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Dec 22, 2006
Jeffrey Harrier of Warring Avenue Entertainment has optioned the feature script ‘Fourth Generation’ from InkTip scribe Foster Marks. Harrier found the script when Marks submitted to his lead in one of our newsletters. They currently have a director attached and plan to begin production next year!
Dec 22, 2006
Charlie Freeman with Charlie Freeman Productions has optioned Nathan Williams’s short script, ‘Nightstand’ from InkTip. This is the first option for Williams. Shooting is scheduled for January 2007.
Dec 22, 2006
Gregg Watt, an independent filmmaker based in Cape Town, has completed production on the short script 'Cross The Line' by Daniel Hughes, which he found on InkTip. Watt's previous short, 'The Dashing Diner,' screened at Cannes Film Market in 2005.
Dec 22, 2006
Gena Ellis’s short script ‘Angela's Decision’ was found on InkTip in 2005 by Australian award-winning director Mat King. The film has been completed and is being entered in festivals, already winning awards for cinematography. ‘Angela’s Decision’ was directed by Mat King, produced by King and Kate Croser, and co-produced by Ellis. It stars up-and-coming actors Rhiannon Owen and Xavier Samuel. Original music was written, produced and scored in London, England by Liam Gerner and in Madrid, Spain by Christopher Slaski. The ‘Angela's Decision’ website is www.angelasdecision.com.
Dec 15, 2006
Ace Cruz of Spirit Films discovered and hired produced screenwriter Chris Soth of MillionDollarScreenwriting.com through InkTip’s newsletter, and their new movie is scheduled to shoot in February. Spirit Films is a Los Angeles based production company that completed production on 'The Golem,' a horror script also found through InkTip. To learn more about Soth, you can visit his instructional website that teaches writers how he got the job and wrote the script.
Dec 15, 2006
Drimtim Entertainment S.A. has bought scribe Michael Salort’s feature script ‘Hidden Camera,’ which they found on InkTip. The company originally contacted Salort about his script two years ago. Now Drimtim will be coproducing the script with Endemol. Production currently is scheduled to start in Spain this winter. Sony will distribute the completed film.
Dec 15, 2006
Michelle Purple & Jessica Biel of Iron Ocean Films have optioned the short script ‘Hole in the Paper Sky’ by writer Howard Kingkade. Purple discovered the short on InkTip. Biel, who will be starring in the film, is producing the project with Purple and casting is underway for the male lead. Purple’s credits include ‘XXX’ and ‘Stealth.’ Biel’s credits include ‘Home of the Brave,’ ‘The Illusionist,’ and ‘Elizabethtown.’
Dec 15, 2006
Bobby Roger Poirier of BobbyRoger Inc. found the short script ‘The Sinner’ by Neal Jamison on InkTip. They are currently working together on the film. Jamison is a published writer
Dec 8, 2006
Director Rob Walker has optioned the feature script ‘83’ from InkTip writer Byron Lester. Walker discovered the script on InkTip while searching for feature screenplays this past summer. Lester recently optioned his short script ‘First Date 101’ off of InkTip. Walker completed production on the feature film ‘After Midnight’ this year, written by Carol Mulholland, another InkTip scribe.
Dec 8, 2006
Scribe Daniel Hughes has been hired again by Rich Poche of Poche Pictures to pen another short script. Poche found Hughes’s work on InkTip, and they have established an ongoing working relationship.
Dec 1, 2006
Producer Matthew Cervi discovered scribe Brian Young through our site and network. Cervi has optioned Young’s feature script ‘One Eighty.’ Michael Rainin is attached to direct the project. Casting for this project is to begin shortly! Young is a successful screenwriter, whose works on InkTip have been produced.
Dec 1, 2006
Brian Young has obtained representation with Paul Weitzman of Preferred Artists (a well-known agency in Hollywood), who discovered Young on InkTip.
Jessica Lattuada Options "The Perfect Gift" Nov 30, 2006
Jessica Lattuada with Nabu Films found “The Perfect Gift” on InkTip and is developing it for production with writers Douglas Cloud and Jim Brown. This is Douglas and Jim’s third success through InkTip.
Nov 28, 2006
Steve Douglas Smith of Painting Entertainment has optioned the feature script ‘Art of Deception’ from screenwriter Kevin Caruso. Smith found the script on InkTip.com. Caruso’s other script, ‘The Rut,’ is currently a quarterfinalist for Nicholls and the Cinestory Screenwriting Competition.
Nov 28, 2006
Greg Feldman of Etosha Entertainment has optioned the thriller feature script ‘Bottom of the Ninth’ by Andrew F. Grant & Rick Abercrombie. This is the second option from InkTip for producer Greg Feldman and his company Etosha Entertainment in the past month, who is currently in preproduction on the feature ‘Thin Ice.’ ‘Bottom of the Ninth’ is a MovieJigsaw.com project and was discovered by Feldman on InkTip. MovieJigsaw.com unites ideas with screenwriters and builds writing teams to create a strong screenplay.
Nov 27, 2006
Chris Godfrey & Gary Kurtz of White Knuckle Films have optioned the feature script ‘Butterfly Club’ by scribe Peter Scott Vicaire through the leads in our newsletter. Although Vicaire has had his scripts optioned in the past, this is his first option through InkTip.
Nov 27, 2006
Scribe Jamie Nash is co-writing a feature screenplay with Eduardo Sanchez, one of the directors of ‘The Blair Witch Project.’ Nash and Sanchez began working together when Sanchez discovered Nash’s script ‘Altered’ on InkTip, which has been produced and will be released this December on DVD!
Nov 27, 2006
Scribe Barbara Kymlicka was hired for a writing assignment at Chesler/Perlmutter Productions. Matt Chapman discovered Kymlicka on InkTip. Chesler/Perlmutter Productions is an LA- and Toronto-based film & television production company that will deliver 7 television movies this year, and has multiple scripted series in development with major American and Canadian networks. The company is also actively working with 3 other writers found on InkTip. Kymlicka is successful screenwriter, who has had works discovered on InkTip produced!
Nov 17, 2006
Chris Godfrey & Gary Kurtz of White Knuckle Films have optioned the script ‘Highrisers’ by scribe Donnie Dale through the leads in our newsletter. Dale recently had his first movie produced, a low-budget horror film called ‘Room 33,’ co-written with director Eddie Barbini. He is a published novelist (‘A Hunter’s Fire’) and was a staff writer on the true crime reenactment TV series ‘Arrest & Trial.’ He is represented by entertainment attorney Tom Difloure.
Nov 17, 2006
Chris Godfrey & Gary Kurtz of White Knuckle Films have optioned the feature script ‘Replay’ from Canadian scribe Brian Dick through the leads in our newsletter. This isn’t the first option for Dick, who has had a number of films produced and developed in Canada.
Nov 17, 2006
Screenwriter Jennifer Sellers has optioned her feature script ‘Written in Brownstone’ to producer Andrzej Sekula. Sekula discovered Seller’s script on InkTip.com. Sekula, whose director of photography credits include ‘Pulp Fiction’ and ‘Reservoir Dogs,’ recently directed the feature film ‘The Pleasure Drivers,’ which is being distributed with Alliance Atlantis/Momentum and Renegade Worldwide. This is the first option for Sellers.
Nov 17, 2006
Scribe Kraig X. Wenman has had a successful year with the contacts he has made through InkTip! A few of his scripts have aired on Lifetime this year (to great success!), and he is in post on two more films with producer Michael Jacobs. He was also a co-writer with Karl Kozak and Don Reardon on the feature film ‘Skid Marks,’ produced by Kozak of Diversa Films. Two more of Kraig’s scripts are available on the site (see below for one of his loglines)!
Nov 10, 2006
Alexandra Taylor has optioned her feature script ‘The Basement’ to Ari Palitz of Insomnia Media Group. Taylor is a producer/screenwriter. Palitz is a producer in the industry with a number of feature films to his credit.
Nov 10, 2006
Greg Feldman of Etosha has optioned a high-concept supernatural thriller by screenwriter Steve Altes through our site!
Nov 10, 2006
Author Chester Aaron has optioned his book ‘Duchess’ to Chesler/Perlmutter Productions. Matt Chapman of Chesler/Perlmutter Productions found Aaron’s manuscript on InkTip. Chesler/Perlmutter Productions is an LA- and Toronto-based film & television production company that will deliver 7 television movies this year, and has multiple scripted series in development with major American and Canadian networks. This is the second book of Aaron’s that has been picked up through InkTip this year!
Nov 3, 2006
Producers Art Thomas and Annie Schlax discovered the feature script ‘I Remember Christmas’ by scribe William Brown on InkTip. They have optioned the script. This is not the first option for Brown.
Nov 3, 2006
Writer William Brown has also had his feature script ‘The Legend Of Pirate's Cove’ optioned by Deanna Shapiro of In The Light Entertainment LLC, who discovered the script on InkTip. The company has been developing projects since 1995 and is gearing up to produce ‘The Horror Inside,’ written by another InkTip screenwriter, Adam D. Roberts.
Nov 3, 2006
InkTip author Mark Beech has optioned his short script ‘A Good Meal’ to producer/director Jessie Wallace of Toronto-based Smiling Toad Pictures. Principal photography is scheduled for January with Fabrizio Filippo (see IMDb.com) attached to play the lead. Developed for Bravo!FACT TV, ‘A Good Meal’ will also be shown on the festival circuit. Wallace is the producer/director/co-writer of the award winning short ‘Yellow Bird,’ which she found on InkTip. Wallace also optioned the feature script ‘Window’s Row’ by Jim O’Connell from InkTip.
Nov 3, 2006
Rich Poche of Poche Studios has teamed up with InkTip writer Daniel Hughes once again. Hughes will be penning a short ‘fan film’ for Poche based on a well-loved comic book heroine and villain.
