ScreenwritingU Alum Orlanda Szabo (ProSeries 19) has optioned her sci-fi screenplay DRY STORM to Producer Vassilis Kontodimas of Venturous Innovation Pictures, Inc. The project is currently in development. Also attached to the project is Director Brett Varvel and DP Raf Claes. Congratulations, Orlanda!
ScreenwritingU Alum Jason Lauer (ProSeries 58, MSC 8, BW TV 4) optioned his Spy/Thriller TV pilot to producer James Quince. He created the pitch bible, wrote the pilot, and marketed it to producers during ScreenwritingU’s six month program: Binge Worthy TV™ Bootcamp. Well done, Jason!
ScreenwritingU Alum Linda Freeman (ProSeries 65, MSC 11) had her screenplay optioned by an all-female, LA-based production company. The details of the project are still under wraps, but Linda is currently in the process of rewriting the screenplay based on her own true story. Linda marketed the script while in the Master Screenwriter Certificate Program,
ScreenwritingU Alum, James Feliciano (ProSeries 38, MSC 5), had his latest comedy screenplay, CONSCIENCE 2.0, optioned by Chris Moraitis of Roslin Pictures. The project is currently in development. James has already had two other screenplays optioned, AFTER THE AFTERLIFE and FREEDOM IN CHAINS: The Martin Niemoeller Story. Congratulations James!
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
2019 Academy Contender Screenplays BEAUTIFUL BOY – Amazon THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS BOY ERASED DESTROYER EIGHTH GRADE IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS A QUIET PLACE SORRY TO BOTHER YOU THE FRONT RUNNER THE SISTERS BROTHERS ON THE BASIS OF SEX VICE 2018 Academy Contender Screenplays The Disaster Artist A24 Lady
ScreenwritingU Alum Jeff Gress (ProSeries 54, MSC 5) has landed representation with manager Olga Nerey of Dapper Bird Entertainment. Jeff connected with Olga during the marketing phase of the Master Screenwriter Certificate Program. Great News, Jeff!
ScreenwritingU Alum Delia Colvin’s (ProSeries 49, MSC 4) thriller, RADAR CONTACT was optioned by Kim Furst of Kilo Foxtrot Films. Kim Furst is an award-winning director/producer. Harrison Ford has starred in her last three films. Delia wrote the first draft of RADAR CONTACT as part of the development team for ScreenwritingU’s MASTERING THE THRILLER GENRE.