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November 2022 Script Sales

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Here are some of the most notable script sales from November 2022. StudioCanal and The Picture Company have picked up April Wolfe’s action spec Honey Trapped. VMI World Wide and BondIt Media Capital will produce Darkness of Man, a noir action film written by James Cullen Bressack and Alethea Cho, from an original story by Bressack and Jean-Claude Van Damme. Bressack will also produce and direct, and Van Damme will executive produce and star. Writer/director Bryan Fuller has found his next feature: the horror drama Dust Bunny. eOne, Thunder Road Pictures, and Fuller’s company Living Dead Guy Productions will produce. Mads Mikkelsen is set to star. Riverside Entertainment, Margate House Films, and Stride Management are moving forward with the crime drama Dixie Crystal, written by Jake Allyn. Conor Allyn will direct, and Rob Morgan will star. Mandalay Sports Media and Bluestone Entertainment will produce the Hank Aaron biopic 715!, written…

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October 2022 Script Sales

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Here are some of the most notable script sales from October 2022. Legendary Pictures has picked up Chris Sparling’s action/drama spec Fight Fast. Speck Gordon (Will Speck and Josh Gordon) will be turning The Oregon Trail into a musical feature. Pasek and Paul will help write the songs. VMI Worldwide and BondIt Media Capital are moving forward with the action film Darkness of Man. Director James Cullen Bressack co-wrote the script with Alethea Cho from an original story by Bressack and Jean-Claude Van Damme. Van Damme will executive produce and star. Sophie Hyde will write and direct An Ideal Wife for Curiosa Films, Embankment Films, and Zephyr Films. The film will be based on the life of Oscar Wilde’s wife Constance Lloyd, and Emilia Clarke is set to star. For Mongrel Media and Crescent Entertainment, Ann Marie Fleming will write and direct the sci-fi/thriller Can I Get a Witness. Sandra…

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September 2022 Script Sales

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Here are some of the most notable script sales from September 2022. Sony Pictures and Olive Bridge Entertainment have picked up Matthew Kellard and Jackson Kellard’s comedy Locked Out, based on their pitch. 3dot productions, G-Unit Film (Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson), and Electromagnetic Productions have picked up two horror scripts: The Gun by Kirkland Morris and Trackmaster by Justin Calen-Chenn. Eli Roth will also produce both films. Universal 1440 Entertainment is producing a new, fresh take on American Pie. Sujata Day will write, based on her pitch. The original 1999 movie was written by Adam Herz. Yassir Lester will write the Armor Wars film for Marvel and Disney. Don Cheadle will star and reprise his role, and Kevin Feige will produce. The film will be based on the comics written by David Michelinie and Bob Layton, and it was previously announced as a TV show before switching over to a…

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August 2022 Script Sales

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Here are some of the most notable script sales from August 2022. Writer/director duo Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck are making Freaky Tales, a 1987-set love letter to Oakland, CA, for Entertainment One Films and MACRO. A24 and Square Peg (Ari Aster) are teaming up for Dream Scenario, a comedy written by Kristoffer Borgli. Borgli will direct, and Nicolas Cage is in talks to star. Lance Bass Productions is producing an as-of-now untitled movie about Bass’s relationship with Boy Meets World’s Danielle Fishel. Lauren Lapkus and Marie Holland will write the script. Writer Michael Green will adapt BioShock for Vertigo Entertainment and about:blank. Francis Lawrence will produce and direct. The original game was published by 2K Games and written and directed by Ken Levine. SISTER and Circle of Confusion Productions will produce Taylor Jenkins Reid and Ashley Rodgers’ untitled comedy. Kay Cannon will produce and direct. Oren Uziel will script…