Oct 27, 2006
Scribe Ellen Pill has been hired to write a feature script for Jina Panebianco of WhiteBread Productions. After Pill submitted ‘Shelly Greenberg is Fine’ for review through our newsletter, Panebianco loved her writing and thought they were a perfect fit. Pill works fulltime as a writer and is a contributing editor with Discovery Girls magazine. Panebianco’s produced feature credits include ‘9 Lives of Mara,’ and she is a recipient of the Golden Trailer Award.
Oct 27, 2006
Myles Shane of Hiltz Squared Media has optioned the feature script ‘The Color of the Puck’ from scribe Mark Golik. This is the first option for Golik, who is represented by Eric Williams of Zero Gravity Management. Based out of Toronto, Shane is the producer of the television series ‘Fairy Tale’ and the feature film ‘Jack’s House.’
Oct 27, 2006
Really Real Films has optioned the feature script ‘The Faded’ from writer Kraig X. Wenman. Allan Harmon will direct the feature with Cynde Harmon producing. Wenman responded to the company’s posting in our newsletter. Wenman is a produced writer who works in both television and feature screenwriting and is represented by Barry Perelman of Barry Perelman Enterprises.
Oct 27, 2006
Martin Troy of Brainchild Films has completed production on the short ‘Who Started It,’ written by Douglas Strait.
Oct 27, 2006
We are happy to announce that the animated opening credits in Indiewood Pictures’ ‘Fall Into Me’ just won a GOLD AWARD from Create magazine's CREATE AWARDS. The GOLD AWARD was in the category of PRODUCTION/POST PRODUCTION, MOVIE/TELEVISION CREDITS/OPENINGS. Only 140 gold awards were awarded out of the over 1,500 entries from creatives all around the country. Fuzzy Duck Studios, a Minneapolis-based visual development and animation firm, produced the animation and helped bring the concept to life. Fuzzy Duck Studios and its team did a great job. ‘Fall Into Me’ was highlighted in The InkTip Magazine June 2006 this year.
Oct 20, 2006
Leslie Farrell of Feral Entertainment has optioned the one-hour television script ‘Detroit Central’ from InkTip scribe Kevin Sielky. The script was the Grand Prize winner of the 7th People’s Pilot TV writing competition. Farrell and Sielky are attached as executive producers and Academy Award winner Lou Gossett Jr. is attached in a starring role. Farrell has been a producer on shows airing on MTV, HBO, Bravo, and The History Channel.
Oct 20, 2006
Scribe Elizabeth Winstead has optioned her feature script ‘Ocean’ to producer Tony Picciotti of Any 5 Films. The film is currently in preproduction. This is the first option for Winstead, who has an MFA from UCLA in screenwriting.
Oct 20, 2006
Martin Troy of Brainchild Films has hired writer Daniel Hughes to pen a horror feature script. Troy discovered Hughes on InkTip while looking for short scripts. He recently optioned two of Hughes’ shorts, ‘Curse of the Dead’ and ‘Killing Time,’ and has had great success with another short film found on InkTip, ‘The Cleaner’ by Jon Bonnell, which is currently on the festival circuit.
Oct 13, 2006
Screenwriter Barry Duffield has optioned his feature script ‘Dead Reel’ to Michael Hurst of Screen Adventures. Hurst (‘Hercules the Legendary Journeys’) and his production company Screen Adventures are keen to produce this frightening take on survival shows. He plans to shoot in March-April 2007. This is the second option for Duffield in one week!
Oct 13, 2006
Mark Cutforth of 12th St. Films has contracted scribe Richard Dane Scott to write a feature script for him. Cutforth discovered Scott’s short work on InkTip and loved his writing. He has already picked up Scott’s short ‘Watering Mr. Cocoa.’ Scott has had a successful year: he has been hired to write a feature, found representation with a manager, and sold a few of his shorts – all through InkTip.
Oct 13, 2006
Jesse Lawler of Antibody Films discovered the feature script ‘Tumorous’ by scribe Steve Peterson. Lawler has optioned the script. He originally read one of Peterson’s other scripts on InkTip and asked to see more of his work. This is the second option for Peterson.
Oct 13, 2006
InkTip’s hilarious short comedy script, Boy-Next-Door, which was made into an award-winning short film starring Richard ‘Bull’ Moll from ‘Night Court,’ has made it into the ubiquitous iTunes Store, and is doing very well. You can watch the film, rate it on iTunes’ 5-star voting system, and help drive the short to #1. Go to: http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewMovie?id=197994597&s=143441 , or just go to the iTunes Store and do a search for Boy-Next-Door. Boy-Next-Door was exec produced by Cale Boyter (‘The Wedding Crashers,’ ‘Elf,’ ‘A History of Violence’). Boy-Next-Door has just qualified to be nominated for an Academy Award! Producer/Director/Actor Travis Davis and Writer Stephen Garvey thank you in advance for your support. For details on the film, including the 1-minute trailer, and a video interview with Richard Moll, go to: http://www.travisdavis.tv/bnd_index.html
Oct 6, 2006
Rocket Pictures Ltd./Local Films Ltd., producer of ‘The Locals,’ is broadening its slate of horror projects with the recent option of ‘Tandoori Apocalypse.’ The feature script was written by Barry Duffield and discovered on InkTip by Steve Sachs of Rocket Pictures Ltd./Local Films Ltd. Duffield has been optioned in the past.
Oct 6, 2006
Producer Jay So of AMG-Media has signed an exclusive shopping agreement with InkTip writers Keith Lynn and Ted DeMaio on their gangster/horror/thriller script ˜The Unrested.’ The script will also be developed as a cutting-edge comic book/graphic novel series via Jay’s start-up illustration company, AMG-Komix.
Oct 6, 2006
Agent Staci Greason of Boutique is representing the feature script ‘Mister Trivia,’ by Robert Garmany. Greason discovered Garmany on the InkTip site.
Oct 6, 2006
Rich Poche of Poche Studios found Daniel Hughes’s short scripts on InkTip, and has now hired Hughes to write a sci-fi short.
Sep 29, 2006
Max Freedman of Max Freedman Management discovered scribe Kelly Reno and her script ‘Camp Hollywood’ while searching InkTip for writers and scripts. He has decided to represent the script. Max Freedman Management represents screenwriters in the industry and completed film projects to distributors, and also produces and packages feature films. Reno recently optioned her feature script ‘Fish Out of Water’ to Emmy award-winning host and producer of ‘Survivor’ Jeff Probst through InkTip.
Sep 29, 2006
Scott Prestin of American Stonehenge Productions is currently in preproduction on another feature script, ‘The Devil’s Dominoes,’ by scribe John Pizzo, who was hired to write the script. Prestin connected with Pizzo through our network and Pizzo's manager Richard Brennan of OceanBlue Entertainment Inc. American Stonehenge Productions produced the feature film ‘8 of Diamonds,’ also written by Pizzo, earlier this year. ‘8 of Diamonds’ was directed by Prestin, who also produced with Craig James Petrowiak.
Sep 29, 2006
Scribe Eric Scott Johnston was discovered on InkTip by SQS Productions when they found his short script ‘Sami’s Lie’ on the site. Not only was the short optioned, but Michael Williams of SQS has also hired Johnston to direct two of the three features on their slate: ‘The Trek Conspiracy’ and ‘Atlantis.’ In addition to the features in development, SQS Productions, which is based out of Phoenix, AZ, produced the short ‘Reflections.’
Sep 29, 2006
Lisa Demaine of Filmagic Entertainment has optioned a short entitled ‘The Waiting Room’ from contest-winning scribe Bob Heske of Heywell Film Scripts (www.bobheske.com). Demaine found the short on InkTip. This is Heske’s 10th short optioned in the past year, four of which were discovered by producers on InkTip.com. Production is slated to begin in the fall with Demaine directing and producing.
Sep 22, 2006
Breven Angaelica Warren, a documentary and independent filmmaker, found scribe Robert Rosenthal listed in our newsletter to producers. Intrigued by his logline, Warren contacted Rosenthal and has optioned his feature script ‘Multiple.’ Currently in preproduction on the script, Warren plans on shooting this winter.
Sep 22, 2006
Stacy Davidson of Odyssee Pictures discovered scribe Erik Braat’s feature script, ‘Everything’s Fine,’ on the InkTip site and has optioned it! This is the first option for Braat, who is based out of The Netherlands and is currently working with a Dutch director on another project. Odyssee Pictures is the Houston, Texas-based independent movie studio that produced the film ‘Necrophobia.’
Sep 22, 2006
Richard Dane Scott sold his short script, ‘Watering Mr. Cocoa,’ to Mark Cutforth of 12th St. Films. Cutforth found Scott’s short on InkTip. Scott has had a successful year: he has been hired to write a feature, found representation with a manager, and sold a few of his shorts – all through InkTip.
Sep 15, 2006
David Basulto of Clarity Pictures has contracted scribe Bernie Felix, Jr. to write a TV spec script for the company. Basulto discovered Felix after posting a request for writers in our weekly newsletter. This is not the first writing assignment for Felix, whose current script ‘The Big Four Oh’ has made it to the semi-finals of the Writers on the Storm contest. Basulto directed the feature film ‘The Clique’ written by InkTip writer Monica Ortiz in 2004.
Sep 15, 2006
Myles Shane of Hiltz Squared Media has optioned the book ‘Gideon’ by author Chester Aaron. Shane discovered the book on InkTip through our new comprehensive search option for published and unpublished books. Hiltz Squared Media Group Inc. is an entertainment corporation based in Canada that specializes in producing feature films, television and internet projects. Shane has produced the feature films ‘Famous Dead People’ and ‘Jack’s House.’
Sep 15, 2006
Floodgate Media Inc. and 319 Productions have completed production on the short script 'I Know Who Shot You' by Greg Durbin. Daryll Harkless of Floodgate Media Inc. found the short on InkTip. The film was produced by Angelo Bell, Mike King, and Harkless, and stars Bryan Kent, Maria Zyianova, and Christine Cowden. This was the first the sale for Durbin, who only had his short on the site for a week! You can find out more at http://www.floodgatemedia.com/indiefilms.
