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Michael Moyet Options "Gateway to the Worlds" Dec 30, 2013
Michael Moyet found "Gateway to the Worlds" on InkTip and optioned it from Kari Ciardi. This is Kari Ciardi's third success through InkTip
Tim Vandesteeg Discovers Louis Pradt Dec 30, 2013
Tim Vandesteeg with Indiewood Pictures discovered Louis Pradt through InkTip and hired him to write "iHero." Tim's credits include "My Run," the ten-time award winning documentary about a real-life Forrest Gump who ran 75 marathons in 75 days. This is Louis' first success through InkTip.
John E. Ferraro Discovers Jason Kelly Dec 30, 2013
John E. Ferraro with Valleywood Entertainment found Jason Kelly through InkTip and signed to rep him as his manager. The script which caught John's eye, titled "3a.m.," is a dark comedy in the vein of "Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels" meets "Memento." Jason Kelly won the Canadian Praxis Contest twice and has had multiple options and hires in the last couple of years, and he's repped by Anna Archer with Lucas Talent as his agent, but this is his first success through InkTip.
Tracy Starnes Options "Mary Christmas" Dec 19, 2013
Tracy Starnes with Rugged Media found "Mary Christmas" on InkTip and optioned it from Diane Schmitz. Diane wrote and edited non-fiction books before getting into screenwriting, her scripts have placed in the top 10% at the Nicholl and Austin fellowships, and this family friendly Christmas feature is her first option through InkTip.
Jim Saki Hires Tina A. Wake Dec 19, 2013
Jim Saki with the First American Film Partnership met Tina A. Wake through InkTip and hired her to pen a draft for an as-of-yet untitled sports feature. Tina is a prolific and very fast writer, with six feature writing hires to her resume and material making the rounds at major festivals every year, and this is her second success through InkTip.
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Kathleen Turner
"The Perfect Family"
"The Perfect Family" and its Perfect Casting Dec 18, 2013
Director Anne Renton’s perfect casting to her feature debut film “The Perfect Family” began with a few script notes from a veteran star actress. Australian-born Renton had her casting director Ronnie Yeskel push the script to talent, eventually making its way into Kathleen Turner’s hands.
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Ice Cube (Left)
"Ride Along" (2014)
Anonymous Content Signs Writer via Cube Vision/InkTip Connection Dec 15, 2013
Lenny Beckerman with Anonymous Content signed InkTip writer John Biemeret to represent him. Biemeret was initially discovered on InkTip when a development executive at Cube Vision found his script "Karate Guy" on the site and brought it to Anonymous Content to evaluate as a potential co-production.
Greg Huge Options "Half Lives" Dec 12, 2013
Greg Huge with Huge Pictures found "Half Lives" on InkTip and optioned it from Dan Shell. Greg's credits include "3Play," and the upcoming "Silent Voice," with director Vondie Curtis-Hall ("Glitter") and Academy Award winner Marlee Matlin ("Children of a Lesser God") interested. This is Dan's first success through InkTip.
Chad Ridgely Options "Aisle 12" Dec 12, 2013
Chad Ridgely with Full Auto Films found "Aisle 12" on InkTip and optioned it from AJ Via. AJ based "Aisle 12" on awful experiences he had as a teenager working in a Long Island hardware store. Chad is set to make his directorial debut as well as star in this dark murder comedy described as "Clerks" meets "Clue" on acid. This is AJ's first success through InkTip.
Playback Motion Pictures Discovers Jamie Head Dec 12, 2013
Kayla Tabish and Nick Liam Heaney with Playback Motion Pictures discovered Jamie Head on InkTip and hired him to write "The Fed Conspiracy." This is Jamie's first success through InkTip.
Gato Scatena Options "The Sand" Dec 12, 2013
Gato Scatena of Scatena & Rosner Films discovered “The Sand” through InkTip and optioned it from Alex Greenfield. The film, about a group of hung-over twenty-somethings who wake up to a seemingly carnivorous beach that devours anything with a heartbeat that touches it, is in production now with MITCHEL MUSSO (“Hannah Montana”) and DEAN GEYER (“Glee”) in the lead roles. Alex Greenfield was the head writer of WWE's weekly sports/entertainment show, SMACKDOWN before branching out into a career as a feature writer and penning movies and mini-series for NBC, Spike TV, ION Television and the Hallmark Channel.
Tim Scott Options "Snowballs" Dec 3, 2013
Tim Scott and Richard Roy with Gold Key Productions found "Snowballs" on InkTip and optioned it from Matthew Lintner. Tim's credits include "Against the Wild," starring Natasha Henstridge among others. This is Matthew Lintner's first success through InkTip.
Joel Reisig Options "Retribution" Dec 3, 2013
Joel Reisig with Be Your Own Hollywood found "Retribution" on InkTip and optioned it from William Keller. Reisig recently completed "A Horse for Summer," starring Dean Cain, which was shot from a script discovered on InkTip. This is William's first option through InkTip.
Jay Pickett Discovers David Nicholas Hartmann Dec 3, 2013
Jay Pickett with 2c Entertainment met David Nicholas Hartmann on InkTip and hired him to write "Family Trust." You may know Jay from his days as a regular on soap operas like "General Hospital" and "Port Charles," but he's also a seasoned producer, with such credits as the award-winning drama "Soda Springs" under his belt. David Nicholas Hartmann recently won the Kairos prize for his family-friendly script "There's a Dolphin in our Lake," which California Pictures recently optioned through Sony, but this hire to write "Family Trust" is his first success through InkTip.
Dave Wells Options "Barista" Dec 3, 2013
Dave Wells discovered the short script "Barista" on InkTip and optioned it from Barbara Cromie. Dave is a director and producer in Boston, MA. He has directed several award-winning short films. His film, "The Life Smugglers," screened at over 30 festivals. Recently, he produced the award-winning short film "We Could Be Your Parents" starting Alex Karpovsky (HBO's "Girls"). It is currently touring the festival circuit. The short is scheduled for production for spring 2014.
Richard Harding Options "13 Rules" Nov 25, 2013
Richard Harding of Sixth Sense Productions found "13 Rules" on InkTip and optioned it from James Robert Hughes. Hughes specializes in American historical scripts and biopics.
The Brothers Olson Option "Unknown Caller" Nov 25, 2013
The Brothers Olson found "Unknown Caller" on InkTip and optioned it from Jupiter Makins, and we are excited to announce that the film has completed post production! Obin and Amariah Olson are repped by 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 film.
John Orland Discovers Michael Thomas Daniel Nov 25, 2013
John Orland with Crossroads Productions discovered Michael Thomas Daniel through InkTip and signed to rep him as his manager. John has produced several features, including "Wheelmen," currently available on Netflix, and has been involved in post-production for decades, working on titles like "Atlas Shrugged." Michael has written for various formats and has already optioned material to and been hired to adapt material by John Orland.
James Postlewait Options "Bygone and Beyond" Nov 25, 2013
James Postlewait discovered the short script “Bygone and Beyond” on InkTip and has optioned it from Bob Wiley. James is a young filmmaker, trying to make the transition from hobbyist to a serious contender in the film world. He stated, “I would like to thank you for your service! This was my first real attempt to find a quality script from someone. From the categorical options for script listings, to the legitimate requirements upon the writers, and the professionalism of checking in, I don't know why you would look anywhere else when trying to connect with writers!” This is Bob’s first short script and first script option. The film is already in pre-production.
Kayla Tabish Options "Zero Day" Nov 19, 2013
Kayla Tabish with Playback Motion Pictures found "Zero Day" on InkTip and optioned it from Simon Birkenhead. "Zero Day" is an action/thriller and Playback has already secured Malcolm McDowell for one of the lead roles. This is Simon Birkenhead's first success through InkTip.
Michael Moyet Options "Alien Underground" Nov 19, 2013
Michael Moyet found "Alien Underground" on InkTip and optioned it from Kari Ciardi. This is Kari Ciardi's second success through InkTip.
Nancy Criss Discovers Kenneth Lemm Nov 19, 2013
Nancy Criss with Nandar Entertainment discovered Kenneth Lemm through InkTip and hired him to write the faith-friendly feature "A Horse for Summer." And we are excited to announce that the film, with Dean Cain in the lead role and Christopher Atkins and Lee Meriwether supporting, has now completed principle photography! Nancy's credits include "Finding Mr. Wright," which was also shot from a script she found through InkTip. This is Kenneth's first option through InkTip and his first completed feature writing credit.
Satie Gosseet Options "10 Minutes" Nov 19, 2013
Satie Gossett with Goose Egg Productions optioned the short script "10 Minutes" by Catherine Hardin after discovering it on InkTip. Satie's credits include the recently completed "Unreported." This is the third short that Catherine has optioned this year but her first through InkTip.
Gavin Wilding Options "Double Barrel" Nov 12, 2013
Gavin Wilding of Rampage Entertainment found “Double Barrel” through InkTip and entered into a partnership to shop it with writer Tina A. Wake. Gavin will be at AFM this week taking meetings on the property. This is Tina’s first success through InkTip.
Claire Weaver Options "101 Ways to Survive the End of the World" Nov 12, 2013
Claire Weaver with Level 1 Entertainment found “101 Ways to Survive the End of the World” through InkTip and optioned it from Tracee Beebe. “101 Ways” is a quirky, coming-of-age story about a little boy who deals with tragedy by becoming obsessed with preparing for the Apocalypse, and it finished among the top 20% of this year's 7,000 Nicholl's entrants. This is Tracee’s first success through InkTip.
Elizabeth Fowler Discovers Jake Helgren Nov 12, 2013
Elizabeth Fowler with Clear Pictures Entertainment met Jake Helgren through InkTip, hired him to write “Jingle Belle,” and we are excited to announce that the feature film has completed principal photography! "Jingle Belle" stars Dean Cain and Kristy Swanson, and is Jake’s fifth feature film credit through InkTip.
Gabriel Alfonzo Discovers Sean Paul Murphy Nov 12, 2013
Gabriel Alfonzo with New City Films discovered writer Sean Paul Murphy on InkTip and hired him to write “Open My Eyes.” And we are now excited to announce that the inspirational drama has completed principal photography! Sean Paul Murphy has written twelve features so far, including "Hidden Secrets" (starring John Schneider), "Holyman Undercover" (starring Fred Willard), and "Revelation Road" (starring Brian "the Boz" Bosworth and Ray Wise), but this is his first hire and feature film credit through InkTip.
James Postlewait Options "Desperate" Nov 12, 2013
James Postlewait discovered the short script “Desperate” on InkTip and has optioned it from Jay Thompson. He will be going into pre-production on it soon. James is a young filmmaker, trying to make the transition from hobbyist to a serious contender in the film world. He stated, “I would like to thank you for your service! This was my first real attempt to find a quality script from someone. From the categorical options for script listings, to the legitimate requirements upon the writers, and the professionalism of checking in, I don't know why you would look anywhere else when trying to connect with writers!” This is Jay’s first sale of a script.
