The Scoggins Report: 2012 Year-End Pitch Sales Scorecard

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The Scoggins Report
by Jason Scoggins & Cindy Kaplan
January 14, 2013

2012 Year-End
Pitch Sales Scorecard

Welcome to our second annual Year-End Pitch Sales Scorecard.  As usual, it was fun to compile, but we have to admit it’s nice to have this puppy behind us:  Last year, buyers picked up a total of 81 pitches, down nearly 24% from 2011‘s total of 106.  We’re looking forward to turning our attention to the Year-End Spec Market Scorecard next week, since that seems to be what the studios did in 2012 as well.

Like last year, this edition of the Scoggins Report combines our Pitch Scorecard and Pitch Roundups into one document covering the whole of 2012.  We’ve inserted our year-over-year analysis into each Scorecard section below, which are followed by the Roundup sections, including the full year’s Weekly Activity Breakdown and an alphabetical list of each of 2012’s pitch sales, along with each project’s details.

So let’s get straight to it.  The following are the Top 5 Pitch Buyers and Sellers of 2012.  The number of sales for each company or person is to the right of their names.

 

Top 5 Buyers

1.    Universal – 11 (tie)

1.    Warner Bros. – 11 (tie)

2.    Disney – 9 (tie)

2.    Paramount – 9 (tie)

3.    Columbia Pictures – 7

 

Top 5 Agencies

1.    WME – 27

2.    CAA – 16

3.    UTA – 10

4.    ICM – 7

5.    Paradigm – 6

 

Top “5” Agents

1.    Mike Esola (WME) – 5

2.    Ida Ziniti (Paradigm) – 4 (tie)

3.    6-way tie3 (see full list below)


Top 5 Management Companies

1.    Circle of Confusion – 6 (tie)

1.    Energy – 6 (tie)

2.    Management 360 – 5 (tie)

2.    Mosaic – 5 (tie)

2.    Principato-Young – 5 (tie)

 

Top 5 Managers

1.    Brooklyn Weaver (Energy) – 6

2.    Britton Rizzio (Circle) – 4

3.    Allen Fischer (Principato-Young) – 3

4.    12-way tie2 (see full list below)

 

 

Overall Pitch Numbers

Here are overall pitch sales numbers for 2012 on their own…

 

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Total

2011

 2012 Pitch Sales

8

7

8

14

4

7

8

3

4

6

3

9

81

106

 2011 Pitch Sales

4

8

13

7

8

15

10

4

5

10

8

14

106

 

…and here are combined spec and pitch sales numbers for 2012.

 

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Total

2011

 Specs

12

14

14

11

12

14

4

13

8

12

7

7

128

119

 Pitches

8

7

8

14

4

7

8

3

4

6

3

9

81

106

 2012 Total

20

21

22

25

16

21

11

16

12

18

10

16

209

225

 2011 Totals

7

21

28

16

15

28

20

9

12

30

16

24

225

 

 

Pitch Sales By Genre

For the second year in a row, Comedy was the number one genre, followed by Action/Adventure, Sci-fi and Thriller.  Last year, the order was Comedy, Thriller and a tie for third between Action/Adventure and Drama.

 

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Total

%

 Action/Adventure

1

1

5

4

1

1

1

1

2

17

21%

 Comedy

2

4

1

4

2

2

4

2

1

4

2

3

31

38%

 Drama

1

1

2

1

1

6

7%

 Horror

1

1

2

2%

 Sci-fi

3

1

2

2

1

1

1

3

14

17%

 Thriller

2

1

2

2

1

2

1

11

14%

 

Pitch Sales By Buyer – Studios

The primary cause of the year-over-year drop in pitch sales is visible at a glance in the below grid.  Nearly every studio that bought pitches in 2011 bought fewer in 2012, including six of 2011’s buyers who didn’t buy any in 2012.  Only New Line bought more pitches in 2012 than 2011, and only Disney and New Regency were on par year-over-year.

 

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Total

2011

 Columbia

2

3

1

1

7

9

 Disney

1

3

1

2

2

9

9

 DreamWorks

1

1

2

 Fox

1

1

1

1

1

1

6

8

 Fox Searchlight

1

1

0

 Lionsgate

1

1

0

 MGM

1

1

0

 New Line

2

1

1

1

5

4

 New Regency

1

1

2

2

 Paramount

1

3

1

1

1

1

1

9

12

 Universal

1

1

1

3

1

1

3

11

12

 Warner Bros.

2

1

3

1

1

1

2

11

13


The studios that bought pitches in 2011 but not 2012 were:  CBS Films, Dimension, Focus, Fox 2000, Sony Pictures Animation and Summit (which has since merged with Lionsgate, which didn’t buy any pitches in 2011).  Those six companies bought a total of 9 pitches in 2011.

Here are the combined pitch and spec purchase numbers for studios that have bought at least one of each.  Names in bold are new since the last scorecard:

 

Pitches

Specs

Total

2011

Columbia

7

9

16

16

Disney

9

3

12

11

DreamWorks

1

1

2

6

Fox

6

6

12

16

Lionsgate

1

3

4

2

New Line

5

1

6

8

New Regency

2

3

5

2

Paramount

9

11

20

17

Universal

11

9

20

19

Warner Bros.

11

7

18

30

 

Pitch Sales By Buyer – Other Buyers


Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Total

2011

 1984 Films

1

1

2

0

 Bazelevs

1

1

1

 BroBible/Five All in

the Fifth

1

1

0

 Davis Entertainment

1

1

2

0

 Imagine

1

1

0

 Indian Paintbrush

1

1

2

1

Meteor Ent.

1

1

0

Nickelodeon Movies

1

1

0

Overbrook

1

1

0

 Parkes/MacDonald

1

1

0

Prospect Park

1

1

0

Reel FX

1

1

0

Sidney Kimmel

1

1

0

Square One

1

1

0

State Street

1

1

0

 


Here are the combined pitch and spec purchase numbers for the other buyers that have bought at least one of each:

 

Pitches

Specs

Total

2011

Bazelevs

1

2

3

1

Indian Paintbrush

2

2

4

1

Sidney Kimmel

1

1

2

3

Each of the following production companies has been attached to at least one pitch sale so far this year.  Companies in bold are new or were attached to an additional pitch sale since the last scorecard.

1stAveMachine

Akil Productions

Atlas Entertainment

Bluegrass Films (2)

Branded Films (2)

Break Media

Captivate Entertainment

Carousel

Chris Morgan Productions

Dan Jinks Co.

Di Novi Pictures

Disruption Entertainment

Electronic Arts

Escape Artists

Fake Empire

Four By Two Films (2)

Gary Sanchez Productions (2)

Grady Twins Productions

Gran Via

Hartbeat Productions

JC23 Entertainment

Imagine

Infinitum Nihil

Invention Films

Katzsmith Productions

LBI Entertainment

Langley Park

Mandeville (3)

Mark Gordon Company (2)

Offspring

Our Stories Films

Overbrook Entertainment

Original Film

Palermo Productions

Panay Films

Platinum Dunes

Point Grey Pictures

Rickard Pictures

Roth Films (2)

Ryan Murphy Productions

Smart Entertainment

Strange Weather Films

Top Cow

Vertigo Entertainment (2)

Viking Funeral

The Walsh Co.

Whitaker Entertainment

Wild West Picture Show

Wonderland Sound & Vision

 

Pitch Sales by Seller – Agencies

As dominant as WME was among the agencies in 2012, even it ended up shy of its 2011 pitch sale tally thanks to the studios’ reduced appetite in 2012.  Only Paradigm improved its performance year-over-year, jumping into the 5th place spot occupied by Gersh in 2011.  UTA came in third behind WME and CAA, swapping spots with last year’s third place agency, ICM.

