Weekly Successes

Weekly Successes

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"Grey Matter" Has Premiered! Dec 5, 2023
Arabella Burfitt-Dons with W4 Films found the script "Grey Matter" on StarPitchers and optioned it from StarPitchers writer Elizabeth Hrib, and we are happy to announce that the project premiered in the US at the Naples International Film Festival! Arabella’s credits include "Iris Warriors” and “Heart of Hope," among others. Elizabeth is a Canadian-based screenwriter and published author. Congrats to everyone involved!
German Torres Hires Ellen Pill and Stan Loveman Dec 5, 2023
German Torres with GMT Films connected with writers Ellen Pill and Stan Loveman on StarPitchers and hired them to pen the script for “A New Hope for Christmas” after reading their work. The script is based on an original treatment by fellow StarPitchers writer Kristen Mai Pham. German’s credits include “Christmas with You” and “Kill Chain,” among others. This is Ellen and Stan’s sixth success through StarPitchers!
Starr Andreeff Discovers Kim Hornsby Nov 14, 2023
Starr Andreeff, President of MJMG, connected with writer Kim Hornsby on StarPitchers and the two are currently collaborating and pursuing production opportunities for Kim's scripts. Starr is a manager and producer based in Los Angeles who develops film, TV and docuseries projects. Kim is a USA Today Bestselling author who writes novels and screenplays as well as produces films. This is Kim’s first success through StarPitchers!
"The Post" Has Been Released! Nov 14, 2023
Angus Benfield with LAMA Entertainment found the script "The Post" on StarPitchers and optioned it from StarPitchers writer Justin Hunt, and we are happy to announce that the film has won 10 festival awards and is currently out in theaters! Angus produced and stars in the film while Justin produced and directed. Angus’s credits include the upcoming film “The Great Turkey Town Miracle” and his previous StarPitchers-facilitated film “Yellow Bird,” among others. Justin's credits include “American Meth” and “Far Too Far,” among others. Congrats to everyone involved!
Citizen Skull Packaging “The Runner” Nov 7, 2023
Matt Prater of Citizen Skull found the script “The Runner” on StarPitchers and has entered into an agreement with StarPitchers writer Nate Wilcoxen to package the project. Andy Palmer is attached to direct, and his credits include Lionsgate’s recent college comedy “The Re-Education of Molly Singer,” the thriller “Camp Cold Brook,” and the cult-classic “The Funhouse Massacre.” Citizen Skull’s credits include “12 Feet Deep” and “Vicious Fun,” among others. Nate is a two-time Academy Nicholl Fellowship semi-finalist who has written over twenty feature scripts and TV pilots. He is represented by John W. Beach and Kevin Cleary at Gravity Squared Entertainment, and this is his first success through StarPitchers!
Fearworks Options "The Hoax" Oct 31, 2023
Ed Elbert and Stefan Brunner with Fearworks found the script “The Hoax” on StarPitchers and optioned it from StarPitchers writers Michael Hultquist and Matt Hults. Fearworks’ StarPitchers-facilitated first film “Elevator Game” was recently released and is currently doing well on AMC+ and Shudder. Ed’s other credits include "Martian Child" and "Anna and the King," and Stefan's credits include "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance" and "The Double". Michael’s credits include “Blood Harvest” and “12 Feet Deep,” and Matt’s credits include the horror novel “Husk,” among others. This is Michael’s second and Matt’s first success through StarPitchers!
Jody Hart Options “The Defiled” Oct 24, 2023
Jody Hart with 1775 Pictures found the Western script “The Defiled,” on StarPitchers and optioned it from StarPitchers writers Jack Vandagriff and Elaine Liu. This acquisition is a strategic move for Jody’s Central Oregon Studio, where he’s developing a Movie Ranch for Western and Military Films. His other credits include “Street” and 45 Interactive Training films for the US Military, employing veterans from his casting company Combat Casting, Inc. Jack has a MA in English Literature and started in the industry as a traffic boy at Disney before moving into the Publicity Department. Elaine has worked on many studio and independent films in various roles, and her directorial debut premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. This is Elaine’s first and Jack’s fifth success through StarPitchers!
