Presenting the 2018 Hit List – The Best Spec Scripts of the Year

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The Best Spec Scripts of the Year (2)

Before we know it, 2018 will be a distant memory. So that means just one thing – it’s time to look back and feature the best spec scripts of year, as voted on by Hollywood! Year nine is here, and it features 91 scripts, 113 writers, and most every genre imaginable. This year’s list introduces fresh faces, reintroduces you to favorites, and begins to highlight the industry’s shift into more adventurous and fun entertainment. While dramas and biopics still hold a firm grip, this year’s votes highlighted the return of comedies, actioners, family fun, and a healthy dose of enjoyable escapism. Surely a testament to the year that was 2018!

Before this year comes to a close, lets take a quick look at the numbers from the list and the year overall. The 91 new specs and 113 writers that made the list this year now bring the nine-year Hit List total to 798 specs from 996 writers. Since 2010 we’ve counted more than 25,000 votes from more than 4,500 voters, and tallied the list down from more than 3,400 eligible specs that have hit the market since 2010. We’ve seen more than 350 Hit List projects land on other best of lists, and more than 100 go on to earn Oscar and box office wins alike. In that time we’ve also seen more than 125 writers make return appearances on this list, and more than 35 Launch Pad Alums grace these pages.

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THE HIT LIST 2018

89

ABSENCE OF COURAGE by Yaroslav Altunin
A grief-stricken mother sets out to murder the world’s only superhero when he accidentally kills her daughter while battling his nemesis.

GENRE
| Drama | Superhero

REPRESENTATION
Writ Large | Bash Naran

STATUS
Silver Pictures producing.
Ethan Erwin, Joel Silver producing.

BIOGRAPHY
A Russian-born writer, Yaroslav was raised in a family of dancers and classical musicians, opening the door to a career in the arts very early in his life. A er working in produc on for several years, Yaroslav completed an MFA in Screenwri ng from UCLA, where ABSENCE OF COURAGE won the Screenwri ng Showcase. The script went on to be picked up by Silver Pictures with Ethan Erwin and Joel Silver producing.

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EVERYTHING HAPPENS TO LEAH CHEN by Lauren Minnerath
When her long me friend and secret crush returns home from years abroad, a lonely twenty-something fresh off a breakup sees an opportunity to nally have everything go her way. However, her hopes are upended when she meets her friend’s gorgeous new fiancée, and finds herself oddly drawn to this mysterious woman.

GENRE
Comedy | Drama | Romance

REPRESENTATION
Gersh | C.J. Curtis
Luber Roklin Entertainment | Randy Kiyan

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
A graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and currently a Brooklyn-based writer/director/editor, Lauren was a Nicholl Finalist for her script EVERYTHING HAPPENS TO LEAH CHEN and was a 2017 HBO Access Wri ng Fellowship Finalist before appearing on the 2018 Young & Hungry List. Her recently completed short lm, THE MORNING AFTER, premiered at the Cleveland Interna onal Film Fes val and is in the middle of its fes val run. She recently wrote INVASION OF GARY for End Cue Produc ons and has Michael Lukk Litwak a ached to direct. She is currently developing a pilot with Automatik.

79

THE SEVENTH by Julian Silver & Reiss Clauson-Wolf
A revered American army regiment prepares to ght the Lakota Sioux in the ill-fated Battle of the Little Bighorn. The untold true story of Custer’s Last Stand, from an egomaniacal leader to the officers and soldiers trying to avert disaster, and the failures that sealed their fate.

GENRE
| Drama | Western

REPRESENTATION
Paradigm | Chris Smith, Mark Ross, Zac Simmons
Hollander Entertainment | Russell Hollander

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
Julian and Reiss met while attending Wesleyan University. As an actor, Julian had guest spots on shows like GREY’S ANATOMY and CRIMINAL MINDS while Reiss worked as a Writers Assistant on BLACK SAILS and EYE CANDY. This is their second year on the Hit List, previously appearing in 2017 for their sci- spec SECONDS. They were sta ed on the show IN THE CLOUD for Impera ve and Crackle and are writers on the second season of SEAL TEAM for CBS.

75

HARRY’S ALL NIGHT HAMBURGERS by Michael Sherman & Steve Desmond
When a down on his luck high school senior discovers that the old roadside diner outside of town is secretly a hangout for parallel universe travelers, he sets o on a mind-bending adventure across the mul verse that takes him beyond his wildest dreams. Based on the Hugo Award winning short story.

GENRE
| Sci-Fi

REPRESENTATION
APA | Adam Perry, Malcolm Hamilton, Sheryl Petersen

STATUS
Warner Bros. | Mad Chance Productions producing
Andrew Lazar, Benjamin Simpson producing.

BIOGRAPHY
Earlier this year, Michael and Steve sold HARRY’s ALL-NIGHT HAMBURGERS to Warner Bros. in a competitive bidding war that will see Mad Chance Productions’ Andrew Lazar and Ben Simpson produce. Young & Hungry alums from 2012, this marks their fifth entry on the Hit List. Most recently, they placed on the Black List, Blood List and Hit List for 2016 with their script ORB. They were hired to adapt Paul Tremblay’s THE CABIN AT THE END OF THE WORLD for FilmNa on, are wri ng their second television assignment for Global Road and most recently they were hired to adapt a large video game property for Legendary Pictures.

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BOLSA NEGRA by Charlie Wachtel & David Rabinowitz
A struggling American sports agent mired in debt decides to take drastic action in order to save his business, by helping Cuba’s most famous baseball player defect to the United States. He soon realizes that he is entirely unprepared for what lies ahead, plunging into a world of traffickers, con-men and criminals. Based on the true stories of players who have risked everything to chase the American dream.

GENRE
Drama | Sport

REPRESENTATION
WME | Hannah Davis, Nick Hoagland, Solco Schuit

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
Charlie and David are childhood friends who grew up together in New Jersey. There, they spent their time making videos instead of writing school reports, and attending separate colleges, they eventually reunited in Los Angeles, where they wrote and dazzled audiences and critics alike with the Spike Lee directed BLACKKKLANSMAN – the Cannes 2018 Grand Prix winner. They appeared on the 2018 Young & Hungry list and are currently hard at work on THACHER ISLAND, a period crime drama, which has been acquired by Fox 2000 with Greg Berlan and Sarah Schechter producing.

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THE TOE by Mallory Westfall
On the night of her 30th birthday, Elizabeth accidentally comes into possession of a very special item…a severed toe. She soon finds herself obsessing over the toe’s owner and, desperate to shake up her own mundane life, must decide whether or not to give in to the darker impulses the toe has stirred within her.

GENRE
Comedy | Thriller

REPRESENTATION
UTA | Anna Berthold, Alyssa Lanz, Charles Ferraro, Grace Royer, Jed Baker Aaron Kogan Management | Aaron Kogan

STATUS
Aaron Kogan producing.

BIOGRAPHY
While attending the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU, Mallory was nominated for Tisch’s Oliver Stone Screenwriting Award for her script, BEGOTTEN. She then took LA by storm and started from the ground up, working on television shows such as PERCEPTION and THE PLAYER, before going on to staff for Syfy’s horror anthology series CHANNEL ZERO. Mallory is currently an Execu ve Story Editor on AMC’s FEAR THE WALKING DEAD and was featured on the 2018 Young & Hungry List.

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ALICE by Krystin Ver Linden
A slave woman runs away from her secluded planta on only to discover a shocking reality that lies beyond the tree line.

GENRE
Drama | Thriller

REPRESENTATION
Verve | David Boxerbaum, Melissa Fried, Nicholas Mohebbi
Hollander Entertainment | Russell Hollander

STATUS
Imperative Entertainment producing
Bradley Thomas, Dan Friedkin producing.

BIOGRAPHY
Having worked closely with Quentin Tarantino for 7 years on projects such as DJANGO UNCHAINED and INGLORIOUS BASTERDS, it’s no wonder Krystin’s work continues to shine. Her script HEATHEN appeared on the 2017 Hit List and propelled her to a position the 2018 Young & Hungry List. Her latest project RIDE centers on groundbreaking astronaut Sally Ride, and is set up with Lionsgate, while ALICE is in development at Imperative Entertainment with Ethan Erwin and Joel Silver producing.

61

SINGLES DAY by Lillian Yu
On a Chinese holiday that celebrates those who are not in relationships by encouraging pampering, shopping and partying, lives intersect across Shanghai. From Americans on a journey of self-discovery to old flames reconnecting, to an elderly woman reminiscing on the good old days, seemingly disconnected people will come together in moving, funny and surprising ways.

GENRE
Romantic | Comedy

REPRESENTATION
UTA | Gregory McKnight, Lily Safran, Lucia Liu, Marissa Devins, Max Michael, Milorad Dragicevic, Susie Fox
Management 360 | Clifford Murray, Daniel Rappaport

STATUS
New Line Cinema | Good Fear Film + Management producing
Chris Bender, Jake Weiner producing.

BIOGRAPHY
Born in China, Lillian moved to the United States in her teens and graduated from Harvard. She worked as a staff writer on POWERLESS and is staffed on the upcoming Cinemax series WARRIOR from producer Justin Lin. In August, New Line Cinema purchased her spec SINGLES DAY, with Chris Bender and Jake Weiner producing for Good Fear Film + Management.

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#AMA: ASK ME ANYTHING by John Wikstrom
A highly publicized AMA (Q&A) Session between a fast-rising publicist and an aging music icon quickly turns into a deadly game of cat and mouse when the event is seized by a hacker who systematically begins revealing dark secrets from both of their pasts, forcing them to publicly confront the horrific events they’ve committed on the largest social media platform n the world.

GENRE
Drama | Thriller

REPRESENTATION
Verve | David Boxerbaum, Kyle Jensen, Nicholas Mohebbi
Good Fear Film + Management / Romark Entertainment | Dash Aiken, Jake Wagner, Rock Shaink, Scott Stoops

STATUS
Romark Entertainment
Rock Shaink producing.

BIOGRAPHY
John made a name for himself writing and directing the viral tear-jerking shorts PLAYER TWO and BUT YOU DIDN’T. He hails from Florida State University where he won a Student Emmy. Now taking LA by storm, John has placed in the Launch Pad Competition three years in a row, while also landing on the 2018 Young & Hungry List.

59

ANALYTICA by Scott Conroy
Based on the true story of Chris Wyle, the young gay visionary who created Cambridge Analytica and eventually blew the whistle on them after they defrauded America’s Presidential election.