 

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Total

2011

 APA

1

1

3

 CAA

1

3

2

2

1

1

1

1

1

3

16

25

 Gersh

1

1

1

3

6

 ICM

1

2

1

1

1

1

7

14

 Paradigm

1

2

1

1

1

6

4

 UTA

1

1

6

1

1

10

13

 Verve

1

1

1

1

4

5

 WME

4

1

1

4

2

2

4

1

1

4

1

2

27

28


Here are the combined pitch and spec sales numbers for agencies that have sold at least one of each:

 

Pitches

Specs

Total

2011

APA

1

10

11

11

CAA

16

15

31

50

Gersh

3

8

11

14

ICM

7

8

15

27

Paradigm

6

8

14

14

UTA

10

22

32

30

Verve

4

5

9

9

WME

27

34

61

50

For the second year in a row, WME’s Mike Esola topped the list of the 96 agents who were involved with at least one pitch sale in 2012.  People in bold are new or sold an additional pitch since the last scorecard.

 

Five:

Mike Esola                                    (WME)

 

Four:

Ida Ziniti                                    (Paradigm)

Sharon Jackson                        (WME)


Three:

Bill Zotti                                    (CAA)

Billy Hawkins                        (CAA)

David Karp                                    (WME)

Jeff Gorin                                    (WME)

Kimberly Bialek                        (WME)

Sarah Self                                    (WME)


Two:

Adam Venit                                    (WME)

Ari Greenburg                        (WME)

Blake Fronstin                        (WME)

Bryan Besser                        (Verve)

Danny Gabai                                    (WME)

David Kramer                        (UTA)

Geoff Morely                                    (UTA)

Jason Burns                                    (UTA)

Julien Thuan                                    (UTA)

Matt Rosen                                    (CAA)

Michael Sheresky                        (UTA)

Ramses Ishak                        (UTA)

Rowena Arguelles                        (CAA)

Simon Faber                                    (WME)

Trevor Astbury                        (Paradigm)

Todd Hoffman                        (ICM)

Valarie Phillips                        (Paradigm)

 

One:

Abram Nalibotsky                        (Gersh)

Adam Weinstein                        (Verve)

Adriana Alberghetti                        (WME)

Allan Haldeman                        (UTA)

Andrea Nelson-Meigs            (ICM)

Andy Patman                        (Paradigm)

Bayard Maybank                        (Gersh)

Bill Weinstein                        (Verve)

Blair Johan                                    (UTA)

Bob Hohman                                    (Gersh)

Brett Loncar                                    (CAA)

Brian DePersia                        (WME)

Brian Kend                                    (CAA)

Bryan Diperstein                        (ICM)

Charles King                                    (WME)

Charlie Ferraro                        (UTA)

Chris Till                                    (CAA)

Chris Von Goetz                        (ICM)

Christopher Smith                        (Paradigm)

Cliff Roberts                                    (WME)

Cori Wellins                                    (WME)

Dan Erlij                                    (UTA)

Dan Rabinow                        (CAA)

Danny Greenberg                        (WME)

Daniel Cohan                        (WME)

Dave Wirtschafter                        (WME)

Devra Lieb                                    (Gersh)

Dianne McGunigle                         (CAA)Elia Infascelli-Smith                        (WME)

Emile Gladstone                        (ICM)

Eric Garfinkel                         (Gersh)

Erin Junkin                                    (WME)

Esther Newberg                        (ICM)

Greg Cavic                                    (CAA)

Greg Hodes                                    (WME)

Hanley Baxter                        (WME)

Jason Hayman                        (CAA)

Jay Baker                                    (CAA)

Jay Mandel                                    (WME)

Jeremy Zimmer                        (UTA)

Jessica Kovacevic                        (WME)

Joe Cohen                                    (CAA)

John Burnham                        (ICM)

Jon Levin                                    (CAA)

Josh Hornston                        (UTA)

Josie Freedman                        (ICM)

Kevin Huvane                        (CAA)

Larry Salz                                    (UTA)

Lisa Harrison                                    (WME)

Mark Ross                                    (Paradigm)

Martin Lesak                                    (CAA)

Matt Rice                                    (UTA)

Melissa Myers                        (WME)

Nick Stevens                                    (WME)

Nicole Clemens                        (ICM)

Philip D’Amecourt                        (WME)

Phillip Raskind                        (WME)

Rebecca Ewing                        (UTA)

Rich Cook                                    (WME)

Rob Herting                                    (Verve)

Robert Bookman                        (CAA)

Robert Lazar                                    (ICM)

Ryan Saul                                    (APA)

Scott Carr                                    (UTA)

Scott Greenberg                        (CAA)

Spencer Baumgarten            (CAA)

Stephanie Ritz                        (WME)

Steve Smooke                        (CAA)

Susie Fox                                    (CAA)

Tim Phillips                                    (UTA)

 

Pitch Sales by Seller – Management Companies

 

The list of the top 5 management companies changed quite a bit from 2011 to 2012.  Three of 2011‘s top companies — Circle of Confusion, Management 360 and Mosaic — were on par year-over-year and made the list for the second year in a row in 2012.  But 2011‘s top two management companies, Madhouse and Anonymous, were replaced by Energy and Principato-Young in 2012.

 

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Total

2011

 3 Arts

1

1

1

3

6

 Abrams

1

1

0

 Anonymous

1

1

1

3

7

 Aperture

1

1

2

 Apostle

1

1

3

 Brillstein

1

1

1

 Caliber

2

1

1

4

0

 Circle of Confusion

2

1

2

1

6

6

 The Collective

1

1

0

 Energy

1

2

1

1

1

6

0

 Fourth Floor

1

1

0

 Generate

1

1

1

 The Gotham Group

1

1

1

3

5

 Industry

1

1

0

 H2F (DMG)

1

1

0

 Inphenate

1

1

0

 Kailey Marsh

1

1

0

 Kaplan/Perrone

1

1

1

3

5

 Larry Kennar

1

1

0

 Magnet

1

1

3

 Management 360

2

1

1

1

5

5

 Mosaic

1

1

1

2

5

5

 New Wave Ent.

2

2

0

 Oasis

1

1

0

 Principato-Young

1

1

1

1

1

5

2

 Rich Demato

1

1

0

 The Safran Co.

1

1

0

 Tom Sawyer

1

1

0

 Thruline

1

1

1


Here are the combined pitch and spec sales for management companies that have sold at least one of each in 2012.

 

Pitches

Specs

Total

2011

3 Arts

3

1

4

6

Anonymous

3

7

10

9

Aperture

1

1

2

2

Apostle

1

1

2

3

Brillstein

1

1

2

2

Caliber

4

1

5

2

Circle of Confusion

6

5

11

11

Energy

6

9

15

7

Fourth Floor

1

1

2

0

The Gotham Group

3

3

6

8

H2F (DMG)

1

1

2

7

Industry

1

4

5

3

Kailey Marsh

1

2

3

0

Kaplan/Perrone

3

6

9

10

Magnet Management

1

3

4

6

Management 360

4

2

6

6

Mosaic

4

5

9

5

New Wave Ent.

2

7

9

11

Oasis

1

1

2

0

Principato-Young

4

1

5

4

The Safran Co.

