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The Black List 2016 Scripts: Madonna Biopic ‘Blond Ambition’ Leads Rankings

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Elyse Hollander’s Madonna biopic Blond Ambition is the top script on the 2016 The Black List, the annual list of the most-liked screenplays in town that have not been produced. The script, from the WME- and Bellvue Productions-repped Hollander, is set in 1980s New York, where Madonna struggles to get her frst album released while navigating fame, romance, and a music industry that views women as disposal. The script received 48 votes to top the list.

RatPac Entertainment, Michael De Luca Producutions and Bellvue Productions are the producers attached to Hollander’s screenplay.

The list, released earlier today, features 73 scripts. There was a three-way tie for second with This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman’s Life Itself, Tony Tost’s The Olympian and Liz Hannah’s The Post.

The Black List was compiled from the suggestions of more than 250 film executivesl; the projects receiving mentions will have not begun principal photography during the 2016 calendar year.

Refresh for latest as the rankings are revealed (by number of mentions), followed by agency and management company rankings.

48

BLOND AMBITION

Elyse Hollander

In 1980s New York, Madonna struggles to get her frst album released while navigating fame, romance, and a music industry that views women as disposal.

AGENCY: WME

AGENTS: Tanya Cohen, Simon Faber

MANAGEMENT: Bellvue Productions

MANAGER: John Zaozirny

PRODUCERS: RatPac Entertainment, Michael De Luca Producutions, Bellvue Productions

35

LIFE ITSELF

Dan Fogelman

A multigenerational love story that weaves together a number of characters whose lives intersect over the course of decades from the streets of New York to the Spanish countryside and back.

AGENCY: WME

AGENT: Danny Greenberg

MANAGEMENT: Management 360

MANAGER: Eryn Brown

PRODUCERS: Rhode Island Avenune, Temple Hill

FINANCIERS: FilmNation

THE OLYMPIAN

Tony Tost

The true story of an underdog rower trying to make it into the 1984 Olympics, told through the story of his relationships with his coach, his father, his fancée, and with competition itself.

AGENCY: WME

AGENTS: Jill Gillett, Sylvie Rabineau

MANAGEMENT: Management 360

MANAGERS: Guymon Casady, Jill McElroy

PRODUCERS: Management 360

THE POST

Liz Hannah

Before Watergate, there was the Pentagon Papers. This is the true story of how Washington Post scion Katharine Graham and legendary editor Ben Bradlee overcame their differences to publish the story that would change their lives.

AGENCY: UTA

AGENTS: Dan Erlij, Keya Khayatian Carolyn Sivitz

MANAGEMENT: Echo Lake Management

MANAGERS: Brittany Kahan, Graciella Sanchez

PRODUCERS: Pascal Pictures, Star Thrower Entertainment

28

VOYAGERS

Zach Dean

The cosmic love story of Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan.

AGENCY: WME

AGENTS: Dan Aloni, Simon Faber, Solco Schuit

MANAGEMENT: Madhouse Entertainment

MANAGER: Adam Kolbrenner

PRODUCER: Lynda Obst Productions

FINANCIERS: Warner Bros

25

IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE

Colby Day

Explores the entire history of the universe and our species through three interwoven storylines that question the very nature of life, love, mortality, where we’ve been, and where we’re going; the past, present, and future of the human race.

AGENCY: WME

AGENT: Mike Fera

MANAGEMENT: LBI

MANAGER: Harry Lengsfield

22

O2

Christie LeBlanc

Waking up inside a cryogenic chamber with no memory of how she got there, Charlie must somehow escape the chamber before her air runs out.

AGENCY: CAA

AGENTS: Joe Mann, Pete Stein

MANAGEMENT: Echo Lake Entertainment

MANAGERS: James Engle, Adam Riback

UNTITLED LAX MANDIS PROJECT

Seth Spector

A frustrated film exec at odds with the state of his industry is forced to work with the one person who is making him question everything.

