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    Black List 2014 Gets Star Treatment In 10th Anniversary Announcement Monday

    By David Bloom
    December 14, 2014

    The tenth annual Black List announcement of the year’s best un-produced film scripts hits tomorrow morning with a star-filled, somewhat complicated online process that will depend on YouTube, Twitter and the patience and social-media savvy of the list’s many fans.

    Black List founder Franklin Leonard said the process is designed to celebrate great screenwriting in a way that isn’t dependent on the vagaries and motivations of an elaborate production such as a TV show, while boosting the online visibility of all the writers behind the list-making scripts.

    More than 70 writers, directors, producers and actors – including notables such as Reese Witherspoon, Elizabeth Banks, Daniel Radcliffe, Rian Johnson, Ava DuVernay, Matthew Weiner, Rashida Jones, David Oyelowo and Billy Ray – will take part in the announcement, beginning at 10 am PT. The 2014 announcement’s huge and glittery retinue is very different from the list’s modest origins a decade ago. Back then, it was just an informal poll circulated among (and voted on by) Hollywood insiders, designed to spotlight great scripts that somehow had gotten stuck somewhere in the movie-making machinery.

    “We were literally trying to find some good scripts to read over the holidays,” said Leonard, then a development executive for Leonardo DiCaprio‘s production company. “Then I put a pseudo-subversive name on it. It really was that simple. You have these conversations all year long (about what good scripts should be read). This was just a snapshot of those conversations.”

    As it was then, 250 studio executives, agents and other insiders name up to 10 scripts they’ve seen that year that aren’t yet produced. A script needs a mention from at least six of those insiders to make the year-end list.

    The results have been impressive. The Black List counts among its “alumni” seven of the past 14 Oscar-winning screenplays, and three of the past six Best Picture winners, including Slum Dog Millionaire,The King’s Speech and Argo. Black List Oscar-winning screenplays also include Juno, The Social Network, Django Unchained and The Descendants. This year’s Oscar contenders include such Black List alums as Whiplash, Foxcatcher, The Imitation Game and Selma. Last year’s top script was Holland, Michigan, written by Andrew Sodroski.

    Two years ago, Leonard left his job with Will Smith‘s production company, Overbrook Entertainment, to launch http://www.blcklst.com. The site now includes a searchable online database of all English-language scripts being circulated in Hollywood. Any Writers Guild member can add for free information about their back catalog of un-produced scripts.

    Blcklst.com also hosts, for a monthly fee, screenplays from hopeful writers of all kinds of filmed entertainment, from feature-length movies to web series. A writer can also pay one of the site’s experienced script readers to review a project and write it up, though Leonard said he retains final word on the write-ups and is a “harsh” critic because “the site is only as good as its filter.”

    Currently, the site is hosting about 2,400 scripts, a small fraction of the 20,000 to 30,000 scripts registered each year with the WGA.

    Leonard said he has “no plans on” creating a TV show wrapped around the list’s announcement. “For the last 10 years, we’ve looked for opportunities to celebrate great screenwriting. This is a chance to celebrate en masse, without having to put on a TV show.”

    Instead, beginning at 10 am, Black List will post a tweet every minute with a YouTube link to a video announcing one of this year’s top scripts. That list of Hollywood notables each created their own announcement video, and they’ll detail the project, what it’s about, and maybe a bit more. Some of them, Leonard said, “had some fun with it.” Deadline will cover the announcement live.

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    ‘Catherine The Great’ Leads The Blacklist 2014: Full List — Update

    by David Bloom and Jen Yamato December 15, 2014 1:00pm

        

    UPDATED WITH FULL LIST OF SCRIPTS, WRITERS, AND REPS: Catherine The Great, about the rise and life of the famous (sometimes notorious) 18th-Century Russian monarch, was the top vote-getter among 70 scripts chosen for the 2014 Black List of the year’s best un-produced scripts. The screenplay, by Los Angeles writer and producer Kristina Lauren Anderson, was announced as part of an hour-plus process on Twitter and YouTube this morning.

     

    Each of the 70 screenplays on this 10th annual list was chosen by a group of 250 development executives, agents and other Hollywood insiders as among the year’s best un-produced scripts in a process overseen by Franklin Leonard of http://www.blcklst.com. Anderson’s screenplay received 51 votes.

    Other notables in the list include writer/actor/director Kenneth Lonergan with Manchester-By-The-Sea, which is being produced by Matt Damon and Chris Moore. Randall Green had two scripts make the list, The Swimsuit Issue and Cartoon Girl.

