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August 2021 Script Sales

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Here are some of the most notable script sales from August 2021. – Lionsgate, Lord Miller (Phil Lord and Chris Miller), and 3 Arts have picked up Jordan VanDina’s comedy/biopic spec 48 Hours in Vegas, which follows Dennis Rodman’s 48-hour vacation in the middle of the 1998 NBA Finals. Rodman will executive produce. – Michael Green will script the Jungle Cruise sequel for Disney, Davis Entertainment, Flynn Picture Company, and Seven Bucks Entertainment (Dwayne Johnson). Jaume Collet-Serra will possibly return to direct, and Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson will reprise their roles. Green co-wrote the original film. – Sony, Silver Pictures (Joel Silver), and Nine Dot Entertainment purchased David Rothley’s thriller spec The Dryline. – Paramount and Original Film picked up Witnessville, an action pitch from writer Michael McGrale. – Writer/director Kurt Wimmer’s The Bee Keeper found a home at Miramax. The action/thriller spec will star Jason Statham, who will…

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July 2021 Script Sales

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Here are some of the most notable script sales from July 2021. – Lionsgate, BuzzFeed, and Cr8tiv Universe have are moving forward with the romantic comedy My Fake Boyfriend written by Luke Albright, Joe Wanjai Ross, and Great Boaldin. Keiynan Lonsdale, Dylan Sprouse, and Sarah Hyland are set to star, and Rose Troche to direct. – Lionsgate, Khalabo Ink Society, and The Syndicate acquired Bill Collage’s heist thriller Black Collar based on a pitch. Kenya Barris will produce. – Code Entertainment picked up Jonathan Stokes’s action spec The Vampire Asset. – Media Rights Capital and Alloy Entertainment have acquired Witness Protection, a comedy written by Rupinder Gill and David West Read. Annie Murphy is set to executive produce and star. – Anthony and Joe Russo’s AGBO has tapped Daniel Casey to script the adaptation for Gatchaman. The Russos may also direct. Tatsuo Yoshida created the original anime series in 1978…

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June 2021 Script Sales

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Here are some of the most notable script sales from June 2021. – Original Film has picked up Macmillan Hedges’ spec Relay, which has been described as a sci-fi tentpole movie. – Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm have tapped Matthew Robinson to script their Star Wars: Rogue Squadron film. Kathleen Kennedy will produce, and Patty Jenkins will direct as previously announced in December 2020. – Polly Pockets are getting a movie! Lena Dunham will write and direct for MGM, Mattel Films, and Good Thing Going. Lily Collins is set to star. – Spyglass Media Group and Good Fear have picked up Paul Haapaniemi’s thriller Deadpoint. Adam Stein and Zach Lipovsky will direct. – Josh Cooley will write a Tower of Terror movie for Disney. – Trek Entertainment Group and MegaMinda Media are moving forward with Daryl Spivey’s Greenwood Avenue. Morris Chestnut will produce. – Walter Hill is writing and directing…

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2021 TV Writing Contest Results

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2021 Winner Munch Erin Muroski Erin Muroski is a comedy writer and actor who prefers hurricanes to earthquakes (she’s from Orlando, but currently lives in LA). She writes about real, multifaceted women who try really hard to keep it together, but end up screwing it up in some way… just like her! As a performer, she’s appeared on sitcoms, in national commercials, at San Francisco Sketch Fest two years running and was one of the leads in an uber religious romantic comedy that made her Catholic mother very happy called In-Lawfully Yours (available on Amazon & iTunes). She has taught and performed improv for over a decade and has her own podcast about the Bachelor franchise (so she is officially an Angeleno now.) As a writer, won “Best Original Comedy Pilot” for her pilot Level Up at the UCLA Screenwriting Contest and won the PAGE International Screenwriting Award for “Best…

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2021 Screenwriting Contest Results