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July 2022 Script Sales

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Here are some of the most notable script sales from July 2022. Blueprint Pictures has picked up screenwriter Debbie Horsfield’s untitled #WagathaChristie project, based on the feud between footballers’ wives Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy. Paramount, Weed Road Pictures, and Tradecraft are teaming up for the action film Stray, written by Derek Kolstad. Kyle Allen will exec produce and star. Southpaw Entertainment will produce the neo-western A Town Called Consequence from writer Chuck Hustmyre. Meridian Pictures picked up Vadim Perelman and Andrii Khokholkin’s script The Last Executioner, based on the life of Royal Executioner of Paris Henri-Clément Sanson. Perelman will direct. David Coggeshall will write the script for Skydance and Mattel’s live-action Matchbox movie, based on the Matchbox car toys created by Jack Odell in 1953. Paramount Pictures, A Seed & Wings Productions (Storm Reid), and Nina Holiday Entertainment will produce the coming-of-age dramedy Becoming Noble, written by Nneka Gerstle….

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2022 TV Writing Contest Results

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Winner Detective Gizmo Zeke Nelson & Mark Nelson ZEKE In a previous life, Zeke played college football at San Diego State University, but following enough blows to the head, chose to move into the creative arena. He started in advertising as a copywriter before earning an MFA in Screenwriting from the American Film Institute. Zeke has since performed writing duties for branded content campaigns and video game projects, and has developed animated and live-action projects for various studios and production companies. He is a co-founder of Slapworks Animation. MARK Mark Nelson attended graduate school at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television for animation, where he wrote and directed the animated film, “The Jockstrap Raiders,” which won the Student Academy Award. He has since worked professionally in VFX on TV and feature films, recently on such franchises as Marvel and Star Wars. Although his day job is in visual effects, Mark…

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2022 Screenwriting Contest Results

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Winner Parishad Peter Haig Peter Haig is a writer/director based in Los Angeles, California, who received his M.F.A. in Film & Television Production from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts (SCA). After spending two years in law school, Peter decided his passion resides in writing and storytelling. Through the vehicle of film, Peter found an outlet to explore unique personal experiences and connect with audiences. Since graduating from SCA, Peter has earned recognition from the Academy Nicholl Fellowships, NBC’s writers on the verge, the Cinestory Foundation, and the Austin Film Festival. He has been a Finalist in the ISA Fast Track Fellowship, the ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship, and the WeScreenplay Feature Contest. Most recently, Peter won the Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition for his war drama Parishad. Runner-up #FreeBritney Mishki Vaccaro Mishki Vaccaro is a film and television writer splitting her time between Los Angeles, Toronto and Costa Rica — come visit, seriously,…

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June 2022 Script Sales

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Here are some of the most notable script sales from June 2022. Focus Features and MXN will produce writer Diablo Cody’s next movie Lisa Frankenstein. Cole Sprouse and Kathryn Newton will star, and Zelda Williams will direct. Bee-Hive Productions and the New Zealand Film Commission will produce writer/director Alice Englert’s dark comedy Bad Behavior. Jennifer Connelly and Ben Whishaw will star. Star Thrower Entertainment is moving forward with The Threesome. The rom-com, written by Ethan Ogilby, will star Logan German and Phoebe Dynevor, and Chad Hartigan will direct. Paramount Pictures, Balboa Productions (Sylvester Stallone), Gorilla 8 Productions, and B&C Content have set to remake the South Korean thriller The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil. Don Lee (Ma Dong-seok) will produce and reprise his role. Lee Won-tae wrote and directed the original film. Process Media will produce writer/director John McNaughton’s upcoming thriller Road Rage. Michael Rooker attached to star. Lionsgate and…

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May 2022 Script Sales

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Here are some of the most notable script sales from May 2022. Warner Bros. and The Safran Company are producing The Executioner, written by Ryan Firpo and Kaz Firpo. Jason Momoa is attached to star. Marc Platt Productions will produce Wild Four O’Clocks from writer/director Peter Craig. Michelle Pfeiffer will star. Symbolic Exchange and Bankside Films are moving forward with writer/director Lance Edmands’s psychological thriller Brightwater. Scoot McNair, Jack Reynor, and Emily Browning will star. Brookstreet Pictures and Sugar23 will produce Knox Goes Away, a noir thriller written by Gregory Poirier. Michael Keaton will direct and star. Game1 has picked up Jim Valvano from writer Jim Strouse. Based on the true story, the film will star Ray Romano, who will also produce. Untitled Entertainment, Independent Entertainment, and Hero Squared will produce writer/director Edward Anderson’s sci-fi/thriller Apteros. Kaya Scodelario, Lance Reddick and Ben Hardy will star. Southpaw Entertainment is moving forward…