GENRE
Biopic | Drama

REPRESENTATION
CAA | Ali Spiesman, Bruce Vinokour, Chris Licata, Elizabeth Newman, Jon Cassir, Rachel Adler
Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment | Josh Goldenberg, Sean Perrone

STATUS
Imagine Entertainment
Brian Grazer, Ron Howard producing.

BIOGRAPHY
Scott wrote the limited series TRUMP: IT HAPPENED HERE, which was optioned in a competitive situation by Tomorrow Studios. He created a 10-episode podcast with Jason Blum and RJ Culter called THE OVAL OFFICE TAPES and previously created and ran the Verizon Go90 series EMBEDS, which was executive produced by Megyn Kelly and Michael De Luca. He appeared on the 2017 Young & Hungry List, and Gil Netter is producing his script TRANSFER OF POWER, while ANALYTICA was acquired by Imagine Entertainment.

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OUR CONDOLENCES by Greg Kalleres
After their friends lose their daughter to a drunk driving accident, a neurotic New York couple find themselves unable to comfort and relate to their pain. But as the pair grapples with their personal inadequacies, their own relationship slowly begins to unravel.

GENRE
Comedy | Drama

REPRESENTATION
Verve | Adam Weinstein, Jenna Block, Kyle Jensen, Melissa Fried, Rich Rogers
Gotham Group | Justin Litman, Lindsay Williams

STATUS
Maven Pictures
Celine Rattray, Trudie Styler

BIOGRAPHY
Greg is a playwright and screenwriter living in Brooklyn. His feature screenplay, OUR CONDOLENCES, is in development at Maven Pictures with Celine Ra ray and Trudie Styler producing and Dan Rush set to direct. He is currently writing an adaptation for Sony and Misher Films called THE DAY DONNY HERBERT WORK UP. Greg has also written commercials for ESPN, Nike, Budweiser, TwItter, Google and more, including a lot of those funny little SportsCenter ads you’ve seen a million times.

52

MEET CUTE by Noga Pnueli
When a woman finds a time machine in a downtown Manhattan nail salon, she uses it to keep traveling back in time 24 hours to make her previous night’s date perfect. Will she ever move on past this perfect night, or will she stay in this moment forever? A GROUNDHOG DAY for the modern day.

GENRE
Comedy | Romance | Sci-Fi

REPRESENTATION
APA | Christina Campagnola, Nate DeRemer, Sean Berard, Sheryl Petersen
Heroes & Villains Entertainment | Chris Coggins

STATUS
Weed Roads Pictures
Akiva Goldsman producing

BIOGRAPHY
Born and raised in Israel, with a BFA in Film and TV from NYU, Noga’s sci-fi comedy script I’M STARTING TO SUSPECT MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER IS AN ALIEN FROM OUTER SPACE was chosen for the 2016 Hit List. The Black List also did a live reading of the script starring Parker Posey and Molly Ringwald. She recently appeared on the 2018 Young & Hungry List and directed a short starring Scott Michael Foster and Shakira Barrera which was shot by Indie Spirit Award-nominated cinematographer Elisha Christian. Her script MEET CUTE has been picked up by Weed Road.

51

FRAT BOY GENIUS by Elissa Karasik
While a student at Stanford University, Evan Spiegel creates the American multinational technology and social media company Snapchat.

GENRE
Biopic | Comedy | Drama

REPRESENTATION
UTA | Amanda Burnett, Anna Flickinger, Jordan Lonner, Julien Thaun
Gotham Group | Max Goldfarb, Stacey Lubliner

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGPRAHY
At Stanford University, Elissa was the Head Writer of the school’s annual musical comedy and was one of ten students selected for the Creative Writing department’s prestigious Levinthal program. After graduating, Elissa went on to work for two Fox dramas as the Showrunner’s Assistant to Hart Hanson on BACKSTROM and Jonathan Collier on BONES. Elissa has continued to utilize her comedy writing chops and appeared on the 2018 Young & Hungry List.

50

THE BEAST by Aaron W. Sala
After a passenger plane goes down in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, a woman finds herself washed ashore and the sole survivor on a mysterious island where she faces her worst fear.

GENRE
Comedy | Drama

REPRESENTATION
Verve | David Boxerbaum, Kyle Jensen, Nicholas Mohebbi
Madhouse Entertainment | Adam Kolbrenner, Kendrick Tan

STATUS
Busted Shark Productions, The H-Collectivve
Nic Crawley, Sherryl Clark producing.

BIOGRAPHY
Aaron is a Northern California native who has been writing and directing since high school. A two-time Launch Pad Finalist, his most recent success THE BEAST landed him a full team of reps and quickly jumpstarted a bidding war earlier this year, with the horror thriller landing with producer Sherryl Clark and The H-Collective and quickly moving through development. He appeared on the 2018 Young & Hungry List and is currently in development on a new feature project set to hit in early 2019.

49

1917 by Krysty Wilson-Cairns & Sam Mendes
Project details are kept under wraps, but story is said to be a drama set during WWI.

GENRE
Drama | Period | War

REPRESENTATION
CAA | Adam Berkowitz, Beth Swofford, Joe Cohen, Jon Cassir, Kevin Cooper, Maha Dakhil, Matt Martin, Olivier Sultan, Tiffany Ward

STATUS
Amblin Partners, Universal Pictures | Neal Street Productions
Pippa Harris, Sam Mendes, Steven Spielberg producing.

BIOGRAPHY
Sam is the Academy Award-winning director of AMERICAN BEAUTY, REVOLUTIONARY ROAD, SKYFALL, SPECTRE and more, currently making his screenwriting debut with the World War I script 1917. Krysty appeared on the Hit List and Black List in 2014 for her script AETHER, before being named to the 2016 Young & Hungry List and being staffed on the Mendes-produced Showtime series PENNY DREADFUL.

48

THE CONFECTION CONNECTION by Surjyakiran Das
Following the disappearance of the book fair money he was entrusted to protect, a lactose intolerant middle school student with an addiction to dairy items must hone his detective skills to investigate the “seedy” under- belly of his school. Think MALTESE FALCON by way of DIARY OF A WIMPY KID.

GENRE
| Comedy | Family

REPRESENTATION
UTA | Anna Berthold, Charles Ferraro
Romark Entertainment | Dash Aiken, Rock Shaink

STATUS
Pacific Electric, Romark Entertainment
Ed Helms, Mike Falbo, Rock Shaink producing.

BIOGRAPHY
Surj is a tri-lingual Bronx born first-generation Asian American writer/director of mixed Indian and Chinese heritage who earned his undergrad from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, and his MFA from USC School of Cinematic Arts. His script THE CONFECTION CONNECTION won Top Comedy in the 2017 Launch Pad Feature Competition and recently a ached Ed Helms to star in and produce. He was a semifinalist at the Sundance Screenwriters Lab / Asian-American Fellowship and winner of the Craft Award for Screenwriting, as well as the First Run Festival for his short THE MORNING AFTER, and appeared on the 2018 Young & Hungry List.

47

EL TONTO by Charlie Day
The farcical journey of a mysterious simpleton who accidentally rises to stardom and fame in Hollywood before crashing back down Earth. Think TROPIC THUNDER meets THE ARTIST.

GENRE
Comedy | Satire

REPRESENATION
WME | Ari Greenburg, Douglas Lucterhand, Sharon Jackson, Tim Curtis
3 Arts Entertainment | Nicholas Frenkel

STATUS
Armory Films, June Pictures, Metalwork Pictures, Wrigley Pictures
Andrew Levitas, Alex Saks, Christopher Lemole, John Rickard, Tim Zajaros producing.

BIOGRAPHY
Best known for his starring role on FX’s long-running comedy series IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA, Charlie also writes for the series and co-created the current FOX series THE COOL KIDS. He has appeared in such films as PACIFIC RIM, FIST FIGHT, HORRIBLE BOSSES, THE LEGO MOVIE and many more. EL TONTO will mark his directorial debut. Despite what his role on IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY might suggest, he is actually married to his co-star Mary Elizabeth Ellis, who plays “The Waitress.”

45

JUST THE FACTS by Kenny Kyle
The true story of AJ Daulerio’s meteoric rise from obscure sports blogger to Editor-in-Chief of Gawker Media during the early days of the digital journalism boom, culminating in the Hulk Hogan sex tape trial, which brought about Gawker’s downfall and set a precedent for billionaires to attack the media and free speech.

GENRE
Biopic | Drama

REPRESENTATION
WME | C.J. Fight, Tanya Cohen
Bellevue Productions | Jeff Portnoy

STATUS
First Look Media
Jason Fisher, Michael Bloom, Pierre Omidyar producing.

BIOGRAPHY
Kenny worked as a Staff Writer on CBS’s HAWAII FIVE-0 and has developed projects with CBS Studios and Sony Pictures Entertainment. His Gawker Media script JUST THE FACTS hit the town hot in February and is in development at First Look Media with Michael Bloom producing.

44

GET HOME SAFE by Christy Hall
A young woman’s Halloween celebration is turned upside-down when harassers don’t take no for an answer and she must flee through the dark streets of New York alone.

GENRE
Drama | Thriller

REPRESENTATION
CAA | Adam Biren, Dana Harris, Hylda Queally, Olivia Blaustein, Sue Carls
LBI Entertainment | Harry Lengsfield

STATUS
Grey Matter Productions
Christy Hall, Eric Heisserer, Lawrence Grey producing.

BIOGRAPHY
One of Variety’s Writers to Watch, Christy’s script DADDIO was featured on the 2017 Hit List and Black List with Daisy Ridley attached to star and Martin Scorsese, Emma Tillinger and Chris Donnelly producing. She recently adapted the book HOLD BACK THE STARS for 21 Laps with Mike Cahill directing and John Boyega attached to star, and she’s currently writing the remake of THELMA for Craig Gillespie and FilmNation. If that wasn’t enough, she was recently named to the 2018 Young & Hungry List. GET HOME SAFE made the 2018 Blood List and has Lawrence Grey and Eric Heisserer attached to produce.

43

SADDAM & ME by Larry Cohen
In 2003, Operation Red Dawn led to the capture of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. SADDAM & ME chronicles the true story of the relationship between Beirut-born FBI Interrogator George Piro and Saddam Hussein, as the United States seeks to find the truth about WMDs in Iraq.