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2021 Winner Cauliflower Daniel Jackson Daniel Jackson is a screenwriter whose most recent script, Cauliflower, won the Grand Prize in the 2021 Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition. He’s currently a Senior Staff Writer for Thrillist, where he covers film, television, and music. As a journalist, he’s written for XXL, CMJ, Spin, and Esquire.com. He earned a BFA in Dramatic Writing from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. He lives in Los Angeles. Runner-up Kony 2012 Austin Hall & Zach Visvikis Austin Hall and Zach Visvikis are a Los Angeles-based filmmaking duo whose work has screened at the Bath Film Festival, Austin Film Festival, and Tribeca. Together they directed music videos that received over two million views on YouTube. They both graduated from NYU Tisch in 2019. Austin is currently getting his MFA in Screenwriting at USC, while Zach is getting his MFA in Ass-Kickin’ from the School of Kickin’…

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May 2021 Script Sales

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Here are some of the most notable script sales from May 2021. – Warner Bros. Pictures, Dark Horse Entertainment, and Green Door Pictures (Idris Elba’s production company) have acquired Tyler Marceca’s spec Stay Frosty. Sam Hargrave is attached to direct and produce, and Elba will also star. – Universal Pictures, Lord Miller (Phil Lord and Chris Miller), Picturestart, and Rabbit Hole Pictures picked up Strays, a comedy written by Dan Perrault. Josh Greenbaum will direct. – Lionsgate, Perfection Hunter Productions, and Luber Roklin Entertainment acquired Rod Lurie’s West Point–set drama West Pointer. KJ App will executive produce and star, and Lurie will also direct. – Eric Roth will write a Cher biopic for Universal, Littlestar Productions, and The Playtone Company. Cher will produce! – StudioCanal, Film4 Productions, and Complete Fiction Pictures: Joe Cornish will write, direct, and produce the sequel to his 2011 film Attack the Block. John Boyega will…

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April 2021 Script Sales

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Some of the most notable script sales from April 2021. – Twentieth Century Studios and Star Thrower Entertainment have picked up No One Will Save You, a sci-fi/horror spec written by Brian Duffield. Kaitlyn Dever is attached to executive produce and star, and Duffield will also direct. – Universal Pictures—along with Davis Entertainment, 1stAveMachine, and Altogether Entertainment—have picked up Morgan Jurgenson and Alex Ankeles’s untitled family adventure/comedy spec. It is based on an idea by Ross Siegel, who will also produce. – Brickell & Broadbridge International will produce the sci-fi thriller Soul Assassin, written by Jesse Atlas and Aaron Wolfe, based on their short film “Let Them Die Like Losers.” Atlas will also direct, and Bruce Willis to star. – Warner Bros. and MACRO are moving forward with their reboot/remake of the 1973 film Cleopatra Jones. Ihuoma Ofordire will write the script, and Misha Green will produce. The original film…

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March 2021 Script Sales

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Here are some of the most notable script sales from March 2021. – Paramount Players and ‘Twas Entertainment have acquired Quinceanerx from screenwriter Alvaro Garcia Lecuona. Kevin Lima will produce and direct. – Ubisoft Film & Television is moving forward with Replay, a romantic dramedy written by Annabel Seymour. Seymour participated in Ubisoft’s 2020 Women’s Film & TV Fellowship before they acquired her script. – Woodward Original and Red Leaf Entertainment will produce Mike Young’s heist comedy Stealing Jokes. Aside from writing, Young will also direct and produce. – ThunderCats, ho! The animated series and toy line is getting a new film over at Warner Bros. Simon Barrett and Adam Wingard will provide the script, and Wingard will also direct. Ted “Tobin” Wolf created the franchise in 1985. – Over at Rough House Pictures and Spire Animation Studios, Kevin Barnett and Chris Pappas will script Trouble, a family adventure/fantasy based…

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February 2021 Script Sales

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Here are some of the most notable script sales from February 2021. – New Republic Pictures and HungryDuck Productions have picked up Michael Sucsy and Elliott Wheeler’s holiday musical A Lot Like Christmas. Sucsy will also direct. – Sony Pictures Entertainment and Olive Bridge Entertainment (Will Gluck) will produce Keith Bunin’s family fantasy script Constance. Gluck will also direct. – Universal Pictures and Working Title Films are moving forward with the romantic comedy Ticket to Paradise, written by Ted Melfi and based on an idea by Ol Parker and Daniel Pipski. Parker will direct, and George Clooney and Julia Roberts will star. – Tribeca has picked up Elisabeth Seldes Annacone’s drama Places, Please. Meryl Streep is set to star and produce, and Michael Cristofer will direct. – Paramount Players, Broken Road Productions, and Good Fear have acquired Brandon Scott Jones’s comedy Senior Year. Rebel Wilson will produce and star. –…

