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    Company Launches

    Rock’n Robin Productions: Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts has launched a new production company, Rock’n Robin Productions. The new production shingle will produce digital and broadcast programming that focuses on documentary and non-fictional programming. ABC News Executive Producer John Green has joined as Executive Vice President of Programming and Development. Shelter PR, LLC:  Former WKT publicists Cara Tripicchio, Christine Tripicchio and Marla Farrell have launched a new public relations firm, Shelter PR. The company’s new offices will be located in both Los Angeles and New York. Shifting Gears Entertainment: Patrick Dempsey has launched a new production shingle with producing partner and manager Joannie Burstein. The company has signed an overall television deal with ABC Studios and has brought executive Ben Tierney on board as Senior Vice President, Production. Under the deal, Shifting Gears will develop and produce scripted programming for ABC Studios. The Current Co.: Jenni Weinman Voake has launched her own public relations firm, The Current Co. She will be bringing her clients including DJ Qualls, Martin Lawrence, Steve Aoki, Danny Masterson, Affion Crockett, Eric Balfour, Travis Barker, Blink 182, and Kid Ink.

    Studios, Networks, and Media Conglomerates

    Debmar-Mercury & Gannett Broadcasting: Stephanie Eno has joined as Vice President, Development. Paramount Pictures: Megan Colligan has been promoted to President, Worldwide Distribution & Marketing. Eric Counter has been promoted to President, Worldwide Creative Advertising. Steve Siskind has been promoted to President, Domestic Marketing. Relativity Media: Carol Genis has joined as Managing Director. Sony Pictures Entertainment: Ryan Doherty has joined as Vice President, Literary Development, in New York. TLC: Wendy Douglas has been named Vice President, East Coast Production. Marisa Levy has been named Vice President, Development. Alon Orstein has been named Senior Vice President, Production & Development.

    Film

    Crimson Forest Entertainment Group: Justin Begnaud has joined as Chief Operating Officer. Entertainment One Television: Mackenzie Lush has been named Director, Creative Affairs. Monsterfoot Productions:  Coral Wright has been promoted to Creative Executive. National Film Preservation Foundation: Jeff Lambert has been named Executive Director. The Picture Company: Alex Heineman has joined as Partner. Andrew Rona has joined as Partner. Protagonist Pictures: Hashim Alsaraf has joined as Delivery Manager. Dave Bishop has been named Head of Worldwide Acquisitions. Emily Gotto has been named Acquisitions Executive. George Hamilton has been named Sales Coordinator. Vanessa Saal has joined as Head of Sales. Edward Vaisman has joined as Head of Production. STX Entertainment: Oren Aviv has joined as Chief Creative Officer. Uber Content: Lenny Beckerman has joined as Executive Vice President, Film & Television.

    Television

    A. Smith & Co. Productions: Joe Weinstock has been named Senior Vice President, Development. Calamity Jane: Laura Holstein has joined as Head, Development. Fusion: Jonathan Stern has been named Vice President & Head, Business Development. Mike Tollin Productions: Laura Gleeson has joined as Director, Development. Nutopia: Allyson Mandelbaum has joined as Director, US Development. Revolt: Inga Dyer has been named Senior Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs.

    Agencies, Management Companies, Public Relations, and Law Firms

    Different Drummer: Andy Peterson has joined as President. Chris Youngblood has joined as Head, Social & Digital Media Strategies. IMG: Mark Shapiro has joined as Chief Content Officer. Innovative Artists: Courtney Miller has been named Agent, Talent. The Current Co.: Jenni Weinman Voake has joined as Publicist. Untitled Entertainment: Kendall Morgan Rhodes has joined as Manager and Producer, Digital Production.

    Cable

    HBO Documentary Films: Sara Bernstein has been promoted to Senior Vice President. Jacqueline Glover has been promoted to Senior Vice President. Spike TV: Ted Gold has joined as Senior Vice President, Scripted Original Series.

    Digital

    AOL: Susan Lyne has been promoted to Head, BBG Fund in New York. CBC: Richard Kanee has joined as Head, Digital.

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    Agencies

    Abrams Artists Agency: Actor Sebastian Roché is now repped in both the Los Angeles and New York offices. Roché currently recurs on the CW series The Originals, playing Mikael. He also had a recurring role on Scandal last year and will appear in the upcoming feature A Walk among the Tombstones. Getting his start in the early eighties, Roché has led an impressive career, appearing in numerous features and television series. He’s probably best known for his recurring roles on such series as Odyssey 5, General Hospital, Fringe, The Vampire Diaries and Supernatural. Roché continues to be managed by Framework Entertainment. Abrams Artists Agency: Actress Erica Dasher is now repped in both the Los Angeles and New York offices. Dasher recently appeared in an episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and she will also soon be seen in the feature Dating Daisy. Dasher’s signature role, however, is probably her starring role as Jane on the ABC Family series Jane by Design. Prior to that series, Dasher got an early break co-starring as Madison on The WB series The Lake. She continues to be managed by Luber/Rocklin Management. Abrams Artists Agency: Actress Idara Victor is now repped in both the Los Angeles and New York offices. Victor currently has a recurring role on the AMC series Turn. She also appears as Nina Holliday on the TNT series Rizzoli and Isles. After studying at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, Victor got her start appearing in Broadway shows and television series such as Law & Order and Law & Order: SVU. Victor’s subsequent credits have included recurring roles on The Choir and Vegas, and guest spots on such series as Mad Men, Private Practice and Prime Suspect. Victor continues to be managed by Untitled Entertainment. ICM Partners: 13-year old actor Garrett Wareing is now repped by Craig Bernstein and Paul Hook. A newcomer to film and television, Wareing just recently landed his first big role, beating out more than 1200 other actors in a casting search and landing a lead in the musical drama Boychoir. The feature recently made its Toronto premiere and also stars Dustin Hoffman and Kathy Bates. Before landing his breakout role, Wareing enrolled in IMTA 2013, where he won the 2013 Pre-Teen Male Model of the Year and he has worked with acting coach Max Decker of CM Acting Studio. Wareing is also repped by 23 Management. UTA: Actor Adam Rodriguez is now a client. Rodriguez is currently starring in the summer legal drama Reckless on CBS. He also appeared in the About Last Night remake, which was released earlier this year. Rodriguez is probably best known, however, for portraying Detective Eric Delko for all ten seasons of CSI: Miami. Starting his career in the mid-nineties, Rodriguez’s television credits have included recurring roles on Brooklyn South, Roswell, Ugly Betty, Felicity, Resurrection Blvd. and The Goodwin Games. His feature credits have included such films as I Can Do Bad All by Myself, Splinter, Unknown, Magic Mike and the upcoming indie Lovesick. Next up, Rodriguez will reprise his role as an exotic dancer in the sequel to Magic Mike. WME Entertainment: Up-and-coming actor and musician Dylan Minnette is now a client. Minnette will soon star in the Goosebumps feature film, which is currently in post-production and stars Jack Black as R.L. Stine. Minnette also has role as Anthony in the upcoming adaptation of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, opposite Ed Oxenbould and Steve Carell.  Getting his start in the mid-2000s, Minnette landed early parts playing recurring characters on both Prison Break and Lost. He has since gone on to appear in the features Let Me In, Prisoners and Labor Day amongst others. Minnette also played series regular Rex Britton on the NBC series Awake. A busy television actor, some of his more recent television credits include episodes of Nikita, Save Me, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and Scandal. In addition to his acting career, Minnette is also the singer/rhythm guitarist in the band The Narwhals.

    Public Relations

    42West: Puerto Rican fashion model Joan Smalls is now repped by Carrie GordonBritney Ross and Stephanie Durning. Smalls is one of three models who landed on the prestigious cover of Vogue’s September issue. According to Forbes, Smalls is currently in 8th place on their 2013 highest paid models list, earning over $3.5 million last year. In September 2013, she topped Models.com’s rankings and in January, she graced the cover of the American Elle.  Smalls is also Estee Lauder’s first Latina ambassador. Her other clients include Gucci, Missoni and Fendi. Smalls is currently repped by IMG.

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    Penn Jillette

    Starts

    Director’s Cut 08/28/2014 Logline: A murderous psychotic who is stalking a film actress believes he is directing her film. Production Company: Golden Entertainment West Director: Adam Rifkin Producers: Penn Jillette, Peter Adam Golden Cast: Penn Jillette, Glenn Beck, Lawrence O'Donnell Jr., Missi Pyle Screenwriter: Penn Jillette SSN Insight: Penn Jillette successfully crowdfunded the project by raising $1,164,928 from 4,736 donors, including Neil Patrick Harris, Ben Stiller, Carrot Top, and Joan Rivers, on crowdsourcing platform FundAnything.com. Looking for Grace 08/27/2014 Logline: When a 15-year-old girl runs away, her parents hire an aging private detective to find her. Production Companies: Unicorn Films, Gecko Films Director: Sue Brooks Executive Producers: Antonio Zeccola, Benjamin Zeccola Producers: Lizzette Atkins, Alison Tilson, Sue Taylor Cast: Richard Roxburgh, Radha Mitchell, Odessa Young Screenwriter: Sue Brooks SSN Insight: Miranda Otto was previously attached to the role played by Radha Mitchell. Skiptrace 09/03/2014 Logline: A Hong Kong detective is given the job of tracking down an American gambler who is on the run, and the two men form an unlikely partnership to catch a notorious criminal. Production Companies: Exclusive Media, Talent International Film Company, Cyrte Investments Director: Renny Harlin Producers: Jackie Chan, David Gerson, Charlie Coker, Esmond Ren, Damien Saccani Cast: Jackie Chan, Fan Bingbing, Johnny Knoxville Screenwriters: Rodney Rothman (Polish); Derek Elliott, Jack Donaldson, Geoff Moore, David Posamentier, BenDavid Grabinski (Revisions); Brian Gatewood, Alex Tanaka; Jay Longino; Jackie Chan (From an original idea by) SSN Insight: Seann William Scott was previously attached to co-star in the role played by Johnny Knoxville.

    Wraps

    Untitled (Relativity/Armored Car Project) 08/29/2014 Logline: The true story of a group of guards at an armored car company in Charlotte, North Carolina, who undertake one of the largest cash heists in American history. Studio: Relativity Media Production Companies: Broadway Video Film, Rough House Pictures Director: Jared Hess Executive Producers: Danny McBride, Jody Hill, Michael Aguilar, Kevin J. Messick, Ryan Kavanaugh, Tucker Tooley, Erin David Producers: John Goldwyn, Lorne Michaels Cast: Owen Wilson, Zach Galifianakis, Kristen Wiig, Jason Sudeikis, Kate McKinnon, Ken Marino Screenwriters: Chris Bowman, Hubbel Palmer (current draft); Danny McBride, Jody Hill (previous draft); Emily Spivey (original draft) Details: Based on the book Heist! The 17 Million Loomis Fargo Theft, by Jeff Diamant, published September 1, 2002 by John F. Blair. SSN Insight: Jim Carrey was previously attached to star. Into the Forest 08/30/2014 Logline: Two sisters, living in a remote area in the near future, struggle as the world seems to collapse around them and must reexamine their lives and relationship. Production Companies: DAS Films, Vie Entertainment Director: Patricia Rozema Executive Producers: Kelly Bush Novak, Haroon "Boon" Saleem, Sriram Das Producer: Ellen Page Cast: Ellen Page, Evan Rachel Wood, Max Minghella, Michael Eklund Screenwriter: Patricia Rozema Details: Based on the novel Into the Forest, written by Jean Hegland and published by Bantam on September 2, 1997. SSN Insight: Director Patricia Rozema, born to Dutch immigrants in a small town in Ontario, Canada, was raised as a strict Calvinist and did not see her first film until she was a teenager.