21

DARK MONEY

Matt Fruchtman

The true story of a young stock trader who goes to work for billionaire tycoon Steve Cohen and gets involved in the biggest insider trading scandal in history.

AGENCY: CAA

AGENTS: Sue Carls, Jon Cassir, Brian Kend, Joe Mann

MANAGEMENT: Madhouse Entertainment

MANAGER: Adam Kolbrenner

PRODUCER: Echo Lake Entertainment

LETTERS FROM ROSEMARY KENNEDY

Nick Yarborough

Told through a series of letters to family members, the tragic true story of Rosemary Kennedy, a vibrant, passionate young woman and oldest daughter of Joe and Rose Kennedy. Born with a severe learning disability, Rosemary so worried her father with her erratic behavior that he believed the stigma of mental illness in the family would ruin his plans to build a political dynasty. He hid her away in convents and sanitariums and ultimately had her lobotomized.

AGENCY: WME

AGENTS: Tanya Cohen, Simon Faber

MANAGEMENT: Epicenter

MANAGERS: Allan Cantor, Jarrod Murray

20

LINDA AND MONICA

Flint Wainess

The absolutely crazy true story of the relationship between Monica Lewinsky and Linda Tripp, the woman who nearly destroyed the Clinton presidency – and herself in the process.

AGENCY: UTA

AGENT: Charles Ferraro

MANAGEMENT: Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment

MANAGER: Josh Goldenberg

PRODUCER: Escape Artists

19

HALA

Minhal Baig

When a teenaged Muslim-American girl, struggling with identity issues already, discovers her father is having an afair with a colleague, she responds by seducing her English teacher, ultimately leading to her parents’ divorce.

MANAGEMENT: 3 Arts Entertainment

MANAGER: Ari Lubet

PRODUCER: Overbrook Entertainment

18

THE MISERABLE ADVENTURES OF BURT SQUIRE ABOARD THE HORN HIGH YO

Ben Bolea

The unbelievable true story of a family man from Alaska in the midst of a midlife crisis who embarks on what he hoped would be a dream sailing vacation but ends up shipwrecked in the Atlantic Ocean with a charming but psychotic sea captain who has decided to stop taking his medication.

AGENCY: WME

AGENTS: Tanya Cohen, Holly Jeter

MANAGEMENT: Bellvue Productions

MANAGER: Jeff Portnoy

PRODUCERS: LD Entertainment, Kim Zubick

FINANCIER: LD Entertainment

THE TIME TRAVELER’S LA RONDE

Tom Dean

An exploration of relationships as a man witnesses diferent types of love across the ages.

AGENCY: WME

AGENTS: Tanya Cohen, Roger Green, Meyash Prabhu

MANAGEMENT: Circle of Confusion

MANAGERS: Zach Cox, Daniela Garcia-Brcek

PRODUCERS: Circle of Confusion

17

REVOLVER

Kate Trefry

Based on true events in Anchorage, Alaska in 1966, a teen girl attempts to sneak into the hotel where the Beatles are staying to lose her virginity to George Harrison.

AGENCY: UTA

AGENTS: Amanda Hymson, Keya Khayatian

MANAGEMENT: Lee Stobby Entertainment

MANAGER: Lee Stobby

15

FAIRY GODMOTHER

Chiara Atik

When sought after Fairy Godmother Faye is hired by a mind-bogglingly gorgeous teenage client, Kenzie, to fnd her true love with the hottest prince in the land, Faye fnds herself facing an unfamiliar challenge when the prince starts falling for her instead.

AGENCY: WME

AGENTS: Tanya Cohen, Sarah Self

MANAGEMENT: Think Tank Management

MANAGER: Tom Drumm

PRODUCER: A Thousand Ships

FINANCIER: MGM

FREE GUY

Matt Lieberman

A bank teller stuck in his routine discovers he’s a background character in a realistic, open world action-adventure video game and he is the only one capable of saving the city.

