Nov. 27 2015: Jo Hannah Afton Has Screenplay Optioned
ScreenwritingU Alum, Jo Hannah Afton, (ProSeries 52, MSC 4) had her screenplay “Ghost In The Fire” optioned by producer, Darlene Korf-Conte, of 100th Monkey Productions. The project out for funding and the producer is meeting with potential directors. Congrats Jo Hannah on the first of many deals!
ScreenwritingU Alum, Lee Tidball, (ProSeries 15, MSC 2) has been hired by producer, Ricci Moore of Ars Film Productions to rewrite a screenplay. The producer is currently packaging the project and getting funding. The second deal is a script based on a book series Lee optioned called “The Amish Bloodsuckers” Trilogy by the author, Barbara
ScreenwritingU Alum, JoAnn Hess, (ProSeries 43, MSC 3) has been hired by producer, Jason Cook, to write a feature film adaptation of a British gangster novel based on a true story. Cook is the producer of The Way Forward Productions and has already attached actor, Keith Mason to star in the movie. JoAnn has two
ScreenwritingU Alum, Ron Meade (MSC 2, ProSeries) optioned two screenplays, including his MSC script, KEEP ‘EM CLOSE, to producer Vic Alexander. He followed steps in the Master Screenwriter Certificate Program to connect with the producer and pitch a high concept project. That began their business relationship. Ron will receive a “Screenplay By” and an “Executive
ScreenwritingU Alum, Tracee Beebe (ProSeries 42, MSC 2) had her screenplay, “Hold The Reins”, optioned by producer Doug Maddox of DBM Films. This deal was part of the Marketing Phase of the Master Screenwriter Certificate Program, where Tracee made 6 screenplay deals, received a producer credit, and has been signed to direct a feature documentary.
ScreenwritingU Alum, Cash Anthony, (ProSeries 21, MSC 3) has been hired by producer Laura Cross, of Rebel Seed Films, to write the mini-series called “Conspiracy of Scoundrels.” Cash connected with Rebel Seed Films during the marketing phase of the Master Screenwriter Certificate Program. After submitting a writing sample, the producer came to an agreement with
By Jenna MillyThose familiar with eccentric WikiLeaks inventor Julien Assange know that writing a movie about him would be an enormous endeavor to say the least. Screenwriter Josh Singer got his fill when asked to adapt two books, hundreds of online articles and a heap of text chains between Assange and his coworkers into one
ScreenwritingU Alum Vincent Fahy (ProSeries 30) had his screenplay optioned by Producer Emma Owen at Babyjane Productions.The project, THE CUCKOO’S PLIGHT, is now in the development phase with Director Jim Sheridan onboard as an executive producer. Jim directed "My Left Foot" – which won an academy award for Daniel Day Lewis.Vincent was previously hired to write the screenplay ROLLER DERBY QUEEN based on
ScreenwritingU Alum Chris James (ProSeries 41) signed an agreement with US Producer/Writer Steve Wilburn to co-write a new international terrorist thriller based on a true Story.The deal came about after producer Steve Wilburn requested a writing sample and loved it! Chris accredits much of this current success to the ScreenwritingU ProSeries and his time spent in Chris Soth's Screenplay Mentor program.Great Job Chris!
Screenwriter Kate Alfonso (ProSeries 34) has been hired by producers Chuck Howard and Martin Michael to write the story ONE LAST RIDE. The production company is Big Film Factory. Kate will receive "screenplay by" credit. "Story by" credit will go to Kate Alfonso & Chuck Howard. On another note, Kate has also been hired to write adaptations