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    Starts

    Director’s Cut 08/28/2014 Logline: A murderous psychotic who is stalking a film actress believes he is directing her film. Production Company: Golden Entertainment West Director: Adam Rifkin Producers: Penn Jillette, Peter Adam Golden Cast: Penn Jillette, Glenn Beck, Lawrence O'Donnell Jr., Missi Pyle Screenwriter: Penn Jillette SSN Insight: Penn Jillette successfully crowdfunded the project by raising $1,164,928 from 4,736 donors, including Neil Patrick Harris, Ben Stiller, Carrot Top, and Joan Rivers, on crowdsourcing platform FundAnything.com. Looking for Grace 08/27/2014 Logline: When a 15-year-old girl runs away, her parents hire an aging private detective to find her. Production Companies: Unicorn Films, Gecko Films Director: Sue Brooks Executive Producers: Antonio Zeccola, Benjamin Zeccola Producers: Lizzette Atkins, Alison Tilson, Sue Taylor Cast: Richard Roxburgh, Radha Mitchell, Odessa Young Screenwriter: Sue Brooks SSN Insight: Miranda Otto was previously attached to the role played by Radha Mitchell. Skiptrace 09/03/2014 Logline: A Hong Kong detective is given the job of tracking down an American gambler who is on the run, and the two men form an unlikely partnership to catch a notorious criminal. Production Companies: Exclusive Media, Talent International Film Company, Cyrte Investments Director: Renny Harlin Producers: Jackie Chan, David Gerson, Charlie Coker, Esmond Ren, Damien Saccani Cast: Jackie Chan, Fan Bingbing, Johnny Knoxville Screenwriters: Rodney Rothman (Polish); Derek Elliott, Jack Donaldson, Geoff Moore, David Posamentier, BenDavid Grabinski (Revisions); Brian Gatewood, Alex Tanaka; Jay Longino; Jackie Chan (From an original idea by) SSN Insight: Seann William Scott was previously attached to co-star in the role played by Johnny Knoxville.

    Wraps

    Untitled (Relativity/Armored Car Project) 08/29/2014 Logline: The true story of a group of guards at an armored car company in Charlotte, North Carolina, who undertake one of the largest cash heists in American history. Studio: Relativity Media Production Companies: Broadway Video Film, Rough House Pictures Director: Jared Hess Executive Producers: Danny McBride, Jody Hill, Michael Aguilar, Kevin J. Messick, Ryan Kavanaugh, Tucker Tooley, Erin David Producers: John Goldwyn, Lorne Michaels Cast: Owen Wilson, Zach Galifianakis, Kristen Wiig, Jason Sudeikis, Kate McKinnon, Ken Marino Screenwriters: Chris Bowman, Hubbel Palmer (current draft); Danny McBride, Jody Hill (previous draft); Emily Spivey (original draft) Details: Based on the book Heist! The 17 Million Loomis Fargo Theft, by Jeff Diamant, published September 1, 2002 by John F. Blair. SSN Insight: Jim Carrey was previously attached to star. Into the Forest 08/30/2014 Logline: Two sisters, living in a remote area in the near future, struggle as the world seems to collapse around them and must reexamine their lives and relationship. Production Companies: DAS Films, Vie Entertainment Director: Patricia Rozema Executive Producers: Kelly Bush Novak, Haroon "Boon" Saleem, Sriram Das Producer: Ellen Page Cast: Ellen Page, Evan Rachel Wood, Max Minghella, Michael Eklund Screenwriter: Patricia Rozema Details: Based on the novel Into the Forest, written by Jean Hegland and published by Bantam on September 2, 1997. SSN Insight: Director Patricia Rozema, born to Dutch immigrants in a small town in Ontario, Canada, was raised as a strict Calvinist and did not see her first film until she was a teenager.

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    The One That Got Away Network: NBC Studio: 20th Century Fox Television Production Company: Small Dog Picture Company Executive Producers: Mike Libe, Nate Reger, Jason Winer, Renate Radford Writers: Mike Libe, Nate Reger Logline: 15 years after high school, a woman moves to Miami and rejoins her old group of friends to try to spark a romance with her high school crush. SSN Insight: Small Dog Pictures is also developing The Sound Of The Sumners, a musical comedy with Peter Knight for Fox. The Possession Of Maggie Gill Network: NBC Production Company: Amblin Television Executive Producers: John Glenn, Adam Kane, Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey, Harris Fishman Writer: John Glenn Logline: Centers on the Gills, a loving a middle-class family in Eugene, Oregon who find themselves in the midst of crisis when paranormal occurrences begin to affect the everyday fabric of their home. At the same time, a series of brutal murders is being investigated by two local detectives. The storylines converge as those involved slowly realize that the murders and hauntings may have a common link: Maggie Gill, 15-year-old daughter of the Gill family, who might be possessed by demonic attachments. Details: Script Commitment SSN Insight: Amblin is also developing a remake of the film Minority Report, which is being produced by 20th Century Fox and Paramount Television and just picked up by FOX. Untitled Judah Miller Comedy Project Network: ABC Studio: 20th Century Fox Television Production Company: 3 Arts Entertainment Executive Producer: Judah Miller, Tom Lassally, Jonathan Berry Writer: Judah Miller Logline: Centers on a Tony Award-winning mother and a cerebral, risk-averse father blessed with a natural-born athlete for a son. They are forced to come to terms with the fact that raising their only child won’t come as easily as they thought. Brain Dead Network: CBS Studio: CBS Television Studios Production Companies: Scott Free Productions, King Size Productions Executive Producers: Ridley Scott, David Zucker, Robert King, Michelle King Writers: Robert King, Michelle King Logline: A comedic horror show set in the world of D.C. politics. SSN Insight: King Size Productions have just signed a new three-year deal with CBS Television Studios. Elisabeth Network: HBO Executive Producers: Patricia Clarkson, Ruba Nadda, Alan Poul Writer: Ruba Nadda Director: Ruba Nadda Logline: A romantic drama set in the world of international politics. SSN Insight: Project reunites Poul and Clarkson who worked for a short time together on HBO’s Six Feet Under. Hospitality Network: NBC Studio: Universal Television Production Company: Hazy Mills Productions Executive Producers: Christopher Moynihan, Sean Hayes, Todd Milliner Writer: Christopher Moynihan Logline: Set in a midtown Manhattan hotel and focuses on the hospitality staff. Details: Planned to air live every week, including live commercials. Two Black Cadillacs Network: FOX Studio: Warner Bros. Television Production Company: Jerry Bruckheimer Television Executive Producers: Carrie Underwood, Ildy Modrovich, Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman Co-Executive Producer: KristieAnne Reed Writer: Ildy Modrovich Logline: Explores a murderous love triangle in the modern South when a wife and a mistress realize they are involved with the same guy and conspire to kill him. Details: Based on the song Two Black Cadillacs, written by Carrie Underwood, Hillary Lindsey and Josh Kear. Planned as a limited event series. Untitled Mary Karr Drama Project Network: Showtime Studio: CBS Television Studios Production Company: Timberman/Beverly Productions Executive Producer: Sarah TImberman, Carl Beverly, Mary-Louise Parker (has been mentioned) Co-Executive Producer: Mary Karr Producer: Frank Konigsberg Writer: Mary Karr Cast: Mary-Louise Parker (has been mentioned) Logline: Chronicles Karr’s challenging childhood in East Texas in the 1960s and documents her perilous journey into adulthood and her struggles with alcoholism. Details: Based on the memoirs The Liars' Club (Viking;1995), Cherry (Viking; 2000) and Lit (Harper; 20009) by Mary Karr. Poor House Network: NBC Studio: Universal Television Production Company: Pacific Electric Picture Co. Executive Producers: Mike Pennie, Julian McCullough, Ed Helms, Michael Falbo Writer: Julian McCullough Cast: Julian McCullough Logline: Centers on a free-spirited, anti-establishment, non-conformist dad who drifts across America - and through life - until he decides to let his teenaged son have a normal high school experience, settling in a wealthy, Norman Rockwell-esque utopia where they share the only rundown house in town with two other working class misfits. Details: Inspired by the childhood of Julian McCullough. SSN Insight: Pacific Electric Picture Co. is also developing an NBC project called Big Kids with writer Joe Wengert and executive producer Claudia Lonow. Manhunt Network: NBC Studio: Universal Television Executive Producers: Gavin Hood, Whit Brayton, Zack Rice, Michael Sugar, Alex Goldstone, Nicole Romano Writers: Whit Brayton, Zack Rice Director: Gavin Hood Logline: Explores the mounting tension of an entire city on the hunt for a fugitive roaming the streets at large. It will examine the moment an American, or international city, becomes a police state, a war zone or a ground zero and the ensuing bloodlust it inspires. Details: The series order is cast and script contingent. If lifted, NBC has ordered ten episodes. SSN Insight: Project would be an anthology series. Untitled Scott Silveri/ Jake Kasdan Family Comedy Project Network: FOX Studio: 20th Century Fox Television Executive Producers: Scott Silveri, Jake Kasdan, Melvin Mar Writer: Scott Silveri Logline: Centers on a family that’s good at handling the challenges it faces - and excellent at creating new ones. Details: Put pilot + Penalty Couch Detective Network: ABC Studio: Warner Bros. Television Production Company: Jerry Bruckheimer Television Executive Producers: Lauren Iungerich, Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, Co-Executive Producer: KristieAnne Reed Writer: Lauren Iungerich Logline: Follows the exploits of a thirty-something female "couch detective" who solves crimes based on her encyclopedic knowledge of every true-crime TV special, police procedural and made-for-TV movie. SSN Insight: This is an hour long comedy project, and marks the first hour-long sale for Iungerich, who shot a pilot for ABC last season called Damaged Goods which was not picked up to series. Nuclear Family Network: ABC Studio: ABC Studios Production Company: Dark Toy Entertainment Executive Producers: Peter Huyck, Alex Gregory, Karey Burke, Todd Holland Writers: Peter Huyck, Alex Gregory Logline: Chronicles the misadventures of self-professed altruists Rick and Barbara Foley, who adopted eight children from all over the world, some with special needs. Having bit off way more than they can chew, their radically different parenting styles and narcissistic, self-serving behavior have created a hurricane of teenage dysfunction, at the center of which is their often-overlooked only biological child. SSN Insight: Huyck and Gregory were behind last season’s projects The Pro at NBC and An American Education at ABC, which both shot pilots but were not ordered to series. The Curse of the Fuentes Women Network: NBC Studio: Warner Bros. Television Production Company: Silent H Productions Executive Producers: Silvio Horta, Andrew Maher Writer: Silvio Horta Logline: When a young man washes up on Miami Beach claiming to be a long lost family member from Cuba, he breathes new energy into the lives of grandmother Esperanza Fuentes, daughter Lola and granddaughter Soledad. SSN Insight: Horta developed Bastards for ABC last season, but it never went past script. Untitled Halle Berry/ Larry Kaplow Medical Drama Project Network: CBS Studio: CBS Television Studios Production Company: 606 Films Executive Producers: Larry Kaplow, Halle Berry, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, Katie Jacobs Writer: Larry Kaplow Logline: Centers on an enigmatic surgeon who imprisons himself in a state of the art private hospital on the grounds of a prison. SSN Insight: Project springs from 606 Films first look deal with CBS TV Studios, which stems from Berry’s role in the summer series Extant.

