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Recent Script Sales - May
May was a fantastic month for spec sales. Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa sold his remake of the 1976 horor "Carrie." Yogi and Boo Boo are back in Yogi Bear 2, written by Joshua Sternin and Jeffrey Ventimilia. In what sounds reminiscent of Terminator 2, Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant penned the film "The Machine," about a humaniod robot discovered and befriended by a young boy. Vin Diesel to produce and star. Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg are teaming up again for the film "Turkey Day," another Adam McKay project, pitched by Robert Carlock and Scott Silverie. And "Responsible Adults," a romantic comedy about a 30-year-old woman falling for a 22-year-old guy, only to find out that she used to be his babysitter 15 years earlier, sold this month. Script is written by Alex Schemmer, with Katie Holmes to star.
Other script sales include:
-The Girlfriend Equation, written by Tim Rasmussen and Vince Di Meglio, a romcom about a Harvard student pursuing the love of his life through complex math equations.
-Let it Snow, pitch by Jordon Roter, is a teen comedy about a snowstorm crippling a town on Chrismas Eve.
-Thor 2, written by Don Payn
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Deadline Approaching: Horror Screenplay Contest
2011 HORROR SCREENPLAY CONTEST - NOW ACCEPTING ENTRIES!
The mission of the Horror Screenplay Contest - www.HorrorScreenplayContest.com is to further promote the horror genre in screenplay form. The contest is open to all writers, eighteen years and older. The contest is limited to the first 600 entries and the submission deadline is July 20, 2011. Writers may also submit their material online.
The 2011 Horror Screenplay Contest is sponsored by: Brain Damage Films, Gorilla Software, www.ScreenplayContests.com, www.TopFilmFestivals.com, Cherub Productions, www.KillerPumpkins.com, Final Draft, Palace of Horror, The Haunted Studio and Instock Costumes.
Winners of the 2011 contest will receive cash and industry related prizes in addition to having their material submitted to Hollywood producers, agents and studios.
The 2011 HORROR SCREENPLAY CONTEST is now accepting entries. Contest rules, information, and entry forms are available at: www.HorrorScreenplayContest.com
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