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Dec 20, 2007
Ted Perkins with CRAZEntertainment and VOY Pictures has optioned Comic Relief, a buddy road trip comedy written specifically for a Chinese audience, from InkTip scribe Doug Simonton. This is Simonton’s fifth option; Perkins, although currently living in LA, works extensively in overseas markets.
Dec 20, 2007
Cecil Green has recently signed as a writer with Attica Peece at Earth Angels Literary Management. Attica specifically is representing his horror scripts. Earth Angels specializes in women and minority writers. This is Green’s first representation opportunity.
Dec 13, 2007
Joey Nasser of Nasser Group North has discovered InkTip scribe David Blanc after reading David's script, 'An Angel's Tale' on InkTip, and has hired the writer to pen a feature. Some of Mr. Nasser's credits include 'The Last Brickmaker in America' (starring Sidney Poitier), 'A Father's Choice' (starring Peter Strauss and Michelle Trachtenberg), and they are currently in post-production on 'Impulse' (starring Angus Macfadyen)! David Blanc has had 4 scripts of his already produced and this will be his first deal through InkTip!
Dec 13, 2007
PHD Productions, a Vancouver-based boutique studio, has purchased ‘Sewn’ from InkTip scribes Mark Garbett and David Andrew Lloyd. Now in preproduction, ‘Sewn’ is scheduled to shoot in February 2008. This will be Garbett’s second produced credit, to follow up on ‘Midnight Movie,’ which was produced by Bigfoot Entertainment.
Dec 13, 2007
Mr. Shannon W. Rawls, producer and president of Cinema Hill Motion Picture Company, has optioned the crime-drama screenplay ‘Impulse’ from InkTip scribe Andy Caille. Rawls' previous credits include ‘Matthew 26:17,’ ‘Family Reunion,’ ‘Smashing Stereotypes,’ and ‘Occupation: Hollywood,’ which can be found at your local DVD retailer, and all of which have had international distribution success. Mr. Rawls is also the founder and producer of the acclaimed International Digital Video & High Definition Film Festival, a festival dedicated to digital projects originating in DV or HD only. Meanwhile, this is not only Caille's first option – it’s the first screenplay he completed!
Dec 13, 2007
Gino Alfonso of Itchy Productions has optioned the short script ‘Harmony’ by scribe Rie Natalenko. Alfonso is currently in post-production on two features, ‘#1 Priority' (a zombie horror film) and ‘A Vintage Romance’ (a gay coming-out, coming-of-age film). Natalenko has a Doctor of Creative Arts in screenwriting, and her scripts have won the IF award for ‘best unproduced screenplay in Australia’ for Heloise and was a 2005 Nicholl semi-finalist among other accolades.
Dec 13, 2007
Aaron Weisblatt’s short script ‘Campfire Break-up’ recently completed production in Los Angeles. The script was found on InkTip by Linda Andersson of Showbiz Shorts. Weisblatt directed the film that showcases the up and coming star Bryan McGowan. Andersson stated that Aaron “is a great writer/director. We plan to use him again for future projects.”
Dec 6, 2007
Michael Grais of Michael Grais Productions optioned ‘Visions’ by InkTip scribe Danny Howell – just before the strike got underway! Grais’s previous credits include ‘Great Balls of Fire,’ Stephen King’s ‘Sleepwalkers,’ ‘Marked for Death,’ ‘Poltergeist,’ and ‘Poltergeist 2.’ This is Howell’s first option.
Dec 6, 2007
Sean Thomas and Tandees Tanavoli of ChefThomas-Filmatica have optioned 'Crush on You' by writer Maria Lusby. Sean Thomas's recent credits include 'Fall Down Dead' with Dominique Swain and David Carradine. Tandees Tanavoli is a veteran TV and film producer and promoter who created and produced ‘Impromptu,’ which garnered three Leo Award nominations. Brit helmer Robert Young, who is known for 'Splitting Heirs' (with Eric Idle, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Rick Moranis), is on board to direct. Young also just recently wrapped shooting on 'Wild Blue Yonder' with Lauren Bacall and Brian Cox. This is Maria Lusby's first option – in fact, this is the first script Maria Lusby has ever written!
Nov 29, 2007
David Sterling of Sterling Entertainment has discovered and hired InkTip scribe Carlos Perez for a writer-for-hire opportunity after having read his script, ‘Don't Go in the Basement’ on InkTip. David has a number of credits to his name, including two features where the writer was found on InkTip, one of which, Pirates of Ghost Island, (written by Kristin J. Johnson and Pauline Thomas) is being distributed by Lions Gate Entertainment. After having produced 7 films, Pirates of Ghost Island was Mitch Toles’s directorial debut.
Nov 29, 2007
Ryan Vernon, formerly with Avatar Entertainment, hit upon writer Mark Davidson’s script, Blue Blood, on InkTip.com, leading Avatar Entertainment to hire Mr. Davidson to write the screenplay The Lost Tribe. Principal photography began this month and the film is scheduled for a Summer 2008 release. Roel Reiné is directing the film (more information about the director and producers can be found on IMDB.com).
Nov 29, 2007
After optioning and producing Richard Dane Scott’s screenplay, Cathy in Space (found on InkTip!), Anita Udeep of Pentamedia has hired Scott to do rewrites on one of her own scripts. Scott, who is repped by InkTipper Jeff Belkin of Foremost Films, has had a number of short films produced by InkTip members, as well as a couple of feature options and hires. Pentamedia specializes in family-oriented animation features. Their previous credits include an animated version of Gulliver’s Travels and now Cathy in Space.
Nov 29, 2007
Dutch scribe Y.J. Boertje has optioned the short script Figment to Roughneck Pictures and director Jay Lee to be made for the 7 Deadly Films Festival (www.deadlyevent.com). The film has completed production and stars two local favorite actors, Kimber Leigh and Aaron Burckle, in the key roles. "InkTip.com played an important role in this production as I needed to come up with a script in a fairly short period of time," said Jay Lee. "It's a site I come to regularly when I'm ready to make my next film as it offers a wide variety of storylines and genres to choose from. With so many talented writers offering up their ideas, it's really a director’s dream when selecting projects to produce."
Nov 29, 2007
Monalisa Dasgupta has optioned and produced the short script When Summer Comes from scribe Rita Wheeler, and is in the process of editing the film. Dasgupta is originally from India and will be making crossover movies in the USA and India in near future. Her first short Homecoming was greatly appreciated on the festival circuit. Wheeler has had success with her screenwriting and was recently commissioned to write a feature film for Ather Chaudhary of South East Productions.
Nov 20, 2007
Ira Posnansky of Eclectic Filmworks has hired Carmine Caracciola to pen the screenplay The Color of Love. Ira is currently in preproduction on All of Me, with Queen Latifah attached to star and Adam Shankman (whose credits include Hairspray with John Travolta, The Pacifier with Vin Diesel, and Premonition with Sandra Bullock) attached to direct, and which New Line will distribute. Caracciola is also in preproduction on another script, Elementary Pimp, to which he’s secured the attachment of Eddie Griffin.
Nov 20, 2007
Tony Forti at Cinemedia has recently hired Robert Adamo as a writer-for-hire to adapt some original concepts into a screenplay. Tony has done numerous music videos and Broadway plays such as Knockout with Danny Aiello (directed by Frank Corsaro) as well as Richard Pryor Live in Concert. “Robert Adamo is just a great, great writer!” exclaimed Tony. The two are set to get this screenplay written and produced, and hopefully go into production on 2 more of Robert’s scripts. Robert is an experienced writer and currently has 10 high concept feature scripts ready to go. Mr. Adamo is also currently finishing up his first novel, which he will also adapt into a screenplay.
Nov 20, 2007
John Murlowski with Dog Productions has optioned AND completed production on Marlowe, which was written by InkTip scribe Steve Peterson. Murlowski's previous credits include Black Cadillac. Steve Peterson has now had three options or hires off of InkTip, with this being his first produced feature film. Congratulations to them both!
Nov 20, 2007
Fast Girl, written by InkTip scribe D. Glase Lomond (along with Luke Ricci), has secured distribution though Allumination Filmworks for a nationwide DVD release. MarVista Entertainment is handling television and international distribution on this feature film. If Glase Lomond's name sounds familiar, that's because he had another script option announced just earlier this month. Fast Girl was directed by Daniel Zirilli, who has more than twenty directing and producing credits to his resume, and Lomond has written or co-written four of them. Congratulations to them both! Fast Girl was produced by Matador Films, and in association with Popart Film Factory.
Nov 20, 2007
Sean Thomas and Tandees Tanavoli of ChefThomas-Filmatica have optioned X-Ray from InkTip writers, multi-award winning and produced Susan Touchbourne and co-writer, Tom Ecobelli. They are represented by Max Freedman Management.
Nov 20, 2007
Award-winning director Mark Cutforth of 12th St. Films Inc has purchased the short screenplay Flower Girls from writer Don Riemer. Amanda Cameron of Festival Circuit Services discovered the short on InkTip for Cutforth. This is not the first option Riemer has had for a short found on InkTip.
Nov 20, 2007
Lisa Hagen has optioned her short script When I’m Gone Will Anyone Notice to Angela Latti of Yemalla Pictures. This is the first option for Hagen and the second script Latti has found on InkTip.
Nov 8, 2007
Christian Peschken at Trinity TV Inc., after being an InkTip member for only a few weeks, has already discovered and optioned ‘Toward the Unknown,’ a screenplay written by InkTip screenwriter Mike Burns. With a dozen credits to his name Peschken, is also currently in pre-production on 'Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain' starring Julie Delpy, 'With all my Heart,' and 'Escape from Sudan.' This will be Mike Burns’s 7th option. Mike has also worked on numerous writing assignments and 3 produced projects!
Nov 8, 2007
Ira Posnansky of Eclectic Filmworks has hired Lee Martin to write the screenplay ‘Ma Barker’s Boys,’ which is based on the true story of the legendary maternal gang leader and her sons. Ira is currently in preproduction on 'All of Me,' with Queen Latifah attached to star and Adam Shankman (whose credits include ‘Hairspray’ with John Travolta, ‘The Pacifier’ with Vin Diesel, and ‘Premonition’ with Sandra Bullock) attached to direct, and which New Line will distribute. Lee Martin, a published historical and western novelist, has had two other options through InkTip this year alone!
