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Daniel Zirilli Hires Michael Stephen McGuire Dec 27, 2012
Daniel Zirilli with Popart Film Factory discovered Michael Stephen McGuire on InkTip and hired him to write “Blunt Force.” And we are excited to announce now that “Blunt Force” is filming in Mississippi! Michael is a former professional Canadian kickboxing champion, which background helps him as an action writer, and this is his second success through InkTip. See below for another one of his loglines!
Elizabeth Snoderly Hires Michael Matteo Dec 27, 2012
Elizabeth Snoderly with DAVED Productions met writer Michael Matteo on InkTip and hired him to write her feature "After the Rainbow." Elizabeth's recent projects include the young teen travel series "Passport to Explore" and "Bloody Homecoming," which was made from a script she discovered on InkTip. Michael Matteo is a produced playwright and screenwriter who teaches screenwriting.
Michael Oblowitz Options "The Ganzfield Experiment" Dec 27, 2012
Michael Oblowitz discovered “The Ganzfield Experiment” through InkTip and optioned it from Caroline Riley. This actually started with Joseph Nasser found "Project 72" on InkTip and optioned it from Caroline. He then referred Caroline to Michael, and we’re excited to say that the feature film has been shot with Billy Zane and Rumer Willis! Special thanks to Joe Nasser, who has discovered a lot of amazing writers on InkTip, and whose credits include "Dawn Rider" "Final Girl,” among many others. “The Ganzfield Experiment” will be released in theaters February 2013, and this is Caroline’s second option through InkTip. See below for another one of her loglines!
Canyon Prince Options "68 Minutes" Dec 27, 2012
Canyon Prince with Two Guys and a Film found “68 Minutes” on InkTip and optioned it from Samuel Clark. “68 Minutes” is a fast-paced thriller about a man who has a little over an hour to get to the other side of town and stop the device which keeps setting his life back into a time loop, and this is Samuel’s second option through InkTip.
Jon Kiel Options "Happy Anniversary" Dec 18, 2012
Jon Kiel has optioned the short “Happy Anniversary” from Daniel Chomistek after discovering it on InkTip. Jon is an aspiring filmmaker who will be producing a series of short films over the coming months. Daniel’s work has made the finals in numerous screenwriting contests throughout the years.
Michael Blackman Hires Charles Fischman Dec 18, 2012
Michael Blackman of OnyxQuest Entertainment hired writer Charles Fischman to write the script for OnyxQuest's new project, "White Wedding?" Charles Fischman is also a novelist, and Michael decided to bring him on board the OnyxQuest feature after reading Charles’ romcom “No Room for Romance.”
Michela Angelini Options "Maggie the Brave" Dec 18, 2012
Michela Angelini found " Maggie the Brave " through InkTip and optioned it from Suzanne Kelman. Michela is producing the feature "Raggedy Anne" (Danny Trejo). Kelman is a multi-award-winning screenwriter, and this is her second option through InkTip.
Gabriel Horn Options "Santa Claus Begins" Dec 18, 2012
Gabriel Horn with New Palace Films found “Santa Claus Begins” on InkTip and optioned it from Edward Rinkiewicz. Much the same way “Batman Begins” was the genesis story of the caped crusader, “Santa Claus Begins,” an epic set in the year 800 AD, is the origin story of Niklas, a humble toymaker, and his battle against a Viking king who seeks to become Evil incarnate by dropping a thousand children into the mouth of hell – on Christmas. Before this, Rinkiewicz wrote, directed and produced an indie feature titled, "The Ride of Tom & Valkyrie,” but this is his first option through InkTip.
John Saviano Options "Bent" Dec 18, 2012
John Saviano with Old School Pictures found “Bent” through InkTip and optioned it from Angela Bleeker. Angela is based out of the Netherlands, where she’s had theater plays, shorts, sketches and documentaries produced, but this is her first Hollywood option and her first success through InkTip.
Michela Angelini Options "Maggie the Brave" Dec 18, 2012
Michela Angelini found " Maggie the Brave " through InkTip and optioned it from Suzanne Kelman. Michela is producing the feature "Raggedy Anne" (Danny Trejo). Kelman is a multi-award-winning screenwriter, and this is her second option through InkTip.
Michael Blackman Hires Charles Fischman Dec 18, 2012
Michael Blackman of OnyxQuest Entertainment hired writer Charles Fischman to write the script for OnyxQuest's new project, "White Wedding?" Charles Fischman is also a novelist, and Michael decided to bring him on board the OnyxQuest feature after reading Charles' romcom "No Room for Romance."
Jon Kiel Options "Happy Anniversary" Dec 18, 2012
Jon Kiel has optioned the short "Happy Anniversary" from Daniel Chomistek after discovering it on InkTip. Jon is an aspiring filmmaker who will be producing a series of short films over the coming months. Daniel's work has made the finals in numerous screenwriting contests throughout the years.
Stacey Schaller Options "Reaffirmed" Dec 11, 2012
Stacey Schaller with Schaller Studios found “Reaffirmed” through InkTip and optioned it from Mark Daniels. Mark Daniels' credits include "Mind's Eye," starring Malcolm McDowell and Dean Cain, which was also shot from one of his scripts discovered on InkTip.
Daniel Zirilli Hires Glase Lomond Dec 11, 2012
Daniel Zirilli with Popart Film Factory discovered writer Glase Lomond on InkTip and hired him as one of the writers on “Blunt Force.” And we are excited to announce now that “Blunt Force” is filming in Louisiana! Glase’s recent credits include “Lockdown” and “Fast Girl,” among others.
Joseph Nasser Hires Mark Stouffer Dec 11, 2012
Joseph Nasser with the Nasser Entertainment Group met Mark Stouffer through InkTip and hired him to write “Midnight Rider.” The script, about a courageous young girl who tames and rides a wild stallion in a race to save the family ranch from foreclosure, recently completed principle photography. Mark is already an established producer and director with over twenty feature films on his resume, and this is his first success as a writer through InkTip.
Arslan Baig Options "Trilogy of Terror" Dec 11, 2012
Arslan Baig has optioned the short trilogy scripts “Trilogy of Terror” from writer Bill Wyza after discovering it on InkTip. Production is scheduled for this winter. Arslan stated that “Trilogy of Terror” will be a perfect fit for his final thesis production to earn his B.S. in Media Studies from Riphah Institute of Media Sciences, Pakistan. This is Bill’s first option.
Susan Johnston Options "Get Lost" Dec 4, 2012
Susan Johnston with Select Services Films found "Get Lost" on InkTip and optioned it from Bill Frey-Mclean. Susan, who received the Maverick Filmmaker honor from Cinequest in 2006, also heads up the New Media Film Festival. Bill Frey-Mclean is a working, produced writer whose films have won at festivals, and this is his second option through InkTip.
Danny Green Options "Not From Around Here" Dec 4, 2012
Danny Green with the Mr. Smoothie Company found “Not From Around Here” through InkTip and optioned it from Fernando Paez. Danny’s credits include the festival winner “The Tenants,” starring Snoop Dogg and Dylan McDermott, and the upcoming film “Mr. Sophistication,” starring Harry Lennix, Tatum O'Neal, Robert Patrick, and Bruce McGill. This is Fernando’s first option through InkTip.
Elizabeth Snoderly Options "Wishing Out Loud" Dec 4, 2012
Elizabeth Snoderly with DAVED Productions found "Wishing Out Loud" on InkTip and optioned it from Kent Jameson and Jessica Anderson. Elizabeth’s credits include "Blood Homecoming," which she shot from a script she also discovered on InkTip. This is Kent and Jessica’s first option through InkTip.
Cassandra Kelsey options "12 Steps" Dec 4, 2012
Cassandra Kelsey optioned the short script “12 Steps” from Dena McKinnon after discovering it on InkTip. Production is scheduled for this season. This will be one of many shorts Dena has had in production.
Wolfgang Wagenknecht Options "Psych Unit" Nov 28, 2012
Wolfgang Wagenknecht found "Psych Unit" on InkTip and optioned it from Mark Daniels. Mark's credits include "Mind's Eye," which starred Malcolm McDowell and Dean Cain and which was also made from a script found on InkTip.
Gary Glenn Purchased Stephen L. Stafford's Short Nov 27, 2012
The short “Any Moment Now” has been produced by Gary Glenn, who found it on InkTip. It was written by Stephen L. Stafford who was very involved in the process – even from across the world. The film has been submitted to festivals.
Scott Yarnell Options Dean Watts Shorts Nov 27, 2012
Scott Yarnell with Castor Creek Productions, LLC purchased the option on two short scripts written by Dean Watts after finding them on InkTip. The shorts are “A Simple Plea” and “Out the Window.” Through Castor Creek Productions Scott has produced two features and three shorts. These mark Dean’s second and third option through InkTip.
Barry Perelman Discovers Lee Martin Nov 27, 2012
Barry Perelman with the Barry Perelman Agency discovered Lee Martin through InkTip and signed to rep the writer. Lee specializes in Western scripts, and was the writer of the Larry Levinson production “Shadow on the Mesa,” which starred Kevin Sorbo and which was shot from a script found on InkTip.
Giorgio Serafini Options "Legacy" Nov 27, 2012
Giorgio Serafini with West Arts found “The Legacy” through InkTip and optioned it from Brandyn Cross. The story is actually based on one of Brandyn’s yet-to-be-published novels, and in a rare Hollywood reversal, it’s expected that this option might help him get the book published. This is Brandon’s first option through InkTip.
Art Thomas Options "Coach Rob" Nov 19, 2012
Art Thomas with Main Man Films found "Coach Rob" on InkTip and optioned it from writers Bruce Leaf and Denny Dressman. The script is based on Dressman's biography of coach Eddie Robinson of Grambling University. Bruce Leaf is a multiple award-winning screenwriter, and in fact "Coach Rob" won first place at the 2012 Moondance Film Festival. This is their first option through InkTip.
Peg Cafferty Options "No Mountain Too High" Nov 19, 2012
Peg Cafferty and Maggie Marr with Dahooma Productions found "No Mountain Too High" on InkTip and optioned it from writer Steve Atkinson. Steve is a seven-time Emmy Award winning writer due to his background in broadcast news, but this is his first feature screenplay option.
Robert Cain Options "Race to the Dragon's Den" Nov 19, 2012
Robert Cain with StoryArk Media found "Race to the Dragon's Den" on InkTip and optioned it from writer Mark Kostrubala. Cain's recent credits include the animated feature "Foodfight!" which featured the voices of Charlie Sheen, Eva Longoria Parker, and Chris Kattan, and "The Amateurs" which starred Jeff Bridges, Ted Danson and Joe Pantoliano, among others. This is Mark's first option through InkTip.
Alex Gallner Options "Heads and Tails" Nov 19, 2012
Alex Gallner of S&R Films discovered "Heads and Tails" on InkTip and optioned it from writer Jay Gable. Scatena & Rosner Films's credits include the recent Lifetime MOW "Imaginary Friend," as well as the upcoming comedy "Mantervention," among others. This is Jay Gable's fourth option through InkTip.
Danijel Sraka Options "Bigfoot" Nov 13, 2012
Danijel Sraka with Jittery Monkeys found "Bigfoot Drama" on InkTip and optioned it from Niall Lacey. "Bigfoot Drama" centers around a mother and daughter who are terrorized by Bigfoot while trapped inside a cabin on the edge of a monster tourism town with an old, broken-down car as their only means of escape. Danijel will be producing with his partners Manav Wadhwa and Manmeet Kuckreja. This is Niall's first option through InkTip.
Howard Nash Options "Lost Day" Nov 6, 2012
Howard Nash with with Starrunner found "The Lost Day" through InkTip and optioned it from Anthony Lamarr. "The Lost Day" is an episodic suspense series about a network sportscaster who begins to lose days from his past and has to live with the consequential changes to his present life and the memory of having lived the lost days. Nash's credits include "The Legends of Nethiah," starring Robert Picardo and John Heard. This isn't Anthony's first option, but it's his first through InkTip.