Sep 8, 2006
Matt Compton, Eduardo Sanchez, and Gregg Hale of White Ape Pictures have optioned the feature script "Despair'ul" from writer Philip Daay. Sanchez and Hale were two of the co-creators of "The Blair Witch Project." More recently, Sanchez and Hale worked with Compton on the film "Altered", a script penned by Jamie Nash (which was also discovered on InkTip!). "Altered" will hit DVD shelves in December. Philip also wrote ‘Left in Darkness,’ which was produced by Cannell Studios, and will have a worldwide DVD release this Sept. 19!
Sep 1, 2006
Point Zero Pictures has hired Drina Connors Kay to write a feature script. Miklos Philips of Point Zero discovered Kay on InkTip. The screenplay will be based on an original idea of Philips. Kay is a multiple award-winning writer who also works as a screenwriting professor.
Sep 1, 2006
Scribe Sheri Tor has gained representation with Delphinius Talent Management through InkTip. Cynthia Brohas Gulacsy, who represents a number of InkTip writers, discovered Tor on InkTip.com. Tor’s recent short script, ‘Pancakes,’ has been produced by Tony Picciotti of Any 5 Films.
Sep 1, 2006
Tony Picciotti of Any 5 Films discovered the short script ‘Novena’ by Jude Tulli on InkTip. He has optioned the script and will be in production soon!
Sep 1, 2006
Classical Features has optioned Dan Smith’s short script ‘The Masked Man.’ Simon Moseley with Classical Features found the short on InkTip. Smith recently optioned another short script of his through InkTip to Aurora Video Productions Ltd.
Aug 18, 2006
After putting out a call for television writers through our newsletter, Laszlo Bene of Aquarius Productions discovered writer Evan Jacobs. Bene has hired Jacobs to write a TV pilot script for a sitcom currently in development with his company. This is the second job through InkTip that Jacobs has been hired for in the past year. Bene has produced ‘Chastity,’ ‘King of the Ants,’ and ‘The Lost and the Dead.’
Aug 18, 2006
Christopher Free of NuConcepts Productions discovered the feature script ‘Short and Tough Security’ on InkTip. Scribe James Bridges wrote the feature, and this is his second option through InkTip.
Aug 18, 2006
Oliver Lessard of Hitman Productions has bought Richard Dane Scott’s short script ‘Grandma's Typewriter.’ This is the second short that Lessard has found on InkTip.
Aug 18, 2006
Tim Scott of Aurora Productions Inc. has finished production on the short film ‘Dark Sessions,’ written by InkTip scribe Dan Smith. Scott found the script on InkTip. Smith has recently released a novel; more information can be found at www.dwsmith.net.
Aug 10, 2006
Lock and Load Productions has optioned the feature script ‘Hack’ from scribe Tim Hannigan. Gorav Seth discovered the script when Hannigan responded to the company’s posting in our newsletter.
Aug 10, 2006
George David of George David Films and Uintah Digital from Park City, UT purchased festival rights for the short ‘The Eternal Optimist’ written by John Porter.
Aug 10, 2006
Mat King of Kojo Pictures has completed production on writer Gena Ellis' short script 'Angela's Decision.' King found Ellis’ script on InkTip and is an experienced TV commercials director who is now shifting focus to drama. He has had success on the international film festival circuit in 2004 with a short drama called 'Frames'.
Aug 3, 2006
Check out ‘Lesser Evil,’ written by InkTip scribe James Justice, this Monday August 7th on Lifetime at 9 PM! Justice was discovered on InkTip by Craig Nicholls of Pendle View LLC. Established in October 2001, Pendle View is headed by former Blue Rider Pictures' Director of Development & Production Craig Nicholls. During his tenure at Blue Rider, Mr. Nicholls developed and delivered fifteen features and a documentary, working with partners such as Walden Media, Dimension Films, Artisan Entertainment, Showtime Networks, Trimark Pictures, the Fox Family Channel, et al. Nicholls and Justice are currently working on a new project together.
Aug 3, 2006
InkTip writer debuts on Here! TV on August 4th! We are happy to announce that ‘Beastly Boys,’ written by David Grove, is airing August 4th on Here! TV. Rapid Heart Pictures and David DeCoteau, who produced and directed the film, discovered Grove on InkTip and commissioned him to develop the script with him. The film was executive produced by Martin P. Hellman. Photographed in British Columbia, Canada, the story is a shattering and lurid tale of revenge. More information can be found at www.rapidheartpictures.com and www.HereTV.com.
Aug 3, 2006
Scribe Jason Allan has been hired to write a spec script called ‘Kung Fu Gecko’ for Digimax Inc. Allan was discovered on InkTip’s site by Nickson Fong, the head Digimax Inc.’s CG animation division. Representing Allan in the deal was his entertainment attorney Elsa Ramo of the Law Offices of Elsa Ramo based in Beverly Hills, CA. This is not the first success for Allan through InkTip who has had numerous option deals and writing assignments.
Aug 3, 2006
George David of George David Films and Uintah Digital from Park City, UT purchased festival rights for the short ‘Opposing Views,’ written by Kevin Lewis. Currently in production, they are scheduled to wrap August 27th.
Aug 3, 2006
The short ‘Pancakes,’ written by Sheri Tor, has been produced by Tony Picciotti of Any 5 Films. Picciotti has won over 22 national awards, and the Atlantic City Film Festivals 5 times, with both shorts and features.
Jul 28, 2006
Scribe Sharon Dirlam was discovered on InkTip by literary agent Norma Brody of Geste, Inc. Dirlam has signed on with Brody who will be representing her feature script ‘Hello, I Love You!’
Jul 28, 2006
Martin Troy Shinew of Brainchild Films found two short scripts by Daniel Hughes on InkTip. Shinew has optioned both shorts: ‘Curse of the Dead’ and ‘Killing Time.’ Shinew recently completed filming on another short script that he found on InkTip called ‘The Cleaner,’ by Jon Bonnell, which is making its run on the festival circuit. Hughes has had success in the past with other shorts of his on InkTip.
Jul 28, 2006
Alesia Glidewell of Snagbuddy Productions discovered the short script ‘Hang On St. Christopher’ by Mathew Sansom on InkTip. She optioned the script, which went into production earlier this month. ‘Hang On St. Christopher’ is being produced by Snagbuddy Productions and will be directed by Glidewell. The production is being sponsored by Victory Studios in Seattle.
Jul 21, 2006
Scribes Bart Sumner and Steve Greenberg are working with Gregory Brazzel of DreamWave Productions on their feature ‘There’s a Hellmouth in my Basement.’ Brazzel, who discovered the feature script on InkTip’s site, is a director and producer whose work includes ‘House on Haunted Hill’ and ‘House of 1000 Corpses.’ Sumner is a produced screenwriter who recently was a semifinalist in the ASA 9th Annual International Screenwriter's Competition, and has been writing comedy with Greenberg for years. Together they wrote a children's TV pilot that went to series, and several successful stage comedy shows.
Jul 21, 2006
Scribes Bart Sumner and Steve Greenberg are working with Gregory Brazzel of DreamWave Productions on their feature ‘There’s a Hellmouth in my Basement.’ Brazzel, who discovered the feature script on InkTip’s site, is a director and producer whose work includes ‘House on Haunted Hill’ and ‘House of 100 Corpses.’ Sumner is a produced screenwriter who recently was a semifinalist in the ASA 9th Annual International Screenwriter's Competition, and has been writing comedy with Greenberg for years. Together they wrote a children's TV pilot that went to series, and several successful stage comedy shows.
Jul 21, 2006
Ann-Marie McHugh of Quincy Films, LLC has bought the short script ‘Boy Talk’ by Sue Kunnanz. The short was found on InkTip.
Jul 13, 2006
Danie Cortese Entertainment & Publicity Inc. discovered screenwriter Orlanda Szabo on InkTip. Through her agent & publicist, Szabo has been hired to write an adaptation to original screenplay for the authors of ‘The Messengers.’ This project has been in the works for 5 years and has just been completed and is co-written by Domenic & Oxana Leo. The authors have also agreed to assign Szabo to edit their first manuscript. Szabo is currently writing and directing the 1st of 15 short screenplays (a series) beginning this July.
Jul 13, 2006
Gregory Steiner of Q Station discovered the script ‘Bumping Off Bart’ by scribe Malcolm McClintick through our site. Principal photography was scheduled to start July 10th. The film has a great ensemble cast with stars Bryan Power, Michael Kebe, Elisabeth Boggio, Bruce Linser (‘Drop Dead Gorgeous’) and David William Cabrera as Burt. Steiner will be producing and directing the project through his production company Q Station, a full service film and television production company located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. They own all of our own equipment for production, and have a full post-production sound studio large enough to accommodate a small chamber orchestra. McClintick is a published writer.
Jul 13, 2006
The feature script ‘Ludwig the Great,’ by John Simpson, has been optioned by Kaliber Films and Kaldor Productions, Inc. Laurence N. Kaldor discovered the script on our site.
Jul 7, 2006
The feature script ‘La Cucina,’ by Kathryn Scott, has been optioned by Kaliber Films and Kaldor Productions, Inc. Laurence N. Kaldor discovered the script on our site. This is the second option for Scott, whose script ‘Target List’ recently won the Your Ticket to Hollywood contest.
Jul 7, 2006
Scribe Sean Birney has gained representation with Danie Cortese of Danie Cortese Entertainment & Publicity Inc. After reading that another writer with Danie Cortese had been optioned through our newsletter, Birney was excited to sign with the company.
Jun 29, 2006
Fiona Mackenzie of Cosa Bella Films discovered screenwriter Jerrad Burford after Burford submitted his script to Mackenzie through our newsletter. Mackenzie has optioned his feature script ‘The Investment Club.’ Mackenzie was a development exec at Turman Morrisey (‘American History X’) based on the Sony lot before becoming an independent producer (‘Miracle on the Mountain,’ CBS) and a director (‘Deadly Little Secrets,’ Thinkfilm). She also directed the short film, ‘Cosa Bella,’ currently in competition all over the US and Europe, and she is the writer-director of ‘Alpha Numeric,’ slated to go into production in Budapest later this year. This is Buford’s first option.
