June 10, 2013 – Anastazja Davis Hired For Writing Assignment
Screenwriter Anastazja Davis (ProSeries 43) has been hired by producer Carl Colpaert at production company/distributor Cineville to write a screenplay.Currently, the project is at the outline stage and moving into the first draft. Previously, Anastazja did a "write for hire" with Gremi Film. That project is set to start shooting in 2014.Great job, Anastazja!
By Jenna MillyAdapting a film from a book is one thing, but what do you do when you’re asked to adapt a foreign film into a Hollywood production? Screenwriter Justin Zackham, best known for writing the heartfelt dramedy The Bucket List, decided taking on this kind of adaptation for his first foray into the world
By Jenna MillyWould you like to make a movie about a group of body builders who become extortionists and killers…? It’s not the kind of question a studio exec would likely say yes to… unless it’s based on a true story.Pain & Gain, the new black comedy-slash-crime movie, is about just this topic. Based on
Screenwriter Shane Joseph Willis (ProSeries 33) just signed with manager Sidney Sherman at Rosa Entertainment.Shane recently got a flurry of attention after his sci-fi action/thriller ANONYMITY placed on the Tracking Board Recommend list. Out of companies that contacted him, Sidney's proved the best fit, and he's now working to sign Shane with an agent as
Screenwriter Jim Ramsay (ProSeries 35) just signed with The Pitt Group for representation.After completing his latest script and querying production companies, Jim found himself inundated with script requests. Jim signed with Pitt Group to better pick between producers and networks for the project.See a list of clients of The Pitt Group on IMDBpro. That's great news,
Screenwriters Jacob Kamhis (ProSeries 38) and Tess Smith (ProSeries 38) have partnered with Pterodactyl Productions on a 3-screenplay deal (two horror films and a romantic drama) with producer Barney Cohen,Cohen is the creator of USA Network's vampire-detective series "Forever Knight" and originating writer/producer of "Sabrina the Teenage Witch."Congratulations to Tess and Jacob. Looking forward to
By Jenna MillyThe screenwriters who brought you the hilarious murder caper Horrible Bosses in the summer of 2011 are at it again with The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley co-wrote the new comedy about a tired magician who has to find his mojo again when everyone he works with gives up
Screenwriter Don Macnab-Stark (ProSeries 6) has recently optioned "The Virgin Snatchers," a thriller that deals with sex-trafficking, to Soma Films. Don also entered into a development deal with Starfront Pictures on a high concept horror story (sorry can't give the title – the concept is in the name!). On this one, Starfront picked up the option
Screenwriter Joan Macbeth (ProSeries 37) has been attached by producer Michael Gruskoff (My Favorite Year, Young Frankenstein, Quest for Fire) to adapt Jennie Shortridge's best-selling novel, "When She Flew," into a screenplay.The book "When She Flew" is a best seller and was inspired by true events. It follows the story of a by-the-book policewoman who
Screenwriter Vincent Fahy (ProSeries 30) has signed with The Monteiro Rose Dravis agency. Monteiro Rose Dravis' client list includes Suzanne Collins, writer of "The Hunger Games", and Brian Zelznick, writer of HUGO.The representation came about through a collaboration inside the ScreenwritingU Alumni. Originally, Vincent had been hired to write the Cindy McCoy "Roller Derby Queen"