Browsing: Film Rights Tracker (SM-DB)

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LUNAR (FILM RIGHTS)
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Logline: Set in Los Angeles City, 2057, an outlaw is captured and sentenced to a lifetime of imprisonment on the Lunar penitentiaries. To reunite with his family, he must become the first convict to escape the corrupt system and return to Earth.

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KINGMAKER (FILM RIGHTS)
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Logline: Pitched as “Children of Men” meets “Blade Runner.” In the near future, as the world stands on the brink of global corporate dominance, a renegade Russian operative smuggles himself into the United States where he assembles a unique army with the goal of correcting the course of human history.

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DIGGING TO CHINA (FILM RIGHTS)
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Logline Pitched in the vein of “The Chronicles of Narnia” but set in ancient magical China. The story follows Jake who with her dad and next door neighbor Alex, find themselves transported from suburban Cleveland to ancient magical China complete with water gods, 300 pound Pekingese, 100 foot long snakes and marauders flying on the backs of dragons. The three must survive a perilous journey in order to restore the balance and get home to Cleveland.

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MASK OF SANITY (FILM RIGHTS)
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Logline: A doctor kills his friend, a fellow surgeon, when he learns he’s been sleeping with his wife. Hoping not to get caught he disguises the body as part of a trail of serial killings and systematically transforms himself into “The Emerald Choker.”

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THE AFTERMATH (Film Rights)
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Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)In the winter of 1946, a woman arrives with her only remaining son in the ruins of Hamburg where she is reunited with her husband, a British colonel charged with rebuilding the city. But as they set off for their new home, she is stunned to discover that he has made an extraordinary decision: they will be sharing their house with its previous owners, a German widower and his troubled daughter.

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HOLLOW WORLD (FILM RIGHTS)
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Ellis Rogers is a seemingly ordinary man who is about to embark on an extraordinary journey. All his life he has played it safe and done the right thing. But when he is faced with a terminal illness, Ellis is willing to take an insane gamble. He’s secretly built a time machine in his garage, and if it works, he’ll face a utopian world that challenges his understanding of what it means to be human, what it takes to love, and what the cost of paradise really might be.

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NAPALM: AN AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY (FILM RIGHTS)
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Chronicles the history of napalm, from its inaugural test on the Harvard College soccer field, to a Marine Corps plan to attack Japan with millions of bats armed with tiny napalm time bombs, to the reflections of Phan Thi Phuc, a girl who knew firsthand about its power and its morality.

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IN SPADES (FILM RIGHTS)
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Based on the “Samantha Spade” mystery book series. Samantha Spade, an irreverent Las Vegas cocktail waitress turned Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force currently assigned to DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), leads a small group of nerdy scientists who test high-tech inventions for potential military uses until a mysterious secret agent from the NSA begins using their team to investigate crimes and conspiracies in the field.

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PEACE (FILM RIGHTS)
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Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) In Italy, in the terrible winter of 1944, three American Soldiers are sent on a reconnaissance mission up the side of a mountain. Guided only by a seventy-year-old Italian man in rope-soled shoes with indeterminate loyalties.

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THE SPY WHO LOVED: THE SECRETS AND LIVES OF CHRISTINE GRANVILLE (FILM RIGHTS)
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Novel revolves around Christine Granvillle, one of Britian’s most daring and highly decorated special agents. Her courage, quick wit, and determination won her release from arrest more than once, retrieved the first microfilms of German camps, and saved the lives of thousand fellow officers–including one of her many lovers–just hours before their execution by the Gestapo. More importantly, the intelligence she gathered in her espionage was a significant contribution to the Allied war effort and turned war’s tide.

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MEAN BUSINESS ON NORTH GANSON STREET (FILM RIGHTS)
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Pitched as “L.A. Confidential” meets “The Wire” with the horror atmosphere of “Seven.” Detective Jules Bettinger is transferred to a city in Missouri named Victory, which has the worst violent crime statistics in the country. There, the detective is partnered with a rough local officer named Dominic, a thuggish fellow who was demoted after he and his cohorts publicly brutalized a suspect. Together, the partners investigate a murder case in which the victim was sexually violated postmortem, navigating the blasted, cannibalized zones of the collapsed rust belt city, its hostile inhabitants and their own uneasy alliance.

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POE (FILM RIGHTS)
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Synopsis: After a near-death experience on a haunted house assignment, 23-years old Dimitri Petrov, a local obituary writer and college dropout, runs afoul of an evil spirit and must uncover the common link between (among other things) a string of killings, his own deceased parents, and the strange numbered code that he’s obsessed with.

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RED MOON (FILM RIGHTS)
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Synopsis: Story is set in a world where regular humans and lycans (who are people infected with werewolf blood) live side by side. The lycans are a stigmatized subclass forced to suppress their bestial nature pharmacologically, until a series of events leads to a worldwide uprising.

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ROCKING THE PINK: FINDING MYSELF ON THE OTHER SIDE OF CANCER (FILM RIGHTS)
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Synopsis: Non-fiction memoir about 37-year old wife, mother of two and successful San Diego corporate attorney Laura Roppe had just started pursuing her unlikely dream as a singer/songwriter to critical raves when she is diagnosed with a rare form of breast cancer just days after signing a life-changing record deal and decides she needs to kick cancer’s butt by Rocking The Pink.

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The Art Of Intelligence (Film Rights)
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Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)
A legendary CIA spy and counterterrorism expert tells the spellbinding story of his high-risk, action-packed career, chronicling his role—in the battlefield and in the Oval Office—in transforming the way America wages war and sheds light on issues of domestic espionage.

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BAD THINGS HAPPEN (FILM RIGHTS)
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Logline: A man hoping to escape a violent past by leading a quiet, anonymous life in Ann Arbor, suddenly finds his solitude broken, when the man he was working for turns up dead, and the woman who he’s been sleeping with (and who was the dead man’s wife) seems to be setting him up for the fall.

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RICK’S CAFE (FILM RIGHTS)
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Synopsis: Based on a true story of a sheltered American diplomat, based in Casablanca, who’s inspired by her favorite movie and quits her Embassy job after her divorce. She battles the corrupt, sexist Moroccan business system to open a real cafe modeled after Humphrey Bogart’s famous fictional nightclub from the film “Casablanca”. Said to be “Under the Tuscan Sun” meets “Casablanca”. Soon to be published, already out to publishers.

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BIRD BOX (FILM RIGHTS)
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Logline: A blindfolded threesome–-a woman and two children–-make their way down a river in what appears to be a post-apocalyptic setting.

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FLICKER (FILM RIGHTS)
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Logline: A Homeland Security behavioral analyst witnesses his own death on time-stamped footage from three days in the future and must track down the killer before his own murder occurs.

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COLOSSUS (FILM RIGHTS)
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Logline: Follows the historic construction of the Hoover Dam by Frank Crowe, who drove his workers beyond endurance and battled union strikes.

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ALTERED (FILM RIGHTS)
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Logline: Everything about Anna’s life is secret. Her father works for the government, running secret experiments on four genetically altered boys in the basement of their farmhouse. When the Branch decides it’s time to take the boys, one of them stages an escape, and now on the run, Anna discovers that she and Sam are connected in more ways than either of them expected.

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