Jun 29, 2006
The feature script ‘Seventeen’ by Whitney Ferguson has been optioned by Kaliber Films and Kaldor Productions, Inc. Laurence N. Kaldor discovered the script on our site.
Jun 29, 2006
Todd Grodnick of Merrill Entertainment found scribe Deb Havener after sending out a lead to our writers in our newsletter. He has hired Havener to write the feature film script ‘The Greatest Gift.’ In addition, Grodnick was so impressed by Havener’s writing that he has signed on to help broker and produce her feature script ‘Red Hot Charlie’ as well.
Jun 29, 2006
Literary manager Jeff Belkin recently signed Brian Jude Leahy as a client to his newly created (and as yet unnamed) firm upon reading one of Brain’s scripts on InkTip. Belkin, formerly a lit manager and development exec for Mad Hatter Films, recently became a producer for Double Nickel Entertainment (who has a deal with Warner Bros).
Jun 23, 2006
Scribe Sheri Tor has optioned her short screenplay ‘Pancakes’ to Tony Picciotti of Any 5 Films. Production is currently scheduled to begin early July. Picciotti has won over 22 national awards, and the Atlantic City Film Festivals 5 times, with both shorts and features.
Jun 23, 2006
The novel ‘Roller Babes’ by Timothy Patten has been optioned by Kaliber Films and Kaldor Productions, Inc. Laurence N. Kaldor discovered the novel on our site. The story is a cross between ‘A League of Their Own’ and 1950’s roller derby. This is the first option for Patten.
Jun 23, 2006
Craig Nicholls of Pendle View LLC has teamed up again with screenwriter James Justice. Nicholls and Justice are currently working on two movie-of-the-week scripts. Pendle View LLC recently finished production for ‘Lesser Evil,’ which Justice also wrote. Established in October 2001, Pendle View is headed by former Blue Rider Pictures' Director of Development & Production Craig Nicholls. During his tenure at Blue Rider, Mr. Nicholls developed and delivered fifteen features and a documentary, working with partners such as Walden Media, Dimension Films, Artisan Entertainment, Showtime Networks, Trimark Pictures, the Fox Family Channel, et al.
Jun 16, 2006
We are pleased to announce that the script ‘Recall to Honor,’ which was originally written by Harvey Frost and Zohar Abramovitz from a story by Howell Upchurch and optioned by Atlanta-based Upchurch of The Visual Arts Group, Inc., has attached Fred Schepisi to direct via Little Studio Films, who is also the executive producer of the project. Schepisi’s credits include ‘Empire Falls,’ ‘It Runs in the Family,’ Six Degrees of Separation’ and ‘Roxanne.’ Schepisi has revised the screenplay and will co produce with Upchurch. Upchurch found Frost and Little Studio Films via InkTip.
Jun 16, 2006
Emmy award-winning host and producer of ‘Survivor’ Jeff Probst has optioned the feature script, ‘Fish Out of Water,’ through InkTip. While on location filming ‘Survivor: Exile Island,’ Probst discovered the script by scribe Kelly Reno. Probst plans on directing the screenplay and teaming up again with Katy Wallin, who will be producing the script. Wallin is the founder and CEO of MysticArt Pictures, an LA based entertainment production and casting company, and has recent produced the beloved classic ‘Where the Red Fern Grows’ and ‘Finder’s Fee.’ In 2002, Probst wrote and directed ‘Finder's Fee.’ The film premiered at the Seattle International Film Festival where it won the award for Best Picture and earned him a Best Directing award. The film also won the Best Screenplay award at the Method Fest in Los Angeles and the Breakout Director award at the Sonoma Film Festival. Thanks to the critical success, Probst was selected as one of 2001's ‘Ten Directors to Watch’ in a series presented by the American Cinematheque showcasing innovative and exciting new directors from around the world. The film stars Academy Award nominees James Earl Jones and Robert Forster, along with Matthew Lilliard, Ryan Reynolds and Erik Palladino.
Jun 9, 2006
Scribe Janyce Lapore recently optioned her feature script ‘Screaming My Heart Out’ to Mitchell Galin of Bebe Delight Productions. Galin is a seasoned producer in the film, television and theater mediums. He recently completed the comedy feature film ‘Red Dog. Scooter. Applesauce’. Galin's television producing credits include Sci-Fi’s Emmy award winning miniseries ‘Dune;’ CBS' miniseries ‘A Season in Purgatory;’ ABC's ‘Stephen King's The Langoliers’ and ‘Stephen King's The Stand,’ which earned him an Emmy nomination and collectively received nine Emmy’s. This is the first option for Lapore.
Jun 9, 2006
Aletha Spann of 30Ninteen Films discovered the feature script ‘Shanghai Palace’ by Koji Sakai through our newsletter. Spann has optioned the script. Sakai is a produced writer with one of his films being distributed through Lions Gate.
Jun 9, 2006
Fiona Mackenzie of Cosa Bella Films discovered screenwriter Marla Cukor on InkTip and hired her to cowrite a romantic biopic. Mackenzie was a development exec at Turman Morrisey (‘American History X’) based on the Sony lot before becoming an independent producer (‘Miracle on the Mountain,’ CBS) and a director (‘Deadly Little Secrets,’ ‘Ticker Tape Prods’). Mackenzie also directed the short film, Cosa Bella, currently in competition all over the US and Europe, and she is the writer director of ‘Alpha Numeric,’ slated to go into production on Budapest later this year. Cukor has been a professional entertainment journalist writer for over a decade and is currently a staff writer at the popular entertainment magazine In Touch Weekly magazine. She is currently represented by Kathy Muraviov of The Muraviov Company.
Jun 2, 2006
During the past week, at the Cannes Film Festival, Buzzmedia Network concluded the brokerage of the option of InkTip scribe David Carren's screenplay, ‘Black,’ by Netherlands based production company, Sweetwater Pictures. The deal was concluded approximately six months after Carren first sent the script to Buzzmedia Network, the development company of film director Heinrich Dahms (‘My Daughter’s Keeper’, Miramax, 1993). Sweetwater Pictures is the production company of director/producer Heinrich Dahms and producer Peter van Vogelpoel (‘Breaking the Waves,’ ‘The Idiots’). Dahms and Van Vogelpoel, who pitched the project intensively at the Cannes Film Festival over the past week, are in advanced talks with a major UK sales agent for world sales. The project is slated for production in late 2006 with a predominantly US cast. Scribe Carren is also in pre-production on a thriller, ‘87 Minutes,’ that he co-wrote and is co-producing with Pavan Grover at Pav Films. His horror film, ‘Mr. Hell,’ has been released on DVD, and he has numerous television produced credits including ‘Star Trek,’ ‘Stargate,’ ‘Murder, She Wrote,’ and ‘Diagnosis Murder.’
Jun 2, 2006
Scribe Marla Cukor has been hired by Luo Yan of Silver Dream Productions to write a script about the famous actress Anna May Wong. Luo Yan discovered Cukor through our newsletter. Cukor has been a professional entertainment journalist writer for over a decade and is currently a staff writer at the popular entertainment magazine ‘In Touch Weekly’ magazine.
Jun 2, 2006
Literary manager Jeff Belkin recently signed Richard Dane Scott as a client to his newly created (and as yet named) firm upon reading Scott's InkTip entry, ‘Unspeakable Things.’ Belkin, formerly a lit manager and development exec for Mad Hatter Films, recently became a producer for Double Nickel Entertainment (who has a deal with Warner Bros).
May 26, 2006
Scribe Kristin Johnson was discovered on InkTip by David Sterling of David Sterling Entertainment. Sterling is now working with Johnson on two feature scripts that she is penning for him. Having worked in the film industry for over twenty years, Sterling has produced more than fifty films including 'Unseen Evil,' 'Iron Thunder,' and 'Scooter Kidz.'
May 26, 2006
Award winning director, Andrew Murray of Ernest Films, who is based out of Australia, has begun a strong working relationship with Toronto based screenwriter Steve Calderwood. Mr. Murray was intrigued with Steve's works, which were posted on InkTip. Calderwood's comedy short, 'Push', is currently in development. Andrew Murray is also working with Calderwood and his representative on a feature project. This is Calderwood's second deal announcement in the last couple of weeks via InkTip.com, which were both brokered through his agent/publicist Danie Cortese Entertainment Inc.
May 26, 2006
After searching the site for feature scripts, Tobe Sexton and Kelly Farrell at The TCS Productions have optioned Brian Jude Leahy's script 'The Trespassing.' This is not the first option for Leahy. The TCS has just finished production on 'The Metrosexual.'
May 26, 2006
Award winning director, Andrew Murray of Ernest Films, who is based out of Australia, has begun a strong working relationship with Toronto based screenwriter Steve Calderwood. Mr. Murray was intrigued with Steve's works, which were posted on InkTip. Calderwood's comedy short, 'Push', is currently in development. Andrew Murray is also working with Calderwood and his representative on a feature project. This is Calderwood's second deal announcement in the last couple of weeks via InkTip.com, which were both brokered through his agent/publicist Danie Cortese Entertainment Inc.
May 26, 2006
Scribe Kristin Johnson was discovered on InkTip by David Sterling of David Sterling Entertainment. Sterling is now working with Johnson on two feature scripts that she is penning for him. Having worked in the film industry for over twenty years, Sterling has produced more than fifty films including 'Unseen Evil,' 'Iron Thunder,' and 'Scooter Kidz.'
May 26, 2006
After searching the site for feature scripts, Tobe Sexton and Kelly Farrell at The TCS Productions have optioned Brian Jude Leahy's script 'The Trespassing.' This is not the first option for Leahy. The TCS has just finished production on 'The Metrosexual.'
May 19, 2006
Jeremy Hughes of Elevate Pictures has optioned their second short script through InkTip, Jon Baldasari's 'When Heroes Die.' Elevate Pictures found a great set of stories by L.R. Roarty that they optioned earlier this year, and are being animated in 3D. They have already started production on 'When Heroes Die' and are looking to complete the edit early this summer. This will be Jon Baldasari's first produced project.