Nov 8, 2007
Eric Pham of Phame Factory has entered into an option agreement with InkTip writer Larry Postel pertaining to Larry’s script, ‘Kid Spaghetti.’ Eric discovered Larry’s screenplay over a year ago when a script of Postel’s, ‘X-Mas Files,’ piqued his interest, but was optioned by another person. The two kept in contact afterwards, which resulted in talks for ‘Kid Spaghetti.’ Eric and Larry have been in the works with the script for over a year and the two have finally sealed the deal. Eric’s credits include visual effects on a number of high budgeted feature films. This will be his first feature as a producer.
Nov 8, 2007
Michelle Purple with Iron Ocean Films has completed production on the short film ‘Hole in the Paper Sky,’ which she found on InkTip. The film, which stars Jessica Biel, Stephen Collins, Garry Marshall, Jeffrey Nordling, and Jason Clarke, will be screening at CAA in November. ‘Hole in the Paper Sky,’ which was written by InkTip scribe Howard Kingkade, was directed by Bill Purple and produced by Michelle Purple and Jessica Biel.
Nov 8, 2007
Tommy and Todd Brunswick of The Skeleton Factory are currently shooting the horror feature ‘Born of Earth’ by Joseph Thompson, found through InkTip! This is Brunswicks’ ninth movie and stars Daniel Baldwin, James Russo and Brad Dourif.
Nov 8, 2007
Rich Poche of Poche Pictures has begun principal photography on the romantic comedy feature ‘Rescuing Rufus,’ by Daniel Hughes, which stars Stuart Brazell (of the reality show ‘Dirty Dancing’), Elizabeth Di Prinzio, Gina DeVettori, Natalie Edwards, Sara Konecky, and Elizabeth Lauren Hoffman (from youtube's popular ‘Blonde Star’). Having directed multiple award-winning shorts, including ‘The Wanderer,’ and the boxing documentary ‘Corazon,’ this will be Poche's feature directorial debut. This is not the first time Hughes has been hired to write a screenplay, but it is the first one to go into production!
Nov 8, 2007
Anita Udeep with Pentamedia has started production on the animated feature ‘Cathy In Space,’ which was written by InkTip scribe Richard Dane Scott. Scott, who is repped by Jeff Belkin of Foremost Films, has had a number of short films produced by InkTip members, as well as a couple of feature options and hires. Pentamedia, which is based out of India, specializes in family-oriented animation features; their previous credits include an animated version of ‘Gulliver’s Travels.’
Nov 6, 2007
Sean Thomas and Tandees Tanavoli of ChefThomas-Filmatica have optioned 'X-Ray' from InkTip writers Susan Touchbourne & Tom Ecobelli. Many of you are already familiar with Ecobelli's work; he and Lora Lee are the writers of ‘Chickadee,’ which their manager, Max Freedman, has been packaging, and which already has an Oscar Award-winning actor and two Emmy Award-winning actors attached. Sean Thomas's recent credits include 'Fall Down Dead' with Dominique Swain and David Carradine. Tandees Tanavoli is a veteran TV and film producer and promoter, who created and produced ‘Impromptu,’ which garnered three Leo Award nominations. Stay tuned for more updates as this project develops!
Nov 1, 2007
Christian Peschken at Trinity TV Inc., after being an InkTip member for only a few weeks, has already discovered and optioned ‘Toward the Unknown,’ a screenplay written by InkTip screenwriter Mike Burns. With a dozen credits to his name Peschken, is also currently in pre-production on 'Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain' starring Julie Delpy, 'With all my Heart,' and 'Escape from Sudan.' This will be Mike Burns’s 7th option. Mike has also worked on numerous writing assignments and 3 produced projects!
Nov 1, 2007
Ira Posnansky of Eclectic Filmworks has hired Lee Martin to write the screenplay ‘Ma Barker’s Boys,’ which is based on the true story of the legendary maternal gang leader and her sons. Ira is currently in preproduction on 'All of Me,' with Queen Latifah attached to star and Adam Shankman (whose credits include ‘Hairspray’ with John Travolta, ‘The Pacifier’ with Vin Diesel, and ‘Premonition’ with Sandra Bullock) attached to direct, and which New Line will distribute. Lee Martin, a published historical and western novelist, has had two other options through InkTip this year alone!
Nov 1, 2007
Eric Pham of Phame Factory has entered into an option agreement with InkTip writer Larry Postel pertaining to Larry’s script, ‘Kid Spaghetti.’ Eric discovered Larry’s screenplay over a year ago when a script of Postel’s, ‘X-Mas Files,’ piqued his interest, but was optioned by another person. The two kept in contact afterwards, which resulted in talks for ‘Kid Spaghetti.’ Eric and Larry have been in the works with the script for over a year and the two have finally sealed the deal. Eric’s credits include visual effects on a number of high budgeted feature films. This will be his first feature as a producer.
Nov 1, 2007
Michelle Purple with Iron Ocean Films has completed production on the short film ‘Hole in the Paper Sky,’ which she found on InkTip. The film, which stars Jessica Biel, Stephen Collins, Garry Marshall, Jeffrey Nordling, and Jason Clarke, will be screening at CAA in November. ‘Hole in the Paper Sky,’ which was written by InkTip scribe Howard Kingkade, was directed by Bill Purple and produced by Michelle Purple and Jessica Biel.
Nov 1, 2007
Tommy and Todd Brunswick of The Skeleton Factory are currently shooting the horror feature ‘Born of Earth’ by Joseph Thompson, found through InkTip! This is Brunswicks’ ninth movie and stars Daniel Baldwin, James Russo and Brad Dourif.
Nov 1, 2007
Rich Poche of Poche Pictures has begun principal photography on the romantic comedy feature ‘Rescuing Rufus,’ by Daniel Hughes, which stars Stuart Brazell (of the reality show ‘Dirty Dancing’), Elizabeth Di Prinzio, Gina DeVettori, Natalie Edwards, Sara Konecky, and Elizabeth Lauren Hoffman (from youtube's popular ‘Blonde Star’). Having directed multiple award-winning shorts, including ‘The Wanderer,’ and the boxing documentary ‘Corazon,’ this will be Poche's feature directorial debut. This is not the first time Hughes has been hired to write a screenplay, but it is the first one to go into production!
Nov 1, 2007
Anita Udeep with Pentamedia has started production on the animated feature ‘Cathy In Space,’ which was written by InkTip scribe Richard Dane Scott. Scott, who is repped by Jeff Belkin of Foremost Films, has had a number of short films produced by InkTip members, as well as a couple of feature options and hires. Pentamedia, which is based out of India, specializes in family-oriented animation features; their previous credits include an animated version of ‘Gulliver’s Travels.’
Oct 25, 2007
Carmine Caracciola had a script optioned via InkTip a while back, and of course we diligently announced it in our newsletter. That publicity raised his profile AND industry awareness of the project, resulting indirectly in getting Eddie Griffin attached to the project! Carmine recently told us that 'the recognition FROM the option helped me meet the producers and talent...’ A number of other A-list actors are considering the script as well; stay tuned for further updates! See below for another of Carmine’s loglines!
Oct 25, 2007
Juan Frausto of Vendetta Pictures has commenced principle photography on the horror feature ‘RoadKill,’ which was written by InkTip scribe David Zagorski. ‘Roadkill’ stars Siboney Lo, Rosa Ysela Frausto, Noel Guglielmi, and Nicolas Guzman, and is about a serial killer who picks up and murders hitchhikers – only to pick up and face off with another serial killer who murders people who pick up hitchhikers. (Finally, a film that pits two serial killers against each other!) Frausto’s previous credits include ‘Get Pony Boy’ and ‘Once Upon a Time in the Hood.’ This is Zagorski’s second option through InkTip; his last option resulted in a produced film entitled ‘The Wickeds,’ which starred Ron Jeremy.
Oct 25, 2007
Jerry Sandoval of Cube Vision discovered Mike Addiego’s script ‘Special Delivery’ through InkTip, and is now working with Addiego for possible future production. Cube Vision is currently in production on ‘First Sunday,’ starring Ice Cube, Tracy Morgan, Regina Hall and Chi McBride, and scheduled to release January 2008. Some of Cube Vision’s recent credits include ‘Are We Done Yet?’ (with Ice Cube, Nia Long and John C. McGinley), ‘Beauty Shop’ (with Queen Latifah, Alicia Silverstone and Andie MacDowell), and ‘Friday After Next’ (with Ice Cube, John Witherspoon and Mike Epps). Addiego is an award-winning comedy teleplay and screenwriter, and this is his second option.
Oct 25, 2007
After being an InkTip member for only a few weeks, Christian Peschken at Trinity TV Inc. has already discovered and optioned the book ‘Enduring Freedom’ by InkTip screenwriter Joseph Pignataro. With a dozen credits to his name, Peschken is also currently in pre-production on 'Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain' (starring Julie Delpy), 'With All My Heart,' and 'Escape from Sudan.’ This is Joseph Pignataro’s first option through InkTip.
Oct 25, 2007
Scribe Lisa Hagen has optioned her short ‘When I’m Gone Will Anyone Notice’ to producer Angela Latti of Yemalla Pictures. Although this is Hagen’s first option, she has been writing for years for magazines, corporate video and stage.
Oct 18, 2007
Christian Peschken at Trinity TV Inc. has optioned the book 'Too Early for Flowers' from InkTip scribe Kurt Sipolski. Peschken, with over a dozen executive producing credits to his name, is also producing 'Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain,' with Oscar-nominee Julie Delpy starring. If you look Christian Peschken up on the IMDb, you'll notice a lull in his credits from 1998 to 2006 - that's because he was working with a faith-based, non-profit initiative to help the homeless in Los Angeles during that interim. That work evolved into producing a docudrama for television about homelessness, which in turn led Christian back into financing and producing feature films. 'Too Early for Flowers' is based on Sipolski’s published book, and this is his first film option.
Oct 18, 2007
Ira Posnansky of Eclectic Filmworks has hired Cindy BeKale, whom he found on InkTip, to write the screenplay ‘Only In America.’ Ira is currently in preproduction on 'All of Me,' with Queen Latifah attached to star and Adam Shankman (whose credits include ‘Hairspray’ with John Travolta, ‘The Pacifier’ with Vin Diesel, and ‘Premonition’ with Sandra Bullock) attached to direct, and which New Line will distribute. This is Cindy’s third option.
