THE YOUNG AND HUNGRY LIST 2012

Every year a new YOUNG AND HUNGRY LIST is compiled from across the industry, cultivating the top writers currently running with some heat, and landing on the most shortlists across town. The list focuses on the new voices and fresh blood hitting Hollywood and making names for themselves. All writers on these lists were voted on by some of the biggest film and television executives, producers, agents, managers, and directors. Some are much more established than others, but all of them are currently riding the buzz!

THE TOP 100 WRITERS ON THE VERGE!

NAME REPS PROJECTS
Aaron Burns N/A BLACKTINO
YOUNG HOLLYWOOD
 
Aaron Matijasic Original Artists | Jordan Bayer
Rosa Entertainment | Sidney Sherman
THE STUDENT BODY  
Adam Hoff
&
Justin Herber
Kaplan Stahler Agency | Zac Simmons
Station3 | Thomas Carter
THE EDGE
THE BOOTH
 
Adam Robitel APA | David Saunders
Zero Gravity | Will Allen
THE BLOODY BENDERS  
Alan Sereboff UTA | Mickey Berman
Station3 | RD Robb
PLAY IT BLIND
SENTINEL
 
Alexa Alemanni
&
Joe Boothe
Elevate Entertainment | Jennifer Wood APPLETOWN  
Alex Daltas Station3 | Kailey Marsh X COUNTRY
KIYO
 
Alex Theurer
&
JD Dillard
WME | Rob Carlson, Roger Green, Theresa Kang
Circle of Confusion | Ken Freimann
DEATH OF JOHN ARCHER NEWMAN
UNTITLED BAD ROBOT PROJECT
 
Alexander Lazyrus N/A OVERDRAFT  
Andrei Anson Circle of Confusion | Ken Freimann SPACE ODDITY  
Andrew Barrer
&
Gabe Ferrari
WME | Danny Greenberg, Mike Esola, David Karp
Prolific | Will Rowbotham
JEZEBEL
DIE IN A GUNFIGHT
 
Anthony Burns CAA | Craig Brody
Caliber Media Co. | Dallas Sonnier
NORTH OF HELL
LEGEND
 
Ashley Bradley WME | Sarah Self, Kimberly Bialek
New Wave Entertainment | Josh Adler, Mike Goldberg
PINKERTONS
CHILDHOOD HEROES
 
Becca Greene CAA | Jacqueline Sacerio, David Kopple
MXN | Mason Novick, Michelle Knudsen
THE BEARD  
Ben Epstein CAA
The Safran Company | Tom Drumm
YOU GET ME
FUCKING ENGAGED
 
Ben Poole Verve | Aaron Hart, Rob Herting, Adam Levine
Oasis Media Group | David Lonner, Benjamin Rowe
AMERICATOWN  
Bobbly Lee Darby
&
Nathan Brookes
Original Artists | Chris Sablan
Hung Entertainment Group | Jonathan Hung
BERMUDA TRIANGLE
SLAUGHTER
 
Brad Desch ICM | Harley Copen, Bryan Diperstein, Laura Haas, Howie Tannenbaum
Management 360
FATHERS AND DAUGHTER  
Brad Vassar Circle of Confusion | Ken Freimann HERE LIES EZRA
MISSED CONNECTIONS
 
Brant Boivin
&
Jon Keasey
Paradigm | Valarie Phillips, Trevor Astbury
Kaplan/Perrone | Alex Lerner
INTERPOL  
Brian Michael Scully The Muraviov Company | Kathy Muraviov COUNTERPOINT  
Bryan Woods
&
Scott Beck
WME | Daniel Cohan, Alec Botnick, Roger Green, Theresa Kang
Madhouse Entertainment | Ryan Cunningham
NIGHTLIGHT  
Carlos Rincones Paradigm MALAVENTURA
FERAL
 
