Hot Sheet January-February 2013


Walt Becker ‘93 will executive produce the TBS original pilot Do It Yourself.

Chris Black ‘81 wrote the ABC pilot Reckless.

Jon Bokenkamp ‘95 wrote and will executive produce the NBC drama pilot The Blacklist.

Bryan Burk ‘91 will produce Star Wars: Episode VII. Burk will also executive produce two pilots: Believe and an untitled sci-fic cop drama.

R.J. Cutler is in talks with Summit Entertainment to direct the feature film If I Stay.

Greg DeCuir, Jr '01 wrote Yugoslav Black Wave. The first edition release sold out and DeCuir is in negotiations with Film Center Serbia to publish a second edition.

Daniel Dubiecki will produce the indie drama Money Monster.

Gary Foster will produce the Dream Works feature film Who Invited Her?

David Freedman ‘10 started an online movie and TV review series Just Seen It, which has just been picked up by NETA for national distribution to 370 PBS affiliates.

Phillip Goldfine ‘86 will executive produce the CBS drama pilot Second Sight.

Ron Howard will be inducted into this year’s TV Academy Hall of Fame.

Aaron Kaplan will executive produce the CBS comedy Friends with Better Lives, as well as ABC comedies Pulling and Bad Management.

Kyle Killen ‘97 wrote and will executive produce the Fox Television pilot Influence.

Joseph Levy won the Audience Choice award at the 28th Santa Barbara Film Festival for the culinary-themed documentary he directed Spinning Plates.

Shawn Levy ‘94 has closed a three-year overall first-look deal with 20th Century Fox through his 21 Laps banner.

Kevin McCollum ‘89 will produce the Broadway Musical Motown.

Don Murphy ‘88 will produce the feature film Blood Sisters, based on the fantasy book series, “Vampire Academy.”

Jeffrey Nachmanoff ‘94 wrote, and will direct and executive produce the new Warner Bros. television series pilot Hostages.

Joe Neurauter ’09 and Felipe Marino ‘04 will produce Occupant Entertainment’s music drama Always on My Mind.

Billy Rosenberg ‘00 has been promoted to Senior Vice President of 21 Laps.

Walter Salles is in talks to direct The Man in the Rockefeller Suit.

Ian Sander and Kim Moses will executive produce the CBS legal drama pilot Reckless.

Amanda Silver ‘89 will write Jurassic Park IV for Universal Pictures.

Melissa Stack ‘04 will write The Other Woman, a feature for Fox.

Stephen Susco ‘00 will pen the feature adaptation of Harbinger, based on the Valiant comic book series by Jim Shooter.

Chris Terrio ‘02 received the 25th Annual USC Libraries Scripter Award for writing Argo.

Suzanne and Jennifer Todd will produce the sequel to Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland.

Mark Wolper ’00 will executive produce the one-hour television series Red Brick Road.

John Wells ‘02 will executive produce the drama pilot Boomerang.

Andy Weil ’06 is Vice President of Comedy Development at Universal Television.

Jared Yeager '02 will executive produce the Ghostbusters video game for iPhone and iPad by Beeline Interactive.

Robert Zemeckis ‘73 will executive produce the one-hour series version of Death Becomes Her.


The Croods
Kirk DeMicco, Screenwriter

Django Unchained
Stacey Sher ‘85, Producer

A Good Day to Die Hard
D.M. Hemphill, Re-recording Mixer

Hidden Moon
Jose Pepe Bojorquez ‘02, Writer/Director/Producer

Jack Reacher
Caleb Deschanel, Director of Photography
David Ellison, Producer
Mark P. Stoeckinger ‘82, Supervising Sound Editor

Taylor Hackford, Producer/Director

We Are the Nobles (Nosotros Los Nobles)
Gaz Alazraki ‘01, Writer/Director/Producer

TV Shows

Greg Yaitanes, Executive Producer/Director

The Carrie Diaries
Josh Schwartz, Executive Producer

Jason Ensler ‘97, Executive Producer/Director
Josh Schwartz, Executive Producer

House of Cards
Joshua Donen79 Executive Producer

The Simpsons
Brad Ableson ‘97, Story Board Artist

Spartacus: War of the Damned
Joshua Donen ‘79, Executive Producer

Wendell & Vinnie
Aaron Kaplan, Executive Producers

Zero Hour
Zack Estrin, Executive Producer