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"Creation of the Gods"
Millennium-Old Chinese Story for Global Audience Nov 10, 2013
Producer Steve Chicorel, representing YiSang Media, hired Kraig Wenman to write a blockbuster Chinese film trilogy titled "Creation of the Gods" after discovering him through InkTip.
Michael Moyet Options "Stowaway" Nov 5, 2013
Michael Moyet found “Stowaway” on InkTip and optioned it from Kari Ciardi. This is Kari Ciardi’s first success through InkTip.
Bob Castle Options "Untitled" Nov 5, 2013
Producer Bob Castle found an as-of-yet untitled thriller on InkTip and optioned it from Harvey Papush. Bob's credits include "Border Run" with Sharon Stone, which was shot from a script he found on InkTip. This is Harvey’s first success through InkTip.
Sherry Robb Discovers Jay Gable Nov 5, 2013
Sherry Robb with The Robb Company met Jay Gable through InkTip and signed to rep him as her literary manager. Sherry has signed a few writers and bolstered her roster this year after discovering them through InkTip, and this is Jay’s third success through InkTip.
Francisco Orvañanos Options "Backgammon" Nov 5, 2013
Francisco Orvañanos of 3:1 Cinema found "Backgammon" on InkTip and optioned it from Todd Niemi and Raymond B. Russell. And we are excited to announce that the film is finished and they are taking it to AFM this week! The psychological drama was adapted from Russell’s novel "Bloody Baudelaire.” This is the first option through InkTip for Niemi and Russell as writing partners, and the second option for Niemi.
Raz Akram Options "No Sanctuary" Nov 5, 2013
Raz Akram with Mindz Eye Films, a subsidiary of CMi Film Studios, discovered the short “No Sanctuary” on InkTip and optioned it from C.J. Wells. Raz has optioned several shorts from InkTip, which will be filmed in 2013-2014. C.J. is currently a finalist in the 2013 Page International Screenwriting Competition with the short film script, “The Dead Shift.”
Nick Lyon Discovers Byron Lester Oct 29, 2013
Nick Lyon with Lyon Movie Company discovered Byron Lester on InkTip and hired him to write “Shadows.” Nick Lyon's credits include "Species: The Awakening," "Grendel," and the recently wrapped "Bermuda Drieck Nordsee," an $8 million television movie for RTL Germany, among many others. Byron has had many successes through InkTip.
Kathy Muraviov Discovers Ted Gurich Oct 29, 2013
Kathy Muraviov with The Muraviov Company discovered Ted Gurich through InkTip and has signed on to represent him. Ted’s script "Chasing Don Juan" took 1st place honors in the 2011 Creative World Awards out of over 400 other comedies, and 1st place in the 2012 Reel Author Contest. This is Ted’s first success through InkTip.
Crawford Anderson-Dillon Options "American Romance" Oct 29, 2013
Crawford Anderson-Dillon with Hub Media found "American Romance" on InkTip, optioned it from Wes Laurie, and we are now excited to announce that the feature film has completed principal photography! Hub Media is a London-based production house, and this is their first feature film. Wes Laurie’s credits include "Breath of Hate," starring Jason Mewes, among others.
Cassidy Bisher Options "Going to the Top" Oct 29, 2013
Director/producer Cassidy Bisher of Drop Drop Studios discovered the short “Going to the Top” on InkTip and has optioned it from Mary Krell-Oishi. Cassidy has worked with high-profile clients including Verizon, AT&T, CAT, and his work is seen on the Discovery Channel, History Channel and various TV commercials. This is the first short option for Mary.
Farnaz Samiinia Options "Barber Shop Madness" Oct 29, 2013
Farnaz Samiinia with Farnaz Samiinia Productions found “Barber Shop Madness” on InkTip and optioned it from Ronald Fordham. Farnaz, whose credits include “Plot 7” and “Hellfire,” has worked in a number of different capacities in film and television and already found a few projects on InkTip for her directing slate. This is Ronald’s first success through InkTip.
Andra Hayes Options "Jonah and the Shark" Oct 22, 2013
Andra Hayes with Aurum Angels Productions found "Jonah and the Shark" through InkTip and optioned it from Rachel Stevens. Andra heard about Rachel's scripts and reached out to InkTip hoping to track down Rachel (of course she was an InkTip writer!) Rachel is a 2011 double semi-finalist in the Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting, with one of those two scripts finishing in the top 30 out of 6700 submissions. This is Rachel's second success through InkTip.
Bob Castle Hires David Zagorski Oct 22, 2013
Producer Bob Castle discovered David Zagorski through InkTip and hired him to re-write an as-of-yet untitled thriller. Bob's credits include "Border Run" with Sharon Stone and Billy Zane, from a script he found on InkTip. David's writing credits include "Road Kill" and "The Wickeds," which were both shot from scripts discovered on InkTip, and this is his third success through InkTip.
Justice Bowens Discovers Michael Phillips Oct 22, 2013
Justice Bowens discovered Michael Phillips on InkTip and, after optioning two of his scripts, has signed on to represent him. This is Michael's second success through InkTip.
Ibrahim Hodroj Options "What's on TV" Oct 22, 2013
Ibrahim Hodroj discovered the short "What's on TV" and optioned it from Chris Ossman. Ibrahim is a freelance filmmaker whose short "4 Walls" won the "Best Narrative Award" at the Zayed Film Festival. In hope of making another award-winning film, he went on InkTip where he found Chris's script. The short is now produced.
Matthew Kondracki Discovers Ivan Chapman Oct 15, 2013
Matthew Ryan Kondracki with Three View Films discovered Ivan Chapman through InkTip and hired him to write “Things Unseen.” This actually came about through a referral; producer Rob Lamagna of Merritt Films found Ivan, and optioned a few of his scripts, and produced a couple of them including “The Last Diary of Nikita Rose,” which was featured on this month's InkTip magazine. Rob has also optioned other scripts from writers found on InkTip. We are excited to announce that the film “Things Unseen” is in post-production. This is Ivan’s third feature writing credit through InkTip.
Beverley Gordon Options "Scout" Oct 15, 2013
Beverley Gordon with BrownBag Pictures found "Scout" on InkTip and optioned it from Laurie Weltz, and we are excited to announce that the film is now in production! “Scout” centers on a rebellious, slightly bad-ass Goth girl who convinces a suicidal young man to go on a road trip with her across Texas to rescue her little sister from a bitter custody dispute. Danny Glover portrays the Texas Ranger who tracks them down, and Laurie Weltz is directing.
John Saviano Options "Dead/Living" Oct 15, 2013
John Saviano with Old School Pictures found “Dead/Living” through InkTip and optioned it from Matthew Sanders. This is Matthew Sanders first success through InkTip.
Jennifer Atlas Options "Fallout" Oct 15, 2013
Jennifer Atlas, head of development at Tallgrass Pictures, confirmed that the company found the short script “Fallout” by Charles Hall on InkTip and have moved into pre-production on the film. Tallgrass Pictures are always accepting submissions for short and feature-length scripts. Charles Hall has sold a number of shorts and features, including the feature “Messengers,” which graced the cover of InkTip’s magazine, “The Player’s Marketplace.”
Henrik Larsson Options "Pet Sitter" Oct 9, 2013
Henrik Larsson found “The Pet Sitter” on InkTip and optioned it from Suzanne Gill and Ann Isherwood. Larsson began his career in the industry at a young age, playing one of the lead roles in two films by Oscar-nominated director Lasse Hallstrom. Since studying filmmaking in both Europe and Los Angeles, Larsson has worked on various internationally-financed features, and he will be producing “The Pet Sitter” with his partner Joram Moreka under his Wild Lunch Films banner. Writers Gill and Isherwood were discovered by Barbara Bitela, President of the Silver Bitela Agency, who now reps them.
Maurice Davis Options "Garden of Adam" Oct 9, 2013
Independent producer Maurice Davis found "Garden of Adam" on InkTip and optioned it from Richard Turner. Maurice Davis is repped by Jay Kennoff of Kennoff & Machtinger and has been able to get his projects into the hands of studio execs and major agencies with Jay's referrals and backing. Richard is a teacher, and this is his first feature script option.
Justice Bowens Options "Teenage Assassin" Oct 9, 2013
Justice Bowens found "I Was a Teenage Assassin" on InkTip and optioned it from Michael Phillips. Justice is in the process of forming a new production company with partners whose credits include "Among Friends" and "Treachery," among others, and this is the second script by Michael Phillips which he’s added to their 2014 slate.
Joseph Harkins Options "S&M in Space" Oct 9, 2013
Director/producer Joseph Harkins optioned the short sci-fi script “S&M in Space” from writer J.J. Hillard after finding it on InkTip. Joseph is an independent director/producer with a background in visual effects. This is J.J.’s first option
Danny Roth Options "To Take" Oct 1, 2013
Danny Roth with Parkside Pictures found writer Andre van Heerden on InkTip and optioned his pitch for “The Ten: To Take.” The film (featuring John Ratzenberger and Eric Roberts) was produced by Danny Roth, Damiano Tucci and Randy Wayne of Parkside Pictures, and directed by Kevan Otto. This is actually the fifth InkTip-sourced project that Kevan has directed, and the second installment in the faith-based series by Parkside Pictures. Andre van Heerden is perhaps best known for writing and producing a number of installments in the “Left Behind” series, or writing and directing "Judgment.” This is his third success through InkTip.
Kirsten Cavendish Options "5 Things" Oct 1, 2013
Kirsten Cavendish with the Cavendish Fante Picture Company found “5 Things about Me, 5 Things about You” on InkTip and optioned the feature romcom from Guy Pierce. Kirsten will direct, with her partner John V. Fante producing. Guy Pierce is a UK-based journalist and writer by profession, but this is his first feature script option.
Scott Rudolph Hires Rebecca Handley Oct 1, 2013
Scott Rudolph with Great American Cinema met Rebecca Handley through InkTip and hired her to co-write an as-of-yet- untitled sci-fi thriller. Scott produced the 2012 Lionsgate feature "The Ghostmaker," and is in post-production on his latest film. Rebecca is a UK-based writer who first heard about InkTip when she took first place in the 2012 Page Awards last year, winning an InkTip listing as part of her prize package. This is her first option through InkTip
David Bellino Hires Christopher James and John Garofolo Sep 24, 2013
David Bellino hired Christopher James and John Garofolo after discovering them through InkTip. David placed an ad for a writer-for-hire assignment for a short-form documentary project titled “Opaque Window,” and Christopher and John won the job. David is the award-winning director of Second Wind Films in Rhode Island. He said, “Chris has a great talent for storytelling and the craft of writing.” A former vice president at 20th Century Fox, John Garofolo has a Ph.D. from the USC Film School and is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. His screenplay, “Under Fire,” the story of Dickey Chapelle, the first female American war correspondent killed in action, was a 2012 Scriptapalooza Quarterfinalist.