     
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    Who cares? The Black List has turned into a money-making machine capitalizing on insecure screenwriters. Insanely full…

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    I want to read that script about the “Medal-In” cartel. Sounds dope. Good job Black List peeps…

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    Read 40 pages of “Catherine the Great” and gave up. Writer has clearly done the research, but…

     

    Let us know what your own picks are for projects worthy of more attention (and no pimping your own screenplay in comments). Here’s the full list of Black List 2014 screenplays, screenwriters, reps, and production companies ranked in order of voting, followed by Deadline’s archived announcement live-blog.

    51
    CATHERINE THE GREAT
    Kristina Lauren Anderson
    Sophia Augusta takes control of her life, her marriage, andher kingdom becoming Russia’s most celebrated and beloved monarch: Catherine the Great.
    Agency: Verve
    Agents: Tanya Cohen, Bill Weinstein
    Management: The Schiff Company
    Manager: Michael Diamond
    Production: Atlas Entertainment

    38
    ROCKINGHAM
    Adam Morrison
    A look into the mania of the OJ Simpson trial, through the eyes of Simpson’s sports agent Mike Gilbert and Los Angeles Police Department Detective Mark Fuhrman.
    Agency: WME
    Agents: Phil D’Amecourt, Solco Schuit
    Management: Jeremy Platt Management
    Manager: Jeremy Platt

    35
    THE SWIMSUIT ISSUE
    Randall Green
    A nerdy high schooler, who fancies himself an amateur photographer, attempts to create a “Swimsuit Issue” featuring his high school classmates in hopes of raising enough money to go to summer camp.
    Agency: UTA
    Agents: Amanda Hymson, Blair Kohan
    Management: Apostle Pictures
    Manager: George Heller

    34
    THE BABYSITTER
    Brian Duffield
    A lonely twelve year old boy in love with his babysitter discovers some hard truths about life, love, and murder.
    Agency: The Gersh Agency
    Agents: Bob Hohman, Bayard Maybank
    Management: Circle of Confusion
    Manager: Zach Cox, Noah Rosen, David Engel
    Financier: Wonderland Sound and Vision
    Producer: Wonderland Sound and Vision

    32
    ROTHCHILD
    John Patton Ford
    A young, well-educated loner kills the members of his mother’s estranged family one-by-one in hopes that he will inherit the family’s vast fortune.
    Agency: UTA
    Agents: Jenny Maryasis, Steve Rabineau
    Management: Black Box Management
    Manager: Mike Dill, Lowell Shapiro
    Financier: Voltage
    Producer: Black Box Management

    30
    THE WALL
    Dwain Worrell
    A sniper and his spotter must kill and avoid being killed, separated from an enemy sniper by only a 16x6ft prayer wall.
    Agency: CAA
    Agents: Jon Cassir, Rob Herting, Joe Mann
    Management: Madhouse Entertainment
    Manager: Adam Kolbrenner
    Financier: Amazon
    Producer: Amazon Studios

    25
    THE CASCADE
    Kieran Fitzgerald
    Based on the documentary style film “The Day Britain Stopped” directed by Gabriel Range, an oil tanker collides with an Iranian patrol boat in the Strait of Hormuz, triggering a chain of tragic disastrous events.
    Agency: WME
    Agents: Ryan Feldman, Stuart Manashil
    Financier: 20th Century Fox
    Producer: Film Rites, Scott Free Productions

    24
    AETHER
    Krysty Wilson-Cairns
    In near future London, a revolutionary technology has been invented that can record sounds hours after they were made. Detective Harry Orwell, inventor of this technology, is part of a pilot program where investigators record and analyze past sound waves and finds himself the prime suspect while investigating a string of brutal murders.
    Agency: CAA/UTA
    Agents: Jon Cassir, Matt Martin, Marnie Podos
    Financier: FilmNation
    Producer: FilmNation

    24
    SITUATION COMEDY
    Cat Vasko
    A young woman, feeling directionless, stumbles upon a mysterious courtyard where she is transported into a sitcom-like universe, becoming a major character on this “TV show.”
    Agency: WME
    Agents: Simon Faber, Solco Schuit
    Management: Grandview
    Manager: Matt Rosen
    Producer: Right of Way, Helen Estabrook

    23
    TAU
    Noga Landau
    A woman held captive in the futuristic smart house of a serial kidnapper realizes that her only hope of escape lies in turning the house’s sentient computer against its creator.
    Agency: WME
    Agents: Meyash Prabhu, Ryan Feldman, Dana Harris
    Management: Management 360
    Manager: Adam Marshall
    Producer: Russell Ackerman, John Schoenfelder