May 19, 2006
Scribe Lizanne Southgate has sold her feature script, 'Larkin House' to 21st Century Pictures Group. Adryenn Ashley of 21st Century Pictures Group discovered the script on InkTip. The company specializes in smaller budgeted feature films, including 'Metal' and 'Making Metamorphosis.'
May 19, 2006
Adryenn Ashley of 21st Century Pictures Group also discovered writer Zack Van Eyck on InkTip. They have hired Zack to rewrite a feature script currently in development at the company and have bought two of his short scripts: 'Exit Survey' and 'The Perfect Woman.' Van Eyck has also been hired to direct the short 'The Perfect Woman.' Van Eyck is a writer, director, and producer of the comedy series 'Emerald City' and the docu-comedy 'Eugene's Worst Team.' He also co-wrote with director Stacy Dymalskil the feature film 'Jupiter Landing.'
May 19, 2006
Serena Santillanes of Industrial Media Arts has bought the rights to the short script 'The Beginning of December' by Doug Cwiak. The script was discovered on InkTip and will begin shooting in July. Industrial Media Arts has also retained Mr. Cwiak to direct the project and has hired Jan Michalik as Director of Photography.
May 19, 2006
Oliver Lessard, a Canadian producer and director with several upcoming films in the works, has recently purchased the screenplay short 'Granddad's Visitors' from Jill Divine, a screenwriter based out of the UK. All negotiations were finalized via Divine's representative and publicist Danie Cortese Entertainment Inc. Filming will commence this summer. This is Jill Divine's first screenplay sale. Danie Cortese Entertainment would like to congratulate their writer. This will be an Oliver Lessard Film.
May 19, 2006
Jeremy Hughes of Elevate Pictures has optioned their second short script through InkTip, Jon Baldasari's 'When Heroes Die.' Elevate Pictures found a great set of stories by L.R. Roarty that they optioned earlier this year, and are being animated in 3D. They have already started production on 'When Heroes Die' and are looking to complete the edit early this summer. This will be Jon Baldasari's first produced project.
May 19, 2006
Scribe Lizanne Southgate has sold her feature script, 'Larkin House' to 21st Century Pictures Group. Adryenn Ashley of 21st Century Pictures Group discovered the script on InkTip. The company specializes in smaller budgeted feature films, including 'Metal' and 'Making Metamorphosis.'
May 19, 2006
Adryenn Ashley of 21st Century Pictures Group also discovered writer Zack Van Eyck on InkTip. They have hired Zack to rewrite a feature script currently in development at the company and have bought two of his short scripts: 'Exit Survey' and 'The Perfect Woman.' Van Eyck has also been hired to direct the short 'The Perfect Woman.' Van Eyck is a writer, director, and producer of the comedy series 'Emerald City' and the docu-comedy 'Eugene's Worst Team.' He also co-wrote with director Stacy Dymalskil the feature film 'Jupiter Landing.'
May 19, 2006
Serena Santillanes of Industrial Media Arts has bought the rights to the short script 'The Beginning of December' by Doug Cwiak. The script was discovered on InkTip and will begin shooting in July. Industrial Media Arts has also retained Mr. Cwiak to direct the project and has hired Jan Michalik as Director of Photography.
May 19, 2006
Oliver Lessard, a Canadian producer and director with several upcoming films in the works, has recently purchased the screenplay short 'Granddad's Visitors' from Jill Divine, a screenwriter based out of the UK. All negotiations were finalized via Divine's representative and publicist Danie Cortese Entertainment Inc. Filming will commence this summer. This is Jill Divine's first screenplay sale. Danie Cortese Entertainment would like to congratulate their writer. This will be an Oliver Lessard Film.
May 12, 2006
Kopelson Entertainment has asked Robert Frisbee to write a spec script for them. Ryan Engle of Kopelson was looking through the InkTip site and found Frisbee, who placed his script as part of his award package for the International Screenwriting Awards. Kopelson Entertainment's credits include 'Se7en,' 'The Fugitive,' 'Platoon,' and 'Don't Say a Word.' Adam Kolbrenner of Kustom Entertainment represents Frisbee.
May 12, 2006
Scripter Kraig X. Wenman was hired through our network by Michael Jacobs of Alberta Filmworks to pen a script titled 'Outrage.' Wenman's script 'Intermedio' (formerly 'Dead and Dying') was released last year and his previous work with Jacobs has aired on Lifetime this year.
May 12, 2006
Scribe Ron Aberdeen has optioned his script 'The Box' to Simon Foster of Covent Garden Films. Foster discovered Aberdeen through our newsletter after InkTip mentioned Aberdeen's commission with Rapid Heart Pictures last summer.
May 12, 2006
Mario Domina, Executive Producer of ThunderBall Films, LLC, represented by Anita Haeggstrom at Contemporary Talent Partners, found 'The House of Baskervilles' by Rodger Garrick-Steele on InkTip and optioned it to develop as a reality TV series and/or documentary feature.
May 12, 2006
Kopelson Entertainment has asked Robert Frisbee to write a spec script for them. Ryan Engle of Kopelson was looking through the InkTip site and found Frisbee, who placed his script as part of his award package for the International Screenwriting Awards. Kopelson Entertainment's credits include 'Se7en,' 'The Fugitive,' 'Platoon,' and 'Don't Say a Word.' Adam Kolbrenner of Kustom Entertainment represents Frisbee.
May 12, 2006
Scripter Kraig X. Wenman was hired through our network by Michael Jacobs of Alberta Filmworks to pen a script titled 'Outrage.' Wenman's script 'Intermedio' (formerly 'Dead and Dying') was released last year and his previous work with Jacobs has aired on Lifetime this year
May 12, 2006
Scribe Ron Aberdeen has optioned his script 'The Box' to Simon Foster of Covent Garden Films. Foster discovered Aberdeen through our newsletter after InkTip mentioned Aberdeen's commission with Rapid Heart Pictures last summer.
May 12, 2006
Mario Domina, Executive Producer of ThunderBall Films, LLC, represented by Anita Haeggstrom at Contemporary Talent Partners, found 'The House of Baskervilles' by Rodger Garrick-Steele on InkTip and optioned it to develop as a reality TV series and/or documentary feature.
May 5, 2006
After searching InkTip for new material, David Geertz of Binoir Films optioned the script 'Madalyn' from scribe Barbara Kymlicka. This is not the first time Geertz has found writers through our site. He is currently working on another script optioned from an InkTip writer that is scheduled to go into preproduction in the near future. Kymlicka is a produced writer whose credits include 'Holler Creek Canyon' and 'Killer Bash' (both scripts discovered through our network).
May 5, 2006
Mad Circus Films has optioned the script 'Belle Gunness' from scribe Michael Bernacchi with Jon Goulding and Suzanne Colvin-Goulding producing and Stacey McKay co-producing. Mad Circus Films produced the award winning Sci-Fi / Horror feature film 'Cube Zero'; distributed by Lion Gate. Mad Circus found the script on InkTip.
May 5, 2006
Project announced in Variety! InkTip is pleased to announce that scribe Ian Holt, who obtained representation with AEI Entertainment when Senior Vice President of Development Michael Kuciak found him through InkTip's newsletter, has been mentioned in Variety! Ian's script, 'The Un-Dead' will be produced by Ken Atchity at AEI and Jan de Bont's Blue Tulip Prods with Chi-Li Wong. 'The Un-Dead' is a sequel to Bram Stoker's 'Dracula,' the first sequel authorized by the Stoker estate.
May 5, 2006
Konk has optioned the feature script 'Life as a Bloodbag' from scribe Francis Reavey after discovering it on InkTip. In 2004 Reavey had one of his scripts, 'Be Better Bob,' finish first in The Hook screenplay contest. Geoff Barbanell, who heads up the development department, discovered the script for Konk, fronted by principals Chris Koch (Snow Day, A Guy Thing, Malcolm in the Middle, Scrubs, My Name is Earl) and David Kerwin (Snow Day, A Guy Thing).
May 5, 2006
After searching InkTip for new material, David Geertz of Binoir Films optioned the script 'Madalyn' from scribe Barbara Kymlicka. This is not the first time Geertz has found writers through our site. He is currently working on another script optioned from an InkTip writer that is scheduled to go into preproduction in the near future. Kymlicka is a produced writer whose credits include 'Holler Creek Canyon' and 'Killer Bash' (both scripts discovered through our network).
May 5, 2006
Mad Circus Films has optioned the script 'Belle Gunness' from scribe Michael Bernacchi with Jon Goulding and Suzanne Colvin-Goulding producing and Stacey McKay co-producing. Mad Circus Films produced the award winning Sci-Fi / Horror feature film 'Cube Zero'; distributed by Lion Gate. Mad Circus found the script on InkTip.
May 5, 2006
Project announced in Variety! InkTip is pleased to announce that scribe Ian Holt, who obtained representation with AEI Entertainment when Senior Vice President of Development Michael Kuciak found him through InkTip's newsletter, has been mentioned in Variety! Ian's script, 'The Un-Dead' will be produced by Ken Atchity at AEI and Jan de Bont's Blue Tulip Prods with Chi-Li Wong. 'The Un-Dead' is a sequel to Bram Stoker's 'Dracula,' the first sequel authorized by the Stoker estate.
May 5, 2006
Konk has optioned the feature script 'Life as a Bloodbag' from scribe Francis Reavey after discovering it on InkTip. In 2004 Reavey had one of his scripts, 'Be Better Bob,' finish first in The Hook screenplay contest. Geoff Barbanell, who heads up the development department, discovered the script for Konk, fronted by principals Chris Koch (Snow Day, A Guy Thing, Malcolm in the Middle, Scrubs, My Name is Earl) and David Kerwin (Snow Day, A Guy Thing).
Apr 28, 2006
Brian Mosoff of APB Pictures found the script 'Head First Face Down' by Glenn Forbes through our newsletter. APB Pictures has optioned the script. This is the first feature option for Forbes, who is attached to direct. Forbes has directed several shorts, but this will be his feature directorial debut. Mosoff is the producer of the feature film 'Snapped', distributed through Thinkfilm.