Errol Sadler Options "A Premature Burial" Oct 19, 2023
Errol Sadler with Tycor Films found the script “A Premature Burial” on StarPitchers and optioned it from StarPitchers writer Mark Tuit. Errol’s credits include “The Focal Point,” “A Mother's Intuition,” and “Christmas, No Filter,” among others. Mark is an award-winning writer, producer, and director whose credits include “Blood - A Butcher's Tale” and “Shelf Life,” and he is currently in prep for the feature horror film “Nora.” This is Mark’s fifth success through StarPitchers!
Angus Benfield Options "Orphan Mountain" Oct 11, 2023
Angus Benfield with LAMA Entertainment found the script “Orphan Mountain” through StarPitchers and optioned it from StarPitchers writer Steve Dini. Angus’s credits include the StarPitchers-facilitated films “Yellow Bird,” “The Post,” “Purgatory Station,” and “The Great Turkey Town Miracle,” among others. Steve is a former high school drama teacher with broadcast experience. This is Steve’s second success through StarPitchers!
Rebecca-Clare Evans and Natalie Kennedy Option "Purgatory" Oct 3, 2023
Rebecca-Clare Evans and Natalie Kennedy with Caged Film, KenMor Films and Templeheart Films found the script “Purgatory” on StarPitchers and optioned it from StarPitchers writer Brian Schwab. Rebecca-Clare and Natalie's credits include the StarPitchers-facilitated film “Blank” and “In Another Life,” among others. Brian is an award-winning screenwriter who has been featured in multiple film festivals. This is Brian’s first success through StarPitchers! See above for another one of his loglines!
Angus Benfield Options "Among Us" Sep 7, 2023
Angus Benfield with LAMA Entertainment found the script “Among Us” on StarPitchers and optioned it from StarPitchers writer Art Portillo. Angus’s credits include the StarPitchers facilitated films “Yellow Bird,” “The Post,” “Purgatory Station,” and “The Great Turkey Town Miracle,” among others. Art is an award-winning filmmaker and screenwriter whose credits include “Beaten” and “Lady Belladonna’s Tales from the Inferno,” among others. This is Art’s first success through StarPitchers!
Lisa Demaine Options "Backrooms" Aug 29, 2023
Lisa Demaine with Filmagic Entertainment found the script “Backrooms” on StarPitchers and optioned it from StarPitchers writer Mark Tuit. Lisa’s credits include “The Rookie,” “Chicago PD,” and “Chicago Fire,” and her most recent show “Power Book IV; Force” Season 2 drops on STARZ on Sept 1st, 2023. Mark’s credits include “Salvadore’s Deli” and “Shelf Life,” and he is currently in prep for the feature horror film “Nora.” This is Mark’s fifth success through StarPitchers!
Angus Benfield Options "Crystal Pier" and "The Key" Aug 15, 2023
Angus Benfield with LAMA Entertainment found the scripts “Crystal Pier" and "The Key” on StarPitchers and optioned them from StarPitchers writer Bret Bordeaux. Angus’s credits include the StarPitchers-facilitated films “Yellow Bird,” “The Post,” “Purgatory Station,” and “The Great Turkey Town Miracle,” among others. Bret is a freelance writer who has received laurel recognition in multiple screenplay competitions and whose credits include “The Insatiable” and “The Pugilist,” and he is currently attached to direct both “Crystal Pier” and "The Key." This is Bret’s first success through StarPitchers!
Joel Reisig Hired Trevor McCall Aug 8, 2023
Joel Reisig with JPR Studios discovered Trevor McCall on StarPitchers and hired him to write the upcoming Christmas script “Doc Holly's Christmas.” Joel’s credits include “Christmas at the Holly Hotel” and “Faith Under Fire,” among others. Trevor is a two-time Academy Nicholl Fellowship quarterfinalist, and this is Trevor’s second success through StarPitchers!