Javier Badillo Options "Punk Noir" Nov 6, 2012
Javier Badillo with Spitshine Flicks found "Punk Noir" through InkTip and optioned it from Mickey Bukowski. Javier's credits include "The Cover-Up" and "After Party." Mickey Bukowski is an NYU film school grad, and this is his first option through InkTip.
Justice Bowens Options "Queens of Con" Nov 6, 2012
Justice Bowens with The Plan B Group found "Queens of Con" on InkTip and optioned it from Andy "Rooster" Bloch. The Plan B Group is a new production company whose principals' credits include "Among Friends" and "Treachery," among others. This is Andy's first option through InkTip.
Jorge Bazaco Options "Ethan's Monster" Nov 6, 2012
Jorge Bazaco found "Ethan's Monster" through InkTip and optioned it from Brian "B.D." Young. "Ethan's Monster" is an animated feature about a child who befriends the monster under his bed, and it's a perfect fit for Jorge's Spanish-based company Ilion Animation. Jorge's credits include "Planet 51," which featured the voiceover talent of Jessica Biel, John Cleese, and and Justin Long, among others. And Brian has had a number of successes through InkTip, including scripts discovered by Mark Morgan ("Twilight," "The Wedding Planner"), and Jaffe/Braunstein Films (Matt Damon's "The Informant").
Nancy Criss Finds "Best Friends" Oct 30, 2012
Nancy Criss with Nandar Entertainment Inc. found "Best Friends" through InkTip and optioned it from Melvin Johnson Jr. and Dawn Chapman. Nandar Entertainment previously produced Melvin's short script "Suffer the Child," and is developing other projects with him as well, including "Crimson Creek," which is now in pre-production. This is Melvin’s third success through InkTip.
Thomas Gibson Finds Oct 30, 2012
Thomas Gibson with Lapdog Entertainment found "Squaw Valley" through InkTip and optioned it from Vicki Morrison. Gibson specializes in television content, having directed MOWs, documentaries and series television. This is Vicki’s second success through InkTip.
J. Daniel Bort Options "The 8th Sin" Oct 30, 2012
J. Daniel Bort with Omni media arts found "The 8th Sin" on InkTip and optioned it from Brant De Boer. "The 8th Sin" builds on the tradition of the Seven Deadly Sins, but with an eerie addition for our modern times, and rising star directing duo Obin and Amariah Olson is attached to helm. This is De Boer’s first option through InkTip.
Wendy Kram Finds "The Most Famous Woman in the World" Oct 29, 2012
Wendy Kram found "The Most Famous Woman in the World" through InkTip and optioned it from Craig Harwood and Kerthy Fix. Wendy has over a dozen credits to her resume as a producer, and she is also a manager and one of the industry's top script consultants. This is Craig’s second success through InkTip.
Ethan Greene Options "The Zombie Who Liked Fred Astaire" Oct 29, 2012
Ethan Greene with Manic Phoenix Productions in the U.K. optioned the short script "The Zombie Who Liked Fred Astaire" from Jason K. Allen after finding it on InkTip. Production is scheduled for the first week of December. This is Jason’s seventh option through InkTip. He wrote the InkTip-facilitated film "Lucky Fritz" starring Julia Dietze ("Iron Sky") and Corey Feldman, which was on the cover of the InkTip magazine.
Sam Sleiman Options "Ballistic" Oct 16, 2012
Sam Sleiman and Tarik Heitmann found "Ballistic" on InkTip and optioned it from Mark Pechman & Ian Rabin. Sleiman needed an action/thriller script right away and found what they were looking for on InkTip within a week. Sleiman and Heitmann just completed production on the feature "An American Terror." In addition to being a screenwriter, Pechman is also an airline pilot.
Thomas Gibson Finds "The Thing" Oct 16, 2012
Thomas Gibson with Lapdog Entertainment found "The Thing" through InkTip and optioned it from writer John Stag Hanson. Gibson specializes in television content, having directed MOWs, documentaries and series television, and this is Hanson's first option through InkTip.
Levan Bakhia Hires René Claveau Oct 16, 2012
Levan Bakhia with Sarke Studios hired René Claveau to pen the feature film "High" after meeting the writer through InkTip. Sarke Studios, which was known as Tbilisis Kinostudia during the Soviet era, has been producing films for over 90 years and their credits include the recent "247ºF," which was shot from a script they found on InkTip. Rene runs a large screenwriting group in Vancouver and works as a screenwriting instructor, focusing mostly on television content, and this is his first feature hire.
Elizabeth Snoderly Options "Varsity Blood" Oct 16, 2012
Elizabeth Snoderly with DAVED Productions optioned "Varsity Blood" from Jake Helgren after meeting Jake through InkTip. Elizabeth first met Jake when she discovered his family-friendly holiday script on InkTip, "A Very Mary Christmas." She's since produced Jake's teen horror feature "Blood Homecoming," and now he'll be directing and co-producing on this third project with Elizabeth. Jake has had three feature films produced, all of which were found through InkTip.
Steven Richter Hires Michael Lea Oct 16, 2012
Independent producer Steven Richter met Michael Lea through InkTip and hired him to pen an as-of-yet untitled drama. Steven bounces back and forth between Portland, OR and Sao Paulo, Brazil, and his credits include the feature "Center of Gravity," among others. Michael Lea, meanwhile, has placed in the top 10% of the Nicholl Fellowship, among other contests, and this is his third hire or option through InkTip.
Face' Options "Soulless" Oct 9, 2012
Face' of Face2Face Productions discovered "Soulless" through InkTip and optioned it from Mark Daniels. Face' is a talent manager and producer who previously optioned one of Mark's other scripts. Mark wrote the feature "Mind's Eye," which was just completed.
Don Worley Finds "Time to Kill" Oct 9, 2012
Don Worley with Second Chance Pictures found "Time to Kill" on InkTip and optioned it from Bernie Felix Jr. Bernie's credits include the feature films "Demon" and "Fiesta Grand," both of which were made from scripts found on InkTip.
John Milton Branton Options Oct 9, 2012
John Milton Branton with Emerald Films found "Relentless" on InkTip and optioned it from Chuck Hustmyre. This is an amazing matchup, since both John and Chuck specialize in action thrillers; John's recent Directing credits include "Dark Power" and "Absolute Fear", while Chuck's credits include "House of the Rising Sun" and "End of the Gun." This is Chuck's first option through InkTip.
Kevin Pike Discovers Zack Van Eyck Oct 9, 2012
Kevin Pike with Filmtrix Agency discovered Zack Van Eyck through InkTip and signed to represent him as his agent. Kevin met Zack after he was referred to him by InkTip member and producer Jeff Bonilla, who liked his writing. Zack wrote the feature "Shadow Killers," which is in development with producer Dale Noble and will be distributed by Lionsgate.
Anonymous Content Options "Unitled Hunter/Miller Suspense Thriller" Oct 9, 2012
Anonymous Content optioned a new untitled thriller from InkTip writers Geof Miller and Troy Hunter whose other credits include "Fear the Day" (Gran Via Entertainment) and "Mac & Martin Take America" (Out of the Blue). This is their fourth success through InkTip, and it actually took place when Wendy Kram discovered the writers through InkTip, signed as their manager, and closed the deal with Anonymous. Wendy will also be serving as a producer on the film.
Andy Whitehead Finds "Solar Sailing" Oct 9, 2012
Andy Whitehead discovered Karen Buckington's short script "Solar Sailing" on InkTip and used her script for the inspiration of his film "Seven Daughters." It was Karen's professional background that promoted Andy to pick up on the genetic theory used in the scripts. Karen will receive an executive producer credit.
Nancy Criss Options "Irobe" Oct 2, 2012
Nancy Criss with Nandar Entertainment Inc. found "Irobe" through InkTip and optioned it from Melvin Johnson, Jr. The project was originally written as a short script, but Nancy and Melvin are adapting it to be feature-length. Nandar Entertainment previously produc d Melvin's short script "Suffer the Child" and is developing the sci-fi feature "Crimson Creek," also written by Melvin. Crimson Creek has already secured a distribution deal.
Tony Picciotti Options "Honour" Oct 2, 2012
Tony Picciotti with Jenny Lynn Productions found "Honour" on InkTip and optioned it from Tom Deiker. Tony's credits include the festival award-winning "Beautifully Cruel," which he also found on InkTip and which we featured on the cover of InkTip Magazine. Tom Deiker is a seasoned playwright whose works have been staged in dozens of theaters, but this is his first screenplay option.
Carlos Ramos, Jr. Options "Brad Wilson" Oct 2, 2012
Carlos Ramos, Jr. found "Brad Wilson has Two Lives" on InkTip and optioned it from writer Steve Spencer. Carlos, whom the Hollywood Examiner called "wildly motivated and all out revolutionary," is a graduate of the prestigious ABC/Disney Producers' Program, and recently produced and directed "Kill Katie Malone" from a script which he also found on InkTip. Carlos will helm "Brad Wilson" with producer Shauntay Michaels and executive producer Carlton Hickman of prodco The Artifact2613. Steve has optioned scripts at the studio level before, but this is his first success through InkTip.
Zane Levitt Discovers Mark Daniels Oct 2, 2012
Zane Levitt with Zane W. Levitt Productions discovered Mark Daniels through InkTip and hired him to write "g." This is not the first project between the two: Zane and producer Bill Kelman are already producing Mark's script "Unstable."
Ted Chalmers Discovers Carlos Perez Oct 2, 2012
Ted Chalmers with TomCat Films met Carlos Perez through InkTip and hired him to pen the feature "Agent Beetle." This is actually an ongoing relationship, with "Agent Beetle" being their third feature together. Carlos is a produced playwright whose strong character and dialogue writing helped as he made his transition into feature script writing.
Gary Glenn Purchases Short Oct 2, 2012
Gary Glenn has purchased the short script "Any Moment Now" from Stephen Stafford after discovering it on InkTip. Gary Glenn is a filmmaker from Australia and will be producing the short later this year. This is Stephen's first sale of a short.
Roma Roth Options "Tit For Tat" Sep 25, 2012
Roma Roth with Reel World Management discovered "Tit For Tat" through InkTip and optioned it from writer Brian "B.D." Young. Brian has already had two films produced this year, he has three more MOWs slated for production this fall, and was recently tapped to adapt the novel "False Impression" into a feature film for New Franchise media.
Michela Angelini Options "Violet Skye" Sep 25, 2012
Producer Michela Angelina found "Violet Skye" through InkTip and optioned it from Suzanne Kelman & Susannah Woods. Michela is producing the feature "Raggedy Anne" (Danny Trejo). Kelman and Woods are multi-award-winning screenwriters.
David Brady Options "Warning Signs" Sep 25, 2012
David Brady with David Brady Productions discovered "Warning Signs" through InkTip and optioned it from writer Sandor Stern. David Brady specializes in long-form dramas and television and was nominated for two Golden Globes for his theatrical feature film "The Grey Fox." And Sandor Stern is a veteran industry writer, whose credits include "The Amityville Horror," among many others.
Steve Chicorel Discovers Kraig Wenman Sep 25, 2012
Steve Chicorel with Yi Sang Media met Kraig Wenman through InkTip and hired him to write the comedy feature "Winners." This isn't their first project together; they originally met through InkTip when Steven option Kraig's script "The Wall," which they developed together with director Steve Woo. The "Winners" hire is just another step in their ongoing relationship, which started when Steve discovered one of Kraig's scripts on the site.
Sue Giordano Discovers Richard Brett Sep 25, 2012
Sue Giordano with Hudson Agency discovered Richard Brett through InkTip and signed to represent him as his agent. Richard is a film professor and an optioned writer.