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    Pilots

    Leslie Bibb has been cast as the lead in Amazon’s Salem Rogers: Model of the Year 1998, that centers on a self-centered, arrogant former supermodel who is forced to leave rehab after 10 years and reunites with her long-suffering former assistant, now a self-help writer using her years with Salem as an inspiration. Chris O’Shea and James Harvey will star in Amazon’s Point Of Honor, about best friends and brothers-in-law who find themselves on opposite sides of a conflict. Cary Tagawa and Alexa Davalos have booked series regular roles on Amazon’s The Man In The High Castle, that explores an alternative-reality in which Nazi Germany and Japan won World War II and occupy the United States, with the East Coast controlled by the Nazis and the West Coast owned by Japan - and a chunk of the Midwest still up for grabs. Lyndsy Fonseca and Alysia Reiner are set for Amazon’s Down Dog, about a surfer devoid of ambition and described as a Peter Pan who has been sliding through life on his charisma, charm and good looks. He is forced to take life seriously when he's left in charge of his ex-girlfriend's yoga studio. Alexander Dreymon has been set as the lead in BBC America’s The Last Kingdom, which will combine real historical figures and events with fictional characters during the reign of Alfred the Great, who as King of the-last-kingdom fought off a Viking invasion. Steve Zahn, Romany Malco and Ben Chaplin have landed lead roles in Amazon’s Mad Dogs, that centers on four former frat brothers who travel to Belize for a reunion with their wealthy old college friend only to have their luxury vacation interrupted by murder, conspiracy and a psychotic gang lord who is out for their hides. Rami Malek will play the lead in USA’s Mr. Robot, about a young programmer who suffers from a debilitating antisocial disorder who decides that he can only connect to people by hacking them. He wields his skills as a weapon to protect those he cares about from those who are trying to hurt them. He will find himself in the intersection between a cyber-security firm he works for, his alter ego hacking exploits at night, and the underworld hacking organization trying to recruit him to help bring down the one percent.

    Current Series

    Serinda Swan has landed a recurring role on NBC’s Chicago Fire. Matt Nable and Austin Butler are set to recur in CW’s Arrow. Peter Gallagher will recur in season 16 of NBC’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Frances O'Connor has joined the ABC’s Once Upon A Time. Mary Mouser has joined season 4 of ABC’s Scandal. Douglas Hodge, Sarah Greene, Jonny Beauchamp and Patti LuPone have been cast in Season 2 of Showtime’s Penny Dreadful. Maggie Lawson is set to recur on CBS’ Two and a Half Men. Connie Britton will lend her voice to FOX’s Family Guy. Charlotte Arnold will guest star on CW’s Beauty and the Beast. Lev Gorn will recur on CBS’ NCIS. Hayley Atwell and George Stephanopoulos will guest star on ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Kelly Monaco will guest star as herself on ABC Family’s Baby Daddy. Rebecca Mader lands a role on CBS’ Blue Bloods. Phyllis Logan will guest star on FOX’s Bones. Bojana Novakovic has booked a recurring role on Showtime’s Shameless. Kristen Johnston will guest star in season 6 of ABC’s Modern Family. Rick Fox is scheduled to guest star on CBS’ Mom. The late Joan Rivers will appear in the upcoming season of NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice.

    New Series

    Dominic Purcell will appear on CW’s Flash. Juanes, a Latin musician, will guest star on CW’s Jane The Virgin as a music producer. Ben Hollingsworth will recur on Fox’s Backstrom. Rob Byrdon and Michelle Gomez will guest star on HBO’s The Brink. Emmett Scanlan is set to play Det. Jim Corrigan in NBC’s Constantine.

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    NEW ATTACHMENTS

    The Politician Logline: A politician in Washington D.C. is caught in a scandal with some hookers and his career goes downhill from there. Studio/Distributor: Columbia Pictures Production Companies: Point Grey Pictures, Mark Gordon Company Producers:  Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, James Weaver Mark Gordon Cast: Vince Vaughn Writers: Matthew Bass, Theodore Bressman Director: Michael Dowse Details: Screenplay was included in the 2013 Black List.  SSN Insight: Project marks first studio project for Michael Dowse. CHiPs Logline: California motorcycle cops take down a criminal organization. Studio/Distributor: Warner Bros. Production Companies:  Primate Pictures, Panay Films Producers:  Andrew Panay, Rick Rosner (Executive Producer) Cast: Dax Shepard, Michael Peña Writers:  Dax Shepard, Paul Kaplan (previous draft), Mark Torgove (previous draft) Director: Dax Shepard Details: Feature film version of television series CHiPs (USA/1977-1983), which featured Larry Wilcox and Erik Estrada.    SSN Insight: Project marks the first studio film that Dax Shepard will direct. How Starbucks Saved My Life Logline: An older advertising executive loses his job and family and has to go work at Starbucks to pay the bills. He befriends the young manager and learns about life and love. Studio/Distributor: The Weinstein Company Production Company:  Polymorphic Pictures Producers:  Polly Johnson, Christy Ezzell Writer:  Ned Benson (current draft), Robert Nelson Jacobs (previous draft) Details: Based on the book How Starbucks Saved My Life, written by Michael Gates Gill; published by Penguin Books January 1, 2007.  SSN Insight: Project reunites Ned Benson with The Weinstein Company since The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby. Untitled (Fox 2000/Peggy Lee Biopic) Logline: The professional and personal life of singer Peggy Lee, whose career spanned seven decades. Studio/Distributor: Fox 2000 Production Companies: Marc Platt Productions, Pacific Standard Producers:  Marc Platt, Reese Witherspoon Cast: Reese Witherspoon Writers: Doug Wright (current draft), Nora Ephron (previous draft) Director: Todd Haynes  SSN Insight: Project re-teams Reese Witherspoon with Marc Platt since the Legally Blonde films. The Magnificent Seven (Remake) Logline: A group of seven tough gunslingers are hired by a village to put a stop to the vicious bandit and his gang who have been pillaging it for years Studio/Distributor: MGM Production Company:  Roger Birnbaum Productions Producer:  Roger Birnbaum Cast: Denzel Washington Writers: John Lee Hancock (current draft), Nic Pizzolatto (previous draft) Director: Antoine Fuqua Details: Remake of The Magnificent Seven (USA/1960), directed by John Sturges and starring Yul Brenner, Eli Wallach, Steve McQueen and Charles Bronson.  SSN Insight: Project reteams Fuqua and Washington again since The Equalizer.

    NEW PROJECTS

    The Book of Vision Logline: An Italian doctor studying the history of medicine discovers mysterious information about an 18th century doctor. Production Companies: Citrullo International, Twiga Film Producers:  Philipp Kreuzer, Terrence Malick (Executive Producer) Cast: Gabriel Byrne, Carice Van Houten Writers: Carlo Hintermann, Marco Saura Director: Carlo Hintermann  SSN Insight: Project marks the feature directorial debut of Carlo Hintermann. 49-0/The Brockton Blockbuster Logline: The life of undefeated heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano is chronicled. Production Company:  City of Peace Films Producer: Yochanan Marcellino Writer:  Dustin Marcellino Director: Dustin Marcellino SSN Insight: Project marks the second feature for director Dustin Marcellino (The Identical). We All Looked Up Logline: Two months before a meteor likely to destroy life on Earth arrives, the lives of four high school seniors intersect. Studio/Distributor: Paramount Insurge Production Company:  Davis Entertainment Producer: John Davis Details: Based on the debut novel We All Looked Up, written by Tommy Wallach and to be published by Simon & Schuster on March 31, 2015.  SSN Insight: Project marks the second recent genre deal between Insurge and Davis Entertainment (Prism). Hansel and Gretel Logline: When their evil stepmother abandons them in the forest, little Hansel and Gretel wind up in a house made of gingerbread, owned by a witch who intends to eat them. Production Company:  Four Chickens For a Fiver Producer: Juliet Blake Details: Based on the graphic novel written by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Lorenzo Mattotti, and to be published by Toon Books on October 28, 2014. The graphic novel is based on the classic German fairytale recorded by the Brothers Grimm and published in 1812.  SSN Insight: Project marks the second feature film for producer Juliet Blake since The Hundred-Foot Journey. Victor the Assassin: The Killer Logline: Mysterious, charismatic hitman Victor gets in trouble with his employers when his conscience begins to bother him. Studio/Distributor: StudioCanal Production Companies: The Picture Company, Sentient Entertainment Producers:  Andrew Rona, Alex Heineman, Renee Tab, Christopher Tuffin Director: Pierre Morel Details: Based on the novel The Killer, written by Tom Wood and published by Thomas Dunne Books in 2010. It is the first book in the six-book series Victor the Assassin,written by Wood.  SSN Insight: Project marks first deal for Heineman and Rona’s new company, The Picture Company. It also reunites them with director Pierre Morel since The Gunman.

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    Agencies

    Gersh: Actor Jason Patric is now repped by Chris Fioto, Allison Band and Jennifer Craig. Patric most recently starred in the gangster thriller The Prince, opposite Bruce Willis and John Cusack. He also will soon star in the feature The Last Duane, opposite Rose McGowan and Danny Trejo. The grandson of legendary actor Jackie Gleason and the son of playwright and The Exorcist star Jason Miller, Patric got his big break with the 1987 cult classic The Lost Boys. Patric’s subsequent film credits have included 1991’s Sleepers, Rush, Speed 2: Cruise Control, Your Friends & Neighbors, Narc, The Alamo, In the Valley of Elah, The Losers, My Sister’s Keeper and After Dark, My Sweet. Up next, Patric’s set to appear in the feature films The Confines, as well as Lost & Found. Patric continues to be repped by LINK for management. ICM Partners: Film, television and stage actor Patrick Stewart is now repped by Carter Cohn and Adam Schweitzer. Stewart is busy preparing for his return to series television with Starz’s Seth MacFarlane/Jonathan Ames series Blunt Talk. He also recently appeared in the Tribeca indie feature Match. Joining the Royal Shakespeare Academy in 1966, Stewart has built up an extensive career that spans across the mediums of television, film and theatre. However, he’s still probably best known for his iconic roles as Jean-Luc Picard in the Star Trek franchise and Professor X in the X-Men franchise. Other recent credits have included regular contributions to MacFarlane projects such as American Dad!, Family Guy and Cosmos, as well as the upcoming Mitch Davis comedy Stuck. The Olivier and Drama Desk-winning stage actor also appeared on Broadway earlier this year opposite Ian McKellen on an alternating bill of No Man’s Land and Waiting for Godot. Stewart just signed with Sandra Chang and Tony Lipp at Anonymous Content for management. ICM Partners: Actor James Wolk is now repped by Carter Cohn, Kevin Crotty, Brian Mann and Dar Rollins. Wolk recently appeared as series regular Zach Cropper on the CBS series The Crazy Ones, opposite the late Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar. Before that, Wolk appeared in a buzzed-about role as mysterious junior account man Bob Benson on the sixth season of Mad Men, a role he reprised this last season. First appearing in the 2008 Hallmark movie Front of the Class, Wolk’s series credits have included the lead in the Fox series Lone Star, as well as recurring spots on Shameless, Happy Endings and Political Animals. Wolk’s feature credits have included For a Good Time, Call… and You Again. Next up, Wolk is set to appear in the period drama The Stanford Prison Experiment, currently in production. Kraft-Engel Management: Emmy-award winning composer Bear McCreary is now a client. Graduating from the prestigious USC Thornton School of Music, McCreary got his big break at age 24 when he wrote the award-winning score to Syfy’s Battlestar Galactica. The busy composer has since gone on to work on such series as The Walking Dead, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Human Target, Trauma, Caprica, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Outlander and Black Sails to name a few. McCreary received his first Emmy nomination for his work on Human Target and last year, he went on to win his first Emmy for the main title to Da Vinci’s Demons. More recently, McCreary scored the BBC America series Intruders, as well as the feature films Digging Up the Marrow and Everly. The agency will help McCreary as he transitions his work to the big screen. Paradigm: Up-and-coming model and actress Sarah Dumont is now repped by Jason Cunningham and Andrew Ruf. Dumont will soon star as the female lead in the horror comedy Scouts vs. Zombies, which is currently in post-production and set for release next year. She will also appear in the features A Many Splintered Thing, Rise and Acid Girls, all of which are currently in post. Dumont also has a co-starring role on Maker Studios’ web series Oh, You Pretty Things. Making her television debut in 2009’s Melrose Place pilot, Dumont’s other credits have included the television series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Dads, Mixology and Friends with Better Lives. She also appeared in feature film Don Jon, opposite Joseph Gordon Levitt and Scarlett Johansson. Paradigm: Actor, writer and producer Greg Grunberg is now repped by Alisa Adler, Jim Dempsey, Debbee Klein, Valarie Phillips, Zac Simmons and Nick LoPiccolo. Grunberg currently recurs on the Showtime series Masters of Sex. He also recently starred in the 2013 horror comedy Big Ass Spider! and appeared in an episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Starting his career in the early nineties, Grunberg is probably best known for his role as Matt Parkman on NBC’s Heroes. He’s also worked regularly with childhood friend J.J. Abrams, appearing in roles on Abrams’ series Felicity, Alias and Lost, as well as his features Mission Impossible III and Super 8. Grunberg’s other notable credits include a recurring role on The Client List as well as parts in Ladykillers, Austin Powers in Goldmember and Hollow Man. He also co-wrote, produced and starred in the comedy Group Sex. Next up, Grunberg will appear in the features Let’s Kill Ward’s Wife and Underdog Kids. WME Entertainment: Young actor Levi Miller is now a client. After an extensive casting search in the U.K., newcomer Miller was cast as Peter Pan in the Joe Wright’s upcoming feature film Pan, which also stars Hugh Jackman, Garrett Hedlund and Rooney Mara. Prior to his breakthrough role, Miller’s biggest credit was appearing in an episode of Terra Nova. He also had roles in the short films Great Adventures and Akiva, as well as the indie feature A Heartbeat Away. Pan is currently in post-production and will be released next year. Miller continues to be repped by Eaton Management in the U.K.