GENRE
Drama | Thriller

REPRENSENTATION
UTA | James Kearney, Milorad Dragicevic
Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment | Michael Wilson

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
Having served as a Producer on Paramount/EPIX series BERLIN STATION and a staff writer on Canal+/Netflix series BORGIA, Larry has shown he’s no stranger to drama. His work stretches beyond television, having written and directed a handful of award-winning shorts along with co-writing the graphic novel, AMERICATOWN. He was recently named to the 2018 Young & Hungry List and is currently developing BURNING DOWN THE HAUS for Apple, based on the book of the same name.

41

STELLAR WIND by Bill Kennedy
A political potboiler chronicling Jim Comey and Robert Mueller’s 2004 fight against Dick Cheney to stop “Stellar Wind,” an illegal surveillance program that decimated Constitutional protections in the name of security and patriotism in the post-9/11 frenzy.

GENRE
Drama | Political | Thriller

REPRESENTATION
WME | C.J. Fight, David Stone, Zach Druker
Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment | Josh Goldenberg

STATUS
26 Keys
Noah Hawley producing.

BIOGRAPHY
Bill began his career as an assistant at MRC and Paramount Advantage, before being named to the 2013 Black List and Hit List for his script THE FIXER. He was a writer and producer on HOUSE OF CARDS, and staffed on NBC’s AMERICAN ODYSSEY. He is currently writing a pilot for Hulu entitled THE CANDIDATES, a limited series he created as a sequel to the 1972 classic Robert Redford film THE CANDIDATE, with Redford starring and Greg Berlanti producing. Noah Hawley is producing his script STELLAR WIND at his company 26 Keys.

40

FORTY MINUTES IN MARCH by Michael Schatz
On March 15, 1963, the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament hosted a game between Mississippi State and Loyola of Chicago. The game is one of the most memorable sporting events in the civil rights movement. It served as a vehicle to challenge racial segregation in athletics and helped to forever change college basketball and advance civil rights in this country.

GENRE
Drama | Sports | True

REPRESENTATION
Verve | David Boxerbaum
Bellevue Productions | Jeff Portnoy

STATUS
John Wells Productions
John Wells producing.

BIOGRAPHY
Michael is no stranger to Year-End lists, as he has been featured on the 2017 Hit List, 2016 Young & Hungry list, 2016 Black List, and 2016 Hit List. He wrote THE WOMAN WITH RED HAIR which has Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter attached to produce along with Lesli Linka Glatter set to direct. Michael is currently developing a TV series with Whistle Sports, while John Wells is signed on to produce FORTY MINUTES IN MARCH.

39

JAWBONE by Allison Lee
Passed over for promotions and chronically single, a Korean woman decides to undergo drastic plastic surgery in order to get ahead in all areas of her life. Her dreams come true, at first, until she gives birth to a daughter who looks nothing like her current beautiful self, causing the vicious cycle to begin again.

GENRE
Drama | Thriller

REPRESENTATION
Gersh | Mark Hartogsohn, Lee Keele
Housefire Management | Jon Hersh

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
Allison received her MFA in Film and TV Production from USC. She received the Media Network for Asian Americans Scholarship as well as an Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences Grant. She appeared on the 2018 Young & Hungry List, and has participated in the Hedgebrook Screenwriters Lab, the Sundance Screenwriters Intensive, the Nickelodeon Writer’s Script Review and the Film Independent Screenwriting Lab.

37

INFINITE by Jacob Chase
When adventurers have gone as far into space as they can or to the deepest depths of the ocean possible, the last frontier remains the exploration of the afterlife, The Infinite.

GENRE
Sci-Fi | Thriller

REPRESENTATION
Paradigm | Gabriel Mena, Valarie Philips
Affirmative Entertainment and Productions | Nicholas Bogner

STATUS
Sony Pictures | Original Film
Neal Moritz, Tania Landau producing.

BIOGRAPHY
Jacob is currently in post as a writer-director on his Amblin feature LARRY, a scant 6 months after selling it as a short. In addition, Chase sold the spec INFINITE to Sony Pictures and Original Films, with Neal H. Moritz and Tania Landau producing. He sold TV pilot, HARMONY, to ABC and Mandeville and is also serving as an EP on two films based on shorts by an emerging director. He is a proud alum of the Sundance Episodic Lab.

35

BAG MAN by Alex Convery
Atticus Archer is college football’s version of a fixer. As he juggles chasing the nation’s top prospect, a mental breakdown from a star quarterback, and his own personal demons, an NCAA agent arrives on campus to threaten everything.

GENRE
Drama | Sports

REPRESENTATION
UTA | Jordan Lonner, Michael Shereksy, Ramses Ishak
Grandview | Faisal Kanaan, Zac Frognowski

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
A Chicago native and USC grad, Alex broke out in 2018 after signing with UTA and Grandview and seeing his first spec BAG MAN catch the town by storm and garner him many new fans on its way to being put together with directors and cast. While the package for that continues to come together he is currently hard at work on a top secret new feature project entitled EXCELSIOR.

35

FRIEND OF THE SHOW by Brian T. Arnold
When a high profile news host is kidnapped by a deranged fan with ties to an extremist group, a young reporter finds herself at the heart of a conspiracy that has it sites set on assassinating the party-unifying candidate in line to become the next President of the United States. Think Michael Clayton meets Gone Girl.

GENRE
| Political | Thriller

REPRESENTATION
Verve | David Boxerbaum, Kyle Jensen, Nicholas Mohebbi
Romark Entertainment | Dash Aiken, Rock Shaink

STATUS
Romark Entertainment
Rock Shaink producing.

BIOGRAPHY
A seasoned improv, news and story creator, Brian’s breakout year came in 2018 when he took top honors in the Launch Pad Feature Competition, made the Young & Hungry List, and saw his political thriller FRIEND OF THE SHOW land him a new team of reps and a home with producers Romark Entertainment. Up next, he is balancing his time between writing & performing to sold out shows at Upright Citizens Brigade, iO West, Second City, the Comedy Central Stage and crafting his new sci-fi drama NOT FADE AWAY for early 2019.

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CRIME AFTER CRIME by an Gurewitch & David Young
Abby hosts a popular true crime podcast about a brash blue collar troublemaker named Daryl, who she believes was wrongfully convicted of murder. But when Daryl breaks out of prison and shows up at her apartment, she goes from podcaster to accomplice as the unlikely pair team up to try to exonerate him before he’s caught.

GENRE
Comedy | Crime

REPRESENTATION
CAA / UTA | Allan Haldeman, Grant Kessman, Max Michael, Rob Coleman, Tim Phillips
Artists First | Brian Steinberg, Evan Cavic

STATUS
Stoller Global Solutions
Awkwafina, Conor Welch, Dave Stassen, Ike Barinholtz, Nick Stoller producing.

BIOGRAPHY
Dan & David have racked up multiple Emmy wins and nominations, as well as writing iconic sketches for Collage Humor. Their feature script HAUNTED HAUNTED HOUSE was optioned by Elijah Woods’ Spectrevision, while CRIME AFTER CRIME has landed at Stoller Global Solutions with Awkwafina and Ike Barinholtz attached to star, with Barinholtz also set to direct.

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29 MOLE STREET by Skylar James
A victim of domestic violence herself, a dedicated social worker enters the peculiar home of an adoptive single father of six to check on a recently placed foster child. However, she soon discovers that the family is keeping a deadly secret as the action crescendos into a demented game of hide-and seek where the stakes are life and death. Based on actual events.

GENRE
Drama | Thriller

REPRESENTATION
Paradigm | Gabriel Mena, Gabrielle Lewis, Matt Snow
Grandview | Merideth Bajana

STATUS
Bazelevs
Timur Bekmambetov producing.

BIOGRAPHY
Skylar is a native New Yorker and published author with projects set up at Sony and Paramount, whose early credits include the screenplay for 2010 Moral Kombat. 29 MOLE STREET was also voted onto the 2018 BLOOD LIST and is in development with Bazelevs.

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DRUDGE by Cody Brotter
Before The Huffington Post and Breitbart News, there was The Drudge Report. This is the story of how oddball internet reporter Matt Drudge broke the Lewinsky Scandal, and nearly took down a presidency, all from a desktop computer in his one-bedroom apartment in Hollywood.

GENRE
Drama | Political

REPRESENTATION
ICM Partners | Cullen Conly, Doug MacLaren, James Robins-Early, J.R. Ringer, Melissa Orton
Brillstein Entertainment | Natalie Covault

STATUS
COTA Films
Ben LeClair producing.

BIOGRAPHY
Cody got his start as a writer on truTV’s COMEDY KNOCKOUT and mtvU’s HIRE LEARNING. After graduating from Boston University’s screenwriting program, he was a Script Reader at Miramax, United Talent Agency, and The Black List. Among several other film projects in the works, he is currently writing a screenplay with Mike Judge.

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RED SALVADOR by Ariel Heller
Set against the austere backdrop of pig-hunting in modern day Hawaii, an unlikely bond is formed when an orphaned wild piglet takes shelter in the back yard of a grieving couple, leading to a series of emotional journeys and consequences for man and pig alike.

GENRE
Drama

REPRESENTATION
Paradigm | Ethan Neale, Gabriel Mena, Mark Ross
Mosaic | John Tynan

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
Ariel graduated with a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Southern California. Most recently, he directed James Franco in THE MAD WHALE. MAMMOTH is Ariel’s student thesis film at USC and was a winner in the 44th Annual Student Academy Awards.

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COBWEB by Chris Thomas Devlin
Peter has always been told the voice he hears at night is only in his head, but when he suspects his parents have been lying, he conspires to free the girl within the walls of his house.

GENRE
Horror | Thriller

REPRESENTATON
UTA | Charles Ferraro, Jenny Maryasis
Bellevue Productions | Jeff Portnoy, John Zaozirny

STATUS
Lionsgate | Point Grey Pictures, Vertigo Entertainment
Andrew Childs, Evan Goldberg, Jon Berg, Roy Lee, Seth Rogen producing.

BIOGRAPHY
After graduating college, Chris moved from Philadelphia to Los Angeles and got his start in the film industry as a producer’s assistant before his debut script THE WRETCHED EMILY DERRINGER placed on the 2015 Hit List and Black List and was featured on the 2016 Young & Hungry list. His latest spec, COBWEB, just topped the 2018 Blood List and sold to Lionsgate with Vertigo producing. He now splits his time between LA and New York.

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HAPPY ANNIVERSARY by Holly Brix
A happily married couple’s anniversary celebration goes awry when they find themselves victims of a sinister home invasion.