Tony Picciotti Options "Honour" Sep 24, 2013
Tony Picciotti with Jenny Lynn Productions found "The Honour" on InkTip and optioned it from Tom Deiker, and we’re excited to announce that the film has now completed post-production! Tony directed and co-produced with Daria Berenato and Jim Haas. His credits include the festival award-winning "Beautifully Cruel," which he also found on InkTip and which we featured on the cover of InkTip Magazine, and his 9/11 documentary “The Guys.” Tom Deiker is a seasoned playwright whose works have been staged in dozens of theaters, but this is his first completed feature film credit
Joshua Cohen Options "Socratic Method" Sep 24, 2013
Joshua Cohen with Cohencidence Productions LLC found “Socratic Method” on InkTip and optioned it from Tim Barry. “Socratic Method” is about a serial killer who targets victims based on Socrates' philosophy, and this is Tim’s first option through InkTip.
Justice Bowens Options "Believe" Sep 24, 2013
Justice Bowens found "Believe" on InkTip and optioned it from David Birkenhead. Justice is in the process of forming a new production company with partners whose credits include "Among Friends" and "Treachery," among others. This is David’s first option through InkTip
Dan Benamor Discovers Rene Andre Sep 17, 2013
Dan Benamor with the Nasser Entertainment Group met Rene Andre on InkTip and hired him to write an action film. The script that lead to the discovery of Rene was "Remains of the Reich,” about a down and out veteran who goes in search of a precious family heirloom that was confiscated by the German SS, and can be found on InkTip. Rene is a Grand Prize winner of Creative Screenwriting magazine's annual competition. This is Rene's first InkTip success.
Rene Ashton Options "Hate" Sep 17, 2013
Rene Ashton with Abundant Media found “Some Kind of Hate” on InkTip and optioned it from Scott Marcano. Scott’s credits include “Sanitarium” with Malcolm McDowell and Lou Diamond Philips, and “Bio-Dome” for MGM, but this is his first option through InkTip.
J.P. Scott Options "Terror" Sep 17, 2013
J.P. Scott with Eventual Productions found “The Edge of Terror” on InkTip and optioned it from Scott Walker. Scott has authored ten books, is the director of The Institute of Life Purpose at Mercer University, and he grew up in the Philippines, where he first heard the true story behind “The Edge of Terror.” This is his first option through InkTip.
Rob Lamagna Options "A Midsummer Night" Sep 17, 2013
Rob Lamagna of Merritt Films has optioned the short script “A Midsummer Night” from Doug Nelson after discovering the work on InkTip. We are excited to announce that this is Rob’s 5th option from InkTip, which includes the produced feature “The Last Diary of Nikita Rose!” “A Midsummer Night ” begins filming spring 2014.
Danny Roth Options "The Ten" Sep 10, 2013
Danny Roth with Parkside Pictures found writer Andre van Heerden on InkTip and optioned his pitch for “The Ten: In Vain.” The film (featuring John Ratzenberger and Eric Roberts) is now in post-production, and was directed by Kevan Otto. This is actually the fourth InkTip-sourced project that Kevan has directed. Andre van Heerden is perhaps best known for writing and producing a number of installments in the “Left Behind” series, or writing and directing "Judgment.” This is his first success through InkTip.
Kevin Leeson Options "Harriet Tubman Sep 10, 2013
Kevin Leeson with Brightlight Pictures found “Harriet Tubman” on InkTip and optioned it from Jennifer Horsman. This is Jennifer’s second success through InkTip.
Amir Valinia Options "Flashes" Sep 10, 2013
Amir Valinia with AV1 Productions found “Flashes” on InkTip and optioned the Sci-Fi/Thriller from Andrew M. Henderson. And we are now excited to announce that cameras are rolling this week! In the vein of "Vanilla Sky," "The Butterfly Effect," and "Total Recall," “Flashes” is about a man who travels back and forth between three alternate realities while trying to find his own path to happiness. Director Amir Valinia says he identifies with the main character now more than ever since his own girlfriend passed away in a tragic accident just two weeks before principal photography. “Flashes” is being shot partly on a grant from the city of Houston, it’s the 25th feature film to go into production this year from an InkTip script, and it’s also Andrew Henderson’s first option through InkTip.
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Terry Hitchcock
Why One Man Ran and Ran for 75 Days Sep 10, 2013
By the average person’s standards, running a marathon is often lauded as a noteworthy accomplishment, a grueling fitness exam after months, or even years, of training. Terry Hitchcock, 56-year-old father, ran 75 marathons in 75 days. This outstanding story is celebrated by filmmaker Tim VandeSteeg in his documentary "My Run," narrated by Oscar-winning actor Billy Bob Thornton.
Mila Beck Discovers Murray Suid Sep 3, 2013
Mila Beck with UnicMatrix Productions found Murray Suid on InkTip and hired him to adapt the stage play “Jealousy” into a feature script. Murray studied at UCLA, where one of his favorite courses was on adaptation. When he submitted a couple pages for the assignment, he said: “I felt that I had done some of the best writing of my career, and it would be a benefit even if I didn't get the job.” Of course we’re happy to announce that he got the job! Murray has optioned scripts and written on hire before, but this is his first success through InkTip.
Elizabeth Snoderly Discovers Bret Kofford Sep 3, 2013
Elizabeth Snoderly with DAVED Productions discovered Bret Kofford on InkTip and hired him to write an as-of-yet untitled feature Christmas script. Snoderly’s credits include the upcoming “Varsity Blood,” which was written and directed by a writer she discovered through InkTip, among many others.
Tommy Maples Options "Zombies" Sep 3, 2013
Tommy Maples with Evolve Media found “Ambo Zombies” on InkTip and optioned it from Mark McDermott. The script is a horror/comedy about two paramedics who team up with an undead, doped-up patient to exact revenge on his killers, and incidentally Mark wrote the script between shifts while working as a paramedic. This is Mark’s first option through InkTip.
Eric England Options "Underneath" Aug 27, 2013
Eric England with Southern Fried Films found "Underneath" on InkTip and Method House optioned the script for him to direct. T.J.’s credits include “No Tell Motel,” which was also shot from a script found on InkTip, and "Crawl To Me," currently set up with Rodar y Rodar, producers of "The Orphanage."
Stefan Vorzacek Options "Haunting" Aug 27, 2013
Director Stefan Vorzacek found “The Haunting of Eastern State Penitentiary” on InkTip and optioned it from Sean Wathen. Sean has worked in production extensively, and was discovered by his manager Jeff Ross Entertainment through InkTip as well.
Mark Adair-Rios Finds "Salvation" Aug 27, 2013
Mark Adair-Rios with Nuevosoul Media found “Wild Salvation” on InkTip and optioned it from David Byrne. Mateo Frazier and Chad Burris (“Yellow” with Melanie Griffith and the upcoming “Ass Backwards” with Bob Odenkirk, Alicia Silverstone and Jon Cryer, among others) will be producing this as a starring vehicle for Mark. David Byrne wrote the script with Manuel Messerli, whom he also met through InkTip, and this is his second option through us.
Ray Panthaki Discovers Aly Lalji Aug 27, 2013
Ray Panthaki with Urban Way Productions discovered Aly Lalji from InkTip and hired her to write a feature. They originally met to discuss her script “A Sweet Education,” when Aly pitched Ray another premise for a story she was developing called "Not Starring DiCaprio." So we’re happy to announce that she is now writing the script for him to produce and star in. This is Aly’s first success through InkTip.
Jeffrey Lamont Brown Produces "American Stock" Aug 20, 2013
We are happy to announce that the short film "American Stock," which was discovered by Jeffrey Lamont Brown on InkTip, has completed production and was released by Tallgraa Pictures. The short was written by Jason.
David DeCoteau Discovers Rolfe Kanefsky Aug 20, 2013
David DeCoteau of Rapid Heart Pictures met Rolfe Kanefsky through InkTip and hired him to write "My Stepbrother is a Vampire!?!" They actually met many years ago but reconnected when David saw another one of Rolfe’s loglines on InkTip and recognized his name. DeCoteau is one of the busiest directors around, and he’s already directed a bevy of films from scripts he found on InkTip or writers he met through the site. "My Stepbrother is a Vampire!?!" is slated for a Halloween, 2013 release. Rolfe Kanefsky is also an industry veteran with dozens of feature credits under his belt (like “Blonde and Blonder” with Pamela Anderson and Denise Richards).
Brad Allen Options "Crossed Hearts" Aug 20, 2013
Brad Allen with ALL Entertainment found “Crossed Hearts” on InkTip and optioned it from Mark E. McCann. Brad specializes in family friendly fare, and his credits include “Decision,” Lukewarm,” and “Online,” all three of which he produced from scripts or writers found on InkTip. This isn’t the writer’s first success through us either; in a recent email, he remarked that “InkTip not only opened the doors to the film industry, it ushered me in and introduced me around.”
Gavin Wilding Options "The Glitch" Aug 20, 2013
Gavin Wilding of Rampage Entertainment discovered “The Glitch” through InkTip and optioned it from Cliff Sumter. Gavin was a producer on “Wild Cherry” and the upcoming “The Yank,” among others. This is Cliff’s third option through InkTip.
John Aguirre Options "Closed on Christmas" Aug 13, 2013
Roland Cañamar with Silver Dream Factory, Inc. found “Christmas Cafe" on InkTip and optioned it from David Trotti. Roland Cañamar is on board as executive producer and John Aguirre will direct. John has directed "The Utopian Society” (Warner Home Video), was a producer on “You Did What” (MarVista Entertainment), and has worked on TV series like “Bones,” "Big Time Rush" and “ER,” among many others. The very first script David ever wrote was a Nicholl Fellowship quarterfinalist, and he’s since been hired to write a short film for Josh and Rick Gomez (“Chuck” and “Band of Brothers,” among others), and this is his second feature option.
Gianni Capaldi Options "Marked for Vendetta" Aug 13, 2013
Gianni Capaldi with High Five Films found "Marked for Vendetta" on InkTip and optioned it from Jacy Morris. When asked about the experience, Jacy had this to say: “Knowing InkTip actually works allows me to spend my efforts writing and coming up with new stories, as opposed to shopping around scripts and looking for agents." This is Jacy’s first option through InkTip.
Richard Friedman Discovers James Brannon Aug 13, 2013
Richard Friedman with APT. 1B Productions discovered James Brannon on InkTip and hired him to write "Halfway to Hell." And we are excited to announce that the feature thriller has completed principle photography! Richard teaches directing at UCLA and has a long list of studio and television producing and directing credits to his resume, and his recent credits include the award-winning film "5th and Alameda," which was also found on InkTip. This is James Brannon's second InkTip success.
Jennifer Mostert Discovers Matthew Gibbons Aug 13, 2013
Quinton van der Burgh and Jennifer Mostert with Q-UP Entertainment found Matthew Gibbons on InkTip and hired him as a writer onto their feature project, "F-Money." Their credits include the hit South African reality TV series "The Shores," among others. This is Matthew's second success through InkTip.
