Brigade.

19

RE-UP by Ian Shorr
In a not-so-distant future, an escaped convict finds himself caught between a pair of warring gangs when he’s hired to protect tomorrow’s most precious resource: a drug that gives the user the ability to instantly heal from physical damage.

GENRE
Sci-Fi

REPRESENTATION
UTA | Charlie Ferraro
Mosaic | Langley Perer

STATUS
Bobby Sabelhaus and John Zaozirny producing.

BIOGRAPHY
A graduate of the USC screenwriting program, Ian’s produced credits include the cult horror favorite “Splinter” and “Marble Hornets: The Operator.” He recently sold his script, “Capsule” to 20th Century Fox, and “Cristo” to Warner Brothers.

18

THE WOLF by A. Brad Schwartz
In 1939 New York City, a lonely writer must step up in order to save a dame and the day when a hard-boiled detective from his popular pulp fiction novels comes to life, terrorizing the city.

GENRE
Action | Thriller

REPRESENTATION
UTA | Charlie Ferraro, Peter Dodd
Industry Entertainment | Ava Jamshidi, Micah Klatzker

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
While in college, Brad co-wrote an episode of the 2013 PBS series “American Experience.” His first book, “Broadcast Hysteria: Orson Welles’ War of the Worlds and the Art of Fake News,” will be published by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux in May 2015.

17

PROBABILITY by Saul Gillingham & Toby Gillingham
A college genius struggling with mental illness, creates a formula that may prove the universe is really a complex computer program and everything in it just a simulation.

GENRE
Drama | Sci-Fi

REPRESENTATION
APA | Adam Perry
The Arlook Group | Matt Fisch

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
Originally from London, Saul and Toby are now based in Los Angeles and Sydney respectively. One is a classically trained actor and yoga master, the other is a technically minded sound designer. Together they turned to writing scripts to explore the philosophical ideas and notions of ‘what if’ that the two were constantly discussing at length across the Pacific.

17

THE VAGABOND PRINCE by Charles Peirce
A young boy hides away in a deserted mansion with his ailing mother from the horrors of WWII, but when forced to venture outside to save her, he finds reality might just be more horrible than he imagined.

GENRE
Drama | Fantasy

REPRESENTATION
Rosa Entertainment | Sidney Sherman

STATUS
MM Productions, Rosa Entertainment producing.
Michelle Manning, Sidney Sherman producers.

BIOGRAPHY
Charles Peirce had a largely nomadic childhood that included a stint in Guatemala and attending the last one-room school house in America whilst living in a ski lodge that felt a little too much like “The Shining.” Since then, he’s experienced some colorful adventures, and is currently enjoying telling stories via film.

16

DEFECTION by Ken Nolan
When a U.S. programmer defects to North Korea, the CIA must try to contain the damage.

GENRE
Thriller

REPRESENTATION
CAA | Jay Baker, John Garvey, Todd Feldman
Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment | Tobin Babst

STATUS
Fox | Hutch Parker Entertainment producing.
Dan Wilson, Hutch Parker producers.

BIOGRAPHY
After penning the critically acclaimed “Black Hawk Down,” Ken appeared on the Hit List in 2012 with his spec “Rocket’s Red Glare.” In 2014 he was tapped to write the true story of the 19 Granite Mountain Firefighters for di Bonaventura Pics and his latest spec “Defection,” sold to Fox in a heated bidding war.

16

IN THE DEEP by Anthony Jaswinski
A hundred yards from shore, a young woman is trapped on a buoy as she fights off a great white shark and her impending doom.

GENRE
Thriller

REPRESENTATION
Paradigm | David Boxerbaum, Valarie Philips
Circle of Confusion | Ashley Berns, Lawrence Mattis

STATUS
Sony | Weimaaraner producing.

BIOGRAPHY
Anthony is a veteran writer who has worked with a multitude of studios including MGM, Paramount, Warner Brothers, and Disney. Recently having premiered his thriller “Kristy” at the London Film Festival, Tony has also sold two projects.: “Garden District,” to Dimension, and “In the Deep,” to Sony

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THE INCOMPARABLE DONALD STRANGE by James Fant & Zach Cannon
Convinced he’s helping his favorite science fiction character alter history, a naive undocumented boy joins a cowardly fugitive on a life-changing adventure.