1

1

2

0

As you can see from the above, Energy’s Brooklyn Weaver more than doubled his pitch and spec sale tally year-over-year, and Brooklyn tops the below list of the 57 managers who were involved with at least one pitch sale in 2012.  People in bold are new or sold an additional pitch since the last scorecard.

 

Six:

Brooklyn Weaver                        (Energy)


Four:

Britton Rizzio                                    (Circle)

 

Three:

Allen Fischer                                    (PYE)

 

Two:

Aaron Kaplan                        (K/P)

Adam Marshall                        (Caliber)

Dallas Sonnier                        (Caliber)

Guymon Casady                        (Mgmt 360)

Jill McElroy                                    (Mgmt 360)

Josh Adler                                    (New Wave)

Joy Gorman                                    (Anonymous)

Michael Lasker                        (Mosaic)

Mike Goldberg                        (New Wave)

Paul Young                                    (PYE)

Peter McHugh                        (Gotham)

Sean Perrone                        (K/P)

One:

Adam Goldworm                        (Aperture)

Adam Kossack                        (Anonymous)

Adam Schulman                        (Anonymous)

Alex Lerner                                    (K/P)

Angelina Chen                        (Energy)

Benjamin Rowe                        (Oasis)

Bob Sobhani                                    (Magnet)

Brad Mendelsohn                        (Circle)

Chris Fenton                                    (H2F)

Darin Friedman                        (Mgmt 360)

David Becky                                    (3 Arts)

David Milner                                    (3 Arts)

E.  Brian Dobbins              (PYE)

Elana Barry                                    (Anonymous)

Ellen Goldsmith-Vein            (Gotham)

Eryn Brown                                    (Mgmt 360)

George Heller                        (Apostle)

Glenn Rigberg                        (Inphenate)

Gregory Shephard                        (Circle)

Greg Walter                                    (3 Arts)

Jeff Silver                                    (Fourth Floor)

Jennie Frisbie                        (Magnet)

Jeremy Platt                                    (Generate)

Jess Rosenthal                        (Industry)

Jesse Hara                                    (Haven)

Josh Kesselman                        (Thruline)

Josh Lieberman                        (3 Arts)

Julian Rosenberg                        (Caliber)

Kailey Marsh                                    (Station3)

Langley Perer                        (Mosaic)

Larry Kennar

Margaret Riley                        (Brillstein)

Molly Mandel                                    (Mosaic)

Noah Rosen                                    (Circle)

Peter Principato                        (PYE)

Randy Sherman                        (Thruline)

Rich Demato

Shawn Simon                        (Gotham)

Stacy Abrams

Susan Solomon                        (PYE)

Tom Drumm                                    (Safran)

Zach Tann                                    (Magnet)

 

2012 Weekly Pitch Sales Breakdown


Week of January 2 (New Year’s Day):

•       No pitch sales announced

 

Week of January 9:

•       ”Invasion

•       “The Vatican

 

Week of January 16:

•       “Something From Tiffany’s

 

Week of January 23 (Sundance):

•       “Kill Switch

•       “Prosthesis

•       “Untitled Brian Miller/Ryan Murphy Project

•       “Untitled Max Landis Space Adventure

 

Week of January 30:

•       “Untitled Oren Uziel Action Comedy

 

Week of February 6:

•       “Interpol

•       “Untitled Geoff LaTulippe Ensemble Comedy

 

Week of February 13:

•       “Untitled Zetumer Spy Thriller”

 

Week of February 20 (Presidents’ Day):

•       No pitch sales announced

 

Week of February 27:

•       “Archetype

•       “One Hit Wonders”

•       “Untitled Dracula Pitch

•       “Untitled Faxon/Rash Comedy”

 

Week of March 5:

•       No pitch sales announced

 

Week of March 12:

•       “Untitled Bermuda Triangle Project

 

Week of March 19

•       “The Signal

•       “Untitled Robinson Supernatural Teen Thriller

•       “Untitled Rodney Rothman Police Project

•       “Untitled Salvador Dali Project

•       “Untitled Shannon/Swift Horror Pitch

 

Week of March 26:

•       “Attila

•       “Royal Honour Society

 

Week of April 2:

•       “Speeding Bullet

•       “The Great Unknown

•       “Warren Lich

•       “Woogles

 

Week of April 9:

•       “Business Trip

•       “Status Update

•       “Untitled Rodney Rothman Mob Comedy Project

 

Week of April 16:

•       “Agent 13

•       “Need for Speed

•       “Untitled Overbrook/Stokes Action Thriller

 

Week of April 23:

•       “Law Zero

•       “No Hearts Club

•       “Untitled Country Western Love Story


Week of April 30:

•       “Untitled Basketball Wives Pitch

•       “Untitled Sci-Fi Dinosaur Pitch

 

Week of May 7:

•       “Untitled Michael Mitnick Musical Comedy

 

Week of May 14:

•       “Playdate

 

Week of May 21 (run-up to

Memorial Weekend):

•       “Untitled Chris Paciello Project

 

Week of May 28 (Memorial Day):

•       No pitch sales were announced

 

Week of June 4:

•       “Temple of Heaven

 

Week of June 11:

•       “Stuff of Legend

 

Week of June 18:

•       “Bloodstrike

•       “Ruin

•       “Untitled Allison Burnett Thriller

•       “Untitled Chris McCoy Romantic Comedy

•       “Untitled Scott Rosenberg Action Comedy

 

Week of June 25:

•       “Ride

 

Week of July 1 (Independence Day):

•       No pitch sales were announced

 

Week of July 8:

•       “The Rising

 

Week of July 15:

•       “Gunslingers

•       “The Canucks Fan Who…Got Comped for Game 5

•       “Untitled Drumm Project

 

Week of July 22:

•       “De-Friended

•       “The Gauntlet”

 

Week of July 30:

•       “Cupid

 

Week of August 6:

•       “Untitled Cohen/Johnston James Bond Spoof

 

Week of August 13:

•       “Untitled Southern Action Project

 

Week of August 20:

•       No pitch sales were announced

 

Week of August 27 (run-up to

Labor Day Weekend):

•       No pitch sales were announced

 

Week of September 3 (Labor Day, TIFF):

•       “Untitled Pally/Ozeri Comedy

 

Week of September 10 (TIFF):

•       “Abandonment Issues

•       “Metro 2033

 

Week of September 17

(Rosh Hashana):

•       “Spy Guys

 

Week of September 24:

•       No pitch sales were announced


Week of October 1

•       “The Lesbian”

•       “Untitled Threesome Comedy”

•       “Untitled Zak Penn Sci-Fi Project”

 

Week of October 8:

•       “Untitled Rebel Wilson Comedy”

 

Week of October 15:

•       “The Other F Word”

•       “Untitled Harnick/Cion Romantic Comedy”

 

Week of October 22:

•       No pitch sales announced

 

Week of October 29:

•       “Happy Birthday”

 

Week of November 5:

•       No pitch sales announced

 

Week of November 12:

•       No pitch sales announced


Week of November 19 (Thanksgiving):

•       No pitch sales announced

 

Week of November 26:

•       “Firemen

•       “Untitled Connolly & Newton Project

 

Week of December 3:

•       “Boston Strangler

•       “Get Hard

•       “Terra Incognita

•       “Untitled Don Quixote Project

 

Week of December 10:

•       “Friend Request

•       “Wither

 

Week of December 17:

•       “Revoc

•       “Theory of Everything

•       “Untitled Secret Service Comedy

 

Week of December 24 (Christmas):

•       No pitch sales announced.

 

Pitch Sales (alphabetical by title)

Note:  The following are presented as we originally listed them in the various 2012 Pitch Sales Roundups.

