script deals

Friday, March 7, 2014

Script sales and deals from “American Crime” to “Winter’s Knight”

Despite all that chatter on the Internet about a feud between “12 Years a Slave” screenwriter, John Ridley, and the picture’s director, Steve McQueen,” Ridley is moving forward with a high-profile T.V. project. Apparently McQueen is ticked off with Ridley for not wanting to share his screenwriting credit. Ridley won the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar at the 86th Academy Awards […]
Saturday, January 11, 2014

Script Sales and Deals: “Endgame,” “Slingshot,” and “Maggie’s Plan”

  “Endgame” — In a heated bidding war, Fox has come out the victor in a $2 million dollar deal for James Fey’s book. This is a  “Hunger Games” type YA novel about young teen warriors battling in a future world. You might remember Fey’s reputation took a beating after it came out that his best-selling memories, “A Million Little […]
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Script Sales and Deals: “Darkness” and “Selling Time”

“Darkness” — A spec script and the first sale for a couple of writers, is on the fast track “into production for 2014″… according to DoneDealPro (membership required). The spec by Francis Jay and C.B. Liffer, has a great hook. It’s a horror story about a woman with night blindness trapped in a small dark space with a corpse and four […]
Friday, November 15, 2013

Script sales and deals

  “City that Sailed” — Screenwriter/director, Audrey Wells, has scored the job of writing an adventure film with Will Smith in the lead. Wells wrote the delightful rom-com, “The truth about cats & dogs” (1996), as well as “Under the Tuscan Sun” (2003), which she directed, too. Now Wells has been tapped to write, “City that Sailed,” about a young […]
Friday, March 30, 2012

Script sales and deals: Action screenplays sell for big money

“White House Down” — Huge payday for hot screenwriter James Vanderbilt. In fact, the $3 million dollar script deal is being called the biggest so far this year. The  action spec script is described as a cross between “Die Hard” and “Air Force One.” Apparently there was some heated bidding for the script with Sony Pictures finally closing a deal […]
Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Script sales and deals

“Jadoo”  by writer/director, Amit Gupta, has a deal and is now on the really fast track.  That’s a great start to the new year for one filmmaker.  Done Deal Pro reports Gupta is repped by Abram Nalibotsky over at Gersh. Based on Gupta’s family experience, the story revolves around  two feuding twin brother chefs who set up rival restaurants across from each other, leaving […]
Monday, June 7, 2010

Entertainment News Bits: Another downer Box Office, hot spec script sale, and new movie deal for Sandra Bullock

“Shrek Forever After” number one again   For the third week in a row, “Shrek Forever After” is king of the domestic Box Office, but the achievement is overshadowed by the lackluster performance of a new crop of films. Audiences are not packing the theaters like they did last year at this time. “Shrek Forever After” drew the biggest crowds making $25.4 […]
Thursday, March 18, 2010

Hollywood buzz: A blogger gets a movie deal & spec script news

Hollywood is tapping a new source for movie ideas — blogs!  I have heard of other projects based on websites, but this latest one, being developed for Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon, sounds like a real winner. Over on the York site, Mike Fleming is reporting that Columbia Pictures has made a deal with blogger/author Ree Drummond for a romantic comedy, “The Pioneer Woman.” Drummond […]