    18
    ECHO
    Chris MacBride
    A CIA drone coordinator battles his own psychological health while trying to decipher whether his wife has been replaced.
    Agency: ICM Partners
    Agents: Jeff Barry
    Management: Industry Entertainment
    Manager: Stephen Crawford
    Financier: 20th Century Fox
    Producer: 21 Laps

    18
    MENA
    Gary Spinelli
    In the late 1970s to mid 1980s, Barry Seal, a TWA pilot recruited by the CIA to provide reconnaissance on the burgeoning communist threat in Central America finds himself in charge of one of the biggest covert CIA operations in the history of the United States, one that spawned the birth of the Medellin cartel and eventually almost brought down the Reagan White House with the Iran Contra scandal.
    Agency: The Gersh Agency
    Agents: Greg Pedicin, Frank Wuliger, Sean Barclay
    Financier: Universal
    Producer: Imagine, Doug Davison

    17
    DODGE
    Scott Wascha
    A genre bending action comedy about a pill popping thug who begins to develop superpowers.
    Agency: UTA
    Agents: Peter Dodd, Charlie Ferraro
    Management: Energy Entertainment
    Manager: Brooklyn Weaver

    17
    NORTH OF RENO
    Banipal Ablakhad, Benhur Ablakhad
    A down and out prison guard attempts to murder a recently released inmate and steal a half million dollars in hidden heist money.
    Management: Shuman Company
    Manager: Robert Lazar
    Financier: New Line Cinema
    Producer: Flynn Picture Co.

    17
    ON THE BASIS OF SEX
    Daniel Stiepleman
    The story of Ruth Bader Ginsberg, as she faced numerous obstacles to her fight for equal rights throughout her career.
    Agency: The Gersh Agency
    Agents: Sandra Lucchesi, Frank Wuliger
    Management: Anonymous Content
    Manager: Rosalie Swedlin, Joy Gorman

    16
    MOONFALL
    David Weil
    The investigation of a murder on a moon colony.
    Agency: CAA
    Agents: Dan Rabinow, Ida Ziniti
    Management: Unified Management
    Manager: Jessica Moresco
    Financier: Audax Films
    Producer: Ram Bergman

    16
    THE MUNCHKIN
    Will Widger
    A little person private eye investigates the disappearance of a young actress in 1930s Hollywood, leading him to uncover conspiracies involving THE WIZARD OF OZ and Metro Goldwyn Mayer brass.
    Agency: Verve
    Agents: Tanya Cohen, Adam Weinstein
    Management: Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment
    Manager: Josh Goldenberg, Aaron Kaplan

    15
    MATRIARCH
    Eric Koenig
    A prison psychologist has 48 hours to convince a serial killer to tell her the location of her final victim before she is executed.
    Agency: Paradigm
    Agents: David Boxerbaum, Adrian Garcia
    Management: BenderSpink
    Manager: Daniel Vang, Jake Wagner
    Financier: Paramount Pictures
    Producer: Red Wagon

    15
    THE DEFECTION
    Ken Nolan
    After the Edward Snowden affair, an intelligence contractor defects to North Korea, taking a mysterious bag with him, and the CIA hires an expert trained during the Cold War to help with the case.
    Agency: CAA
    Agents: Jay Baker, Todd Feldman, John Garvey
    Management: Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment
    Manager: Tobin Babst
    Financier: 20th Century Fox
    Producer: Hutch Parker Entertainment

    15
    THE LONG HAUL
    Dan Stoller
    A self-destructive trucker estranged from his son travels cross country with a problematic nephew whom he barely knows.
    Agency: UTA
    Agents: Jason Burns, Geoff Morley
    Management: 3 Arts Entertainment
    Manager: Ari Lubet, Greg Walter
    Producer: Matt Berenson

    14
    BERLINER
    F. Scott Frazier
    As the Berlin Wall is being constructed at the height of the Cold War, a veteran CIA agent searches for a Soviet mole who has already killed several fellow agents, including a young agent he’s mentored.
    Agency: CAA
    Agents: David Kopple, Ida Ziniti
    Management: DMG Entertainment
    Manager: Chris Cowles, Chris Fenton
    Financier: Universal
    Producer: Chris Morgan Productions, DMG Entertainment