John Friedel Options "Andrews Mac Moore Dream Book" Sep 25, 2012
John Friedel of Adee Ave Productions Inc. has optioned the short script "Andrews Mac Moore Dream Book" by Ange Fassinou after finding it through InkTip. Adee Ave Productions, based out of New York, produced the 2009 feature film "The Treasure of Anna Hawkins" which was shown on cable TV. Also produced in 2011 was the 1/2 hour short titled "The Final Straw" that is currently being offered to TV stations throughout the country for possible programming.
Thomas Gibson Finds "Growlers" Sep 18, 2012
Thomas Gibson with Lapdog Entertainment found "Growlers" on InkTip and optioned it from writer Rick LaPorte. Rick has been a story editor and senior producer on a reality-TV series for over a decade now, but this is his first feature screenplay option.
Rob Walker Options "Calico Jack" Sep 18, 2012
Rob Walker with Canyon Pictures discovered "Calico Jack" through InkTip and optioned it from writer Craig Clyde. "Calico Jack" is a piratical swashbuckling family-friendly adventure, and Craig has written and directed about twenty features already, always specializing in family friendly content. This deal was shepherded by Barbara Bitela of the Silver/Bitela Agency, who also met and signed Craig Clyde through InkTip.
Carlos Ramos Jr. Options "Kid Cops" Sep 18, 2012
Carlos Ramos Jr. found “Kid Cops" on InkTip and optioned it from writer Joanne Groshardt. Carlos, who the Hollywood Examiner called "wildly motivated and all out revolutionary," is a graduate of the prestigious ABC/Disney Producers' Program, and recently produced and directed “Kill Katie Malone” from a script which he also found on InkTip. Carlos will helm “Kid Cops” with producer Shauntay Michaels and executive producer Carlton Hickman of prodco The Artifact2613. This is Joanne’s first option through InkTip.
Crawford Anderson-Dillon Options "American Romance" Sep 18, 2012
Crawford Anderson-Dillon with Hub Media found "American Romance" on InkTip and optioned it from Wes Laurie. Wes wrote "Breath of Hate," starring Jason Mewes.
Bruce Lucas Discovers Marie D. Jones & Larry Flaxman Sep 18, 2012
Bruce Lucas of Bruce Lucas Productions discovered writers Marie D. Jones & Larry Flaxman through InkTip and hired them to write a science fiction fantasy feature titled "Aurora." Lucas is currently producing another feature script that Marie and Larry wrote titled "19Hz."
Matt Reilly Discovers "Forced Donation" Sep 18, 2012
Matt Reilly with Reilly Entertainment discovered the short script "Forced Donation" by Darren Seeley on InkTip last year and has produced it.
Mark Castaldo Finds "Deserter" Sep 11, 2012
Mark Castaldo with Destiny Pictures found "Deserter" through InkTip and optioned it from writer Randall Fontana. Mark was one of the producers on the award-winning documentary "My Run," which was written by a writer they found on InkTip. Randall Fontana has over a dozen produced films to his resume, all thrillers like "Deserter," but this is his first option through InkTip.
Jeff Pierce Options "Fight for Me" Sep 11, 2012
Jeff Pierce with Stereoscope found "Fight for Me" on InkTip and optioned it from writer Meagan Bernabe. Jeff founded Stereoscope, a post production factility in Burbank, and his credits as a producer include "Air Racers 3D," among others. This is Meagan's first option through InkTip.
Jeff Bonilla Options "WarBird Quest" Sep 11, 2012
Jeff Bonilla with RJB Productions discovered "WarBird Quest" through InkTip and optioned it from Mark Bethea. Mark is a former Air Force pilot who assembled good elements for a reality show project and pitched it to Jeff.
Boyce Uboh Discovers Danisha Bethune Sep 11, 2012
Boyce Uboh with Screenscope Pictures found Danisha Bethune on InkTip and hired her to write a feature-length supernatural script. Boyce originally contacted Danisha after discovering her short scripts on InkTip. Danisha has feature scripts available.
Gary Glenn Finds Stephen Stafford's Short Sep 11, 2012
Producer Gary Glenn has purchased the short script "Any Moment Now" from Stephen Stafford after discovering it on InkTip. Gary Glenn is a filmmaker from Australia and will be producing the short later this year. This is Stephen's first sale of a short.
James Lingwood Finds "Hot Box" Sep 4, 2012
Producers James Lingwood and Peter Glover found “Hot Box” through InkTip and optioned it from Josh Buxton. James is currently working with Peter on a couple of other projects as well as developing several film & TV projects for his film production company in India, Great Southern Ark Productions. Josh has optioned four scripts through InkTip this year.
Paul Alessi Options "Confession" Sep 4, 2012
Paul J. Alessi with Alessi Films discovered "The Confession of Beacon Hill Bowie" through InkTip and optioned it from Michael Owen. Robert Sayegh will also produce. Alessi is producing the upcoming feature film "Chapo."
Dean Francis Options "Metamorphosis" Sep 4, 2012
Dean Francis with jj splice Independent Media found "Metamorphosis" on InkTip and optioned it from Lewis Manalo. Dean, an Australian director, is attached to direct another feature film found through InkTip.
Vanessa Carmichael Options "Polo Club" Sep 4, 2012
Vanessa Carmichael found "Santa Barbara Polo Club" through InkTip and entered into an agreement to develop and take it to the networks with writer Stephanie Weier. Vanessa is now also working with the writers on two of their other properties, "Beverly Hills Ghost Club" and "Short Bus Moms." This is Stephanie's first success through InkTip.
Jeff Belkin Discovers E.B. Solomon Sep 4, 2012
Jeff Belkin with Zero Gravity Management discovered "Which Way Is Not Death" through InkTip and signed the writer E.B. Solomon as a client. Belkin worked as a literary manager with Mad Hatter Films and then as a producer with a deal at Warner Bros before moving back into the literary representation business. This is E.B. Solomon's first success through InkTip.
Ed Radtke Options "The Summer Job" Aug 30, 2012
Ed Radtke with Transparent Films discovered "The Summer Job" through InkTip and optioned it from Mark Schnug. Both Ed and Mark are conveniently located in Austin. However, through InkTip, they were able to connect, which led to Mark optioning his script to Ed.
Joseph Barmettler Options "The Dark" Aug 30, 2012
Joseph Barmettler with New Integrity Films found "The Dark" through InkTip and optioned it from writer Jeffery Lancelle. Barmettler, a producer whose credits include "Beach Kings" (MGM) and "Alien Secrets" (Warner Home Entertainment), said "The Dark is a great found footage horror story close to being camera ready as written." This is Jeff Lancelle's first option through InkTip.
Sherry Robb Discovers Sisto & Barajas Aug 30, 2012
Sherry Robb with The Robb Company met Michael Sisto & Richard Barajas through InkTip and signed to rep them as their literary manager. Sherry has signed a few writers and bolstered her roster this year after discovering them through InkTip. Michael & Richard are a comedy writing duo.
Sammy Montana Discovers Peter Lord Aug 30, 2012
Sammy Montana with Anarchy Management found "Born" on InkTip and signed the writer, Peter Lord, as a management client. Peter comes from a musical background, and he already had several Songwriter of the Year awards and #1 hits on his resume before getting into screenwriting. This is his first option through InkTip.
Bobby Curnutt Discovers Short Aug 30, 2012
Marjory Kaptanoglu has sold her short screenplay, "Ten Minutes to the New You," to Birmingham producer Bobby Curnutt, who discovered her logline on InkTip. Ten Minutes to the New You" was a top five finalist in the KCWIFT Screenplay Contest. Austin Haley with Little Bo Peep Productions has signed on to direct the short. Marjory has optioned two features and is currently represented by manager Kathy Muraviov of The Muraviov Company Another short of hers won the Slamdance Short Screenplay Contest and was produced by them. Bobby works in television and has an extensive background in theatre, dj'ing, and studio music production.
Shawn Chou Options "Halfway House" Aug 23, 2012
Shawn Chou discovered "Halfway House" on InkTip and optioned it from Priya Narendran. Shawn has put together a slate of horror films. This is Priya's first option through InkTip.
Michael Bergstrom Options "Nightshade" Aug 23, 2012
Michael Bergstrom with Mountain Stream Media found "Nightshade" on InkTip and optioned it from Phyllis Heltay. The project is a sci-fi thriller. Michael’s company is based in Alaska.
Mark McNabb Options "Good Kid/Bad Kid" Aug 23, 2012
Mark McNabb with Skylight Films found "Good Kid/Bad Kid" through InkTip and optioned it from writer Ann Kimbrough. And we are pleased to announce that "Good Kid/Bad Kid" is already filming a few months after the script was discovered. Mark's credits include the family friendly films "Billy Owens and the Secret of the Runes" and "Ricky Lazio: FBI," both of which were found through InkTip. Ann Kimbrough is a ScreenwritingU alum, and this is her first option through InkTip.
Andrew Milner Discovers Adrian Moss Aug 23, 2012
Andrew Milner with Spitfire Films met Adrian Moss through InkTip and hired him to write his animation pilot "Department F." Adrian is a UK-based writer whose short film "The Collector" screened at Cannes just a couple months ago. This is his fourth success through InkTip.
Richard Lampone Discovers Ben Fiore Aug 23, 2012
Richard Lampone with One Last Day Productions discovered the award-winning short film script "On a Dark Street" by Ben Fiore on InkTip and optioned it. Production is planned for this summer.
Howard Nash Options "Recall" Aug 16, 2012
Howard Nash with Starrunner LLC found "Recall" through InkTip and optioned it from writer Tal Oren. Nash's credits include "The Legends of Nethiah," starring Robert Picardo. "Recall" is an action/adventure TV series pilot and bible, and this is Tal Oren's first option through InkTip.
Ronnie Khalil Options "High School Demons" Aug 16, 2012
Ronnie Khalil and Ryan P. Shrime with Clownfish Productions discovered "High School Demons" on InkTip and optioned it from writer Martin Forman. This is Martin's first success through InkTip.
Derek Zemrak Hires John Pizzo Aug 16, 2012
Derek Zemrak and Leonard Pirkle of Zemrak/Pirkle Productions met writer John Pizzo through InkTip and hired him to write episodes for a television series. Zemrak previously produced Pizzo's feature script "Hercules Saves Christmas," which we featured on the cover of the InkTip Magazine. Pizzo is a three-time produced writer - with all three scripts found through InkTip.
Damon Lane Discovers Yoav Factor Aug 16, 2012
Damon Lane with Zero Gravity Management discovered Yoav Factor through InkTip and signed to represent him as his manager. Yoav is a UK-based writer/director, whose last feature "Reuniting the Rubins" starred Rhona Mitra and Timothy Spall.
Rob Lamagna Discovers Short Aug 16, 2012
Rob Lamagna with Merritt Films discovered the short "What Goes Around," written by Ivan Chapman, on InkTip and optioned it. The film was in production in early June. Since posting on InkTip Ivan has had two shorts go into production and an option on a feature.
Roma Roth Options "Taken Back" Aug 9, 2012
Roma Roth with Reel World Management met Brian Young through InkTip, and through subsequent meetings Brian pitched an idea which she then optioned. That pitch turned into the MOW "Taken Back," and we're happy to announce that it will be airing on Lifetime this Saturday at nine! "Taken Back" is Brian's second film this year, his second to premiere in the last month alone, and he has three more MOWs slated for production this fall.
Jeff Bonilla Options "Big Foot Wars" Aug 9, 2012
Jeff Bonilla with RJB Productions discovered "Big Foot Wars" through InkTip and optioned it from Vicki Morrison. Jeff and Vicki are executive producing the reality project.
Peggy Cafferty Options "Two for Flinching" Aug 9, 2012
Peg Cafferty and Maggie Marr with Dahooma Productions found "Two for Flinching" on InkTip and optioned it from writer Kyle Herrman. " Two for Flinching" is a heist movie set in an elementary school, and though Kyle wrote, directed and produced the dark indie romcom "Hopeless Virgins in Love," this is his first option through InkTip.