James Tucker Discovers John Witcher Aug 13, 2013
James Tucker with James Tucker Productions discovered John Witcher on InkTip and hired him to pen the short script “Last Cigarette” after reading and loving his short script “The Perfect Couple.” James worked closely with John on the story, which is personal to him. The script is heading into production with plans to raise money for a feature production based on the story. James has made and sold a number of films. This is John’s first hire for a short.
Paul J. Porter Options "EVL" Aug 6, 2013
Paul J. Porter options “EVL” from Jim Connell. Paul J. Porter with Rogue Taurus Productions found “EVL” through InkTip and optioned it from Jim Connell. Rogue Taurus' "Rabid Love" just received theatrical distribution in 140 theaters along with worldwide DVD and digital distribution. This is Jim’s first option through InkTip.
Daemon Hillin Options "Riverside" Aug 6, 2013
Albert Sandoval and Daemon Hillin found “Riverside” through InkTip and optioned it from Sean Wathen. Albert and Daemon’s credits include the upcoming “Killing Winston Jones” (starring Richard Dreyfuss, Danny Masterson, Danny Glover and Jon Heder), among many others. Sean Wathen is repped by Jeff Ross Entertainment, which also took place through InkTip.
Richard Friedman Options "Hamartia" Aug 6, 2013
Richard Friedman with Apt 1B Productions found “Hamartia” on InkTip and optioned it from Nathan Illsley. Friedman teaches directing at UCLA and has a long list of producing and directing credits to his resume, including the recent “5th and Alameda,” which he shot from a script he found on InkTip. This is Nathan’s first option through InkTip.
Berenika Bailey Options "Mobster Kids" Aug 6, 2013
Berenika Bailey with Magic Elevator found “Mobster Kids” through InkTip and optioned it from Rick Blackwell. And we are excited to announce that the film has been shot and is now completed! “Mobster Kids” is a family-friendly action/adventure feature, it screened recently at the Cannes Film Market, and will have its stateside premiere at Quentin Tarantino’s theater, the New Beverly Cinema, in October.
Amy Wagner Signs Jeff Nelson Jul 30, 2013
Amy Wagner and Ron Gwiazda with Abrams Artists discovered Jeff Nelson on InkTip and signed to rep him. This is Jeff’s first success through InkTip.
Doug Hufnagle Options "Big Trouble" Jul 30, 2013
Doug Hufnagle found “Big Trouble in Mule Creek” on InkTip and optioned it from Lee Martin. Lee’s credits include the Larry Levinson Productions feature ‘Shadow on the Mesa.”
William Wesley Options "The First" Jul 30, 2013
William Wesley found “The First” on InkTip and optioned it from Lloyd S. Wagner and Bradford Youngs. Lloyd and Youngs’ credits include “In the Dark” and “247°F,” which was found on InkTip.
Jason Hreno Options "Sick Day" Jul 30, 2013
Director Jason Hreno discovered the short script “Sick Day” on InkTip and has optioned it from Daniel J. W. Hughes. The film is cast and scheduled to shoot in September. Jason primarily directs dramas, but his true love is comedies. “I wanted to find a piece that would help me showcase my chops in this beloved genre .. I came across Daniel Hughes brilliant comedic short "Sick Day" [and] I optioned it immediately … Throughout this process, Daniel has been unbelievably open, generous, supportive and enthusiastic: a true gem to work with. He's fast and thorough and just an all around joy,” said Jason.
Kundan Sad Options "The Profiler" Jul 23, 2013
Independent filmmaker Kundan Sad discovered the short “The Profiler” on InkTip and optioned it from Chris Ossman. Preproduction has begun. Kundan, who is a self-taught filmmaker with no formal training, plans to make the film on a minimal budget. Chris is excited for the project as he has seen Kundan’s earlier work and feels his style is perfect for the short
Sue Giordano Discovers Guy Prevost Jul 23, 2013
Sue and Pat Giordano with Hudson Agency discovered Guy Prevost through InkTip and signed to represent him as his agents. Sue is a WGA signatory agent who has signed other writers discovered through InkTip, and who has succeeded in landing these writers options and work, so we're always excited when we get to mention her latest find. Guy co-authored the SyFy Channel hit “Dinoshark” and his award winning fiction is now appearing in numerous journals (both print and on-line). This is Guy’s first success through InkTip.
David DeCoteau Hires Rolfe Kanefsky Jul 23, 2013
David DeCoteau of Rapid Heart Pictures met Rolfe Kanefsky through InkTip and hired him to write "Bonnie and Clyde: Justified." They actually met many years ago but reconnected when David saw another one of Rolfe’s loglines on InkTip and recognized his name. DeCoteau is one of the busiest directors around, and he’s already directed a bevy of films from scripts he found on InkTip or writers he met through the site. "Bonnie and Clyde: Justified” stars Eric Roberts (“The Dark Knight,” The Expendables”), and will be released this fall through Lionsgate. Rolfe Kanefsky is also an industry veteran with dozens of feature credits under his belt (like “Blonde and Blonder” with Pamela Anderson and Denise Richards), but this is his first InkTip success.
Benjamin Scott Discovers "Smoke and Mirrors" Jul 23, 2013
Benjamin Scott found “Smoke and Mirrors” through InkTip and made a deal to develop it with writers Michael Salort and Chandra Lynn. Executive producer Heidi Jo Markel is overseeing this project, and this is Michael and Chandra’s first option through InkTip together, but Michael was also the writer of “Hidden Camera,” starring Dean Cain, which was optioned through InkTip and released by MarVista Entertainment.
John Aguirre Options "Super Geeks" Jul 23, 2013
John Aguirre with Silver Dream Factory found “Super Geeks” on InkTip and optioned it from David Trotti. Roland Canemar is on board as executive producer. John directed "The Utopian Society” (Warner Home Video), was a producer on “You Did What” (MarVista Entertainment), and has worked on TV series like “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “ER,” among many others. David Trotti is a unique writer; the very first script he ever wrote was a Nicholl Fellowship quarterfinalist, and he’s since been hired to write a short film for Josh and Rick Gomez (“Chuck” and “Band of Brothers,” among others), but this is his first feature option.
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Benjamin Scott Developing "Smoke and Mirrors" Jul 20, 2013
After striking a deal with writers Michael Salort and Chandra Lynn, producer Benjamin Scott is developing the magically-titled “Smoke and Mirrors” script he found on InkTip.
Kirsten Cavendish Hires Ronnie Mackintosh Jul 16, 2013
Kirsten Cavendish with the Cavendish Fante Picture Company discovered Ronnie Mackintosh through InkTip and hired him to write an as-of-yet untitled feature project. Kirsten is developing this project with her partner John V. Fante. This actually started when Kirsten discovered and optioned his script “Best Evidence,” and this is now Ronnie’s second success through InkTip.
Alex Barder Options "Golden Dragon" Jul 16, 2013
Alex Barder of Strategic Film Partners found “The Golden Dragon” on InkTip and optioned it from David Feiten. David is an animation professional, having worked for Disney, Pixar, and Rhythm & Hues Studios, and he’s won ten Tellys and two Dove awards in his career, but this is his first success through InkTip.
Marco J. Riedl Options "Heart's Harbor" Jul 16, 2013
Marco J. Riedl with MJM Pictures found “Heart’s Harbor” on InkTip and optioned it from Ted DeMarsh. Marco’s credits include “On Air,” and he also worked on the multiple award-winning “Iron Doors,” which was shot from a script found on InkTip as well. This is Ted’s first option through InkTip.
Raz Akram Options "Limbo" Jul 16, 2013
Producer/director Raz Akram with Mindz Eye Films, a subsidiary of CMi Films, discovered the short script “Limbo” on InkTip and has optioned it from Marla J. Hayes.  This is the first sale for Marla, who produced one of her own scripts, “Push,” that Movieola bought to broadcast on their systems.
Anand Vaneswaran Options "Sea of Tranquility" Jul 9, 2013
Anand Vaneswaran optioned the short script “Sea of Tranquility” by Jay Stanners after discovering it on InkTip. The short has completed principal photography and is in post production. The lead role was played by Mark Borkowski (Boardwalk Empire). This is Jay’s first sale of a script.
Jeffrey Travis Options "For Hamelin" Jul 9, 2013
Jeffrey Travis with Burning Myth Productions found “For Hamelin” through InkTip and optioned it from Matt Deller. This actually started when Jeffrey read another one of Matt’s scripts on InkTip and connected with Matt’s reps, who sent over the script “For Hamelin.” Jeffrey’s credits include the upcoming thriller “Dragon Day,” which he directed and produced. Matt’s credits include “Manhattan Undying,” which was also optioned through InkTip by Payam Films. “For Hamelin” is an action/adventure fairy tale based on the Pied Piper story.
Richard Murphy Options "Fall of a Sparrow" Jul 9, 2013
Richard G. Murphy with Manor Productions found "The Fall of a Sparrow" on InkTip and optioned it from Corey Skaggs. Corey is a produced playwright and musical writer, and this is Corey's first success through InkTip.
Tony Picciotti Options "Honour" Jul 9, 2013
Tony Picciotti with Jenny Lynn Productions found "Honour" on InkTip and optioned it from Tom Deiker, and we’re excited to announce that the feature film goes to camera this week! 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.
Steve Gerbson Options "Face of Fear" Jul 1, 2013
Steve Gerbson found “Face of Fear” on InkTip and optioned it from Camille Brown. Gerbson has worked with such talent as Jerry Seinfeld, David Letterman, John Ritter, Bill Cosby and Shia LeBeouf in his 25-year career directing and producing television shows, features, documentaries and specials for such clients as HBO, FOX, ABC, Showtime & CBS. Camille is already an industry veteran; she sold a pilot to NBC recently and was a co-producer on the upcoming “Riddick” with Vin Diesel, among others. “Face of Fear,” about an FBI agent tracking down a serial killer in rural Iowa, is her first InkTip success.
Wolfgang Wagenknecht Options "Lasso the Moon" Jul 1, 2013
Wolfgang Wagenknecht found "Lasso the Moon" on InkTip and optioned it from Michael Wallace. Michael has a bevy of writing and producing credits of his own and was a producer on the military thriller “Lost Mission,” which was shot from a script discovered on InkTip, and this is his third success through InkTip.
Jeff Belkin Signs Kraig Wenman Jul 1, 2013
Jeff Belkin with Zero Gravity Management discovered InkTip scribe Kraig Wenman and signed to rep him. Belkin worked as a literary manager with Mad Hatter Entertainment and then as a producer with Double Nickel Entertainment before moving back into the literary representation business. He currently has multiple client projects in development including ones with Millennium Films, Bona Fide Pictures as well as recent sales to Lionsgate/Summit and Sentinel Pictures. Kraig’s recent successes include optioning a script through InkTip to Steve Chicorel, which led to him being hired to write an epic trilogy with Tom DeSanto (X-Men, Transformers), which in turn led to Kraig signing with one of the partners at APA. Kraig has written SIXTEEN features that were produced through connections he made on InkTip.