Oct 11, 2007
Mitchell Galin of Bebe Delight Productions optioned ‘Break Free’ from writers Scott Perlman and Leo Simone after seeing their award-winning pilot on InkTip. ‘Break Free’ wasn’t even listed on InkTip at the time, but Galin liked their writing style, so he asked if they had anything else, and the rest is history. Mitchell Galin and his partner Lenny Sisselman just finished production on ‘The Apostles of Comedy,’ which is scheduled for an early 2008 release. This is technically Scott Perlman’s first option, although he sold a feature script last year, and is currently working on hire for a FOX Sports documentary.
Oct 11, 2007
Rich Newey with Station3 has completed production on ‘I Tried,’ a project onto which he hired InkTip scribe Kevin Caruso as a screenwriter. ‘I Tried,’ which stars (among others) all the members of Bone Thugs N' Harmony, explores the potential lives these hip-hop stars might have led if they’d never had the opportunity to audition for Eazy-E. This is writer Caruso’s third option through InkTip. ‘I Tried’ is out on DVD right now, and can be rented or purchased through all retail outlets.
Oct 11, 2007
Judith Singer and David Greathouse of 6-17 Productions have optioned ‘The Two-Headed Detective(s)’ from InkTip scribe Steve Huffman. David Greathouse has over a dozen credits, including ‘Even Money’ (which was directed by Mark Rydell, and which starred Kim Basinger, Danny DeVito, Kelsey Grammer, Forest Whitaker, Nick Cannon, Jay Mohr, and Ray Liotta) and ‘The Day The World Ended’ (with Nastassja Kinski and Randy Quaid). This is writer Steve Huffman’s first option.
Oct 11, 2007
After being an InkTip member for only a couple weeks, Christian Peschken at Trinity TV Inc. has already discovered and optioned ‘Divided We Fall’ by InkTip screenwriter Donald Skipper. With a dozen credits to his name, Peschken is also currently in pre-production on 'Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain' starring Julie Delpy, 'With all my Heart' and 'Escape from Sudan'. This is Donald’s first option through InkTip.
Oct 11, 2007
Scribe Gary Amato has optioned his short script ‘The A List’ to Miguel de Oliveira of VOC. This is the second option for Amato, who has also been hired as a script doctor and has adapted a novel into a screenplay for Ron Montana. Miguel de Oliveira is a director/actor/producer from Portugal who is looking for quality scripts to film for the festival circuit.
Oct 11, 2007
We are happy to announce that Pablo Lewin of Pablo Lewin Productions LLC has completed production on the short film ‘BUMS Inc.,’ written by John Southerland. You can find the film on DVDs around the festival circuit. Lewin produced, directed, and acted in the film that was shot in the streets of downtown Los Angeles and Burbank.
Oct 11, 2007
‘Skid Marks,’ a film written by InkTipper Kraig Wenman and directed by Karl Kozak of Diversa Films, had its premiere in San Diego on the 5th. Although this film was featured on the cover of the February issue of the InkTip Magazine, it still hasn’t been seen by anyone – except the audience and distributors in attendance at the premiere. It will expand to Ultrastar Cinemas venues in Poway, Del Mar Highlands, and Chula Vista on October 19 – so if you’re in the area, check it out! Go to http://skidmarksthemovie.com/ to view the trailer, and follow the links there for show times.
Oct 4, 2007
Erin Alexander of Papa Joe Films discovered Elisa Wolfe’s ‘Gaydar Malfunction’ after a quick search of InkTip and has entered an agreement to produce it. It is currently being shopped to get the right people on board. Some credits for Papa Joe Films include ‘Major Movie Star’ (in post-production, starring Jessica Simpson, Aimee Garcia, Olesya Rulin, Vivica A. Fox, and Steve Guttenberg), ‘Blonde Ambition’ (just completed, with stars Jessica Simpson, Luke Wilson, Rachel Leigh Cook, Drew Fuller, and Penelope Anne Miller), ‘Employee of the Month’ (Jessica Simpson, Dane Cook, Dax Shepard and Andy Dick), and numerous TV series including ‘Women’s Murder Club,’ ‘Score,’ ‘Jessica,’ and ‘Newly Weds: Nick and Jessica.’ Alexander says, ‘She is an awesome writer!’ This is Wolfe’s first option of hopefully many to come.
Oct 4, 2007
After being an InkTip member for only a week, Christian Peschken at Trinity TV Inc. has already discovered and optioned the feature script 'The Flying Horsemen' by screenwriters Marc Etienne Bourelly & Nedra Rosemond-Watt. The project will go into pre-production this year. With a dozen credits to his name, Peschken is also currently in pre-production on 'Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain' starring Julie Delpy, 'With all my Heart' and 'Escape from Sudan.’ This is the writing duo’s first option through InkTip.
Sep 27, 2007
Steve Chicorel with Double Edge Entertainment has optioned 'The Wall' from InkTip scribe Kraig Wenman, who is also attached as a co-producer. Double Edge's recent projects include 'Smother,' an indie feature with Diane Keaton, Liv Tyler and Dax Shepard, 'The Heaven Project,' a feature for Sony starring Paul Walker and Piper Perabo, and 'The Women,' starring Meg Ryan, Annette Bening, Eva Mendes, Jada Pinkett-Smith and Debra Messing. To date, Wenman has had 8 options through InkTip, as well as 7 hires.
Sep 27, 2007
Michael Webber of NightFly Entertainment has optioned the screenplay ‘Buried’ by Mark Song, after finding the script through InkTip services. Webber is one of the producers for the recently theatrically released ‘Thr3e,’ (starring Marc Blucas, Justine Waddell, Laura Jordan, and fellow InkTip member/producer Max Ryan). Some of Webber’s other producing credits include: ‘The Visitation,’ (Martin Donovan, Edward Furlong, Kelly Lynch and Randy Travis), ‘Devil You Know’ (Lena Olin and Rosumund Pike), and ‘House’ (Michael Madsen). ‘Buried’ is one of many screenplays that Song has optioned over the last couple of years.
Sep 27, 2007
Tobe Sexton of The TCS Productions optioned ‘The Good’ by scribe Brian Jude Leahy, which was found through InkTip. Among other producing credits, Sexton recently did ‘The Metrosexual’ starring Colm Meany, Mya, Shaun Benson, and Nick Paonessa. ‘The Metrosexual’ has so far been accepted by 18 festivals, screened the opening night at 8 of them, won Best of Fest at 2 of them, was nominated for 12 awards, and has won 2 accolades. Leahy is represented by manager Jeff Belkin of Foremost Films, who also found Leahy on InkTip. Belkin continues to get Leahy’s works into the hands of a very impressive list of producers.
Sep 27, 2007
Roger Paul and Chad Barager of Firepower Entertainment have optioned Brian Young's horror script, ‘The Tunnel.’ Firepower recently created and shot the highly anticipated web series ‘The Geminus Line,’ starring Kelly and Sabrina Aldridge, which you can check out on Sci-Fi.com. Steve Adelson (camera operator on ‘Batman Returns’ and ‘Insomnia’) is set to helm, and Kevin Greutert (‘Saw’ franchise) will cut (pun fully intended!). Chad and Roger are in talks with other talent to attach, so stay tuned for further announcements! Firepower Entertainment thanks the InkTip team for being such great advocates in connecting producers with writers, whereas they may not otherwise have had the opportunity to meet.
Sep 27, 2007
Breven Angaelica Warren of Sogno Productions has optioned ‘Native Land’ by InkTipper Carol Hanrahan. Warren, a documentary and independent filmmaker, recently produced the feature ‘Multiple’ by Robert Rosenthal, whom she also found on InkTip (you can read more about that in the October issue of the InkTip Magazine!). This is Hanrahan’s first feature option, though she has optioned a few shorts.
Sep 27, 2007
Breven Angaelica Warren of Sogno Productions has also optioned the comedy short ‘Miss Communication’ from scribe Chris Love. The project is in preproduction and scheduled to shoot this autumn.
Sep 27, 2007
James Hughes has sold his short script ‘The Greenest Stop Lights In The World’ to Sammy Montana. Plans to shoot are scheduled for October. Hughes is a speaker this year at the Creative Screenwriting Expo on the subject of Short Films. Montana is currently in postproduction on a short film he produced with his producing partner titled ‘Exit Strategy.’
Sep 27, 2007
Danie Cortese of Danie Cortese Entertainment & Publicity Inc. discovered screenwriter Timohty Cooke on InkTip. She is now representing Cooke. Danie Cortese Entertainment & Publicity Inc. is a publicity firm, literary agency, talent agency, film and music production house and management corporation.
Sep 20, 2007
Ira Posnansky of Eclectic Filmworks has contracted Bob Canning, whom he found through InkTip, to pen the script ‘It's the Money.’ Posnansky is currently in preproduction on 'All of Me,' with Queen Latifah attached to star and Adam Shankman (whose credits include ‘Hairspray’ with John Travolta, ‘The Pacifier’ with Vin Diesel, and ‘Premonition’ with Sandra Bullock) attached to direct, and which New Line will distribute. Canning, a member of the Dramatists Guild, was a writer for the Walt Disney Company, Burbank, for 14 years. See below for a logline from another of Bob’s scripts.
Sep 20, 2007
Mark McNabb with Skylight Films hired scribe Barry Cowan to write the script ‘Billy Owens and the Secret of the Runes.’ This project is now in production, and stars famed wrestler and action star Roddy Piper (who is known for, among other projects, his role in John Carpenter’s ‘They Live’). This is actually a sequel to the soon-to-be-released ‘The Mystical Adventures of Billy Owens,’ which will be screened at AFM in Santa Monica next month, and which is being released by Artist View Entertainment. ‘I never would have met Barry if I hadn’t met you guys first,’ Mark related in a recent phone conversation. This isn’t Barry Cowan’s first hire or option through InkTip, although it is his first movie to get produced.
Sep 20, 2007
Tommy and Todd Brunswick of The Skeleton Factory optioned the feature screenplay ‘Born of Earth’ from InkTip screenwriter Joseph Thompson, and are on the fast track to producing it! The Brunswicks have produced 8 films, the most recent being ‘Little Red Devil’ starring Daniel Baldwin, Dee Wallace and James Russo.