Abandonment Issues

Writers:  Mara Brock Akil

RepsICM (Andrea Nelson-Meigs, Chris Von Goetz)

BuyerParamount

Genre:  Drama

Attachments:  Akil will produce through Akil Productions with partner Salim Akil, who will also direct.

Logline:  Under wraps

 

Agent 13

Writer:  TS Nowlin

RepsWME (Mike Esola) and Caliber (Adam Marshall)

BuyerUniversal

Genre:  Sci-Fi

Attachments:  Rupert Wyatt to direct, Charlize Theron to star. Sean Daniel will produce through his Sean Daniel Company.

Notes:  Based on the graphic novel by Flint Dille and David Marconi.  Jason Brown will oversee for Sean Daniel Company

Logline:  Follows a man brainwashed by an evil organization. Once he realizes its true nature he commits to fight against it.

 

Archetype

Writers:  Guy Busick & Ryan Murphy

RepsParadigm (Trevor Astbury, Ida Ziniti)

BuyerDavis Entertainment

Genre:  Sci-Fi

Attachments:  Aaron Sims is attached to direct.  Davis’s John Davis will produce with John Norris.

Notes:  Based on Sims’ short film.  Brittany Morrissey will oversee for Davis.

Logline:  Movie will tell the story of an eight-foot-tall combat robot named RL7 that malfunctions during a mission, developing unexplained memories, causing its creators to investigate its odd behavior.

 

Attila

Writers:  Nick Schoenfeld

RepsICM (Bryan Diperstein, Todd Hoffman) and Management 360 (Jill McElroy)

BuyerWarner Bros.

Genre:  Thriller

Attachments:  Denise Di Novi will produce through her Di Novi Pictures.

Logline:  Story follows the formative years of the leader of the Huns, the man who brazenly attacked Rome and laid waste to much of Europe before dying under mysterious circumstances on his wedding night.

 

Bloodstrike

Writer:  Rob Liefeld

RepsEnergy Entertainment (Brooklyn Weaver)

Buyer1984 Films

Genre:  Action

Attachments:  Adi Shankar will produce with Weaver.

Notes:  Based on the ‘90s comic book series by Rob Liefeld.

Logline:  Follows a team of top-secret super agents/assassins who had died but were revived by the government via a secret initiative called “Project: Born Again.”

 

Boston Strangler

Writer:  Chuck Maclean (“Bridges on the Fort Point Channel”)

RepsCAA (Billy Hawkins) and Oasis (Benjamin Rowe)

BuyerWarner Bros.

Genre:  Thriller

Attachments:  Casey Affleck is attached to star.  Kevin McCormick will produce through his Langley Park Productions.

Logline:  Follows the search for the serial killer who terrorized Boston during the early 1960s.

 

Business Trip

Writer:  Steve Conrad

RepsCAA (Spencer Baumgarten) and The Collective (Ilan Breil)

BuyerNew Regency

Genre:  Comedy

Logline:  Under wraps.

 

Cupid

Writer:  Joe Nussbaum

RepsWME (Kimberly Bialek) and Principato Young (Allen Fischer)

BuyerWarner Bros.

Genre:  Comedy

AttachmentsBranded Films’ Russell Brand and Nik Linnen will produce.

Logline:  The god of love is forced to create the perfect romance.


De-Friended

Writers:  Fax Bahr & Harry Dunn

RepsCAA (Bill Zotti, Steve Smooke, Martin Lesak, Jason Heyman, Greg Cavic) and Circle of Confusion (Brad Mendelsohn)

BuyerColumbia

Genre:  Comedy

Attachments:  Steve Tisch, Todd Black and Jason Blumenthal producing through their Escape Artists.

Logline:  A lonely woman in her late 30s seeks revenge against a popular girl from high school who de-friends her on Facebook.


Firemen

Writer:  Rob Liefeld

RepsEnergy (Brooklyn Weaver)

BuyerMeteor Entertainment

Genre:  Action adventure

Notes:  Meteor is developing the feature and videogame versions simultaneously.

Logline:  Under wraps, but said to be a high concept PG-13 tentpole in the tone of “Transformers.”


Friend Request

Writer:  Christopher Baldi

RepsCAA (Bill Zotti) and New Wave (Josh Adler, Mike Goldberg)

BuyerNickelodeon Movies

Genre:  Comedy

Logline:  Under wraps.

 

Get Hard

Writers:  Ian Roberts & Jay Martel (“Key and Peele”)

RepsVerve (Bill Weinstein) and Principato Young (Allen Fischer, Peter Principato, Susan Solomon)

BuyerWarner Bros.

Genre:  Comedy

Attachments:  Will Ferrell will star with Kevin Hart and produce through Gary Sanchez Productions.

Logline:  When a rich, soft-handed investment bank manager is sentenced to a maximum security prison for a crime he didn’t commit, he hires the streetwise guy who normally washes his car to get him ready to do hard time in the 30 days before he has to report to prison.

 

Gunslingers

Writer:  Randall Wallace

RepsWME (Kimberly Bialik, Blake Fronstin, Ari Greenburg, David Wirtschafter)

BuyerNew Regency

Genre:  Action/adventure

Attachments:  Vince Vaughn to star and produce through his Wild West Picture Show.

Notes:  Price was reportedly mid-six figures.

Logline:  Set in modern day Los Angeles, where heroic and iconic characters from the past collide with contemporary urban reality.

 

Happy Birthday

Writers:  Jeremy Miller & Dan Cohn (“Entourage”)

RepsWME (Danny Greenberg, Rich Cook) and Brillstein Entertainment Partners (Margaret Riley)

BuyerDisney

Genre:  Comedy

Attachments:  Chris and Jim Whitaker will produce through Whitaker Entertainment.

Notes:  Elizabeth Ingold will supervise for the studio.

Logline:  Follows a man who, dreading his 40th birthday, vows never to have another birthday again.  When he unexpectedly has his wish granted, the man finds that, in the absence of new birthdays, old ones are coming back to haunt him and he’s reliving some of his very worst.

 

Interpol

Writers:  Brant Boivin & Jonathan Keasey

RepsParadigm (Valarie Phillips) and Kaplan/Perrone (Alex Lerner)

BuyerColumbia

Genre:  Action comedy

AttachmentsOverbrook’s Will Smith, James Lassiter and Ken Stovitz will produce.

 

Invasion

Writer:  J. Daniel Shaffer

RepsVerve (Bryan Besser, Rob Herting)

BuyerReel FX

Genre:  Supernatural thriller

Attachments:  Brad Peyton (“Journey 2:  The Mysterious Island”) attached to direct and produce with Strange Weather Films’ Andrew Adamson and Cary Granat.

Logline:  Revolves around a group of unarmed and unprepared students from Philadelphia who have to become soldiers to survive an attack by a supernatural force.  In the vein of CLOVERFIELD.

 

Kill Switch

Writer:  Ken Woodruff

RepsWME (Mike Esola) and manager Rich Demato

BuyerWarner Bros.

Genre:  Action comedy

AttachmentsJC23 Entertainment’s Michael Aguilar to produce.

 

Law Zero

Writers:  Bruno Zacharias & Miguel “MacGregor” de Olaso

RepsUTA and Mosaic

BuyerWarner Bros.

Genre:  Sci-fi action

AttachmentsVertigo’s Roy Lee will produce.

Logline:  Under wraps.

 

Metro 2033

Writer:  F. Scott Frazier

RepsWME (Daniel Cohan, Mike Esola) and H2F (Chris Fenton)

BuyerMGM

Genre:  Sci-fi action

Attachments:  Mark Johnson will produce through his Gran Via along with Eugene Efuni and Marina Hall.