Michael Wormser Options "Brimstone" Jun 25, 2013
Michael Wormser with Level 10 Films discovered "Brimstone" on InkTip and optioned it from Sean Wathen. Michael’s credits include the Fox series “Tease,” among many others. Sean has worked in production on a number of TV series as well, he’s optioned and sold a number of scripts through InkTip already, and he’s repped by Jeff Ross Entertainment, which also took place through InkTip.
Mpower Pictures Options "Megalopolis" Jun 25, 2013
Patrick Hibler with Mpower Pictures found “Megalopolis” on InkTip and optioned it from Moutaz Jad. “Megalopolis” is about two government agents in the future who investigate a political assassination by a rogue android that should never have been built, and this is Moutaz’s first success through InkTip.
Sammy Montana Discovers Derek Rydall Jun 25, 2013
Sammy Montana with Anarchy Management met Derek Rydall through InkTip and signed to rep him as his manager. Derek Rydall is a produced screenwriter who got into the business as a child actor, he’s had a number of options and writing assignments with the likes of Disney and Universal Studios, and this is his second success through InkTip.
Patricia Chica Produced "Ceramic Tango" Jun 25, 2013
Director Patricia Chica found the short screenplay “Ceramic Tango” by Charles Hall on InkTip. The film was shot and had a press screening and an official launch party in Montreal before debuting at the Cannes Short Film Corner in France. It will be featured as part of the Official Opening Night Ceremony of the Rhode Island International Film Festival and has been invited to screen at a number of other festivals (Colombia, Mexico, Argentina, Canada, etc.)
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Hallmark Rewards Devotion in Marrying "Ryan Banks" Jun 20, 2013
Just as a long marriage requires devotion and attention for enduring success, so does a television movie...On April 13th, 2013, Hallmark aired “I Want to Marry Banks.” That re-airing date came almost ten years after its TV premiere.
Joshua Cohen Options "Aristotle 41" Jun 18, 2013
Joshua Cohen with Cohencidence Productions LLC found “Aristotle 41” on InkTip and optioned it from Jerry L. Jennings. The dystopian sci-fi will be executive produced by Justin Levine of Stardust Pictures with R.J. Reher directing, and it is tentatively scheduled to shoot in Las Vegas in January/February. It may qualify as the first film to take advantage of Nevada’s new film tax incentive program, which Producer Joshua A. Cohen helped enact.
Satie Gossett Options "Zen & the Art of Senioritis" Jun 18, 2013
Satie Gossett with Goose Egg Productions found “Zen & the Art of Senioritis” on InkTip and optioned it from Jahir Johnson. Satie, the son of Academy Award Winner Lou Gossett Jr., grew up with Hollywood connections, and his credits include the recently completed “Unreported,” among others. This is Jahir’s first option through InkTip.
APA Signs Kraig Wenman Jun 18, 2013
David Saunders, partner at Agency for the Performing Arts (APA), discovered InkTip scribe Kraig Wenman and signed to rep him. This success story began when Steve Chicorel met Kraig on InkTip and hired him to write “Creation of the Gods,” a Beijing-based epic trilogy to which Tom DeSanto (“X-Men,” “Transformers”) was later attached. Tom liked Kraig so much, he introduced him to David Saunders, and within a week Kraig signed as a client. Some other APA projects in development include “Edge of Sanity,” a script found on InkTip by director David Rodriguez, and “I Want my Baby Back,” to which Kelly Makin (“Kids in the Hall”) has been attached as director, and which script Arnold Leibovit found on InkTip. Kraig's credits include “Absolute Deception” (starring Cuba Gooding Jr. and Emmanuelle Vaugier), among many others.
Rob Lamagna Options "Cries" Jun 18, 2013
Rob Lamagna with Merritt Films found the short script “Cries" on InkTip and optioned it from Sean Wathen. We are excited to announce that this is Rob’s 4th option from InkTip! “Cries ” began filming in May.
Fidel Namisi Options "Suitable Spouse" Jun 11, 2013
Fidel Namisi with Coal Stove Pictures found “A Suitable Spouse” on InkTip and optioned it from Adaora Nwandu. Coal Stove Pictures is based out of Johannesburg, SA while Adaora lives in California. “A Suitable Spouse” is a match making reality show set in various international cultures where seven matchmakers present their seven candidates to the main seeker looking for a suitable spouse. This is Adaora’s first success through InkTip.
Talbert Morton Options "Camp Counselors" Jun 11, 2013
Talbert Morton with Stone Free Productions found “Camp Counselors Wanted” on InkTip and optioned it from Michael Mulvihill. Talbert will be producing with his partner, Clifton Collins Jr. (Pacific Rim, Star Trek, Capote), who will be directing the film as well. Michael Mulvihill has been a finalist in screenwriting contests, but this is his first option through InkTip.
Joseph Nasser Hires Evan Jacobs Jun 11, 2013
Joseph Nasser with the Nasser Entertainment Group met Evan Jacobs through InkTip and hired him to co-write “Distant Shore.” This isn't their first project together; Nasser's credits include "Dawn Rider," with Christian Slater and Donald Sutherland, onto which Evan Jacobs was hired as a creative consultant, and "Knockout," starring WWE legend "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, which was shot from the Evan Jacobs script which Nasser originally discovered on InkTip. And Evan’s career is really taking off as a result; he’s transitioning into directing now, having helmed “Dv,” which Cinema Epoch picked up and released in 3D. According to Joseph Nasser, who has produced dozens of feature films, Evan Jacobs is "one of the best writers I have ever worked with."
Amanda Murray Purchases "Oh, Brother" Jun 11, 2013
Short film director Amanda Murray found the writer Jacob N. Stuart on InkTip when searching for a short and bought his script. The script Jacob had posted wasn’t exactly what she needed, but she liked his writing style and asked to see what other material he had. He sent her another short, “Oh, Brother,” and she bought it.
Rob Lamagna Produces "What Goes Around" Jun 4, 2013
Rob Lamagna with Merritt Film Studio has produced the short film “What Goes Around” that he discovered on InkTip. The short was written by Ivan Chapman.
Sean Thomas Options "The Agent" Jun 4, 2013
Producer/CEO Sean Thomas of September Seventeen Studio found "The Agent" on InkTip and optioned it from Padgett Arango and Matthew Abrams. Sean Thomas's credits include "Fall Down Dead" (starring Dominique Swain and David Carradine), "Gandhi of the Month" (starring Harvey Keitel and Ayush Mahesh Khedekar), and "A Single Shot" (starring Sam Rockwell, William H. Macy, Jason Isaacs, Jeffrey Wright and academy award winner Melissa Leo). "The Agent" already has one of Hong Kong's top film directors, Daniel Yee Heng Chan, attached to helm.
Danijel Sraka Options "Office Zombies" Jun 4, 2013
Danijel Sraka with Jittery Monkeys found "Office Zombies" on InkTip and optioned it from Keith Makenas. "Office Zombies" is about trying to get along with your co-workers when it's lunchtime and you're on the menu, and this is Keith's first option. Says the writer, "when the producer approached me, I was not sure what to expect. But from the first phone conversation, I was put to ease and felt like I was talking to a friend of many years. I'm posting another script on InkTip, this one a goofy comedy about middle-aged men going through midlife crisis."
"Stitch" Makes It To Cannes Jun 4, 2013
Adrian Mathai with Thunderbolt Entertainment optioned "Stitch" from writer Maurice Billington after meeting him through InkTip, and we're pleased to announce the film just screened at Cannes last week! The film stars Edward Furlong, among others, and is one of three projects shopped at Cannes this year which started from an InkTip script. Writer Maurice Billington has been with InkTip literally since the beginning, so this isn't his first option by far - some of his previous successes include an option to TriCoast Studios, as well as multiple screenwriting contest wins.
Cody Ruimy Options "Betrayed" May 28, 2013
Cody Ruimy with Creative Film Group found “Betrayed” on InkTip and optioned from Phil Ferriere. “Betrayed” is an award-winning psychological thriller about a young girl who tries to rescue a neighbor boy after witnessing a horrible crime. As her investigation leads her down blind alleys and dangerous paths, she uncovers a disturbing family secret... a secret so sinister it might get her killed. “Betrayed” is slated for a production date this summer, and this is Phil’s first success through InkTip.
Kirsten Cavendish Options "Best Evidence" May 28, 2013
Kirsten Cavendish with the Cavendish Fante Picture Company discovered “Best Evidence” on InkTip and optioned it from writer Ronnie Mackintosh. Kirsten will be directing and producing with her partner John V. Fante as DP. This is Ronnie’s first success through InkTip.
Stu Levy Discovers "The Fall" May 28, 2013
Stu Levy with TOKYOPOP discovered “The Fall” on InkTip and partnered with writers/producers Stephanie Bell, Michael Lipoma and Tamra Teig of Hatline Productions to bring the project to fruition. “The Fall” is a noir-tinged thriller about a housewife-turned-spy under the backdrop of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Sherry Robb Discovers Brandyn Cross May 28, 2013
Sherry Robb with The Robb Company met Brandyn Cross through InkTip and signed to rep him as his literary manager. Sherry has signed a few writers and bolstered her roster this year after discovering them through InkTip. Brandyn has had multiple successes through InkTip.
Anand Vaneswaran Options "S3rial" May 28, 2013
Director Anand Vaneswaran has optioned the short thriller "S3rial" from writer Michael E. Berg after discovering it on InkTip. Anand plans to independently produce and direct through his company Marias Entertainment. Anand is the director/producer of the short film “Soon to be Infamous,” that has been accepted into a number of film festivals. This is Michael's first script option and InkTip success.
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Stu Levy Discovers "The Fall" May 28, 2013
Stu Levy with TokyoPop discovered “The Fall,” a script he found through InkTip, and is partnering with writers/producers Stephanie Bell, Michael Lipoma and Tamra Teig of Hatline Productions to bring the project to fruition.
DJ Dodd Options "Yellow Brick Road" May 21, 2013
DJ Dodd with Future Proof Films discovered “Yellow Brick Road” on InkTip and optioned it from Michael Wallace. DJ is a producer and literary manager who’s worked extensively in feature film and reality-TV, and whose clients have dozens of feature film and television credits to their resumes. Michael Wallace has a bevy of writing and producing credits of his own and was a producer on the military thriller “Lost Mission,” which was shot from a script discovered on InkTip, and this is his second option with DJ.
Trudy Sargent Options "Broken Doll" May 21, 2013
Trudy Sargent with Red Pictures found “Broken Doll" through InkTip and optioned it from Mark Hefti. The project is already well into development, with Shalim Ortiz and Academy Award winner Cuba Gooding Jr. attached to star. This is Mark’s first option through InkTip.
Matthew Cervi Options "SILAS" May 21, 2013
Matthew Cervi with Mad Samurai Productions found "SILAS" on InkTip and optioned it from Scott Parisien. Cervi’s credits include "The Colony," a post ice-age sci-fi/thriller starring Laurence Fishburne and Bill Paxton, among others. “SILAS” took second place in the All Access screenwriting competition, and Scott has won awards and had options on other scripts, but this is his first InkTip success.