AGENCY: WME

AGENTS: Simon Faber, Roger Green

MANAGEMENT: Madhouse Entertainment

MANAGER: Adam Kolbrenner

PRODUCER: Berlanti Productions

FINANCIER: 20th Century Fox

THE KINGS OF MAINE

Kathy Charles

Living with his wife and child in a trailer while working as a janitor, Stephen King struggles with alcoholism and his own dark history as he attempts to complete Carrie.

AGENCY: UTA

AGENTS: Peter Dodd, Charles Ferraro

MANAGEMENT: Bellvue Productions

MANAGER: John Zaozirny

LAYLA…AND OTHER ASSORTED LOVE SONGS

Derek Weissbein

Based on the lives and times of Eric Clapton, George Harrison, and Pattie Boyd and the tumultuous love triange that inspired an entire generation of music.

AGENCY: APA

AGENTS: Adam Perry

MANAGEMENT: Echo Lake Entertainment

MANAGER: Adam Riback

PRODUCERS: LBI Entertainment, Le Grisbi Productions, Real Creative Productions

MAXIMUM KING!

Shay Hatten

An outlandish, surreal imagining of how in 1985 Stephen King wrote and directed his horror classic Maximum Overdrive.

AGENCY: CAA

AGENTS: Joe Mann, Praveen Pandian

MANAGEMENT: Lee Stobby Entertainment

MANAGER: Lee Stobby

14

BATTLE OF ALCATRAZ

Neil Widener, Gavin James

A plan to escape from Alcatraz prison turns into a battle and hostage crisis that pits armed prisoners against US Army troops for two full days.

AGENCY: CAA

AGENTS: Jon Cassir, Joe Mann

MANAGEMENT: Grandview

MANAGERS: Matt Rosen

PRODUCERS: Automatik, Matt Charman

FINANCIER: Paramount

I THINK WE’RE ALONE NOW

Mike Makowsky

The apocalypse proves a blessing in disguise for one lucky recluse — until a second survivor arrives with the threat of companionship.

AGENCY: CAA

AGENTS: Rob Herting, Praveen Pandian

MANAGEMENT: Circle of Confusion

MANAGER: Susan Solomon

PRODUCERS: Automatik, Estuary Films, Exhibit, Mike Makowsky

MAN ALIVE

Joe Greenberg

After an alien invasion takes over the minds of humankind, one survivor known as “Man” must make peace with the alien force to fight a greater evil.

AGENCY: Verve Talent and Literary Agency

AGENTS: Bryan Besser, Parker Davis

MANAGEMENT: Good Fear Film + Management

MANAGERS: Scott Stoops, Jake Wagner

PRODUCERS: 26 Keys, Good Fear

FINANCIER: Fox

MOTHER

Michael Lloyd Green

A teenage girl is raised underground by a robot “Mother” – designed to repopulate the earth’s surface following an extinction-level event. But their unique bond is threatened when an inexplicable stranger arrives with alarming news.

MANAGEMENT: Echo Lake Entertainment

MANAGERS: Dave Brown, James Engle

PRODUCERS: The Penguin Empire, Southern Light Films SLA

FINANCIER: Rhea Films

UNTITLED LATE NIGHT COMEDY

Mindy Kaling

A veteran late-night talk show host comes close to losing her job after hiring the show’s frst female writer.

AGENCY: CAA

AGENTS: Michael Cooper, Maha Dakhil

MANAGEMENT: 3 Arts Management

MANAGER: Howard Klein

PRODUCERS: Feigco, Scott Rudin

FINANCIER: Fox 2000

13

KING OF LA

Chris Bremner

Set in the 1980s, based on the true story of a man who went from star DEA agent to convicted drug trafficker in the worst corruption scandal in DEA history.