Apr 28, 2006
Joe Eckardt of The Film Emporium: A Motion Picture Company has optioned 'I Ride Alone' by scribe Kyrle W. Rosales. The Film Emporium: A Motion Picture Company has recently just finished postproduction on the feature comedy 'Nice Guys' and will be going into production on 3 features by the end of 2006, one of which will be 'I Ride Alone.'
Apr 28, 2006
Kathy Muraviov of The Muraviov Company discovered scribe Jane Arrowsmith Edwards on InkTip and is now representing Edwards. The Muraviov Company is a management company for screenwriters and represents a number of InkTip scribes.
Apr 28, 2006
Simon Zaurrini of Zor Films in Montreal has purchased the short screenplay 'Those Pearly Gates' from Steve Calderwood through his representative and publicist Danie Cortese Entertainment Inc. Zor Films is set to produce and direct this project. Filming will commence in June. This is Steve Calderwood's first sale thru InkTip.com. As well, Steve has had two options and gained representation through InkTip. The deal/options were negotiated by Calderwood's agent/publicist Danie Cortese, who would like to congratulate their writer Steve Calderwood, InkTip for their continuous support and Simon Zaurrini of Zor Films for the success of this project.
Apr 28, 2006
Brian Mosoff of APB Pictures found the script 'Head First Face Down' by Glenn Forbes through our newsletter. APB Pictures has optioned the script. This is the first feature option for Forbes, who is attached to direct. Forbes has directed several shorts, but this will be his feature directorial debut. Mosoff is the producer of the feature film 'Snapped', distributed through Thinkfilm.
Apr 28, 2006
Joe Eckardt of The Film Emporium: A Motion Picture Company has optioned 'I Ride Alone' by scribe Kyrle W. Rosales. The Film Emporium: A Motion Picture Company has recently just finished postproduction on the feature comedy 'Nice Guys' and will be going into production on 3 features by the end of 2006, one of which will be 'I Ride Alone.'
Apr 28, 2006
Kathy Muraviov of The Muraviov Company discovered scribe Jane Arrowsmith Edwards on InkTip and is now representing Edwards. The Muraviov Company is a management company for screenwriters and represents a number of InkTip scribes.
Apr 28, 2006
Simon Zaurrini of Zor Films in Montreal has purchased the short screenplay 'Those Pearly Gates' from Steve Calderwood through his representative and publicist Danie Cortese Entertainment Inc. Zor Films is set to produce and direct this project. Filming will commence in June. This is Steve Calderwood's first sale thru InkTip.com. As well, Steve has had two options and gained representation through InkTip. The deal/options were negotiated by Calderwood's agent/publicist Danie Cortese, who would like to congratulate their writer Steve Calderwood, InkTip for their continuous support and Simon Zaurrini of Zor Films for the success of this project.
Apr 21, 2006
24k Black Films, LLC has purchased the feature script 'Maggie's Gumball' by MN Norton and DW Soule. The script was discovered by Torrance Colvin, head of 24k Black Films, on InkTip. The film is currently in pre-production in Washington, DC, with filming slated to commence during the last week in April. 24k Black Films, a feature film production company near Washington, DC, focuses not only on their own productions, but they are continually in search of quality material from other sources.
Apr 21, 2006
Epic Level Entertainment has optioned the script 'Who Wants to Be a Supervillain?!' by scribe Robb Lanum. The script was discovered on InkTip by Cindi Rice of Epic Level. Epic Level Entertainment is an innovative entertainment company with development and production expertise in film, television, and games. They have forged strong alliances with many toy manufacturers, game developers, and print publishers, with an eye toward helping them bring their intellectual properties to life in entertainment. This is the first feature option for Lanum, who has worked in the industry as a freelance television writer.
Apr 21, 2006
Martin Troy Shinew of Brainchild Films searched InkTip, found, and has bought the rights to the short script 'The Cleaner' by Jon Bonnell.
Apr 21, 2006
24k Black Films, LLC has purchased the feature script 'Maggie's Gumball' by MN Norton and DW Soule. The script was discovered by Torrance Colvin, head of 24k Black Films, on InkTip. The film is currently in pre-production in Washington, DC, with filming slated to commence during the last week in April. 24k Black Films, a feature film production company near Washington, DC, focuses not only on their own productions, but they are continually in search of quality material from other sources.
Apr 21, 2006
Epic Level Entertainment has optioned the script 'Who Wants to Be a Supervillain?!' by scribe Robb Lanum. The script was discovered on InkTip by Cindi Rice of Epic Level. Epic Level Entertainment is an innovative entertainment company with development and production expertise in film, television, and games. They have forged strong alliances with many toy manufacturers, game developers, and print publishers, with an eye toward helping them bring their intellectual properties to life in entertainment. This is the first feature option for Lanum, who has worked in the industry as a freelance television writer.
Apr 21, 2006
Martin Troy Shinew of Brainchild Films searched InkTip, found, and has bought the rights to the short script 'The Cleaner' by Jon Bonnell.
Apr 14, 2006
Justin Workman of BluNile Films found Skot Leach's script, 'Apocalypse,' on InkTip and has optioned it. This is Leach's first option. BluNile is currently in postproduction on the feature 'Pray For Morning.' You can find out more about the film at www.prayformorningmovie.com
Apr 14, 2006
Scribe Bob Berger has been hired by Paul Lane of Paul Lane Entertainment to pen a crime/comedy feature script. Lane found Berger after he submitted to the company's lead in our newsletter. This is the first feature-writing job for Berger, who is an accomplished writer. Berger has written the Dr. Risk Mystery series (2 novels) published by Bantam Doubleday Dell, a non-fiction book 'Beating Murphy's Law,' and has written a number of articles for the New York Times and national magazines.
Apr 14, 2006
Martin Troy Shinew of Brainchild Films has bought the rights to the short script 'Who Started It' by Douglas Strait that was discovered on InkTip.
Apr 14, 2006
Justin Workman of BluNile Films found Skot Leach's script, 'Apocalypse,' on InkTip and has optioned it. This is Leach's first option. BluNile is currently in postproduction on the feature 'Pray For Morning.' You can find out more about the film at www.prayformorningmovie.com
Apr 14, 2006
Scribe Bob Berger has been hired by Paul Lane of Paul Lane Entertainment to pen a crime/comedy feature script. Lane found Berger after he submitted to the company's lead in our newsletter. This is the first feature-writing job for Berger, who is an accomplished writer. Berger has written the Dr. Risk Mystery series (2 novels) published by Bantam Doubleday Dell, a non-fiction book 'Beating Murphy's Law,' and has written a number of articles for the New York Times and national magazines.
Apr 14, 2006
Martin Troy Shinew of Brainchild Films has bought the rights to the short script 'Who Started It' by Douglas Strait that was discovered on InkTip.
Apr 7, 2006
Treasure Entertainment optioned 'Move The Crowd,' a hip-hop version of 'Wall Street,' in 2003, from Kirk Gibbs after finding him on InkTip. The project is now set up with Omar McGee ('Flintown Kids') directing, and they have just attached rap stars Talib Kweli and DMX to the project. William Morris is representing the project and production is scheduled to start this summer. Treasure Entertainment's film 'Harsh Times,' starring Christian Bale, Eva Longoria, JK Simmons, Terry Crews and Freddy Rodriguez is scheduled for release by Bauer Martinez and MGM this June; their NBA documentary 'Flintown Kids,' featuring hoop stars LeBron James, Jason Richardson, Mateen Cleaves, Chucky Atkins and Morris Peterson, will be released on DVD this year by Image Entertainment; and their horror/Western 'High Midnight,' to be helmed by 'Pet Sematary' director Mary Lambert, will begin shooting in New Mexico this fall. In addition to features, Treasure Entertainment produces music videos and commercials, manages writers and directors and serves as a sales agent for feature acquisitions.
Apr 7, 2006
Scott Prestin of American Stonehenge Productions connected with scribe John Pizzo through our network and Pizzo's manager Richard Brennan of OceanBlue Entertainment Inc. Prestin has hired Pizzo to write the thriller/horror script 'Blooddance' based on an original idea by Prestin. Prestin intends to shoot the script January 2007.
Apr 7, 2006
Daryll Harkless of Floodgate Media Inc. has optioned the short script 'I Know Who Shot You' by Greg Durbin. Harkless found the short on InkTip and is scheduled to begin production at the end of this month. This is the first the sale for Durbin who only had his short on the site for a week.
Apr 7, 2006
Treasure Entertainment optioned 'Move The Crowd,' a hip-hop version of 'Wall Street,' in 2003, from Kirk Gibbs after finding him on InkTip. The project is now set up with Omar McGee ('Flintown Kids') directing, and they have just attached rap stars Talib Kweli and DMX to the project. William Morris is representing the project and production is scheduled to start this summer. Treasure Entertainment's film 'Harsh Times,' starring Christian Bale, Eva Longoria, JK Simmons, Terry Crews and Freddy Rodriguez is scheduled for release by Bauer Martinez and MGM this June; their NBA documentary 'Flintown Kids,' featuring hoop stars LeBron James, Jason Richardson, Mateen Cleaves, Chucky Atkins and Morris Peterson, will be released on DVD this year by Image Entertainment; and their horror/Western 'High Midnight,' to be helmed by 'Pet Sematary' director Mary Lambert, will begin shooting in New Mexico this fall. In addition to features, Treasure Entertainment produces music videos and commercials, manages writers and directors and serves as a sales agent for feature acquisitions.
Apr 7, 2006
Scott Prestin of American Stonehenge Productions connected with scribe John Pizzo through our network and Pizzo's manager Richard Brennan of OceanBlue Entertainment Inc. Prestin has hired Pizzo to write the thriller/horror script 'Blooddance' based on an original idea by Prestin. Prestin intends to shoot the script January 2007.
Apr 7, 2006
Daryll Harkless of Floodgate Media Inc. has optioned the short script 'I Know Who Shot You' by Greg Durbin. Harkless found the short on InkTip and is scheduled to begin production at the end of this month. This is the first the sale for Durbin who only had his short on the site for a week.