    14
    ONE FELL SWOOP
    Greg Scharpf
    A self-centered divorce attorney’s life takes an unexpected turn when he is guilted into spending time with the family of a one night stand who dies in a freak accident.
    Agency: Verve
    Agents: Tanya Cohen, Bill Weinstein
    Management: Industry Entertainment
    Manager: Stephen Crawford, Micah Klatzker
    Financier: Wonderland Sound and Vision
    Producer: Wonderland Sound and Vision, Mason Novick

    13
    BIRD BOX
    Eric Heisserer
    A woman tries to lead her children to safety after the world is invaded by monsters who turn you insane upon sight.
    Agency: WME
    Agents: Rich Cook, Jason Spitz
    Management: Art/Work Entertainment
    Manager: Julie Bloom
    Financier: Universal
    Producer: Bluegrass Pictures, Chris Morgan Productions

    13
    HUNTSVILLE
    Anthony Ragnone II
    A girl tracks down the man responsible for her father’s death and avenges him.
    Agency: The Gersh Agency
    Agents: Mark Hartogsohn, Bob Hohman
    Management: Project D Media
    Manager: Allison Doyle

    13
    IN THE DEEP
    Anthony Jaswinski
    A lone surfer attacked by a shark and stranded on a reef must find a way back to shore before succumbing to her injuries.
    Agency: Paradigm
    Agents: David Boxerbaum, Valarie Phillips
    Management: Circle of Confusion
    Manager: Ashley Berns, Lawrence Mattis
    Financier: Sony
    Producer: Weimaraner Republic Pictures

    13
    THE FOUNDER
    Rob Siegel
    The origin story of McDonald’s and Raymond Albert “Ray” Kroc.
    Agency: CAA
    Agents: Greg Cavic, Greg McKnight, Tiffany Ward
    Financier: FilmNation
    Producer: The Combine

    13
    THE SEARCH
    Spencer Mondshein
    An expert tracker battles his demons while on a journey to rescue his estranged older brother who has vanished in the uncharted wilderness of the Northwest.
    Agency: APA
    Agent: Adam Perry, Debbie Deuble
    Management: Management 360
    Manager: Adam Riback
    Financier: Voltage
    Producer: Busted Shark

    13
    YELLOWSTONE FALLS
    Daniel Kunka
    After an apocalyptic event, a mother wolf is separated from her mate and the rest of the pack, and has to protect her cubs from swarms of mutated humans.
    Agency: ICM Partners
    Agent: Harley Copen, Kathleen Remington
    Management: Madhouse Entertainment
    Manager: Adam Kolbrenner
    Financier: QED
    Producer: Misher Films

    12
    SYNDROME (E)
    Mark Heyman
    A detective solving the case of a disturbing film with subliminal images that is killing people who come in contact with it discovers a greater evil.
    Agency: CAA
    Agents: John Cassir, John Garvey, Rob Kenneally
    Management: Grandview
    Manager: Matt Rosen
    Financier: Paramount Pictures
    Producer: Film Rites, Indian Paintbrush

    11
    BEEF
    Jeff Lock
    The manager of a fast food chain in Muncie, Indiana gets in over his head with some bookies.
    Agency: Verve
    Agents: Tanya Cohen, Bill Weinstein
    Management: Industry Entertainment
    Manager: Stephen Crawford, Micah Klatzker
    Producer: Marquee Entertainment

    11
    BLACK WINTER
    Jonathan Stewart, Jake Crane
    On the eve of a US-Soviet disarmament treaty, a British scientist and a NATO medical investigator discover a secret Soviet plot to unleash a terrifying biological weapon.
    Agency: CAA
    Agents: Jon Cassir
    Management: Oasis Management Group
    Manager: Ben Rowe

    11
    CARTOON GIRL
    Randall Green
    When a young boy finds out that the cartoon character he’s in love with is based on a real girl, he drags his single father on a road trip to track her down.
    Agency: UTA
    Agents: Amanda Hymson, Blair Kohan
    Management: Apostle Pictures
    Manager: George Heller

    11
    ROAD TO OZ
    Josh Golden
    The early days of brilliant, whimsical author L. Frank Baum, who gave the world The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
    Agency: ICM Partners
    Agents: Cullen Conly, Harley Copen, Bryan Diperstein, Rich Green
    Management: Heretic Literary Management
    Manager: Jeff Portnoy
    Financier: New Line Cinema
    Producer: Flynn Picture Co.

