Hot Sheet June/July 2011


Todd Black '82
will produce an untitled fish-out-of-water romantic comedy feature film. Chris Coggins '02 and Lance Johnson '02 will co-produce.

Jason Berman '06
was named one of the 10 Producers to Watch in Variety.

Helen Childress '91
wrote The Mountain, a horror spec script picked up by Fox, which Ben Stiller will direct.

JD Crowley
is now General Manager of Digital Media at CBS Television Distribution's Entertainment Tonight and The Insider.

Brian Davis '08, Lisa Di Trolio '08, and Simon McNabb '08
wrote The Kitchen Musical, an Asian format musical television series.

Jennifer Derwingson '00
will write Adventure Quest, a Disney movie for television.

Susan Downey '95
will produce an untitled project based on the life of Hunter Scott.

Megan Ellison
will produce the feature film Foxcatcher, which is slated to star Steve Carell.

David Ellison
is producing a possible sequel to Top Gun for Paramount and Skydance Productions.

Dana Fox '00
wrote the TV comedy pilot Ben Fox is My Manny, which was recently purchased by Fox.

Ian Fried '08
will write the supernatural action feature Spectral for Legendary Pictures.

Bryan Fuller
will write a reinvention of the 1960's comedy series The Munsters for NBC.

Phillip Goldfine '86
will produce the action feature Maximum Conviction.

Gordon Gray's
first-look deal with Disney has been re-upped.

Sharon Greene '11
was awarded the prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Grant and was named a Sundance 2012 Screenwriting Lab Fellow for her feature script Operator. Morgan Jurgenson '04 wrote Hyperdrive, a science fiction feature recently picked up by Paramount.

Lynn Hendee '81
will produce the sci-fi feature film Ender's Game.

Aaron Kaplan
will executive produce The Viagra Diaries, an HBO comedy series.

Melissa Lee '07
produced the feature Circumstance, which has been nominated for the John Cassavetes Award.

Shawn Levy '94
will produce and Adam Sztykiel '00 will write The Flight Before Christmas.

Doug Liman
will direct the sci-fi feature All You Need is Kill. His company Hypnotic has also set up four comedy projects for Universal Cable Productions.

Jason Lust '00
will produce a quirky love story feature film tentatively titled The Giant.

Randy Miller '77
will produce The Drummer, an indie biopic about the Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson.

Neal Moritz '8
5 will produce and Ori Marmur will executive produce the action thriller Dead Man Down. Moritz will also produce the feature adaptation of Garth Stein's novel The Art of Racing in the Rain.

Jeffery Nachmanoff '94
will executive produce and direct the drama Legends for NBC.

Michael Nardelli '06
will produce a movie adaptation of the Rolling Stone article The Girl Who Conned the Ivy League.

Robbie Pickering '06
directed and Brion Hambel '06 and Paul Jensen '06 produced Natural Selection, which received a Spirit Award nomination.

Matt Reeves '88
will direct the new Twilight Zone feature inspired by Rod Serling's classic television series.

Shonda Rhimes '94
sold an hour-long drama The Circle to ABC Studios. Rhimes will executive produce the project.

Chris Ridenhour '96
has joined APA as an agent in their feature literary department.

Melissa Rosenberg '90
sold her pitch Afterthought to NBC. The TV drama is about an unconventional team of FBI agents who solve murders by entering into the memories of the recently deceased.

Bruce Rosenblum
has been elected chairman of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

Ian Sander
will produce the television drama The Next Insanely Great Thing for NBC.

Inon Shampanier '07
wrote and directed the feature film The Millionaire Tour. Fellow alumni Jaime Burke produced the film, and Michael Fimognari was the cinematographer.

Dallas Sonnier and Jack Heller '04
will produce and finance the feature thriller Bodies at Rest.

Andy Weil '06
the head of scripted television for BermanBraun, was recently featured in Variety as one of Hollywood's New Leaders in Television.

Harry Winer '72
will produce the feature horror film Zombie Blondes, based on the book by Brian James.

Robert Zemeckis '73
will produce the supernatural feature Charles Fort.


Joseph White '04, Cinematographer

Beautiful Boy
Shawn Ku '04, Director
Michael Fimognari '01, Cinematographer
Chad Galster '04, Editor

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Jeff Cronenweth '84, Cinematographer

The Ides of March
Grant Heslov '86, Writer

In Time
Eric Newman '96, Producer

J. Edgar
Brian Grazer, Producer
Ron Howard, Producer

Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol
Bryan Burk '91, Producer
David Ellison, Executive Producer
Robert Elswit '75, Cinematographer
Gary Rydstrom '81, Sound Designer/Re-recording Mixer
John Knoll '84, Visual Effects Supervisor

Paranormal Activity 3
Michael Perry '94, Writer

Puss in Boots
Michelle Ramio Kouyate '95, Executive Producer
David H. Steinberg, Writer

Real Steel
Shawn Levy '94, Director/Producer

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn—Part 1
Melissa Rosenberg '90, Writer

The Thing
David Foster, Executive Producer
Eric Newman '96, Producer
Marco Beltrami, Composer

The Three Muskateers
Alex Litvak '95, Writer

Tower Heist
Brian Grazer, Producer
Rawson Thurber '99, Writer

War Horse
Gary Rydstrom '81, Sound Designer/Re-recording Mixer
Tom Johnson '81, Re-recording Mixer

We Bought a Zoo
Doug Hemphill, Re-recording Mixer

The Woman
Lucky McKee '97, Director

Young Adult
Jason Reitman, Producer/Director

TV Shows

American Horror Story
Christopher Baffa, Cinematographer

The Last Man Standing
Shawn Levy '94, Executive Producer

Stephen King's Bag of Bones
Matt Venne '00, Screenwriter

Weed Wars
Chuck Braverman '67, Executive Producer