Carter Blanchard Paradigm | David Boxerbaum
Madhouse Entertainment | Adam Kolbrenner, Ryan Cunningham
GLIMMER
BLOCKBUSTER
 
Chris Boal CAA | John Garvey, Andrew Miller, Christopher Till
Madhouse Entertainment | Adam Kolbrenner
CAESAR
VANGUARD
 
Chris Bullett Gersh | Greg Pedicin
New Wave Entertainment | Josh Adler, Mike Goldberg
THE NAMELESS
ORIGINAL SOLDIERS
 
Chris Lilli
&
Peter Hoare
Station3 | Kailey Marsh EVERYBODY WANTS HEAD
STALKING IS A CONTACT SPORT
 
Chris Rossi
&
Gabe Scott
APA | Ryan Saul
Untitled Entertainment | Jennifer Levine
DAY 38  
Chris Thornton
&
Jason Thornton
WME | Mike Esola
Rosa Entertainment | Sidney Sherman
MECHANICSVILLE
VULTURES
 
Christian Durso UTA | Caroline Sivitz
Mindframe Films | Nick Fariabi, Jesse Silver
SHINER  
Christopher Godfrey ICM | Todd Hoffman
Kaplan/Perrone | Josh Goldenberg, Josie Freedman
THE SHEPHERD  
Clayton Sakoda
&
Ian Weinreich
Industry Entertainment | Ava Jamshidi VIRGIN RUN  
Conor Healy N/A EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN  
Cory Byam UTA | Charlie Ferraro
Circle of Confusion | Ken Freimann
BAYONNE BLEEDER
FAUST
 
Creighton Rothenberger
&
Katrin Benedikt
Gersh | Devra Lieb, Dan Ventresca
Kaplan/Perrone | Alex Lerner
OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN  
Dan Frey
&
Russell Summer
Paradigm | Tanya Cohen, David Boxerbaum, Chris Smith
Madhouse Entertainment | Adam Kolbrenner, Chris Cook
BLEEDING KANSAS  
Dan Gregor
&
Doug Mand
CAA | Bill Zotti, Andrew Miller, Dianne McGunigle, Sonya Rosenfeld, John Garvey
Kaplan/Perrone | Aaron Kaplan, Sean Perrone
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER
THE PORTER MASON SITUATION
 
Dan Kunka ICM | Harley Copen
Madhouse Entertainment | Adam Kolbrenner
CRIME OF THE CENTURY
AGENT OX
 
Dave Andron CAA | Craig Brody, Andrew Miller, Sonya Rosenfeld
Madhouse Entertainment | Adam Kolbrenner
THE RUNNER
JUSTIFIED
 
David Rosiak
&
Matthew Chernov
The Muraviov Company | Kathy Muraviov ROAD OF BONES
THE STORM
 
David Shapiro CAA | Scott Greenberg
Caliber Media Co. | Dallas Sonnier
DAVID  
Derek Kolstad UTA | Charlie Ferraro
New Wave Entertainment | Josh Adler, Mike Goldberg
ACOLYTE
THE SIMPLE MAN
 
Dustin T. Benson UTA | Ramses Ishak, Michael Sheresky
Energy Entertainment | Brooklyn Weaver
VIRAL  
Elizabeth Berger
&
Isaac Aptaker
Verve | Bryan Besser, Adam Levine, Bill Weinstein, Zach Carlisle
Industry Entertainment | Sara Bottfeld, Eryn Brown
DADDY ISSUES
LAUREN PEMBERTON IS NO LONGER IN A RELATIONSHIP
 
Emily Blake APA | Sheryl Peterson, Debbie Deuble-Hill
Circle of Confusion | Ken Freimann
HOW MY WEDDING DRESS GOT THIS FUCKING DIRTY  
Eoghan O’Donnell ICM | Pete Stone, Lars Theriot
Industry Entertainment | Ava Jamshidi
THE MESSENGERS  
Eric Kirsten Benderspink | JC Spink, Chris Bender, Christopher Cosmos THE LIGHTHOUSE
POMPEII
 