Sep 20, 2007
Award winning actress and producer, Barbara Kerr Condon of Footprints Productions, has optioned the short screenplay ‘Just Desserts’ by Darlene Lofgren. This particular screenplay is based on a short story, ‘Sweet Vengeance’ ‘by Peter Wales. ‘Just Desserts’ goes into production in Sept. 2007. Ms. Lofgren has an extensive history as a producer/director/writer/performer in television, as a publisher/editor/reporter for newspapers, and has been nominated for an Academy Award with the San Francisco Chapter for producing/directing/editing the documentary ‘So You Want to Leave Home?’ Ms. Lofgren has written for newspapers and a local TV channel she originated in Cleveland, TX over the last twenty years (The Cleveland News and Cleveland Cable Channel 5).
Sep 13, 2007
Gavin Wilding of Rampage Entertainment has just optioned ‘Scratch’ by InkTip scribe Timothy Bechen. Rampage Entertainment’s previous credits include ‘Chaos’ (starring Jason Stratham, Ryan Philippe and Wesley Snipes) and ‘Bob the Butler’ (starring Tom Green and Brooke Shields). This is Bechen’s second option through InkTip.
Sep 13, 2007
While perusing InkTip, Gabriel Napora of Triton Films Inc. discovered ‘Rendezvous in Hell’ by scribes Hans Feuersinger and Ross Helford. Triton Films is one of Western Canada’s largest production companies, and Gabriel’s most recent film, ‘The Undead’ (starring Luis Guzman) is about to be released. This is Feuersinger’s first option, while his writing partner Helford’s previous writing credits include ‘Wild Things 2’ with Isaiah Washington.
Sep 13, 2007
Juan Frausto of Vendetta Pictures has optioned ‘RoadKill’ from InkTipper David Zagorski. Frausto’s previous credits include ‘Get Pony Boy’ and ‘Once Upon a Time in the Hood.’ Principal photography on this picture is scheduled to begin on October 6! This is Zagorski’s second option through InkTip – his last option resulted in a produced film entitled ‘The Wickeds,’ with Ron Jeremy.
Sep 13, 2007
Scribe Dave Hillhouse has sold his short script ‘Super Hero Semantics’ to Jim Kiriakakis of Buck Productions Inc. Hillhouse previously optioned a feature-length comedy and also was hired by Martin Doyle to adapt a stage play into a feature drama. Currently he teaches screenwriting at Niagara College in Ontario. Kiriakakis was a producer on ‘Rich Bride, Poor Bride,’ ‘Keys to VIP,’ and ‘Pearl Harbor: Day of Infamy,’ among others.
Sep 13, 2007
Anitra Thomas of Charvick Productions has optioned the short film ‘Drop the Popcorn!’ by writing team Suzanne Gill and Ann Isherwood.
Sep 6, 2007
Ira Posnansky of Eclectic Filmworks has contracted Nicholas Turner to pen the script ‘Track 61,’ a thriller set in New York. Posnansky is currently in preproduction on 'All of Me,' with Queen Latifah attached to star and Adam Shankman (whose credits include ‘Hairspray’ with John Travolta, ‘The Pacifier’ with Vin Diesel, and ‘Premonition’ with Sandra Bullock) attached to direct, and which New Line will distribute (see IMDbPro.com for updates on this project). This will be Turner’s third option through InkTip and also has a feature, entitled ‘Fissure,’ currently in production (see IMDb for details).
Sep 6, 2007
Rich Poche of Poche Pictures hired screenwriter Daniel Hughes to write the feature screenplay ‘Rescuing Rufus,’ which is 3 weeks away from going into production, and will star Stuart Brazell of the reality show ‘Dirty Dancing.’ Having directed multiple award-winning shorts, including ‘The Wanderer,’ and the boxing documentary ‘Corazon,’ this will be Poche's feature directorial debut. This is not the first time Hughes has been hired to write a screenplay, but it is the first one to go into production (fingers crossed!).
Aug 30, 2007
Producer Matt Fitzsimons of Larry Levinson Productions has optioned the feature script 'Comanchero Moon' by Bryan Murray. Larry Levinson Productions has produced or co-produced over a hundred TV movies in the last 15 years, almost all of which had name actors cast in lead roles. Such credits include ‘Reading Room’ (with James Earl Jones), ‘Dead Man's Walk’ (with Jennifer Garner), ‘Gone But Not Forgotten’ (with Scott Glenn and Brooke Shields), and ‘Love Comes Softly’ (with Katherine Heigl). See IMDb for more. This is the first option scribe Murray has received through InkTip.
Aug 30, 2007
Kathy Muraviov of the Muraviov Company discovered Per Muhlow & Anders Rasmusson's script 'Tight' through InkTip.com, and is now representing them. Muraviov, a 26-year veteran of Universal Studios, now runs a boutique literary management company in LA. She's discovered some of the best and brightest up-and-coming writers on InkTip, and Muhlow & Rasmusson are the latest addition to her portfolio.
Aug 30, 2007
Lisa Demaine of Filmagic Entertainment has completed production on the short script ‘Waiting,’ formerly titled ‘The Waiting Room.’ It has been accepted into the Cinema City International Film Festival, which takes place in LA the last week in September. The film stars Richard Schiff, Earl Brown and Izabella Miko. It was written by InkTip scribe Robert Heske and Lisa Demaine, who also directed the film.
Aug 30, 2007
Marc Saltarelli of Line 9 Productions has hired Roberto Montesinos to pen a short script for him (with the idea of turning it into a feature later). Saltarelli’s credits include the short ‘Wingtips’ and the feature film ‘Dead Boyz Don’t Scream.’
Aug 30, 2007
Scribe Ryan Stauffer has optioned his short script ‘Stood Up’ to Darold (Doc) Crotzer of Agenda Films. Doc Crotzer has collaborated on numerous film and television projects. As an award-winning director and producer, he’s been at the helm of a documentary and various short films including the soon to be released ‘The Agonist.’
Aug 23, 2007
Producer Matt Fitzsimons of Larry Levinson Productions has optioned the feature script 'Shadow on the Mesa' by Lee Martin. Larry Levinson Productions has produced or co-produced over a hundred TV movies in the last 15 years which have aired on such stations as the Hallmark Channel and NBC. Almost all of these productions had name actors cast in lead roles, such as: ‘Final Approach,’ (with Anthony Michael Hall and Lea Thompson), and ‘Dinotopia: Quest for the Ruby Sunstone’ (with Alyssa Milano and Michael Clarke Duncan). See IMDb for more. This is Lee’s third option through InkTip. Lee also has 17 published traditional western novels that can be found on Amazon.com, as well as at your local bookstore, and multiple other feature-length screenplays on InkTip.
Aug 23, 2007
Scribe Aimee Lamb has completed a rewrite on ‘The Visionary,’ for which she was hired by producer Essy Niknejad of International Noor Productions, or INPinc. Lamb specializes in historical/period screenwriting – particularly in WWII-era stories.
Aug 16, 2007
Peabody, Emmy, WGA and Western Heritage award-winning producer Lee Levinson of Late Bloomer Company Ltd. has optioned the screenplay trilogy 'The Last Crimson Snowflake,' 'The Last Sicilian Shadow,' and 'The Last Unspoken Words,' by scribe Mick Stasiak. This trilogy is based on Stasiak's novel series of the same name, which can be found on Amazon.com and elsewhere. Among other credits that can be seen on IMDB.com, Levinson produced the award winning 'Out of the Ashes,' a Showtime original picture which starred Christine Lahti, Beau Bridges, Bruce Davison and the late Richard Crenna.
Aug 16, 2007
Senior Producer Jim Kiriakakis of Buck Productions Inc. has optioned 'Dead Camp Following' by screenwriter Kim Buteau. Some of Buck Productions' credits include: 'Keys to the VIP' (TV series), 'Rich Bride, Poor Bride' (TV Series), 'The Girly Ghosthunters' (TV Series), 'Pearl Harbor: Day of Infamy' (documentary), and 'Serial Killers: The Real Life Hannibal Lecters' (documentary).
Aug 16, 2007
Producer Tim Scott of Aurora Productions Inc. optioned 'The Jade Dragon' by scribes Reny Auger and Sheila Leigh. With 14 years experience as a videographer, director and editor in the corporate and industrial world, Tim Scott is moving into narratives. Aurora Productions Inc. just finished their first 30-minute thriller, 'Dark Session' by Dan Smith, which was also discovered on InkTip. This is the writing duo's first option, though Auger has had short stories and magazine work published in the past.
Aug 9, 2007
Scribes Mark Garbett and David Andrew Lloyd have optioned their feature script ‘Sewn’ to Andrew Bronstein of PHD Productions. This is not the first option for Garbett, who is the writer of the produced film ‘Midnight Movie’ by Bigfoot Entertainment. PHD Productions is currently in post on their latest feature 'Scourge.'
Aug 9, 2007
Producer/director Todd Wade of Bundle-Up Productions has optioned the feature script ‘Girlwolf…a grim fairytale’ by scribe Honey Lauren. Wade has directed a number of films including 'The Appointment,' 'Look @ Me,' and 'The Wedding Video,' which was featured on the cover of the August issue of the InkTip Magazine.
Aug 9, 2007
Scribe Brian Young has optioned his feature script ‘A Light from the Heart’ to Really Real Films and Cynde and Allan Harmon in Vancouver, who found his script on InkTip. Young’s manager Leslie Hoffman and agent Ben Silverman put the deal together.
Aug 9, 2007
Linda Anderson of Showbiz Shorts has optioned the short screenplay by Ramona Baillie called ‘Poor Tammy.’ Last year Tessa Wood, of Bournemouth University in the UK, produced Baillie’s script 'Forever,’ which was also found on InkTip. Showbiz Shorts is always on the look out for high quality short scripts primarily for young female leads.
Aug 2, 2007
Scribe Justin Brewer was hired by producer/manager Steve Stewart of Steve Stewart Entertainment on a feature project. Stewart discovered Brewer on the site and said that working with Justin as been a great experience, 'Thank you, InkTip for providing the easy access to some very talented writers.' Justin Brewer has optioned features, shorts and even acquired work on a TV pilot through InkTip.