Dragon Star Pictures Hires Georges Salo Aug 9, 2012
Dragon Star Pictures discovered writer Georges Salo on InkTip and hired him to write their upcoming conspiracy-based action thriller "Vigilantes." Singapore-based writer Georges Salo specializes in military and intel-based action thrillers, and this is his second success through InkTip.
Rob Walker Options "Friendly" Aug 2, 2012
Director Rob Walker with Armada Studios discovered "Friendly" on InkTip and optioned it from writing duo Craig Schwartz and Jacinthe Dessureault. Rob recently directed "Demon," also from a script he found on InkTip. This is Craig's and Jacinthe's second option through InkTip.
Sean Ramsay Options "Dragon Tours" Aug 2, 2012
Sean Ramsay with NMI discovered "Dragon Tours" through InkTip and optioned it from Jim Chilson. Sean specializes in overseas productions, and has a number of projects at various stages of development in China. This is Jim's first option through InkTip.
Kristine Kreska Options "The Devil's Bible" Aug 2, 2012
Kristine Kreska with Collaboration Entertainment discovered "The Devil's Bible" through InkTip and optioned it from David McClellan & Martyn Eaden. The writing team has written several scripts in a variety of genres together.
Bruce Lucas Hires Marie D. Jones & Larry Flaxman Aug 2, 2012
Bruce Lucas of Bruce Lucas Productions discovered writers Marie D. Jones & Larry Flaxman through InkTip and hired them to write an untitled science fiction fantasy. Lucas is currently producing another feature script that Marie and Larry wrote titled "19Hz."
Rob Lamagna Options "What Goes Around" Aug 2, 2012
Rob Lamagna with Merritt Films discovered the short "What Goes Around," written by Ivan Chapman, on InkTip and optioned it. The film was in production in early June. Since posting on InkTip, Ivan has had two shorts go into production and an option on a feature.
Mark Johnson Options "Untitled Hunter/Miller Suspense Thriller" Jul 26, 2012
Mark Johnson of Gran Via Entertainment found "Untitled Hunter/Miller Suspense Thriller" through InkTip and optioned it from writers Geof Miller and Troy Hunter. There's actually a story behind this option, it took place when Wendy Kram discovered the writers through InkTip, signed as their manager, and closed the deal with Mark at Gran Via Productions. Mark's recent credits include "Breaking Bad," "The Chronicles of Narnia," and "The Notebook," among others.
Alistair Ayres Options "The Sky Inside Her Bedroom" Jul 26, 2012
Alistair Ayres with Modalfish Productions found "The Sky Inside Her Bedroom" on InkTip and optioned it from Ward Parry. This is the second script that Alistair found on InkTip and optioned this year. Screenwriter Ward Parry wrote the feature film "The Shattering."
Samuel Hawley Hires Shane Bridger Jul 26, 2012
Samuel Hawley with Hawleywood Studios found writer Shane Bridger through InkTip and hired him to pen a feature. Shane's talents were discovered when another producer, Judd Tilyard, found his material on InkTip and referred him to fellow InkTip member, Samuel. This is an international connection: Samuel is based in Australia, Judd in Toronto, and Shane in California.
Jason Matzner Discovers True Story Jul 26, 2012
Jason Matzner found "A Vulgar Display of Power" through InkTip and is developing it with writer Michael Smith. Based on a nonfiction book by author/journalist Chris Armold titled "A Vulgar Display Of Power: Courage & Carnage At The Alrosa Villa," this film explores the events and characters centered around a tragic on-stage shooting that killed legendary guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott and three other innocents.
Rob Lamagna Options "Where Am I" Jul 26, 2012
Rob Lamagna with Merritt Films discovered the short "Where Am I" on InkTip and optioned it from Moisaque Blanc. Production is scheduled for late July. Moisaque is the founder of Prodigy6 Entertainment, and this is her first option through InkTip.
Sean Ramsay Options "Caged" Jul 12, 2012
Sean Ramsay with NMI discovered "Caged" through InkTip and optioned it from Pete Panos. Sean specializes in overseas productions, and has a number of projects at various stages of development in China. "Caged" is an MMA script with a social message, and this is Pete's first option through InkTip.
Marvis Johnson Options "Perfect Smile" Jul 12, 2012
Marvis Johnson with Buck 50 Productions found "Perfect Smile" on InkTip and optioned it from Eric Weinstock. Marvis directed "A Talent for Trouble," starring Brandon T. Jackson. The contest winner "Perfect Smile" is a dramedy about a dentist on the run. This is Eric Weinstock's second project with Marvis and fourth overall through InkTip.
Beverley Gordon Hires Blossom Kan & Michelle Yu Jul 12, 2012
Beverley Gordon, producer/owner of BrownBag Pictures, met Blossom Kan & Michelle Yu through InkTip and hired them to adapt a novel. Ms. Gordon co-produced the feature film "The Other Brother" and was a 2012 finalist in the PGA Producers Showcase with the feature project "Scout," which she discovered on InkTip. The writing duo has written two published novels.
Whitt Brantley Signs Olga Montes and John Vamvas Jul 12, 2012
Whitt Brantley with WBMT Agency discovered Olga Montes and John Vamvas on InkTip and signed to rep the writing duo. The script which caught Whitt's eye was "Wherewolves," a limited location and very unique take on the werewolf vehicle. This is Olga and John's first success through InkTip.
Joops Fragale Options "The Guy Knows Everything" Jul 12, 2012
Joops Fragale with 386 Films discovered the short script "The Guy Knows Everything" on InkTip and optioned it from Andrew Fisk. This is 386 Films' third option from InkTip. The others being Gene Douctette's "Parting," and Frazer Lee's "Simone," which turned into an award winning short. The company plans to shoot mid-summer. This in the first option for Andrew who is based out of Northern California.
Tom Hodges Options "Fishkill" Jul 5, 2012
Tom Hodges with Dark Harbor Stories discovered "Fishkill" through InkTip and optioned it from writer Lisa Davis. Tom's credits include "Trust," which was directed by David Schwimmer, starring Clive Owen.
Kristine Kreska Options "Mishanter" Jul 5, 2012
Kristine Kreska with Collaboration Entertainment discovered "Mishanter" through InkTip and optioned it from Antony Pickthall. Antony is a UK-based writer.
Ludy Mattos-Hill Hires Mark Daniels Jul 5, 2012
Ludy Mattos-Hill with First Look Pictures met Mark Daniels through InkTip and hired him to write the feature thriller script "Stranger." Mark Daniels' latest feature film is "Mind's Eye," starring Malcolm McDowell and Dean Cain, and Mark specializes in writing tight, contained thrillers.
Wendy Kram Discovers Craig Harwood Jul 5, 2012
Wendy Kram met Craig Harwood through InkTip and signed to represent him as his manager. Wendy has over a dozen credits to her resume as a producer, and she is also a manager and one of the industry's top script consultants. In fact, Craig was the one who found her through her listing on the InkTip Consultant page. They chatted, she read his work, recognized the market potential and talent, signed him as a client, and optioned one of his scripts.
Simon Neal Options "The Driving Test" Jul 5, 2012
Simon Neal of Moxie Pictures in the UK optioned the short script "The Driving Test" from Tim McSmythurs after finding it on InkTip. This is Tim's third script option through InkTip. Simon's previous short film, "Washdays," won several awards including Best Short Film at Rushes Soho Shorts, Special Jury Prize at Austin Film Festival, and was a nominee at the British Independent Film Awards.
Shawn Chou Options "Cab Fare" Jun 28, 2012
Shawn Chou with SC Productions, Inc. found "Cab Fare" through InkTip and optioned it from David Mandel. Shawn has put together a slate of horror films. David Mandel has written in a variety of genres.
Jacqui Adler Options "Nevermore" Jun 28, 2012
Jacqui Adler with Cobblestone Films found "Nevermore" on InkTip and optioned it from writer Frank Edward Kelly. This is Frank's second option with Cobblestone through InkTip.
Elizabeth Snoderly Hires Bret Kofford Jun 28, 2012
Elizabeth Snoderly with DAVED Productions met writer Bret Kofford on InkTip and hired him to write an episode of her TV teen travel series "Passport to Explore." "Passport" is now in its third season, and Elizabeth's other credits include the feature "Bloody Homecoming," which was shot from a script she also discovered on InkTip. This is Bret Kofford's third success through InkTip.
Sherry Robb Discovers Smith & Furey Jun 28, 2012
Sherry Robb with The Robb Company met Howard Smith & Anthony Furey through InkTip and signed to rep them as their literary manager. The writing duo are based in Canada.
Richard Sibert Options "Steve the Dater" Jun 28, 2012
Director Richard Sibert with Sumo Films optioned the short comedy "Steve the Dater" by Toronto screenwriter/comedian Marqus Bobesich after finding it on InkTip. This is Marqus's third short to be optioned but first through InkTip.
Tom Grejs Options "The Horror" Jun 28, 2012
Tom Grejs with LineUp Films optioned the short script "The Horror" by Ivan Chapman and Edward Chapman after discovering it on InkTip. Casting has begun. Tom is a Swedish director whose company, LineUp Films, primarily does sports and commercials.
Kristine Kreska Options "Delirium" Jun 21, 2012
Kristine Kreska with Collaboration Entertainment discovered "Delirium" through InkTip and optioned it from David Dortch. This is David's first option through InkTip.
Olson Brothers Option "Who Am I?" Jun 21, 2012
Obin and Amariah Olson optioned "Who Am I?" from Jupiter Makins after finding it on InkTip. The Olson Brothers are repped by Doug Johnston and Jason Burns at UTA, who discovered them on the strength of a film they directed from a script which they also found on InkTip. Jupiter Makins has a background in television, but this is her first feature script option.
Susan Johnston Options "Father Christmas" Jun 21, 2012
Susan Johnston with Select Services Films found "Father Christmas" on InkTip and optioned it from writer Allison McWood. Allison McWood is a playwright and librettist with over 30 produced stage plays under her belt, and this is her fourth feature screenplay success through InkTip.
Matthew Hsu Options "Ben Franklin's Ninjas" Jun 21, 2012
Matthew Hsu with Fleuron Films discovered "Ben Franklin's Ninjas" on InkTip and with his partner, Veronica Shamo-Garcia, optioned it from writer Natalie Hanson. Says the writer: "for months each week when the new announcements come out on InkTip I'd wistfully sigh in hopes of seeing my own name on the list." Well, this is her week.
John Orland Buys "Butterfly Girl of Africa" Jun 21, 2012
John Orland, President of Crossroads Productions, Inc., purchased the short script, "Butterfly Girl of Africa" from scribe Michael Daniel after discovering it on InkTip. Michael has been hired to write the feature-length screenplay based on his short subject envisioned to be a major studio release. This is the third project John Orland has hired Michael Daniel to write since meeting him at the InkTip Pitch Summit in July 2011.
Modalfish Options "Penis Envy" Jun 14, 2012
Alistair Ayres with Modalfish Productions found "Penis Envy" on InkTip and optioned it from Ian Hamilton. Ayres describes it as "Coen Brothers" meets "The Full Monty." Hamilton is an Australian-based writer.
Joseph Nasser Options "Final Girl" Jun 14, 2012
Joseph Nasser with the Nasser Entertainment Group found "Final Girl" through InkTip and optioned it from writing team Alejandro Seri, Stephen Scarlatta and Johnny T. Silver. In a first, it was actually one of Nasser's partners who discovered the writers and brought the script to Joe and director Tyler Shields. "Final Girl" is now in pre-production with Prospect Park on board and Abigail Breslin attached in the lead role. Alejandro Seri has been a writer with InkTip for many years, and is also an executive at Final Draft.
Sherry Robb Discovers Kate Queen Jun 14, 2012
Sherry Robb with The Robb Company met Kate Queen through InkTip and signed to rep her as her literary manager. Since then, Sherry negotiated a deal for Kate's romantic comedy script, "The Rebound Girl," which begins filming this summer.
