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October 2009 Script Sales

Biopics and stories revolving around real-life stories and figures, as well as higher-profile comedies, are littered among dramas, horrors, and thrillers across October’s script sales. The hit Japanese manga comic “Ghost in the Shell” will see a big-screen adaptation, as will “Warcraft,” based on the popular game. The “Spider-man” sequel, “Venom,” is currently in the […]

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September 2009 Script Sales

As always, sequels and remakes are scattered throughout September’s script sales, as well as a biopic on the post-presidential life of Teddy Roosevelt (“River of Doubt”), a mid-nineties Wall Street crime/drama, a fantasy basketball camp comedy featuring NBA star LeBron James, the comedy “Super” starring Ellen Page and Rainn Wilson, and an as-of-yet untitled Barry […]

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August 2009 Script Sales

Popular movie franchises will see further episodes, with “Hancock 2,” “Spider-man” (5 and 6), “Mission: Impossible,” “X-men: Origins,” and a new Jason Bourne film in the works. Beatles-related projects are also planned, including a biopic of manager Brian Epstein. Rounding out August were a number of urban/street stories, “Q School” (a golf comedy), a questionable […]

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2009 TV Writing Contest Finalists

Grand Prize Winner Dexter – “The Rites of Spring” by Todd Lepre Finalists 30 Rock – “Tracey Jordan, MD” by Paul Malewitz & Matt Manser 30 Rock – “Cut and Run” by Enzo Mileti It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia – “Dog Show” by John Adler Bones – “The Student in the Stacks” by Helen Shang Breaking Bad – “Mr Clean” by […]

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2009 Screenwriting Contest Finalists

Grand Prize Winners Blind Spot by Randall Greenland Deserted by Ziba Shadjaani Lycan or Not by Frank Reavey The Eleven by Troy Taylor Finalists Alien Skin Boots by Matt Lutz Belle Starr by Cynthia Pullham Black Tide by Kevin Jones Denny Delivers by Sean Fallon & Charlotte Barrett Djinn by Matthew Altman Eden by Tom Zmiarovich Forsaken Hero by Dave Long Honor Among Thieves by Matt Allen […]

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July 2009 Script Sales

Well-known classic and recent video game franchises will see film adaptations, in addition to a spattering of biopics, sci-fi/adventures, and other remakes and prequels. The “Saw” series will also see another sure-to-be gruesome installment. Some selected/notable sales: –“Castlevania,” based on the mega-popular video game franchise. James Wan tapped to direct. –A prequel to “King Kong”: […]

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June 2009 Script Sales

Comedies, actions, and thrillers (and alien-based scripts) dominate this past month—expected, since some of the biggest box office money-makers of the year have thus far fallen into one of those categories. Some selected/notable sales: –“I Am Number Four,” a science-fiction story based on an as-of-yet unpublished novel. With Steven Spielberg on board to possibly executive […]

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May 2009 Script Sales

As is the current norm, remakes of previously popular films and series comprise at least part of May’s script sales, including a screenplay based on the comic strip “Bazooka Joe.” An animated film, “Nick Ratchet,” based on an idea by Stan Lee and the latest Disney project in development, revolves around a police officer’s online […]

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April 2009 Script Sales

A somewhat quiet month in April, as lower-budget comedies and dramas, film adaptations from popular novels, and a handful of sci-fi thrillers and fantasy screenplays round out the script sales, joined by a few higher-profile projects from acclaimed writer/directors Robert Rodriguez and Sofia Coppola. Selected sales include: –“Born to be a Star,” co-written by Adam […]

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March 2009 Script Sales

A broad handful of biopics stand out in script sales through mid to late March, including films revolving around the lives of Houdini, Lou Rawls, Steve McQueen, and H.P. Lovecraft, as well as adaptations of popular novels and TV series. Selected sales include: –From the Image Comics graphics novel, “The Strange Adventures of H.P. Lovecraft” […]

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