GENRE
Comedy | Thriller

REPRESENTATION
Verve | Bill Weinstein, David Boxerbaum, Matthew B. Doyle, Melissa Darmand, Sara Nestor

STATUS
Paramount | Platinum Dunes
Andrew Form, Brad Fuller, Michael Bay producing.

BIOGRAPHY
Prior to her television career, Holly wrote the horror project FROZEN for Overbrook Entertainment. She was most recently a Co-Producer on SIREN at Freeform and spent the previous three years staffed on THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, where she perfected her skills as a television writer, making the 2018 Blood List for her pilot THE WAKE. Holly is currently rewriting GASP at Paramount and just sold her spec HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to Paramount with Platinum Dunes producing.

25

YOUR BOY by Matt Whitaker
Home for the summer on Long Island, an African American student comes out to his oldest and closest friend. Soon thereafter, an exclusive internship sweeps him into the world of being young and out in New York City and into a new life that will challenge his friendship and the life he once knew.

GENRE
Comedy | Drama

REPRESENTATION
UTA | Alex Rincon, Allan Haldeman, Jonathan Levy

STATUS
Marc Platt Productions
Marc Platt prducing.

BIOGRAPHY
Matt made his mark writing on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore and The Late Late Show with James Corden and is now pursuing staffing opportunities while cooking up new TV formats. His spec YOUR BOY is set up at Marc Platt Productions with Jamie Travis directing.

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13 YEARS LATER by Erica Schrieber
A former assassin, turned reformed housewife and mother, faces off against the revenge-driven millennial sociopath she accidentally left alive after she wiped out the rest of her family.

GENRE
| Drama | Thriller

REPRESENTATION
WME | Hannah Davis, Lauren Szurgot, Solco Schuit
Untitled Entertainment | Jennifer Au

STATUS
Josephson Entertainment producing.
Barry Josephson producer.

BIOGRAPHY
After attending the highly competitive NYU Tisch’s Dramatic Writing Program, Erica worked as an assistant on MONK, NIKITA, SINGLE LADIES and the Fox film THE WOLVERINE. She continued to impress with her original female action feature ARIEL, which was optioned to an independent production company, and she was featured on the 2017 Hit List for AND HELL FOLLOWED, a modern day female lead updating of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse tale. Crackle’s IN THE CLOUD and Hasbro’s MICRONAUTS are among her credits, but this year, Erica dropped her action drama, 13 YEARS LATER, which is set up at Josephson Entertainment.

24

WENDI by Amy Wang
When an ambitious girl from the slums of China manipulates her way into marriage with a media tycoon, she becomes one of the most powerful women in the Western world. This is the story of Wendi Deng, second wife of Rupert Murdoch.

GENRE
Biopic | Drama

REPRESENTATION
Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment | Cassie Duffy, Lindsay Perraud

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
Amy is a Chinese-Australian writer/director who moved to LA to complete her MFA as a Directing Fellow at AFI. She was a participant in the Ryan Murphy Half Program where she shadowed on AMERICAN HORROR STORY, won the Gold Young Director Award at Cannes Lions earlier this year, and is one of the winners of the Viacom ViewFinder Emerging Directors program.

23

BAR CRAWL by Jordan Gershowitz
Pitched as GIRLS TRIP meets OLD SCHOOL, after the death of their friend, a trio of former college friends now in their 30s reunite to complete the crazy bar crawl and scavenger hunt she had always wanted to do.

GENRE
Comedy

REPRESENTATON
Abrams Artists Agency | Brad Rosenfeld, Manal Hammad

STATUS
Pigasus Pictures
John Armstrong, Jordan Gershowitz, Ryan Sage, Zachary Spicer producing.

BIOGRAPHY
Jordan is a seasoned television writer whose recent credits include Nickelodeon’s WELCOME TO THE WAYNE, Disney’s GIGANTOSAURUS, and Warner Bros’ BUNNICULA. His spec BAR CRAWL placed in the 2017 Launch Pad Feature Competition and sold to Pigasus Pictures. He has also produced feature films including TEMPS, TOTAL FRAT MOVIE, and THE GOOD CATHOLIC. On top of all this, Jordan is an award-winning musician and was nominated for the 2009 MTV VMA for Best Breakout Artist as a member of the pop-rock band Rushmore.

22

BLUR by Jacob Colman
When new technology allows people to have realistic sex in virtual reality, a man begins to suspect that the avatar he’s been digitally hooking up with behind his girlfriend’s back might belong to his best friend’s girlfriend. Secrets and lies come to the surface, jeopardizing both relationships in the process.

GENRE
Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

REPRESENTATION
Echo Lake Entertainment | Adam Riback

STATUS
Burn Later Productions, Echo Lake Entertainment
David Bernon, Diego Boneta, Paul Bernon, Sam Slater producing.

BIOGRAPHY
Jacob’s hot spec Blur is being produced by Burn Later Productions and Echo Lake Entertainment, while landing Saman Kersh as a director and setting Diego Boneta to star.

22

CODE NAME: DAD by Jason Mittleman & Jeremy Mittleman
A teenage pro-gamer must take her skills from the screen to the real world after her boyfriend is mistakenly kidnapped by the Mexican Cartel. Luckily for her, she finds support in her boring, hotel-rating Dad who is really America’s most infamous secret agent.

GENRE
| Comedy

REPRESENTATION
CAA / UTA | Jordan Lonner, Steve Jo Eads

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
Jason and Jeremy met when Jason was three years old and Jeremy was born. Jason has worked as a writer on MTV’s RIDICULOUSNESS and is currently the Script Coordinator on Netflix’s ATYPICAL. Jeremy has worked on such films as SAN ANDREAS, RAMPAGE and SKYSCRAPER and is currently a producer on the YouTube Originals series RYAN HANSEN SOLVES CRIMES ON TELEVISION. The brothers both graduated from the University of Southern California after growing up in Palos Verdes, California.

21

CHRISTMAS DON’T BE LATE by Chris Hazzard & Mike Fontana
Preparing for the holidays is hard. Unfortunately for the disorganized Harper family, this year it will be even harder, as they’ve been cursed to repeat Christmas Eve over and over again until they can create the perfect Christmas they’ve never had. A family friendly GROUNDHOG DAY for the holiday crowd.

GENRE
| Comedy | Holiday

REPRESENTATION
CAA | Adam Birren, Jelani Johnson, Trevor Astbury

STATUS
Madhouse Entertainment | Ryan Cunningham
Madhouse Entertainment, Rooster Teeth

BIOGRAPHY
Chris & Michael are a comedy writing team, hailing from the East Coast and based in Los Angeles. They are currently writing the remake of the 1980s Bruce Willis comedy BLIND DATE for SONY PICTURES and an original feature SEVEN MINUTES IN HEAVEN for STUDIO 8. CHRISTMAS DON’T BE LATE is currently in development at ROOSTER TEETH. Chris & Mike are set to make their directorial debut in 2019 with their feature script DRUNK BUS, which will star Abigail Breslin.

21

THE FRENCH QUARTER WILL NOT BE SPARED by Anthony Jaswinski
On the night of Hurricane Katrina, a desperate family, trapped in their home, comes under siege by vampires.

GENRE
| Supernatural | Thriller

REPRESENTATION
Paradigm | Andy Patman, Gabriel Mena, Valarie Phillips
Circle of Confusion | Ashley Berns, Lawrence Mattis

STATUS
Lionsgate | Khalabo Ink Society, The Picture Company
Andrew Rona, Alex Heineman, Kenya Barris producing.

BIOGRAPHY
Tony wrote THE SHALLOWS starring Blake Lively and the upcoming MARY starring Gary Oldman. The French Quarter Will Not Be Spared will be a co-production between Kenya Barris’ Khalabo Ink Society, along with The Picture Company partners Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman.

21

THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF CHARLES ABERNATHY by Chris LaMont & Joe Russo
On the eve of his 75th birthday, billionaire Charles Abernathy invites his four estranged children back home out of fear that tonight someone – or something – is coming to kill him. To ensure his family will help protect him from whatever’s coming, Abernathy puts each of their inheritances on the line.

GENRE
Horror | Thriller

REPRESENTATION
Gersh | Greg Pedicin
Fictional Entity | Chris Deckard

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
Lamont & Russo landed spots on the 2016 Hit List, Young & Hungry List and Blood List with their spec SOUL MATES, and followed that up with a return to the Blood List in both 2017 with their project THE RED PILL and this year with the above mentioned: TLWATOCA.

20

HAGS by Haley Z. Boston
A small town in the Pacific Northwest gets turned upside down when a missing girl returns home, preaching about the coming of the apocalypse. A wry look at the horror of American teenage existence.

GENRE
Horror | Supernatural | Thriller

REPRESENTATION
Verve | Matthew Doyle, Sara Nestor
Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment | Cassie Duffy

STATUS
Free Association
Channing Tatum, Peter Kiernan, Reid Carolin producing.

BIOGRAPHY
Haley is a writer of raw and unnerving short stories and horror narratives, reminiscent of an LGBT, feminist Bret Easton Ellis. Her twisted short story THIS IS NOT FOR YOU was published by Sick Lit magazine earlier this year. She has the ability to turn any normal daily occurrence into a horror story. She is a big fan of fake gore, but is afraid of real needles and will avoid them at all costs.

20

TO THE EXTREME by Chris Goodwin & Phillip Van
From a high school dropout selling used cars in Dallas, to having the first hip hop single to top the Billboard charts, a young Robbie Van Winkle struggles with stardom, extortion attempts, and selling out as he makes music history and transforms into the one and only – Vanilla Ice.

GENRE
Biopic | Drama | Music

REPRESENTATION
Verve | Bryan Besser, David Boxerbaum, Parker Davis
Industry Entertainment | Stephen Crawford

STATUS
Endeavor Content, No Trace Camping, Ramona Films
Dave Franco, David Gross, James Franco, Jeff Arkuss, Jesse Shapira producing.

BIOGRAPHY
Chris and Phil make up two halves of the writing team that has hit the ground running with the drama TO THE EXTREME, a biopic of Vanilla Ice, which is being produced by Endeavor Content, No Trace Camping and Ramona Films, and is set to star Dave Franco. The duo were featured on the 2018 Young & Hungry list and are currently hard at work on their next feature set to hit the market in 2019.

20

THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA VS. BILL GATES by Justin Kremer
An inexperienced and idealistic 20-something finds himself at the center of the largest anti-trust suit in modern American history when his idol, billionaire behemoth Bill Gates, wages war against his young internet company.