Jennifer Johnson Options "The Passage" Jun 14, 2012
Jennifer Johnson found "The Passage" on InkTip and optioned it from writer Cassady Dixon. Jennifer is a UCLA MFA candidate, and she met writer Cassady through a call we put out to our writers. As part of the program, Jennifer will develop the script with Cassady over a 12 to 18 month period, after which time she will start pitching it to studios through the program and the UCLA alumni. This is Cassady's second success through InkTip.
Matthew Cherry Options "The Bassinet" Jun 14, 2012
Producer Matthew Cherry found the short script "The Bassinet" on InkTip and optioned it from Doug Johnson. The script won first place in the short screenplay category of the 13th Annual Fade In awards.
Christian Vinces Options "Count to Ten" Jun 14, 2012
Christian Vinces of Amaru Films optioned the short script "Count to Ten" from Ramona Baillie after discovering it on InkTip. Production is scheduled for late spring.
Alan Chu Options "Backpack" Jun 7, 2012
Alan Chu with Childhooddreams Productions discovered "Backpack" on InkTip and optioned it from Josh Buxton. Alan produced the feature "The Art of War" with Wesley Snipes. This is writer Josh's second option through InkTip in the last two months.
Howard Nash Options "Martha Berry" Jun 7, 2012
Howard Nash with Starrunner LLC found "Martha Berry" through InkTip and optioned it from writer Harry Musselwhite. Nash's credits include "The Legends of Nethiah," starring Robert Picardo. This is Harry Musselwhite's first option through InkTip.
Joseph Nasser Hires Jinesh Patel Jun 7, 2012
Joseph Nasser with the Nasser Entertainment Group met Jinesh Patel on InkTip and hired him to write the feature script "Ransom and Ransom." Joseph Nasser's credits include "Dawn Rider," starring Donald Sutherland. This is Jinesh's second InkTip success.
Peter Huston Hires John Connell Jun 7, 2012
Peter Huston with FilmAffects LLC met John Connell through InkTip and hired him to write an as-of-yet untitled biographical historical feature. John Connell is a graduate of ScreenwritingU, and this is his first success through InkTip.
Agrifino Edralin Options "Fall Back" Jun 7, 2012
Agrifino Edralin with FilmSmith Productions optioned the short script "Fall Back" by Alan Barkley after finding it on InkTip. Agrifino is the principle at Filmsmith, a Telly Award winning production company based out of Sacramento, CA. Alan has won and been a finalist in many screenwriting competitions, including First Place at the Vail Film Festival and a Fellowship at Praxis Film Development. Alan's "Bar Flies" was produced by Hazard Pay Productions, directed by David Broyles, and screened at eight festivals including the Austin Film Festival.
Shawn Chou Options "Mesmerized" May 31, 2012
Shawn Chou with SC Productions, Inc. found "Mesmerized" on InkTip and optioned it from Mark Spellman. Shawn has put together a slate of horror features. Mark is a UK-based writer.
John Robinson Options "Self-Helpless" May 31, 2012
John Robinson discovered "Self-Helpless" through InkTip and optioned it from Chris Pentzell. John, who starred in "Elephant" and "Lords of Dogtown," will direct the comedy feature. This is Chris' fifth success through InkTip.
Gross-Weston Options "Teacher's Pet" May 31, 2012
Marcy Gross and Ann Weston discovered "Teacher's Pet" on InkTip and optioned it from Michael Part. Marcy and Ann, through their Gross-Weston Productions shingle, have produced 25 TV movies, a mini-series, and a feature film together in the last twenty years. Michael's credits include "A Kid in King Arthur's Court," but this is his first success through InkTip.
Lindsay Macadam Options "Legacy" May 31, 2012
Lindsay Macadam and Jason Riley with EVOS Media found "Legacy" on InkTip and optioned it from Jeff Blyth. Jeff Blyth is a WGA and DGA member, and this is his second option through InkTip.
InkTip Short at Cannes May 31, 2012
Rajesh Divakaran found "Silent Dark Eyes" on InkTip, bought it from writer Michel Duthin, and got the completed film accepted into the prestigious Cannes Short Film Corner where it was screened last week. Rajesh has shot a number of short films from scripts discovered on InkTip, but this is his first Cannes Film Festival entry. This is Michel Duthin's second success through InkTip.
Joseph Nasser Options "Jasper" May 24, 2012
Joseph Nasser with the Nasser Entertainment Group found "Jasper Live Dot Com" on InkTip and optioned it from Samuel Bartlett. Samuel has written and directed a found footage film, and he's been hired to write a feature for Sam Worthington, but this is his first option through InkTip.
Uffe Ziemelis Options "Ghost Pets" May 24, 2012
Uffe Ziemelis with Gefion Media Denmark discovered "Ghost Pets" on InkTip and optioned it from writer Arne Olsen. He now has the project set up with Shine Media and New Regency Entertainment. Arne is already an established studio writer, with such credits as "Red Scorpion" and "Repeaters" to his resume, but this is his first InkTip success.
Victor De La Rosa Options "Rhino" May 24, 2012
Victor De La Rosa with the Hollywood Film School found "Rhino" on InkTip and optioned it from Joseph Downey. The feature length comedy about a gifted man is in preproduction now, with a July shoot date set. Barbara Bitela with the Silver Bitela Agency negotiated the deal on behalf of Joseph, whom she also met through InkTip. This is his first feature option and sale.
Jeff Ross Discovers Doug Kissock May 24, 2012
Jeff Ross met Doug Kissock through InkTip and signed to represent him as his manager. Long-time InkTip member Jeff Ross Entertainment reps such talent as Larry Cohen (writer of "Phone Booth" with Colin Farrell and "Cellular" with Kim Bassinger) among others. This is Doug's fourth success through InkTip.
Filmax Options "Slasher" May 24, 2012
Guillermo Tato Reig with Filmax found "Slasher" on InkTip and optioned it from Brad Helmink and John Rauschelbach. Adrià Monés will executive produce for Filmax, whose principals produced "The Machinist" and "Sleep Tight." Brad Helmink is a director/writer and John Rauschelbach is his partner at Brothers Shamus Pictures.
Christian Vinces Options "Elixir" May 24, 2012
Christian Vinces optioned the short script "Elixir" from writers Lucy Fazely and Cat Stewart after finding it on InkTip. "Elixir" was based from Cat's short story of the same title. This is the fourth option from InkTip for Lucy. Production for the short is scheduled for late spring.
Justin Ament Options "Michigan Assassin" May 17, 2012
Justin Ament with Desert Moon Pictures found "The Michigan Assassin" on InkTip and optioned it from writer Chuck Monzo. "The Michigan Assassin" is based on the true story of former teen hobo and middleweight world boxing champion Stanley Ketchel, and this is Chuck's first option through InkTip.
Douglas Shaffer Discovers Steve Peterson May 17, 2012
Douglas Shaffer with Jorva Films met Steven Palmer Peterson on InkTip, hired him to write "Murder on the 13th Floor," and we're proud to announce that the film is finished and will air on Lifetime this Saturday! Steve Peterson has become a real go-to writer since his first feature film credit, "Cop Dog," which was also discovered through InkTip.
Mike Leandro Options "Manhattan Undying" May 17, 2012
Mike Leandro with Payam Films discovered "Manhattan Undying" through InkTip and optioned it from Matt Deller. Acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Babak Payami will direct and produce with Sobini Films. The film is scheduled for production in the fall.
Starrunner LLC Options "Magnolia" May 17, 2012
Starrunner LLC found "Magnolia" on InkTip and entered into a shopping agreement with the writer, Bill Howe. Starrunner's other credits include "Legends of Nethiah." "Magnolia" is a pilot and bible for a television drama, and this is Bill Howe's first InkTip success.
Dave Patten Options "December" May 17, 2012
Dave Patten with South9 Entertainment discovered the short script "December," by Matthew Biggin, on InkTip and optioned it. South9 Entertainment's primary focus is music videos for artists like Meek Mill, Wale, Travie McCoy, and Sizz Beats. Production is planned for this spring. This is the first option for U.K. based Matthew.
Joshua A. Cohen Options "17Out" May 10, 2012
Joshua A. Cohen of Cohencidence Productions, LLC found "17Out" on InkTip and optioned it from Jinesh Patel. Russell Jeff Feher will direct the feature. This is Jinesh's first option through InkTip.
Kristine Kreska Options "Box of Nightmares" May 10, 2012
Kristine Kreska with Collaboration Entertainment found "Grandfather's House: Box of Nightmares" through InkTip and optioned it from Greg Hildebrandt. Greg is both a comic book writer and screenwriter.
Nickola Shreli Discovers Mark Daniels May 10, 2012
Nickola Shreli with Nickname Projects met Mark Daniels through InkTip and hired him to pen his feature "Cold-Blooded." Mark's writing credits include "Mind's Eye" (starring Malcolm McDowell, Dean Cain and Natalie Distler), which was found on InkTip and wrapped last summer.
Greg Carter Options "Mack Daddy" May 10, 2012
Producer Greg Carter with Nexus Entertainment optioned "Mack Daddy" from Christy Lavalais after discovering the script through InkTip. Greg's credits include "Dysfunctional Friends," the award-winning docudrama about the Hurricane Katrina disaster "Water's Rising" and "1 out of 7" which recently screened at the 2012 SXSW film festival. Christy is a rising filmmaker herself with some short films under her belt. This is her first option through InkTip.
Tony Picciotti Options "Dead Calls" May 3, 2012
Tony Picciotti with Jenny Lynn Productions found "Dead Calls" on InkTip and optioned it from Malcolm McClintick. This is Malcolm's third success through InkTip; his previous credits include the comedy feature "Bumping off Burt," which was featured on the cover of the InkTip Magazine.
Jeffrey Crandall Options "Beyond the Red Planet" May 3, 2012
Jeffrey Crandall with Crandall Productions discovered "Beyond the Red Planet" on InkTip and optioned it from Russ Zitaruk. Jeff is a producer on "Prescription: Suicide." Russ' script was a winner in the Hollywoodscript contest.
Elizabeth Snoderly Discovers Michael Matteo May 3, 2012
Elizabeth Snoderly with DAVED Productions met writer Michael Matteo on InkTip and hired him to write her feature "1 For Kate." Elizabeth's recent projects include the young teen travel series "Passport to Explore" and "Bloody Homecoming," which was made from a script she discovered on InkTip. Michael Matteo is a produced playwright and screenwriter who teaches screenwriting.
Whitt Brantley Discovers Steve Hull May 3, 2012
Whitt Brantley with WBMT Agency discovered Steve Hull on InkTip and signed him as a client. The script which caught Whitt's eye was "Tesla," a biopic about Nikola Tesla which Steve wrote with his late partner James Stuart. Brantley told InkTip, “Before discovering this script on InkTip, I had searched for a Tesla screenplay for two years, hoping to find the one that could capture and depict the fantastical nature of Tesla’s mind. This is the one. Without question, it’s a superbly written visual feast.” Steve has a long background in film marketing, and you've seen his work on projects like "Alien vs Predator" (Whoever wins, we lose), and “Thank You For Smoking” (Don't hide the truth. Filter it). This is Steve’s first success through InkTip.
Patricia Chica Options "Ceramic Tango" May 3, 2012
Award-winning director Patricia Chica with ChicArt Productions optioned the short script "Ceramic Tango" from screenwriter Charles Hall after finding it on InkTip. Charles Hall is an award-winning writer whose credits include the feature sci-fi thriller "Messengers," which was found through InkTip and is now available on DVD.
Rachel Marks Options "The Split" May 3, 2012
Rachel Marks with Vintage House Productions optioned "The Split" from Ryan Priest after discovering the short on InkTip. Rachel's credits have mainly been from reality television, and she has now created Vintage House Productions in order to produce and direct short, feature and documentary films. One of Ryan's feature scripts is produced and premiered at the San Diego Black film festival.
