Browsing: Crime

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JOLIET
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Eleni Larchanidou is out with JOLIET by Ioannis N. Skiotes. A female reporter challenges the all-male power structure while exposing The Outfit’s corruption into city politics, business, and police after they slaughter her mentor.

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MOTHER MOUNTAIN
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Empirical Evidence & Kaplan Stahler Agency are out with MOTHER MOUNTAIN by Andy Friedhof. Two scam artist brothers attempt to con a poor village by hiring a prostitute to act as a cave-dwelling Incan goddess.

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MOULIN ROUGE
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Jackson Agency is out with MOULIN ROUGE by Aimee Adell Johnson. A Jewish gangster opens the first racially integrated hotel and casino.

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SAINTS OF THE LOWER NINE
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Citizen Skull Productions is out with SAINTS OF THE LOWER NINE by Yancey Hrobowski. A Black female cop finds herself in the fight of her life to uncover a mystery.

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THE SIDE DOOR
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Kaplan Stahler and Bellevue are out with THE SIDE DOOR by Matt Tente. Tennis coach Gordie Ernst accepts $2.7 million in bribes to help 12 students who never played tennis gain admission.

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THE TRESPASSERS
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Zero Gravity Management is out with THE TRESPASSERS by Troy Blake. A young wife becomes increasingly frustrated with her mild-mannered husband.

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THE DEATH DEALER (FILM RIGHTS)
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Based on a true story. Millennial billionaire Joe Sinclair has checked off every item on his bucket list but one: he wants to know what it’s like to kill a man. With his three best friends in tow, Joe heads to Africa for the kind of safari you won’t find advertised in travel brochures.

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THE ONES THAT HAUNT YOU (SPEC)
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A disgraced ex-cop runs up against some old enemies when he searches for his missing daughter and his own soul in the seedy underground club circuit of Los Angeles. A diverse version of TAKEN meets TRAINING DAY.

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ANATOMY OF A SALE: ‘PRISONERS’ with Adam Kolbrenner – Part 1 (EXCLUSIVE)
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This week we are joined by Lit Entertainment’s Adam Kolbrenner. He dissects the 2013 Crime/Thriller PRISONERS from scribe Aaron Guzikowski. Kolbrenner lays out the untold story of endless drafts all the way up to the red carpet premiere, taking a completely original idea and turning it into the breakout we know Guzikowski’s PRISONERS to be.

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ANATOMY OF A SALE: ‘PRISONERS’ with Adam Kolbrenner – Part 1
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This week we are joined by Lit Entertainment’s Adam Kolbrenner. He dissects the 2013 Crime/Thriller PRISONERS from scribe Aaron Guzikowski. Kolbrenner lays out the untold story of endless drafts all the way up to the red carpet premiere, taking a completely original idea and turning it into the breakout we know Guzikowski’s PRISONERS to be.

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FIGHT LIKE HELL (SPEC)
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When a former drug mule’s son is abducted, she teams up with her estranged older sister, a foul-mouthed, bronze-knuckled cop, to fight their way through a cartel and reunite their family.

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THE MINUTEMAN (SPEC)
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Logline: A rancher on the Arizona border becomes the unlikely defender of a young Mexican boy desperately fleeing the cartel assassins who’ve pursued him into the U.S.

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ISOLATION ORDER (SPEC)
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Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM A murder triggers the outbreak of an infectious disease, sending an Epidemiologist and a Cop on the hunt for a killer, in a Latino immigrant neighborhood with a deep distrust of police.

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SAVAGE STREET (SPEC)
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Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM The first and only true account of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Heist in 1990 as told to the screenwriter by the son of the man who masterminded the heist.

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THE PRESIDENT, THE LADY AND THE GODFATHER (SPEC)
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Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Based on a true story, it’s a crime drama/thriller in the vein of MOLLY’S GAME about the first of JFK’s mistresses to be publicly identified, her connection to mafia boss Sam Giancana and involvement in the confidential CIA plot to assassinate Fidel Castro.

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CRIME AFTER CRIME (SPEC)
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Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM 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.

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THE FASTEST GAME (SPEC)
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Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Miami, 1975. A true story in the vein of American Hustle, The Fastest Game 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 Miami Beach bookie, Ronnie and his childhood friend devise a betting system that exploits the glamorous, high-stakes sport of Jai Alai, making millions of dollars and enemies of the Boston Mob and Federal Government in the process.

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CHARLESGATE CONFIDENTIAL (FILM RIGHTS)
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Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) A group of criminals in 1946 pull off the heist of the century, stealing a dozen priceless works of art from a Boston museum. But while the thieves get caught, the art is never found. Forty years later, the last surviving thief gets out of jail and goes hunting for the loot, involving some innocent college students in his dangerous plan – and thirty years after that, in the present day, the former college kids, now all grown up, are drawn back into danger as the still-missing art tempts a deadly new generation of treasure hunters.

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MANCHESTER (SPEC)
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Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM The extraordinary true story of Jeffrey Manchester, a convicted felon who made a daring escape from a North Carolina prison and then hid out inside of a WORKING Toys R Us store for the better part of a year, living in the crawlspaces and in between the displays while casing the store for a Christmas-time heist.

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ARKANSAS (SPEC)
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Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Frog has been the local God-Emperor of drugs in Arkansas since the Reagan Administration, but when Kyle and his buddy Swin arrive, Frog realizes that he’s got serious competition.

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METAL & DUST (SPEC)
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Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM A troubled young female street gangster is forced to look back on all her life choices and face the coming consequences after committing an unspeakable act against her gang’s leader.

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