GENRE
Biopic | Drama

REPRESENTATION
Verve | Parker Davis, Sara Nestor
Madhouse Entertainment | Adam Kolbrenner, Kendrick Tan

STATUS
Emilio Mauro producing.

BIOGRAPHY
A recent transplant from NYC to LA, Justin’s feature script BURY THE LEAD was featured on The Black List and has Anthony Hemingway (UNDERGROUND, AMERICAN CRIME STORY) set to direct. He was recently featured on the 2018 Young & Hungry list and just completed THE ANIMAL, a feature script being produced by Chay Carter (ARGO, THE TOWN) based on the life of Joseph “The Animal” Barboza and the innocent man he sent to prison.

19

THE SECOND LIFE OF BEN HASKINS by Matt Kic & Mike Sorce
Nineteen years after his death, a man’s consciousness is revived in the body of a recent suicide victim, and he sets off on a journey through an unfamiliar world to find the wife he left behind.

GENRE
Drama | Sci-Fi | Romance

REPRESENTATION
Abrams Artists Agency | Paul Weitzman
Magnolia Entertainment | Ari Zudkewich, Jared Ceizler

STATUS
Chernin Entertainment
Peter Chernin producing.

BIOGRAPHY
Hailing from Arizona and Texas, Matthew and Mike forged their writing partnership as fellow assistants in the fiery depths of a talent agency. They recently placed as semifinalists in the Academy Nicholl Fellowship as well as in the Austin Film Festival, Bitch List, BlueCat Screenplay Competition, Search for New Blood, and Script Pipeline Writing Competition. Together they have worked on a number of shows, including JACK RYAN, UNDONE, DREW, RISE, and SKINNY DIP.

19

SHARON by Ryan Jaffe
Set in the late 70s and early 80s, SHARON tells the story of Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne before they were married.

GENRE
Biopic | Drama

REPRESENTATION
Paradigm | Mark Ross
Lee Stobby Entertainment | Lee Stobby

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
Ryan is a writer, producer, and director who can do it all, with experience ranging across both features and television. On top of penning Fox Atomic’s THE ROCKER which starred Rainn Wilson, Emma Stone, and Bradly Cooper, he wrote, directed, and produced THIS IS HAPPENING starring Cloris Leachman. As for TV, He’s sold half-hour comedies to ABC, TBS, Warner Bros just to name a few. Ryan is currently writing a half-hour comedy AMERICAN DREAM for Youtube Premium.

18

(PLEASE) MATERNITY LEAVE by Ari Berkowitz & Ava Tramer
Romantic break-ups can be hard. But friend break-ups are basically impossible. This is the epic (and deeply misguided) tale of two girls who, at wits end, decide there is only one way to get out of their toxic friendship with their insufferable “BFF”… they have to get her pregnant.

GENRE
Comedy

REPRESENTATION
APA / CAA | Adam Perry, Darian Lanzetta, Jacquie Katz, Kyle Loftus, Malcolm Hamilton
Artists First | Casey Neumeier, Maggie Haskins
Artists First

BIOGRAPHY
Ari was most recently a consulting producer on YouTube Premium’s RYAN HANSEN SOLVES CRIMES ON TELEVISION. Last year, she developed the pilot VALLEY GIRLS at ABC, and she has also written on IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA. Ava just completed showrunning a digital scripted series for the AIR JORDAN brand. Previously, she was a story editor on ATYPICAL, was staffed on ANGIE TRIBECA, and set up MY FRIEND 50 with Fox. They were most recently featured on the 2018 Young & Hungry list.

18

PALM SPRINGS by Andy Siara
When carefree Nyles and reluctant maid of honor Sarah have a chance encounter at a Palm Springs wedding, things get complicated the next morning when they find themselves unable to escape the venue, themselves, or each other.

GENRE
Comedy | Sci-Fi

REPRESENATION
UTA | Anna Flickinger, Carolyn Sivitz, Houston Costa , Jed Baker
LBI Entertainment | Sam Warren

STATUS
Limelight, Party Over Here
Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, Dylan Sellers, Jorma Taccone producing.

BIOGRAPHY
From graduating from AFI to traveling the country with indie rock band THE HENRY CLAY PEOPLE, Andy’s experiences continue to shape his work. Aside from writing various shorts like GRILL DOG and ANXIETY, Andy has served as creative consultant on STUFF YOU SHOULD KNOW. He is currently a Staff Writer on LODGE 49 for AMC.

17

CRONES by Axelle Carolyn
Judith, the latest arrival at the Sunset Manor Nursing Home, fears for her sanity and for her life when she uncovers a dark force preying on the elderly.

GENRE
Horror | Supernatural | Thriller

REPRESENTATION
APA | Malcolm Hamilton, Mike Goldberg, Nathan DeRemer, Sheryl Petersen
Brillstein Entertainment Partners | Kailey Marsh

STATUS
Storm King Productions
Sandy King Carpenter producing.

BIOGRAPHY
Hailing from Belgium and a master of horror, Axelle is a writer, director, producer, and author. Her horror anthology TALE OF HALLOWEEN on Netflix earned her a 2017 Saturn Award and her first feature SOULMATE toured festivals around the world. She most recently served as a staff writer on THE CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA for Netflix/Berlanti.

17

TREMBLE by Larry Lasky
A young woman grieving the death of her father, along with several other strangers, must survive the Cascade Mountains in the aftermath of a catastrophic natural disaster…only to realize that their greatest threat isn’t nature itself, but someone within their group. Inspired by the true violent history of the famed Cascade Mountain Range.

GENRE
| Drama | Thriller

REPRESENTATION
Writ Large | Bash Naran

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
Born in Libertyville, Illinois, Larry moved to California at a young age. He carries many titles such as screenwriter, special needs educator, and box office columnist for Roadmap Writers. After breaking out on the 2014 Young & Hungry List, Larry has made a voice for himself. He’s since followed up with appearances on both the 2014 and 2016 Hit List. His most recent spec, TREMBLE, is inspired by the six years he and his family resided in Oregon before moving to Southern California.

17

THE WORST GUY OF ALL TIME (AND THE GIRL WHO CAME TO KILL HIM) by Michael Waldron
Barret is a social media influencer, the worst guy ever, and the eventual President of the United States. Dixie is a badass freedom fighter, sent back from 2076 to kill him before he takes over the world and ruins the future. They fucking hate each other. Then they accidentally fall in love.

GENRE
| Comedy | Sci-Fi

REPRESENTATION
CAA | Matt Martin, Pete Stein, Praveen Pandian
LBI Entertainment | Chris Donnelly, Harry Lengsfield

STATUS
Stampede Ventures
Greg Silverman producing.

BIOGRAPHY
Michael’s career began under Dan Harmon and Dino Stamatopoulos at Starburns Industries, where he worked on season 5 of COMMUNITY. This year, he served as the creator and showrunner for Starz’s series HEELS and was featured on the 2018 Young & Hungry list. He is currently writing a LEGO sequel for Dan Lin and Warner Bros, working with Steven Soderbergh on an adaptation of JACK FALCON for Paramount TV, producing BUBBLES at Netflix for Taika Waititi, and writing for the upcoming season of RICK & MORTY.

16

ASHES by Bobak Esfarjani
During an enormous wildfire, a fireman wrecked with guilt after the death of a colleague, searches for evacuees who have failed to leave their homes. But when he stumbles upon an isolated cabin, he makes a horrifying discovery — a young woman is being held captive inside – and he must now fight to get them both out of there alive before it’s too late.

Genre
Horror | Thriller

REPRESENTATION
APA | Nate DeRemer, Sean Berard
Rosa Entertainment | Sidney Sherman

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
Originally hailing from Washington D.C., where he was a professional sports journalist, Bobak’s transition from sports to scripts has seen him land on the Young & Hungry List, the semi-finalist spot in the Nicholl Fellowship, the writers room on HELIX, and most recently as the executive story editor chair on NBC’s MANIFEST.

16

THE DEFENDER by E. Nicholas Mariani
At the height of Jim Crow, a courageous black attorney with the audacious name of Scipio Africanus Jones risks his life and career to defend eighty-seven men wrongfully accused of murder, taking the case all the way to the United States Supreme Court and achieving a stunning victory that will change American history forever. Based on a true story.

GENRE
Drama | Thriller

REPRESENTATION
Verve | Chase Northington, Parker Davis
Writ Large | Britton Rizzio

STATUS
21 Laps
Shawn Levy producing.

BIOGRAPHY
From Salt Lake City and a lover of hiking, cycling and delicious Italian food, Nicholas’ work stretches far and wide. Starting back in 2010, he landed on the Black List with his spec DESPERATE HOURS and followed it up in 2011 with THE FLIGHT OF THE NEZ PERCE being included on the list again. He was featured on the Young & Hungry List that same year. He’s since gone on to write PLOESTI for Alcon, PAUL REVERE for Disney, and NOT WITHOUT HOPE which was written as a starring vehicle for the one and only Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

15

ASH by Jonni Remmler
A contained psychological thriller following a woman who wakes up on a distant planet, finding that the crew of her space station is dead and that she is being hunted by the killer. When a mysterious stranger shows up with a plan for escape, she has to decide whether or not to trust him, even though she cannot even trust her own fractured memories.

GENRE
Sci-Fi | Thriller

REPRESENTATION
Echo Lake Entertainment | Adam Riback, Dave Brown, James Engle

STATUS
Echo Lake Entertainment, Gunpowder & Sky
Floris Bauer, Van Toffler

BIOGRAPHY
Jonni is German-Brazilian screenwriter who has seen every inch of the globe. Born in Switzerland and raised in Spain, he moved to London to get his degree in Film & Television Production. Since then, he’s worked in advertising and the broadcast department for the London Olympics. He’s recently found himself in New York where he received his MFA in writing from Tisch School of Arts. Since finishing ASH, Jonni is working on several projects for both film and TV.

15

THE FASTEST GAME by Katie Werner & Zach Werner
Miami, 1975. The story follows Ronnie Weiss, a law school graduate primed to start his life, who’s suddenly saddled with his late-father’s enormous gambling debt and thrust into a world he’s desperately tried to avoid. To climb out of the hole and escape a notorious bookie, he and his childhood friend devise a betting system that exploits the glamorous, high-stakes sport of Jai Alai, making millions of dollars and enemies along the way.

GENRE
Crime | Drama | Thriller

REPRESENTATION
ICM Partners | Bryan Diperstein
Madhouse Entertainment | Ryan Cunningham

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
THE FASTEST GAME is the second collaboration for siblings Katie & Zach. They also co-wrote and the independent feature THE RUNNER. Individually, Katie is a former development executive turned writer. Her feature CARNADA was on the Black List and is currently being produced by Star Thrower; she’s also writing a new original thriller for Star Thrower as well. Zach is a prolific non-fiction producer and writer.