GENRE
Drama | Sci-Fi

REPRESENTATION
CAA | Jacquie Katz, Ryan Ly
Haven | Brendan Bragg, Jesse Hara

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
James and Zach met in the MFA screenwriting program at USC, where they won the 2014 Austin Film Festival’s Darkwoods Sci-Fi Award, and reached the Finals in the PAGE Competition. They also placed in the 2014 Nicholl Top Fifty.

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ALWAYS A BRIDESMAID by Adam Aresty & Annie Hendy
Charlie is the consummate party animal who thinks weddings are all about free food, never-ending booze, and a buffet of guys to sleep with… but when she’s forced to endlessly repeat the wedding from hell, she starts to change her tune.

GENRE
Comedy

REPRESENTATION
CAA | Elizabeth Newman
Heroes & Villains Entertainment | Markus Goerg, Mikhail Nayfeld

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
Annie is the creator of the long-running play, “The Catholic Girl’s Guide to Losing Your Virginity,” and is currently adapting “Dork Diaries” for Lionsgate and producer Karen Rosenfelt. Adam’s feature, “Stung,” is currently in post-production and he is already at work on writing the sequel. Together, their pilot “Uncivilized” won first place in the Slamdance Writing Competition.

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ARES by Michael Starrbury
In the vein of INDIANA JONES and MEN IN BLACK with mythological artifacts.

GENRE
Action | Adventure

REPRESENTATION
CAA | Barry Kotler, Bill Zotti, Dan Rabinow, Matt Martin
Circle of Confusion | Julian Rosenberg

STATUS
Paramount Pictures | Mark Gordon Company producing.
Drew Simon, Mark Gordon, Michele Wolkoff producers.

BIOGRAPHY
In 2013, the feature spec “The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete” premiered at Sundance, was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award, and landed Michael on Variety’s ‘Top 10 Screenwriters to Watch’ list. In addition to selling ARES to Paramount, he recently adapted the comic “The Great Un-
known” for New Line, and has an animated pilot at Comedy Central.

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ERIN’S VOICE by Greg Sullivan
A deaf businessman’s life and marriage are thrown into turmoil when he suddenly finds that the one sound he is able to hear is the voice of a pretty young barista.

GENRE
Drama

REPRESENTATION
UTA | Carolyn Sivitz
Lee Stobby Entertainment | Lee Stobby

STATUS
1821 producing.

BIOGRAPHY
A voracious book reader and fan of finding the magic in every day life, Greg studied screenwriting at UCLA, and has spent twenty years creating content for major film and television studios. He currently works as Creative Director for S3 Gaming Company.

14

HOW HIGH THE MOON by Isaac Adamson
A young man inherits a ‘57 Chevy from his eccentric, reclusive uncle that allows a bizarre form of time travel and complications ensue when an entrepreneurial octogenarian decides to use this magical fountain of youth for her own selfish agenda.

GENRE
Comedy | Sci-Fi

REPRESENTATION
Lee Stobby Entertainment | Lee Stobby

STATUS
Level 1 Entertainment producing.

BIOGRAPHY
Isaac is the writer of “Tokyo Suckerpunch,” which was set up at Sony. He’s also the author of multiple books in the Billy Chaka series, published by Harper Collins.

14

THE SWIMSUIT ISSUE by Randall Green
A high school freshman attempts to compete with the yearbook by creating the Westbury High Swimsuit Issue in order to make enough money to afford summer camp, and win back the affections of his beloved camp girlfriend

GENRE
Comedy

REPRESENTATION
UTA | Amanda Hymson, Blair Kohan, Greg Iserson
Apostle | George Heller

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
Randall is a recent graduate of Columbia University’s MFA Screenwriting program, he’s currently writing the live-action reboot of “Scooby Doo” for Warner Brothers.

13

MEMORY OF MAGIC by Max Burnett
In the near future, post singularity (the predicted joining of humans with technology), a post human discovers the last living human girl and risks everything to save her from being assimilated/destroyed, uncovering along the way the lost essence of humanity.