Notes:  Mark Ceryak will oversee for Gran Via.  Based on the 2005 Russian sci-fi novel by Dmitri Glukhovsky.

Logline:  Set in 2033 after a nuclear holocaust devastates Moscow and survivors head underground.  A young survivor is forced to go on a journey that will see him deal with mutants, soldiers of a Fourth Reich and political factions of various metro stations in order to reach the surface.

 

Need for Speed

Writer:  George Gatins

RepsUTA (Blair Johan, Larry Salz, Jeremy Zimmer)

BuyerDreamWorks

Genre:  Thriller

Attachments:  John Gatins (“REAL STEEL”) will produce along with Electronic Arts.

Notes:  Jonathan Eirich and Mark Sourian will oversee for DreamWorks.

Logline:  Adaptation of the EA video game series in the vein of THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS.


No Hearts Club

Writer:  Ben Schwartz

RepsWME (Brian DePersia) and Tom Sawyer Entertainment (Jesse Hara)

BuyerUniversal

Genre:  Romantic comedy

Attachments:  Brian Grazer will produce and Kim Roth will executive produce for Imagine.

Notes:  Maradith Frankel will oversee for Universal.

Logline:  Under wraps.

 

One Hit Wonders

Writers:  Ian Brennan & Brad Falchuk & Ryan Murphy

RepsCAA (Rowena Arguelles, Kevin Huvane)

BuyerColumbia

Genre:  Comedy, musical

Attachments:  Murphy will direct and produce through his Ryan Murphy Productions.  Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, Cameron Diaz and Andy Samberg attached to star (Beyonce had also been rumored to be attached to star).  Paltrow will also produce.

NotesReportedly

 sold preemptively for seven figures.  Amy Pascal will oversee for Columbia.Logline:  Three singers who each scored a top hit song in the 1990’s watch their careers go down the drain, so they decide to form a super group.

 

Playdate

Writers:  Tim Hill & Dave Johnson

RepsGersh (Abram Nalibotsky) and Principato-Young (Peter Principato, Paul Young)

BuyerFox

Genre:  Comedy

Attachments:  Hill (“Hop,” “Alvin and the Chipmunks”) will direct. Nicky Weinstock will produce for Invention Films.

Logline:  Under wraps.

 

Prosthesis

Writer:  Arvind Palep

RepsWME (Elia Infascelli-Smith) and The Gotham Group (Peter McHugh)

BuyerUniversal

Genre:  Action sci-fi

Attachments:  Palep is attached to direct.  Serge Patzak will produce for 1stAveMachine alongside Sam Penfield and Gotham’s McHugh, Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and Eric Robinson.

Notes:  Sold based on Palep’s 10-minute VFX storyboard presentation; currently an open writing assignment.  Anikah MacLaren will oversee for Universal.

Logline:  Under wraps, said to be an epic set in immersive worlds parallel to our own.

 

Revoc

Writer:  Olaf de Fleur Johannesson (“City State”)

RepsWME (David Karp, Philip Raskind) and Thruline (Josh Kesselman, Danny Sherman)

BuyerLionsgate

Genre:  Sci-fi thriller

AttachmentsMandeville’s David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman will produce.

Logline:  Under wraps, but said to be in the vein of “District 9” and “Moon.”

 


Ride

Writer:  Jeremy Passmore & Andre Fabrizio

RepsParadigm (Trevor Astbury, Valarie Philips) and Aperture (Adam Goldworm)

BuyerFox

Genre:  Action

Attachments:  Vince Vaughn, Victoria Vaughn and Sandra J. Smith will produce for Wild West Picture Show.

Logline:  Under wraps.

 

Royal Honour Society

Writer:  Ernest Lupinacci

RepsCAA (John Levin) and Mosaic (Jimmy Miller)

BuyerColumbia Pictures

Genre:  Adventure

Attachments:  Joe Roth and Palak Patel will produce through Roth Films.

Logline:  Pitched as being in the vein of X-Men, the 19th century tale centers on a young Winston Churchill as he is tasked to form a secret society of the most brilliant young minds of the time (H.G. Wells, Robert Louis Stevenson, Mary Wolstonecraft [Mary Shelley], Jules Verne, Rudyard Kipling, and Bram Stoker) to fight the forces of evil and save the world in a series of adventures that would later be fictionalized into each writer’s most acclaimed novels.

 

Ruin

Writers:  Wes Ball & T.S. Nowlin

RepsAPA (Ryan Saul) and The Gotham Group (Peter McHugh)

BuyerFox

Genre:  Sci-fi action

AttachmentsMcG will produce through Wonderland Sound & Vision.

Notes:  Based on the short film “Ruin,” directed by Ball.

Logline:  Under wraps.

 

Something From Tiffany’s

Writer:  Melissa Stack

RepsParadigm (Mark Ross, Christopher Smith, Ida Ziniti) and Kaplan/Perrone (Aaron Kaplan, Sean Perrone)

BuyerFox

Genre:  Romantic comedy

AttachmentsLBI Entertainment’s Julie Yorn will produce

Notes:  Daria Cercek to oversee for Fox

Logline:  In the vein of THE FIRST WIVES CLUB, but with younger leads.

 

Speeding Bullet

Writers:  Jeremiah Friedman & Nick Palmer

RepsUTA (Jason Burns, Rebecca Ewing, David Kramer, Geoff Morley)

BuyerUniversal

Genre:  Action

Attachments:  Seth Graham-Smith & David Katzenberg will produce through their Katzsmith banner.

Logline:  In the vein of “DIE HARD.”

 

Spy Guys

Writer:  Adam Sztykiel

RepsUTA (Allan Haldeman, Charlie Ferraro, Tim Phillips) and Kaplan/Perrone (Aaron Kaplan, Sean Perrone)

BuyerNew Line

Genre:  Action comedy

Attachments:  Jorma Taccone (“MacGruber”) will direct; John Rickard will produce through his Rickard Pictures.

Logline:  While attending a friend’s wedding in Europe, a CIA operative is framed and becomes an enemy of the state.  Now on his own, he’s forced to reveal his true identity to and enlist the help of his Average Joe buddies to clear his name.

 

Status Update

Writers:  Randi Barnes & Sascha Rothchild

RepsWME (Sarah Self), Paradigm (Ida Ziniti) and Apostle (George Heller)

BuyerParamount

Genre:  Comedy

AttachmentsFake Empire‘s Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage will produce.

Logline:  High school comedy centering on social media, particularly Facebook.

 

Stuff of Legend

Writers:  Shawn Christensen

RepsVerve (Bryan Besser) and Caliber Media (Dallas Sonnier)

BuyerDisney

Genre:  Fantasy adventure

Attachments:  Commercial and music video director Pete Candeland to helm.  Mandeville Films’ Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman will produce with David Manpearl.  FilmEngine’s Jake Wagner will executive produce.

Notes:  Based on the graphic novel by Mike Raicht & Brian Smith and illustrated by Paul Wilson III. Will be a live action/CGI hybrid.

LoglineToy Story meets The Chronicles of Narnia.  Set in 1944, centers on a boy who is abducted by the Bogeyman and dragged into a realm called “The Dark.” The boy’s puppy rallies his toys to follow his master in a rescue mission. Once in the closet, each toy becomes menacingly large and agile, and engages in a war with the Bogeyman’s forces, comprised of the other toys stored in the closet, a mix of medieval knights, cowboys and toy soldiers.

