Launch Pad Alumni Ahmadu Garba has start the year off in the right direction by selling his upcoming series NIGERIA 2099 to AMC. Announced today at TCA 2020, AMC unveiled Garba’s work as part of their list of projects currently in the works.
A dark comedy where a former beauty queen and her nerdy daughter are mistakenly abducted on their way to the Miss Imagination Pageant by a desperate farmer, who believes they’re related to the crooked banker foreclosing on his century farm. As they struggle to escape and still make it to the pageant, the farmer’s harebrained plan comes undone: leaving a trail of bodies, crashed cars, and un-retrieved ransom dotting the blizzard-swept Great Plains.
This is the true story of how a young Prince plucked cocky 18-year old guitar player Wendy Melvoin from obscurity, to help him and their quirky bandmates create something truly magical over the course of one long Minnesota summer… the generation-defining masterpiece known as Purple Rain.
The director of the SXSW hit Tragedy Girls co-wrote the low-budget thriller with writing partner Chris Hill, and they have an impressive benefactor in the man who created one of the most successful independent film companies.
This is the true story of 18-year-old Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s quest to beat his archrival and finish the wrestling season undefeated, while coming to grips with an improbable romance and his future destiny as America’s premier astrophysicist and heir to Carl Sagan’s legacy.
Period biography The Secret Life of Dr. James Miranda Barry has been acquired by Maven Pictures with Rachel Weisz attached to star. The project reunites Maven and Weisz who previously worked together on The Whistleblower.
Set in the 1800s, a woman disguised herself as a man to fulfill her dream.
Logline: The true story of the CIA’s deadliest traitor, Aldrich Ames, who sells secrets to the KGB in 1985. But before he can even pay off his debts, the Soviets strike, acting on the intelligence and alerting CIA to a mole in their ranks – a mole Ames himself is tasked with hunting down.
Deadpool breakout Brianna Hildebrand and X-Men: Apocalypse star Alexandra Shipp are set to star in the horror comedy from director Tyler MacIntyre. MacIntyre co-wrote the script with Chris Hill.
Logline: When a Special Ops group is attacked off the coast of Norway during WWII, the lone survivor must walk over 80 miles south to neutral Sweden in order to survive – all the while dealing with harsh elements, pockets of armed German soldiers, and his own failing health. The Revenant meets Lone Survivor.
Logline: In a little over two years, Fred Hampton went from getting the first black girl elected homecoming queen at his high school to being made national spokesman for the Black Panthers. But his dynamic personality and powerful eloquence earned him the attention of J. Edgar Hoover, who considered the Black Panthers “the greatest threat to [America’s] internal security.” A brilliant young community organizer in Chicago and on his way to law school, Hampton was Barack Obama a generation before Barack Obama. Or would have been, if he had lived past 21.