GENRE
Sci-Fi | Thriller

REPRESENTATION
DMG Entertainment | Brian McCurley, Chris Fenton

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
Max is a WGA Award winning writer, executive producer, and creator who has successfully straddled both the television and motion picture businesses.

13

MISSING TIME by David O’Leary
A family man’s life comes crashing down when he starts experiencing strange lapses in memory and disturbing paranoia, all leading to the horrifying truth that aliens are not only after him but his son as well.

GENRE
Sci-Fi | Thriller

REPRESENTATION
Paradigm | David Boxerbaum
Zero Gravity Management | Eric Williams

STATUS
Offspring Entertainment producing.

BIOGRAPHY
A development exec-turned-writer, David’s spec “Missing Time” earned him a spot on the 2014 Young & Hungry List. It’s not the first time his writing has received acclaim, as his past scripts “Disappearance” and “Subliminal” both placed in the Nicholl Fellowship. Up next, he’s been hired to write a sci-fi thriller for The Coalition Group.

12

APEX DARK by Alex Parslow & Andre Kovalov
A bounty hunter embarks on a perilous journey across multiple parallel worlds to take down a notorious inter-dimensional criminal, the most wanted fugitive in the known multiverse.

GENRE
Action | Sci-Fi |Thriller

REPRESENTATION
Lee Stobby Entertainment | Lee Stobby

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
Having met at Cal State: Northridge where they both pursued MFAs in screenwriting they teamed up to see their first spec hit the market in 2014.

12

TAU by Noga Landau
A woman held captive in the futuristic smart house of a psychopathic programmer realizes that her only hope of escape lies in turning the house’s sapient computer against its creator.

GENRE
Horror | Sci-Fi

REPRESENTATION
WME | Dana Harris, Meyash Prabhu, Ryan Feldman
Management 360 | Adam Marshall

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
After having placed in the Page International and American Zoetrope screenwriting competitions, Noga hit the market in the summer of 2014 with her most recent spec, “Tau,” a feature-length survival thriller.

12

DINNER IN AMERICA by Adam Rehmeier
Story of a punk rocker on the run from the police who meets his biggest fan, an introverted misfit, and starts to fall in love.

GENRE
Comedy

REPRESENTATION
Verve | Adam Levine, Tanya Cohen
Hopscotch Pictures | Sukee Chew

STATUS
PSH Collective producing.
Danny Leiner, Dave Hunter, Ross Putnam producers.

BIOGRAPHY
After cutting his teeth shooting 2nd unit for the Polish Bros., he made the jump to writer/director with his controversial debut “The Bunny Game” which screened in over 50 film festivals across the world. He is currently at work on his follow up project “Dinner in America” for producers Danny Leiner, Dave Hunter and Ross Putnam.

11

PLUS ONE by April Prosser
Centers on a woman who comes out of a long term relationship only to realize that all her friends are now married and her only wing woman is a loud, sexually-oversharing wild card.

GENRE
Comedy

REPRESENTATION
UTA | Blair Kohan, Carolyn Sivitz
Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment | Josh Goldenberg

STATUS
The Weinstein Company | Gloria Sanchez Productions producing.
Adam McKay, Jessica Elbaum, Will Ferrell producing.

BIOGRAPHY
Before selling “Plus One” to The Weinstein Company, and “The One That Got Away” to Amazon Studios, April Prosser worked as a television writer’s assistant. Most recently, she has been involved with the TV show, “I Lie to My Parents About Everything,” for 20th Century Fox.

11

RUN & GUN by Richard Tanne & Travis Baker
After a bank heist goes disastrously wrong, a robber, a vigilante, and a cop go toe-to-toe over the course of a day-long manhunt through the streets of Los Angeles.

GENRE
Action | Crime | Thriller

REPRESENTATION
WME | Daniel Cohan, Sarah Self
Dobre Films | Michael Klein

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
Richard and Travis are 2014 Young & Hungry honorees who have alternately written, directed, or produced the feature films “Worst Friends” and “Mischief Night.” The duo is developing “The Roman,” the horror-thriller “Midnight” with Mark Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson, and the Paramount Pictures action-fantasy “Dominion” for producer Robbie Brenner and actress Zoe Saldana.