Sean Hoessli Options "Scare Night" Apr 26, 2012
Sean Hoessli with Code Blue Pictures discovered "Scare Night" on InkTip and optioned it from writer Josh Buxton. Sean has a background in VFX, working on effects-heavy films such as "Piranha 3D," "Sin City," "Hellboy" and the "Star Wars" Saga at ILM. Robert Cosnahan is attached to direct the feature. Writer Josh Buxton has written a variety of scripts.
Nick Peterson Options "Dante's Asylum" Apr 26, 2012
Nick Peterson with NXTdream Films found "Dante's Asylum" on InkTip and optioned it from Brian Pittman & Rachel Long. Nick directed "Dark Mind" (Lyndsy Fonseca, Christopher Masterson). Brian & Rachel have penned a historical epic titled "1950" for director Rob Cohen and CJ Entertainment, which is projected to be Korea's largest budgeted film to date.
Kirsten Cavendish Options "Tell Him..." Apr 26, 2012
Kirsten Cavendish with the Cavendish Fante Picture Company found "Tell Him He Did a Good Thing" on InkTip and optioned it from writer Adrian Moss. The film will be produced with her partner John Fante, with Kirsten at the helm as director. Adrian is a UK-based writer and playwright, and this is his fourth option through InkTip.
Barry Perelman Discovers Erik Wolter Apr 26, 2012
The scripts that caught Barry's eye were "Border Posse," a fictionalized retelling of a true story, and "Wir Amerikaner," a feature screenplay adaptation of Erik's bestselling book "Loyalty on Trial." This is Erik's fifth success through InkTip.
Hank Mills Buys "Career Change" Apr 26, 2012
Hank Mills bought the short script "Career Change" from Ryan Priest after finding it on InkTip. "Career Change" is a drama/crime story. Hank Mills represents Third Generation Productions, and this will be their first short film with many more to come in the near future. One of Ryan's feature scripts is produced and premiered at the San Diego Black film festival.
Kevan Otto Options "Soulmates" Apr 19, 2012
Kevan Otto with All Entertainment found "Soulmates" on InkTip and optioned it from writers Sean Stearley and Chris Miller. This will be Kevan's second project with this writing team since he recently produced another one of their scripts "Lukewarm," which was also found through InkTip. Writers Sean and Chris have both written and directed features before, independently of each other, before teaming up to write scripts together.
Jason Price Options "Farewell Angelina" Apr 19, 2012
Jason Price with Infra-Red Pictures optioned "Farewell Angelina" from Samuel Clark after discovering it through InkTip. Jason's credits include the upcoming "Carmel" starring Josh Hutcherson and Hayden Panettiere. This is Samuel's second option through InkTip.
Elizabeth Fowler Options "Mistletoe & Holly" Apr 19, 2012
Elizabeth Fowler of Clear Pictures Entertainment discovered "Mistletoe & Holly" on InkTip and optioned it from writer Jake Helgren. Jake Helgren, a Texas transplant living in Hollywood, wrote the feature films "Finding Mr. Wright" and "Bloody Homecoming," both of which were scripts optioned through InkTip.
Tony Picciotti Hires Sheri Tor Apr 19, 2012
Tony Picciotti and Jim Haas met Sheri Tor through InkTip and hired her to write their upcoming 9/11 television special titled "After Shock." Tony's credits include the festival award-winning "Beautifully Cruel," which he found on InkTip and was also written by Sheri Tor and featured on the cover of InkTip Magazine.
Yogesh Sharma Discovers Trin Denise Apr 19, 2012
Yogesh Sharma with Dikshant Vision/Digital Academy has produced the short film "Seeing is Believing" written by Trin Denise and discovered on InkTip. Trin is a published author and award-winning screenwriter.
Chris Turner Options "Ticonderoga" Apr 19, 2012
Canadian producer Chris Turner from Ballistic Films optioned John Porter's short script "Ticonderoga," after discovering it on InkTip. The film was shot in HD on the RED Camera and will air on the Bravo! network this Summer.
Rowena Li Options "Synapse" Apr 12, 2012
Rowena Li of IMA productions found "Synapse" on InkTip and optioned it from David Luna. The script won a Gold Prize in the 2011 PAGE International Screenwriting Awards.
Matt Harrison Options "Family Values" Apr 12, 2012
Matthew Harrison with Film Crash found "Family Values" on InkTip and optioned it from writer Victor Falco. Matt is a film directing veteran whose credits include Martin Scorsese Exec Produced "Kicked in the Head" among many others, and this is Victor Falco's first option through InkTip.
Tyler Oliver Options "A Trick of the Light" Apr 12, 2012
Tyler Oliver with Vindicated Pictures found "A Trick of the Light" through InkTip and optioned it from Amy Amani and Scott Gibson. Tyler directed the supernatural feature "Forget Me Not." Writers Amy and Scott have written features, television projects and novels, and this is their second option through InkTip.
Tim VandeSteeg Hires Tim O'Brien Apr 12, 2012
Producer Tim VandeSteeg with Indiewood Pictures met writer Tim O'Brien through InkTip, hired him to pen the feature documentary "The Eyes of Thailand," and we're now pleased to announce that the film will be premiering at the Newport Beach Film Festival on Saturday, April 28. Windy Borman with D.V.A. Productions directed/produced the picture with Ashley Judd narrating. "The Eyes of Thailand" tells the heartwarming story of a woman who dedicated ten years of her life to giving two Asian elephants a second chance at life after losing their legs by stepping on landmines. The story was featured on the cover of the InkTip Magazine this month, and this is Tim O'Brien's second feature film with Tim VandeSteeg.
"Fools..." to Premiere in Los Angeles Apr 12, 2012
"Fools on the Hill," Jerrol LeBaron's feature length documentary about his attempt to get politicians to do the jobs they were hired to do, has been accepted at United Film Festival and will screen on April 28 at 4:30pm. If you're in LA and want to attend the screening, please go to: http://www.theunitedfest.com/losangeles/ "Fools on the Hill" was written and directed by Jed Rigney, whom Jerrol found through InkTip.
KC Guyer Discovers "Roadkill" Apr 12, 2012
KC Guyer bought the short script "Roadkill" from screenwriter Warren Fast after discovering it on InkTip. Shooting will commence in late spring in Christmas Valley, Oregon.
Matthew Hsu Options "Ducks" Apr 5, 2012
Matthew Hsu with Fleuron Films discovered “Ducks” on InkTip and with his partner, Veronica Shamo-Garcia, optioned it from writer Jack Vandagriff. Matthew and Veronica’s credits include the upcoming Lionsgate release “Trail of Blood.” This is Jack's third option through InkTip.
Greg White Options "The Warehouse" Apr 5, 2012
Greg White with Birchmount Entertainment found "The Warehouse" on InkTip and optioned it from Kraig Wenman. Greg is a Dubai-based Canadian producer and this will be his followup to the recently completed thriller feature "Separation." Kraig Wenman has enjoyed a number of options through the site since he started posting scripts with us, and is now transitioning into a producing career.
Christian Peschken Options "Colorblind" Apr 5, 2012
Christian Peschken found "Colorblind" on InkTip and optioned it from writer Jacob Stuart. This is Jacob’s second option, first through InkTip.
Alexia Melocchi Discovers Elizabeth Savage Sullivan Apr 5, 2012
Alexia Melocchi with Little Studio Films signed Elizabeth Savage Sullivan after discovering her through InkTip. Alexia is a long-time InkTip member who reps writers, directors and other producers, as well as produces feature films through her production entity, Little Studio Films. Elizabeth is a multi-contest winner and Nicholl Fellowship semi-finalist.
Elizabeth Fowler Options "Bull Shark Bluff" Mar 29, 2012
Elizabeth Fowler of Clear Pictures Entertainment discovered "Bull Shark Bluff" on InkTip and optioned it from writer Jake Helgren. Jake Helgren, a Texas transplant living in Hollywood, wrote the feature films "Finding Mr. Wright" and "Bloody Homecoming," both of which were scripts optioned through InkTip.
Aaron Magnani Options "Seeking Will Ferrell" Mar 29, 2012
Aaron Magnani with Water Bear Productions found "Seeking Will Ferrell" on InkTip and optioned it from Rob Ingalls. Magnani, whose upcoming projects include "The Rut," (Chloe Moretz, Jeffrey Dean Morgan) has many projects at various stages of development and production, including projects with prolific producer Don Murphy. Ingalls has written in a variety of genres.
Jacqui Adler Options "The 11th Finger" Mar 29, 2012
Ben and Jacqui Adler with Cobblestone Films found "The Eleventh Finger" on InkTip and optioned it from writer Frank Edward Kelly. This is Frank's first option through InkTip.
Steve Chicorel Discovers "The Dragon Angel" Mar 29, 2012
Producer Steve Chicorel & Phillip Epps with Asia Bridge found "The Dragon Angel" through InkTip and is now arranging financing and coproduction in Mainland China. Written by Dana Ziyasheva & Igor Darbo, the film is expected to begin production in October 2012. Igor's Hong Kong-based production company "Popcorn & Friends Ltd." will produce.
Elise Salomon Options "Sky is Falling" Mar 29, 2012
Elise Salomon found "Sky is Falling" on InkTip and optioned it from writer Jeffrey Goldberg. Elise's credits include "Paper Heart" with Charlyne Yi and Michael Cera and the upcoming "Smashed," which Sony will be releasing later this year. Jeffrey Goldberg is the owner of Texas-based Ballyhoo Studios, and this is his first option through InkTip.
Guillermo Escalona Options "Easy Credit" Mar 22, 2012
Guillermo Escalona discovered "Easy Credit" on InkTip and optioned it from Diane & Robert Liberman. Escalona just produced the feature "Street Honor." The Libermans specialize in comedy writing.
Darryn Welch Options "The Common Man" Mar 22, 2012
Director Andreas Schaap discovered "The Common Man" through InkTip, presented the script to Darryn Welch, owner of Instinctive Film and together they optioned it from writer, Wade Wofford. Darryn produced Xavier Gens "The Divide" and executive produced "The Bang Bang Club" (Malin Akerman, Taylor Kitsch and Ryan Phillippe) and "The Retreat" (Cillian Murphy, Jamie Bell). Andreas Schaap will direct. This is writer Wade Wofford's second option that took place through InkTip.
"Fools..." to Premiere at the Garden State Film Festival Mar 22, 2012
"Fools on the Hill," Jerrol LeBaron's feature length documentary about his attempt to get politicians to do the jobs they were hired to do, has been accepted at the prestigious Garden State Film Festival and will screen on March 24 at 12:30pm. If you're in New Jersey and want to attend the screening, please go to: http://www.gsff.org/festival-info/films-a-z/ Just do a search for "Fools" and it will come up. "Fools on the Hill" was written and directed by Jed Rigney, whom Jerrol found through InkTip.
Jeff Belkin Discovers Kristopher Michel Mar 22, 2012
Jeff Belkin of Foremost Films discovered writer Kristopher Michel on InkTip and signed to rep him as his manager. Belkin worked as a literary manager with Mad Hatter Films and then as a producer with a deal at Warner Bros before striking out on his own as a literary manager. He signed Michel after seeing "Holmes," the writer's pilot script on the site, and has since attached producer Lisa Barrett. This is Kristopher Michel's first option through InkTip.
Trudy Sargent Options "Anton" Mar 22, 2012
Producer /director Trudy Sargent with Red Pictures found "Anton" on InkTip, optioned it from Fassinou Ange, and we're pleased to announce that the project is shooting now. She'll be producing it with Ramin Nematollahi, whom she also met through InkTip. Originally developed from a short script, "Anton," about a blind boxer getting a rematch, is now a 30-minute pilot starring 5x World Champion Evander Holyfield. This is Trudy's second project with writer Ange.
Gordon Timothy Discovers "Whitey" Mar 22, 2012
Gordon Timothy has wrapped production on the short script "Whitey," written by Ed Haas, which he found on InkTip. Gordon is an actor turned producer/director. He was impressed by "Whitey" and the amount of layers in the short script, and he also enjoyed the "ease and grace in working with Ed," he stated. Edward Haas has produced a number of his own shorts, one which was selected to the Sundance Film Festival in 2001.