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    Company Launches

    BH Tilt: Jason Blum has launched a new distribution label, BH Tilt, through his Blumhouse Productions. BH Tilt will focus on multi-platform releases for genre films that are not seeking wide distribution. Curve Media: Former Cineflix UK executives Camilla Lewis and Rob Carey have struck a buyout deal with Cineflix Uk in which they have launched independent television production shingle, Curve Media. Under the terms of the deal, they have acquired a development and production slate from Cineflix. Curve Media will focus on developing factual content for the UK and North American markets. Iain Taylor has joined as Director of Development and Paul Day has joined as Director of Production. Drive Productions: Producers Kyle Mann and Michael Risley have launched a new film development, production and financing venture, Drive Productions. Mann and Risley have raised $2 million in funds with which to purchase books, scripts and pitches, which they will develop into genre features. El Jefe: Brian McGreevy, Lee Shipman and Philipp Meyer have launched new television development shingle, El Jefe. El Jefe will focus on helping novelists transition to television writing. The company has launched with a first-look deal with Slingshot Global Media. Madbrook Films: Boyd Holbrook and Madeleine Sackler have launched a new production and development shingle, Madbrook Films. The company will focus on developing passion projects from Holbrook and Sackler as well as projects from other filmmakers. R2: Relativity Media has launched R2 as a specialty division of the company focused on scouting prestige projects for awards consideration. Relativity’s President of Production, Robbie Brenner will head up the venture along with Relativity executives Matt Alvarez and Matt Brodie.

    Studios, Networks, and Media Conglomerates

    20th Century Fox International: Craig Dehmel has been promoted to Executive Vice President, International Distribution. 20th Century Fox Television: Chris Alexander has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Corporate Communications & Publicity. Discovery Networks International: Omar Garcia has been named Director, Eurosport US Advertising Sales. Disney ABC Television Group: Eric Avram has been named Vice President, Talent, Booking & ABC News Specialized Units. DreamWorks Studios: Michael Wright is joining as President and Head of Programming as of January 03, 2015. NBC Entertainment: Simon Heuer has been named Coordinator, Comedy Development. Christina Lehmann has been named Coordinator, Drama Programming. Sony Pictures Entertainment: Josh Greenstein has joined as President, Worldwide Marketing & Distribution. Sony Pictures Releasing International: Michael Horn has joined as Senior Vice President, Latin America. Universal Pictures: Vince Klaseus has joined as President, Brand Development. Walt Disney Studios: Asad Ayaz has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Marketing. Warner Bros.: Courtney Armstrong has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Worldwide Business Affairs.

    Film

    Bleecker Street: Myles Bender has joined as President of Marketing & Creative Advertising. Tyler DiNapoli has joined as President of Marketing, Media & Research. Jack Foley has joined as President of Distribution. Kent Sanderson has joined as President of Acquisitions & Ancillary Distribution. FilmNation: Ben Browning has joined as co-President, Production & Acquisitions. IM Global: Emil Elmer has joined as Senior Vice President, International Sales & Acquisitions. David Jourdan has been promoted to Senior Vice President, International Business Development & Operations. Muse Distribution International: Shawn Rosengarten has joined as Vice President, Distribution. Participant Media: Rob Williams has joined as Vice President, Acquisitions & Distribution. Saban Brands: Doug Finberg has joined as Senior Vice President, Marketing. Sierra/Affinity: Jonathan Kier has been promoted to President, Sales & Distribution.

    Television

    9 Story Entertainment: Natalie Dumoulin has joined as Vice President, Creative Affairs. BBC Worldwide Productions: Julie Haley has joined as Senior Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs. Carol Turner and Debby Reid Vigna have been named Senior Vice President of Unscripted Production. Flight 33: Bridget Hunnicutt has joined as Executive Vice President, Development. Hot Snakes Media: Hal Lewis has joined as Executive Vice President, Production. Billy Murphy has joined as Vice President & Creative Director. Paul Listro has joined as Vice President, Finance. Jupiter Entertainment: Victoria Drew has been named Manager, Social Media & Promotions. Legendary Television: John McMahon has joined as Executive Vice President & Managing Director Europe, Middle East & Africa. MY-Tupelo Entertainment: Wilson Surratt has joined as Senior Vice President, Development. Sesame Workshop: Jeffrey Dunn has joined as President and Chief Executive Officer as of September 29, 2014. Storyline Entertainment: Tasha Brown has joined as Senior Vice President, Television Development & Production. Temple Street Productions: Kelly Jenkins has been named Senior Director, Business Affairs.

    Agencies, Management Companies, Public Relations, and Law Firms

    The Chamber Group: Kobe Swanson has joined as Senior Manager, Public Relations. DKC PR: Derek Schulte has joined as Senior Account Executive. Don Buchwald & Associates: Mike Carr has joined as Agent, Talent. Tim Scally has joined as Agent & Head, Comedy & Personal Appearances. ICM Partners: Karen Brodkin has joined as President, Business Affairs. Ava Greenfield has joined as Agent, TV Literary. I/D Public Relations: Harlan Gulko has joined as Vice President, Film. Infinity Management: Seth Nagel has joined as Manager, Producer. The Marshak/Zachary Co.: Alan Mills has been promoted to Partner and the firm has changed its name to The Marshak/Zachary/Mills Co. Resolution: Brehan Fitzgerald has joined as Talent Agent. Shore Fire Media: Bryant Kitching has been named Account Executive. Chris Taillie has been named Director, Publicity.

    Cable

    BET Networks: Pete Danielsen has been named Executive Vice President, Program Planning, Scheduling & Acquisitions. Kay Madati has joined as Chief Digital Officer. Bravo Media: Shari Levine has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Current Production. Matt Reichman has been promoted to Vice President, Current Production. Cartoon Network: Michael Ouweleen has been named Chief Marketing Officer. CNN: Ryan Cooper has been named Director, Atlanta Programming. Tommy Evans has been named Vice President & London Bureau Chief. Ellana Lee has been named Senior Vice President & Managing Editor, CNN International. Penny Mannis has been named Director, Business Programming. Mike McCarthy has been named Senior Vice President & General Manager, CNN International. Gill Pennington has been named Director, London Programming. Deborah Raynor has been named Senior Vice President, International Newsgathering, TV & Digital. Fusion: Tim Pool has joined as Director, Media Innovation & Senior Correspondent.

    Digital

    Encore Hollywood: Andy Gizzarelli has joined as Vice President and Head of Production. Legend3D: Chris Del Conte has joined as Vice President, Production. RealD: Pete Lude has joined as Senior Vice President. Vevo: David Rice has joined as Chief Product Officer. Vubiquity: Adam Poulter has joined as Executive Vice President, Managing Director, EMEA.

    Music

    Sony/ATV Music Publishing: Jennifer Koepfle has been named Senior Vice President, Creative. Sam Taylor has been named Vice President, Creative.

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    Pilots

    Shohreh Aghdashloo and Steven Strait join Syfy’s The Expanse, that follows the case of a missing young woman who brings a hardened detective and a rogue ship’s captain together in a race across the solar system to expose the greatest conspiracy in human history. Rebecca Forsythe will recur on ABC’s Members Only, an upstairs/downstairs drama set at an exclusive Connecticut country club, centered on the club’s leisure-class members and the working-class employees who make the place tick. Olafur Darri Olafsson joins HBO’s We Hate Paul Revere, a period comedy that centers on two brothers living in Colonial Boston who are not fans of local industrialist and activist Paul Revere. Adriana Barraza will recur on Netflix’s Narcos, that follows the rise and eventual fall of notorious Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar.

    Current Series

    Billy Eichner and Rhys Darby will guest star in CBS’ The Millers. Tony Shalhoub has landed a recurring role on Showtime’s Nurse Jackie. Hoda Kotb, Brian d’Arcy James, Stevie Lynn Jones and Dana Wheeler-Nicholson will guest star in the upcoming season of NBC’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Richard Kind will guest star in the season 6 premiere of ABC’s The Middle. Frankie Valli is set to appear on CBS’ Hawaii Five-0. Shelby Steele is set to recur on Season 5 of Showtime’s Shameless. Terry O’Quinn (Lost), Jane Kaczmarek and Rob Morrow will lend their voices to Disney’s Phineas and Ferb. Brian Patrick Wade will guest star on ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Niecy Nash will recur in season 3 of Fox’s The Mindy Project. Paul Reubens is scheduled to recur on NBC’s The Blacklist. Matthew Del Negro has landed a recurring role on ABC’s Scandal. Rachel Dratch is set to guest star on NBC’s Parks and Recreation. Matt Bomer will guest star on FX’s American Horror Story. Steve Zahn joins ABC’s Modern Family. Kim Kardashian and Jesse Metcalfe will guest star on CBS’ 2 Broke Girls. Donald Glover will lend his voice to Disney XD’s Ultimate Spider-Man. Alan Ritchson will guest star on Fox’s New Girl. Markie Post will recur on NBC’s Chicago PD. Samuel Anderson will guest star on BBCA’s Dr. Who.

    New Series

    Greg Finley will appear in at least two episodes of CW’s The Flash. Brian Huskey and Jennifer Hasty are set to recur on ABC’s #Selfie. Molly Hagan has replaced Nora Dunn in CW’s iZombie. Judy Reyes will guest star. Joe Morton, Geoff Stults and Barry Bostwick are set to recur on Netflix’s Grace and Frankie. Geoff Stults will also recur on CBS’ The Odd Couple. Courtney B. Vance and James Remar are set to recur on NBC’s State Of Affairs. Rick Fox will guest star as himself on CBS’ The McCarthy’s.

    Event Series

    Peter Gadiot, Nonso Anozie, Alexander Siddig and Iddo Goldberg have been cast in Spike’s Tut.  

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    NEW ATTACHMENTS

    Chaos Walking Logline: In a dystopian future, a war has wiped out all women and a virus has created the Noise, which allows for everyone's thoughts to be heard at all times. Studio/Distributor: Lionsgate Production Companies: Quadrant Pictures, Allison Shearmur Productions, ImageMovers Producers:  Doug Davison, Allison Shearmur, Robert Zemeckis, Jack Rapke Writers: Jamie Linden (current draft), Charlie Kaufman (previous adaptation) Director: Robert Zemeckis Details: Based on the young adult novel The Knife of Never Letting Go, written by Patrick Ness and published by Candlewick on September 9, 2008.  Source material is the first of the novels in the "Chaos Walking" trilogy. The second, The Ask and the Answer, was published on September 8, 2009. The third, Monsters of Men, was published on September 28, 2010 and Lionsgate has purchased feature rights to all three novels in the Chaos Walking trilogy SSN Insight: Project reunites Linden with Lionsgate since his adaptation of Noggin’. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Logline: 70 years before Harry Potter’s birth, Newton Artemis Fido Scamander is commissioned to write a reference guide to magical beasts, which would become a Hogwart’s textbook. Studio/Distributor: Warner Bros. Writer:  J.K. Rowling Details: Based on the novel Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, by J.K. Rowling; published by Arthur A. Levine June 2001 .  SSN Insight: Project marks the screenwriting debut for author J.K. Rowling.