Aug 2, 2007
Producer Kevin Chap and Director Ben Pitt of Jetset Pictures have optioned the feature script 'Sweet Leaf' by Kevin Caruso. Pitt discovered the script on InkTip. This is the second option scribe Caruso has received through InkTip, the first with Painting Entertainment. Earlier this year, Caruso received a fellowship from the New Jersey State Council of the Arts for his war drama 'Exposures of War.'
Aug 2, 2007
Judith Singer with 6-17 Productions has optioned Mark Daniels's feature script 'Out of Sequence' that she discovered through our newsletter.
Aug 2, 2007
Marybeth Conti has optioned her short script 'Slick' to Michael Frediani of Rotation Productions. Frediani plans to go into production within the next two months.
Aug 2, 2007
Robert Heske has optioned his short script 'Reversal of Faith' to Robert Lee Jenkins, who is finalizing casting. The shot will be shot in the UK (Wales).
Jul 26, 2007
Scribe Scott Marcano has been hired to write a script for Ira Posnansky of Eclectic Filmworks. Posnansky discovered Marcano after perusing the site for writers. This will not be the first project for Marcano, who has sold four projects to studios like MGM and Disney and had his feature 'Bio-Dome' starring Paulie Shore produced. In addition to directing the 2006 Multi-Cultural Prism Awards Show, Marcano has just wrapped production on his directorial debut 'The Journey,' which will premiere at several festivals this fall. He has also authored and published two comic books 'The Unwanted' and 'Hum,' and the fantasy epic novel 'The People of the Sea,' which is available through Amazon.com. Posnansky currently has the rights to 'All of Me,' and is in prepro on a remake with Queen Latifah attached to star.
Jul 26, 2007
Screenwriter Deb Havener has optioned her feature script 'The Siberian Exchange' to James Brown of Stink, Ltd. Brown found the project after approaching Havener regarding a different script she had listed on the site. Brown will be directing the project.
Jul 26, 2007
Kelly Garrett of Kelly Garrett Productions has optioned 'The Atonement for Lilly Kailem' by Shafik Benjamin. Garrett discovered the script after searching the site.
Jul 26, 2007
Lisa Demaine at Filmagic Entertainment has completed production on Robert Heske's short script 'The Waiting Room.' The film stars Richard Schiff, Isabella Miko, and W. Earl, and was shot this spring in California.
Jul 19, 2007
Scribe D. Glase Lomond and director Daniel Zirilli are beginning their fifth production together, titled 'Pistoleros.' They are cowriting the feature script. Zirilli discovered Lomond on InkTip and the dynamic duo now have a number of produced feature films, including 'Crossbones,' 'Aces,' and 'Curse of Alcatraz,' with two credits distributed by Lion's Gate and Polychrome/Warner Brothers. Glase stated, 'I'd been trying to get my screenplays into the right hands for years, but it wasn't until I listed my scripts on Inktip.com that I started getting inquiries, feedback and ultimately results… Needless to say, I'm very grateful to have discovered Inktip.com, and believe it is the best web site out there to connect new screenwriters and producers. Thanks again for everything!' Stay tune to hear more about their latest produced film!
Jul 19, 2007
Scribes Mark Wiegers and Larry Schlauger have optioned their feature script 'The Masking' to AS Images. This is the first option for the writers.
Jul 19, 2007
Really Real Films has optioned Brian Young's feature script 'Jaime's Goal,' which was discovered after the company put out a lead in our newsletter. Young is a produced writer whose credits include 'Love For Rent,' which was found through InkTip by MiamiLA Entertainment Inc.
Jul 19, 2007
Martin Mayo of Life on Mars has hired Mark Mc Quown to pen a feature script. Mayo discovered Mc Quown on our site. Mc Quown is a produced screenwriter whose writing and producing credits include the film 'PJ' starring John Heard, Vincent Pastore, Robert Picardo, Patricia Rae and Hallie Kate Eisenberg.
Jul 12, 2007
Producer/director Stephen Manual has optioned the feature script ‘Three Iron Doors’ from InkTip screenwriter Peter Arneson. Financing is secure, and Manual plans to produce the project in November. Previously, Areneson was hired by various companies to write a number of industrial scripts.
Jul 12, 2007
Scribes Dipo Oseni and Tope Oseni have optioned their feature script ‘Nine Little Indians’ to Grant Cramer of Moore Cramer Productions, who found their script on InkTip. This is the third option for the writing team. Cramer is currently in preproduction on the film, which is scheduled to shoot this year.
Jul 5, 2007
Scribe Colin Costello has gained representation with Ariel Ciudadano of Acrobatic Entertainment. Ciudadano found Costello through our newsletter after placing a call out to our writers. Ariel Ciudadano is a literary manager formerly from Michael Ovitz's Artists Management Group, where he served as a literary manager as well as in feature packaging. Prior to his tenure at AMG, he worked at the William Morris Agency. A number of his clients have projects in development or are in the packaging phase with studio producers.
Jul 5, 2007
Timothy P. Riley of Triton Entertainment has optioned the feature script ‘Love Is All Around’ by scribe Rita Wheeler. Riley discovered the logline listed in our producer newsletter. He believes the script is a ‘terrific romantic comedy project for an established mature actress in her late 40’s or early 50’s.’ Riley stated that they were drawn to Rita’s natural style with dialogue and soft edged character development. Plans are to produce the feature later this year. Triton has previously produced ‘Wrong Number’ starring Eric Roberts and is currently developing ‘Wireless’ with Ken Nakamura and Patrick Durham as well as other projects. This is the first feature option for Wheeler.
Jul 5, 2007
John Sutherland has optioned his short script ‘BUMS, Inc’ to Pablo Lewin of Pablo Lewin. This is the first option for Sutherland. Lewin has already cast the film and plans to begin principal photography in July.
Jun 28, 2007
First time screenwriter Lane Strauss has optioned his feature script ‘Extra Innings’ to Roger Soffer of Ministry of Film. This is the first option for Strauss, who is an advertising copywriter and magazine writer in Cleveland, OH. Soffer’s producing credits include ‘Slow Burn,’ and the miniseries ‘Merlin’s Apprentice’ and ‘Final Days of Planet Earth.’
Jun 28, 2007
Jacqui Adler of Cobblestone Films has optioned the feature script ‘Heloise’ from Rie Natalenko. Adler is currently working to set it up as a European co-production. Natalenko has a PhD in Creative Arts in screenwriting. In 2003 ‘Heloise’ won the IF award for best unproduced screenplay in Australia. Natalenko was a 2005 Nicholl semi-finalist and a produced writer.
Jun 28, 2007
Rie Natalenko has also optioned her short script ‘Life: A Celebration’ to Sammy Montana. The script came in first at the Rainbow Flag short screenplay competition. Montana is currently in postproduction on a short film titled ‘Exit Strategy,’ which he produced with his producing partner. You can read more about Montana at www.thescriptarchitect.com.
Jun 21, 2007
Mike Burns has optioned his script ‘Beyond the Goal’ to David Basulto of Clarity Pictures. Basulto found the script after Burns submitted to him through our newsletter. Burns, whose script is based on a book, is a produced writer. His half-hour dramatic TV pilot won the prestigious platinum Remi award at the 2006 WorldFest Film Festival. Basulto said that when he read ‘Beyond the Goal,’ he loved it and had to have it. He is currently working on attaching talent and financing. He is also the producer of two other InkTip films: ‘The Clique’ and ‘The Fiesta Grand.’
Jun 21, 2007
Judith Singer and her production company BFB have optioned ‘Living For Yesterday’ from scribe Martin McSweeney. ‘Living For Yesterday’ is a story of a man who goes back in time to hunt down his wife’s killer. Judith will team up with longtime collaborator David Greathouse to produce the film. This is the first option for McSweeney, who sold the film rights to his first novel last year.
Jun 21, 2007
Tom Massmann of Take 2 Entertainment has optioned the feature script ‘Cabin 6’ from screenwriter Mark McCann after finding it on InkTip! The script is based on the award-winning short, which was also found on InkTip. Since then the short film has gone on to win the DAMAH Film Festival and garner the Audience Choice award at the East Lansing Film Festival. This is the second feature option for McCann, whose other script was also found earlier this year on InkTip. McCann has also started his own website, which will be dedicated to screenwriting: www.markemccann.com Massmann hopes to begin shooting ‘Cabin 6’ this fall. Some of his producing credits include ‘Madison’ and ‘Mr. Dungbeetle.’
Jun 14, 2007
Cynde Harmon of Really Real Films Inc discovered the feature script 'Bed Bugs' by scribe Jennifer Westcott through our newsletter. Really Real has optioned the script. This is the first option for Westcott.
Jun 14, 2007
Scribe Richard Sartore has optioned his feature script 'Woodley' to Bill Cowell of Captures Entertainment. This is Sartore's first option. Captures is a full-service motion picture production and film distribution company headquartered in Western New York. The company is developing several projects at the moment, and credits include 'Couch,' 'The Maize,' and 'The Maize 2.' Captures Ent. also had success with their first film festival, the Buffalo Niagara Film Festival.
Jun 14, 2007
Melissa Jones of Starz Media has optioned the feature script 'Columbine Trail' by scribe Caroline Friday. Jones discovered the script after putting a lead out in our newsletter. This is the first option for Friday.
Jun 14, 2007
Jason Allred of BreakAway Entertainment, LLC has optioned the feature script 'The Twilighting' by screenwriter Nicholas Turner, which he found on InkTip. The film will be produced by J. Scott Smiley. This will be the second feature project for Allred, the first being 'The Downline' produced by Eric Martinis, which is making the festival rounds. 'The Twilighting' is the second script Turner has optioned through InkTip!
Jun 14, 2007
Jim Kiriakakis of Buck Productions Inc has optioned the short script 'Super Hero Semantics' from Dave Hillhouse. Hillhouse teaches screenwriting at Niagara College in Ontario and is a previously optioned/working writer.
Jun 14, 2007
Don Riemer has sold his short script 'The Gods of Ethan Holloway' to Anton Wannenburg of Mindgate Media. Mindgate Media is currently busy with pre-production and intends to shoot in New York, NY during Fall 2007.
Jun 14, 2007
We are happy to announce that the short comedy films produced by MobiJokesTM have been nominated for an Emmy Award in Outstanding Original Comedy for Broadband. InkTip scribe Justin Brewer is one of the writers whose film, 'Login,' was produced by MobiJokesTM and is part of the nomination. We wish producer Obin Olson of MobiJokesTM, Justin, and all the other writers best of luck!