Gary Jones Discovers “Baby You Can Drive My Car” Aug 8, 2023
Gary Jones with First Read Radio found the short script “Baby, You Can Drive My Car” on StarPitchers and picked it up from StarPitchers writer Karla S. Bryant to produce as a radio play. First Read Radio is a small group of writers, actors, directors, and editors with over 30 years of experience in the entertainment business. Their mission is to showcase the talents of emerging screenwriters and bring their stories to life through the art of audio storytelling. Karla’s other short script “Halverson and Halverson” is a winner at the 2023 Phoenix Film Festival. She has had other shorts produced, but this is her first StarPitchers success!
Joel Reisig Purchases “Christmas at the Roanoke Ranch” Jul 25, 2023
Joel Reisig with JPR Studios found the script “Christmas at the Roanoke Ranch” on StarPitchers and purchased it from StarPitchers writers Tony Jerris and Shannon K. Dunn. Joel’s credits include “Christmas at the Holly Hotel” and “Faith Under Fire,” among others. Tony and Shannon are an award-winning and produced writing duo whose credits include the StarPitchers-facilitated film “Yellow Bird,” written by Tony and starring Shannon, among others. This is Tony’s seventh success and Shannon’s sixth success through StarPitchers! See above for another one of their loglines!
“The Post” Has Been Completed! Jul 25, 2023
Angus Benfield with LAMA Entertainment found the script “The Post” on StarPitchers and optioned it from StarPitchers writer Justin Hunt, and we are happy to announce that the project was filmed and has finished post-production! Angus produced and starred in the film while Justin produced and directed. Angus’s credits include “Heaven” and the StarPitchers-facilitated film “Yellow Bird,” among others. Justin's credits include “American Meth” and “Far Too Far,” among others. The film is set to be released this Fall. Congrats to everyone involved!
Maximiliano Contenti Discovers Brian C. Baer Jul 11, 2023
Maximiliano Contenti with Yukoh Films found writer Brian C. Baer on StarPitchers and hired him to collaborate on the script for an upcoming project called "The Channeling." Maxi is a producer and director whose credits include "The Last Matinee" and "Neptunia," among others. Brian has previously sold a web series and his StarPitchers-facilitated feature project "The Deprogrammer" is in pre-production. This is Brian's second success through StarPitchers!
Global Genesis Group Options "The Christmas Basket" Jun 27, 2023
Global Genesis Group found the script "The Christmas Basket" on StarPitchers and optioned it from StarPitchers writer Fran Harris. Global Genesis Group's credits include "Blossom" on BET+, "You Can Never Go Home Again" on Lifetime, and "Escape Room," among others. Fran is a former ESPN announcer, HGTV host, and WNBA/NCAA Champion who has been previously optioned. This is Fran's first success through StarPitchers!
"Heart of a Champion" is Streaming! Jun 27, 2023
Miriam Elchanan with Fabrication Films found the script "Heart of a Champion" on StarPitchers and optioned it from StarPitchers writer Lisa Chapman, and we are excited to announce that the produced film starring Casper Van Dien, YaYa Gosselin, and Edward Furlong had a limited theater release and is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video and Apple TV+! Miriam's credits include "Human Capital" and "Killers Anonymous," among others. Lisa's credits include the StarPitchers-facilitated films "Law of Attraction" and "Love on the Rise," among others. The trailer can be seen here. Congrats to everyone involved!
Steve Cookson Options "Writing the End" Jun 21, 2023
Steve Cookson with CK Films found the script "Writing the End" on StarPitchers and optioned it from StarPitchers writer Massimiliano Mauceri and his writing partner Aisha Cerami. Steve's credits include "Brighton" and "Steven Berkoff's Tell Tale Heart," among others. Massimiliano is an award-winning writer whose credits include "The Mirror" and "Once upon a Time a King," among others. This is Massimiliano's first success through StarPitchers!