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January 2021 Script Sales

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Here are some of the most notable script sales from January 2021. – Paramount Pictures and Bad Robot (J. J. Abrams’ production company) have tapped Joe Barton to script another sequel to Cloverfield. – Misha Green will write and direct the next installment in MGM’s rebooted Tomb Raider franchise, with Alicia Vikander reprising the eponymous role. – A24, Scott Rudin Productions, and DNA Films will produce writer/director Alex Garland’s next film Men. Jessie Buckley and Rory Kinnear will possibly star. – Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman, and Josh Koenigsberg will write Secret Headquarters for Paramount Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films based on an original idea from Christopher Yost. Jost and Schulman will direct. – SF Studios has picked up Maria Karlsson’s historical drama The Stockholm Bloodbath. – Dirty Films (Cate Blanchett) has acquired the romantic drama Fingernails, written by Christos Nikou, Sam Steiner, and Stavros Raptis. Nikou will also produce and…

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December 2020 Script Sales

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Here are some of the most notable script sales from December 2020. – Pedro Almodovar is set to write and direct his next feature Parallel Mothers. Penelope Cruz will star, and Almodovar will produce with his brother, Agustin, under their production company El Deseo S.A. – Universal Pictures, Hoorae (Issa Rae’s production company), and La La Land Productions will produce Angelica Nwandu’s horror comedy feature Juju. Thembi Banks will direct. – Patty Jenkins will script and direct the third entry in her Wonder Woman franchise for Warner Bros. Pictures, DC Entertainment, and Atlas Entertainment. – MGM and Plan B Entertainment (Brad Pitt) have picked up Lee Isaac Chung’s untitled romantic drama. Chung will also direct. – Keith Lucas, Kenny Lucas, and Alex Rubens will script the Revenge of the Nerds remake for Twentieth Century Studios and Fuzzy Door Productions (Seth MacFarlane). The Lucas Brothers will also star. The original movie…

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9th Annual 2020 First Look Project Results

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SCREENPLAY Action/Sci-fi Goodnight Jonathan by Theo Wanderydz – Winner Theo has always been an adventurer and thrill seeker – but grew up in a small town in Sweden where nothing comes about. Instead, he created his own adventures in his backyard – waving sticks around like elven swords or lightsabers. Those stories still exist today, but as he grew older, he learned that the pen was mightier than the sword… (stick). His first introduction to filmmaking came after he was robbed at 12-years-old, and the established filmmaker Ruben Östlund decided that the crime would make a great film. A few years later PLAY (2011) premiered around the world, and Theo got to see one of his real-life stories come alive on screen. However, it would take a few years before he wrote his first feature, but luckily that screenplay earned him a spot at the National Film & Television School…

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November 2020 Script Sales

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Here are some of the most notable script sales from November 2020. – Lionsgate, Point Grey Pictures (Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s production company), and Stampede Ventures have picked up Chris Thomas Devlin’s horror spec Video Nasty. Jonathan Levine is in talks to direct. – Stampede Ventures and Savvy Media Holdings have acquired Mr. Croup, a spec spy thriller written by Ward Parry. – New Line Cinema and Atomic Monster (James Wan) are teaming up to produce Joshua Rollin’s untitled horror spec, set in a post-apocalyptic Los Angeles. Bishal Dutta will direct. – Curiosa Films will produce writer/director Claire Denis’ next film, Radioscopie. Juliette Binoche will star. – Gran Via Productions and The H Collective will produce the coming-of-age drama The Vineyard written by Tory Kamen. Mark Steven Johnson will direct. – Mark Chappell’s untitled murder mystery script, set in London’s West End in the 1950s, has found a home…

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