Jun 7, 2007
Timothy Nelson of New Movie Corp has optioned the script ‘Jenny and the Light Queen’ from scribe Si Dunn. Nelson, who discovered the script on InkTip, wrote and directed the feature films ‘Jumping For Joy’ and ‘The Penny Promise.’ Dunn has had three short scripts picked up from InkTip, as well as having optioned other shorts and features outside of our site. Dunn’s short ‘Weenie Wednesday’, which was produced and directed by Montreal filmmaker Philippe Roberge, was shot on 35mm last year.
Jun 7, 2007
Scribe Steve Peterson has been hired by Jesse Lawler of Antibody Films to write an untitled thriller project. Lawler originally discovered another script by Peterson on InkTip. From that developed a working relationship that led to the hire. Antibody Films is currently working on a slate of projects which include ‘Pirate Camp’ and ‘Donna On Demand.’
Jun 7, 2007
Lorne Hiltser of Washed in Blue Productions has optioned the short ‘The Six Stages of Breakups’ written by Byron Stone. This is not the first option for Stone, who has also worked as a writer for HBO Films.
Jun 7, 2007
We are happy to announce that the short film ‘Watering Mr. Cocoa’ has been produced! The short was written by Richard Dane Scott and produced by Mark Cutforth of 12th St. Films.
May 31, 2007
Writing team Seth and David Bier are working with Josh Lawler and Tom Zuber of Legaci Pictures on a second project. Legaci Pictures and WhiteBoy Films posted a call for scripts in the InkTip newsletter, to which Seth and David responded. They were then hired to write a new screenplay based on a story by Zuber and John Marino. After a successful working relationship on the script, Seth and David were hired to write another screenplay for the company. “This never would have happened without InkTip, so thank you for providing this network that creates such rare opportunities,” said Seth Bier. Tom Zuber is the director and co-writer with Jeff Zuber of the film ‘Little Athens,’ produced by Legaci Pictures.
May 23, 2007
Strangeland Films has optioned ‘Blue Moon,’ a feature written by Pol McShane and found on InkTip.com, for Farnaz Samiinia to direct. Farnaz Samiinia's previous credits include the horror thriller ‘Plot 7’ starring Linden Ashby and Gabrielle Carteris. Isabel Gallardo of Strangeland Films will be producing ‘Blue Moon’ as part of a three-picture deal with Creanspeak Productions. Gallardo is currently in pre-production for the comedy titled ‘Hollywood & Whine’ directed by Kevin Farley and starring the Farley Brothers in collaboration with Checkmark Films Distribution.
May 23, 2007
Scribe David Dmitri Broitman was hired to write a feature for John Johnson of Darkstone Entertainment. The script is entitled ‘Democ.’ Johnson found Broitman on InkTip many years ago for a different project. Impressed by his writing, Johnson stayed in contact with Broitman, which led to ’Democ.’ Broitman is a produced writer with a couple features to his credit, including ‘Don’t Shoot the Pharmacist!’, which he also produced. ‘Don't Shoot The Pharmacist!’ marks his feature directorial debut. It stars Ben Bailey (Discovery Channel's ‘CashCab’ show host), Godfrey (7-Up spokesman, ‘Soul Plane’), Steve Byrne (regular on ‘The Real Wedding Crashers’) and Ardie Fuqua (VH1), and it's due out next year. John Johnson was one of the producers on two other InkTip projects: ‘Altered,’ by the creators of the Blair Witch Project, and ‘Alucard.’
May 23, 2007
Mickey Stroud of Ad Impact Agency has optioned the short script ‘The Intruder’ from Andy Nelson, who had listed it on InkTip. Stroud plans to have the short ready for the fall festival circuit and is currently completing editing on another film.
May 17, 2007
Scribe Tom McFerson has optioned his feature horror script ‘Multiplayer’ to Christopher Godfrey and Gary Kurtz of White Knuckle Films after responding to a lead in our weekly newsletter. This is McFerson’s first option. White Knuckle Films is in various stages of production (with attachments) on three other projects picked up from InkTip.
May 17, 2007
Daniel Oron of Faranj Productions Inc. is now working with scribe Richard Anderson to further develop Anderson’s feature script ‘The Night Man.’ Oron found the script on InkTip and is considering the screenplay for a future directing project.
May 17, 2007
Scribe Tim DeRoche has landed his first option! His feature script ‘The Last Inmate’ has been optioned to Maverick Films. Amber Mazzamuto, who was searching the site for the production company, discovered the script on InkTip. The president of Maverick Films is Mark Morgan, whose credits include ‘Material Girls,’ ‘Agent Cody Banks,’ ‘Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London,’ and ‘The Wedding Planner.’
May 17, 2007
Warren Duenas of O27 Entertainment is working with InkTip screenwriter Lee Martin on a western feature that Martin wrote for Duenas. Duenas’s producing partner John Azpilicueta of JAGQA Productions will be working on the project as well, which is currently in the early preproduction stage.
May 17, 2007
Writing team Scott Honea and Josh Sitarz has gained representation with Sue Giordano of the Hudson Agency. Giordano discovered Honea and Sitarz through our newsletter and is pleased to be representing the team, to whom she refers as “awesome writers.”
May 17, 2007
We are happy to announce that the Runaway Productions film ‘The Wedding Video,’ written by InkTip scribe Christopher Pentzell and produced by Linda Palmer, will be released in theaters this June! Check out the US premier in Long Beach, CA at The Art Theater at 2025 E 4th St. It opens Friday June 1st for two shows at 6:00pm and 8:30pm, four shows on Saturday and Sunday at 1:00pm, 3:30pm, 6:00pm and 8:30pm and finishes Monday through Thursday with two shows at 6:00pm and 8:30pm. Please be sure to stay for a Q & A with the stars and the filmmakers after every screening! Support for the film came from many of the local business owners and the community. You can find out more at the film’s official website www.weddingvideothemovie.com, and stay tuned for future news about ‘The Wedding Video’ coming to a theater near you!
May 10, 2007
Screenwriter Kevin Caruso has gained representation with Sue Giordano of the Hudson Agency. Giordano contacted Caruso after reading one of his scripts on InkTip, which is now under option!
May 10, 2007
Boris Damast of Mechaniks recently optioned Jim Falletta's script 'Without a Hitch,' which he found on InkTip. Boris is currently working on his feature 'Vivaldi,' starring Joseph Fiennes, Malcom McDowell, and Gerard Depardieu, in Budapest and in Venice. Said Boris: 'Without a Hitch’ is exactly what I had in mind when I started my search on InkTip for a very hip, sharply written comedy. The script is very funny, with a lot of LOL moments. Jim's a great writer. He has a great feel for what's going on right now. Thanks a lot for providing a most valuable resource.' This is the first option for Felletta.
May 10, 2007
Nancy Stein of American Girl Entertainment has hired Joseph Zabrosky to write 10 podcasts through our network. This is the first hire through InkTip for Zabrosky, who has done some writing in the corporate realm and is a published children’s story author. His four-book series is titled ‘Yeshua’s Lessons in Life Series.’
May 3, 2007
InkTip scribe Jack Vandagriff has optioned his feature script ‘Ducks’ to Heinrich Dahms of Buzzmedia in the Netherlands. This is the first option for Vandagriff, who is a publicist at a major studio. Dahms has picked up a number of scripts through InkTip, including the feature script ‘Black,’ on which he is currently moving forward.
May 3, 2007
Tim VandeSteeg (producer/director) of Indiewood Pictures in Los Angeles has hired InkTip scribe Tim O’Brien to write the biographical drama ‘Chasing Me’ based on the tumultuous life of Ironman athlete Jason Lester. Mr. Vandesteeg hired Mr. O’Brien after the success of their previous collaboration, the romantic comedy feature film ‘Fall Into Me,’ which was featured on the June 2006 cover of the InkTip magazine. For information on either film, check out fallintome.com and chasingmefilm.com.
May 3, 2007
BP Cooper Pictures has optioned the feature script ‘Too True’ from scribe Peter Ivan, which BP Cooper found on InkTip. The script is a Nicholl Fellowship semi-finalist and will be directed by Bradley King. Previously, Ivan wrote the 2006 launch episode of Bryan Brown's prime-time mystery TV series ‘Two Twisted,’ titled ‘There’s Something About Kyanna,’ starring Melissa George. BP Cooper’s producing credits include ‘Flourish’ and ‘Cosmic Radio.’
Apr 26, 2007
Blythe Frank of Catman and Mary Film/Video has optioned the feature script ‘Knife in the Sand,’ written by Arthur Egeli, Ian Bowater and Deborah Cordes. Egeli is scheduled to direct the film. The feature ‘The Art of Passion,’ written and directed by Egeli, was released on DVD through Genius Entertainment on April 10. Blythe Frank was one of the producers of the 2005 feature film ‘Kettle of Fish.’
Apr 26, 2007
Christopher Godfrey and Gary Kurtz of White Knuckle Films have optioned the feature script ‘No Exit’ from scribe April Wright after discovering her script through our newsletter. Currently, Greg Dark (‘See No Evil’) is attached to direct. Wright’s screenplay ‘Dead in the Water’ was produced in 2006, and she recently directed her feature script ‘Layover.’
Apr 26, 2007
InkTip scribe Rita Wheeler has been commissioned by Ather Khalid from South East Productions Ltd. to write a feature film based on an original idea of his. After reading one of Wheeler’s short scripts on InkTip, Khalid liked her writing style and contacted her. South East Productions Ltd.’s credits include ‘Mr Sweetheart,’ ‘Outdoors,’ ‘8 Hours,’ and ‘Skygen.’ Both Wheeler and Khalid are based out of England.
Apr 26, 2007
After screenwriter Mark Mc Quown submitted through our newsletter to Diane McGee of Bicoastal Talent, McGee decided to represent both his manuscript and screenplay adaptation of ‘The Sudan.’ Mc Quown’s film ‘PJ’ was shot in New York City last December and starred John Heard, Patricia Rae, Vincent Pastore, Robert Picardo and Hallie Kate Eisenberg.
Apr 19, 2007
Scribe Jeff Cohen has optioned his feature script ‘Soccer Mom’ to Gary Goldberger at Craig Anderson Productions, who found the script on InkTip. Goldberger’s credits include ‘The Last Trimester’ and ‘Obsession,’ both of which aired on Lifetime in 2006.