Cameron Messer Options "The Woodpecker Waltz" Jun 13, 2023
Producer Cameron Messer found the script "The Woodpecker Waltz" on StarPitchers and optioned it from StarPitchers writer Daniel Leonetti. Cameron's credits include "The Rose" and "What's Next," among others. Daniel is an award-winning, multi-optioned screenwriter and published novelist, and this is his first success through StarPitchers!
Joel Reisig Discovers Sandy Silverthorne May 31, 2023
Joel Reisig with JPR Studios discovered Sandy Silverthorne on StarPitchers and hired him to write the upcoming Christmas script "Evening Strolls Through Christmas Town." Joel's credits include "Christmas at the Holly Hotel" and "Faith Under Fire," among others. Sandy is a children's illustrator and author, and this is his eighth success through StarPitchers!
Global Genesis Group Options "Sh*tstorm" May 16, 2023
Global Genesis Group found the script "Sh*storm" on StarPitchers and optioned it from StarPitchers writer David Luz. Global Genesis Group's credits include "Blossom" on BET+, "You Can Never Go Home Again" on Lifetime, and "Escape Room," among others. David is a multi-award-winning writer whose credits include "Tiny Little Lies," among others. This is David's first success through StarPitchers!
Autumn Bailey-Ford Discovered "Corn Maze" May 9, 2023
Autumn Bailey-Ford with Autumn Bailey Entertainment found the script "Corn Maze" on StarPitchers and has entered into an agreement with StarPitchers writer Thomas Stohlgren. Autumn's credits include " Through the Glass Darkly" and "On a Wing and a Prayer," among others. Thomas is an award-winning and produced writer, novelist, and scientist whose credits include the upcoming StarPitchers-facilitated film "Twisted Vines," among others. This is Thomas's seventh success through StarPitchers!
Steve Roeder Discovers "A Whole Life, A Head" May 2, 2023
Steve Roeder with Awesome Entertainment connected with writer Phillip E. Hardy on StarPitchers and has entered into an agreement for Phillip's script, "A Whole Life, A Head." Steve's credits include "The Hunchback of Bel Air" and "Bob the Butler," among others. Phillip is a long-time StarPitchers member and multi-award-winning writer, and this is his seventeenth success through StarPitchers!
Cody Westman Discovers Mark Tuit Apr 25, 2023
Cody Westman with Cats Eye Cinema found Mark Tuit's script "Precious Metals" on StarPitchers and hired him to write the script for "Davy Jones Locker" after reading Mark's work. Cody's credits include "Hell or Clean Water" and "It Could Be You," among others. Mark is an award-winning writer and producer whose credits include "Shelf Life" and "Blood
Global Genesis Group Options "I Love You To Pieces" Apr 19, 2023
Global Genesis Group found the script "I Love You To Pieces" on StarPitchers and optioned it from StarPitchers writer LaKesa Cox. Global Genesis Group's credits include "Blossom" on BET+, "You Can Never Go Home Again" on Lifetime, and "Escape Room," among others. LaKesa is an award-winning screenwriter and published novelist who is currently working to produce her first feature. This is LaKesa's first success through StarPitchers!
"Half Sisters" Is Being Released in Theaters! Apr 19, 2023
Devin Fei-Fan Tau with No Sunrise Wasted discovered the script "Sisters Will Be Sisters" on StarPitchers and optioned it from StarPitchers writer Joe Leone, and we are excited to announce that the produced film (now titled "Half Sisters") was released in theaters this past weekend! Devin's credits include "Who's on Top," a documentary film narrated by George Takei, and "The Road Home," among others. Joe's credits include the StarPitchers-facilitated project "Meant to Be Broken" and "Death of a Fool," among others. The trailer can be viewed here. Congrats to everyone involved!