10

BROKE ASS BITCH by Ali Schouten
A woman who despises the idea of marriage cons a wealthy man into marrying her, only to fall in love with his equally commitment-hating brother.

GENRE
Comedy

REPRESENTATION
Paradigm | Chris Licata, Valarie Phillips
Mosaic | Emily Rose, Langley Perer

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
After working for writers like Ed Solomon and Aline Brosh McKenna, Ali brought her comedic talents to ABC Family’s “Young & Hungry,” where she is in her second season.

10

CTRL by John Sonntag & Thomas Sonntag
Pitched as a modern reimagining of “Fatal Attraction,” story centers on a rising hotshot PR exec who has a one night stand while on a business trip, only to find the girl he was with is a professional hacker, and now she’s infiltrating all aspects of his personal life.

GENRE
Action | Thriller

REPRESENTATION
UTA | Charlie Ferraro
Mosaic | Langley Perer

STATUS
Gidden Media producing.
Amy Baer producer.

BIOGRAPHY
Prior to writing “CTRL,” John and Thomas Sonntag sold their prison-thriller spec, “Warden,” to New Line, and their sci-fi-thriller, “Alter,” to Benderspink.

10

DECOY by David Benullo
A young identity thief finds his life in danger after he steals the identity of a wanted man.

GENRE
Thriller

REPRESENTATION
APA | Adam Perry, Ryan Saul
Quattro Media | Jim Strader

STATUS
Ben Shahrabani produer.

BIOGRAPHY
David has numerous credits in both film and television, covering live action and animation. He is currently developing a TV series with Chiller, and wrote and directed the award-winning horror short film “Shadow Man.”

10

F*CKING PEOPLE by Theresa Bennett
A childless, single, broke, stoner (or New Yorker) attempts to salvage her failing business and love life while falling in love for the first time with a married man.

GENRE
Comedy

REPRESENTATION
CAA | Bill Zotti
MXN Entertainment | Michelle Knudsen

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
Theresa is an accomplished producer and writer born and raised in NYC. Despite her 5+ years experience in casting, story, and field producing for unscripted television, she made the jump to narrative features after she wrote and produced the 2012 film “Petunia,” starring Thora Birch, Christine Lahti and Brittany Snow. Recently, she secured a development deal with Sony Television, and is going on to sell her pilot, “Bronx Pop,” to AMC.

10

TERRESTRIAL by Peter Gaffney
A team of scientists explore an alien space craft that’s crash landed in the Mojave Desert.

GENRE
Sci-Fi | Thriller

REPRESENTATION
UTA | Charlie Ferraro, Peter Dodd
Energy Entertainment | Brooklyn Weaver

STATUS
Lionsgate | Vinson Films producing.
Adam Rodin, Tripp Vinson producers.

BIOGRAPHY
After signing with UTA and Energy, Peter’s spec script, “Terrestrial,” was set-up at Lionsgate in March. He is currently developing a new sci-fi TV project to hit the market later this year.

9

BERLINER by F. Scott Frazier
Germany-located Cold War thriller set during the 1961 building of the Berlin Wall.

GENRE
Thriller

REPRESENTATION
CAA| David Kopple & Ida Ziniti
DMG Entertainment| Chris Fenton

STATUS
Universal Pictures | Chris Morgan Production producing.
Chris Cowles, Chris Morgan, Chris Fenton producers.

BIOGRAPHY
F. Scott Frazier is a multiple Hit List and Black List nominee with projects at major studios including Paramount, Warner Brothers, and Universal. His action thriller “The Numbers year, and his next project, “Autobahn,” will be released in mid-2015.

9

ESKIMO SISTERS by Hannah Marks & Joey Power
A teen love triangle comedy, tonally in the vein of “Superbad,” about two girls who start to build a close friendship despite being “Eskimo” sisters.

GENRE
Comedy

REPRESENTATION
Circle of Confusion | Zach Cox

STATUS
Danny Leiner, Ross Putman producing.