AGENCY: UTA

AGENTS: Emerson Davis, Ben Jacobson

MANAGEMENT: Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment

MANAGERS: Lindsey Framson, Josh Goldenberg

PRODUCERS: Bridle Path Films, Scott Free

LET THE EVIL GO WEST

Carlos Rios

In the 1800s, a father desperate to care for his family finds a barrel of gold, that may be less fortune than great curse.

MANAGEMENT: Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment

MANAGER: Hannah Ozer

VILLAINS

Dan Berk, Robert Olsen

Two small time robbers become prisoners when they break into a house and discover a ten year old girl chained up in the basement.

AGENCY: UTA

AGENTS: Peter Dodd, Charles Ferraro

MANAGEMENT: Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment

MANAGER: Josh Goldenberg

PRODUCERS: Preferred Content, Russel Geyser, Two Ton Films

12

HART YOU

Zoe McCarthy

MANAGEMENT: 3 Arts Entertainment

MANAGERS: Olivia Gerke, Ari Lubet

PRODUCER: Michael De Luca Productions

JAMES CAMERON’S TITANIC

Jen D’Angelo

A Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead take on Titanic. An overprotective mother attempts to keep her teenage daughter, young son, and rowdy sister together while sailing on the doomed voyage of the Titanic in 1912.

AGENCY: UTA

AGENTS: Amanda Hymson

MANAGEMENT: Principato-Young Entertainment

MANAGER: Maggie Haskins

NORTHEAST KINGDOM

Alex R. Johnson

When Angie witnesses the betrayal and murder of her father during a smuggler’s drop, the vigilant and determined young woman calls in the help of a mysterious female assassin to seek revenge against all those responsible.

AGENCY: Gersh

AGENTS: Greg Pedicin, Danny Toth

MANAGEMENT: Zero Gravity Management

MANAGERS: Mark Holder, Erik Williams

PRODUCERS: Platinum Dunes

FINANCIER: Paramount

11

BARBARIAN

Rosalind Ross

Based on the true story of Boudicca, a queen and warrior of the British Celtic Iceni tribe who led an uprising against the occupying forces of the Roman Empire.

AGENCY: WME

AGENTS: Tanya Cohen, David Karp, Deb McIntosh

MANAGEMENT: Heroes And Villains Entertainment

MANAGERS: Markus Goerg, Mikhail Nayfeld

THE BUILDER

Tom Cartier

A look inside the tortuous drama of Donald Trump’s frst Manhattan real estate deal, his relationships with troubled older brother Freddy and famed fixer Roy Cohn, and how they all created the Trump of today.

AGENCY: APA

AGENT: Adam Perry

MANAGEMENT: Bellvue Productions

MANAGERS: John Zaozirny

UNTITLED FAIRY TALE

Cat Vasko

A handsome prince falls in love with a commoner, so her fairy Godmother turns her in to a perfect princess. But when the spell works a little too well, the prince embarks on a quest to reverse it, not realizing that he’s endangering the entire fairy tale universe.

AGENCY: WME

AGENTS: Simon Faber, Solco Schuit

MANAGEMENT: Grandview

MANAGERS: Zac Frognowski, Matt Rosen

PRODUCER: Mad Chance

10

ADRIFT

Aaron Kandell, Jordan Kandell

In this incredible true story of love and survival, Tami Ashcraft sails into the heart of a hurricane and embarks on a harrowing 41 day odyssey against impossible odds to save the man she loves.

AGENCY: WME

AGENTS: Tanya Cohen, Jeff Gorin

MANAGEMENT: Hopscotch Pictures

MANAGER: Sukee Chew

PRODUCERS: Aaron & Jordan Kandell

KINGS CANYON

Evan Parter, Paul Hilborn

At the height of the Cold War, Air Force pilot Lieutenant David Steeves vanishes over the Sierra Nevada mountains in a high-value jet. Fifty-four days later, left for dead, he crawls out of the wild with an impossible tale of survival. The media and military brand him a hero, launching him to fame and fortune, only to call him into question when certain discrepancies in his story point to his being a hoax, or worse — a traitor.