Tonya Underwood Options "Sweet Emotions" May 13, 2013
Tonya Underwood discovered the short script “Sweet Emotions” by Bryan Carrier on InkTip and optioned it. Tonya will be producing the short in collaboration with Statuesque One Productions (an independent full service production company that is focused on films that highlight a variety of social, economical, and cultural issues regardless of genre), Chesapeake Arts Center, 24 Seven Filmz, and film students from Maryland Institute College of Art, Stevensville University, Howard University, and NYU. This is the third short of Bryan’s being produced. Production is scheduled for this month.
Damon Jamal Options "Rolling" May 13, 2013
Damon Jamal with In Yo FACE Filmworks found "Rolling" on InkTip, optioned it from Peter Bisson, Mike Korich & Jason Medbury, and produced the film in partnership with Corbin Timbrook. “Rolling” is a modern day “The Breakfast Club,” it was featured recently on the cover of InkTip Magazine, and we are now excited to announce that the film will be available this week on Netflix. This is the writers’ first feature film credit.
Perry Sagliocco Options "Bystander Effect" May 13, 2013
Perry Sagliocco with Cool Wolf Productions optioned “The Bystander Effect” by Mark Daniels after discovering it through InkTip. The option was negotiated through Mark’s manager, Sherry Robb, who also discovered Mark through InkTip. And Mark’s credits include “Mind’s Eye” starring Malcolm McDowell, which was also shot from a script discovered on InkTip.
Gavin Wilding Options "Sub Commander" May 13, 2013
Gavin Wilding of Rampage Entertainment discovered “Submarine Commander” through InkTip and optioned it from Don Napolitano. Gavin was a producer on “Wild Cherry” and the upcoming “The Yank,” among others, and he’s taking this project with him to Cannes this year, so if you see him, tell him we said hi! This is Don’s first option through InkTip.
Amy Green Options "Testament" May 13, 2013
Amy Green with One Eye Open Films found “Testament” on InkTip and optioned it from Kerry Douglas Dye. Amy was one of the producers on “Love or Whatever,” a romcom produced from a script found on InkTip and featured on the cover of the InkTip Magazine, and she is in Cannes for the world premiere of her film “The Spirit Game,” so if you’re there this week, look for her on the Croisette. Kerry’s credits include Fangoria’s “Dark House” among others, and this is his first option through InkTip.
DJ Dodd Options "Red Letter Day" May 7, 2013
DJ Dodd with Future Proof Films discovered “Red Letter Day” on InkTip and optioned it from Michael O’Hare Wallace. DJ is a producer and literary manager who’s worked extensively in feature film and reality-TV, and whose clients have dozens of feature film and television credits to their resumes. Michael Wallace, meanwhile, has a bevy of writing and producing credits of his own and was a producer on the military thriller “Lost Mission,” which was shot from a script discovered on InkTip.
John Fante Options "Fate's Highway" May 7, 2013
Kirsten Cavendish with the Cavendish Fante Picture Company discovered the short script “Fate’s Highway” on InkTip, optioned it from writer Keith Blackwell, and then hired Keith to write a feature-length version of the story. Kirsten will be directing and producing with her partner John V. Fante as DP, and although Keith Blackwell has optioned a number of short scripts, this is his first feature hire through InkTip.
Durrell Nelson Options "The Holiday Spirit" May 7, 2013
Durrell Nelson with Beautiful Feet Productions found “The Holiday Spirit” through InkTip and optioned it from Michael Brethren. “The Holiday Spirit” is a heartwarming, family Christmas story, and this is Michael’s first option through InkTip.
Rudolf Buitendach Options "Barb's Homemade Jail" May 7, 2013
Rudolf Buitendach with Boundless Pictures found "Barb's Homemade Jail" on InkTip and optioned it from Malcolm McClintick. This is Malcolm's fourth success through InkTip; his previous credits include the comedy feature "Bumping off Burt," which was found on InkTip and featured on the cover of the InkTip Magazine.
Jason Hreno Options "Killers on the Couch" Apr 30, 2013
Jason Hreno discovered "Killers on the Couch" on InkTip and optioned it from Jared Wynn. The script is a comedy sketch about two seasoned killers from wildly different backgrounds who find some common ground, but the writer wants to stress that he has no firsthand knowledge of the subject matter and any similarities between the characters and any real people, living or dead, is purely coincidental. Jason Hreno locked actors and locations within a week of picking up the script, and cameras are set to roll this Friday!
Danijel Sraka Options "Dead Cam" Apr 30, 2013
Danijel Sraka with Jittery Monkeys found “Dead Cam” on InkTip and optioned it from Bill Wyza. Danijel will be producing with his partners Manmeet Kuckreja and Manav Wadhwa. This is Bill’s second option through InkTip.
Tommy Stovall Options "Love in a Box" Apr 30, 2013
Tommy Stovall with Pasidg Productions, Inc. found “Love in a Box” on InkTip and optioned it from Lana Newlin. “Love in a Box” has placed in three contests. It was specifically designed from its inception to have few characters, locations, and target the budgets of indie companies. All of Lana’s work is created to pass on a high moral idea, the kind that lifts the audience and gives them something to consider in their own lives. This is Lana’s first success through InkTip.
Nancy Criss Hires Kenneth Lemm Apr 23, 2013
Nancy Criss with Nandar Entertainment discovered Kenneth Lemm through InkTip and hired him to write the faith-friendly feature “Above the Bit.” Nancy’s credits include “Finding Mr. Wright,” which was also shot from a script she found through InkTip. This is Kenneth’s first option through InkTip.
Bill Blair Options "Ghost Rig" Apr 23, 2013
Bill Blair with Nova Star Productions found “The Ghost Rig” by InkTip writer Michael Edwards and optioned the script. This story started when Sherry Robb of The Robb Company found and signed Michael as a literary client. She logged into InkTip specifically to find a script to take to Bill, and Michael's script was perfect for him. “Ghost Rig” is a thriller about a family that moves onto a property with a haunted oil derrick in Oklahoma, and this is Michael’s second success through InkTip.
Tonya Underwood Options "Business is Business" Apr 23, 2013
Tonya Underwood discovered the short script “Business is Business” by Bryan Carrier on InkTip and optioned it. Tonya will be producing the short in collaboration with Statuesque One Productions (an independent full service production company that is focused on films that highlight a variety of social, economical, and cultural issues regardless of genre), Chesapeake Arts Center, 24 Seven Filmz, and film students from Maryland Institute College of Art, Stevensville University, Howard University, and NYU. This is the second short of Bryan’s being produced.
Sean Thomas Options "Unmasked" Apr 16, 2013
Producer/CEO Sean Thomas of September Seventeen Studio found "Unmasked" on InkTip and optioned it from Peter Scott Vicaire. Sean Thomas's credits include "Fall Down Dead" (starring Dominique Swain and David Carradine), "Gandhi of the Month" (starring Harvey Keitel and Ayush Mahesh Khedekar), and “A Single Shot" ( starring Sam Rockwell, William H. Macy, Jason Isaacs, Jeffrey Wright and academy award winner Melissa Leo among others). “Unmasked” already has Geoff Sax (“White Noise” with Michael Keaton, “Frankie & Alice” with Halle Berry) attached to direct, and this is Peter Scott Vicaire’s second option through InkTip.
Haqq Shabazz Options "The Apollyon Papers" Apr 16, 2013
Haqq Shabazz with In Yo FACE Filmworks found “The Apollyon Papers” on InkTip and optioned from Brandyn Cross. In Yo FACE Filmworks, with offices in the Bay Area and Hollywood, specialize in short films and music videos and has successfully expanded to features. This is Brandyn’s second success through InkTip.
Asun Mawardi Hires Samuel Norse Apr 16, 2013
Asun Mawardi with Creative Motion Pictures discovered Samuel Norse through InkTip and hired him to write a martial arts/action feature tentatively titled “Badlands.” Asun has offices in Singapore and Indonesia, while Samuel is based out of Philadelphia, and this is his first hire through InkTip.
Alexander Robb Discovers Mike Burns Apr 16, 2013
Alexander Robb of Insignia Entertainment discovered Mike Burns on InkTip and signed to represent him as his manager. Robb started Insignia Entertainment specifically with the objective of finding and developing male-driven action material, and this is the third writer he's discovered and signed through InkTip. Mike is a former FBI agent who brings a thorough and unique knowledge of realistic action and law enforcement procedures to his writing, so this is a great fit.
Scott Toler Collins to Direct "The Case of Conrad Cooper" Apr 16, 2013
After looking through many scripts on InkTip with a producing partner, Scott Toler Collins read some scripts written by InkTip scribe Valerie Dalena. They stayed connected, and Valerie approached Scott to direct her short film "The Case of Conrad Cooper". Scott agreed. He stated, “We are on our way to making a beautiful international short film that touches on some social issues that are relevant around the world.” Valerie will also be producing the short, an artistic silent film. You can learn more about Scott Toler Collins at his website, STCinema.com.
Danijel Sraka Options "Throwaway" Apr 9, 2013
Danijel Sraka with Jittery Monkeys found “Throwaway” on InkTip and optioned it from Dale Zawada. Dale specializes in romantic comedies, and in fact he wrote last year’s festival winning hit “A BIG Love Story,” but this is his first option through InkTip.
Rob Lamagna Options "Killer Heelz" Apr 9, 2013
Rob Lamagna with Merritt Films found “"Killer Heelz"" on InkTip and optioned it from Ivan Chapman. We are excited to announce that this is their third project together! Their last feature film, “The Last Diary of Nikita Rose,” is in post now, and production is scheduled to commence on “Container” soon. This is Ivan Chapman’s fifth success through InkTip.
Kirsten Cavendish Options "Appearances" Apr 9, 2013
Kirsten Cavendish with Cavendish Fante Pictures discovered “Appearances” on InkTip and optioned it from Sean Ryan. In an interesting twist, “Appearances” is actually a short script, but Kirsten has also hired Sean to develop and write a feature-length version of the story. Sean has written and directed a number of award-winning short films, but this is his first short film to turn into a feature assignment.
Whitt Brantley Discovers James Sachs Apr 9, 2013
Whitt Brantley with the WBMT Agency discovered James Sachs on InkTip and signed to rep him after reading his script on the site. Whitt was browsing through InkTip, and noticed James’ listing, which had just been posted a couple of hours before, and called the writer almost immediately, saying that it was “the best script he’d seen in at least four years.” This is James’ first success through InkTip.
Byron Loker Options "Scout's Honor" Apr 9, 2013
Byron Loker has optioned the superhero short film screenplay "Scout's Honor" by Sacramento-based writer J.E. Thornton for possible production in South Africa after discovering the short on InkTip. Byron was an associate producer of the award-winning short "There Are No Heroes.” This is his first outing as a producer/director.
Bobby Curnutt Buys "These Foolish Things" Apr 2, 2013
Bobby Curnutt with Blue-Sky Pictures/Non Drowsy Films bought the short script “These Foolish Things” written by Kenneth Lemm after discovering it on InkTip. The deal was negotiated through Kenneth’s manager, Eric Canton at Canton Literary Management. Bobby plans to produce the film this spring in partnership with Austin Haley.