 

Temple of Heaven

Writers:  Chad St. John

RepsCAA (Spencer Baumgarten & Billy Hawkins)

BuyerWarner Bros.

Genre:  Action adventure

Attachments:  Jason Reed and Michael Andreen will produce.

Logline:  Under wraps, but said to be based on aspects of Chinese mythology.

 

Terra Incognita

Writer:  Nicole Perlman (“Guardians of the Galaxy”)

RepsCAA (Chris Till) and Management 360 (Jill McElroy)

BuyerDisney

Genre:  Action adventure

Attachments:  Justin Springer (“TRON: Legacy”) will produce.

Logline:  Under wraps.


The Canucks Fan Who Drove 1,000 Miles for a Game, Partied with the Owner, Drank with Beautiful Women, Nearly Died, and Got Comped for Game 5

Writers:  Peter Hoare & Chris Lilli

RepsKailey Marsh Management (Kailey Marsh)

BuyersState Street and BroBible/Five All in the Fifth Entertainment

Genre:  Comedy

Notes:  Based on the 2011 Deadspin article.

Logline:  Centers around the true story of four best friends from Vancouver who travel to San Jose to watch their beloved Canucks play in the NHL Western Conference Finals.  What ensues during that 24-hour period becomes fodder for one of the greatest bar stories ever told.

 

The Gauntlet

Writer:  Dana Fox (pitch)

RepsWME (Cliff Roberts, Cori Wellins) and Anonymous Content (Joy Gorman)

BuyerUniversal

Genre:  Romantic comedy

Attachments:  Scott Stuber will produce through his Bluegrass Films.

Notes:  Kristen Lowe to oversee for Universal.  Based on an idea by Stuber and Fox.  Fox will not be writing the script.

Logline:  Centers on a woman fresh off a relationship with a liar and an all-around bad person.  When she meets a new guy who is actually a good catch, he must endure the overprotective nature of her friends and family.

 

The Great Unknown

Writer:  Michael Starrbury

RepsCAA (Bill Zotti & Dan Rabinow) and Caliber (Julian Rosenberg & Dallas Sonnier)

BuyerNew Line

Genre:  Action comedy

Attachments:  Jorma Taccone (“MACGRUBER”) to direct.  Mark Gordon Company’s Mark Gordon and Jennifer Todd will produce.

Notes: Based on the comic by Duncan Rouleau.  Drew Simon will oversee for Mark Gordon.

Logline:  Centers on a slacker with delusions of grandeur who believes his so-called great ideas are popping up elsewhere. After failing to convince his friends and family that his mind is being pilfered, he goes on a quest to solve the mystery behind the idea thefts.

 

The Lesbian

Writer:  Sacha Baron Cohen (story)

RepsWME (Adam Venit, Jeff Gorin, Nick Stevens, Sharon Jackson)

BuyerParamount

Genre:  Comedy

Attachments:  Cohen will star and produce through his Four by Two Films.

Notes:  Cohen won’t write the script; Paramount is already out to writers to take over.

Logline:  Inspired by Cecil Chao, the Hong Kong billionaire who offered $65 million to any man who succeeded in marrying his lesbian daughter. Chao’s offer made international headlines following reports that his daughter had a French church bless her relationship with her longtime girlfriend.

 

The Other F Word

Writers:  Jason Segel & Drew Pearce

RepsWME (Sharon Jackson, Greg Hodes, Melissa Myers, Philip D’Amecourt) and Abrams Entertainment (Stacy Abrams)

BuyerFox

Genre:  Drama

Attachments:  Segel and Pearce will executive produce.

Notes:  Based on the documentary of the same name.

Logline:  Explores the world of aging punk rock musicians as they transition into fatherhood and try to maintain the contrast between their anti-authoritarian lifestyle with the responsibilities of being a dad.

 

The Rising

Writer:  Soo Hugh

RepsWME (David Karp) and Circle of Confusion (Britton Rizzio)

BuyerParamount

Genre:  Thriller

AttachmentsPlatinum Dunes’ Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller will produce.

Logline:  Under wraps

 

The Signal

Writer:  Brad Ingelsby

RepsWME (Mike Esola) and Energy Entertainment (Brooklyn Weaver)

BuyerIndian Paintbrush

Genre: Sci-Fi

Attachments:  Steven Rales and Mark Roybal will produce for Indian Paintbrush.

Logline:  Under wraps, said to be a contained family adventure with a sci-fi element.


The Vatican

Writer:  Dave Cohen

RepsICM (Emile Gladstone) and Generate (Jeremy Platt)

BuyerWarner Bros.

Genre:  Thriller

Attachments:  William Brent Bell (“The Devil Inside”) to direct.  Vertigo’s Roy Lee to produce with Lawrence Grey and John Powers Middleton.

Logline:  Found footage conspiracy-driven thriller.

 

Theory of Everything

Writer:  Daniel Casey (“Hitman 2”)

RepsWME (Mike Esola) and Circle of Confusion (Noah Rosen)

BuyerFox

Genre:  Sci-fi action thriller

AttachmentsDan Jinks will produce through his eponymous company.  Top Cow’s Marc Silvestri and Matt Hawkins will executive produce.  Nick Nantell, who contributed to the story, will co-produce.

Notes:  Based on the Top Cow one-shot from its 2011 “pilot season.”  Mike Ireland will oversee for Fox.

Logline:  Follows a disgraced scientist as he seeks to rescue his wife — a woman previously assumed dead — from a parallel dimension.


Untitled Allison Burnett Thriller

Writer:  Allison Burnett

RepsGersh (Bob Hohman, Devra Lieb, Bayard Maybank) and Industry Entertainment (Jess Rosenthal)

BuyerNew Line

Genre:  Thriller

Logline:  A noir thriller with sensuality and intrigue, in the tradition of Body Heat.

 

Untitled Basketball Wives Pitch

Writer:  Elizabeth Hunter

RepsWME (Charles King) and Anonymous Content (Elana Barry, Joy Gorman)

BuyerFox Searchlight

Genre:  Drama

Attachments:  Shaunie O’Neal will produce with Our Stories Films’ Tracey Edmonds.  Glendon Palmer and Phil Robinson will executive produce.

Notes:  Loosely based on the life of VH1’s Basketball Wives star O’Neal.

Logline:  Centers around a young woman who follows her boyfriend to Miami after he gets drafted into the NBA.  Thrust into the world of professional sports, she meets and learns from the sisterhood of players’ wives and learns from their trials and tribulations.

 

Untitled Bermuda Triangle Project

Writers:  Alfred Gough & Miles Millar

RepsCAA (Matt Rosen)

BuyerUniversal

Genre:  Sci-Fi

Attachments:  Scott Stuber will produce through his Bluegrass Films banner (fka Stuber Pictures).

Logline:  Under wraps, but centers on the disappearances at the Bermuda Triangle.

 

Untitled Brian Miller/Ryan Murphy Project

Writers:  Ryan Murphy & Brian Miller

RepsCAA (Rowena Arguelles, Billy Hawkins, Matt Rosen) and 3 Arts

BuyerColumbia

Genre:  Horror sci-fi

AttachmentsJohn Palermo to produce through his eponymous shingle with Murphy.

 

Untitled Chris McCoy Romantic Comedy

Writer:  Chris McCoy

RepsWME (Jeff Gorin, Sharon Jackson, Simon Faber) and The Gotham Group (Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Shawn Simon)

BuyerDisney

Genre:  Romantic comedy

AttachmentsMandeville Films’ Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman will produce.

Logline:  Under wraps, but said to involve iconic fairy tales.