    10
    BIG TIME ADOLESCENCE
    Jason Orley
    A sixteen year old virgin with a growth deficiency slowly gets corrupted by his hero, an aimless college dropout.
    Agency: UTA
    Agents: Amanda Hymson, Geoff Morley
    Management: Mosaic
    Manager: Langley Perer, Justin Letter
    Financier: StarStream
    Producer: StarStream

    10
    LBJ
    Joey Hartstone
    Lyndon Johnson goes from powerful Senate Majority Leader, powerless Vice President to President of the United States following the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
    Agency: CAA
    Agents: Jon Cassir, Jacqueline Sacerio
    Management: Grandview
    Manager: Chris Goble, Jeff Silver

    10
    POSSESSION: A LOVE STORY
    Jack Stanley
    In a seemingly perfect marriage, a man discovers that he is actually wedded to a demon inhabiting another woman’s body.
    Agency: CAA
    Agents: Jay Baker, Jon Cassir, John Garvey
    Management: Silent R Management
    Manager: Jewerl Ross
    Financier: Ken Kao/Waypoint
    Producer: Russell Ackerman, John Schoenfelder, Jewerl Ross

    10
    THE SECRET INGREDIENTS OF ROCKEY COLA
    Mike Vukadinovich
    Twin brothers with opposite personalities are separated at a young age and go on to live drastically different lives, eventually being reunited in the effort to save the company ‘Rocket Cola’ despite their love of the same woman.
    Agency: Verve
    Agent: Bryan Besser
    Management: Industry Entertainment
    Manager: Ava Jamshidi
    Producer: Escape Artists

    10
    THE SHOWER
    Jac Schaeffer
    At a baby shower for their longtime friend, the attendees suddenly find themselves in the middle of a different type of shower: meteors that release a vapor turning men into blood-hungry aliens.
    Agency: Verve
    Agents: Melissa Solomon, Bill Weinstein
    Management: Circle of Confusion
    Manager: Britton Rizzio

    9
    CELERITAS
    Kimberly Barrante
    When a missing astronaut crash lands forty years after he launched having not aged a day, his elderly twin brother helps him escape the NASA scientists hunting him. As the government closes in, neither brother is who they claim to be.
    Agency: Verve
    Agents: Parker Davis, Adam Weinstein
    Management: Madhouse Entertainment
    Manager: Adam Kolbrenner, Kendrick Tan

    9
    I AM RYAN REYNOLDS
    Billy Goulston
    An inside look at the marriage, career, and mental state of 2010’s Sexiest Man Alive.
    Agency: UTA
    Agents: Peter Dodd, Max Michael

    9
    JACKPOT
    Dave Callaham
    After a group of bumbling teachers win a large amount of money, their greed and incompetence put them on a hilarious path toward death and destruction.
    Agency: UTA
    Agents: Jason Burns, Emerson Davis
    Management: Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment
    Manager: Tobin Babst
    Financier: Focus Features
    Producer: Olive Bridge

    9
    PLUS ONE
    April Prosser
    Just out of a long term relationship and realizing that all her friends have married, Rachel discovers that her only remaining wingwoman is Summer, a loud and oversharing wildcard.
    Agency: UTA
    Agents: Blair Kohan, Carolyn Sivitz
    Management: Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment
    Manager: Josh Goldenberg
    Financier: The Weinstein Co.
    Producer: Gloria Sanchez Productions

    9
    WONKA
    Jason Micallef
    A dark, reimagining of the Willy Wonka story beginning in World War II and culminating with his takeover of the chocolate factory.
    Agency: WME
    Agents: Rich Cook, Meyash Prabhu
    Manager: Underground
    Manager: Josh Turner Maguire

    8
    BEAUTY PAGEANT
    Evan Mirzi, Shea Mirzai
    After they unwittingly get their daughters disqualified from the child beauty circuit, two warring stagemothers are forced to go head to head in an adult beauty pageant.
    Agency: Paradigm
    Agents: Adam Kanter, Martin Spencer
    Management: Principato-Young Entertainment
    Manager: Allen Fischer

    8
    BISMARCK
    Jared Cowie
    As Britain struggles through the darkest hours of World War II, a naval officer, raw from the loss of his ship during the evacuation of Dunkirk, is thrust into the thick of the hunt for the Nazi superbattleship, Bismarck. Based on a true story.
    Management: BenderSpink
    Manager: Daniel Vang

    8
    MORGAN
    Seth W Owen
    A corporate risk management consultant is summoned to a remote research lab to determine whether or not to terminate an at-risk artificial being.
    Agency: WME
    Agents: Mike Esola, Simon Faber
    Management: Apostle Pictures
    Manager: George Heller
    Financier: 20th Century Fox
    Producer: Scott Free Entertainment