Erik Van Der Wolf The Muraviov Company | Kathy Muraviov MARROW  
Evan Wasserstrom APA | Ryan Saul
Untitled Entertainment | Jennifer Au
SENIOR SKIP DAY
FAT KID RULES THE WORLD
 
Gary Lundy ICM
Principato/Young | Evan Cavic
THE BOY WHO COULDN’T FLY  
Grant Thompson Paradigm | David Boxerbaum, Bill Douglass, Douglas Fronk, Mark Ross
Madhouse Entertainment | Adam Kolbrenner
MCFARLAND
CANCUN
 
Gregg Parker
&
Sean Finegan
Paradigm | David Boxerbaum, Chris Smith
New Wave Entertainment | Josh Adler, Mike Goldberg
GETAWAY  
Gregory Bernstein
&
Sara Bernstein
Original Artists | Jordan Bayer THE SPY WHO TRIED TO STOP A WAR  
Hannah Shakespeare CAA | Nancy Etz
Silent R | Jewelr Ross
THE RAVEN
TWO-GUN COHEN
 
Ian Corson The Bohrman Agency | Caren Bohrman FALLING MAN
ANONYMOUS
 
Ian Fried WME | Mike Esola, Daniel Cohen
Prolific | Will Rowbotham
SPECTRAL
GASLIGHT
 
Inon Shampanier
&
Natalie Shampanier
Original Artists | Chris Sablan MILLIONAIRE TOUR
SCHOOL FOR SCUMBAGS
 
J. Daniel Shaffer Verve | Bryan Besser, Rob Herting
Management 360 | Mary Lee, Jill McElroy
BREYTON AVE.
INVASION
 
Jason Carreiro WME | Mike Esola
Prolific | Will Rowbotham, Laura Gillis
DREADNAUGHT  
Jason Marx Industry Entertainment | Andrew Deane, Ava Jamshidi THE BREATHTAKING BLUE  
Jason Micallef WME | Lisa Harrison, Phillip D’Amecourt, Phillip Raskind, Rich Cook GROUND CONTROL TO MAJOR TOM
BUTTER
 
Jeff King Paradigm | Chris Licata, Ian Greenstein, Ida Ziniti
Madhouse Entertainment | Ryan Cunningham
FIRECRACKERS  
Jeremy Slater UTA | Charlie Ferraro, Tim Phillips
Kaplan/Perrone | Aaron Kaplan
FANTASTIC FOUR (REBOOT)
THE REAWAKENING
 
John Glosser ICM | Robert Lazar
MXN | Mason Novick, Michelle Knudsen
THE BROKEN  
Jon Gilbert Gersh | Lee Keele
Elevate Entertainment | Jennifer Wood
SCULPTRESS AND THE THIEF  
Jonathan Stokes UTA | Geoff Morley, Michael Sheresky, Ramses Ishak
Energy Entertainment | Brooklyn Weaver
BLOOD MOUNTAIN
UNTITLED WILL SMITH PROJECT
 
Josh Campbell & Matt Steucken UTA | Charlie Ferraro
Energy Entertainment | Brooklyn Weaver
Madhouse Entertainment | Adam Kolbrenner
THE CELLAR  
Kel Symons UTA | Emerson Davis, Charlie Ferraro, Geoff Morley
MXN | Mason Novick, Michelle Knudsen
IF THEY MOVE… KILL ‘EM  
Kenny Golde APA | Ryan Saul
Infinity Management | Jon Karas
KILLER
END OF ETERNITY
 
Marcos Efron Original Artists | Chris Sablan
Hung Entertainment Group | Jonathan Hung
MUSIC CITY
THE DECLARATION
 
Mark Hammer UTA | Carolyn Sivitz, Tim Phillips, James Kearney
The Safran Company | Tom Drumm
TWO NIGHT STAND
CLICK TO CONNECT
 