Ethan Greene Hires Karen Kenyon Apr 2, 2013
Ethan Greene with Unorthodox Euphoria Productions in the U.K.discovered Karen Kenyon through InkTip and hired her to adapt the novel “Dream Crossing,” the first in a YA fantasy series by Matthew Vossler. Karen Kenyon is a novelist and multiple award-winning screenwriter, and this is her first option through InkTip.
Michael Leclair Options "In a Flash" Apr 2, 2013
Michael Leclair with Arc Pictures found "In a Flash" on InkTip and optioned it from John M. Richardson. John is a playwright and scholar, and this is his first option through InkTip.
Pattie Kelly options "Materminated" Apr 2, 2013
Pattie Kelly with Scarpaci/Kelly Productions found "Materminated" on InkTip and optioned it from Carey Dunn. Carey is now in the process of a rewrite to the female-driven comedy and is looking forward to seeing “Materminated” move into production.
Joshua Porter Options "Monster" Mar 26, 2013
Producer Joshua B. Porter discovered "To Find a Monster" on InkTip and optioned it from writer Gino Alfonso. Joshua's credits include the 160 minute multi-media film and internet series "Dracula," as well as the recently completed music video "Lengua de la Muerte" for hard-rock band "The Illness". This is Gino’s first option through InkTip.
William Wesley Options "Nanna" Mar 26, 2013
William Wesley found “Nanna” on InkTip and optioned it from Jacob Kindberg. William’s credits include producing and directing the Lionsgate feature “Route 666,” starring Lou Diamond Phillips, and “Scarecrows” for MGM, among others. Jacob Kindberg has been a television and feature film editor for many years, and he wrote and directed his first feature film, “Channel News,” but this is his first option through InkTip.
Sherry Robb Discovers Mark Daniels Mar 26, 2013
Sherry Robb with The Robb Company found Mark Daniels on InkTip and signed to rep him as his literary manager. Sherry has signed a few writers and bolstered her roster this year after discovering them through InkTip, and Mark has had a number of successes through InkTip, including the soon-to-be-released thriller “Mind’s Eye,” starring Malcolm McDowell.
Kirsten Cavendish Options "Fates Highway" Mar 26, 2013
Kirsten Cavendish with Cavendish Fante Pictures has optioned the short script “Fates Highway” by Keith Blackwell after discovering it on InkTip. Filming is anticipated for April. Kirsten just finished working in Ireland and is looking forward to shooting in the U.S. and Europe this year. She has worked in 48 different countries. This is the second script to be optioned off of InkTip for Keith. The first, “The Decree,” was directed by Mel Melcer and did well on the festival circuit.
Julio Bove Options "Trick" Mar 19, 2013
Julio Bove with Bosco Entertainment found “Trick” on InkTip and optioned it from Michael Leo Donovan. Michael is an established feature and television writer based out of Montreal, and this is his first option through InkTip.
Danijel Sraka Options "Headshot" Mar 19, 2013
Danijel Sraka with Jittery Monkeys Inc. found “Headshot” on InkTip and optioned it from Patrick Rodio. Patrick is a producer, writer and director, but this is his first option through InkTip.
Kevin Summerfield Hires Michael Lea Mar 19, 2013
Kevin Summerfield of Scorpio Studios found Michael Lea through InkTip and hired him to write a live action feature to coincide with an animated TV series that they’re developing. This is Michael’s third assignment with Scorpio, based on his outstanding work with them.
Matt Fitzsimons Options "Shadow on the Mesa" Mar 19, 2013
Matt Fitzsimons with Larry Levinson Productions discovered the western feature “Shadow on the Mesa” on InkTip, optioned it from Lee Martin, produced it with Kevin Sorbo in the lead role, and we’re proud to announce now that it will air on The Hallmark Movie Channel this weekend! This is Lee’s first produced feature film.
Heckendorn and Finnebråten Option "The Deputy" Mar 19, 2013
Miles Heckendorn and John Cato Finnebråten optioned the short script “The Deputy” from Alan Barkley after discovering it on InkTip. The script is a western that will be adapted and set in Norway. Production is set to begin this winter. This is the second short option for Alan.
Mike Leandro Options "Manhattan Undying" Mar 12, 2013
Mike Leandro with Payam Films discovered "Manhattan Undying" through InkTip and optioned it from Matt Deller. And we are excited to announce that the film is now in production! Acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Babak Payami is directing, with Luke Grimes and Sarah Roemer in the lead roles. Mike had this to say about finding "Manhattan Undying": “it was like an internet dating success story; I was looking for a script, I found InkTip, and then I found this one, and it was exactly what I needed." This is Matt’s first feature film credit.
Michael Tidwell Options "Home" Mar 12, 2013
Michael Tidwell has optioned a short script from Daniel Wentz after discovering it on InkTip. The film will be titled "Home." Michael has already found an experience DP for the film, and Daniel will be producing. Daniel has written, directed, and produced previous shorts.
Rob Lamagna Options "Container" Mar 12, 2013
Rob Lamagna with Merritt Films found “Container" on InkTip and optioned it from Ivan Chapman. We are excited to announce that this is their second project together! Their last feature film, “The Last Diary of Nikita Rose,” is in post now, and production is scheduled to commence on “Container” later this month. This is Ivan Chapman’s fourth success through InkTip.
Amir Valinia Options "Flashes" Mar 12, 2013
Amir Valinia with AV1 Productions found “Flashes” on InkTip and optioned the Sci-Fi/Thriller from Andrew M. Henderson. “Flashes” was originally written as a short, then developed by Andrew into a feature which they anticipate going into production on in June. This is Andrew’s first success through InkTip.
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Writing Both the "Familiar" and "Strange" Mar 10, 2013
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Peter Scott Discovers Michael Bondies Mar 5, 2013
Peter Scott with Torque Entertainment found Michael Bondies through InkTip and signed to represent him as his manager. This is Michael’s first success through InkTip
Greg Carter Hires Richard Dane Scott Mar 5, 2013
Greg Carter with Nexus Entertainment discovered Richard Dane Scott on InkTip and hired him to pen "Stepsister." This is their second feature project together; preproduction on another Greg Carter/Richard Dane Scott script titled “Soul Girl” is already underway. Richard has been a finalist in the Nicholl’s Fellowship, the Austin Film Festival, and Scriptapalooza, among many others.
Oliver Simon Options "Xperiencers" Mar 5, 2013
Oliver Simon with Bogner Entertainment discovered “Xperiencers” through InkTip and optioned it from writer Jim Oconnell. “We at Bogner Entertainment are excited about the potential with the project and look forward to pitching it to cable networks in the coming months. If anyone else has ideas for reality TV shows please submit via InkTip,” says Oliver. This is Oconnell’s third option through InkTip, and his first reality-TV concept option.
Asun Mawardi Options "Rural" Mar 5, 2013
Asun Mawardi with Creative Motion Pictures found “Rural” on InkTip and optioned it from Clint Lawrence. Asun has offices in Singapore and Indonesia, and Clint is based out of South Carolina. This is his first option through InkTip.
Lucas Jarach Options "Border Run" Feb 26, 2013
Lucas Jarach found "Border Run" on InkTip, optioned it from writer Don Fiebiger, and we are now excited to announce that the film is available this week on DVD! “Border Run” stars Sharon Stone and Billy Zane, and was directed by Gabriela Tagliavini. This is Don Fiebiger’s first feature film credit.
Shawn Chou Hires Barry Stiglets Feb 26, 2013
Shawn Chou discovered writer Barry Stiglets through InkTip, read his script “Winter of the Wolf,” and he eventually hired Barry to write a feature for him titled “Trance.” This is Barry’s third hire from that same writing sample, and his first success through InkTip.
Fidel Namisi Options "Wedding" Feb 26, 2013
Fidel Namisi with Coal Stove Pictures found “One Wedding and a Funeral” on InkTip and optioned it from writers Richard Roth and Diana Hollenbeck. Coal Stove Pictures is based out of Johannesburg, SA while the writers, Richard and Diana, are in North Carolina and Oregon respectively. In an interesting twist, the script was originally set in Ireland and had an Irish director attached. When that deal fell apart, the writers re-wrote it to take place in the American South, and that was the version Fidel read. It is now being re-written to take place in South Africa. This is Richard and Diana’s second success through InkTip.
Julio Bove Options "Aura" Feb 26, 2013
Julio Bove with Bosco Entertainment found “The Aura” on InkTip and entered into an agreement with Robin Sen. Robin is a York University Film graduate who has placed in a number of screenwriting competition accolades, and this is his fourth success through InkTip.
Tallgrass Pictures Purchases "American Stock" Feb 26, 2013
Jeffrey Lamont Brown with Tallgrass Pictures purchased the short script “American Stock” from Jason Allen after finding it on InkTip. We are happy to announce that production just wrapped, and post production is underway! Jennifer Atlas is the head of development for Tallgrass Pictures. Tallgrass Pictures is a nimble, collaborative commercial production company whose primary passion is to create great, relevant stories. They are nurturing their newborn narrative department and are actively seeking short and feature length scripts.
Paul Morrel Options "Extracurriculars" Feb 19, 2013
Paul Morrel with sumoJACK found “Extracurriculars” on InkTip and optioned it from writing team Padgett Arango and Matthew Abrams. This is their second success through InkTip.
Elizabeth Snoderly Options "Varsity Blood" Feb 19, 2013
Elizabeth Snoderly with DAVED Productions met Jake Helgren on InkTip and partnered with him and his company Flashback Films to co-produce his script “Varsity Blood,” which he also directed. And we are now excited to announce that the film has completed principal photography and is in post-production! This is Jake’s fourth feature as a writer and his first as a director, and all of these films started when someone discovered one of his scripts on InkTip.
Shahrook Oomer Hires Ann Kimbrough Feb 19, 2013
Producer Shahrook Oomer with Media Distribution Partners met Ann Kimbrough through InkTip and hired her to write an action/thriller currently entitled "Lockdown" based on an original idea. Shahrook's previous Producing credits include "7 Seconds" starring Wesley Snipes, "Black Dawn" starring Steven Seagal, and "The Chosen One" starring Rob Schneider and Steve Buschemi, among other credits. Ann Kimbrough wrote the family-friendly feature “Good Kid/Bad Kid,” which was also discovered through InkTip and is in post-production now.
Sherry Robb Discovers Michael Edwards Feb 19, 2013
Sherry Robb with The Robb Company met Michael Edwards through InkTip and signed to rep him. This is Michael’s second success through InkTip.
Kevin Treacy Purchases "In Nomine" Feb 19, 2013
Kevin Treacy with The Imagination Bureau purchased the short script "In Nomine" from L.C. Cruell after discovering it on InkTip. The short is scheduled for production this winter. L.C. Cruell, the creator of the first daily Internet Horror Micro-Serial "31," has the short films "Flesh" and "I Need You" slated for production January/February 2013. The latter will be part of the feature anthology, "Tales from Morning View Cemetery." Cruell's vampire feature "Crimson" goes into production summer, 2013.