Untitled Chris Paciello Project

Writer:  Adam Mazer

RepsICM (John Burnham) and Inphenate (Glenn Rigberg)

BuyerNew Line

Genre:  Drama

AttachmentsAtlas Entertainment’s Chuck Roven, William Green and Richard Suckle will produce and Andy Horwitz will co-produce.

Notes:  Richard Brener and Walter Hamada to oversee for New Line.

Logline:  Based on the life of Miami nightclub owner Chris Paciello, aka the “King of Miami.”  Paciello turned South Beach into one of the 1990’s hottest party destinations before serving time for his role in a robbery-turned-murder.  He reportedly had mafia ties and was linked romantically to Madonna and Sofia Vergara.

 

Untitled Cohen/Johnston James Bond Spoof

Writers:  Sacha Baron Cohen & Phil Johnston

RepsCAA (Gregory McKnight, John Garvey), WME (Adam Venit, Jeff Gorin) and Management 360 (Eryn Brown)

BuyerParamount

Genre:  Comedy

Attachments:  Reports say Sacha Baron Cohen is likely to star in and produce through his Four by Two Films.

Logline:  A James Bond-like spy is forced to go on the run with his long-lost brother, a moronic soccer hooligan.

 

Untitled Connolly & Newton Project

Writers:  Derek Connolly (“Safety Not Guaranteed”)

RepsVerve (Adam Weinstein)

BuyerDisney/Pixar

Genre:  Comedy

Attachments:  Teddy Newton (Pixar’s “Day & Night” short) is attached to direct.

Logline:  Under wraps.

 

Untitled Country & Western Love Story

Writer:  Brandon Camp

RepsUTA (David Kramer, Matt Rice)

BuyerNew Line

Genre:  Musical drama

AttachmentsOffspring’s Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot will produce, Matt Smith will executive produce.

Logline:  Nicholas Sparks-style love story in the vein of “ROCK OF AGES,” but with country & western music.

 

Untitled Don Quixote Project

Writers:  Steve Pink & Jeff Morris

RepsUTA (Josh Hornstock, Ramses Ishak, Michael Sheresky), Mosaic (Langley Perer) and Caliber (Adam Marshall)

BuyerDisney

Genre:  Action adventure

AttachmentsInfinitum Nihil’s Johnny Depp and Christi Dembrowski will produce.

Logline:  A modern re-imagining of Don Quixote.


Untitled Dracula Pitch

Writer:  Jason Keller

RepsCAA (Scott Greenberg) and Management 360 (Guymon Casady)

Buyer:  Columbia Pictures

Genre:  Period horror

AttachmentsRoth Films’ Joe Roth and Palak Patel will produce.

NotesReportedly

 sold for high six against seven figures.Logline:  Period version of Dracula’s origin story.

 

Untitled Drumm Project

Writer:  John Drumm

RepsThe Safran Company (Tom Drumm)

BuyerDavis Entertainment

Genre:  Thriller

Attachments:  John Davis will produce.

Logline:  Under wraps.

 

Untitled Faxon/Rash Comedy

Writers:  Nat Faxon & Jim Rash

RepsCAA (Jay Baker, Brian Kend, Brett Loncar) and Principato-Young (Brian Dobbins, Paul Young)

BuyerIndian Paintbrush

Genre:  Action comedy

Attachments:  Kristen Wiig attached to star.  Steven Rales and Mark Roybal will produce for Indian Paintbrush along with Kevin Walsh.  Faxon and Rash will executive produce.

Notes:  Peter McPartlin will oversee for Indian Paintbrush.

Logline:  Under wraps.

 

Untitled Geoff LaTulippe Ensemble Comedy

Writer:  Geoff LaTulippe (“Going The Distance ”)

RepsWME (Sarah Self) and Mosaic (Michael Lasker)

BuyerParamount

Genre:  Comedy

Attachments:  LaTulippe is attached to direct.  Marti Noxon and Dawn Olmstead will produce.

 

Untitled Harnick/Cion Romantic Comedy

Writers:  Annie Harnick & Nick Cion

RepsICM (Bryan Diperstein, Esther Newberg, Josie Freedman, Todd Hoffman)

BuyerSidney Kimmel Entertainment

Genre:  Romantic Comedy

Notes:  Harnick and Cion are currently students at Harvard and Princeton, respectively.

Logline:  TBA.

 

Untitled Max Landis Space Adventure

Writer:  Max Landis

RepsWME (Dannay Gabai, David Karp) and Circle of Confusion (Britton Rizzio)

Genre:  Sci-fi adventure

BuyerDisney

Attachments:  Andrew Panay’s Panay Films to produce.

Logline:  Centers on a brother and sister as they undertake an epic adventure.

 

Untitled Michael Mitnick Musical Comedy

Writer:  Michael Mitnick

RepsWME (Simon Faber) and Fourth Floor (Jeff Silver)

BuyerUniversal

Genre:  Musical comedy

Attachments:  The Mark Gordon Company’s Mark Gordon and Jennifer Todd will produce.

Notes:  Sara Scott and Maradith Frenkel will oversee for Universal.

Logline: Under wraps.

 

Untitled Oren Uziel Action Comedy

Writer:  Oren Uziel (“The Kitchen Sink ”)

RepsWME (Sharon Jackson) and Circle of Confusion (Britton Rizzio)

BuyerColumbia

Genre:  Action comedy

Attachments:  Neal Moritz’s Original Film to produce.

Notes:  Lauren Abrahams will oversee for Columbia.

Logline:  DIE HARD meets HOME ALONE.

 

Untitled Overbrook/Stokes Action Thriller

Writer:  Jonathan Stokes

RepsUTA (Michael Sheresky, Ramses Ishak, Scott Carr, Geoff Morely) and Energy Entertainment (Brooklyn Weaver)

BuyerOverbrook

Genre:  Action thriller

Logline:  Under wraps.

 

Untitled Pally/Ozeri Comedy

Writers:  Adam Pally & Gil Ozeri

RepsCAA (Dianne McGunigle, Susie Fox), 3 Arts (Greg Walter, Josh Lieberman) and Mosaic (Molly Mandel)

BuyerDisney

Genre:  Comedy

AttachmentsGary Sanchez’s Adam McKay, Will Ferrell, Chris Henchy and Kevin Messick will produce.

Notes:  Kristin Burr will oversee for Disney.

Logline:  Under wraps.

 

Untitled Rebel Wilson Comedy

Writer:  Rebel Wilson

RepsWME (Jessica Kovacevic, Lisa Harrison, Sarah Self, Sharon Jackson, Stephanie Ritz) and 3 Arts (David Becky)

BuyerUniversal

Genre:  Comedy

Attachments:  Wilson will star and produce.

Logline:  TBA.

 

Untitled Robinson Supernatural Teen Thriller Project

Writer:  Angela Robinson

RepsICM (Nicole Clemens) and Larry Kennar Entertainment (Larry Kennar)

BuyerParamount

Genre:  Supernatural thriller

Attachments:  Robinson will produce with Grady Twins Productions’ Dawn Olmstead and Marti Noxon.


Untitled Rodney Rothman Mob Comedy

Writer:  Rodney Rothman

RepsUTA (Julien Thuan)

BuyerWarner Bros.

Genre:  Comedy

Attachments:  Max Winkler to direct, Jake Johnson to star.

Logline:  Under wraps.