AGENCY: CAA

AGENTS: Ida Ziniti, Pete Stein

MANAGEMENT: Madhouse Entertainment

MANAGER: Ryan Cunningham

PRODUCER: Bristol Automotive

THE LAST DAYS OF NIGHT

Graham Moore

Attorney Paul Cravath takes on Thomas Edison in a legal battle to determine whether Edison or his rival George Westinghouse will provide the electricity to light America.

AGENCY: CAA

AGENTS: Brian Sibererll, Trevor Astbury

MANAGEMENT: Think Tank Management

MANAGER: Tom Drumm

PRODUCERS: Bristol Automotive, Black Bear Pictures

FINANCIER: Black Bear Pictures

LEE

Chris Urch

An emotionally charged depiction of the six months leading up to one of Alexander McQueen’s greatest shows, probing both his personal and professional personas.

AGENCY: UTA/United Agents (UK)

AGENTS: Jenny Maryasis, Lucinda Moorhead, Geoff Morley/Marnie Podos

MANAGEMENT: Grandview

MANAGER: Jeff Silver

PRODUCERS: Damian Jones, Pathe

LIBERTY

Jayson Rothwell

The truly astonishing tale of Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi – the French sculptor wholly responsible for designing, building, and delivering the Statue of Liberty across the Atlantic to where it stands today.

AGENCY: WME

AGENTS: Tanya Cohen, Rich Cook

PRODUCER: GK Films

SAVING CHARLIE CHAPLIN

Justin Shady

With Nazi agents attempting to stop the production of a film that is poking fun at Hitler, an FBI agent and an LAPD detective must team up to protect a drunk and angry Charlie Chaplin from being kidnapped.

AGENCY: WME

AGENTS: Michael Fera, Roger Green

MANAGEMENT: Grandview

MANAGER: Matt Rosen

TWO BUTTERFLIES

Evan Dodson

Torn apart by tragedy, two estranged sisters are forced to reunite and confront their difderences after one sister must be transported to an Alzheimer’s facility.

AGENCY: Verve Talent and Literary Agency

AGENTS: Melisaa Darman, Parker Davis, Adam Levine

MANAGEMENT: Good Fear Film + Management

MANAGER: Jake Wagner

THE WOMAN WITH RED HAIR

Michael Schatz

The extraordinary true story of Johanna “Hannie” Schaft, a young woman who dropped out of college to join the Dutch Resistance during WWII, eventually becoming one of their most talented assassins and one of the Nazis’ most wanted enemies.

AGENCY: Paradigm

AGENT: Adrian Garcia

MANAGEMENT: Bellvue Productions

MANAGER: Jeff Portnoy

PRODUCER: Berlanti Productions

9

AMERICAN REBEL

Christopher Cosmos

The true story of Deborah Sampson, a woman from Massachusetts who risked her life by disguising herself as a man and joining the Continental Army to help fight for independence during the Revolutionary War.

AGENCY: Paradigm

AGENT: David Boxerbaum

MANAGEMENT: Madhouse Entertainment

MANAGER: Adam Kolbrenner

PRODUCERS: Madhouse Entertainment, Pascal Pictures

RUGGED

April Prosser

Four dysfunctional female coworkers get lost in the wilderness during a team-building trip and must work together in order to survive.

AGENCY: UTA

AGENTS: Blair Kohan, Carolyn Sivitz

MANAGEMENT: Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment

MANAGER: Josh Goldenberg

PRODUCER: Michael De Luca Productions

FINANCIER: Good Universe

TURNED ON

Charlie Kesslering

When a socially awkward engineer creates an android to fill in for her, things go awry when it becomes self actualized.