Apr 19, 2007
Marie Hegwood of Demolition Pictures has optioned the feature script ‘The Education of Pedro,’ by scribe Keith Estrada. Hegwood discovered Estrada’s script when he submitted to her lead through our newsletter. Estrada co-wrote the film ‘The Midas Touch’ which was distributed by Paramount and aired on HBO. Demolition Pictures is a documentary and film production company. Their credits include an Emmy for investigative programming, a series of documentaries for VH1 and CNBC, and a five-DVD documentary series that profiles underground fight clubs for women, which will be nationally distributed.
Apr 19, 2007
Writer Michael Wallace signed a six-figure option for his screenplay ‘North to South Bend.’ James Ytuarte, President of Veterans Entertainment Group, was introduced to Mike after reading another script that he posted on InkTip. Veterans Entertainment Group is currently planning a budget of 10 million. You can learn more about Wallace’s credits in the April issue of the InkTip magazine. His film ‘Lost Missions,’ which he co-produced with Thomas Moser and Peter Mikhail, and was written by InkTip writer Keith Robinson, is the cover story!
Apr 12, 2007
Michael Chase Walker, a veteran animation producer, has recently signed as a writer with Amber Leone of the ALM Tree Agency who discovered him on InkTip. Since taking Michael on as a client, Amber has managed to get his scripts into a number of hands, and for a variety of different opportunities - one of the most interesting of which is a teaching engagement at Dreamworks. Since branching off on her own and creating the ALM Tree Agency, Amber has managed to build and develop a number of contacts and relationships - and since going into a full-time career as a writer, Michael has managed to develop and create quite a number of very original and unique scripts and stories, many of which are currently posted on InkTip. These two make for a great pairing, and we wish them both tremendous success.
Apr 12, 2007
Scribe Terry Aderholt was found on InkTip by Steve Rosenberg of Rendez Vous Films. Rosenberg has hired Aderholt to collaborate on a script with him. The project is currently untitled. Rosenberg’s dramatic film, ‘Watching Mrs. Pomerantz,’ was screened in various festivals around the world and earned him a best director award at the World Toronto Short Film Festival. It continues to be screened on Canadian television and in the U.S. on The Sundance Channel.
Apr 12, 2007
Producer Roger Soffer, whose previous credits include 'Slow Burn' with Minnie Driver and James Spader, has optioned the feature script ‘Cheating Death’ from writing team David Barrouk, Nick Millett, and Julie Grelley. Soffer discovered the script after listing a lead to writers in our newsletter. This is Barrouk’s first screenplay. As a French screenwriter-director, Barrouk has made short films, which have won awards at various film festivals and been broadcast on several European channels, including Canal+, TPS, and France 2. To see Barrouk’s reel go to www.davidbarrouk.com.
Apr 12, 2007
Dave Bergenson has optioned the short script ‘A Man’s World’ from Alveraz Ricardez. This is the fifth short film for Bergenson, whose other shorts include ‘Wheels Locked’ a multi award winning short and ‘Price Of The View’ is currently making the festival rounds.
Apr 5, 2007
Michael Belenky of Ambela Films has optioned the feature script ‘Spy Catcher’ from InkTip scribe Stan Williamson. Belenky discovered the script by posting a lead in our newsletter to writers. Williamson wrote ‘Just Write,’ starring Jeremy Piven and Sherilyn Fenn.
Apr 5, 2007
John Murlowski and Stephen Douglas Smith of Painting Entertainment have optioned the feature script ‘WWII – K’ by writer Mark McCann, who they found on InkTip. This is the first feature option from InkTip for McCann. Painting Entertainment last produced ‘Black Cadillac,’ which stars Randy Quaid and Jason Dohring and premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. It was picked up for distribution by First Look Pictures and 20th Century Fox.
Apr 5, 2007
Greg Carter has optioned his short script ‘It Happened One Night’ to Kitch Hines of Blu Moon Festival. Hines found the script on InkTip and currently is in production on it. He is a graduate film major from East Carolina University and will be entering the short into festivals next month. Carter works in the industry as a writer, director, producer, and editor.
Mar 29, 2007
Drimtim Entertainment S.A. is now in production on the feature script 'Hidden Camera,' which they bought from scribe Michael Salort, who they found on InkTip. The company originally contacted Salort about his script two years ago. Drimtim is coproducing the film with Endemol. Sony will distribute the completed film.
Mar 29, 2007
Director Nick Lyon has optioned the script ‘Beast’ from screenwriter Byron Lester. This is the third option through InkTip for Lester, who was recently hired to write a feature titled ‘Charming Monster’ by director Rob Walker. Lyon’s credits include ‘Grendel’ ‘Punk Love,’ ‘I Love You, Baby,’ and ‘Hilda Humphrey.’
Mar 29, 2007
Scribe Natalie Wallace has optioned her feature script ‘Borelli’ to Sheldon Wilson of Marathon Pictures. Wilson, whose credits include ‘Shallow Ground’ and ‘Kaw,’ discovered the script on InkTip. This is Wallace’s fifth option.
Mar 29, 2007
Mike Rozmarin has optioned his feature script ‘The Badge’ to Greg Feldman of Etosha. This is the first option for Rozmarin.
Mar 22, 2007
Scribe Justin Brewer is collaborating with Obin Olson of DV3 Productions and www.mobijokes.tv on a dramatic TV pilot and bible currently titled ‘Chandler & Chandler.’ The TV show will be aimed at the teen/young adult market. Since Obin responded to Brewer’s submission through our newsletter, the pair has been working together on a number of projects. Brewer’s scripts have made the finals of several contests, including WriteMovies.com, IndieProducer, and The Chesterfield Writer's Film Project, as well as the Top 100 in the last Project Greenlight.
Mar 22, 2007
Chris Davis of CDI has optioned the feature script ‘Web’ from screenwriter Darrin Grimwood. Davis used to be head of international sales/distribution for Elie Samaha's company, Franchise Pictures. He now works not only as a producer, but also as a liaison between producers and financiers.
Mar 22, 2007
Lee Karaim has optioned his feature script ‘Detour’ to Ian Brady of BBG Pictures. Production is scheduled for this fall. Karaim’s credits include the independent feature film, ‘Kiss the Girls Goodbye,’ which he also directed. The film was released on home video & DVD by Silver Lake Pictures. Karaim is attached to direct another script he wrote, ‘Orange Peel,’ which will be produced by Cyclefilms and Patty West. Brady’s credits include ‘Re-inventing Eddie,’ ‘Summer Rain,’ and ‘Going Off Big Time.’
Mar 22, 2007
Mel Bradford has collaborated with scribe John Porter on the short script ‘Who do I Want to Be?’ They are scheduled to shoot this spring.
Mar 22, 2007
Ryan Walters of 235 Studios, LLC has optioned the short script ‘Jump’ by Sean Birney. This will be the fourth short that Birney has optioned this year.
Mar 22, 2007
Ryan Walters has also optioned the short ‘Freeze Frame’ by Rita Wheeler. Walters expects to go into production next month. This is the first option for Wheeler, who is a UK-based writer.
Mar 15, 2007
Paul Weitzman of Preferred Artists discovered scribe Barbara Kymlicka on InkTip and is now representing her. Kymlicka is an accomplished writer with produced credits including 'Killer Bash' by Rapid Heart Productions and 'Bigfoot at Holler Creek Camp' by Poague Entertainment, both projects found through InkTip.
Mar 15, 2007
Jannu Goldschmit of Booth discovered writer Richard Harland Smith on InkTip and has collaborated with him on a feature script titled 'Found Family.' This is the second commission for Smith, the first being the independent horror film 'Bad Spirits,' written last year with Howard S. Berger.
Mar 15, 2007
Obin Olson of DV3 Productions has optioned the feature script 'Nevermore' from InkTip scribe Justin Brewer after Olson put a call out to our writers in the newsletter. The thriller/mystery is scheduled to shoot this year. Brewer's scripts have made the finals of several contests, including WriteMovies.com, IndieProducer, and The Chesterfield Writer's Film Project, as well as the Top 100 in the last Project Greenlight.
Mar 15, 2007
Writing team Diane Banegas and Mark Pearson have optioned their script 'Northern Lights' to Donny Young of Telegroup Canada. This is the second feature script they have optioned to Young, whose credits include 'Rescue Me' and 'Lonely Knights.'
Mar 15, 2007
Scribe JD Corinis has optioned his feature script 'Columbus - The Story Never Told' to Charis Orchard of Vivre Films. This is the first option for Corinis. Vivre Films is based out of Paris, France where Orchard spent three years in magazine publishing before deciding to move into film production and setting up the production company. After producing a variety of short films, Orchard produced the feature film, 'L'Art de Vivre.'
Mar 15, 2007
Writer George Morgan has optioned his feature script 'Stash' to Ernst-August Schnieder of Fortune Films after listing it on InkTip. This is not the first option for Morgan, who is a WGA writer. You can find out more about his work on his website www.nevadabelle.com. Schnieder's producing credits include 'Peaceful Warrior,' 'Southland Tales,' 'First Snow,' 'The Wendell Baker Story,' 'The In-Laws,' and 'Ballistic Ecks vs. Sever.'
Mar 15, 2007
Red Dot Films has completed production on the short 'Tech Support' written by scribe Brian Young. Karen Kleyla of Red Dot discovered Young on our site and optioned his short script late last year. Young is a produced writer whose credits include 'Love For Rent' which was found through InkTip by MiamiLA Entertainment Inc.
Mar 15, 2007
UK Scribe Doug Kissock optioned his short through InkTip in only four days! Award-winning producer/director Mark Cutforth of 12th St. Films has optioned the short screenplay 'As Fast as Jenson Buttons.' This is not the first option for Kissock.
Mar 15, 2007
Rob Hogan of Fade to Blue Entertainment has optioned Andy Nelson's short script 'Intruder.' Fade to Blue is a new production and development company working with exciting talent in all arenas of entertainment. Find out more about Fade to Blue at www.fadetoblueent.com. They are currently scheduled to start production on 'Intruder' this summer.
Mar 15, 2007
The Olson Brothers of www.mobijokes.tv have completed production a short titled 'Logic' by Justin Brewer for the ongoing broadband and mobile series of short comedy films. The film and many more of the Olson's work can be seen at www.mobijokes.tv. Obin Olson discovered Brewer through out network.