Mar 31, 2006
Scribe John Pizzo's script 'Outside the Line', a psychological thriller, is in pre-production and will be directed by Scott Prestin of American Stonehenge Films. Prestin found Pizzo through our network and Pizzo's manager Richard Brennan of OceanBlue Entertainment Inc. Prestin has already produced Pizzo's feature script '8 of Diamonds', which he found through InkTip.
Mar 31, 2006
Australian production company All At Once has optioned Mischa Ayoub's 'My Friend Gabe' through InkTip's newsletter. All At Once is spearheaded by Melissa Beauford and Kieran Galvin and based in Sydney and Melbourne. Recent projects include Galvin's feature film 'Puppy' which will open in Australian and New Zealand cinemas on 29 June, and 'Feed' which was helmed by U.S. cult director Brett Leonard ('Lawnmower Man', 'Virtuosity', 'Man-Thing'). 'Feed' will be released in the U.S. by TLA Releasing. This is not the first option for Ayoub, who has had work optioned from InkTip in the past.
Mar 31, 2006
Jay So, a producer representing Film Aesthetics.LLC in Los Angeles, has optioned the hilarious college sex comedy, 'The Road to Intercourse', written by Larry Postel. Under another shingle, AMG-Media, he has previously optioned a modern day Frankenstein horror/thriller 'Skeleton Wreck' and a bone-chilling horror/mystery 'Flicker,' both written by Keith Robinson. All three scripts were found via InkTip's site. 'Flicker' is currently nearing pre-production stage with Rob Schmidt ('Wrong Turn') to direct in 2006. Jay is open to co-production/co-financing opportunities with other producers. Postel currently has another script, 'Creepy Movie', in preproduction, scheduled for an early summer shoot.
Mar 31, 2006
Award winning film & TV producer Sasha King, founder of Princess Pictures, has just completed shooting the NIFTC-funded short film 'The Hotel Trade' by InkTip scribe Benedict R. Fancy in Co Down, Northern Ireland. King also produced the controversial TV documentary on celebrity chef Conrad Gallagher that obtained record TV ratings when broadcast. One of her short films, 'Nostradamus and Me', funded by New Line Cinema, won the Galway Film Festival 2004. Princess also produces music projects including the soundtracks for international release of TV series 'Bachelors Walk' and 'Pure Mule' and manages the NYC / Dublin rock band Communal. Martin Brennan directed 'The Hotel Trade.' He comes from an assistant directing background, and previously directed the NIFTC/Lottery funded short film 'Soldier'. He is currently working on the script for his first feature film 'The Fairy Tree' with co-writer Michael B. Jackson. Benedict R. Fancy was the 5th finalist in the 2003 American Gem Short Script Competition.
Mar 24, 2006
Jacqui Adler of Cobblestone Films is collaborating with InkTip scribe Emily Randolph on an original script they are developing internally. Adler read one of Randolph's scripts on InkTip, enjoyed her writing, and contacted her. Cobblestone Films is a production company based out of Los Angeles.
Mar 24, 2006
Simon Foster of Covent Garden Films commissioned Ron Aberdeen to write a screenplay for him after he read Aberdeen's screenplay 'Missing Presumed Dead' through InkTip. Covent Garden Films produced the film 'Inside Outside Lydia's Head,' directed by Dominick Reyntiens. This is the second commission Aberdeen has received due to InkTip.
Mar 24, 2006
Scribe Conrad Luzar's short script, 'PC,' was discovered on InkTip by director Ada Davis and has been optioned. Davis plans to begin production on the short in a few months.
Mar 17, 2006
Little Studio Films has signed director Marco Della Fonte, whom they found through InkTip. They optioned his script 'International Departures' and have been working on developing it. The film, budgeted at $8 million US, is in the vein of 'Crash,' five stories taking place in five airports with the overall theme that explores the meaning of having an identity. They are going into production in July. Casting is currently underway, and they are in ongoing negotiations with A-list talent. In Tandem Films, a leading, UK-based worldwide distributor, will also be executive producing. Its founder, Gary Smith, ran Winchester Film for many years. The film will be produced by Little Studio Films' theatrical production company, Tornado Pictures. Producers are Alexia Melocchi and Alexandra Yacovlef. Marco Della Fonte is directing the film.
Mar 17, 2006
Morgan Bushe, head of development of Fastnet Films, has optioned the feature script 'Multiplex' by Jeremy Noonan, which he found through our network. Based out of Dublin, Ireland, Fastnet Films has produced and co-produced feature films, television drama series and documentaries including the feature 'Halo Effect' and the winner of the Audience Award and Gael Linn Award at the Cork Film Festival, 'An Teanga Runda.'
Mar 17, 2006
Fiona Mackenzie discovered scribe Rosa Turner Knapp through our network. After reviewing Turner Knapp's writing on her script 'Navidad,' Cosa Bella Films has optioned her unpublished manuscript, 'Getting Lucky.' Cosa Bella Films is a NY and LA based production company and do not accept unsolicited scripts or manuscripts. Mackenzie is a writer, director and producer. Her producing partner at Cosa Bella Films is Chris Panizzon.
Mar 17, 2006
Gregg Watt, an independent filmmaker based in Cape Town, has optioned the short script 'Cross The Line' by Daniel Hughes, which he found on InkTip. Watt is busy pulling the producing and creative elements together for a scheduled shoot in June. Watt's previous short, 'The Dashing Diner,' screened at Cannes Film Market in 2005.
Mar 10, 2006
Lindsay Moffat discovered the thriller script 'Tit for Tat' by scribe Brian Young on InkTip. HDL Film Service Ltd. of Vancouver has optioned the script and has signed on Jerry Ciccoritti to direct. Lindsay Moffat and Randy Cheveldave will be producing. The deal was negotiated by Young's agent Ben Silverman at the Characters.
Mar 10, 2006
Alison Reddihough of Amulet Films has optioned the feature script 'Llangfihangel' by InkTip writer Gareth Williams. Reddihough found the script on InkTip. Amulet Films are based in Sussex in the UK and have produced and directed two 35mm short films, 'Ghosthunter' and 'Moth.' 'Ghosthunter' was short listed for the Short Live Action Academy Award and was the subject of the book and DVD 'How to Make Great Short Feature Films, The Making of 'Ghosthunter.' Amulet Films' latest short 'Moth' is represented by the British Council and is playing at film festivals around the world. They have also been developing two feature film projects with funding from the Film Council via two of its regional agencies, Screen East and Screen South. For further details please see their website www.amuletfilms.com This is the first option for Williams.
Mar 10, 2006
George Baker of Tales by Firelight Productions found the short script 'Johnny and Mr. Helado' by Aaron Dent on InkTip. Baker has optioned the script.
Mar 10, 2006
Morgan Bushe, head of development of Fastnet Films, has optioned the short script 'The Cleaner' by Jon Bonnell which was posted on InkTip.com. This is Jon Bonnell's first option.
Mar 10, 2006
The short film 'Boy Next Door,' directed by Travis Davis of Travis Davis Productions and written by Stephen Garvey, completed production and is making the rounds on the festival circuit. It has garnered buzz from sources like 'The Hollywood Reporter,' 'Aspen Daily News,' 'Austin Chronicle,' 'OC Weekly,' and 'Dallas Morning News.' The short was executive produced by Cale Boyter (who was an executive producer on such films as 'Elf,' 'Wedding Crashers,' and 'A History of Violence') and was produced by Davis who also starred in the film next to 'Night Court's' Richard 'Bull' Moll. 'Boy Next Door' was discovered on InkTip.
Mar 3, 2006
Exclusive Pictures has optioned the comedy script 'Elementary Pimp' by scribe Carmine Caracciola, which Max Gottlieb discovered on InkTip. Gottlieb is the director/producer/writer for the film 'Raising the Heights' and has an extensive background in the film industry. This is the first option for Caracciola.
Mar 3, 2006
Juan Frausto of Orta-Mex Films and Vendetta Pictures found the script 'Private Dicks' on InkTip and has optioned the script from writer Tony Pindrock. Frausto is the director and producer of the films 'Drive By' and 'Migra, La' as well as other projects. This is the first option for Pindrock.
Mar 3, 2006
Chris Cudlipp of Sandcastle Films has finished production on the short script 'Hold Please' (formerly titled 'A Cure for Suicide') by Stacy Dymalski through InkTip. 'Hold Please' recently has been invited to screen in competition at the Berlin International Film Festival.
Mar 3, 2006
Produced short wins best thriller! The short film 'Intelligence', whose script was found through InkTip, won another award last weekend at the Beverly Hills Short Festival for best thriller. The short was produced and directed by award winning commercial director Allen Martinez and written by Timothy Kernc, winner of the 2005 Feeding Frenzy screenwriting competition. You can check out the film at the Silver Lake Film Festival. For more detail: http://www.silverlakefilmfestival.org
Feb 24, 2006
Grammy Award winning manager Tim Grace of GAG Order Films discovered 'The Church Girl', a hilarious comedy by Cortez Davis, through our network. It will begin production in 2006. Davis is also the scribe of another comedy project being negotiated by GAG Order Films,- 'Boyz in Da Woods'. This is the first option for Davis.
Feb 24, 2006
Claire Bee of Lucky Cow Films found scribes Dustin Leimgruber and Nik Wiess through our network, and Lucky Cow Films has optioned their script 'Icon'. Lucky Cow is a UK based feature film development and production company. This is the first option for writing team Leimgruber and Wiess.
Feb 24, 2006
Brian Young's short script, 'Snow Girls', which was picked up by Mudlark Films a few months ago, is now produced. Young was found on InkTip by producer Jessica Lott, and Ben Silverman of The Characters was representing Young on this deal. Mudlark Films is also working on a feature project with Young represented.
Feb 17, 2006
Gary Kurtz and Chris Godfrey of White Knuckle Films have optioned the rights to the screenplay 'Nevermore', a horror/thriller from Justin Brewer and Ross Tedford Kendall through our network. White Knuckle Films has two 20 million dollar thriller projects scheduled for production this year and is expecting 'Nevermore' to commence production in early 2007.