BIOGRAPHY
After meeting on the set of a feature film, Hannah and Joey collaborated on their first comedy spec, “Eskimo Sisters,” formerly known as “April Sandwich.”

9

HOT AIR by Will Reichel
“Hot Air” tells the story of a powerful Glenn Beck meets Howard Stern-type right-wing, misogynistic radio show host facing the threat of becoming irrelevant. Just as his crisis point is bubbling over, his long lost niece shows up on his doorstep needing his help. What follows is a relationship that will change the course of both of their lives.

GENRE
Drama

REPRESENTATION
CAA | Alexandra Trustman
Gotham/Principal | Eric Robinson

STATUS
Palmstar producing.

BIOGRAPHY
Since breaking out with “Hot Air,” this longtime writer’s assistant has been tapped to adapt the novel “Loot” for Overbrook Entertainment, and the memoir “Hands of My Father” for producers Ken Burns, David McMahon and Sarah Burns. Director Frank Coraci has also signed on to direct “Hot Air.”

9

KID LEVIATHAN by Fred Seton & Peter Hoare
The dark story of an imaginative action-movie loving 6th grader overcoming his bullies. Dirty Harry with a 12-year-old.

GENRE
Action | Comedy

REPRESENTATION
CAA | Barry Kotler, Chelsea Reed, Rob Herting
Kailey Marsh Management / Madhouse Entertainment | Kailey Marsh / Kendrick Tan.

STATUS
Fox Digital Studios producing.

BIOGRAPHY
Peter has sold pitches to Comedy Central and written features for State Street Pictures, Cider Mill Pictures, and WWE Studios. Fred’s first sale was the Black List script “Pierre Pierre,” which was quickly followed by spec sales for “O’Gunn” and “Mongoose.”

9

THINGS I SAW BEFORE I WENT BLIND by Ehud Lavski
A photographer finds out he’s losing his eyesight and spends his last weeks of vision with a woman who changes his perspective in more ways than one.

GENRE
Drama | Romance

REPRESENTATION
Hopscotch Pictures | Sukee Chew

STATUS
Taggart Enterprises producing.
Scott Einbinder, Sukee Chew producers.

BIOGRAPHY
Ehud Lavski is an award winning screenwriter, game designer, and author who has appeared as a finalist in the 2011 Nicholl Fellowship and as a quarterfinalist in 2014. He has also written the Xbox game “Mini Ninjas Adventures” for Square Enix, and the viral graphic story “The Invader.” Swedish director Andreas Ohman has come on to direct his spec “Things I Saw Before I Went Blind.”

8

A CIA AGENT F*CKED MY GIRLFRIEND by Clint Gage & Michael Ryan Truly & Nick Mundy
A normal guy faces off against a CIA agent who slept with his girlfriend.

GENRE
Action | Comedy

REPRESENTATION
Gersh | JR Satery, Kevin Herrera
Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment | Aaron Kaplan, Josh Goldenberg

STATUS
De Line Pictures producing.
Donald De Line producer.

BIOGRAPHY
Clint Gage, Nick Mundy, and Michael Ryan Truly started as the sketch group TEAM TIGER AWESOME. They’ve just finished filming their cop series, “Code 5” for Comedy Central Studios and they’re currently working on a series based on DC’s Wonder Twins for Warner Bros Digital.

8

ANOTHER BOY’S LIFE by Brantley Aufill
A coming-of-age story about a young boy named Andy in 1981, a latchkey kid whose parents are never around. When the movie “A Boy’s Life” starts shooting down the street, he sees it as an exciting distraction from the hardships of his own life. What the audience quickly realizes is that “A Boy’s Life” was the shooting title for the production of “E.T. The Extra Terrestrial.”

GENRE
Comedy | Drama

REPRESENTATION
Paradigm | Valarie Phillips
Industry Entertainment | Michael Botti, Stephen Crawford

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
Brantley’s noir thriller, “The Hooverville Dead” was on the Black List in 2012, with Industry Entertain-
ment attached to produce. He has also written for Paramount on “Paranormal Activity 5.”