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April 2022 Script Sales

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Here are some of the most notable script sales from April 2022. The Streets of Rage adaptation found a home with DJ2 Entertainment and Escape Artists. The script was written by Derek Kolstad and based on the SEGA video game franchise. The original 1991 game was directed by Noriyoshi Ohba. Universal Pictures, Silk Mass, and Evil Media Empire have picked up Ryan Belenzon and Jeff Gelber’s thriller spec Batshit. Highland Film Group, Broken Open Pictures, and Volition Media Partners will produce David Frigerio and William Eubank’s action/thriller Land of Bad. Russell Crowe and Liam Hemsworth will star, and Eubank will direct. Far Pictures and Trybe Films will produce the romance/drama Re-Live: A Tale of an American Island, written by Rain Valdez and 2020 Script Pipeline Runner-up Rachel Leyco. Valdez will also direct. The script also appeared on the 2022 GLAAD List. Stop-motion powerhouse Laika will be making the animated noir…

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March 2022 Script Sales

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Here are some of the most notable script sales from March 2022. Paramount Pictures, GK Films, and SISTER have tapped John Logan to script their untitled Bee Gees biopic. John Carney will direct. Trapdoor Pictures will make New Life, a horror/thriller from writer/director John Rosman. Ellen Shanman and Rawson Marshall Thurber will write a Voltron movie for Mandeville Films and World Events Productions. Thurber will also direct. The film will be based on the animated television franchise, which was originally adapted/edited from the Japanese anime series Beast King GoLion and Armored Fleet Dairugger XV, both created by Saburō Yatsude. Over at Hasbro Studios: Emily V. Gordon will write and exec-produce a movie based on Play-Doh. John M. Chu will produce and possibly direct. It will be an animated film. 30WEST and Lit Entertainment Group will produce Day Drinker, a supernatural romance/thriller from writer Zach Dean. Marc Webb will direct. Lionsgate,…

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February 2022 Script Sales

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Here are some of the most notable script sales from February 2022. – Stampede Ventures has picked up Nick Schenk’s action spec Galahad. – Paramount and SpringHill Entertainment will team up to produce writer/director Peter Remsey’s supernatural noir spec Blood Count. – Davis Entertainment, Lit Entertainment Group, Make It With Gravy Productions, and Inspire Entertainment will produce Ending Things, an action spec written by Kevin Sullivan. Anthony Mackie and Priyanka Chopra Jonas are attached to star. – Screen Gems and Broken Road Productions are moving forward with Cat Wilkins’ currently untitled comedy about a modern woman transported back to 19th century England. Tim Story will direct, and British comedian London Hughes will produce and star. – Paramount Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films are making a Beyblade movie, based on Japanese company Takara’s toyline. Neil Widener and Gavin James will provide the script. – Lionsgate and The District are making an…

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January 2022 Script Sales

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Here are some of the most notable script sales from January 2022. – New Republic Pictures and Jack Gyllenhaal’s Nine Stories Productions have acquired the spec script Cut and Run, a heist thriller written by John Glenn. Gyllenhaal will also star. – The video game It Takes Two will be getting the movie treatment over at DJ2 Entertainment. Pat Casey and Josh Miller will provide the script. The game was directed by Josef Fares and written by Fares and Soni Jorgensen, and it was released by Hazelight Studios in 2021. – Universal Picturs and Working Title Films will produce writer/director Coralie Fargeat’s feminist body horror film The Substance. Demi Moore and Margaret Qualley will star. – Genesius Pictures is moving forward with the Wim Hof biopic The Iceman. Jeff Pope wrote the script, Kevin Macdonald will direct, and Joseph Fiennes will produce and star. – A24 is co-producing a very…

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