ScreenwritingU alum Margaret Riseley ( ProSeries 21, MSC 4) just had her action-thriller WOUNDED optioned by Mark Castaldo of Destiny Pictures. The script was also a 2017 PAGE Awards finalist. Margaret first connected with producer Mark during the Master Screenwriter Certificate Program. Margaret was also recently hired to write the pilot and bible of a
ScreenwritingU Alum JD Oppen’s (ProSeries 50, MSC 4) comedy screenplay BAD LUCK BRIAN – Return Of The Sweater Vest was optioned by producer Byron Loker of Sanchopix CC, located in Cape Town, South Africa. JD connected with producer Byron while working together on a previous project. The screenplay is based on a true story about Kyle
ScreenwritingU Alum Martin Gomez (ProSeries 37, MSC 4) lands representation with literary manager Daniel Seco from Schemers Entertainment. Martin recently completed a feature writing assignment and has multiple screenplay options, including his supernatural thriller FIRE IN THE WALLS, optioned by producer Lisa Bruhn, that is now in development. Congratulations, Martin!
ScreenwritingU Alum, Roberta Griffin’s (ProSeries 29, MSC 5) horror screenplay, THE DEMONS WITHIN, was optioned by producer Jeff Davis. The project is now in pre-production. Roberta connected with Jeff Davis while in the Master Screenwriter Certificate Program’s marketing phases, leading to their deal. Previously, Roberta’s script THE PROMISE was optioned by producer Heman Krishnappa with Cheronese
ScreenwritingU Alum, Ron Meade, ( ProSeries 38, MSC 2 ), had his screenplay optioned by Troy Ashford, from Maxximum Pictures in Atlanta, GA. The project is currently in development. This marks the fourth option Ron has had for his feature and TV pilot scripts. Congratulations, Ron!
ScreenwritingU Alum, Thomas Brian Scott, (ProSeries 44, MSC 10 ), has his romantic comedy A BILLION TO ONE optioned by Producer Tyler Maddox of Maddox Entertainment in Los Angeles. While in the Master Screenwriter Certificate Program, Scott marketed the script and connected with the producer. The project is now in development. Congratulations, Tom!
ScreenwritingU Alum, Greg Paul , (ProSeries 48, MSC 7), was hired by producer Steve Stanulis, to rewrite the teaser and create the Bible and Pitch book for the THE FIFTH BOROUGH. This work resulted in a development deal at NBC/Universal. Principal photography is complete and the feature is now in post production. Greg is also
ScreenwritingU Alum, Rory White, (ProSeries 40, MSC 8) makes deal with producer Pedro Lucero to shoot “proof of concept” on his screenplay HUMMINGBIRD, starring Lance E. Nichols (Into The Badlands). The writers and producers have created a unique team in order to address the real issue of suicide in the transgender community. The script is written
ScreenwritingU Alum, Terri Emerson, (ProSeries 44, MSC 9), was hired to write the feature film, Bernie the Dolphin, based on a treatment by producers Marty Poole and Tony Armer. Terri was on her weekly group coaching call in the Master Screenwriter Certificate Program when she received a text from the producer requesting a meeting. She
ScreenwritingU Alum, Heidi Stangeland, (ProSeries 54, MSC 7), has her script THE LOST SON, optioned by producer, Péter Engert. Heidi connected with the producer while marketing her script in the MSC program. The project is currently in production. We’re very excited for you, Heidi!