    NEW PROJECTS

    Second Sunrise Logline: A Navajo vampire works with a no-nonsense FBI agent to stop a crazed Nazi and some shapeshifters. Production Companies:  The Romero Co., Red Nation Films Producers: Joanelle Nadine Romero, Rosemary Parks Cast: Eddie Spears, Sage Galesi, Balthazar Getty, A. Martinez Writer:  Carolyn Dunn (adaptation), E.C. Galesi (adaptation) Director: Joanelle Nadine Romero Details: Based on Second Sunrise, the first in the Lee Nez series of novels written by David and Aimee Thurlo and published by Forge in 2002.  SSN Insight: Project is being developed as a franchise starter. Untitled (Celebrity Death Pool Project) Logline: A struggling nightclub owner decides to pay off his huge debt to a loan shark by entering a celebrity death pool and trying to kill David Hasselhoff. Production Companies: World Wrestling Entertainment, Hyde Park Entertainment, Image Nation Abu Dhabi, Lotus Pictures Producers: Ashok Amritraj, David Hasselhoff, Michele Berk, Patrick Hughes, Warren Zide, Eric Gardner (Executive Producer) Cast: Ken Jeong, David Hasselhoff Director: Darren Grant  SSN Insight: Project reunites WWE & Hyde Park (The Fall Guy and 2004’s Walking Tall). Moonfall Logline: An FBI agent is sent on a mission to a colony on the moon to investigate the first death there. Production Company: AUDAX Films Producers:  Andrew Kortschak, Walter Kortschak Writer:  David Weil SSN Insight: Project marks the 3rd feature film sale for writer David Weil. Bathing Flo Logline: Based on a true story, two friends make a deal that one will move in with and take care of the other's elderly mother. Production Companies: Tagline Pictures, Thruline Entertainment Producers:  Danny Sherman, Lauren Lake, Erica Steinberg Cast: Ellen Burstyn Writers: Danny Sherman, Lauren Lake, Daniel Brocklehurst Director: Ellen Burstyn SSN Insight: Project marks the directorial debut for Ellen Burstyn.

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    Agencies

    CAA: Writer and producer René Balcer is now repped by Adam Berkowitz, Kevin Cooper, Rob Kenneally, Andy Elkin and Margaret Mendelson. Balcer is probably best known for his work on the Law & Order franchise, where he served as an executive producer, writer and showrunner. Beginning his career in the late eighties, Balcer joined Law & Order in its inaugural season in 1991 and served as head writer and showrunner for a large portion of its 20 seasons. In 2001, he created the spin-off Law & Order: Criminal Intent and served as showrunner for half of that series’ 10 year run. Outside of Law & Order, Balcer created the 2012 television series Jo, which starred Jean Reno and Jill Hennessy. He is currently writing the script for the Starz drama Wonderworld. He also has two projects in development: Kapital Entertainment’s DarkNet and an unnamed television project for China Media Capital. In 1997, Balcer won a Best Drama Emmy for his role as one of Law & Order’s executive producers. Gersh: Director, writer and producer Kico Velarde is now a client. Velarde is a currently supervising producer on the webseries Jay Leno’s Garage. Velarde started his career as an editor, working on projects for NBCUniversal, Deluxe Digital Studios, Technicolor and HGTV amongst others.  He has since worked in various capacities across the industry, producing the award winning feature films PVC-1 and Meteora, which played at the Cannes and Berlin film festivals respectively.  In 2012, Velarde made his directorial debut with the short The Shooting Star Salesman, which played several festivals. In 2011, Velarde won an Emmy for the Jay Leno’s Garage and followed that up with three more nominations in 2012, 2013, and 2014. ICM Partners: Comedian and writer Eliza Skinner is now repped by Bryan Diperstein, Adam Ginivisian, Howie Tanenbaum and Andy Coleman. Skinner is currently a Funny or Die staff writer and has written numerous sketches, including Kristen Bell’s “Mary Poppins Quits.” She is also a writer on the E! series  Fashion Police. As a comedian, Skinner has appeared in festivals across the world and has appeared on The Pete Holmes Show, @Midnight, Chelsea Lately and Upload with Shaquille O’Neal amongst others. She’s also a regular performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in both New York and Los Angeles.  Skinner was recently selected as one of the “New Faces of Comedy” at the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival. Octagon: Singer, musician and actor Harry Connick Jr. has signed with Octagon for endorsements and sponsorships. Connick will soon return as a judge for season 14 of Fox’s American Idol. Rising to fame in 1989 with his multiplatinum soundtrack to When Harry Met Sally, Connick has racked up sales of over 28 million albums over the past two decades.  He’s had over seven top 20 US albums and he has earned more number-one jazz albums than any artist in US jazz chart history. Also an actor, Connick’s extensive screen credits have included Memphis Belle, Independence Day, Hope Floats, P.S. I Love You, New in Town and the family films Dolphin Tale and Dolphin Tale 2. Connick additionally appeared in a four-episode arc on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in 2012. He joined the American Idol judging panel in its 13th season. Over his career, Connick has won three Grammys, two Emmys and has received several Tony nominations. He continues to be repped by CAA in all other areas. Paradigm: Writer and director Joe Johnston is now repped by Adam Kanter and Martin Spencer. Johnston most recently directed the thriller Not Safe for Work, which starred Max Minghella and Tim Griffin. He also directed the 2011 Marvel blockbuster Captain America: The First Avenger. Currently, he’s developing the high concept sci-fi thriller Extinction for Good Universe. A former visual effects artist, Johnston made his directing debut with Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. His subsequent features have included such hits as The Rocketeer, Jumanji, October Sky, Jurassic Park III, Hidalgo and The Wolfman. Up next, Johnston is developing Gotti: The Shadow of My Father for Relativity, as well as the DreamWorks pilot Lumen for TNT. UTA: Taiwanese-Canadian actor Mark Chao is now repped by Darren Boghosian and Max Michael. Chao’s career began its rapid ascent after he first got his big break as the lead character on the Taiwanese television series Black & White in 2009. Since that point, Chao has won Best Leading Actor in a Drama Series at the 44th Golden Bell Awards and won Best Actor for his film debut in the gang drama Monga. His subsequent film credits have included the feature version of Black & White, Caught in the Web, The First Time, I Love You to Love Me, as well as the 2013 hits Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon and So Young. Next up, Chao recently finished a second Black & White feature and he will shoot a film with acclaimed Chinese director Lou Chuan in the fall. UTA: Actor Eddie McClintock is now repped by Logan Eisenberg, Michael Jelline and  Peri Litvak. McClintock just wrapped up his SyFy series Warehouse 13, where he starred as the series lead Pete Lattimer. He also recently appeared in guest spots on Castle, Modern Family and The Mentalist. McClintock began his career in the late nineties and has racked up a prolific resume, appearing in well over 45 guest spots, in addition to starring in five network series. Outside of Warehouse 13, McClintock’s other series credits have included 1998’s Holding the Baby, Stark Raving Mad, A.U.S.A. and Crumbs.  He’s also appeared in recurring roles on Desperate Housewives, My Boys and Ned & Stacey. McClintock continues to be managed by Ric Beddingfield at The Beddingfield Company. WME Entertainment: Swedish actor Joel Kinnaman is now a client. He was previously at CAA. The fourth and final season of Kinnaman’s breakout series The Killing was recently released on Netflix. He’ll also soon be appearing in the Warner Bros. crime drama, Run All Night, opposite Liam Neeson, as well as Child 44, opposite Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace. Starting his career in the early 2000s, Kinnaman appeared in a number of Swedish features before achieving stardom with the Johan Falk film series and Sweden’s Snabba Cash (Easy Money) franchise. He took on his signature role in The Killing in 2011 and recently starred in the title role of the 2014 Robocop reboot.  Some of Kinnaman’s other feature credits include The Darkest Hour, Lola Versus, David Fincher’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Safe House. He is also set to appear in Terrence Malick’s next feature Knight of Cups, due for release later this year.

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    COMPANY LAUNCHES

    Lucid Road Productions: Aaron Paul has launched a new production shingle, Lucid Road Productions. Lucid Road Productions has signed a first-look deal with Sony Pictures Television under which Aaron Paul will produce and develop television projects. Mad Riot Entertainment: Mark Canton has launched a new television and film production and development company, Mad Riot Entertainment, with Lawrence Smith as Chief Executive Officer, George Davanzo as Executive Chairman and Dorothy Canton as President. Mad Riot seeks to acquire strong content in any format and in any stage of development.

    STUDIOS, NETWORKS, AND MEDIA CONGLOMERATES

    ABC News: Tom Cibrowski has been named Senior Vice President, ABC News Programs, News Gathering & Special Events. Davis Entertainment: Mike Stein has joined as Coordinator, Development. Discovery Communications: Marjorie Kaplan has been named Interim Head, Discovery Channel. Discovery Communications: Eileen O’Neill has been named President, Discovery Studios Global Group. NBC Entertainment: Jenny Groom has been named Senior Vice President, Alternative Programming & Development. Scripps Networks: John Ajamie has been named Senior Vice President, US Operations. Scripps Networks: Mike Donovan has been named Senior Vice President, International Operations & Distribution Technology.

    FILM

    BN Films: Jonathan Gray has joined as Head of the New York office. Hasbro Studios: Josh Feldman has joined as Head of Film. Lotus Entertainment: Aaron Michiel has joined as Executive Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs.

    TELEVISION

    Aggregate Films: Shaleen Desai has joined as Executive Vice President, Television. A. Smith & Co. Productions: Katie Hash has been named Vice President, Development. A. Smith & Co. Productions: Steve Miller has joined as Head, Creative Services. Plimsoll Productions: Andrew Jackson has joined as Executive Vice President, International Productions. Sirens Media: Nichole Bardin has joined as Director of Development. Sirens Media: Brent Hatherill has been named Senior Director, Development. Sirens Media: Heather Hutt has been named Manager, Development. Sirens Media: Daniel Markell has joined as Vice President, Development. Sundance TV: Kate Bilsky has been named Coordinator, Scripted Programming.

    AGENCIES, MANAGEMENT COMPANIES, PUBLIC RELATIONS, AND LAW FIRMS

    Circle of Confusion: Brad Mendelson has been named Head of Literary. Genius Brands International: Lloyd Mintz has joined as Vice President, Consumer Products. ICM Partners: Ellen Jones has been named Coordinator, TV Literary. Irell & Manella: Joshua B. Grode has joined as Partner, Co-Chair, Transactions Group.

    PUBLISHING

    Penguin Random House: Stuart Applebaum has been named Executive Vice President Emeritus, Corporate Communications. Penguin Random House: Claire Von Schilling has been named Senior Vice President, Director of Corporate Communications.

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    Summer 2014 TV Wrap-Up: Renewals Galore with The Last Ship, Major Crimes & More

    In an attempt to boost audience confidence, and reward investment with long-term storytelling, a number of networks broke news about renewals while current seasons were only a few episodes in. SSN takes a look at the crop, from The Leftovers to Ray Donovan and Undateable. (SSN)

    Summer 2014 Film Wrap-Up or How to Guard the Maleficent Planet of the Transformers

    Placing Hollywood’s popcorn season in context, this year’s top grosser, Transformers: Age of Extinction, would have only placed 5th last summer. Considering that this will be the first summer in 13 years to end without a single film crossing the $300 million barrier, it could have been far worse. SSN’s analysis of the season’s winners/losers and Top 10 rundown begins here (SSN)

    The November Man & Life After James Bond – What Does Retirement Hold for the 007s?