Joel Reisig Options "Liberty Santa" Feb 12, 2013
Joel Reisig with Be Your Own Hollywood optioned "Liberty Santa" from David Higlen after finding it on InkTip. And we are now happy to announce that the feature film is in production with Dean Cain in the lead role. Reisig's credits include "Fraternity House" and the upcoming “A Dog for Christmas,” among others. Higlen both wrote and produced the festival award-winning feature "Banking on Love."
Greg Carter Options "Soul Girl" Feb 12, 2013
Greg Carter with Nexus Entertainment found "Soul Girl" through InkTip and optioned it from writer Richard Dane Scott. Pre-production on "Soul Girl" is already underway with production slated to begin on March 22, 2013 in Houston, Texas for two weeks, followed by two weeks in Los Angeles. Greg's credits include "Dysfunctional Friends," among many others, and he’s also working on another script by Richard, “Step Sister!” Richard Dane Scott has been a finalist in the Nicholl’s Fellowship, the Austin Film Festival, and Scriptapalooza, among many others.
Tim Johnson Options "I Do" Feb 12, 2013
Tim Johnson with Johnson Production Group found "I Do" through InkTip and optioned the concept from Susan Black and Wendy Kram, who will be executive producing. Tim specializes in television movies, and as a wedding romcom, "I Do" fits right into his slate.
Caroline O'Brien Options "Angels & Devils" Feb 12, 2013
Broadview Entertainment of New Orleans, LA has optioned the short script “Angels & Devils” written by Sean Ryan after Caroline O’Brien discovered it on InkTip. Caroline stated that Sean is a very talented, very prolific writer. Based out of Waterford, Ireland, Sean has sold and had produced a number of scripts over the past few years.
Gato Scatena Options "Gullible Bitch" Feb 12, 2013
Gato Scatena of Scatena & Rosner Films discovered Sundance Screenwriters Lab finalists Isaac & Nathan Gabaeff through InkTip connections. The feature drama is slated to start filming in July of this year with Isaac attached to direct. Attached to star are Kyle Gallner and Olivia Thirlby. Scatena & Rosner Films is in post on their recent comedy "Mantervention," and their Lifetime film "Imaginary Friend", which airs in March, was found through InkTip.
Rob Lamagna Options "Nikita Rose" Feb 5, 2013
Rob Lamagna with Merritt Films found “The Last Diary of Nikita Rose" on InkTip and optioned it from Ivan Chapman. We are excited to announce that cameras are already rolling on this feature film! This is Ivan’s second option through InkTip.
Michael-Ryan Fletchall Options "Possessed Soul" Feb 5, 2013
Michael-Ryan Fletchall with Experience Media Studios found “Possessed Soul” on InkTip and optioned it from Jason Whittier to adapt to a new entertainment media technology the studio has been developing. Michael-Ryan’s credits include “The Forger,” among others. Jason Whittier, meanwhile, is already an established writer and producer; his latest feature, which is in post-production now, is “The Secret Village.”
Michael Klein Options "Black Diamond" Feb 5, 2013
Michael Klein with Dobre Films found “Black Diamond” through InkTip and optioned it from writing team Alejandro Seri and Stephen Scarlatta. Alejandro Seri is also an executive at Final Draft and has been with InkTip for many years as a writer.
David Blyth Hires Mark Daniels Feb 5, 2013
David Blyth with ILa Film Productions met Mark Danielson InkTip and hried him to pen the feature “Breaking News." David Blyth is a New Zealand-based director and producer whose credits include “Wound,” and Mark Daniels, who teaches screenwriting in Kentucky, specializes in writing tight, contained thrillers.
Henrik Larsson Options "Nocturnal" Jan 29, 2013
Henrik Larsson of Wild Lunch Productions found "Nocturnal" on InkTip and optioned it from Derek Rydall. Derek has had a number of feature options and assignments with the likes of Disney and Universal Studios, among others, but this is his first option through InkTip.
Thomas Makowski Options "Righteous" Jan 29, 2013
Thomas Makowski with Revelation Media found “Righteous” on InkTip and optioned it from Stephanie Fequiere. Thomas recently directed the feature “Lukewarm,” which also started out as a feature script on InkTip. This is Stephanie’s first option through InkTip.
Nick Lyon Hires Byron Lester Jan 29, 2013
Director Nick Lyon hired Byron Lester to write "Stolen" after meeting Byron on InkTip. Nick Lyon's credits include "Species: The Awakening," "Grendel," and the recently wrapped "Bermuda Drieck Nordsee," an $8 million television movie for RTL Germany, among many others. This is Byron Lester's fourth project with Nick Lyon, and his fifth altogether through InkTip.
Steven Richter Hires Michael Lea Jan 29, 2013
Independent producer Steven Richter met Michael Lea through InkTip and hired him to pen "The Farm." 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.
Kevin Treacy Purchases "In Nomine" Jan 29, 2013
Kevin Treacy with The Imagination Bureau purchased the short script “In Nomine” from L.C. Cruell after discovering it on InkTip. The short is scheduled for production this winter. L.C. Cruell, the creator of the first daily Internet Horror Micro-Serial "31," has the short films "Flesh" and "I Need You" slated for production January/February 2013. The latter will be part of the feature anthology, "Tales from Morning View Cemetery." Cruell's vampire feature "Crimson" goes into production summer, 2013.
Ethan Greene Options "My Father's Zombie" Jan 22, 2013
Ethan Greene with From Man to Beast Productions optioned the short script “My Father’s Zombie” from Fassinou Ange after finding it on InkTip. Greene a UK based director. This is not the first option for Fassinou who has had success with shorts on InkTip.
Adrian Mathai Options "Stitch" Jan 22, 2013
Adrian Mathai with Thunderbolt Entertainment optioned "Stitch" from writer Maurice Billington after meeting him through InkTip, and we're pleased to announce the film had its first screening! The film stars Edward Furlong ("American History X," "Detroit Rock City") and Shawna Waldron (from the upcoming Lizzie Borden thriller "Lizzie"). Writer Maurice Billington has been with InkTip literally since the beginning, so this isn't his first option by far - some of his previous successes include an option to TriCoast Studios, as well as multiple screenwriting contest wins.
Scott Mccullough hires Nancy Froeschle Jan 22, 2013
Director Scott Mccullough with Stardust Acres Entertainment met writer Nancy Froeschle through InkTip and hired her to adapt a novel into a feature film. Nancy was discovered on the strength of her WWI script and writing sample “The Greater Glory,” which was a 2008 Nicholl Fellowships finalist. This is Nancy’s first hire through InkTip.
Benjamin Scott Options "Play Date" Jan 22, 2013
Independent producer Benjamin Scott found “Play Date” through InkTip and optioned it from Steve Spatucci. This is Steve’s first option through InkTip.
Joel Nunez Options "Romancing Gracie" Jan 15, 2013
Joel Nunez with DMM Mexico found "Romancing Gracie" through InkTip and optioned it from Craig Clyde. The deal came about when Craig's agent, Barbara Bitela of the Silver/Bitela Agency, met Craig through InkTip and signed to rep him. Barbara met some associates of DMM Mexico through InkTip, worked her magic, and facilitated the option. Craig Clyde already has 18 feature writing credits, and is also an established director, specializing in family-friendly films.
Nick Lyon Hires Byron Lester Jan 15, 2013
Director Nick Lyon hired Byron Lester to write "Bring me the Head of Mickey D" after meeting Byron on InkTip. Nick Lyon's credits include "Species: The Awakening," "Grendel," and the recently wrapped "Bermuda Drieck Nordsee," an $8 million television movie for RTL Germany, among many others. This is Byron Lester's third project with Nick Lyon, and his fifth altogether through InkTip.
Jad Olivier Purchases "The Highwayman" Jan 15, 2013
Jad Olivier has hired Warren Fast to pen the short script "The Highwayman" after finding him through InkTip. Jad liked his writing style and asked him to write a script based off of an unfinished script Jad had already written. Production will start soon. Warren has sold two other shorts through InkTip, and this is his second hire.
Gary Glenn Purchases "Dear Mr. President" Jan 8, 2013
Gary Glenn of Gary Glenn Productions bought the short script “Dear Mr. President” by Bryan Carrier after discovering it on InkTip. Gary is based in Australia, and production was scheduled for this winter. This is Bryan’s first short scheduled for production.
Kevin Summerfield Hires Michael Lea Jan 8, 2013
Kevin Summerfield of Scorpio Studios found Michael Lea though InkTip and hired him to adapt a popular young adult western book series into a television property. This is Michael’s fifth success through InkTip.
Wes Tomasz Ciesla Hires Philip Denson Jan 8, 2013
Wes Tomasz Ciesla from Millions of Pixels discovered Philip Denson through InkTip and hired him to write “Parallel Lives.” Wes is the director of "The Ideal," currently in North American distribution by R-Squared Films, and the “Parallel Lives” option is Philip’s first success through InkTip.
Michael Chrisoulakis Options "Slayers" Jan 8, 2013
Michael Chrisoulakis with High Noon Films found “Slayers” on InkTip and optioned it from writers Mark Anthony Galluzzo & Steve Chatterton. Steve and Mark describe “Slayers” as “Predator” meets “Last Man Standing” with a dose of “Deadwood,” and this is their first option through InkTip.
Mike de Trana Signs Alejandro Seri Jan 2, 2013
Mike de Trana with Anvil Entertainment discovered writers Alejandro Seri and Stephen Scarlata through InkTip and signed to represent them as their literary manager. This actually came about when one producer read about Alejandro through InkTip and passed him over to Mike. This is the second InkTip success for these studio level writers, and Mike is in the process of closing another deal for them, so stay tuned for another announcement in the very near future!
Mark McNabb Hires Ann Kimbrough Jan 2, 2013
Mark McNabb with Skylight Films met Ann Kimbrough through InkTip and hired her to write his next film, an as-of-yet-untitled family friendly feature. This all started when he optioned and produced her feature script "Good Kid/Bad Kid.” 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 second success through InkTip.
Calix Reneau Options "My Cousin's Ghetto Wedding" Jan 2, 2013
Calix Lewis Reneau found “My Cousin’s Ghetto Wedding” through InkTip and reached a development deal with writer Alphonso Thompson. This is Alphonso’s first deal through InkTip.
Zane Levitt Options Biopic Jan 2, 2013
Zane Levitt with Zeta Entertainment found an untitled biopic script through InkTip and optioned it from Phillip Hardy. We’re keeping the title and topic of the biopic project under wraps at Zane’s request, but we can report that it tells the story of an important political figure from recent American history. This is Phillip’s first option through InkTip.
Jon Kiel Options "Final Warning" Jan 2, 2013
Jon Kiel has optioned the short film script “Final Warning” from Toby Osborne after discovering it through InkTip. Jon is an aspiring filmmaker who will be producing a series of short films over the coming months. Toby has had a number of successes through InkTip including a few hires for feature and TV scripts.