JULY 11, 2019: Jonny Payne’s Action Screenplay is Optioned!
ScreenwritingU Alum Jonny Payne (ProSeries 59, MSC 9) had his action screenplay WING MEN optioned by John Yarincki and Conor Charles of Eclectic Pictures. Eclectic Pictures previous projects include The Iceman (2012), Playing for Keeps (2012), Lovelace (2013), Septembers of Shiraz (2015) and Angel Has Fallen (2019). WING MEN, Jonny’s first screenplay option, was inspired
ScreenwritingU Alum Gabriell DeBear Paye’s (ProSeries 36, MSC 2 and 7) screenplay on the history of the disability rights movement that led up to the “Americans With Disabilities Act” of 1990 was optioned by producer Nanda Rao! The script is based on the book “What We Have Done, An Oral History of the Disability Rights
Producers Simone Bett and Magnus Wake of Encaptivate a production company based in the UK have hired ScreenwritingU Alum Geoff Holder (ProSeries 53) to rewrite the script for a supernatural thriller presently titled FIRST AND ONLY. FIRST AND ONLY is an adaptation of the bestselling novel by Peter Flannery. Geoff also has his horror-comedy ZOMBIE PATROL currently in development with Visceral Films, scheduled for filming
Tina Field Howe has been hired by Cindy McCoy O’Neil to write a feature screenplay based on Cindy’s life story as 1960s Roller Derby Queen and sports icon. The project is currently in development. Tina also has a feature script in development with Bpolin Productions. Congratulations, Tina!
ScreenwritingU Alum Bela Lampert (ProSeries 45, MSC 5) had his Action/Sci-Fi thriller “KILL CODE” optioned by producer Rodrigo Galavis. Bela wrote the screenplay as part of the ScreenwritingU Master Screenwriting Certification Program. During the marketing phase of the program, Bela connected with the producer. The project is currently in development. Fantastic News, Bela!
Tommy Ardolino, the producer of the upcoming feature film OLDFELLAS starring Armand Assante and Paul Sorvino, has optioned ScreenwritingU Alum Alan Wood’s (ProSeries 51-MSC5) horror screenplay entitled MOTHER EVIL for Pathos Films. Alan connected with Tommy during the marketing phase of ScreenwritingU’s Master Screenwriting Class Certification Program. The project is currently in development. Congratulations, Alan!
ScreenwritingU Alum Anthony Buono (ProSeries 52, MSC 5) has been hired to write a TV series pilot and series bible for a producer that will be pitching the project to a major network. The project has a key director attached. Anthony connected with the producer during the marketing phase of the ScreenwritingU Master Screenwriter Certificate
ScreenwritingU Alum Jacob Kamhis (ProSeries 38 and MSC 3) has been hired by Producer James Pax of the Beijing production company ASE Co. Ltd. to write a swashbuckling action-adventure set in the South China Sea. Jacob has also signed by Marilyn Atlas Management after meeting her at the MSC Producer Event. Jacob has had multiple scripts optioned. His
ScreenwritingU Alum Don Fried (ProSeries 38 ) and Mike Fuhrmann (ProSeries 27) have optioned the German-language rights to their disabled-heist comedy screenplay, “ThisAbility,” to German TV producer/director Florian Mengel. Mike and producer Florian met in 2006 during their studies at Filmhaus in Cologne, Germany. Since then, Florian has worked as a producer and director at Germany’s