Untitled Rodney Rothman Police Project

Writer:  Rodney Rothman

RepsUTA (Dan Erlij, Julien Thuan, Matt Rice) and 3 Arts (David Miner)

BuyerParamount

Genre:  Comedy

Attachments:  Kevin Hart and Seth Rogen will star.  Hart and Rothman will produce through their Hartbeat Productions and Viking Funeral banners, respectively, along with Rogen and Evan Goldberg through their Point Grey Pictures.

Logline:  The first interracial police pairing in law enforcement history.

 

Untitled Salvador Dali Project

Writer:  Paige Cameron

Genre:  Drama

BuyerImagine Entertainment

Attachments:  Imagine’s Brian Grazer will produce and Anna Culp will executive produce with Cameron.

Logline:  Centers on Salvador Dali’s influences on art, cinema, and fashion as well as his tumultuous marriage to his equally vivid wife, Gala.


Untitled Sci-fi Dinosaur Project

Writer:  John Clisham & Mike Bayman

RepsUTA (Geoff Morley)

BuyerWarner Bros.

Genre:  Sci-fi action

Attachments:  Bayman will produce along with Break Media, which originally developed the project as a large scale web series.

Logline:  A rapidly evolving species of dinosaur attacks modern Los Angeles.

 

Untitled Scott Rosenberg Action Comedy

Writers:  Scott Rosenberg

RepsWME (Adriana Alberghetti, Ari Greenburg)

BuyerDisney

Genre:  Action comedy

Attachments:  John Jacobs’ Smart Entertainment will produce.

Notes:  Sold for seven figures.

Logline:  Under wraps.

 

Untitled Secret Service Comedy

Writers:  Aaron Buchsbaum & Teddy Riley (“El Tigre”)

RepsParadigm (Andy Patman, Mark Ross, Ida Ziniti) and Mosaic (Michael Lasker)

BuyerParkes/MacDonald

Genre:  Action comedy

Attachments:  Parkes/MacDonald’s Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald will produce and Marc Restighini will executive produce.

Logline:  Under wraps.
Untitled Shannon/Swift Horror Pitch

Writers:  Damian Shannon & Mark Swift

RepsMagnet Management (Bob Sobhani, Jennie Frisbie, Zach Tann)

BuyerParamount

Genre:  Horror

Attachments:  Shannon & Swift will direct.  Mary Parent will produce through her Disruption Entertainment.

Notes:  Cale Boyter will oversee for Disruption.

 

Untitled Southern Action Project

Writer:  Dutch Southern

RepsGersh (Eric Garfinkel) and Energy Entertainment (Brooklyn Weaver, Angelina Chen)

Buyer1984 Defense Contractors

Genre:  Action

Attachments:  1984‘s Adi Shankar will produce.

Logline:  An all-female take on “The Expendables.”

 

Untitled Threesome Comedy

Writer:  Leah Rachel

RepsWME (Erin Junkin, Hanley Baxter, Rich Cook) and Anonymous Content (Adam Kossack, Adam Shulman)

BuyerUniversal

Genre:  Comedy

AttachmentsGary Sanchez’s Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Kevin Messick, and Chris Henchy will produce.

Logline:  TBA.

 

Untitled Zak Penn Sci-Fi Project

Writer:  Zak Penn

RepsCAA (Joe Cohen, Robert Bookman) and Anonymous Content (Adam Kossack, Adam Shulman)

BuyerUniversal

Genre:  Sci-fi action

Attachments:  Penn will direct.  Chris Morgan will produce through his Chris Morgan Productions.

Logline:  Under wraps, but said to be in the vein of “Chronicle.”

 

Untitled Zetumer Spy Thriller

Writer:  Josh Zetumer

RepsUTA (Jason Burns) and Management 360 (Guymon Casady, Darin Friedman)

BuyerWarner Bros.

Genre:  Thriller

Attachments:  Rubin Fleischer will produce with Captivate’s Jeffrey Weiner and Ben Smith and Management 360’s Casady and Friedman.


Warren Lich

Writer:  Francisco Lorite

RepsICM (Robert Lazar) and Energy Entertainment (Brooklyn Weaver)

BuyerSquare One Entertainment

Genre:  Thriller

Attachments:  Shaun Rana to direct. David Gerson will produce.

Logline:  In a dystopian future, the government hires a private investigator named Warren Lich to hunt down and kill a terrorist leader.  During his investigation, Lich discovers he can’t separate his friends from his enemies.


Wither

Writer:  Stephanie Koff

RepsNew Wave (Josh Adler, Mike Goldberg)                 

BuyerProspect Park

Genre:  Sci-fi thriller

Attachments:  Aly and AJ Michalka are attached to produce and star.

Notes:  Based on the first novel in the “Chemical Garden” trilogy by Lauren DeStefano.

Logline:  In the future, scientists have succeeded in engineering a perfect generation of humans, free of illness and disorders…but with a lifespan of just 25 years.

 

Woogles

Writers:  Nick Antosca & Ned Vizzini and Max Landis (story)

RepsWME (Blake Fronstin, Danny Gabai, David Karp, Jay Mandel) and Circle of Confusion (Britton Rizzio, Gregory Shephard)

BuyerBazelevs Production

Genre:  Family adventure

Attachments:  Max Landis to produce with Bazelevs’ Timur Bekmambetov.

Logline:  Edgy family adventure.

 

Alphabetical List of Titles

Abandonment Issues

Agent 13

Archetype

Attila

Bloodstrike

Boston Strangler

Business Trip

Cupid

De-Friended

Firemen

Friend Request

Get Hard

Gunslingers

Happy Birthday

Interpol

Invasion

Kill Switch

Law Zero

Metro 2033

Need for Speed

No Hearts Club

One Hit Wonders

Playdate

Prosthesis

Revoc

Ride

Royal Honour Society

Ruin

Something From Tiffany’s

Speeding Bullet

Spy Guys

Status Update

Stuff of Legend

Temple of Heaven

Terra Incognita

The Canucks Fan Who…

The Gauntlet

The Great Unknown

The Lesbian

The Other F Word

The Rising

The Signal

The Vatican

Theory of Everything

Untitled Allison Burnett Thriller

Untitled Basketball Wives Pitch

Untitled Bermuda Triangle Project

Untitled Brian Miller/Ryan Murphy Project

Untitled Chris McCoy Romantic Comedy

Untitled Chris Paciello Project

Untitled Cohen/Johnston James Bond Spoof

Untitled Connolly & Newton Project

Untitled Country Western Love Story

Untitled Don Quixote Project

Untitled Dracula Pitch

Untitled Drumm Project

Untitled Faxon/Rash Comedy

Untitled Geoff LaTulippe Ensemble Comedy

Untitled Harnick/Cion Romantic Comedy

Untitled Max Landis Space Adventure

Untitled Michael Mitnick Musical Comedy

Untitled Oren Uziel Action Comedy

Untitled Overbrook/Stokes Action Thriller

Untitled Pally/Ozeri Comedy

Untitled Rebel Wilson Comedy

Untitled Robinson Supernatural Teen Thriller

Untitled Rothman Mob Comedy Project

Untitled Rothman Police Project

Untitled Salvador Dali Project

Untitled Sci-fi Dinosaur Pitch

Untitled Scott Rosenberg Action Comedy

Untitled Secret Service Comedy

Untitled Shannon/Swift Horror Pitch

Untitled Southern Action Project

Untitled Threesome Comedy

Untitled Zak Penn Sci-Fi Project

Untitled Zetumer Spy Thriller

Warren Lich

Wither

Woogles


About The Scoggins Report:

The Scoggins Report is a terribly unscientific analysis of the feature film development business based on information assembled from a variety of public and non-public sources.  The numbers in the reports are by no means official statistics.

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