AGENCY: CAA

AGENTS: Sam Bringardner, Joe Mann

MANAGEMENT: Mosaic

MANAGERS: Josh Rudnick

PRODUCER: Feigco

FINANCIER: Fox

8

BOYFRIEND MATERIAL

Mackenzie Dohr

In the near future, a heartbroken girl who hates technology participates in an experiment that allows you to program a robot into your dream man.

AGENCY: Verve Talent and Literary Agency

AGENTS: Melissa Darman, Chris Noriega, Melissa Solomon

MANAGEMENT: Grandview

MANAGERS: Merideth Bajana

PRODUCER: Montecito Picture Company

THE BURNING SEASON

Jenny Halper

A primatologist takes her teenage daughter to a remote region of Madagascar, where her determination to save endangered lemurs puts their relationship and safety at risk. Based on the short story “What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us” by Laura Van Den Berg.

MANAGEMENT: Kipperman Management

MANAGER: Liza Zusman

PRODUCERS: Kate Sharp, Jenny Halper

CONTINGENCY PROTOCOL

Mark Townend

When futuristic technology renders the Federal Witness Protection Program obsolete, the U.S. Government begins using Time Travel to hide high-profile witnesses in the Past. When a security breach occurs, a U.S. Marshal and her witness struggle to find their way back to the Present Day while evading assassins.

MANAGEMENT: Bellvue Productions

MANAGER: Jeff Portnoy

PRODUCERS: Bellvue Productions, Storyscape Entertainment, Weed Road

FINANCIER: Broad Green Pictures

A DECONSTRUCTION OF REALITY

Mattson Tomlin

Tasked with finding a game changing take for the sixth Jason Bourne movie, Tom Milton goes deep down the rabbit hole of cracking the story. With the guidance (and abuse) of a professor from his past and Bourne himself, Tom begins workshopping scenes that begin to bleed into real life in unexpected ways.

AGENCY: CAA

AGENTS: Jay Baker, Pete Stein, Ida Ziniti

MANAGEMENT: Grandview

MANAGER: Zac Frognowski

THE FRUITCAKE

Trey Selman

The remarkable true story of an unremarkable church-going accountant who stole $17 million in the biggest fruitcake heist of all time.

AGENCY: CAA

AGENTS: Sue Carls, Jon Cassir

MANAGEMENT: Madhouse Entertainment

MANAGERS: Adam Kolbrenner, Kendrick Tan

THE HUNCHBACK

Topher Rhys-Lawrence

Defying an isolationist, fear-mongering government, a gypsy revolutionary, a mutinous soldier, and a deaf hunchback become the champions of human tolerance and the symbols for a peaceful future in a dystopian revision of Victor Hugo’s novel.

MANAGEMENT: The Gotham Group

MANAGERS: Eric Robinson, Justin Littman

I, TONYA

Steven Rogers

Based on the author’s irony free, wildly contradictory, totally true interviews with Tonya Harding and Jef Gillooly.

AGENCY: Gersh

AGENTS: Lee Keele, Bayard Maybank, Greg Pedicin

PRODUCERS: Clubhouse Pictures

FINANCIERS: Clubhouse Pictures, Luckychap Entertainment, Steven Rogers

INNER CITY

Dan Gilroy

When a hard nosed liberal lawyer who has been fighting the good fight while others take the credit assumes the role of his crusading firm’s front man, he discovers some unsettling things about what they’ve done, resulting in an existential crisis that leads to extreme action.

AGENCY: CAA

AGENTS: Scott Greenberg

PRODUCERS: Cross Creek Pictures, Macro Ventures

FINANCIERS: Columbia Pictures, Cross Creek Pictures, Macro Ventures

ORB

Steve Desmond, Michael Sherman

Inspired by actual events from a phenomenon that occurred in 1974, a young married couple discover a mysterious metallic orb in the woods near their house following a meteor shower. While the unusual object dazzles the couple by exhibiting some awe-inspiring properties, its true purposes are revealed to be far more sinister than they could ever imagine.