Joel Reisig Discovers Sandy Silverthorne Apr 13, 2023
Joel Reisig with JPR Studios found Sandy Silverthorne's script "Reinventing Christmas" on StarPitchers and hired him to write the script for "A Fireman for Christmas" after reading Sandy's work. Joel's credits include "Christmas at the Holly Hotel" and "Faith Under Fire," among others. Sandy is a children's illustrator and author, and this is his seventh success through StarPitchers!
Emmanuel Lee Options "Serpents in the Storm" Apr 4, 2023
Emmanuel Lee with Horror Movie LLC found the script "Serpents in the Storm" (formerly titled "The Blood Cold Night") on StarPitchers and optioned it from StarPitchers writer Jose L. Villanueva. Emmanuel's credits include "Grand Ma Takedown" and "Tricky," among others. Jose's credits include "The Bounty Killer" and "6 Bullets to Hell," among others. This is Jose's first success through StarPitchers! See above for another one of his loglines!
Howard Nash Options "Mosaic" Mar 29, 2023
Howard Nash with Open Communications Inc. found the script "Mosaic" on StarPitchers and optioned it from StarPitchers writer Scott Weisenfeld and his writing partner Ron Williams. Howard's credits include "Tiger," starring Mickey Rourke, and "American Wisper," among others. Scott and Ron are a multi-optioned writing duo who have previously created two successful web series. This is their first success through StarPitchers!
Bhargav Kothi Purchases "Don't Say Bad Things About Me" Mar 29, 2023
Producer and director Bhargav Kothi with Golden Horizon Pictures found the short script "Don't Say Bad Things About Me" on StarPitchers and bought it from StarPitchers writer David-Matthew Barnes. Bhargav said, "It's a wonderful script, and I'm happy to have come across it on StarPitchers; it's a great service." Bhargav is also a writer and actor with numerous film and commercial credits and his short film "Love at First Sight" will debut this month. David-Matthew has previously sold a feature and multiple shorts, and this is his first success through StarPitchers!
Starr Andreeff Discovers "Hunt Klub" Mar 22, 2023
Starr Andreeff, President of MJMG, found the script "Hunt Klub" on StarPitchers and facilitated an option deal with StarPitchers writer Neal Schneider. Starr is a manager and producer based in Los Angeles who develops film, TV and docuseries projects. Neal's credits include "The Statement," starring Zachary Levi ("Shazam!"), and "Chasing Valentine," among others. This is Neal's first success through StarPitchers!
"Purgatory Station" Has Entered Post-Production! Mar 22, 2023
Angus Benfield with Bridge and Acorn Entertainment found the script "Purgatory Station" on StarPitchers and optioned it from StarPitchers writer Phillip E. Hardy, and we are happy to announce that the project has been filmed and is now in post-production! Angus's credits include "Heaven" and the StarPitchers-facilitated film "Yellow Bird," among others. Phillip is a long-time StarPitchers member and multi-award-winning writer. Congrats to everyone involved!
Julian Iliev Options "Refuge" Mar 15, 2023
Julian Iliev with ilianFilm found the script "Refuge" on StarPitchers and optioned it from StarPitchers writer Michael Fine. Julian's credits include "2 Yahoos and a Bottle of Rum," "The Here Between," and "Banality of Evil," among others. Michael has previously had a project optioned, was hired to pen a thriller feature, and has signed on to write a children's book series. This is Michael's first success through StarPitchers!
Joseph Muhammad Options "Hollow House" Mar 8, 2023
Joseph Muhammad with Gold Mind Films found the script "Hollow House" on StarPitchers and optioned it from StarPitchers writer Blyth Kemp. Joseph's credits include "Zell" and the upcoming "Meathook," among others. Blyth's credits include "Psyched" and "Alter," among others. This is Blyth's second success through StarPitchers!
