Josephson Entertainment is in Pre-Production on DIRTY GRANDPA, by first time writer John Phillips, at Universal Pictures where Josephson has their first look deal. In television, they are in their seventh season of Bones on Fox, have the show The Finder premiring in January on Fox, and are currently shooting the pilot SCENT OF THE MISSING for TNT.
The partners of Game 7 Films are hard at work on co-producing Lee Daniels' THE PAPERBOY (starring Zac Efron, Nicole Kidman and Matthew McConaughey), Ramona S. Diaz's DON'T STOP BELIEVIN': EVERYMAN'S JOURNEY as well three in-development projects.
One of our newest judges - Annie Marter - is Executive Producer on an untitled sci-fi project with siblings David and Ian Purchase directing. Annie brought the picture to Straight Up Films, who are now producing, along with Josephson Entertainment (another partner of ours). The script is being penned by Edward and Chris Borey ("CONTINUE"). CAA will represent the distribution rights.
Our judge Dave Brown recently sold the NASCAR based pilot CHARLOTTE to Sony TV and the legal Drama CANNON FIRE to Fox. His client Diego Velasco's debut film THE ZERO HOUR won the audience award at 2011 Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival and Dave is currently producing LOVE, SCOTCH AND DEATH, starring Michael C. Hall and Vera Farmiga. This film is written and will be directed by James Manos Jr.
Next up for our partner Broken Road are VALET GUYS with Kevin James and Adam Sandler, BOY SCOUTS VERSUS ZOMBIES and IS HE THE ONE?
Stephen Susco reunited with Sam Raimi (THE GRUDGE) and Mandate Films to write and co-produce THE DYBBUK BOX, which will be released by Lionsgate in August, 2012. He also wrote LEATHERFACE, a trilogy continuation of the original TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, which is currently shooting and will be released in Autumn 2012.
Tim Harms along with fellow MovieHatcher Daryl Freimark, is currently in pre-production on the Neil LaBute micro-budget feature "SOME VELVET MORNING". Tim also produced "SEXTING" a short film written and directed by Neil LaBute and starring Julia Stiles that screened at the Sundance, Montreal, Hamptons, Aspen Shortsfest and Palm Springs Shortsfest film festivals.
Rat Entertainment had a busy summer with HORRIBLE BOSSES making over 200 million dollars worldwide. Brett Ratner also directed TOWER HEIST starring Ben Stiller and Eddie Muprhy. The trailer to Rat Entertainment’s new movie with Relativity Media, MIRROR MIRROR just came out. You can see it here.
From our partner Underground Films recently sold RAJ READY: PALACE PEACOCK an animated movie to Warner Brothers, as well as EMILY POST’S ETIQUETTE to Warner Brothers. Underground has also been attached to CARMEN SANDIEGO with Jennifer Loepz set to star. The film will be produced by Lopez and her Nuyorican Productions’ partners Benny Medina and Simon Fields, and Underground Films’ Nick Osbourne, Trevor Engelson and Devin Andre. Walden Media CEO Michael Bostick and SVP Evan Turner are steering the property after it was acquired from Hougton Mifflin.
MovieHatcher Daryl Freimark is the Executive Editor on the recently published comic book THE DEVIL IS DUE IN DREARY. Issue #1 came out in October. Issues 2-4 will be coming out in the coming months. THE DEVIL IS DUE IN DREARY is based off a screenplay written by David Parkin that was an official 2008 IFP Emerging Narratives’ selection. Daryl will produce the feature film which they are looking to shoot in the fall of 2012. For more info, check out the Facebook page.
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