8

COFFEE & KAREEM by Shane McCarthy
An overweight, foul-mouthed 9-year reluctantly teams with the straight edge cop sleeping with his mom to take down Detroit’s most ruthless drug lord.

GENRE
Action | Comedy

REPRESENTATION
Verve | Adam Levine, Adam Weinstein, Parker Davis
Gotham/Principal | Eric Robinson

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
Shane is a writer/director whose short film, “The Guy Who’s F%^*ing Your Girlfriend” won him Best Director at last year’s LA Comedy Festival.

8

DON’T MOVE by Zak Olkewicz
Centers on six friends who gather for their monthly game night but accidentally unleash a demonic force that threatens to tear them apart.

GENRE
Horror | Thriller

REPRESENTATION
WME | Daniel Cohan
3 Arts Entertainment | Will Rowbotham

STATUS
Circle of Confusion, Grey Matter Productions producing.
Lawrence Grey producer.

BIOGRAPHY
The first writer to land on all 4 annual lists (Young & Hungry, Blood List, Hit List, Black List), Olkewicz broke onto the scene in 2013 with his spec script “Ink & Bone.” He followed that up with a pitch sale to Fox Searchlight and his latest spec “Don’t Move.”

8

FOG by Cody Tucker
A three-day road trip for a man and his step-son becomes a nightmare fight for survival in the foggy aftermath of two bombs exploding on U.S soil.

GENRE
Action | Horror

REPRESENTATION
Paradigm | Chris Smith, David Boxerbaum
Madhouse Entertainment | Adam Kolbrenner, Kendrick Tan

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
Cody is a screenwriter with an MFA in Playwriting from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. He currently lives in St. Louis with his wife and two children.

8

FORGIVE ME by Max Hurtwitz
After the tragic death of his son, TV personality and cigarette huckster Mike Wallace joins CBS News, transforming himself into one of the best investigative journalists of his generation while struggling to hide a growing depression that threatens his marriage, his career, and eventually his life.

GENRE
Biopic | Drama

REPRESENTATION
CAA | Jacqueline Sacerio, Jon Cassir
Grandview | Jeffery Silver

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
Max grew up in Seattle, WA and moved to Los Angeles to attend film school at the University of Southern California on scholarship. His first feature screenplay, “Crown,” earned a spot on the 2013 Black List. He currently writes for the AMC series “Hell on Wheels,” which is entering its fifth and final season.

8

HIDING LARRY by Tony Elliot
Emmett, a former drug dealer, kills his old partner in self-defense and has to get rid of the body. But for Emmett killing a man is easier than hiding the body because Emmett is blind. How do you hide what you can’t see?

GENRE
Thriller

REPRESENTATION
CAA | Dan Rabinow, Ryan Ly, Tiffany Ward
Echo Lake Entertainment | Amotz Zakai, Dave Brown, James Engle

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
Tony wrote for two years on the TV series “Orphan Black,” and has won or been nominated for multiple awards for his film and television writing. His short film “Entangled” premiered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, and he is attached to direct “Hiding Larry,” as well as his sci-fi feature “ARQ,” which Mason Novick is producing.

8

MATCH by Brenda Hsueh
In a world where the government matches you with your perfect mate using an algorithm and everyone lives happily ever-after, two Non-Matches decide to buck the system and get married but first they must pass the government’s test to prove their love: they both have to meet their perfect Matches and still choose each other.

GENRE
Comedy | Romance | Sci-Fi

REPRESENTATION
Paradigm | Doug Fronk, Valarie Phillips
Echo Lake Entertainment | Dave Brown, James Engle, Zadoc Angell

STATUS
Bluegrass Films producing.
Scott Stuber producer.

BIOGRAPHY
A television writer for shows like “How I Met Your Mother” and “Sullivan and Son,” Brenda recently launched into features when Fox International optioned “Blind Date,” her first feature spec..

8

MOONFALL by David Weil
An FBI agent is sent on a mission to a colony on the moon to investigate the first death there.

GENRE
Sci-Fi

REPRESENTATION
CAA | Dan Rabinow, Ida Ziniti, Joe Cohen, Tiffany Ward
Unified Management | Jessica Moresco

STATUS
Audax Films producing.
Andrew Kortschak, Walter Kortschak producers.