AGENCY: APA

AGENTS: Adam Perry, Sheryl Petersen

MANAGEMENT: The Gotham Group

MANAGERS: Peter McHugh, Matt Schichtman

PRODUCER: Davis Entertainment

7

BURN RUN

Matt Tente

In war-torn Afghanistan, an American mercenary team is hired to escort a 20-ton heroin seizure bound for destruction but get caught up in a botched drug deal when their leader goes rogue, forcing them to overcome various enemies who wish to steal it.

MANAGEMENT: Good Fear Film + Management

MANAGER: Jake Wagner

THE FALL

Pete Bridges

Finding themselves in the middle of an alien invasion, a newly divorced couple must survive a dangerous real-time journey on foot from downtown Atlanta to the suburbs, where their young children are home alone.

AGENCY: Verve Talent and Literary Agency

AGENTS: Adam Levine, Adam Weinstein

MANAGEMENT: Madhouse Entertainment

MANAGER: Adam Kolbrenner

PRODUCER: Madhouse Entertainment

FINANCIER: Amblin

THE GUN SHOW

Lucas Carter

A famous top cop wakes up twenty years after a shootout and is reinstated to solve the case that killed his old partner. Only problem: he’s a bull in a China shop, and 2016 is a very diferent time than the 1990s world he’s used to. To teach him the ropes, he’s paired with his old partner’s son, a risk averse trafc cop.

AGENCY: UTA

AGENT: Peter Dodd

MANAGEMENT: Echo Lake Management

MANAGER: Adam Riback

FINANCIER: Paramount

THE HOUSEWIFE

Alyssa Hill

Based on a true story set in 1960s New York, a journalist finds and investigates a woman whom he believes is married to a Nazi in hiding. Their relationship results in the frst ever extradition of an American citizen for war crimes.

AGENCY: ICM Partners

AGENTS: Tayrn Ariel, Niki Montazaran

MANAGEMENT: Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment

MANAGER: Alex Lerner

HUMMINGBIRD

John Tyler Mclain

A black-ops assassin’s latest mark forces her to question the truth of her identity and ultimately confront the unsettling fact that she’s more than a hired gun, she’s an entirely new breed of weapon.

AGENCY: UTA

AGENT: Peter Dodd

MANAGEMENT: Madhouse Entertainment

MANAGER: Ryan Cunningham

PRODUCER: Broken Road Productions

FINANCIER: Fundamental Films

PALMER

Cheryl Guerriero

A recently paroled convict returns to his hometown in the South, where he forms an unlikely-but-powerful bond with a young, efeminate boy.

MANAGEMENT: Heroes And Villains Entertainment

MANAGER: Markus Goerg

PRODUCER: Route 1

FINANCIER: Route 1

REASON OF STATE

Matthew Orton

Twenty four hours inside the British Prime Minister’s abode at 10 Downing Street.

AGENCY: WME

AGENTS: Jeff Gorin, David Karp, Tanya Cohen

MANAGEMENT: Grandview

MANAGER: Jeff Silver

PRODUCER: Black Bear Pictures, Silvertown Films, Wildgaze Films

FINANCIER: Black Bear Pictures

6

ALLISON ADAMS

Devon Graye

A little girl goes missing in a small town, and the key to fnding her resides with four disparate women who share nothing in common except for the young girl’s name…Allison Adams.

AGENCY: UTA

AGENTS: Charles Ferraro, Alex Rincon, Mikey Schwartz Wright

PRODUCER: Matt Tolmach Productions

AMERICA: THE MOTION PICTURE

Dave Callaham

An R-rated action comedy, animated, revisionist history of the founding of the United States of America

AGENCY: UTA

AGENTS: Jason Burns, Emerson Davis

MANAGEMENT: Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment

MANAGER: Tobin Babst

PRODUCERS: Will Allegra, Dave Callaham, Free Association, Floyd County, Phil And Chris

BAD EDUCATION

Mike Makowsky

The unfolding of the single largest public school embezzlement scandal in United States history – an incredible true story that pits corrupt educators against dogged student journalists against the backdrop of a cutthroat Long Island suburb.