    For many of these five former Bond actors, you only live twice: once as James Bond and then as a retired spy. SSN takes a look at those who gave the franchise the goldfinger, those that lived and let die, and others who were determined to die another day. (SSN)

    Development Hell: Directors Reveal the Most Absurd Notes They’ve Ever Heard

    For the second part of SSN’s Development Hell series, we talked to directors – on condition of anonymity – about the most painful, hilarious and mind-boggling notes they’ve received on the way to production. Read ‘em and weep. Or laugh. (SSN)

    Telluride 2014: The 8 Films that Could Enter the Oscar Race + Trailers

    With the lineup of the Telluride Film Festival unveiled, it’s full of potential awards contenders and gives cinephiles a chance to catch world premieres before they go on to Toronto, the New York Film Festival, or eventually, possibly, the Oscars. Here’s SSN’s rundown of eight films with serious awards season potential, with trailers, from The Imitation Game and Birdman to Mr. Turner and Wild. (SSN)

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    Director’s Cut 08/28/2014 Logline: A murderous psychotic who is stalking a film actress believes he is directing her film. Production Company: Golden Entertainment West Director: Adam Rifkin Producers: Penn Jillette, Peter Adam Golden Cast: Penn Jillette, Glenn Beck, Lawrence O'Donnell Jr., Missi Pyle Screenwriter: Penn Jillette SSN Insight: Penn Jillette successfully crowdfunded the project by raising $1,164,928 from 4,736 donors, including Neil Patrick Harris, Ben Stiller, Carrot Top, and Joan Rivers, on crowdsourcing platform FundAnything.com. Looking for Grace 08/27/2014 Logline: When a 15-year-old girl runs away, her parents hire an aging private detective to find her. Production Companies: Unicorn Films, Gecko Films Director: Sue Brooks Executive Producers: Antonio Zeccola, Benjamin Zeccola Producers: Lizzette Atkins, Alison Tilson, Sue Taylor Cast: Richard Roxburgh, Radha Mitchell, Odessa Young Screenwriter: Sue Brooks SSN Insight: Miranda Otto was previously attached to the role played by Radha Mitchell. Skiptrace 09/03/2014 Logline: A Hong Kong detective is given the job of tracking down an American gambler who is on the run, and the two men form an unlikely partnership to catch a notorious criminal. Production Companies: Exclusive Media, Talent International Film Company, Cyrte Investments Director: Renny Harlin Producers: Jackie Chan, David Gerson, Charlie Coker, Esmond Ren, Damien Saccani Cast: Jackie Chan, Fan Bingbing, Johnny Knoxville Screenwriters: Rodney Rothman (Polish); Derek Elliott, Jack Donaldson, Geoff Moore, David Posamentier, BenDavid Grabinski (Revisions); Brian Gatewood, Alex Tanaka; Jay Longino; Jackie Chan (From an original idea by) SSN Insight: Seann William Scott was previously attached to co-star in the role played by Johnny Knoxville.

    Wraps

    Untitled (Relativity/Armored Car Project) 08/29/2014 Logline: The true story of a group of guards at an armored car company in Charlotte, North Carolina, who undertake one of the largest cash heists in American history. Studio: Relativity Media Production Companies: Broadway Video Film, Rough House Pictures Director: Jared Hess Executive Producers: Danny McBride, Jody Hill, Michael Aguilar, Kevin J. Messick, Ryan Kavanaugh, Tucker Tooley, Erin David Producers: John Goldwyn, Lorne Michaels Cast: Owen Wilson, Zach Galifianakis, Kristen Wiig, Jason Sudeikis, Kate McKinnon, Ken Marino Screenwriters: Chris Bowman, Hubbel Palmer (current draft); Danny McBride, Jody Hill (previous draft); Emily Spivey (original draft) Details: Based on the book Heist! The 17 Million Loomis Fargo Theft, by Jeff Diamant, published September 1, 2002 by John F. Blair. SSN Insight: Jim Carrey was previously attached to star. Into the Forest 08/30/2014 Logline: Two sisters, living in a remote area in the near future, struggle as the world seems to collapse around them and must reexamine their lives and relationship. Production Companies: DAS Films, Vie Entertainment Director: Patricia Rozema Executive Producers: Kelly Bush Novak, Haroon "Boon" Saleem, Sriram Das Producer: Ellen Page Cast: Ellen Page, Evan Rachel Wood, Max Minghella, Michael Eklund Screenwriter: Patricia Rozema Details: Based on the novel Into the Forest, written by Jean Hegland and published by Bantam on September 2, 1997. SSN Insight: Director Patricia Rozema, born to Dutch immigrants in a small town in Ontario, Canada, was raised as a strict Calvinist and did not see her first film until she was a teenager.

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    The One That Got Away Network: NBC Studio: 20th Century Fox Television Production Company: Small Dog Picture Company Executive Producers: Mike Libe, Nate Reger, Jason Winer, Renate Radford Writers: Mike Libe, Nate Reger Logline: 15 years after high school, a woman moves to Miami and rejoins her old group of friends to try to spark a romance with her high school crush. SSN Insight: Small Dog Pictures is also developing The Sound Of The Sumners, a musical comedy with Peter Knight for Fox.   The Possession Of Maggie Gill Network: NBC Production Company: Amblin Television Executive Producers: John Glenn, Adam Kane, Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey, Harris Fishman Writer: John Glenn Logline: Centers on the Gills, a loving a middle-class family in Eugene, Oregon, who find themselves in the midst of crisis when paranormal occurrences begin to affect the everyday fabric of their home. At the same time, a series of brutal murders is being investigated by two local detectives. The storylines converge as those involved slowly realize that the murders and hauntings may have a common link: Maggie Gill, 15-year-old daughter of the Gill family, who might be possessed by demonic attachments. Details: Script Commitment SSN Insight: Amblin is also developing a remake of the film Minority Report, which is being produced by 20th Century Fox and Paramount Television and just picked up by FOX.   Untitled Judah Miller Comedy Project Network: ABC Studio: 20th Century Fox Television Production Company: 3 Arts Entertainment Executive Producer: Judah Miller, Tom Lassally, Jonathan Berry Writer: Judah Miller Logline: Centers on a Tony Award-winning mother and a cerebral, risk-averse father blessed with a natural-born athlete for a son. They are forced to come to terms with the fact that raising their only child won’t come as easily as they thought.   Brain Dead Network: CBS Studio: CBS Television Studios Production Companies: Scott Free Productions, King Size Productions Executive Producers: Ridley Scott, David Zucker, Robert King, Michelle King Writers: Robert King, Michelle King Logline: A comedic horror show set in the world of D.C. politics. SSN Insight: King Size Productions have just signed a new three-year deal with CBS Television Studios.   Elisabeth Network: HBO Executive Producers: Patricia Clarkson, Ruba Nadda, Alan Poul Writer: Ruba Nadda Director: Ruba Nadda Logline: A romantic drama set in the world of international politics. SSN Insight: Project reunites Poul and Clarkson who worked for a short time together on HBO’s Six Feet Under.   Hospitality Network: NBC Studio: Universal Television Production Company: Hazy Mills Productions Executive Producers: Christopher Moynihan, Sean Hayes, Todd Milliner Writer: Christopher Moynihan Logline: Set in a midtown Manhattan hotel and focuses on the hospitality staff. Details: Planned to air live every week, including live commercials.   Two Black Cadillacs Network: FOX Studio: Warner Bros. Television Production Company: Jerry Bruckheimer Television Executive Producers: Carrie Underwood, Ildy Modrovich, Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman Co-Executive Producer: KristieAnne Reed Writer: Ildy Modrovich Logline: Explores a murderous love triangle in the modern South when a wife and a mistress realize they are involved with the same guy and conspire to kill him. Details: Based on the song, "Two Black Cadillacs," written by Carrie Underwood, Hillary Lindsey and Josh Kear. Planned as a limited event series.   Untitled Mary Karr Drama Project Network: Showtime Studio: CBS Television Studios Production Company: Timberman/Beverly Productions Executive Producer: Sarah TImberman, Carl Beverly, Mary-Louise Parker (has been mentioned) Co-Executive Producer: Mary Karr Producer: Frank Konigsberg Writer: Mary Karr Cast: Mary-Louise Parker (has been mentioned) Logline: Chronicles Karr’s challenging childhood in East Texas in the 1960s and documents her perilous journey into adulthood and her struggles with alcoholism. Details: Based on the memoirs The Liars' Club (Viking;1995), Cherry (Viking; 2000) and Lit (Harper; 20009) by Mary Karr.   Poor House Network: NBC Studio: Universal Television Production Company: Pacific Electric Picture Co. Executive Producers: Mike Pennie, Julian McCullough, Ed Helms, Michael Falbo Writer: Julian McCullough Cast: Julian McCullough Logline: Centers on a free-spirited, anti-establishment, non-conformist dad who drifts across America and through life until he decides to let his teenaged son have a normal high school experience, settling in a wealthy, Norman Rockwell-esque utopia where they share the only rundown house in town with two other working class misfits. Details: Inspired by the childhood of Julian McCullough. SSN Insight: Pacific Electric Picture Co. is also developing an NBC project called Big Kids with writer Joe Wengert and executive producer Claudia Lonow.   Manhunt Network: NBC Studio: Universal Television Executive Producers: Gavin Hood, Whit Brayton, Zack Rice, Michael Sugar, Alex Goldstone, Nicole Romano Writers: Whit Brayton, Zack Rice Director: Gavin Hood Logline: Explores the mounting tension of an entire city on the hunt for a fugitive roaming the streets at large. It will examine the moment an American, or international city, becomes a police state, a war zone or a ground zero and the ensuing bloodlust it inspires. Details: The series order is cast and script contingent. If lifted, NBC has ordered ten episodes. SSN Insight: Project would be an anthology series.   Untitled Scott Silveri/ Jake Kasdan Family Comedy Project Network: FOX Studio: 20th Century Fox Television Executive Producers: Scott Silveri, Jake Kasdan, Melvin Mar Writer: Scott Silveri Logline: Centers on a family that’s good at handling the challenges it faces, and excellent at creating new ones. Details: Put pilot + Penalty   Couch Detective Network: ABC Studio: Warner Bros. Television Production Company: Jerry Bruckheimer Television Executive Producers: Lauren Iungerich, Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman Co-Executive Producer: KristieAnne Reed Writer: Lauren Iungerich Logline: Follows the exploits of a thirty-something female "couch detective" who solves crimes based on her encyclopedic knowledge of every true-crime TV special, police procedural and made-for-TV movie. SSN Insight: This is an hour long comedy project, and marks the first hour long sale for Iungerich, who shot a pilot for ABC last season called Damaged Goods which was not picked up to series.   Nuclear Family Network: ABC Studio: ABC Studios Production Company: Dark Toy Entertainment Executive Producers: Peter Huyck, Alex Gregory, Karey Burke, Todd Holland Writers: Peter Huyck, Alex Gregory Logline: Chronicles the misadventures of self-professed altruists Rick and Barbara Foley, who adopted eight children from all over the world, some with special needs. Having bit off way more than they can chew, their radically different parenting styles and narcissistic, self-serving behavior have created a hurricane of teenage dysfunction, at the center of which is their often-overlooked only biological child. SSN Insight: Huyck and Gregory were behind last season’s projects The Pro at NBC and An American Education at ABC, which both shot pilots but were not ordered to series.   The Curse of the Fuentes Women Network: NBC Studio: Warner Bros. Television Production Company: Silent H Productions Executive Producers: Silvio Horta, Andrew Maher Writer: Silvio Horta Logline: When a young man washes up on Miami Beach claiming to be a long lost family member from Cuba, he breathes new energy into the lives of grandmother Esperanza Fuentes, daughter Lola and granddaughter Soledad. SSN Insight: Horta developed Bastards for ABC last season, but it never went past script.   Untitled Halle Berry/ Larry Kaplow Medical Drama Project Network: CBS Studio: CBS Television Studios Production Company: 606 Films Executive Producers: Larry Kaplow, Halle Berry, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, Katie Jacobs Writer: Larry Kaplow Logline: Centers on an enigmatic surgeon who imprisons himself in a state of the art private hospital on the grounds of a prison. SSN Insight: Project stems from 606 Films first look deal with CBS TV Studios, which stems from Berry’s role in the summer series Extant.