    8
    SHADOW RUN
    Joe Gazzam
    A viral attack puts lives in danger, forcing a CIA agent to initiate a secret prisoner exchange of Russia’s most notorious spy for the American scientist who can create a cure.
    Agency: Paradigm
    Agents: David Boxerbaum, Chris Smith
    Management: Industry Entertainment
    Manager: Ava Jamshidi
    Financier: Sony
    Producer: Original Film

    8
    THE BRINGING
    Brandon Murphey, Philip Murphey
    A private investigator investigates a mysterious murder at a downtown Los Angeles hotel and uncovers its dark supernatural history. Based on true events.
    Agency: WME
    Agents: Rich Cook, Solco Schuit
    Management: Mosaic
    Manager: Langley Perer
    Financier: Sony
    Producer: Matt Tolmach Productions

    8
    THE TAKEAWAY
    Julia Cox
    A young, play-it-safe, art restorer is swept up in a whirlwind romance with her charming boss, who turns out to be a worldclass thief.
    Agency: APA
    Agents: Adam Perry, Sheryl Petersen
    Management: Project D Media
    Manager: Allison Doyle
    Producer: Di Novi Pictures

    7
    BLINK
    Hernany Perla
    Years after being fully paralyzed during an infamous bank robbery, a man is taken hostage for the secrets in his head. His only form of communicating with the outside world – and outsmarting his captors – is his ability to blink.
    Agency: Original Artists
    Agents: Jordan Bayer, Matt Leipzig
    Management: Madhouse Entertainment
    Manager: Ryan Cunningham
    Producer: Atlas Independent

    7
    BOSTON STRANGLER
    Chuck MacLean
    In the 1960s, a determined detective puts his life and career on the line to solve the case of the Boston Strangler.
    Agency: CAA
    Agents: Jon Cassir, John Campisi, Alexandra Trustman
    Management: Oasis Management Group
    Manager: Ben Rowe
    Financier: Warner Bros.
    Producer: Langley Park Pictures

    7
    ERIN’S VOICE
    Greg Sullivan
    A deaf computer genius’ world is thrown into turmoil when he meets a troubled coffee shop waitress whose voice turns out to be the only thing he can miraculously hear.
    Agency: UTA
    Agents: Carolyn Sivitz
    Management: Lee Stobby Entertainment
    Manager: Lee Stobby
    Producer: 1821 Pictures, Erik Olson

    7
    EVERYONE WANTS EVERYTHING
    Abraham Higginbotham
    As his life reaches its neurosis-inducing midpoint, a married man asks himself an eternal question with no real answer — “Am I living the life I want to be living, or do I need to start over before its too late?” Torn between two lives, he’s forced to do the one thing he doesn’t want to do — make a choice.
    Agency: UTA
    Agents: Keya Khayatian, Carolyn Sivitz
    Producer: Donna Gigliotti, Renee Witt

    7
    GIFTED
    Tom Flynn
    A thirty year old man attempts to continue raising his deceased sister’s seven year old daughter, a kid-genius, while battling his own mother for custody.
    Agency: Original Artists
    Agents: Matt Leipzig, Jordan Bayer
    Management: Grade A Entertainment
    Manager: Andy Cohen
    Producer: FilmNation

    7
    MANCHESTER-BY-THE-SEA
    Kenneth Lonergan
    An uncle is forced to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy’s father dies.
    Agency: WME
    Agents: David Karp, David Lubliner
    Producer: Matt Damon, Chris Moore
    7
    MERC
    Andrew Bozalis, Derek Mether
    When a disgraced former soldier finds success by working for a private security company, the illegal tactics the company employs challenges his worldview.
    Agency: Paradigm
    Agents: Adrian Garcia, Martin Spencer
    Management: Industry Entertainment|
    Manager: Stephen Crawford

    7
    PROFESSOR PASGHETTI
    Jeff Feuerstein
    A famous children’s author, with an affinity for drugs and hookers, finds himself on a journey of self-discovery with a dead stripper and her eight year old son.
    Agency: UTA
    Agents: Jon Huddle
    Management: Hopscotch Pictures
    Manager: Sukee Chew
    Producer: Hopscotch Pictures, Matt Tolmach Productions