BIOGRAPHY
As a senior at Harvard, David co-wrote the famed “Hasty Pudding Play,” which sold out in Boston, NY, and Bermuda. His first script, “Half Heard in the Stillness,” earned him a spot on the 2014 Young and Hungry List, and his pilot, “Consent,” was optioned by Michael Sugar and Ashley Zalta at Anonymous Content. His spec script, “Moonfall,” is set up at Audax films and he is currently writing the screenplay “Arabian Knights” for Warner Brothers.

7

BEST PROM EVER by Carlos Kotkin
In a momentary lapse of kindness, a 30-year-old bachelor grudgingly agrees to take his boss’s daughter to her senior prom.

GENRE
Comedy

REPRESENTATION
Verve | Adam Weinstein, Amy Retzinger
Circle of Confusion | Brad Mendelsohn

STATUS
Universal Pictures | Chris Morgan Productions producing.
Chris Morgan producer.

BIOGRAPHY
Born in Mexico City, Carlos Kotkin, moved to California and attended film school in San Diego. Carlos wrote Rio 2 for 20th Century Fox and recently wrote the book called “Please God Let It Be Herpes.”

7

BLINK by Larry Lasky
Kept under wraps.

GENRE
Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller

REPRESENTATION
Beautiful Chaos | Vincent D’Amato

STATUS
South Paw Entertainment producing.
Richard Barton Lewis producer.

BIOGRAPHY
After having been mentored at Warner Brothers, Larry has since gone on to find success with multiple projects, including his Hit List screenplay “Blink,” which is now set up with Southpaw Entertainment producing. Also, his spec, “Holo,” has been set up with David Arat, and his new pilot is currently on the market.

7

ON THE BASIS OF SEX by Daniel Stiepleman
A portrait of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s early years, dating back to her law school days and first major sexism case.

GENRE
Biopic | Drama

REPRESENTATION
Gersh | Frank Wuliger, Sandra Lucchesi
Anonymous Content | Joy Gorman, Rosalie Swedlin

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
Daniel Stiepleman is a former teacher of screenwriting at New York University. Prior to his tenure as a professor, he was a participant in the Peace Corps. Daniel wrote the script “On the Basis of Sex” based on the life of his aunt Ruth Bader Ginsgurg, which has Robert Cort producing and Natlie Portman attached to star.

7

PILLS by Andrew Bluestone
After years of monotony caring for her Parkinson’s-afflicted husband, a woman must decide whether or
not to hold true to her wedding vows when she meets a man who has embraced a new life.

GENRE
Drama

REPRESENTATION
Silent R Management | Jewerl Ross

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
Andrew grew up in NYC where he attended the Performing Arts High School and then Vassar College, where he majored in Film and Screenwriting. After working for several years in London and San Francisco, he moved to Los Angeles and earned an MFA in Screenwriting from LMU’s School of Film and Television.

7

SAVE A PANDA by Steve Bencich
An animal-obsessed 9 year-old must save his classmates, taken hostage by idot thieves bent on kidnap-
ping a baby panda from the San Diego Zoo.

GENRE
Comedy | Family

REPRESENTATION
APA | Adam Perry, Ryan Saul
Gotham/Principal | Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Lindsay Williams, Peter McHugh

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
Together, Steve and his writing partner, Ron Friedman, have written films grossing over $1 billion world-
wide, and producing three #1 films. Their credits include the animated family films “Brother Bear,” Chicken Little,” and “Open Season.”

7

SEVENFOLD by Jamie Nash
A woman famous for undergoing an exorcism as a young girl must now face the demon that plagued her once again when it possesses her daughter, forcing her to follow the clues of her past in order to seek out one of the last few priests still practices the dying art of exorcism.

GENRE
Horror

REPRESENTATION
APA | David Saunders

STATUS
Blumhouse producing.
Jason Blum producer.

BIOGRAPHY
Jamie has written several horror films including “Lovely Molly,” “Altered,” “V/H/S/2 (A Ride In the Park),” and this year’s “Exists”. He has also been in development with Amazon Studios on some family comedies, and his holiday comedy “Santa Hunters” was produced by Nickelodeon.

