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David Boxerbaum of Verve joins us for this week’s Anatomy of a Sale. He explores what it’s like taking a small, intimate story and generating massive buzz around town, deciding which buyer to go with in the heat of a bidding war, and how one Friday afternoon changed two writer’s lives forever.
“Initially my mind went to a Horror movie, which I’ve heard the Uber horror pitch many, many times… So I thought what’s the Action/Comedy version?” – Good Fear Content’s Jake Wagner joins us for the latest installment of Anatomy of a Sale. Jake walks us through one of his own concepts, which would plant the seeds for STUBER written by Tripper Clancy.
We are joined by Jake Wagner of Good Fear Content, who takes us through the in’s and out’s of one of the biggest spec sales in history – SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN from writer Evan Daugherty. The project, which was initially written during Daugherty’s time at NYU, would go on to launch his career, land him a spot on both the Hit List and Black List, and garner nearly $400 Million at the box office.
“It had an independent sensibility, it didn’t feel too big like a studio film.” – Jeff Portnoy of Bellevue Productions breaks down the sale of ‘THE MISERABLE ADVENTURES OF BURT SQUIRE ABOARD THE HORN HIGH YO’.
“Coming up with an idea like that at that time was impeccable. If it was a year before, I don’t think we would have had the same result.” – Jeff Portnoy of Bellevue Productions breaks down the sale of ‘BODY CAM’.
In Part 2 of our interview with Lit Entertainment’s Adam Kolbrenner, he dives into the 2013 Action-Thriller SAFE HOUSE from writer David Guggenheim. He examines market strategy, calling cards, and what to expect if your script does or does not sell.
This week we are joined by Lit Entertainment’s Adam Kolbrenner. He dissects the 2013 Crime/Thriller PRISONERS from scribe Aaron Guzikowski. Kolbrenner lays out the untold story of endless drafts all the way up to the red carpet premiere, taking a completely original idea and turning it into the breakout we know Guzikowski’s PRISONERS to be.
The Boy’s Club follows first-year female associate Alex Vogel as she navigates her way through a top Manhattan law firm. She quickly becomes seduced by the allure of NYC high-life that is offered by big paychecks and elite status, while having to confront the limitation of male privilege that is still very much alive in 2019
A taut thriller set in the Pacific Northwest about a simple act of turning a key in the door of a storage unit, and changing someone’s life forever. The first-person narrator, a woman who gives her name only as “Jane,” has a very minimalist way of expressing herself that is unlike my style for any novel to date.
Focuses on an extraordinary group of working class housewives from Love Canal, New York who took on the government and the chemical industry in the 70s. With no training or support, they got the President himself to move their families from homes built on lots where massive amounts of toxic chemicals had been dumped.
When Will and Sadie Foust inherit a house on a small, remote island off the coast of Maine, they jump at the chance to make a fresh start with their family. But their eerie new home comes with some challenges, including caring for their 16-year-old orphaned niece, who proves as unwelcoming as their new surroundings. When a neighbor turns up dead, the entire tight-knit
island community rallies against the Fousts, who learn that they can’t escape the secrets of their past.
Due to the catastrophic policies and environmental disasters caused by its final president, the U.S.A. is splintered into individual countries. A factory worker is enlisted by the President and CEO of Crunch United to trek across the dystopic landscape to deliver a talking goat to San Francisco in order to stop a female Russian genius from taking over the minds of the world.
A botched ritual by a ruthless sex-trafficking ring brings a murdered Mexican American veteran back from the dead on Dia de Muertos. Reborn with supernatural abilities and a lethal hunger for revenge, she sets out against the elite criminal network whose twisted desires prey upon her community.