Warner Bros Acquires Spec Script from Screenwriter Ashleigh Powell

Congratulations to one of our Development Notes readers at The Writers Store, Ashleigh Powell — she sold her first spec feature script to Warner Bros this week!

Deadline broke the news of the sale of Somacell, a dystopia thriller, which chronicles a female prison guard in the near future who discovers that the virtual reality process that rehabilitates convicts is not all it promises to be.

If the sale wasn’t exciting enough, The Dark Knight/Man Of Steel co-writer David S. Goyer will produce the thriller. The deal with the studio was reported to be in the mid-six figures.

Ashleigh Powell is represented by Bob Hohman, Bayard Maybank, Devra Lieb, JR Satery of the Gersh Agency, Daniel Vang and Jake Weiner of Benderspink and attorney Eric Feig.

Kudos to Ashleigh on her hard work and dedication to her craft. The Writers Store family is proud to have had her as one of our high caliber readers on our Development Notes team!

We’ll be doing a Q&A with Ashleigh, so stay tuned for more news of her journey!

 

 

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