    7
    THE EDEN PROJECT
    Christina Hodson
    When a race of genetically modified humans living secretly among us declare war on Man, the fate of the world is in the hands of a rogue “Synthetic” named Eve and a young girl who is about to discover she’s not all human.
    Agency: CAA
    Agents: Jay Baker, Ida Ziniti
    Management: Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment
    Manager: Tobin Babst
    Financier: Sony
    Producer: Material Pictures

    7
    UNCLE SHELBY
    Brian C Brown, Elliott DiGuiseppi
    The little-known personal, heartbreaking, and darker side of cartoonist/author Shel Silverstein.
    Agency: CAA
    Agents: Craig Brody, Matt Martin
    Management: Industry Entertainment
    Manager: Dianne Fraser

    6
    A GARDEN AT THE END OF THE WORLD
    Gary Graham
    In a post-apocalyptic world, a recluse, trying to recreate trees to produce new life, takes in a young girl who is on the run from some bad men, including her father.
    Agency: CAA
    Agents: Jon Cassir, Ida Ziniti
    Management: Energy Entertainment
    Manager: Brooklyn Weaver
    Financier: Warner Bros.
    Producer: Jonathan Krauss, Roy Lee, Brooklyn Weaver

    6
    COFFEE & KAREEM
    Shane McCarthy
    An overweight, foul-mouthed nine year old reluctantly teams with the straight edge cop sleeping with his mom to take down Detroit’s most ruthless drug lord.
    Agency: Verve
    Agents: Parker Davis, Adam Levine, Adam Weinstein
    Management: The Gotham Group
    Manager: Eric Robinson
    Producer: Hurwitz & Schlossberg Productions

    6
    FORGIVE ME
    Max Hurwitz
    How Mike Wallace helped to create 60 Minutes and how years later, he confronted and dealt with his own depression.
    Agency: CAA
    Agents: Jon Cassir, Jacqueline Sacerio
    Management: Grandview
    Manager: Jeff Silver
    Financier: Michael Costigan

    6
    IN REAL TIME
    Chai Hecht
    A young man convinced that his mentally unstable sister needs to relive her high school prom from ten years prior to overcome her depression goes to great lengths to recreate that event.
    Agency: CAA
    Agents: Jon Cassir, Matt Martin
    Management: Madhouse Entertainment
    Manager: Adam Kolbrenner
    Producer: Pacific Standard Films

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    IN THIS, MY DARKEST HOUR
    Bryan McMullin
    A man rises to power during the California gold rush, tearing his family apart.
    Management: Luber Roklin
    Manager: Tim Taylor

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    MONEY MONSTER
    Alan DiFiore, Jim Kouf, Jamie Linden
    After a man loses all his money in the stock market by following the advice of a Wall Street TV host, he takes the money adviser hostage on live television.
    Agency: CAA (DiFiore), WME (Kouf), Paradigm (Linden)
    Agents: Chris Harbert, Kevin Cooper, Brett Loncar, Ted Miller (DiFiore), Jeff Gorin, David Stone (Kouf), Valarie Phillips (Linden)
    Management: Elizabeth Hodgson Management Group (DiFiore), Principato-Young Entertainment (Linden)
    Manager: Elizabeth Hodgson (DiFiore), Paul Young (Linden)
    Financier: Tristar
    Producer: Smokehouse, The Allegiance Theater

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    MY FRIEND DAHMER
    Marc Meyers
    Based on the acclaimed graphic novel by John Backderf, Jeffrey Dahmer struggles with a difficult family life as a young boy and during his teenage years he slowly transforms, edging closer to the serial killer he becomes.
    Management: Aperture Entertainment
    Manager: Adam Goldworm
    Producer: Aperture Entertainment, Ibid Filmworks

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    SEDUCING INGRID BERGMAN
    Arash Amel
    Based on Chris Greenhalgh’s eponymous novel. Ingrid Bergman and war photographer Robert Capa engage in a passionate, life changing romance in post-World War II Paris.
    Agency: CAA
    Agents: Brian Siberell, ,Ida Ziniti
    Management: Grandview
    Manager: Matt Rosen
    Financier: YRF Entertainment
    Producer: YRF Entertainment

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    THE BEAUTIFUL GAME
    Zander Lehmann
    A high school soccer star’s personal life becomes complicated leading up to his championship game as he develops a relationship with his soccer coach.
    Agency: WME
    Agents: Ryan Feldman, Jeff Gorin
    Producer: Ad Hominem Enterprises, Bottega Media