14

JUNIPER’S POINT by Amber Alexander
When a local man is found dead in a small rural town, a female sheriff’s deputy, who knew the victim, begins to suspect foul play. As she delves deeper into the investigation she uncovers a dark disturbing secret that will change her and the community forever.

GENRE
Drama | Thriller

REPRESENTATION
Bellevue Productions | Jeff Portnoy

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
A graduate of UCLA’s professional program in screenwriting, Amber saw her pilot BAD WITCHES land on the Blood List in 2017, and was recently tapped to participate in The Black List’s annual Feature Writer’s Lab to develop her project JUNIPER’S POINT. Up next she will adapt Christopher Golden’s best-selling novel SNOWBLIND for Zoic Studios.

14

UNDER THE BED by Brian Duffield
An Amblin style horror film about a young woman trying to connect with her boyfriend’s children while struggling to deal with a monster from under their bed.

GENRE
Family | Horror | Supernatural

REPRESENTATION
Gersh | Bayard Maybank, Bob Hohman
Circle of Confusion | Zach Cox

STATUS
Circle of Confusion, Jurassic Party Productions
Brian Duffield producing.

BIOGRAPHY
Brian is quite the powerhouse writer you’d expect to see on every list. By this point, you should be quite familiar with his work as he’s landed onto the Hit List seven times, Black List three times, Blood List once, and was featured on the Young & Hungry way back in 2011. Since then, he’s written films such as INSURGENT, JANE GOT A GUN and THE BABYSITTER.

13

EYES UP HERE by Fred Seton
Five years after a social media meltdown, the controversial superhero known as Miss Sad is middle-aged, unapologetic, and occasionally sober. On the eve of a star-studded gala to commemorate The Battle of Las Vegas, she becomes the subject of a student documentary that will either humanize her or expose her as a hateful bigot once and for all.

GENRE
Comedy | Superhero

REPRESENTATION
Verve | Adam Kolbrenner, Parker Davis
Madhouse Entertainment | Adam Kolbrenner

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
This isn’t Fred’s first recognition by the Hit List, finding himself featured in 2014 with the -Comedy KID LEVIATHAN, and 2015 with TOMORROW ON THE RUNWAY, which also made the 2015 Black List. Fred’s first sale was The Black List script PIERRE PIERRE, which was quickly followed by spec sales for O’GUNN and MONGOOSE. He is currently hard at work on his next project hitting the market in 2019.

13

FANTASY CAMP by Sidney Karger
A failed junior high drama teacher attends a musical theater summer camp for adults, learning about dreams, adulthood, love and life.

GENRE
Comedy | Music

REPRESENTATION
Verve | Jenna Block, Melissa Darman, Pamela Goldstein
Madhouse Entertainment | Adam Kolbrenner

STATUS
STX Entertainment | Madhouse Entertainment, Stampede Ventures
Adam Kolbrenner, Greg Silverman, Robyn Meisinger producing.

BIOGRAPHY
As a writer/director, Sid has created live action on-air promos and short form content for Comedy Central, MTV, IFC, FX, Nickelodeon and TV Land. Sid trained in improv and sketch comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York and The Annoyance Theater in Chicago. Sid’s screenplay PAPER AIRPLANE was on the 2010 Black List and Hit List, and her most recent feature FANTASY CAMP is currently set up at STX Films with Stampede and Madhouse Entertainment producing and Kristen Bell attached to star.

13

THE GENTLE PATH by Kevin Oeser
When a disgraced Kevin Spacey enters a sex addiction rehab resort in a cynical ploy to remake his image, he thinks his life couldn’t get worse. Until he meets his roommate, Harvey Weinstein, whose motivations are far from pure.

GENRE
Comedy | Drama

REPRESENATION
WME | Michael Fera
3 Arts Entertainment | Ari Lubet

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
Kevin is an award-winning writer, director, editor and playwright who has seen his work in festivals worldwide, beginning with his USC thesis film A CUT ABOVE. His feature script TERRIBLE PARENTS was produced in audio form by the Black List Table Reads podcast. Not to be tied exclusively to film, he also wrote and directed the play THE MILFORD PROJECT, which was named Best of the Hollywood Fringe Fest. Kevin was also named on the 2015 Young and Hungry list and performs improv regularly at UCB in LA.

12

DUST by Danny Merritt & Jessica Cyrell
A group of hobos and vagabonds traverse the heartland of America living the life of the restless wanderer, when they are suddenly caught up in a conspiracy with life or death stakes.

GENRE
Drama | Thriller

REPRESENTATION
Luber Roklin Entertainment | Randy Kiyan

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
Jessica & Danny are currently adapting WITNESS TO WAR, a graphic novel, into a feature for Jovian Lee and Caliber Comics. The pair have also impressed separately, with Danny’s play, RIDING THE NIGHT premiering at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and his musical CON ELLA SI is being workshopped in Medellin, Colombia. Jessica was most recently the Senior Editor of the award-winning CREATIV Magazine. They were recently named to the 2018 Young & Hungry List.

12

THE MENU by Seth Reiss & Will Tracy
A young couple visits an exclusive destination restaurant on a remote island in the Pacific Northwest, where the acclaimed chef has prepared a lavish tasting menu experience-along with some shocking revelations.

REPRESENTATION
UTA / WME | C.J Fight, Mackenzie Roussos, Simon Faber
Brillstein Entertainment Partners | Tim Sarkes

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
Seth is a writer and actor known for CHEAP SEATS: WITHOUT RON PARLER, UCB COMEDY ORIGINALS and LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS, which has earned him multiple Primetime Emmy Awards and Writers Guild Award nominations. Seth was previously the head writer at The Onion and worked on the TV series COMEDY BANG! BANG!

11

GUTTENBERG by Kenny Neibart
It’s 1992 and Steve Guttenberg is on the verge of a career breakthrough when he is accused of stealing $2 million from a famous director. As Steve tries to clear his good name, he uncovers a conspiracy to keep him from Hollywood’s most sought-after roles. This is a True Story.

GENRE
Comedy

REPRESENTATION
UTA | Allan Haldeman, Ben Jacobson, Max Michael, Scott Perraud
Brillstein Entertainment Partners | George Heller

STATUS
Steve Guttenberg producing.

BIOGRAPHY
Kenny is the co-host of the podcast PODCAST LIKE IT’S 1999, which he hosts with Phillip Iscove (co-creator of FOX’s SLEEPY HOLLOW), where they cover the over 250 exciting, funny and influential movies produced in 1999. In addition to writing on HINDSIGHT and THE HUSTLE, Kevin is most known for his work on HBO’s popular series ENTOURAGE. His most recent project GUTTENBERG, a true story about Steve Guttenberg, is being produced by the titular character himself.

11

NAKED IS THE BEST DISGUISE by Graham Moore
Set in a world in which people can have the memories of others implanted, a “mem dealer” who dabbles in her own merchandise, finds herself framed for murder when one of her clients turns up dead. On the run from authorities, she must not only find out the truth about what really happened but also about who she really is.

GENRE
Sci-Fi
Thriller

REPRESENTATION
CAA | Brian Siberell, Frank Jung, Trevor Astbury

STATUS
Studio 8 | Scoop Productions
Graham Moore, Scoop Wasserstein producing.

BIOGRAPHY
Chicago-born Graham Moore is known for his 2010 novel THE SHERLOCKIAN, as well as his historical drama script THE IMITATION GAME, which topped the Hit List and Black List, and went on to win an Academy Award. Moore also made the 2016 Hit List and Black List for the adapted the screenplay THE LAST DAYS OF NIGHT to be directed by Oscar-nominated director Morten Tyldum. He will direct his sci-fi thriller NAKED IS THE BEST DISGUISE for Studio 8 with Scoop Wasserstein producing.

11

PAST MIDNIGHT by T.J. Fixman
Serving a 65 year prison sentence for vigilantism, a former superhero is released early to help the police fight his arch-nemesis who has seemingly returned from the dead.

GENRE
| Superhero | Thriller

REPRESENATION
WME | Simon Faber, Zach Druker
Grandview | Jeffrey Silver

STATUS
Netflix | AGBO
Anthony Russo, Joe Russo producing.

BIOGRAPHY
TJ began his career as a videogame writer at Insomniac, where he wrote and developed RATCHET AND CLANK and RESISTANCE: FALL OF MAN. He has had a swift rise in film and television, selling ONE NIGHT ON THE HUDSON to Universal and writing THE RUBBER GUNS for Scott Free at CBS. He also sold his spec script MEN WHO KILL at Fox, with Greg Berlanti/Sarah Schechter producing, and Michael B. Jordan attached to produce and star. He also made the 2011 Hit List with ONE NIGHT ON THE HUDSON, and his current project PAST MIDNIGHT was snatched up by Netflix with Joe and Anthony Russo’s company AGBO producing.

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THE 29TH ACCIDENT by Alanna Brown
Following the tragic and unexpected death of his wife on their wedding day, a young man finds himself devastated and unable to move on with his life. But when he discovers his beloved wife alive and well beside him on their four-year anniversary, he must come to grips with which reality he is in fact living.

GENRE
Drama | Romance | Sci-Fi

REPRESENTATION
UTA | Anna Berthold, Charles Ferraro
Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment | Aaron Kaplan, Hannah Ozer

STATUS
Berlanti Productions
Greg Berlanti producing.

Alanna is a writer/director devoted to the inclusion of marginalized voices in TV and film.. TREES OF PEACE, her debut feature script, was a Finalist in the Tracking Board Launch Pad Features Competition, and her new feature THE 29TH ACCIDENT currently has producer Greg Berlanti and his Berlanti Productions on board to produce. Alanna was recently featured on the 2018 Young & Hungry List.

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BLUE EYED DAY by Bianca Sams
A historical fairytale based on a real event. She was a superstar of Jazz with no clue her star was about to Supernova. He was an up and coming artist with no idea his big break was just around the corner. But, on one fall night in Chicago, 1939 – the stars aligned and their paths crossed.

