Hot Sheet Summer - Fall 2018

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Scott Alexander ‘85 and Larry Karaszewski ‘85 – Are writing the screenplay for the film adaptation of Nike founder Phil Knight’s memoir.

Thembi Banks ‘14 – Is one of the three winners of HBO Access’ Directing Fellowship.

Jason Michael Berman '06 –Is producing the romantic comedy Otherhood, starring Angela Bassett and Patricia Arquette, for Netflix.

Holly Brix ‘93 – Has sold her script Happy Anniversary to Paramount, who will produce with Platinum Dunes.

Steven Caple, Jr. ‘14 – Has been tapped to direct the limited drama series White Tears. The series is based on Hari Kunzru’s critically praised novel of the same name.

Aneesh Chaganty ‘13 and Sev Ohanian ‘12 – Their original screenplay Run has been acquired and fast-tracked by Lionsgate. Chaganty is directing, while Ohanian is set to produce.

Jon Chu ‘03 –Is slated to direct and executive produce Good Trouble for Freeform.

Ryan Coogler ‘11 – Is producing Space Jam 2 for Spring Hill Entertainment. The long-awaited sequel will star Lebron James.

Akela Cooper ‘06 – Has been tapped to co-showrun the hourlong supernatural drama Chambers for Netflix. The series will star Uma Thurman, while Stephen Gaghan will executive produce.

David Crabtree ‘06 and Jason Michael Berman ‘06 – Are attached to the action-thriller Plane for Mandalay Pictures. Berman will produce, while Crabtree is writing the script.

Jeff Davis ‘00 – Has been tapped to write and executive produce the live-action reboot of the 1990s animated series Aeon Flux for MTV.

Scott Derrickson ‘95 – Will executive produce Kill Creek for Showtime. The hour-long drama is based on Derrickson’s award winning novel of the same name.

Stephen Desmond ‘05 and Michael Sherman ‘04 – Have been tapped by FilmNation to adapt Paul Tremblay’s psychological horror novel The Cabin at the End of the World.

Susan Downey ‘95 – Is producing an eight episode docuseries about artificial intelligence for YouTube. Downey is also producing the crime series Constance for TNT.

Caroline Dries ‘04– Will executive produce the groundbreaking series Batwoman for The CW.

Chris Van Dusen ‘03 – Has been tapped to produce and serve as showrunner on one of Shondaland’s new series for Netflix. The untitled project will be an adaptation of Julia Quinn’s best-selling novel series.

David Ellison–Is producing the female-led action film The Old Guard for Skydance Media. Ellison is also producing Six Underground for Netflix.

Rick Famuyiwa ‘96 – Is producing Sadé for Disney. The film will be the first-time that an original Disney Princess fairytale is led by a female African character.

Paul Feig ‘84 – Is directing the feature film adaptation of the popular children’s book The Sweetest Fig for Fox. Additionally, he is launching Powederkeg, a digital content company that aims to provide a platform for female and LGBTQ creators and filmmakers of color.

Kevin Feige ‘95 – Will receive the PGA’s David O. Selznick Award for producing the box-office-smashing Marvel Studios superhero films.

Eric Fleischman ‘11 – Will produce John Henry, a dramatic thriller centering on gang life in South Los Angeles.

Broderick Fox ‘99 – The second edition of his Documentary Media: History, Theory, Practice is now out through Routledge. Fox is also chairing the Media Arts & Culture Department at Occidental College.

Dana Fox ‘00, Dara Resnik ‘03, and Jon Chu ‘03 – Apple has given a straight-to-series order to Fox and Resnik’s untitled mystery drama. Chu will direct and executive produce the series.

Poppy Hanks ‘95 –Is producing the upcoming boxing series Beast Mode for TNT

Soo Hugh ‘06 – Will serve as scribe and executive producer on an international drama series for Apple. The show will be an adaptation of Min Jin Lee’s bestselling novel Pachinko.

James Ivory ‘57 – Is writing the adaptation of Ruth Prawer Jhabvala’s article The Judge’s Will for Fox Searchlight.

Jen Enfield-Kane ‘16 – Is writing for Artificial, Twitch’s first live-scripted interactive series. The series allows for audience interaction via chat, influencing the story using in-video voting mechanisms, and interacting directly with the characters to shape their journey.

Aaron Kaplan ‘90 – Is executive producing the single-camera comedy Generation Cap for CBS.

Kyle Killen ‘97 – Is writing, producing, and serving as showrunner for Showtime’s live-action series based on the popular video game Halo.

Karey Kirkpatrick and Kevin McCollum ‘89 – Are attached to the Mrs. Doubtfire Broadway musical. McCollum will produce the show, while Kirkpatrick will write the book and provide the music and lyrics.

Tim Kring – Is writing and executive producing Treadstone for USA Network.

Shawn Levy ‘94 – Is producing the feature film adaptation of Stephen King’s The Boogeyman. Additionally, Levy is signed on to direct the feature film Free Guy for 20th Century Fox.

Liz Manashil ‘10 – Is writing and directing Speed of Life, starring Ann Dowd and Jeff Perry. The film follows a woman who reflects on her life after a wormhole opens upon David Bowie’s death.

Ori Marmur ‘93 – Has become Director of Original Films at Netflix.

Sherry Marsh ‘83 – Is executive producing the adaptation of Christina Alger’s novel The Banker’s Wife.

Charlie Matthau ‘86 – Is set to direct Bodyguard of Lies, the true story of a chicken farmer turned spy during World War II.

Kerry McCluggage ‘76 – Has been named CEO of IDW Media Holdings.

Jen McGowan ‘05 – Sold the US rights for her feature Rust Creek to IFC Midnight, which will be released theatrically in January 2019.