Michael McGuire Options "Sexual Education" Mar 15, 2012
Michael McGuire with Organically Grown Productions discovered "Sexual Education" through InkTip and optioned it from writer Eleanor Burgess. Michael is producing with partner Marina Stabile of Act Four Productions. McGuire's credits include "Electrick Children." This is Eleanor's second success through InkTip.
Jason Price Options "Wendigo Syndrome" Mar 15, 2012
Jason Price with Infra-Red Pictures optioned "Wendigo Syndrome" from Kelly Lynn Peters after discovering it through InkTip. Jason's credits include the upcoming "Carmel" starring Josh Hutcherson and Hayden Panettiere. Writer Kelly Lynn Peters is a former development exec at Moresco Productions.
Elizabeth Snoderly Hires Jake Helgren Mar 15, 2012
Elizabeth Snoderly with DAVED Productions met Jake Helgren through InkTip and hired him to write her feature film "1 Chance 2 Dance." Elizabeth's recent projects include the comedy feature "3 Times a Charm" and the young teen travel series "Passport to Explore." This was Helgren's third project with Snoderly since they met through InkTip; he also wrote her recent feature "Bloody Homecoming."
Cynde Harmon Options "Sparky" Mar 15, 2012
Cynde Harmon with Really Real Films discovered "Sparky" on InkTip and optioned it from writer Steven Labeille. Among Cynde's credits is MOW "Trust," written by another writer found through InkTip, and the Leo Award-winning ½ hr comedy series "Wolf Canyon." This is Steven's first option through InkTip.
Facé Options "Whiskey Girls" Mar 15, 2012
Talent Manager/Producer Facé of Face2Face Productions discovered the short film "The Whiskey Girls," written by Marina Loos, on InkTip. After reading the synopsis, Facé realized that the story was perfect for three of his actresses. He optioned the script, and production began in February. "The Whiskey Girls" is Marina's second short that she has sold through InkTip. Her first, "My Suicide" is currently in post production.
Matthew Sconce Options "The Visitors" Mar 8, 2012
Matthew Sconce with Aftershock Studios discovered "The Visitors" on InkTip and optioned it from writing duo Matthew & Frank DeJohn. Their lit agent, Barbara Bitela with The Silver/Bitela Agency assisted with the option. Matt DeJohn is a veteran Stereoscopic Supervisor and his father, Frank DeJohn, has completed many scripts, including a short which was directed by Matt.
Roma Roth Discovers Brian Young Mar 8, 2012
Roma Roth with Reel World Management met Brian D. Young through InkTip, hired him to write her feature "Taken Back," and we are proud to announce that the feature film has been produced. Brian Young has had a number of successes through InkTip, and this is just one of five which are slated to go into production this year.
Samir Salem Options "Immaculate Girl" Mar 8, 2012
Samir Salem with Cinemonger discovered "The Immaculate Girl" on InkTip and optioned it from Charles McNamara. Samir is also a producer with 3 Point Zero Films. Charles is also a veteran gaffer on films directed by David O. Russell and Abel Ferrara. His script won the 2011 Acclaim Script Contest.
Santiago G de Leániz Options "My Soul to Keep" Mar 8, 2012
Santiago G de Leániz with La Iguana Productions found "My Soul to Keep" through InkTip and optioned it from writer George Perez. Santiago is a Spanish Goya Award-winning producer based in Spain. This is George's second option through InkTip in the last year.
Tobias Yrys Hires Fassinou Ange Mar 8, 2012
Tobias Yrys hired scribe Fassinou Ange to write a comedy short entitled "Do It" after they met through InkTip. Tobias is an actor turned producer. Fassinou has had a number of shorts optioned from InkTip.
Kevan Otto Options "Christmas in July" Mar 1, 2012
Producer Kevan Otto discovered "Christmas in July" on InkTip and optioned it from Bret Kofford. Otto specializes in family films, and his credits include "Lukewarm,"starring John Schneider and Bill Cobbs, which was also found on InkTip. This is Bret Kofford's third option, and his second through InkTip.
Iris Dugow Options "Meddling Mom" Mar 1, 2012
Director/producer Iris Dugow discovered "The Christmas Proposal" on InkTip and optioned it from writer Paul Longo. We're proud to announce that the feature script, now retitled "Meddling Mom," has been greenlit by The Hallmark Channel and is in production with Patricia Cardoso ("Real Women Have Curves") directing. This is Paul Longo's fourth option through InkTip and his first produced feature film.
Manuel Messerli Hires David Byrne Mar 1, 2012
Manuel Messerli with Gasoline Man Pictures found writer David Byrne through InkTip and hired him to write "Hell-Bent." Manuel is a Swiss director and alumni of AFI. Currently they have a project for which Manuel is attached as director.
Wendy Kram Discovers Geof Miller and Troy Hunter Mar 1, 2012
Producer/consultant Wendy Kram with L.A. FOR HIRE discovered writing duo Geof Miller and Troy Hunter through InkTip and signed to represent them in their writing careers. With her guidance they recently closed deals on two spec screenplays: "Henry Allgood Must Die" with Alexander/Mitchell Prods. and "Mac & Martin Take America" with Sid Ganis at Out of the Blue Prods.
Geoffrey James Options "A Pickle" Mar 1, 2012
Geoffrey James optioned the short script "A Pickle" from Max Sartor after finding it on InkTip. Geoffrey recently directed an award-winning documentary film about modern yo-yoing entitled "The Game Has Changed: The Modern Yo-Yo and Its Players," which is available now on Vimeo.com. Max is a Toronto-based screenwriter and this is his first sale.
Deidre Kitcher Options "Scare" Feb 23, 2012
Deidre Kitcher with Filmscope Entertainment found "Scare" on InkTip and optioned it from Bob Sinnott. John V. Soto, who directed "Needle" (Lionsgate Home Entertainment), will direct the feature. This is Bob's second option through InkTip.
Nick Peterson Options "Funny Devils" Feb 23, 2012
Nick Peterson with NXTdream Films found "Funny Devils" on InkTip and optioned it from Jerry Cavallaro. Nick directed "Dark Mind" (Lyndsy Fonseca, Christopher Masterson). Jerry wrote and directed "Stuck Like Chuck."
Elise Salomon Options "Granite Falls" Feb 23, 2012
Elise Salomon found "Granite Falls" on InkTip and optioned it from writer Matthew Bozin. Elise's credits include "Paper Heart" with Charlyne Yi and Michael Cera and the upcoming "Smashed," which Sony will be releasing later this year. "Granite Falls" was a Script Pipeline Grand Prize winner, and this is Matthew's first option through InkTip.
Jessica Lattuada Hires Sean Wathen Feb 23, 2012
Jessica Villegas Lattuada with Nabu Films hired Sean Wathen after finding him on InkTip. Jessica and her husband, director Fernando Barreda, were looking for a limited- location horror writer for their next feature. Sean sold two horror scripts through InkTip last year.
Elizabeth Snoderly Hires Michael Matteo Feb 23, 2012
Elizabeth Snoderly with DAVED Productions met writer Michael Matteo on InkTip and hired him to write her feature "3 Times a Charm." We're now pleased to announce that the film has completed production and was picked up by MarVista for distribution. Elizabeth's recent projects include the young teen travel series "Passport to Explore" and "Bloody Homecoming," which was made from a script she discovered on InkTip. Michael Matteo is a produced playwright and screenwriter who teaches screenwriting.
HeMan Discovers "7 Minutes" Feb 23, 2012
HeMan with Mid-West Entourage Entertainment purchased the short script, "7 Minutes" written by Rachel Kempf after finding it on InkTip, and it is now produced. The short was submitted to numerous festivals around the world. Currently, it has been accepted by Columbia Gorge International Film Festival, Prometheus Film Festival, Marbella International Film Festival, and Lucerne International Film Festival (Showcase). Mid-West Entourage Entertainment LLC is a film production company that also specializes in modeling, casting, and photography.
Din Altit Options "A Zillion Zaboodles" Feb 16, 2012
Din Altit with DNF Pictures found "A Zillion Zaboodles" on InkTip and optioned it from writer Phyllis Heltay. "Zaboodles" is about a 10-year-old boy who finds a strange pet lost on earth by a vacationing alien family. The boy must keep the critter out of the clutches of an assortment of crazy aliens who are racing to collect the zillion zaboodle bounty to bring the creature home. This is Heltay's sixth option through InkTip.
Michael Mongillo Options "Blood Lust" Feb 16, 2012
Michael Mongillo with Mean Time Productions found "Death Special" by Matt Giannini on InkTip and optioned the underlying story concept to develop into a new micro-budget project titled "Blood Lust." Michael directed "Being Michael Madsen."
Matt Fitzsimons Options "Shadow on the Mesa" Feb 16, 2012
Matt Fitzsimons with Larry Levinson Productions discovered the western feature “Shadow on the Mesa” on InkTip and optioned it from Lee Martin. And we’re proud to announce that the feature film went into production last week with Kevin Sorbo starring. Lee Martin has had dozens of novels published over the years, a bunch of options through InkTip, and the option on this script had to be renewed more than once as the producers put it together, but persistence pays off as Lee’s resume now boasts a produced feature film!
Derek Reeves Options "The Monkey King's Daughter" Feb 16, 2012
Derek Reeves with Media Tropics discovered "The Monkey King's Daughter" on InkTip and optioned it from writer Todd DeBonis. Adapted from the first of DeBonis' popular YA serial novels by the same title, "Monkey King's Daughter" is about a young teen who finds out about her family's heritage, rooted in an ancient Chinese legend. DeBonis is a successful novelist and screenwriter, and this is his first success through InkTip.
Alexia Melocchi Discovers Anton Diether Feb 16, 2012
Alexia Melocchi with Little Studio Films signed Anton Diether after discovering his work on InkTip. Alexia is a long-time InkTip member who reps writers, directors and other producers, as well as produces feature films through her production entity, Little Studio Films. Anton is a multi-produced writer whose script “Suburban Gothic” - Alexia is coproducing - has attached WME-repped director Christian E. Christiansen (2011’s “The Roommate”).
Kevan Otto Options "A Bridge to Cross" Feb 9, 2012
Producer Kevan Otto discovered "A Bridge to Cross" on InkTip and optioned it from writers Jim D. Brown and C. Douglass Cloud. Otto specializes in family films, and his credits include "Lukewarm,"starring John Schneider and Bill Cobbs, which was also found on InkTip. Jim Brown's "A Bridge to Cross" is a faith based story about a preacher who, as a teenager, was injured by a dirty player and ruined his chances for a professional baseball career. When he moves to Centerville, South Carolina to begin full time work with the church, he discovers his son's high school coach is to be the same man who put an end to his hopes for a professional career by intentionally injuring him years before. John Swift's Bridge to Cross has been the anger he has carried for twenty years. This is Jim Brown and Douglas Cloud's third option through InkTip.
Andrea Olabarria Hires Jonathan Brainard Feb 9, 2012
Andrea Olabarria with Spoon Entertainment discovered Jonathan Brainard through InkTip and hired him to develop a reality series. Based in Florida, Andrea directed the 2009 feature "Rough Winds." Jonathan has won two major contests for his original reality project.
Sammy Montana Discovers JR Reher Feb 9, 2012
Sammy Montana with Anarchy Management signed JR Reher after discovering him through InkTip. JR is an established writer whose first spec sale resulted in the feature film "Red Machine," which is in production now starring James Marsden and Billy Bob Thornton and helmed by David Hackl. JR is repped by APA, but was looking for a lit manager when he connected with Sammy, and this is his first success through InkTip.
Bruce Nahin Options "Max Speed" Feb 9, 2012
Bruce Nahin with Paramount-based Continuum Pictures discovered "Max Speed" through InkTip and optioned it from writers Christopher and Gregory Parker. "Max Speed," a faith-driven NASCAR script, is slated for production later this year with an eventual theatrical release in the works. This is Parker's first option through InkTip.
