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Takes a revisionist look at the origins of Saint Nick and Christmas, mixed with Viking mythology
MarketFebruary 28, 2014SoldMarch 2, 2014 DirectorEspen Sandberg, Joachim Ronning ProducerMarc Platt, Lawrence Grey AgentMike Esola (WME) ManagerJosh Adler (New Wave Entertainment) StudioColumbia Pictures ProductionMarc Platt Productions Script sold for a reported $1m. Directors' deal was said to be worth mid-seven figures.
Elisa Lam, who was found dead in the water tanks on the roof of the Cecil Hotel in Los Angeles. That’s the place that killers like Richard Ramirez called home at one time or another, and where suicides have occurred. Footage of Lam’s bizarre inexplicable behavior in an elevator before her death became a massive Internet sensation, and this has been turned into the story of the man investigating her death, and the nightmare he stumbles into.
MarketFebruary 27, 2014SoldFebruary 27, 2014 ProducerMatt Tolmach, Daniel Cretu ExecutiveBrad Zimmerman AgentRich Cook, Solco Schuit (WME) ManagerLangley Perer (Mosaic) StudioColumbia Pictures ProductionTolmach Productions, First Born Films Rumored to have went for mid-six figures with a blind script deal.
A sports agent fears his protégé turned nemesis could ruin him by stealing his last few clients, so when the biggest name he reps – a Lakers superstar – asks for his help in getting rid of a young woman’s corpse, he reluctantly gets his hands dirty only to later watch his entire life unravel.
MarketFebruary 25, 2014 ManagerKathy Muraviov (The Muraviov Company)
In order to save his daughter’s life, an ex-con must complete the biggest heist of his career: steal famed musician Jim Morrison’s coffin, find a rumored key to a treasure inside, escape from the crime lord out for his blood, and return the coffin before it is exhumed and sent to the United States in less than 24 hours.
MarketFebruary 20, 2014 ProducerJorge Garcia, Marcos Cline ProductionAltered.LA, Punch Media
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The 23rd Special Troops are a top secret artistic unit specializing in deception and misdirection. In 1944 when Allied reinforcements fail to arrive at the front, the rubber decoy tanks, sound effects, costumes and acting skills of the 23rd are all that stands to guard against a potentially devastating German attack.
A mousy advertising exec enlists her best friend into helping her pretend to be a lesbian so she can land a big account and get closer to her hot new boss, only to have their relationship get complicated along the way.
When a 19th century English village is terrorized by murderers with mysterious cloven footprints, a Convict, the Woman he loves, an Outsider out for revenge, the Town reverend, and a Professor set out to stop the Devil himself from rising.
When a frustrated young woman finds herself transported to an alternate reality in which her “what ifs” have come true, she must fight to win back her true love, the boyfriend who avoided proposing, and who's about to marry another woman.
In 16th Century Poland, a struggling Italian scupltor is comissioned to create a Virgin Mary statue for a celebrated town patron. But when a mysterious pregmant woman appears and inspires the artist to reform the statue in her image, the artist faces the wrath of the family, town, and Catholic Church.
When an eleven year old boy finds a Tyrannosaurus Rex egg in the Everglades and grows attached to the friendly dino that hatches from it, he and his friends must stop the government from cloning the creature to use as weapons.
When a rugged, stray feline P.I. is hired by his former flame to find a missing kitten, his investigation uncovers the dark underbelly of suburban animal society, revealing secrets and dangers that complicate the search.
After discovering she has a dangerous spinal tumor, a rebellious young girl decides to train for the race that killed her mother, despite doctor's warnings that the race could result in a permanent loss of the use of her legs.