Raamla Mohamed ‘08 – Signed a two-year overall deal with ABC Studios after writing for Shondaland’s Scandal.

Neal Moritz ‘85 – Is producing the adaptation of Wonderland for Netflix.

Hiro Murai ‘06 – Is in talks with 20th Century Fox to make his feature directorial debut for the upcoming thriller Man Alive. Murai recently signed a first-look deal with FX.

Joe Nussbaum ‘96 and Beau Bauman ‘01 – Their comedy film Parent’s Night has been purchased by Screen Gems. Nussbaum will write and direct, while Bauman will produce.

Tracy Oliver ‘10 – Is writing and executive producing Paramount Network’s TV series reboot First Wives Club.

Brian Peterson ‘97 and Kelly Souders ‘97 – Signed a two-year overall deal with Fox 21 Television Studios. As part of the deal, they will co-showrun The Hot Zone for Nat Geo.

Matt Reeves ‘88 – Is producing Netflix’s feature film adaptation of George Orwell’s Animal Farm.

Shonda Rhimes ‘94 – Is producing a slate of new shows following her move to Netflix, ranging from comedies to dramas to documentaries.

Melissa Rosenberg ‘90 – Has signed an overall deal with Warner Bros. TV.

Shaun Sanghani ‘05 – Was chosen as one of Variety’s 10 Producers to Watch in 2018.

Martin Shelton ‘56 – His latest novel, St. Catherine’s Crown, is now available on Amazon Kindle.

Rob Smat ‘17, Logan Austin ‘17, and Brian Tang ‘17 – Recently wrapped filming for The Last Whistle. Smat wrote and directed the film, Tang served as director of photography, while Austin composed the film’s music.

Brandon Sonnier ‘04 – And his creative partner, Brandon Margolis, have signed a two-year overall deal with Sony Pictures TV.

Scott Speer ‘04 and Jason Michael Berman ‘06– Mandalay Pictures has optioned Speer’s screenplay Charlie 3D, which he will also direct. Berman will serve as producer on the film.

Susan Streicher ‘12 – Will write and executive produce The Wilds for Amazon Studios. The female-led YA series focuses on a group of teenage girls who are stranded on an island as part of a social experiment.

Jennifer Todd – Has inked an exclusive two-year first-look deal with Amblin Partners.
Jeff Wadlow ‘01 – Has been tapped to direct the feature film reimagining of the long running ABC series Fantasy Island.

Katie Wech ‘02 – Is writing and executive producing the hourlong dark comedy Lifeboat Clique for The CW.

Carly Wray ‘05 – Has been tapped to write Firefighters, which will be produced by Margot Robbie. She was also recently chosen to write a Game of Thrones spinoff for HBO.

Robert Zemeckis ‘73 – Will direct the film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The Witches. Zemeckis will also direct the epic sized film The King, starring Dwayne Johnson.

New TV Shows on the Air

A Million Little Things
Aaron Kaplan ‘90 (Executive Producer)

Black Love
Codie Brooks ‘09 (Director-Producer)

Castle Rock
Liz Glotzer ‘85 (Executive Producer)
Tom Spezialy ‘85 (Writer-Consulting Producer)
Gina Welch ‘13 (Writer-Producer)

The First
Julian Breece ‘05 (Writer-Producer)

The Good Cop
Randy Zisk ‘81 (Director-Producer)

The Kids are Alright
Tim Doyle ‘87 (Writer-Executive Producer)

Lodge 49
Christopher Cantwell ‘04,(Co-Executive Producer)

Robert Zemeckis ‘73 (Executive Producer)

New Films in Release

All About Nina
Eric Fleischman ‘11 (Producer)
Natalie Qasabian ‘14 (Producer)
Saira Haider ‘14 (Editor)

Ant Man and the Wasp
Kevin Feige ‘95 (Producer)

Keith Calder ‘04 (Producer)

Crazy Rich Asians
Jon Chu ‘03 (Director)
Peter Chiarelli ‘99 (Writer)

The First Purge
Gerard McMurray ‘11 (Director)

Goosebumps 2
Ari Sandel ‘05 (Director)
Neal Moritz ‘85 (Producer)

Sean Jarrett ‘14 (Editor)

Malek Akkad ‘06 (Producer)
John Carpenter ‘99 (Composer-Executive Producer)

The House with a Clock in its Walls
Eric Kripke ‘96 (Writer-Producer)
James Vanderbilt ‘99 (Producer)

Juliet, Naked
Judd Apatow ‘85 (Producer)

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Gary Rydstrom ‘81 (Sound Designer)

Kusama – Infinity
Karen Johnson ‘95 (Producer)
Heather Lenz ‘04 (Writer/Director)
Allyson Newman ‘05 (Composer)

The Meg
Jon Turteltaub (Director)

Mission Impossible: Fallout
David Ellison ‘04 (Producer)

A Quiet Place
Erik Aadahl ‘98 (Supervising Sound Editor)

Aneesh Chaganty ‘13 (Writer-Director)
Sev Ohanian ‘12 (Writer-Producer)
Natalie Qasabian ‘14 (Producer)
Juan Sebastian Barron ‘13 (Cinematographer)
Torin Borrowdale ‘13 (Composer-Producer)
Congyu E ‘14 (Co-Producer)
Will Merrick‘15 (Editor)
Nick Johnson ‘13 (Editor)
Carly Sturgeon ‘11 (Assistant Director)

A Simple Favor
Paul Feig ‘84 (Director)


Rawson Thurber ‘19 (Writer-Director)
Bob Elswit ‘75 (Cinematographer)

Karey Kirkpatrick ‘87 (Writer-Director)

Truth or Dare
Jeff Wadlow ‘01 (Director)