Hot Sheet September 2008


Judd Apatow
Is producing an untitled comedy starring Sacha Baron Cohen for Columbia Pictures.

Shyam Balse '06
Attached to direct a feature that is being produced by Wolfgang Peterson for Radiant Productions. He and Joseph Itaya '06 are also writing a feature script concept called Last Ride, which will go into production for Sure Crossing Films.

Marco Beltrami
Composed the music for The Hurt Locker which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival.

Michael Caldwell '90
Is producing an untitled George Washington project about the life of America's first president.

Sereita Cobbs '94
Is now coordinating producing on the live weekday show SportsCenter for ESPN.

Ryan Colluci '04 and Dikran Ornekian '04
Have sold their action thriller script, Lobo, to Stone Village.

Steve Crystal '93
Is producing the Marvin the Martian feature for Warner Bros.

Jonathan Dillon '06
His feature film Rigged, which he directed and produced, has been accepted by the Dances with Film and the Action on Film International Festival in LA.

Jackie Doslak '03 and Stephen Amstutz '01
Created the show Exiled for MTV.

Susan Downey '95
Is producing Book of Eli, a drama staring Denzel Washington and the drama Sherlock Holmes for Warner Bros. Also produced RocknRolla which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival.

Jon Dunham '00
Produced and directed the documentary Spirit of the Marathon, which was part of Docuweek NY.

Daniel Dubiecki
Is attached to produce Up in the Air, an adaptation of the Walter Kirn novel, alongside Jason Reitman.

Andy Friendly '73
Is producing a new series on Discovery's new Planet Green Network called Supper Club.

Brian Grazer '74
Is executive producing the series Lie to Me for Imagine TV and 20th Century Fox and the drama Tehran for Imagine Entertainment.

Robert Greenblatt '87
Is producing the pre-Broadway engagement of  9 to 5: The Musical, which premieres at the Ahmanson Theatre in September.

Taylor Hackford '68
Will be directing Tenn, a drama about playwright Tennessee Williams, for Infinity Media.

Barry Hershey '87
Completed directing the feature film Leading to War.

Brant Jones '00
Is now the Cinema Technician at Denison University.

Richard Kelly '97
Is producing the dark comedy World's Greatest Dad for Darko Entertainment.

Nolan Lebovitz '01 and Adam Lebovitz '05
Sold their feature thriller Tortured to Sony Pictures Worldwide.

Alexander S. Lee '02
His film The Real Shaolin will world premiere at the 2008 Toronto Film Festival.

Jack Lewis '94
The documentary Operation Homecoming, based on his short stories, has received numerous nominations including the International Documentary Association feature film award and the Pare Lorentz award.

Laurence Malkin '94:
Wrote the drama Crossroads, which will be produced for Warner Horizon TV and McG's Wonderland company.

Corey May '01 and Dooma Wendschuh '01
Of Sekretagent Productions are executive producing the drama The Dogs of Babel for Mandate Pictures.

Jen McGowan '05
Is directing the romantic comedy Half of Two for Puzzle Pictures.

Nick Pustay '95
Has been tapped to adapt Lisa Lerner's dark comedic novel Just Like Beauty.

Michael Rymer '85
Will direct and co-produce Witchblade, a feature film adaptation of the Top Cow comic.

Jason Reitman '99
Wrote and is attached to direct and produce Up in the Air, an adaptation of the novel by Walter Kirn about the life aspirations of a slick professional who specializes in firing employees.

Garo Setian '95
Won three Golden Trailer Awards for his work as trailer editor for Lionsgate.

Ian Shorr '07
Wrote the spec script Substitution, which was acquired by Alcon Entertainment and Warner Bros.

Bryan Singer '89
Is in negotiations to produce the superhero feature Capeshooters for Warner Bros. His company Bad Hat Harry will also develop a live-action feature from the comic book Freedom Formula.

Doug Tenaglia '81
Is directing his first full-length independent film All Me, All the Time. He was also named the Best Connecticut Filmmaker at the 2008 Connecticut Film Festival.

Films and TV Shows

Bangkok Dangerous
Jason Shuman '96, Producer.

The Dark Knight
Charles Roven, Producer;
David S. Goyer '88, Writer.

Journey to the Center of the Earth
Charlotte Huggins, Producer;
Tim Nielsen '99, Sound Editor.

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
Stephen Sommers ‘93, Executive Producer;
Bob Ducsay '86, Executive Producer;
Alfred Gough ‘94, Miles Millar ‘94, Writers.

Pineapple Express
Judd Apatow, Producer/Writer.

Space Chimps
Kirk DeMicco ‘92, Director/Writer.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars
George Lucas '66, Executive Producer;
Steven Melching '90, Writer;
Scott Murphy '97, Writer.

Step Brothers
Judd Apatow, Producer.

Tropic Thunder
Greg Hayden '85, Editor;
Doug Hemphill '79, Re-recording Mixer.

Ben Burtt '75, Sound and C0haracter Voice Designer.

The X-Files: I Want to Believe
Bill Roe '56, Editor.

Jeffrey Nachmanoff '94, Director/Writer.

True Confessions of a Hollywood Starlet
Elisa Bell '87, Writer.

Greatest American Dog
R.J. Cutler, Executive Producer.

Supper Club
Andy Friendly '73, Producer.

Family Foreman
Jon Kroll '89, Executive Producer.

My Boys
Paul Maibaum '75, Director of Photography.

The Secret Life of the American Teenager
Ron Underwood '74, Director.