GENRE
Drama | Fantasy | Music

REPRESENTATION
Abrams Artists Agency | Brad Rosenfeld, Manal Hammad, Paul Weitzman
Echo Lake Entertainment | Chelsea Benson, Dave Brown, James Engle

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
Bianca is a talented African-American playwright and received her BFA from New York University’s Tisch School, where she earned the distinction of being Tisch’s first ever Triple Major (Acting, Dramatic Writing, Africana Studies). She is a recent graduate of the Warner Bros. Writers’ Workshop and has been staffed on INCARNATE for The CW, TRAINING DAY for CBS, and THE ORIGINALS for The CW. Her pilot BLACK THORN was featured on the 2017 WriteHer List and she is currently a Story Editor on TITANS for DC Universe/WBTV.

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DARK by Nelson Greaves
An underwater oil extraction crew has to fight for their lives when they are attacked by a massive creature hiding in the depths of the ocean. Think ALIEN meets JAWS on the ocean floor.

GENRE
Horror | Thriller

REPRESENTATION
WME | David Stone, Hannah Davis, Matt Solo, Philip D’Amecourt
Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment | Josh Goldenberg

STATUS
Platinum Dunes
Andrew Form, Brad Fuller, Michael Bay producing.

BIOGRAPHY
Nelson is a Harvard graduate who first worked for director Timor Bekmambetov before pursuing a writing career. He excelled quickly, creating the hit horror franchise UNFRIENDED for Universal/Blumhouse and finding himself featured on the 2015 Young & Hungry List. With co-writer Sam Chalsen, he wrote the pilot POTUS MAXIMUS for Fox and the features SPYHUNTER for WB and INSPECTOR GADGET for Disney. He was also staffed on SLEEPY HOLLOW, 24, and DECEPTION. DARK is his first solo feature spec, and is being produced by Platinum Dunes.

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MYA ISAIAH’S WIFE by Leah McKendrick
The devoted wife of a Broadway star faces a crippling loss of self after his sudden death. When his autobiographical one-man musical faces closure, she sets out to fulfill his lifelong dream by performing the one-man show herself.

GENRE
Drama | Music

REPRESENTATION
Abrams Artists Agency | Ryan Levee
Aptitude Entertainment | David Clark

STATUS
Aptitude Entertainent
David Clark producing.

BIOGRAPHY
Leah wrote, produced and co-starred in the revenge-thriller M.F.A., which sold to Amazon Studios in a bidding-war. Leah is widely known for creating the critically acclaimed musical web series, DESTROY THE ALPHA GAMMAS for which she became a Webby Award Honoree and a Streamy Award Nominee. As an actress, Leah s recently landed supporting roles in the thriller MISCONDUCT alongside Al Pacino and Anthony Hopkins and comedy BAD MOMS with Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Christina Applegate.

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THE BROODMARE by Michael Voyer
A man goes with his fiancée to right his wrongs at his ex-girlfriend’s horse ranch, only to find sinister happenings.

GENRE
Supernatural | Horror

REPRESENTATION
Verve | Parker Davis
Good Fear Film + Management | Scott Stoops

STATUS
Dark Castle Entertainment, XYZ Films
Alex Mace, Aram Tertzakian, Joel Silver, Nate Bolotin, Nick Spicer, Robert Jones producing.

BIOGRAPHY
Michael is an actor and writer whose acting credits include ALL MY CHILDREN, MITCHELLVILLE and LAW & ORDER: SVU. His first spec script THE BROODMARE made quite the impact as it landed on the 2018 Blood List and has XYZ Films and Dark Castle attached to produce. Michael most recently made the 2018 Young & Hungry List.

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I AM YOURS by Jeffrey Gelber & Ryan Belenzon
When an up-and-coming singer/songwriter cheats on his wife with a groupie, he believes ignoring the woman will help him move on from his mistake. But when she begins stalking him, he realizes that his problems won’t go away that easily.

GENRE
Thriller

REPRESENTATION
WME | Jeff Gorin, Nick Hoagland
Syndicate Entertainment | Cliff Roberts

STATUS
Paramount Pictures | Platinum Dunes
Andrew Form, Brad Fuller, Michael Bay, Tyler Perry producing.

BIOGRAPHY
Jeffrey & Ryan are Hit List veterans, having appeared in 2011, 2012 and 2015. The duo was also featured on the Black List twice (2013, 2015), and have recently adapted THIS PERFECT DAY for Netflix. Paramount Pictures snatched up their newest spec I AM YOURS with Platinum Dunes & Tyler Perry producing.

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ISLEWORTH by Charlie Efron
After their marriage is shattered by the most public sex scandal in sports history, Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren scramble to pick up the pieces while hiding out from the press and the police in their Florida mansion.

GENRE
Biopic | Drama | Sports

REPRESENTATION
Bellevue Productions | John Zaozirny

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
Originally hailing from Washington, D.C., Charlie is a graduate of USC’s MFA screenwriting program and the University of Michigan, which provided him with the tools to create his web series SHITTY DEBATES for New Form Digital. He was named a Nicholl Fellowship Semifinalist for his script BALLS OUT and recently completed his Tiger Woods biopic ISLEWORTH. Charlie has made a splash this year, also finding himself featured on the 2018 Young and Hungry List.

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LITTLE GREEN MEN by Alston Ramsay
A talk-show host’s career and life is altered forever when he is abducted by a super-secret government agency disguised as green aliens. Radicalized by his perceived extraterrestrial experience, his conspiracy theory alien tales allow NASA the funding they need to continue space research.

GENRE
Comedy | Sci-Fi

REPRESENTATION
Heroes & Villains Entertainment | Henry Huang, Mikhail Nayfeld

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
A former speechwriter for the Pentagon, Alston worked for Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, General David Petraeus, and Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson. Utilizing his flair for the written word, he pivoted from politics to Hollywood, writing and producing the 2018 IFC released film MIDNIGHTERS, which his brother Julius Ramsay directed. Alston most recently made the 2018 Young & Hungry List.

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THE PROMISED LAND by Jeff Perreca & Judalina Neira
At the peak of the Great Depression, a struggling Black couple, lured by money and freedom, accept work in the newly Communist USSR, only to learn that their new home is anything but the promised land. Inspired by true events.

REPRESENTATION
Kaplan Stahler Agency | Cindy Mintz
Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment | Josh Goldenberg

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
Jeff and Judalina are a team of married writers who have put their chemistry to work on their spec THE PROMISED LAND. Each has a strong resume spreading throughout both feature and television. Judalina is currently a producer on THE FLASH and previously sold her musical-drama SPOTLIGHT to NBC with Lionsgate Studios and Christina Aguilera producing. Jeff’s most recent spec pilot, CIVIL UNREST, was a finalist for ATX-Black List 2nd Annual TV Writing program as well as ATX’s 2017 TV Pitch Festival. The couple also appeared on the 2018 Young & Hungry List.

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TRADING IN STARVATION by Daniel Kunka
Collecting stories about the political commodity of water and food in third-world countries and how a people either are fed or starve depending on whatever entity is in control.

GENRE
Drama | True

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

STATUS
Focus Features | Rocklin/Faust, Smokehouse Pictures
Blye Faust, George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Nicole Rocklin producing.

BIOGRAPHY
Daniel is a Hit List regular, having appeared six times beginning in 2011. A Young & Hungry honoree in 2012, he also appeared on the Black List in 2014 and 2015. His most recent script TRADING IN STARVATION found a home at Focus Features, Rocklin/Faust and Smokehouse Pictures with Nicole Rocklin, Blye Paggon Faust, George Clooney and Grant Heslov producing.

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APERTURE by Caroline Labreche & Steeve Leonard
After losing his wife Elise in a car accident, Lewis Markham stumbles upon a device that lets him travel to a parallel universe, seemingly similar to his own. There he finds living versions of himself and his beloved Elise. Fueled by grief, Lewis manages to kidnap his double and successfully take over his life… for a while at least.

GENRE
Sci-Fi | Thriller

REPRESENTATION
Circle of Confusion | Ashley Berns

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
Steeve & Caroline began their career in 2008 with the low budget French language comedy LOST CAUSE which won the Best Québec Feature-Film award at the Fantasia Film Festival. They wrote and directed festival favorite 2017 RADIUS before seeing their script APERTURE appear on the 2018 Blood List. They are attached to direct APERTURE.

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FRACTURE by Danielle Iman
Driven to be a collegiate National Champion, an emotionally guarded sprinter endures physical and mental abuse from a relentless national winning coach.

GENRE
Drama | Sports

REPRESENTATION
APA | Adam Perry, Danny Alexander, Halle Mariner

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
A 2018 Fox Writers Lab Finalist, Danielle is a recent graduate of the John Wells Division of Writing for Screen & Television MFA program at USC, where she was a Grillo-Marxuach Family Fellow and a participant in a Development Master class with Brian Grazer. Her thesis pilot script ASUNDER advanced to the Final Round of the 2018 Fox Writers Lab. Danielle is currently a writer’s PA on GREY’S ANATOMY and was named to the 2018 Young & Hungry List.

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GO TO HELL, TINA RHODES by Bayan Wolcott
When a popular high school teen dies mysteriously, she comes back as a ghost, and the only one who can see her and help her solve the mystery of her death is the boy she tormented in life.

GENRE
Drama | Supernatural

REPRESENTATION
Verve | David Boxerbaum, Felicia Prinz, Melissa Fried
Echo Lake Entertainment | Amotz Zakai, Chelsea Benson, Zadoc Angell

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
Bayan is currently the Writers’ Assistant on Apple’s UNTITLED MORNING SHOW series starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon. Prior to that he was a Writers’ Assistant on the second season of FX’s AMERICAN CRIME STORY: VERSACE and a successful run before that as Kevin Williamson’s assistant where he worked his way up to writing and producing an episode of Kevin’s ABC show TIME AFTER TIME.

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THE INTERVENTIONIST by Colin Bannon
When renowned Interventionist Warren Mann’s daughter, Christy suffers a relapse her family is forced to deal with their inner demons at the site of a tragedy that tore them apart. As her intervention unfolds, it slowly becomes clear that this is no ordinary relapse, but something much more sinister.

GENRE
Horror | Supernatural | Thriller

REPRESENTATION
UTA | Amanda Hymson, Houston Costa, Rob Carlson
Hopscotch Pictures | Sukee Chew

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
As a former assistant to Nick Cassavetes, Colin worked on the film THE OTHER WOMAN starring Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann, before his screenplay MIRACLE BOY landed him a spot on the 2015 Young and Hungry List. Colin developed VIGILANCE with Channing Tatum’s company, Free Association with Nick Jonas and Mary Steenburgen attached to star, and Alex Hardcastle directing.