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    Pilots

    Chris O’Shea and James Harvey will star in Amazon’s Point Of Honor, about best friends and brothers-in-law who find themselves on opposite sides of a conflict.

    Cary Tagawa and Alexa Davalos have booked series regular roles on Amazon’s The Man In The High Castle, that explores an alternative-reality in which Nazi Germany and Japan won World War II and occupy the United States, with the East Coast controlled by the Nazis and the West Coast owned by Japan - and a chunk of the Midwest still up for grabs.

    Lyndsy Fonseca and Alysia Reiner are set for Amazon’s Down Dog, about a surfer devoid of ambition and described as a Peter Pan who has been sliding through life on his charisma, charm and good looks. He is forced to take life seriously when he's left in charge of his ex-girlfriend's yoga studio.

    Alexander Dreymon has been set as the lead in BBC America’s The Last Kingdom, which will combine real historical figures and events with fictional characters during the reign of Alfred the Great, who as King of the-last-kingdom fought off a Viking invasion.

    Steve Zahn, Romany Malco and Ben Chaplin have landed lead roles in Amazon’s Mad Dogs, that centers on four former frat brothers who travel to Belize for a reunion with their wealthy old college friend only to have their luxury vacation interrupted by murder, conspiracy and a psychotic gang lord who is out for their hides.

    Rami Malek will play the lead in USA’s Mr. Robot, about a young programmer who suffers from a debilitating antisocial disorder who decides that he can only connect to people by hacking them. He wields his skills as a weapon to protect those he cares about from those who are trying to hurt them. He will find himself in the intersection between a cyber-security firm he works for, his alter ego hacking exploits at night, and the underworld hacking organization trying to recruit him to help bring down the one percent.

    Leslie Bibb has been cast as the lead in Amazon’s Salem Rogers: Model of the Year 1998, that centers on a self-centered, arrogant former supermodel who is forced to leave rehab after 10 years and reunites with her long-suffering former assistant, now a self-help writer using her years with Salem as an inspiration.

    Current Series

    Serinda Swan has landed a recurring role on NBC’s Chicago Fire.

    Matt Nable and Austin Butler are set to recur in CW’s Arrow.

    Peter Gallagher will recur in season 16 of NBC’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

    Frances O'Connor has joined the ABC’s Once Upon A Time.

    Mary Mouser has joined season 4 of ABC’s Scandal.

    Douglas Hodge, Sarah Greene, Jonny Beauchamp and Patti Lupone have been cast in Season 2 of Showtime’s Penny Dreadful.

    Maggie Lawson is set to recur on CBS’ Two and a Half Men.

    Connie Britton will lend her voice to FOX’s Family Guy.

    Charlotte Arnold will guest star on CW’s Beauty and the Beast.

    Lev Gorn will recur on CBS’ NCIS.

    Hayley Atwell and George Stephanopoulos will guest star on ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

    Kelly Monaco will guest star as herself on ABC Family’s Baby Daddy.

    Rebecca Mader lands a role on CBS’ Blue Bloods.

    Phyllis Logan will guest star on FOX’s Bones.

    Bojana Novakovic has booked a recurring role on Showtime’s Shameless.

    Kristen Johnston will guest star in season 6 of ABC’s Modern Family.

    Rick Fox is scheduled to guest star on CBS’ Mom.

    Joan Rivers will appear in the upcoming season of NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice.

    New Series

    Dominic Purcell will appear on CW’s Flash.

    Juanes, a Latin musician, will guest star on CW’s Jane The Virgin as a music producer.

    Ben Hollingsworth will recur on Fox’s Backstrom.

    Rob Byrdon and Michelle Gomez will guest star on HBO’s The Brink.

    Emmett Scanlan is set to play Det. Jim Corrigan in NBC’s Constantine.


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    NEW ATTACHMENTS

    The Politician Logline: A politician in Washington D.C. is caught in a scandal with some hookers and his career goes downhill from there. Studio/Distributor: Columbia Pictures Production Companies: Point Grey Pictures, Mark Gordon Company Producers:  Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, James Weaver Mark Gordon Cast: Vince Vaughn Writers: Matthew Bass, Theodore Bressman Director: Michael Dowse Details: Screenplay was included in the 2013 Black List. SSN Insight: Project marks first studio project for Michael Dowse.

    CHiPs Logline: California motorcycle cops take down a criminal organization. Studio/Distributor: Warner Bros. Production Companies:  Primate Pictures, Panay Films Producers:  Andrew Panay, Rick Rosner (Executive Producer) Cast: Dax Shepard, Michael Peña Writers:  Dax Shepard, Paul Kaplan (previous draft), Mark Torgove (previous draft) Director: Dax Shepard Details: Feature film version of television series "CHiPs" (USA/1977-1983), which featured Larry Wilcox and Erik Estrada. SSN Insight: Project marks the first studio film that Dax Shepard will direct.

    How Starbucks Saved My Life Logline: An older advertising executive loses his job and family and has to go work at Starbucks to pay the bills. He befriends the young manager and learns about life and love. Studio/Distributor: The Weinstein Company Production Company:  Polymorphic Pictures Producers:  Polly Johnson, Christy Ezzell Writer:  Ned Benson (current draft), Robert Nelson Jacobs (previous draft) Details: Based on the book "How Starbucks Saved My Life" written by Michael Gates Gill; published by Penguin Books January 1, 2007. SSN Insight: Project reunites Ned Benson with The Weinstein Company since The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby.

    Untitled (Fox 2000/Peggy Lee Biopic) Logline: The professional and personal life of singer Peggy Lee, whose career spanned seven decades. Studio/Distributor: Fox 2000 Production Companies: Marc Platt Productions, Pacific Standard Producers:  Marc Platt, Reese Witherspoon Cast: Reese Witherspoon Writers: Doug Wright (current draft), Nora Ephron (previous draft) Director: Todd Haynes SSN Insight: Project re-teams Reese Witherspoon with Marc Platt since the Legally Blonde films.

    The Magnificent Seven (Remake) Logline: A group of seven tough gunslingers are hired by a village to put a stop to the vicious bandit and his gang who have been pillaging it for years Studio/Distributor: MGM Production Company:  Roger Birnbaum Productions Producer:  Roger Birnbaum Cast: Denzel Washington Writers: John Lee Hancock (current draft), Nic Pizzolatto (previous draft) Director: Antoine Fuqua Details: Remake of "The Magnificent Seven" (USA/1960) directed by John Sturges and starring Yul Brenner, Eli Wallach, Steve McQueen and Charles Bronson. SSN Insight: Project reteams Fuqua and Washington again since The Equalizer.

    NEW PROJECTS

    The Book of Vision Logline: An Italian doctor studying the history of medicine discovers mysterious information about an 18th century doctor. Production Companies: Citrullo International, Twiga Film Producers:  Philipp Kreuzer, Terrence Malick (Executive Producer) Cast: Gabriel Byrne, Carice Van Houten Writers: Carlo Hintermann, Marco Saura Director: Carlo Hintermann SSN Insight: Project marks the feature directorial debut of Carlo Hintermann.

    49-0/The Brockton Blockbuster Logline: The life of undefeated heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano is chronicled. Production Company:  City of Peace Films Producer: Yochanan Marcellino Writer:  Dustin Marcellino Director: Dustin Marcellino SSN Insight: Project marks the second feature for director Dustin Marcellino (The Identical).

    We All Looked Up Logline: Two months before a meteor likely to destroy life on Earth arrives, the lives of four high school seniors intersect. Studio/Distributor: Paramount Insurge Production Company:  Davis Entertainment Producer: John Davis Details: Based on the debut novel "We All Looked Up" written by Tommy Wallach and to be published by Simon & Schuster on March 31, 2015. SSN Insight: Project marks the second recent genre deal between Insurge and Davis Entertainment (Prism).

    Hansel and Gretel Logline: When their evil stepmother abandons them in the forest, little Hansel and Gretel wind up in a house made of gingerbread, owned by a witch who intends to eat them. Production Company:  Four Chickens For a Fiver Producer: Juliet Blake Details: Based on the graphic novel written by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Lorenzo Mattotti, and to be published by Toon Books on October 28, 2014. The graphic novel is based on the classic German fairytale recorded by the Brothers Grimm and published in 1812. SSN Insight: Project marks the second feature film for producer Juliet Blake since The Hundred-Foot Journey.

    Victor the Assassin: The Killer Logline: Mysterious, charismatic hitman Victor gets in trouble with his employers when his conscience begins to bother him. Studio/Distributor: StudioCanal Production Companies: The Picture Company, Sentient Entertainment Producers:  Andrew Rona, Alex Heineman, Renee Tab, Christopher Tuffin Director: Pierre Morel Details: Based on the novel "The Killer" written by Tom Wood and published by Thomas Dunne Books in 2010. It is the first book in the six-book series "Victor the Assassin" written by Wood. SSN Insight: Project marks first deal for Heineman and Rona’s new company, The Picture Company. It also reunites them with director Pierre Morel since The Gunman.