Mar 8, 2007
Marie Hegwood of Demolition Pictures has optioned the feature script ‘Train Renoir’ from InkTip scribe Scott Cramer. Hegwood discovered the script after Cramer submitted to her lead in our newsletter. This is the first option for Cramer. Demolition Pictures is a documentary and film production company. Their credits include an Emmy for investigative programming, a series of documentaries for VH1 and CNBC, and a five-DVD documentary series that profiles underground fight clubs for women, which will be nationally distributed.
Mar 8, 2007
Scribe Diane Banegas has optioned her feature script ‘Rabbit Dreams’ to Donny Young of Telegroup Canada. Banegas answered a lead Telegroup Canada listed in our Preferred Newsletter. Young’s credits include ‘Rescue Me’ and ‘Lonely Knights.’ This is not the only option for Banegas. Stay tuned for more exciting news!
Mar 8, 2007
Carol Hanrahan has sold her short script ‘Yellow Butterfly’ to David Bellino of Second Wind Films. This is the first sale for Hanrahan, who is excited that her script is in the hands Bellino whose credits include ‘Marina’ (Best Audience Award Temecula Valley & Best international Film New Orleans Urban Film & Television).
Mar 8, 2007
Red Dot Film Studio has completed production on the short ‘Tech Support’ written by Brian Young. Karen Kleyla had picked up the short from Brian late last year from InkTip. Currently, the film is entered into several film festivals and has gotten great reviews from others thus far. It stars Ari Zagaris and Danielle Hartnett (Delta Farce with Larry the Cable Guy and Bill Engvall).
Mar 1, 2007
Scribe Byron Lester was hired by director Rob Walker to write a feature script titled ‘Charming Monster.’ Walker originally discovered Lester on InkTip’s site when he optioned his feature script ‘83’ last summer. Walker recently completed ‘After Midnight,’ penned by another InkTip screenwriter, and is in production on ‘Killer Weekend’ with John Daly (‘Terminator,’ ‘Platoon’) as executive producer and starring Eric Roberts (‘The Specialist,’ ‘DOA,’ ‘Eight of Diamonds’).
Mar 1, 2007
David Gaddie of Bioscope Inc. has optioned the feature script ‘Crossing the Divide’ by Tammy and Kevin Hamilton. Tammy and Kevin submitted their script to Gaddie when he placed a lead in our newsletter. The screenwriters live in the UK and have flown to New York to develop the script with Gaddie. This is the first deal for the Hamiltons; however, they are working with another producer through InkTip on a book adaptation. Originally from Sydney, David Gaddie was one of the top five commercial directors in Australia, with credits including Heineken, Toyota, and TNT.
Mar 1, 2007
Steve Burton has optioned his short script ‘Roaming Charges’ to producer/director/actor/writer Gloria Delaney, who found the short listed on InkTip’s website. Delaney is currently developing a screenplay called ‘Dancing with the Universe,’ based of her first book of the same name.
Feb 22, 2007
Screenwriter Vicky Neal has optioned her feature script 'Eraser Man' to producer Patricia Meghan Phelan and director Aaron Robson of Renaissance Entertainment. Phelan discovered the script by putting a call out to our writers in our newsletter.
Feb 22, 2007
Director Rich Newey of FORM also discovered scribe Kevin Caruso by using our newsletter. Newey hired Caruso, and the two collaborated on a script for which Newey is now moving into preproduction. Caruso's own script 'Running' came in fourth place in the 2006 Cinestory Screenwriting Competition while his other screenplay 'The Rut' took first place; the first time in the competition's history that two scripts from the same writer advanced to the finals!
Feb 22, 2007
Aspiring filmmaker Alexander Jones has optioned the short script 'Lily in the Valley' by scribe Joyce Davison from InkTip. Jones attends Emerson College where he will be producing the short with fellow film majors.
Moreka and Larsson Option Feb 17, 2007
Joram Moreka and Henrik Larsson of Wild Lunch Productions optioned the feature script "Friend Request" by Joe Chun after finding it on InkTip. 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. He has produced various internationally-financed features. Moreka began producing features in his native country of Kenya. Since relocating to Los Angeles, he has co-executive produced the feature "Ghostly Revenge." This is the second script from writer Joe Chun they optioned. Chun has now had three InkTip successes over the past year.
Feb 16, 2007
In addition to completing the script that WhiteBread Productions hired her to pen last September, scribe Ellen Pill has optioned another feature script to Jina Panebianco of WhiteBread, ‘Shelley Greenberg is Fine,’ which Panebianco found on InkTip. 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.
Feb 16, 2007
Grammy Award-winning manager and film producer Tim Grace of GAG Order Films optioned another hilarious comedy by Cortez Davis called ‘Small Timers’ through our network. Production began in December 2006 and will be completed soon. Cortez Davis had a comedy, ‘The Church Girl,’ previously optioned by Mr. Grace, who commented, ‘Cortez is one of the most gifted, timely writers that I have come across, and I never would have found him if it weren’t for InkTip!’
Feb 16, 2007
Independent filmmaker Valerian Plavan of Toronto, Canada has optioned the short script ‘Folie a Deux’ by scribe Joyce Davison. His three short films, ‘L’homme et le malheur’ (2005), ‘Waiting for God’ (2005) and ‘Blue Rain’ (2004) have been screened internationally at many well-known film festivals. Presently, Valerian is in pre-production on three short films, ‘Folie a Deux,’ ‘Flesh and Blood’ and ‘Danae.’
Feb 9, 2007
Australian based producer/director Chris Cudlipp of Sandcastle Films has optioned the script 'Spindle' by Ian Taylor and Karen Hatch Taylor, whom he found on InkTip. This is the first deal for Ian and Karen. Sandcastle Films is currently looking to develop the script into either a feature or TV show.
Feb 9, 2007
Los Angeles-based Point Zero Pictures optioned the dark-comedy 'Keepsake' from screenwriter Drina Connors Kay, found on InkTip. Drina was previously hired to write another first-draft original screenplay for Point Zero Pictures.
Feb 9, 2007
InkTip scribe Jude Tulli's short script 'Novena,' which was found on InkTip by Tony Picciotti, has been produced. Any 5 Films & Jenny Lynn Productions produced the short, which will be shown throughout Europe. Various networks are currently looking at it.
Feb 2, 2007
Allen Martinez of Softcelluoid Films has hired the writing team of Matthew Spira and Russell Totten to collaborate on turning Martinez's award winning short film 'Intelligence' into a feature script. 'Intelligence' was originally written as a short by InkTip scribe Timothy Kernc, and the film received a long list of awards, including the 2006 Gold Audience Award at Sundance Center, 2006 Best Drama at the DIY Film Festival, and 2006 Best Short Film Narrative at the Silver Lake Film Festival. Spira's and Totten's script 'The Mine' on InkTip is what caught Martinez's attention. Spira and Totten recently completed revisions for James Pax of China's Art Spot Entertainment Group and live in Korea and Japan (respectively).
Feb 2, 2007
Independent producer Matt Chapman has optioned the supernatural thriller 'Redwood Inn' from screenwriter Zach Baliva through our site. Since Zach is currently unrepresented, InkTip was a key resource for giving him exposure. Matt is open to accepting proposals from additional financing and distribution partners. Please contact InkTip for further details.
Jan 26, 2007
Marc Ambrose and Mike Greene of AmberGreen Entertainment have optioned two scripts ('Passage' and 'Salt of the Earth') from InkTip scribe Chris Beams. These are the second and third options for Beams through InkTip, who also optioned his script 'San Saba' to AmberGreen Entertainment. Please stay tuned for exciting details about 'San Saba!'
Jan 26, 2007
Andy Lauer has hired Ronald Aberdeen as a story editor to help develop Lauer's award winning short film into a feature script. This is the fourth hire/option that Aberdeen has received through InkTip.
Jan 26, 2007
Matthew Hsu of Fleuron Films hired Brian Young to complete a romantic comedy script entitled 'Little White Lie.' Fleuron Films is an LA-based independent production company with a number of feature projects in development. This is not the first option for Young, who has had success with his work on InkTip.
Jan 19, 2007
Producer/actor/writer Max Ryan discovered scribe Julio Ponce Palmieri through our newsletter some years ago. The two have been working on a feature project in which Ryan will star, as well as produce with his partner Nik Goldman. Ryan's acting credits include 'The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen,' 'Kiss of the Dragon,' and 'Thr3e,' a drama/thriller that he also produced, the release of which was January 5, 2007, domestically distributed by 20th Century Fox and in theaters now! 'Thr3e' stars Marc Blucas (The Jane Austen Book Club, First Daughter, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), and Bill Moseley (Carnivale).
Jan 19, 2007
Producer Daniel Oron has completed production on the short film ‘Look Both Ways’, written by Jeffrey K. Rohrs. The film was produced by Oron and Rohrs, who met through InkTip and decided to produce the film in a US/Canada co-production. They shot it in Toronto, and it will be premiering there on January 27th. A sneak preview screening happened in late November at the Miami International Short Film Festival.
Jan 12, 2007
Craig Nicholls of Pendle View LLC is working with InkTip scribe Greg Bowyer on two of his scripts. Nicholls discovered Bowyer’s work on InkTip. 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. He produced two TV movies for Lifetime this year by other InkTip writers.
Jan 12, 2007
Karen Kleyla of Red Dot Film Studio has completed production on the TV teaser for the new television show ‘Raphelo’s Pizzeria,’ written by InkTip scribe Carmine Caracciola. Kleyla discovered Caracciola on InkTip. Caracciola flew in from NY for the filming and even starred in the project along with Tony Longo (How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days, Mulholland Drive) Joey Diaz (The Longest Yard, Spiderman 2, Analyze That) and Danny Musico (Law & Order, Hell's Kitchen NYC). Brandon Kleyla directed the short teaser that was produced by Red Dot Film Studios. Red Dot is currently shopping the pilot. This is the second success through InkTip for Caracciola, who had a feature script of hers optioned last spring.
Jan 12, 2007
David Bellino of Second Wind Films hired scribe Richard Scott to write a short script entitled ‘69,’ after reading several examples of Richard's work from InkTip. Bellino and Second Wind are developing three feature length projects, on one of which this short script will be based. Production of the short is planned for spring '07.