Monthly Archives: December 2008

Script Track – December 30, 2008

Crayonformers
A lonely 8-year-old boy finds a magical set of crayons that come to life and help him save his family’s house from being foreclosed on.
Based on a pitch by Tim Burton.

Laptopia
Office comedy. Plot being kept under wraps.

The Tape That Didn’t Stick
Set in 1916, a fictionalized biography of Marshall Denton, the man who created Scotch tape, only in this version, he was also the man who tried to organize a coup to install a puppet regime in Bolivia.
Writer: Charlie Kaufman

Puppies & Yuppies
A sickly sweet comedy following the lives of three different dog owners as they try to find love in New York. Best In Show with boring people and less laughs.
Writer: Randy Brickman

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MPAA develops special rating for Michael Bay films

Warns adults of silly, unwatchable content

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Agent finally gets around to reading 2007 holiday card

Still hasn’t looked at 2-year-old script sent in by same writer

agent-talk-logoLiterary agent Michael Hansen made a considerable dent in his reading pile yesterday, finally opening a Christmas card sent to him in December of last year by aspiring screenwriter Phil Smithe.

“I still haven’t got to his script, though,” said Hansen. “In fact, I think I may have given it to my old assistant as a birthday present.”

According to the busy lit agent, Smithe emailed him in March to see if he’d read either the holiday card or the family comedy ‘Kidasaurus Rex’ about an elementary school student who wakes up a dinosaur with super powers.

“I told him I was halfway through the card, but I hadn’t started the script yet,” said Hansen. “He emailed me back right away thanking me for the read and reminding me that he’d recently self-published a book about dinosaurs, so the idea ‘already had some traction’ in the marketplace.”

Hansen plans to read Smithe’s 2008 holiday card sometime after he retires.

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Unmerry Christmas for UTA: Santa switches to Endeavor

Elves to stay put at UTA–for now

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THR Video — CAA set to launch “Death Star News” in 2009

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Script Track – December 23, 2008

Love In The Time of Cauliflower
A divorced gardener falls in love with one of his clients, New York’s most renowned chef, who is also divorced and not really looking for love at the moment. Sappiness ensues.
Writer: Sally Bernfeld

Warmongers
Thriller about a secret organization that crosses all political and governmental lines to decide which countries go to war with which, and when.
Based on a pitch by Michael Bay.

Midlife Crisis
A realistic comedy about some suburban guy going through a midlife crisis.
Writer: Judd Apatow

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A Quick Review Of The Week’s Top News…

12/17/08
SAG changes logo to double-smile in bold PR move
‘Might help with negotiations’ says guild prez

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12/16/08
CAA celebrates 1,000,000,000th query letter rejected
Venerable agency throws lavish party to commemorate ‘ass-tightedness’

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12/15/08
Ben Silverman back on the crunk

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12/14/08
Grateful screenwriter finds quarter in futon

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12/13/08
Your script dies a hero in producer’s fireplace

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12/12/08
Gilroy takes Diablo Cody’s advice, turns to stripping
Scribe hopes it will bolster future Oscar chances

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12/11/08
Clooney forgets to wax eyebrows for two straight weeks

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