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    Game of Silence Network: NBC Studio: Sony Pictures Television Production Companies: Carol Mendelsohn Productions, TIMS Productions, Intrigue Executive Producers: David Hudgins, Carol Mendelsohn, Julie Weitz, Timur Savci, Tariq Jalil Writer: David Hudgins Logline: A rising attorney on the brink of spectacular success could lose his perfect life when his long- lost childhood friends threaten to expose a dark secret from their violent past. Details: Based on the Turkish series, Suskunlar, which aired in 2012. SSN Insight: Hudgins and Mendelsohn both have overall deals with Sony TV. The Things They Left Behind Network: CBS Studio: Warner Bros. Television Production Companies: KatzSmith Productions, Berlanti Productions Executive Producers: Seth Grahame-Smith, David Katzenberg, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter Writer: Seth Grahame-Smith Logline: Set in the aftermath of 9/11, the story centers on an unlikely pair of investigators carrying out the unfinished business of the dead. Details: Based on the short story, The Things They Left Behind, written by Stephen King, which was originally published as part of the compilation Transgressions: Volume Two. SSN Insight: Berlanti is also developing Blindspot with Martin Gero at NBC , as well as the Untitled Supergirl Project with Ali Adler and Warner Bros. Television. Untitled Chris Moynihan Pub Quiz Comedy Network: NBC Studio: Universal Television Executive Producer: Chris Moynihan Writer: Jonathan Prince Logline: A group of millennials team up once a week to compete in their local pub quiz. SSN Insight: This is the second project for Moynihan at NBC. He is also involved with the live scripted series being developed by Sean Hayes’ Hazy Mills Productions. Untitled Steven Cragg & Brian Bradley Suburban Family Comedy Network: NBC Studio: Universal Television Production Company: David Janollari Entertainment Executive Producers: Steven Cragg, Brian Bradley, David Janollari Writers: Steven Cragg, Brian Bradley Logline: Centers on a pop science blogger and his wife who move from Manhattan and single life to New Jersey and married/family life. There, he begins writing about his suburban friends and neighbors on the cul-de-sac in the style of an anthropologist who’s stumbled on an undiscovered tribe. Details: Inspired by Cragg and Bradley’s personal observations of their own family lives. SSN Insight: Janollari is also developing The Catch, for NBC, with DJ Nash. Last Hour Network: CBS Studio: Universal Television Production Company: John Glenn Entertainment Executive Producer: Nikki Toscano, John Glenn Writer: Nikki Toscano Logline: In an undercover operation, the most dangerous, critical time comes in the last sixty minutes. But for Frankie Wallace, a tough female FBI agent with a complicated past, these are exactly the stakes she lives for. The series follows Frankie’s journey through the final hour of a sting operation, which plays in real-time. SSN Insight: Glenn and Toscano both have overall deals with Universal Television. 100 Grand Network: FOX Studio: 20th Century Fox Television Production Companies: 3 Arts Entertainment, The Walcott Company Executive Producers: Nicholas Thomas, Jake Johnson, Max Winkler, Dave Becky, Oly Obst, Jonathan Berry Writer: Nicholas Thomas Logline: Two guys learn how to grow up in the most unexpected way – paying off a debt for a local crime boss. Details: Script + Penalty Protect & Survive Network: ABC Studio: ABC Studios Production Company: Shondaland Executive Producers: David Slack, Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers Writer: David Slack Logline: Centers on the last LAPD precinct fighting to hang on in Los Angeles after a massive disaster changes life as we know it. SSN Insight: This is the first sale for Shondaland this development season. Their new project How To Get Away With Murder will premiere this month. Torment Network: FOX Studio: 20th Century Fox Television Executive Producers: Manny Coto, Evan Katz, Michael Cuesta Writer: Manny Coto, Evan Katz Director: Michael Cuesta Logline: After an Iraq war vet experiences a supernatural attack that leaves his wife in an unexplained coma, he embarks on a desperate quest to unravel the truth behind the hauntings. Though a determined and acerbic loner, circumstances force him to work with a media-hungry, but not very successful team of ghost hunters. Details: Script + Penalty Public Integrity Network: CBS Studio: CBS Television Studios Production Company: Kennedy/Marshall Company Executive Producers: Aaron Tracy, Rene Balcer, Robert Zotnowski, Frank Marshall Writer: Aaron Tracy Logline: Centers on the the nation’s watchdogs — the passionate prosecutors of the Public Integrity Section who target criminals within the government. SSN Insight: Project stems from an overall deal Kennedy/Marshall has with CBS Television Studios. Shooter Network: TNT Studio: Paramount Television Executive Producers: John Hlavin, Mark Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson Writer: John Hlavin Logline: Based on the film about a marksman and former U.S. Marine scout sniper  coaxed back into action, only to be framed for murder and have to go on the run. Details: Based on the film, Shooter, (USA, 2007) directed by Antoine Fuqua, which was based on the novel Point of Impact, written by Stephen Hunter. SSN Insight: Paramount Television is also adapting ,from their feature library, Minority Report, School Of Rock and Shutter Island. The Walk-Up Network: NBC Studio: Universal Television Production Company: True Jack Productions Executive Producers: Julia Brownell, Jason Katims, Michelle Lee Writer: Julia Brownell Logline: Two 30-something couples — one with a baby on the way — decide to buy and live in a Brooklyn brownstone together, creating their own version of the modern urban family. Details: Inspired by the Atlantic.com article, Two Couples, One Mortgage, written by Ari Weisbard. SSN Insight: True Jack Productions is also developing a medical drama with Sarah Watson for CBS and a dating comedy with Stu Zicherman for Showtime. Digital Fortress Network: ABC Studio: 20th Century Fox Television Production Company: Imagine Television Executive Producers: Joshua Goldin, Rachel Abramowitz, Dan Brown, Brian Grazer, Francie Calfo Writers: Joshua Goldin, Rachel Abramowitz Logline: Set in the world of the NSA during a global threat, the story follows a cat-and-mouse game between an Edward Snowden-esque character who is threatening to release all of the government’s secrets to the highest bidder - and a female cryptographer and her elite team who are tasked to stop him. Details: Based on the novel, Digital Fortress, written by Dan Brown. Untitled Brian Grazer / Molyneux Sisters Family Comedy Project Network: ABC Studio: 20th Century Fox Television Production Company: Imagine Television Executive Producers: Wendy Molyneux, Lizzie Molyneux, Brian Grazer, Francie Calfo Writers: Wendy Molyneux, Lizzie Molyneux Logline: Follows an extraordinarily gifted family who find themselves unprepared for their new lives in Orange County, California, a place where beauty is valued more than brains. Details: Inspired by the book, The Brainy Bunch: The Harding Family’s Method To College Ready By Age Twelve, written by Kip Harding and Mona Lisa Harding. SSN Insight: Project stems from an overall deal the Molyneux sisters have at 20th Century Television. Untitled Kevin Nealon / Susan Yeagley Divorce Comedy Project Network: NBC Co-Executive Producers: Kevin Nealon, Susan Yeagley Writers: Kevin Nealon, Susan Yeagley Logline: A recently divorced couple find themselves still tied to their close-knit family (and each other) through their jointly owned business – a bar off the Las Vegas Strip. Untitled Angela Kinsey / Will Gluck Female Buddy Comedy Network: ABC Studio: Sony Pictures Television Production Company: Olive Bridge Entertainment Executive Producers: Angela Kinsey, Will Gluck, Rachel Specter, Audrey Wauchope, Darlene Hunt Writers: Angela Kinsey, Rachel Specter, Audrey Wauchope Cast: Angela Kinsey  Logline: A woman and her ex-husband’s new girlfriend end up becoming BFFs — much to the annoyance of the guy stuck in the middle. Details: Script + Penalty The Meatball Project Network: CBS Studio: Warner Bros. Television Production Companies: Doozer Productions, All3Media America Executive Producers: Jeff Astrof, Bill Lawrence, Jeff Ingold, Eli Holzman, Stephen Lambert Consulting Producers: Daniel Holzman, Michael Chernow Writer: Jeff Astrof Logline: Centers on two lifelong best friends who are poised to become successful restaurateurs — if they can keep from killing each other. In order to keep their business — and friendship — alive, the two decide to see a couples’ therapist who will guide them through life, love and the fast-paced world of being big-city restaurant owners. Details: Inspired by the business partnership of chefs Daniel Holzman and Michael Chernow who own New York City’s Meatball Shop restaurants. SSN Insight: Project has been ordered straight to pilot. Untitled Jimmy Kimmel / Carson Daly Project Network: ABC Studio: ABC Studios Executive Producers: Jimmy Kimmel, Carson Daly, Dan Fogelman Writer: Jimmy Kimmel Logline: A once-massively popular VJ loses it all and is forced to move in with his parents and take a job as host of a local radio "morning zoo." Details: Loosely based on the real-life experiences of Carson Daly. SSN Insight: This is Kimmel’s first sale of a pilot written by himself. Untitled Jason Blum Horror Anthology Project Network: NBC Production Companies: Blumhouse Productions, Endemol Studios Executive Producers: Jason Blum, Tony Kranz Writers: Matthew Bettinelli-Olpin, Chad Villella, Tyler Gillett, Justin Martinez Logline: Horror anthology inspired by true events in the vein of The Twilight Zone. Details: Upon script approval, the project will receive a 10-episode straight-to-series order. Letters To My Daughter's Future Therapist Network: CBS Studio: CBS Television Studios Production Company: Junction Entertainment Executive Producers: Jon Turtletaub, Jordan Roter Writer: Jordan Roter Logline: Centers on a mother’s letters to her daughter’s future therapist, explaining her actions for when her daughter inevitably blames her for everything. Details: Script commitment Deep Web Network: Spike TV Production Companies: Flying Studio, Flame Ventures, LLC Executive Producers: Tony Krantz, Gary Oldman, Douglas Urbanski, Scott Gold Co-Executive Producer: Drew Comins Writer: Scott Gold Logline: Chronicles the saga of an ambitious computer aficionado in Silicon Valley who, with the help of his friends, evolves into an internet underworld crime boss fueled by a web portal where one can buy anything ­ from a kidney to cocaine to a rocket-launcher. As his empire grows beyond borders and government regulation, he becomes the one of the most wanted men on Earth.  Details: Inspired by the TIME Magazine article, The Deep Web, written by Jay Newton-Small.    SSN Insight: This is the first television series being developed by feature producers Oldman and Urbanski. Love Digital Platform: Netflix Production Companies: Apatow Productions, Legendary Television Executive Producers: Judd Apatow, Paul Rust, Lesley Arfin, Brent Forrester Writers: Judd Apatow, Paul Rust, Lesley Arfin Cast: Paul Rust, Gillian Jacobs Logline: A relationship comedy that follows a couple, Gus and Mickey as they navigate the exhilaration and humiliations of intimacy, commitment, and other things they were hoping to avoid. Details: Netflix has given a two-season straight to series commitment with 10 episodes ordered for the first season and 12 episodes ordered for the second. SSN Insight: This is the second time that Netflix has given a huge commitment like this, with the first given out to House Of Cards.  

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    Pilots

    Portia Doubleday and Carly Chaikin have been cast in USA’s Mr. Robot, about a young programmer who suffers from a debilitating antisocial disorder and decides that he can only connect to people by hacking them. Rupert Evans joins Amazon’s The Man In The High Castle, that explores an alternative-reality in which Nazi Germany and Japan won World War II and occupy the United States, with the East Coast controlled by the Nazis and the West Coast owned by Japan - and a chunk of the Midwest still up for grabs. Casey Deidric, John Garet Stoker and Kiersey Clemon have joined MTV’s Eye Candy, centered on tech genius Lindy, who is persuaded by her roommate to begin online dating then begins to suspect that one of her mysterious suitors might be a deadly cyber stalker. Nathan Parsons and Luke Benward join Amazon’s Point of Honor, about best friends and brothers-in-law who find themselves on opposite sides of a conflict. James D’Arcy has joined Marvel’s Agent Carter, that takes place in 1946, with Peggy Carter picking up the pieces of her life after having lost Steve Rogers in World War II.

    Current Series

    David Fumero has been cast as a series regular on Season 2 of Starz’s Power. Arjay Smith has joined the cast of FX’s Sons Of Anarchy. Charlie Carverand Eric Dickerson will appear on CBS’ Hawaii Five-O. Boomer Esiason will guest star on CBS’ Blue Bloods. Phil Simms will guest star on CBS’ Elementary. Owain Yeoman has landed a series regular spot on AMC’s Turn. Marsha Stephanie Blake will recur in Season 3 on Netflix’s Orange is the New Black. Mykelti Williamson is scheduled to recur on ABC’s Nashville. Pete Davidson joins Season 40 of NBC’s Saturday Night Live. Alberto De Diego will recur on Season 2 of ABC Family’s The Fosters. Heather Lind is set to recur on Fox’s Sleepy Hollow. Mark Feuerstein has landed a recurring role on the 7th season of Showtime’s Nurse Jackie. Skyler Samuels will appear in season 4 of FX’s American Horror Story. Michael Stahl-David will guest star on Fox’s New Girl. Toni Trucks has joined NBC’s Grimm. Brian Benben will guest star in Season 4 of ABC’s Scandal. Nick Tarabay will recur on CW’s Arrow. Gloria Steinem will guest star as herself in season 6 of CBS’ The Good Wife.

    New Series

    Mandy Moore and Andrea Parker will recur on ABC’s Red Band Society. Jessica St. Clair will recur on CBS’ The McCarthy’s. Linda Hunt will guest star on CBS’ Scorpion playing the same character as she does on CBS’ NCIS: Los Angeles. Shohreh Aghdashloo will guest star. Ricky Gervais will guest star on ABC’s Galavant. Luke Perry has booked a potential recurring role on CBS’ CSI: Cyber. Amanda Pays will reprise her role from the original live-action version on CBS’ The Flash. Nick Clifford has booked a role on VH1’s Hindsight. Candice Bergen will gust star on CBS’ Battle Creek. Chris Chalk, Tim Peper, Eric Edelstein and RonReaco Lee will recur on USA’s Complications.

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