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    THE MAN IN THE ROCKEFELLER SUIT
    David Bar Katz
    The story of Clark Rockefeller, a con artist thought to be American royalty until he kidnapped his young daughter initiating a manhunt that revealed his true identity.
    Agency: CAA
    Agents: Trevor Astbury, Craig Brody
    Management: Untitled Entertainment
    Manager: Jennifer Levine
    Financier: Fox Searchlight
    Producer: De Line Pictures

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    The Wilde Ones
    Tyler Shields
    In a corrupt Southern town, a dangerous sociopath runs bareknuckle boxing fights that pit its youths against each other.
    Agency: ICM Partners
    Agents: Jeff Barry
    Producer: Atlas Independent

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    These are the BEST scripts?? God, they all sound terrible! Either high-concept gimmick stuff, biopics (enough of those!) or just downright ludicrous.

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    Well, that was just depressing. Thought i
    was going through the Nickelodean Channel for a second.

    Anyway, two scripts jumped right out at me.


    Hollywood  (filmgoers) love survivor stories, and after
    acclaimed hits like  All is Lost, Cast Away, Gravity, Wild, 127 Hours, Tracks
    etc….i can see IN THE DEEP getting traction  with a studio. And see, it’s a female driven surivivor film.


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    IN THE DEEP
    Anthony Jaswinski
    A lone surfer attacked by a shark and stranded on a reef must find a way back
    to shore before succumbing to her injuries.


    And this one below just intrigued me. With
    a proper name change, and a great auteur director, screenwriter and cast,
    CARTOON Girl could be turned into a massive artistic, arthouse Independent road
    trip Comedy/Drama film….ala Nebraska (Alexander Payne), Little Miss Sunshine (Dayton,
    Faris
    ), Y tu Mama Tambien (Alfonso Cuaron), Moonrise Kingdom,  Beast of the Southern Wild etc. It is such a fascinating idea that i so much want to see it getting made.

    A heartfelt, unique comedy/Drama with a great child actor attached and a superb older Supporting Actor (John Hawkes? Michael Shannon? Alan Arkin?  Christopher Plummer?) as the father/grandpa figure.
    Please let it happen! 


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    CARTOON GIRL
    Randall Green
    When a young boy finds out that the cartoon character he’s in love with is
    based on a real girl, he drags his single father on a road trip to track her
    down.


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    I can totally see Money Monster making it to the big screen. Get Jake Gyllenhaal and Robert De Niro and it could be great. Same for Shadow Run (after reading the little blurb of information, I think that it would be a good role for Ryan Gosling or Chris Evans). The rest……didn’t make me go “I would watch that!”

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    Nessie
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    I think Money Monster is being filmed with Jodie Foster as director (hmm) and Clooney starring.

    These are my favourites for the absolute biggest potential waste of money in history:

    SITUATION COMEDY
    Cat Vasko
    A young woman, feeling directionless, stumbles upon a mysterious courtyard where she is transported into a sitcom-like universe, becoming a major character on this “TV show.” To star Jennifer Lawrence, obviously.

    PROFESSOR PASGHETTI
    Jeff Feuerstein
    A famous children’s author, with an affinity for drugs and hookers, finds himself on a journey of self-discovery with a dead stripper and her eight year old son. Or “Weekend at Bernadette’s”.  To star Tom Hanks as the author and Sofia Vergara as the dead hooker.

    THE TAKEAWAY
    Julia Cox
    A young, play-it-safe, art restorer is swept up in a whirlwind romance with her charming boss, who turns out to be a worldclass thief. To star Lena Dunham and Matthew Mcconaughey.

    BIRD BOX
    Eric Heisserer
    A woman tries to lead her children to safety after the world is invaded by monsters who turn you insane upon sight.
    To star Cate Blanchett obviously.

    BEAUTY PAGEANT
    Evan Mirzi, Shea Mirzai
    After they unwittingly get their daughters disqualified from the child beauty circuit, two warring stagemothers are forced to go head to head in an adult beauty pageant. Reese Witherspoon vs. Sandra Bullock

    CATHERINE THE GREAT
    Kristina Lauren Anderson
    Sophia Augusta takes control of her life, her marriage, andher kingdom becoming Russia’s most celebrated and beloved monarch:
    Catherine the Great. To star: Angelina Jolie (obviously) and Secretariat.

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    babypook
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    Such amusing and fun reactions! Lol.

    Well, I LOVE historical biographies but I also cringe at a lot of them.  Catherine, is a favorite subject of mine.

    Anderson went to Loyola. I wonder if she studied history there, with a minor in Producery 101?

    I’m generally up for a monsterama as well.

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