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July 2014 Script Sales

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Adaptations, spin-offs, sequels. . . source material dominated in July, with Skull Island spinning off from King Kong and a live-action Dumbo moving forward. WB picked up Anne McCaffrey’s fantasy series Dragonriders of Pern and classic arcade game Space Invaders. Mike Tyson and Shel Silverstein are getting their own biopics as well. On the original script front: Diablo Run by Shea and Evan Mirzai, a Blacklist project, has found a home at Atmosphere Entertainment. Matthew Kennedy, repped by Energy Entertainment’s Brooklyn Weaver, sold A Man Called Death, and country singer Miranda Lambert will star in Something in the Water.

Other script sales include:

– The sequels Enchanted 2G.I. Joe 3, and Last Vegas 2 are all moving forward with new writers attached.

– Quentin Tarantino un-cancelled his western The Hateful Eight.

– Will Ferrell and Adam McKay to produce Manimal adaptation for Sony.

– Steve Carell producing Brooklyn Family Robinson, based on an idea by David Reynolds, Charlie Hartsock, and Vance Degeneres.

2014 TV Writing Contest Finalists

By | TV Writing Contest Finalists

Grand Prize Winner

Supernormal by Thomas Krajewski

Finalists

Bleach by Shawn Boxe

Expiration Date by Wes Meilandt / Nathan Bayne / Tim Black

Modern Family (Spec) by Tracy Reilly

PCU: Petty Crimes Unit by Ben Taylor

Pioneer Village by Greg Wayne

Security by Brian Hurney

III by Kimberly Barrante

Truett Ave. by Alev Aydin

Widowmakers by Kirk Weddell

2014 Screenwriting Contest Finalists

By | Screenwriting Contest Finalists

Grand Prize Winner – $20,000

Hexen by Alex Ross

Runner-up – $1,000

Externally Yours by Elizabeth Rogers

Finalists

Animal Heist by Aneesh Chaganty & Sev Ohanian

Blood Milk by Amy Levy

Black Ox by Joe Halstead

Dead River Girl by Morris Long

Dreamaholics Anonymous by Romi Moondi

Finndale by Lloyd Ohls

Freeze by Soloman Gray

The Friend Zone by Aaron Marshall

Hunter’s Moon by Adam Slutsky & Mark Rogers

Monster by Erik Schill

Patient 36 by Hank Hoffman

Tehran by Alex Fazeli

The Memory Sphere by Kevin Sluder

The Scoundrels Club by Jeff York

The Shift Manager by Matt Tassone & John Ott

Unwritten by Kurt Conety

Valedictorian by Jimmy Mosqueda

Will Gardner by Max Martini

Top Comic Writer and Script Pipeline Finalist Option Script

By | Success Stories

Script Pipeline Screenwriting finalist Craig Weeden and comic veteran Jimmy Palmiotti (Ultimate Spider-Man, Jonah Hex) optioned an adaptation of Palmiotti’s Painkiller Jane in March 2014 to production company Solipsist Films (Sin City: A Dame to Kill For). Jen and Sylvia Soska (American Mary) attached to direct the project, which Jen Soska described as “unapologetically kick-ass.

Craig is also in development on other feature and television projects. His previous work includes the children’s illustrated book Mia’s Gift and the feature crime/thriller Diamond Payback, which placed in the 2011 Pipeline competition.

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