7

SITUATION COMEDY by Cat Vasko
A young woman, feeling directionless, stumbles upon a mysterious courtyard where she is transported into a sitcom-like universe, becoming a major character on the TV show.

GENRE
Comedy
Drama

REPRESENTATION
WME | Simon Faber, Solco Schuit
Grandview | Chris Goble, Matt Rosen, Zac Frognowski

STATUS
Right Of Way Films producing.

BIOGRAPHY
Cat is a recovering English major from Naptown, which is what people from Indianapolis are allowed to call it. She likes books, gluten and blabbering on endlessly about some article she only read half of to her patient and handsome spouse. She still doesn’t understand basic adult things like what an APR actually is or how to correctly apply cosmetics. You are definitely cooler than her.

7

SPOOKED by Tyler Burton Smith
After a disastrous attempt at trick-or-treating with his ex-girlfriend’s kids, a lovable loser inadvertently triggers a mystic relic, causing the residents of his town to transform into whatever costume they are wearing.

GENRE
Comedy

REPRESENTATION
WME | Roger Green
Grandview | Chris Goble

STATUS
Lin Pictures producing.
Dan Lin producer.

BIOGRAPHY
After making a name for himself with “Powerless: A Documentary,” Tyler’s recent spec script, “Spooked,” has been set up with Dan Lin to produce. He is currently set to write the feature “Kung Fury,” produced by Katzsmith and directed by David Sandberg, and is also writing for Microsoft’s game and television hybrid project “Quantum Break” at Remedy Entertainment.

7

THE FIRST RITE by J.R. Phillips
In a world with a diminishing female population, a young girl disguises herself as a boy to avoid being hauled away for breeding. However, when her best friend is captured and her father’s life is in jeopardy, she sets out to rescue them both and avenge the tragic death of her mother.

GENRE
Thriller

REPRESENTATION
APA | Debbie Deuble Hill, Sheryl Petersen

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
JR’s colorful life before Hollywood wasn’t always so squeaky clean, but it’s all the trouble she roused that got her signed at APA last year, in addition to winning the Industry Insiders Screenwriting Contest. She has since written for ABC Family’s “Switched at Birth.”

7

THE ONLY LIVING GIRL IN NEW YORK by Arbi Pedrossian & Carolyn Siegel
After the apocalypse, a socially awkward scientist is left to fend for herself as the world’s only remaining inhabitant, until she runs into a vapid male model and is forced to consider her options for repopulating the Earth.

GENRE
Comedy | Romance

REPRESENTATION
Oasis Media Group | Audrey Gordon

STATUS
Mosaic producing.
Brent Lilley, Jimmy Miller producers.

BIOGRAPHY
After three years of dating, they finally started to write together, and have been going strong ever since. The writing duo has recently seen success with the sale of their script “The Only Girl Living New York” to Mosaic, and they are getting married next May in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

7

THE SHOWER by Jac Schaeffer
This is a sci-fi action comedy about a group of women battling an alien invasion that interrupts their best friend’s baby shower.

GENRE
Action | Comedy

REPRESENTATION
Verve | Bill Weinstein, Melissa Solomon
Circle of Confusion | Britton Rizzio

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
Jac wrote, directed, and produced the independent feature film “Timer,” which premiered to critical and commercial success at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival. In 2011, American Express hired her to write, direct, and produce the whimsical short film “Mr. Stache,” and in 2012, she achieved her girlhood dream of writing a fantasy/romance script for Walt Disney Pictures.

7

WINGMEN by Chris Hazzard & Michael Fontana
Two airline pilots are the ultimate wingmen, both in the skies and with the ladies, but when one of them falls for the girl of his dreams at a company retreat, it could put the opportunity of their lives at risk.

GENRE
Comedy

REPRESENTATION
Madhouse Entertainment | Adam Kolbrenner, Ryan Cunningham

STATUS
Davis Entertainment producing.
John Davis producer.

BIOGRAPHY
Chris and Michael recently wrote “The Detourist” for Amazon Studios and sold their action-comedy pitch “Macau To Mumbai” to Fox International.

 

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