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MEET THE MACHINES by Matt Lieberman
In the near future, after a ten-year-old boy’s father dies, the androids programmed to care for him move to the suburbs and pretend to be a family in order to give the boy a shot at a normal life.

GENRE
| Drama | Sci-Fi

REPRESENTATION
WME | Philip Raskind, Roger Green, Simon Faber
Madhouse Entertainment | Adam Kolbrenner

STATUS
Madhouse Entertainment
Adam Kolbrenner producing.

BIOGRAPHY
Matt first made a splash with his script 12/24, which landed him a spot on the 2012 Hit List. He rode that momentum to an appearance on the 2013 Young & Hungry List, while his script FREE GUY made both the Hit List.

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SUICIDE 21 by Greg Wayne
Set in a not-too-distant future where clinically assisted suicide has become legal at age 21, a chance encounter in a clinic waiting room leads two lost souls to spend the final 24 hours of their lives together discovering the true meaning of life, death, and love.

GENRE
Comedy | Romance | Sci-Fi

REPRESENTATION
Realm | Brian Spink

STATUS
Catapult Entertainment Group

BIOGRAPHY
After graduating from the prestigious Radio and Television program at Ryerson University, Greg wrote for some of the budget sketch, talk and reality shows in Canadian television. He’s won awards from the Austin Film Festival, Script Pipeline, and others. Greg is currently a Screenwriting Fellow at the American Film Institute.

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TINY HAUNTED HOUSE by Paul Soter & The Garcias Brothers
A couple leaves city life behind them for a simpler life in a tiny house. But this idyllic paradise is not all it seems when paranormal activity starts to occur.

GENRE
Comedy | Horror

REPRESENTATION
Echo Lake Entertainment | Amotz Zakai

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
Paul is a writer, producer and actor who is a part of the prolific Broken Lizard writing team with Steve Lemme, Jay Chandresekar, Kevin Heffernan and Erik Stolhanske. They are behind such films as SUPER TROOPERS and its sequel, in which Paul appears as the character “Foster.” He is currently writing on the upcoming truTV series TACOMA, P.D. The Gracias Brothers are a collective of creators writing branded and non-branded content for Omelet, the Culver Citybased independent creative company.

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A PROBLEM OF PROVIDENCE by Mike Vukadinovich
In this darkly comedic exploration of greed and violence, an eclectic group of residents of a small Alaskan town attempt to cover up a murder for money. But their series of increasingly bad decisions soon lead to tragedy.

GENRE
Comedy

REPRESENTATION
Verve | Bryan Besser
Industry Entertainment | Ava Jamshidi

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
Michael Vukadinovich is a seasoned screenwriter with multiple projects in development. His most recent screenplay, REMEMORY was made into a feature film staring Peter Dinklage. He is the recipient of the Reverie Productions Next Generation Playwriting Award, the Mario Fratti-Fred Newman Political Playwriting Contest, the Gloria Peter Playwright Award for Historical Plays, the Wichita University Playwriting Contest, and the Samuel Goldwyn Screenwriting Award. He completed his M.F.A. at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.

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A THOUSAND PAPER CRANES by Ben Coccio
A timely tale of three families during World War II whose worlds are turned upside down following Pearl Harbor. Divided by war, internment, and racism, but united by tragedy, these families from Hawaii, Tokyo, and Oregon try to make sense of their loss, and attempt to rebuild their shattered world.

GENRE
Drama | War

REPRESENTATION
APA | Mike Goldberg, Ryan L. Saul
Media Talent Group | Chris Davey

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
Ben wrote THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES, directed by Derek Cianfrance and starring Ryan Gosling, Eva Mendes, and Bradley Cooper, which won him a PEN Center Literary Award. He has since written feature screenplays for several studios including Legendary Pictures, River Road and New Regency. He most recently rewrote a project for Jose Padilha and has worked with directors including Antoine Fuqua & Bill Pohlad. He recently sold his pilot script BLOOD IN BLOOD OUT to AMC. Up next, Klaus Haro will direct his feature A THOUSAND PAPER CRANES.

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CONVICTION by Chris Bright
After the courts release a woman’s five alleged rapists due to the lack of supporting evidence, her family takes the law into their own hands and kills one of them. Now, the greatest attorneys of the 20th century, Clarence Darrow, must defend the family but for the first and only time in his career, he might be fighting for the wrong side.

GENRE
Biopic | Drama

REPRESENTATION
Verve | Adam Weinstein, Chase Northington, Jenna Block
MGMT | Cora Olson, Michael Diamond

STATUS
Aaron Kandell, Jordan Kandell producing.

BIOGRAPHY
Chris is a Hawaiian photographer and filmmaker, who saw his first short film TSURU appear in dozens of festivals worldwide. He continued to make waves, resulting in his screenplay THE FORBIDDEN ISLAND becoming the 11th finalist in the 2014 Nicholl Screenwriting Contest. He has spent the past three years in story production at Walt Disney Animation, where he had the privilege of working on MOANA. He was named to the 2018 Young & Hungry List, and his spec CONVICTION is being produced by Aaron and Jordan Kandell.

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FLATWOODS by Jason Scott Goldberg
Inspired by Heaven’s Gate, a family visits the home of their daughter’s fiancée to celebrate their recent engagement. But the in-laws turn out to be members of a bizarre UFO cult and take them hostage, as they prepare for a ritualistic suicide to evacuate Earth.

GENRE
Horror | Thriller

REPRESENTATION
Dedicated Talent Management | Markus Linecker, Matt Prater

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
Jason is no stranger to awards and lists, having been named to the 2018 Young & Hungry List, Top 50 of the 2018 ISA Fast Track Fellowship, the quarterfinals of the Scriptapalooza and ScreenCraft Horror competitions, and the semifinals of Final Draft’s Big Break. His work stems across multiple platforms, including his features FLATWOODS and THE CAREGIVER, as well as his most recent credit as a story editor on E!’s hit series BOTCHED.

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NIGHT PATROL by Jake Gibson, Ryan Prows, Shaye Ogbonna, & Tim Cairo
An African-American LAPD officer must put aside his differences with the area’s street gangs when he discovers a local police task force is harboring a horrific secret that endangers the residents of the housing projects he grew up in.

GENRE
Drama | Thriller

REPRESENTATION
UTA / Verve | Chase Northington, Emerson Davis, Jason Burns, Melissa Fried, Parker Davis
Good Fear Film + Management | Jake Weiner

STATUS
Phantom Four
David S. Goyer, Keith Levine producing.

BIOGRAPHY
This group of Jake Gibson, Shaye Ogbonna and Tim Cairo met doing sketch comedy at AFI. They have since continued on together, and their script LOWLIFE, directed by Prows, premiered at Montreal’s Fantasia Fest last year. They were named to the 2018 Young & Hungry List, and their script NIGHT PATROL currently has Ryan Prows set to direct and Phantom Four attached to produce.

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NINE DAYS by Edson Oda
In a place distant from our normal reality, a reclusive man charged with interviewing prospective candidates for the privilege of being born must choose between an applicant he likes and one he considers tough enough to survive in the real world.

GENRE
Drama | Sci-Fi

REPRESENTATION
CAA | Franklin Latt, Joe Mann, Todd Feldman
Gotham Group | Eric Robinson, Max Goldfarb

STATUS
Mandalay Pictures, Nowhere Films
Jason Berman, Laura Tunstall, Mette Marie Kongsved producing.

BIOGRAPHY
Edson is a Latin Grammy nominated writer/director and 2017 Sundance Screenwriters Lab Fellow. He was born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil, and started his career in advertising. He quickly collected awards in the major international festivals including a Gold Lion and three Bronze Lions in Cannes International Creativity Festival. In 2013, Edson released the short film MALARIA, which received accolades at film festivals around the world. He is set to direct NINE DAYS for Mandalay Pictures and Nowhere Films with Jason Berman, Mette Marie Kongsved and Laura Tunstall producing.

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NOBODY NOTHING NOWHERE by Alex Fischer & Rachel Wolther
Ruth is one of the non-people: human-looking beings designed and trained for the sole purpose of filling in a realistic world for a bland guy named Dave, the only person to actually exist on Earth. Tired of serving as an extra in someone else’s life, she has the audacity to demand a life of her own.

GENRE
Comedy | Sci-Fi

REPRESENTATION
APA | Christina Campagnola, Nathan DeRemer

STATUS
The Departmet of Motion Pictures

BIOGRAPHY
Rachel & Alex are the writing and directing duo behind SNOWY BING BONGS ACROSS THE NORTH STAR COMBAT ZONE, which premiered at BAMCinemafest and screened at Rotterdam, BAFICI, AFF Wroclaw Film Festival and in theaters all over the world. Rachel and Alex were named in Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film of 2017. In 2018, their script NOBODY NOTHING NOWHERE sent Rachel & Alex to the Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab and later they were selected to pitch their film at the Sundance Producers Summit and IFP Project Forum.

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PROPAGANDA by Benjamin Kramer
The photographer. The distributor. And the recruit. Told in an intertwining story during WWI, a British combat cinematographer, a newspaper tycoon and an army solider all face the same question: follow their conscience or follow their orders?

GENRE
Drama | Period | War

REPRESENTATION
APA | Halle Mariner

STATUS
Currently available.

BIOGRAPHY
Ben grew up in Boston and graduated from Middlebury College in Vermont. He attended the USC Peter Stark Program and won top honors at multiple film festivals for his shorts and written work. He was one of five mentor recipients in the Scriptapalooza Fellowship Competition, was named to the 2018 Young & Hungry List, and currently works for Shawn Levy at 21 Laps.

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VENGEFUL VIRGINS by Shelby Farrell
After finding out that their first time was the centerpiece of a virginity pact, a group of girls decides to get even with the boys who wooed them. Think SUPERBAD meets MEAN GIRLS.

GENRE
Comedy

REPRESENTATION
Gersh | Frank Wuliger
Luber Roklin Entertainment | Randy Kiyan

STATUS
Resonate
Susan Cartsonis producing.

BIOGRAPHY
Shelby wrote DEIDRA & LANEY ROB A TRAIN, a Netflix Original Film directed by Sydney Freeland, and starring Tim Blake Nelson and Shasheer Zamata, which premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Shelby also wrote an UNTITLED TEEN GIRL SURVIVAL FEATURE for RatPac and Lifetime. She was featured on the 2014 Tracking-Board Young & Hungry List, and is a graduate of the AFI class of 2013 where she was the recipient of the Verizon Scholarship. VENGEFUL VIRGINS is in development at Resonate with Susan Cartsonis producing.

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