Hot Sheet December - March 2014


Matthew Baughman ’99 has received a 2014 Daytime Emmy nomination in Outstanding Pre-School Children’s Animated Program for his work on Curious George. To date, he has four Emmy nominations and one win.

The documentary feature film BITESIZE! won Best Feature Documentary at the CINEQUEST Awards. It was directed by Corbin Billings ‘09.

Jason Michael Berman ’06 produced and Sheldon Candis ’03 directed The Jermicy School. The short film celebrates the 40-year history of the nation’s leading school for students with dyslexia and other learning differences. Berman is also producing the upcoming films Little Accidents, Chu and Blossom, X/Y and Franny.

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has acquired all international rights to Space Station 76, which premiered at SXSW. It was produced by Dan Burks ‘02, Frank Mele ‘00, Joel Michaels, Ed Parks ‘00 and Rachel Ward ‘00.

Peter Cameron ’13 co-wrote and directed Last Flight, a 3-D action/thriller starring Ed Westwick and Zhu Zhu. It premiered in Shanghai and stayed on the Top Ten In China list for three weeks.

Teng Cheng is nominated for a 2014 Student Academy Award in Animation for his project, Higher Sky.

Lorenzo De Maio ’01 will executive produce Gateway for Entertainment One Television and De Laurentiis Co. Martha De Laurentiis, eOne’s John Morayniss, Michael Rosenberg and Benedict Carver will co-executive produce.

Breck Eisner ’95 will direct Karate Kid 2 for Sony Pictures. The film is a sequel to the 2010 reboot of the original 1984 film. Karate Kid 2 will again star Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan.

Jason Ensler ’97 will executive produce and direct Red Band Society, Fox’s new coming-of-age drama about a group of teenagers who are long-term hospital patients. Steven Spielberg, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank and Sergio Aguero will also executive produce.

David Erickson ’97 will co-write and executive produce, along with Robert Kirkman, AMC’s untitled Walking Dead companion series.

Paul Feig ’84 is producing the first attempt at a CGI-version of Charles Schulz’s iconic Peanuts for Fox Animation and Blue Sky Studios.

Dina Gachman ’07 wrote Brokenomics, which will be published by Seal Press in spring 2015.

Yana Gorskaya ’02 and Maia Rossini have sold an ensemble musical pitch to Fox. They will write the script and Paul Feig ’84 will produce through his company, Feigco Entertainment.

Jim Hemphill ’95 directed The Trouble With The Truth, which comes out on DVD and VOD in June 2014.

Amy Lee Ketchum is nominated for a 2014 Student Academy Award in Animation for her project Two Ghosts.

Tim Kring ’88 has created Imperative Entertainment with Zak Kadison and Bradley Thomas. They plan to develop projects across various media platforms through the company, including television, movies, video games, books, and comics.

Paul Laverty ’94 wrote the Ken Loach-directed Jimmy’s Hall, which premiered at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.

Doug Liman will helm Splinter Cell, set to star Tom Hardy. Basil Iwanyk will produce.

Jen McGowan ’05 won the Game Changer Emergent Woman Director Award at the SXSW Festival for her project, Kelly & Cal.

Neal Moritz ’85 and StudioCanal will produce Cliffhanger, a re-imagining of Renny Harlin’s 1993 film starring Sylvester Stallone.

Heather Olson ’99 has been awarded a MPSE Gold Reel Award for Best Sound Editing: Sound Effects, Foley, Dialogue and ADR Animation in Television for her work on Fairly Odd Parents.

Victoriana, produced by Akiva Potok ’03 and directed by Jadrien Steel ‘99, won the New Visions Award at CINEQUEST.

Justin Ostensen ‘04 is currently the Staff Post Supervisor at Dreamworks Studios (Live Action). He has also received Post Coordinator credits on Lincoln, Need For Speed.

Production has started on A Light Beneath Their Feet, written by Moira McMahon ‘02. The film will star Taryn Manning, Kurt Fuller and Nora Dunn. Jeffrey Waldron ‘03 is the Director of Photography.

Jay Roach ’86 will executive produce Women In Space with Kristen Gore for HBO. The series is a half-hour comedy series following a group of women on a mission to colonize another planet.

Nothing To Lose: The Documentary by Andrew Sandler ’10 won the LA-Art House Film Festival and has been chosen as an official selection for the 2013 Beverly Hills Film Festival.

Miles Swarthout ’73 wrote The Last Shootist, a western novel that will be published in hardcover by Forge Books/Macmillan in October 2014.

Matthew Weiner ’90 will be presented with the 2014 International Emmy Founders Award during the awards ceremony on November 24.

Sean E. Williams ’04 co-created and co-wrote the comic book series, Artful Daggers by IDW Publishing. He also wrote Fairest: The Return of the Maharaja by DC/Vertigo for a June 2014 publication. He also wrote several issues of DC Comics’ The Vampire Diaries.



The Amazing Spider Man
Addison Teague ‘02, Supervising Sound Editor
James Vanderbilt ’99, Story

Captain America: The Winter Solider
Kevin Feige ‘95, Producer
Jeffrey Ford ‘91, Editor

Bob Ducsay ‘86, Editor

Hank and Asha
James Duff ’99, Writer/Producer/Director

The Immigrant 
James Gray ’91, Writer/Producer/Director

Million Dollar Arm
Gordon Gray, Producer

The Other Woman
Melissa Stack ‘04, Writer

X-Men: Days of Future Past
Bryan Singer ‘89, Producer/Director
John Ottman ‘88, Composer/Editor



24: Live Another Day
Evan Katz ’86, Executive Producer

Black Box
Bryan Singer ‘89, Executive Producer

Christopher Baffa, Director of Photography

Friends With Better Lives
Aaron Kaplan ‘90, Executive Producer

Gang Related
Brian Grazer, Executive Producer

Gear Heads
James Ganiere ‘96, Executive Producer

Halt and Catch Fire 
Chris Cantwell ‘04, Writer/Co-Executive Producer
Nelson Cragg’03, Director of Photography
Kevin Ross ‘90, Editor

The Night Shift
Gabe Sachs ‘84, Writer/Executive Producer

Silicon Valley
Matteo Borghese ‘11, Writer
Rob Turbovsky ‘11, Writer

Andrew Colville, Writer/Supervising Producer

Adam Sztykiel ’99, Writer/Executive Producer