Matt Duffer
&
Ross Duffer
Paradigm | Chris Smith
MXN | Mason Novick, Michelle Knudsen
HIDDEN  
Matthew Federman
&
Stephen Scaia
CAA | Craig Brody, Ann Blanchard
Mosaic | Dawn Saltzman
Y: THE LAST MAN
ZORRO
 
Matthew J. O’Neill Innovative Artists | Michael Pio
Smart Entertainment | John L. Jacobs
BAIT & SWITCH
THE MONEY TREE
 
Michael Perri N/A NEXXUS  
Michael Sherman
&
Steve Desmond
Kaplan Stahler Agency | Shan Ray
Elevate Entertainment | Jennifer Wood
THE SEARCHER  
Michael Starrbury CAA | Dan Rabinow
Caliber Media Co. | Dallas Sonnier
THE INEVITABLE DEFEAT OF MISTER AND PETE
THE GREAT UNKNOWN
 
Mukilan Thangamani N/A DIVORCE PARTY!  
Natasha Pincus Verve | Bryan Besser, Rob Herting, Aaron Hart CLIVE  
Nick Schoenfeld ICM | Todd Hoffman
Management 360 | Jill McElroy
LADY OF BLOOD AND FURY
ATTILA
 
Nick Turner
&
Rex New
Hung Entertainment Group | Jonathan Hung BORN THIS WAY  
Paul J. Salamoff Station3 | Kailey Marsh IN A WORLD…
THE LAST BREATH
 
Peter Hirschman Verve |
Kaplan/Perrone |
THREE HUNDRED YEARS  
Rich Newey Station3 | Kasra Ajir THIRD STRIKE  
Robert Lynn UTA | Charlie Ferraro, Emerson Davis
Kaplan/Perrone | Josh Goldenberg
THE ENVOY  
Roberto Bentivegna CAA | Craig Brody
Madhouse Entertainment | Adam Kolbrenner
THE EEL  
Rock Baijnauth UTA | John Huddle, Emerson Davis
Prolific | Will Rowbotham
SMALL TALK
GONE WILD
 
Ryan Engle Original Artists | Matt Leipzig, Chris Sablan
Mosaic | Michael Lasker, Langley Perer
ON A CLEAR DAY
THE FOURTH HORSEMEN
 
Sarah Rothschild WME | Sarah Self
MXN | Mason Novick, Michelle Knudsen
THE DOG WALKER  
Sean Armstrong Verve | Adam Levine, Aaron Hart A COUNTRY OF STRANGERS  
Shane Atkinson Gersh | Devra Lieb
Circle of Confusion | Lawrence Mattis, Zach Cox
PENNY DREADFUL  
Tiffany Romigh APA | Ryan Saul SOUTHERN BELLES GUIDE  
Tyler Marceca WME | Rich Cook, Philip d’Amecourt
Anonymous Content | Bard Dorros, Michael Sugar
THE DISCIPLE PROGRAM  
Umair Aleem WME | Daniel Cohan, Roger Green
Caliber Media Co. | Adam Marshall
EXTRACTION  
Vik Weet UTA | Charlie Ferraro
New Wave Entertainment | Josh Adler, Mike Goldberg
DYATLOV PASS
UNTITLED VIK WEET SUPERNATURAL PROJECT
 
Will Dunn WME | Mike Esola, Lindsay Dunn
The Safran Company | Tom Drumm
ION
ROSA
 
Will Honley Verve | Rob Herting, Adam Levine
Mindframe Films | Nick Fariabi, Jesse Silver
FLASHBACK
Will Simmons UTA | Geoff Morley, Jason Burns
Energy Entertainment | Brooklyn Weaver
MURDER CITY
Yvette Bou Rosa Entertainment | Sidney Sherman THE ORGAN TOURIST
PHANTOM NOISE
Zak Olkewicz N/A STORAGE