Youngs & Wagner Hire Allison McWood Feb 9, 2012
Bradford Youngs and Lloyd Wagner with Twilight Entertainment met Allison McWood through InkTip and hired her to write his short film project “Through the Eyes of Blind.” The story is built around a day in the life of a blind woman, leading up to a hit and run accident in traffic, and will be told through her ears first, and then through the eyes of a witness. In other news, Brad and Lloyd optioned their feature script “A Blind Eye” to Richard Gabai, who recently completed “180” starring Lacey Chabert and Paul Sorvino, and which was also shot from an InkTip script. This is McWood’s third success through InkTip.
Zane Levitt Options "Unstable" Feb 2, 2012
Zane W. Levitt and Bill Kelman optioned "Unstable" from Mark Daniels after finding it on InkTip. Writer Mark Daniels wrote the feature "Mind's Eye" (starring Malcolm McDowell, Dean Cain and Natalie Distler), which was found on InkTip and wrapped last summer.
Wolfgang Wagenknecht Options "Underground" Feb 2, 2012
U. Wolfgang Wagenknecht of Kraftwerk Pictures discovered "Underground" through InkTip and optioned it from writer Craig Clyde. This deal was shepherded by Barbara Bitela of the Silver/Bitela Agency, and his manager Dana Wall, both of whom met and signed Craig Clyde through InkTip. Craig has written and directed about twenty features already, specializing in family friendly content.
Chuck Howard Options "Holiday Hope" Feb 2, 2012
Chuck Howard with All Entertainment found "Holiday Hope" on InkTip, optioned it from writer Francis Veltri, and we're proud to announce that cameras started rolling on the feature film yesterday.
Kevin Summerfield Hires Steve Szulanczyk Feb 2, 2012
Kevin Summerfield with Scorpio Studios met Steve Szulanczyk on InkTip and hired him to develop his feature "Bad Animals." Stephen Szulanczyk spent years writing fifty spec screenplays just to hone his craft before setting out to write for others, and this is his first hire through InkTip.
Craig Bass Options "The Mindscaper" Feb 2, 2012
Craig Bass picked up the short script "The Mindscaper" from scribe Guy McDouall after finding it on InkTip. Craig originally was interested in Guy's short "Monster Catcher," but it was already under option with another company. However, this opened up a dialogue, and Craig and the creative team at UBK Productions decided that "The Mindscaper" was a better option for their company. Brian Ernst will be directing the short with Craig Bass as the director of photography. Guy's script "Monster Catcher" is in the final stages of post-production.
Charis Orchard Options "The Recluse" Jan 26, 2012
Charis Orchard with Vivre Films optioned "The Recluse" from Allison McWood after finding it on InkTip. Charis has produced and directed two independent features: "Will's Diaries" and "Art or Love." Allison is a veteran playwright and screenwriter. This is her second option through InkTip.
Jacqui Adler Options "Sleeping Beauty" Jan 26, 2012
Ben and Jacqui Adler with Cobblestone Films found "Sleeping Beauty" on InkTip and optioned it from writer Tony Boland. This is Tony's second InkTip success; he was also recently hired to pen a feature for Indiewood Pictures.
Howard Nash Discovers "Derby" Jan 26, 2012
Howard Nash with Starrunner found "Derby" on InkTip and entered into a shopping agreement with the writer, Stuart Chang Berman. "Derby" is a fast-paced exploration into the violent and liberating world of roller derby, and this is Stuart's first success through InkTip.
Eric Holloway Hires William Mullins Jan 26, 2012
Eric Holloway with BlueMercury Productions met William Mullins through InkTip and they have entered into an agreement to develop "Murder Biz," which Mullins will write and direct and Holloway will produce. This is Mullins' first success through InkTip.
Brogan Agency Discovers Bob Corso Jan 26, 2012
Larry Stevens with The Brogan Agency met Bob Corso through InkTip and signed to represent him as his agent. Stevens heads the literary department, which reps such talent as Oscar-winner writer/director John G. Avildsen. Corso has experience in both features and television.
Samuel Laseke Hires Warren Fast Jan 26, 2012
Samuel Laseke with Infinite Reality Studios and Iam Digital met Warren Fast through InkTip and hired him to write the first season of an ambitious action web series titled "Burned." Warren got the job based on an action short film script that they also bought entitled "Valkyrie." "Valkyrie," too, will be shot as a web series.
Lucas Jarach Options "The Mule" Jan 19, 2012
Producer Lucas Jarach optioned "The Mule" from Don Fiebiger after finding it on InkTip. We're happy to announce that the feature has been shot and is now in post-production. The film stars Sharon Stone and Billy Zane and is directed by Gabriela Tagliavini. Jarach produced the features "Without Men" (Eva Longoria, Christian Slater), "Dead Awake" (Nick Stahl, Rose McGowan) and "American Virgin" (Rob Schneider). For writer Don Fiebiger, this is his first produced feature and he currently has a script in development with another producer who found him on InkTip.
Joseph Barmettler Options "A Cop and a Christian" Jan 19, 2012
Joseph Barmettler with New Integrity Films found "A Cop and a Christian" on InkTip and optioned it from writer Mark E. McCann. Barmettler, a producer whose credits include "Beach Kings" (MGM/Fox Home Entertainment) and the 2007 cult "Alien Secrets" (Warner Home Entertainment),got his start writing, producing and directing episodic television. This is McCann's fifth success through InkTip. "InkTip started my writing career when a short script called Cabin 6 was optioned, produced, and eventually distributed on DVD," Mark told us in a recent email. "It also earned me a manager in Beverly Hills. Another script I wrote made the finals of some major competitions, and was optioned via InkTip by John Murlowski. That contact eventually earned me a credit on another one of his other films, and allowed me to meet some major players -- and even get read by Warner Brothers Studios! InkTip not only opened the door for my career, it welcomed me inside and introduced me around."
Joseph Nasser Hires Erik Wolter Jan 19, 2012
Joseph Nasser with the Nasser Entertainment Group met Erik Wolter on InkTip and hired him to write "Dancer." Some of Nasser's recent credits include "Dawn Rider" with Donald Sutherland and Christian Slater, and "Knockout" with WWE legend "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, and both of those films were written by writers Nasser met on InkTip. Erik Wolter is also the author of "Loyalty on Trial: One American's Battle with the FBI," and this is his fourth option or hire through InkTip.
Marc Saltarelli Discovers "Southern Secret" Jan 19, 2012
Marc Saltarelli with Line9 Entertainment discovered "Southern Secret" on InkTip and entered into a shopping agreement with the writer, Barbara Beck. Saltarelli's credits include the upcoming documentary "Rush to Judgment," among others. Beck, a USC Cinema grad who spent most of her career writing and directing educational videos and PSAs for NASA, has already had a couple of options through InkTip, as well as an outright sale to Drimtim Entertainment.
HeMan Discovers "83 Seconds" Jan 19, 2012
HeMan with Mid-West Entourage Entertainment purchased the short script "83 Seconds" from Tim McSmythurs after discovering it on InkTip. Mid-West Entourage Entertainment LLC is a film production company that also specializes in modeling, casting, and photography. Tim has previously optioned a short script through InkTip, but this is his first sale.
Dan Barentine Options "Nine/Tenths" Jan 12, 2012
Dan Barentine with Lamplighter Pictures discovered "Nine/Tenths" on InkTip and entered into a shopping agreement with writer Alan McNevin. Barentine also partners on projects with Buffalo Boy Productions (actor Chad Michael Murray). For McNevin, this is his first option through InkTip.
Christian Peschken Options "Code Phoenix" Jan 12, 2012
Christian Peschken found "Code Phoenix" on InkTip and optioned it from writer William Mark Clarke. "Code Phoenix" is an inspirational story set in a prison, and according to Christian "one of the reasons I chose the script is that Mark, as a former correctional officer, is an expert on the subject and his writing and dialogue had a lot of authenticity." This is Mark's third option, and his second with Christian Peschken.
Sergio Guerrero Hires Rob Samborn Jan 12, 2012
Sergio Guerrero with Indie Eye Productions discovered Rob Samborn through InkTip and hired him to write a feature. Guerrero, whose credits include "A Day Without a Mexican," needed a writer to develop a story set in one location and found a match in Samborn, who provided a writing sample set in limited locations. This is the second assignment for the multi-optioned Samborn.
Eduardo Sanches Hires Jamie Nash Jan 12, 2012
Eduardo Sanchez with Haxan Films completed principle photography on "Lovely Molly," which was co-written by Jamie Nash whom he met through InkTip. You may already know some of Sanchez' work; he broke into the business back in '99 with a little film he wrote and directed for $60K titled "The Blair Witch Project." Since that one went on to make $141 million, Sanchez did another innovative horror/thriller titled "Altered," which we featured on the cover of the InkTip Magazine as it was written by Jamie Nash. Ed and Jamie have been working together ever since.
HeMan Discovers "Stopping" Jan 12, 2012
HeMan with Mid-West Entourage Entertainment purchased the short script, "Stopping Before We Go" from scribe Genevieve Shipperley after discovering it on InkTip. Filming for the short took place in November in St. Louis. Mid-West Entourage Entertainment LLC is a film production company that also specializes in modeling, casting, and photography, providing an avenue for new talent. This is the second success for Genevieve through InkTip.
Marc Ambrose Options "Santa Hunters" Jan 5, 2012
Marc Ambrose with Ambergreen Entertainment found "Santa Hunters" through InkTip and optioned it from Jamie Nash. Ambergreen Entertainment is a production company formed by Marc Ambrose and Mike Greene. The company's credits include "San Saba," which was discovered through InkTip. Ambrose co-produced the star-studded, upcoming comedy "Movie 43" (Emma Stone, Gerard Butler, Hugh Jackman). Nash has written several produced features for Eduardo Sanchez ("Blair Witch"), so this is only his latest success through InkTip.
David DeCoteau Hires Barbara Kymlicka Jan 5, 2012
David DeCoteau of Rapid Heart Pictures met Barbara Kymlicka on InkTip and hired her to write "Snow White: A Deadly Summer." The fairy-tale horror film will be their fourth produced feature together. DeCoteau is one of the busiest directors around, with three other features currently in post-production. Kymlicka is repped by Ben Silverman of Characters Talent Agency, whose literary clients include Evan Goldberg ("The Green Hornet," "50/50").
Charis Orchard Hires Chris Pentzell Jan 5, 2012
Charis Orchard with Vivre Films found Chris Pentzell on InkTip and hired him to write a rom-com feature. Charis has produced and directed two independent features, "Will's Diaries" and "Art or Love." This is Pentzell's fourth success through InkTip. He recently starred in and helped provide additional material for the feature "Halloween Party."
Manuel Messerli Discovers "Pyro" Jan 5, 2012
Manuel Messerli with Gasoline Man Pictures discovered writer David Byrne through InkTip and is now attached to direct his script "Pyro." Their collaborative relationship began when Manuel optioned another script from David. He then read a draft of "Pyro" and attached himself to the dark thriller project they describe as a mix between "The Machinist" and "Vertigo." Manuel is a Swiss director and alumni of AFI.
H. Craig Bass Options "Seekers" Jan 5, 2012
H. Craig Bass with Year of the Phoenix Studios and Motion Source optioned L.C. Cruell's short script, "Seekers," after finding it on InkTip. UBK Studios will be producing the film. Brian Ernst, with UBK Studios, will be directing, and Craig will be the director of photography. "Seekers," a vampire, psychological thriller, is a Shriekfest winner.
Jon Kiel Options "Happy Anniversary" Jan 2, 2012
Jon Kiel has optioned the short film script “Happy Anniversary” by Daniel Chomistek after discovering it through InkTip. Jon is an aspiring filmmaker who will be producing a series of short films over the coming months. Daniel’s work for the past several years has consistently made the finals in numerous screenwriting contests, and he has been receiving numerous requests since posting on InkTip.