AGENCY: CAA

AGENTS: Rob Herting, Praveen Pandian

MANAGEMENT: Circle of Confusion

MANAGER: Susan Solomon

PRODUCER: Automatik, Mike Makowsky

BITTER PILL

Turner Hay

When an out-of-work divorced mother stops taking the court-ordered medication that made her feel like a zombie, her brazenly immoral, 15-year-old imaginary friend appears to help get her life back on track.

MANAGEMENT: Lee Stobby Entertainment

MANAGERS: Lee Stobby

CAPTAIN INFINITY

Harry Tarre

When his comic book obsessed fve-year-old brother is diagnosed with cancer, Oscar Ruiz attempts to shield him from the truth by convincing him that his “treatment” is all part of a top secret program to become a superhero.

CARNADA

Katharine Werner

Based on true events. In post-Cuban Missile Crisis Miami, an ambitious young CIA agent receives a career making opportunity in becoming the case officer for a charismatic Cuban ambassador offering to help eliminate Fidel Castro. As their relationship grows, however, he begins to question the mission and the true motives of his superiors.

AGENCY: ICM Partners

AGENTS: Bryan Diperstein, Erik Horne

MANAGEMENT: Madhouse Entertainment

MANAGERS: Ryan Cunningham

PRODUCER: Star Thrower Entertainment

DONZIGER

Jay Carson, Matt Bai

After twenty years, Steven Danziger wins a $19 billion verdict against Chevron for poisoning rural lands in Ecuador. Chevron responds by hiring heavy hitter Randy Mastro determined to have the entire verdict thrown out.

AGENCY: CAA

AGENT: Jon Cassir

MANAGEMENT: Management 360

MANAGERS: Eryn Brown, Guymon Casady

ESCAPE FROM SARAJEVO

Vanya Asher

AGENCY: WME

AGENTS: Jordan Cerf, Meyash Prabhu, Matt Solo

MANAGEMENT: Grandview

MANAGER: Matt Rosen

PRODUCER: Phantom 4

HOTEL ARTEMIS

Drew Pearce

In riot-torn, near-future Los Angeles, the wrong six people become trapped for the night in Hotel Artemis – a secret, members-only emergency room for criminals.

AGENCY: WME

AGENT: Phil D’Amecourt

PRODUCER: Marc Platt Productions

Financiers: Ink Factory

MILLER’S GIRL

Jade Bartlett

A precocious young writer becomes involved with her high school creative writing teacher in a dark comingof-age drama that examines the blurred lines of emotional connectivity between professor and protégé, child and adult.

AGENCY: UTA

AGENTS: Amanda Hymson, Gregory McKnight

MANAGEMENT: Heroes and Villains Entertainment

MANAGER: Henry Huang

PRODUCER: Point Grey

FINANCIER: Good Universe

MR. TOY

Chai Hecht

The true story of Marvin Glass, brilliant, charismatic, self-loathing, paranoid, demanding – and probably the greatest inventor of all time.

AGENCY: CAA

AGENTS: Jon Cassir, Matt Martin

MANAGEMENT: Madhouse Entertainment

MANAGERS: Ryan Kolbrenner

PRODUCER: Madhouse Entertainment

SPACE ODDITY

Rebecca Banner

A young man obsessed with taking a one-way trip to Mars begins to question his motives when he starts to fall in love with the Insurance Agent underwriting his trip.

AGENCY: ICM Partners

AGENTS: Niki Montazaran

MANAGEMENT: Circle of Confusion

MANAGERS: Ashley Berns, Daniela Garcia-Brcek

PRODUCERS: Arlook Group, Circle of Confusion

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