Feb 17, 2006
Scribe Jonathan Stokes was discovered through our network by Anthony Vasto of Instrumental Lit., who is now representing him. Instrumental Lit is a new management company founded by Vasto, former development exec at WeedRoad Picture (Akiva Goldsman) based at Warner Brothers.
Feb 17, 2006
Scribe Evan Jacobs was hired through our network by Anita Udeep of Pentamedia to write 'Tarzan and the Aliens.' Pentamedia, based out of India, focuses primarily on animated features. Their latest film, 'Gullivar's Travels,' (produced by Riyaz Babu; directed by Anita Udeep) has received much critical acclaim. Jacobs is established in the industry previously having been hired to write 'Black Friday' that came out through Universal Home Video.
Feb 17, 2006
John Poague with Capital Film Studios LLC, after reviewing his work on InkTip, has hired scribe Brian Young to collaborate and write a feature screenplay. Poague has produced two scripts that he found through InkTip: 'The Wickeds' and 'Holler Creek Canyon.' Young is a produced writer for both features and shorts. Young is represented by Ben Silverman of The Characters.
Feb 10, 2006
Daniel Zirilli of Popart Film Factory found scribe D. Glase Lomond on InkTip a few years ago. The two have collaborated on scripts for produced films like 'Crossbones' (distributed by Lion's Gate) and 'Aces.' Zirilli has now hired Lomond again to write two more scripts, one currently titled 'Curse of Alcatraz.'
Feb 10, 2006
Through our network, scribe Richard Scott was hired by Anita Udeep of Pentamedia to write an animated film script for the company. Pentamedia, based out of India, focuses primarily on animated features. Their latest film, 'Gullivar's Travels' (produced by Riyaz Babu; directed by Anita Udeep), has received much critical acclaim.
Feb 10, 2006
Barry Perelman of Barry Perelman Enterprises discovered scribe Timothy Kernc on InkTip and is now representing him. Perelman used to work for ICM and has been a literary agent for many years. Kernc's scripts have placed in numerous contests, and a short film based on his award-winning script, 'Intelligence,' has been produced by Allen Martinez. It is screening on the festival circuit presently.
Feb 3, 2006
Tony Bracy (W/P/D) of Brace Yourself! Films of Zion has acquired another script from the InkTip well of writers, this time selecting 'Cooking4Luv' by scribe Dawn Winkler. Although Brace Yourself! Films of Zion are still in post on their current movie, 'Affected: The AIDS Project,' they selected 'Cooking4Luv' because it is a wonderful slice of life movie for African Americans and already have attached major stars to the film in only two weeks. With the feature projects Tony has written and the 2 purchased off InkTip (including 'No Greater Love') in the past 4 months Brace Yourself! Films has rounded out their production schedule for the next 3 years. This is the first option for Winkler, who is also a playwright and working on her MFA.
Feb 3, 2006
Just Singer Entertainment found Dave Shailer's script 'Victim Complex' on InkTip and have optioned the script. This is the first option for Shailer who has had his comedy material published in the UK and has performed on BBC Radio 4. Just Singer Entertainment has produced numerous TV shows and films like 'Go Figure,' 'Halloweentown,' and 'Right On Track.'
Feb 3, 2006
David Silverman of Wit's End Productions discovered scribe Ziad Semaan on InkTip and has entered into collaboration with him on the script 'Laplace's Demon.' Semaan is based in London, England and has worked with other production companies on scripts like New Line Cinema. Silverman has produced a number of TV shows including 'Dilbert' and 'Girlfriends' as well as written for such projects like 'The Wild Thornberrys Movie' and TV show.
Jan 27, 2006
Wolfgang U. Wagenknecht of Wolfpack Pictures has optioned 'The Redeemer' by Mark Steensland through our network. Steensland has written, directed, and produced two features of his own prior to this option: 'The Last Way Out' and 'The Gospel According to Philip K. Dick'. Both are in distribution and have played in the festival circuit. Wagenknetch directed, produced, and co-wrote the film 'White Air' starring Riley Smith, Dominique Swain, Paul Logan, and Tom Sizemore.
Jan 27, 2006
Scribe Richard Lasser is writing a script based on a story idea about landmines by Kieth Merrill and Douglas Memmot. Merrill of Kieth Merrill Productions found Lasser through our network. Lasser is working with demining experts at the US State Department and various NGO's who have done demining to give the script the proper verisimilitude. Lasser has done quite a bit of collaborating in the past and has been hired by numerous production companies. Merrill's credits include two Academy Award nominations, one Oscar and a myriad of film and TV productions including The Testaments, Legacy, Grand Canyon IMAX, and Treasure of the Gods.
Jan 27, 2006
Ian Noakes of MovieJigsaw.com discovered scribe Alanna Fox Starks through our network and has hired her and her writing partner Rich Levine to write a comedy feature script. The working title is 'Revenge of the Cable Guys!' and Paul Shannon was the concept creator for the script. Levine is a produced writer. His script 'Happy Hour,' which stars Anthony LaPaglia and Eric Stoltz, will be out on DVD in early 2006. Starks' script 'Spirits of Nature' placed in the top 10% of the 2004 Scriptapalooza. For more information on MovieJigsaw please visit http://www.moviejigsaw.com.
Jan 27, 2006
Produced InkTip Project Airs! Please check out the film 'Treasure Hunters' (formerly titled 'Lil River Rats') on Showtime. The family film, co-written by Cindy Parrish and Dan Hall of VMS, Inc. (who met through InkTip), had its theatrical premiere in 2004 in Indianapolis (where the film was shot). Hall also produced and directed the film. You can watch the film on Jan 31 on Showtime at 7AM and on Showtime Family Feb 3 at 9:45AM and 4:35 AM, Feb 8 at 6:10 AM, and Feb 11 at 12:45 PM.
Jan 20, 2006
Heinrich Dahms of Buzzmedia.Network found Daniel Hughes's script 'Code 10:20' through our network and has optioned it. This is the first feature option for Hughes. Dahms has been a writer, director and producer of film and TV since 1980, including the feature 'My Daughter's Keeper' (aka 'Au Pair').
Jan 20, 2006
Michael Kuciak at AEI is working on a script titled 'The CoolKids' by Ramsey Dean, whom he found on InkTip. Currently, the project has director Shane C. Drake attached. Drake is a cutting edge music video director, and this will be his feature film debut.
Jan 20, 2006
Television writer and novelist Terry Prince found writer Michael A. Matteo through InkTip's network. The two will be collaborating on a screen adaptation of Prince's novel, 'Stanley,' the real life story of a deaf man mistakenly placed in a mental institution years ago. The story tells how Stanley, who was highly intelligent, overcame the challenges of his handicap and institutional life through his charm, wits and adventurous spirit. Recently Matteo's script 'Descansos,' on which he collaborated with J. Michael Kipikash, was produced and stars Gary Busey, Charles Durning, and Cindy Taylor.
Jan 13, 2006
Tony Bracy (W/P/D) of Brace Yourself! Films of Zion, is proud to announce the acquisition of 'No Greater Love' by Michael Stepakoff, who he discovered on InkTip. Brace Yourself! Films, has purchased the script and expects to go into pre-production as soon as it completes post-production on 'Affected: The AIDS Project' which has a February 2006 release date. They were looking for a project which would appeal to the immense 'Kingdom' or GospelFilms market, adhere to their quality standards and motto to edify, educate and entertainment. 'No Greater Love' is just what they wanted. Bracy is also the Director of the Hollywood DV/HD Festival. This is the first sale for Stepakoff.
Jan 13, 2006
Scribe Jeffrey Hawley has optioned his script 'Azrael' to Envision Entertainment LLC. Norm Sanders of Envision Entertainment LLC discovered Hawley's script on InkTip. This is the first option for Hawley. Envision Entertainment, a feature film production company near Portland, Oregon, focuses not only on their own productions but they are continually in search of quality packaged 3rd party projects.
Jan 13, 2006
Jay Pulk of Ion Films has optioned Fred Sahner's short script 'Missing Person' from InkTip.
Jan 13, 2006
Doyle Ray Taylor of Down Right Talented Entertainment Mgmt. is happy to announce that their short film 'Secret Admirer' has been produced. The short was written by Scott Osborn who Taylor found on InkTip. The film has already won the African American Women in Cinema Audience Award in NYC.
Jan 6, 2006
Binoir Films has signed an agreement with Prodigital Film Studios; a public company, to begin packaging and producing its slate of neo noir films. David Geertz of Binoir Films discovered scribe Chris Iovenko through our network. Binoir Films has optioned Iovenko's script 'Blood Money' for this new slate. Iovenko is a produced writer and director in Los Angeles. His film 'Easy Six' (Showtime) stars Julian Sands and Jim Belushi and has just been released on DVD.
Jan 6, 2006
Attica Peece of Earth Angels Literary Mgmt. discovered scribe Debi Tuccio through our network and is now representing Tuccio's script 'Full Nest.' Earth Angels Literary Mgmt. specializes in minority & women writers and directors.
Jan 6, 2006
Through InkTip, Juan Jaramillo of Amazon Pictures searching discovered 10 short scripts that Amazon Pictures has picked up: 'Soak' by C. Adam Gillick and Jenna C. DeLacey-Gillick, 'Going To Chicago' by Rod Kent and Pat Crawford, 'Requiem' by Michael O'Connor, 'Toolbooth Talk' by Barry M. Putt, Jr., 'Second Chance' by David Eskin, 'Waiting for Bobby Bones' by Matthew James Mather, 'The Year of the Horse' by Franci Henny, 'Promises Kept' by Aimee Lamb, 'Worthy' by Robert Quantrill, and 'In the Shadow of 9/11' by Michel Corbeil. Through an exclusive option agreement, the Australian Production Company will package and set up a collective project by 10 different filmmaking teams from around the world as a continuous and coherent scripted feature film, slated for production in 2006.