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SLEEPWALKER

Posted in specs by westsideninja on November 17, 2010

SLEEPWALKER by Chris Borrelli
Reps: Chris Cowles (H2F) and John Huddle (UTA)

A mysterious event turns the world’s population into an army of coordinated sleepwalkers, hunting down the few who remain awake.  An insomniac leads a small group in their quest to survive, find his daughter, and rescue what’s left of the world’s population.

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HALLOWEEN NIGHT

Posted in specs by westsideninja on October 27, 2010
HALLOWEEN NIGHT by Michael Cooney
Logline:  A group of kids turn into superheroes when their costumes come to life on Halloween night.
Agent:  Keya Khayatian/UTA
Genre/s:  Family

Posted in specs by westsideninja on April 28, 2010

LAYOVER

Representation: Charlie Ferraro (UTA) & Adam Kolbrenner (Madhouse
Entertainment)

Written by: Zach Dean

Think HEAT, TAKEN, A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE.  When a single father in
hiding loses his teenage daughter on a layover in Las Vegas, he must
confront the demons of his deadly past to save the only thing that
matters, his child.  The writer was just written up in the LA Times
for being on that JET BLUE flight that couldn’t land a few years ago.

Into studios yesterday via DELUCA, THUNDER ROAD, DAVIS ENT, and LAKESHORE.

THE HAUNTED SONG

Posted in specs by westsideninja on March 16, 2010

THE HAUNTED SONG
Rep: Charlie Ferraro (UTA)

Writer: Chris Philpott

In the vein of THE RING, story centered around a haunted song
purported to lead its listeners to commit suicide.  Phoenix Pictures/
OZLA producing.  Takashi Shimizu (THE GRUDGE) attached to direct.

Went into buyers on Friday.

NORTH POLE, NY

Posted in specs by westsideninja on March 11, 2010

NORTH POLE, NY

W: Andrea Seigel

Out from Kassie Evashevski/UTA

Logline: Comedy about a young Jewish girl’s obsession with Christmas.

IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS

Posted in specs by westsideninja on February 4, 2010
IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS by Rebecca Skloot

Out from Howie Sanders at UTA to select producers/territories

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells—taken without her knowledge—became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first “immortal” human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than sixty years. If you could pile all HeLa cells ever grown onto a scale, they’d weigh more than 50 million metric tons—as much as a hundred Empire State Buildings. HeLa cells were vital for developing the polio vaccine; uncovered secrets of cancer, viruses, and the effects of the atom bomb; helped lead to important advances like in vitro fertilization, cloning, and gene mapping; and have been bought and sold by the billions.

Yet Henrietta Lacks remains virtually unknown, buried in an unmarked grave.

Now Rebecca Skloot takes us on an extraordinary journey, from the “colored” ward of Johns Hopkins Hospital in the 1950s to stark white laboratories with freezers full of HeLa cells; from Henrietta’s small, dying hometown of Clover, Virginia—a land of wooden slave quarters, faith healings, and voodoo—to East Baltimore today, where her children and grandchildren live, and struggle with the legacy of her cells.

Henrietta’s family did not learn of her “immortality” until more than twenty years after her death, when scientists investigating HeLa began using her husband and children in research without informed consent. And though the cells had launched a multimillion-dollar industry that sells human biological materials, her family never saw any of the profits. As Rebecca Skloot so brilliantly shows, the story of the Lacks family—past and present—is inextricably connected to the dark history of experimentation on African Americans, the birth of bioethics, and the legal battles over whether we control the stuff we are made of.

Over the decade it took to uncover this story, Rebecca became enmeshed in the lives of the Lacks family—especially Henrietta’s daughter Deborah, who was devastated to learn about her mother’s cells. She was consumed with questions: Had scientists cloned her mother? Did it hurt her when researchers infected her cells with viruses and shot them into space? What happened to her sister, Elsie, who died in a mental institution at the age of fifteen? And if her mother was so important to medicine, why couldn’t her children afford health insurance?

MOST LIKELY TO

Posted in specs by westsideninja on February 2, 2010
MOST LIKELY TO by Jacqueline McKinley and Antonia March
(writer/producers on “Bernie Mac,” “Just Jordan,” “All Of Us”)

Reps:
Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment – Bryan Miller
UT
A – Marissa Devins

Logline:
Before her 15th high school reunion, the former “most likely to succeed” hides her failed career and relationship with a drunken profile update describing her perfect life.  To save herself from humiliation, she hires a family, nanny and all, for the big weekend.

CASH MONEY DOLLARS

Posted in specs by westsideninja on January 12, 2010

CASH MONEY DOLLARS by Neveldine & Taylor
Out from UTA (Ramses Ishak & Mike Sheresky):
Logline: An unlikely trio – shady LA private dick, kick-ass NY female Secret Service agent, and African-American Texas Ranger – team up to stop a new wave of terrorist operations and save America.

Being brought into all territories today.
Lorenzo di Bonaventura taking in and attached to produce.
Going into WB, Disney, New Regency, Fox, Sony, DreamWorks, Uni.

PRIORITY RUN

Posted in specs by westsideninja on October 20, 2009

PRIORITY RUN by Terrance Mulloy
Out from Jon Huddle at UTA

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UNDER YOUR BED

Posted in specs by westsideninja on October 5, 2009

UNDER YOUR BED by jeff walton

charlie ferraro / uta and chris fenton / h2f

Over the course of one night in new york city, a young boy must team up with the boogeyman under his bed to protect his bedroom, the city and the world from something far worse.

writer recently sold two things to sony animation and script INTO THE COLD was a nicholls semi-finalist