"The Ritual Killer" Is Being Released! Mar 8, 2023
Joe Lemmon with Black Diamond Films found the script "Muti" on StarPitchers and optioned it from StarPitchers writer Bob Bowersox, and we are happy to announce that the film, now titled "The Ritual Killer," is being released in theaters and on-demand March 10! The film is directed by George Gallo ("Bad Boys") and stars Morgan Freeman ("Million Dollar Baby") and Cole Hauser ("Yellowstone"). Joe's previous credits include "Vanquish" and "Speed Kills," among others. Bob is an award-winning writer and accomplished actor, having appeared in the Coen Brother's "Burn After Reading". The trailer for "The Ritual Killer" can be seen here. Congrats to everyone involved in the film!
Rebecca-Clare Evans and Natalie Kennedy Option "A Bookish Little Christmas" Feb 22, 2023
Rebecca-Clare Evans and Natalie Kennedy with Caged Film, KenMor Films and Templeheart Films found the script "A Bookish Little Christmas" through StarPitchers's Screenwriting Contest and optioned it from StarPitchers writer Rebecca Leigh. Rebecca-Clare and Natalie's credits include the recently released StarPitchers-facilitated film "Blank" and "In Another Life," among others. Along with placing as a semifinalist in the StarPitchers Screenwriting Contest, Rebecca's credits include the award-winning short film "The Death of Kafka," among others. This is Rebecca's first success through StarPitchers!
Jeremy Major and Ian P. Causer to Co-Produce "Adiona" Feb 14, 2023
Director Jeremy Major with The Shooting Eye Corporation found the script "Adiona" on StarPitchers and has entered into a co-production agreement with StarPitchers writer Ian P. Causer. Both Jeremy and Ian will produce the film, with Jeremy set to direct. Jeremy's credits include "Artless" and "Wild Child," among others. Ian is a multi-award-winning screenwriter and novelist, and this is his third success through StarPitchers!
Nick Loren Options "The Wrong House" Feb 7, 2023
Nick Loren with CF/40 Entertainment found the script "The Wrong House" on StarPitchers and optioned it from StarPitchers writer Travis Seppala, and the film is set to go into production in March with Mekhi Phifer ("8 Mile," "This Christmas") producing and Jay Russel ("My Dog Skip," "Tuck Everlasting") set to direct and produce. Nick's credits include "Animal Crackers" and the upcoming "Ship of Dreams," among others. Travis's credits include the upcoming StarPitchers-facilitated features "Captive" and "Elevator Game," among others. This is Travis's thirteenth success through StarPitchers!
Brian Glassford Discovers "The Will and the Testament" Jan 31, 2023
Award-winning director/producer Brian Glassford with Nu Territory found the script "The Will and the Testament" on StarPitchers and has entered into a shopping agreement with StarPitchers writer Dominic Jenkinson. Brian's credits include "Uncommon Negotiator" and "Getting Grace," among others. Dominic is an award-winning screenwriter who has worked in the travel industry for many years, and this is his first success through StarPitchers!
"House in Time" Is Being Released in Theaters! Jan 18, 2023
Jeremy Settles with Got Films connected with writer Dale Neven through StarPitchers, and we are excited to announce that their most recent film collaboration "House in Time" has been produced and has a limited theatrical release on January 20, 21, and 22 at the Galaxy Theaters in Las Vegas! Dale wrote and directed and Jeremy produced the film for the Lucky 7 Film Challenge, and all ticket proceeds will go to the non-profit Friends of Parkinson's. Jeremy's credits include other StarPitchers-facilitated projects "Unwritten" (also written by Dale Neven) and "Space Captain and Callista," among many others. Dale's credits include "Unwritten" and "Guard Dog," among others. Congrats to everyone involved in the film!
Sharon Nixon Kelly Options "Red Phoenix 88 Buffet" Jan 3, 2023
Sharon Nixon Kelly with American Artists found the script "Red Phoenix 88 Buffet" on StarPitchers and optioned it from StarPitchers writer Candie Lemaire. Sharon is a producer and talent agent whose credits include "Circle," among others. Along with screenwriting, Candie is an accomplished songwriter signed to SRI records as well as a children's book novelist. This is Candie's first success through StarPitchers!