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War Above Mountains

Release: TBD
Director(s): TBD

PROJECT TYPE: Feature Film

GENRE: Action / Drama / Faith-Based

SCREENPLAY BY: Michael Aaron Brown

PRODUCER: Erin Mae Miller

LOGLINE: After his seventh deployment to Afghanistan, Ian Pearce - Navy SEAL, is tasked with providing security at a remote school in Pakistan, under constant threat by the Taliban. There, Ian meets an ideological schoolteacher, risking her life every day educating children.


The End of Faith

Release: 2021
Director(s): Angela Gibbs

PROJECT TYPE: Feature Film

GENRE: Faith-based / Sports Drama

SCREENPLAY BY: Adrienne Smith

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Keith L. Smith

CASTING DIRECTOR: Kimberly Hardin

LOGLINE: Seven Sanders has been training to be an Olympic boxer from the time he was a little boy. On the night of his Olympic qualifying bout, the fight is fixed and Seven loses. He soon learns that he has a congenital heart defect destroying any hope of ever making the Olympic team, causing him to seriously question his faith.


Saving Esperanza

Release: TBD
Director(s): TBD

PROJECT TYPE: Feature Film

GENRE: Adventure / Drama / Faith-based

SCREENPLAY BY: Betty Sullivan

PRODUCER: Sophia Dilley

LOGLINE: American attorney Andrea Hardwick witnesses the killing of a young girl’s mother by Mexican thugs. Andrea saves the girl, escaping with the gang hot on their trail as she struggles to sneak Esperanza across the U.S. border and save her life.

 


Paul's Promise

Release: TBD
Director(s): Brent Ryan Green

PROJECT TYPE: Feature Film

GENRE: Biopic / True Story / Faith-based

SCREENPLAY BY: Steven Jon Whritner

PRODUCER: Kareem Lawrence

PRODUCER: Jack Hafer

CASTING DIRECTOR: Lindsay Chag

LOGLINE: Paul Holderfield was a fighter struggling against the fear that he would one day become just like his abusive, drunk and racist father. But Paul made a promise – to God and his dying mother – that he would become a better man. He finds redemption by winning the hearts and souls of the residents of a crime-ridden, North Little Rock, Arkansas neighborhood by starting an integrated church called Friendly Chapel, which stands to this day.

 


Berserker!

Release: 2021
Director(s): Mel Gibson

PROJECT TYPE: Feature Film

GENRE: Epic Action Adventure

SCREENPLAY BY: Oscar-Nominated, Randall Wallace

PRODUCER ATTACHED: Randall Wallace

LOGLINE: Historical [Viking Age] Drama. Project under consideration for Development Funds, Production Equity and P&A.


Down at the Balinese

Release: 2020
Director(s): TBD

PROJECT TYPE: Scripted Drama Series

GENRE: Period Crime Drama

CREATED BY: Matthew Minson

PILOT SCREENPLAY (& SEASON ONE SCREENPLAY(S) BY: Matthew Minson

WRITING SHOW-RUNNER ATTACHED: TBD

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER ATTACHED: Steven Jon Whritner

LOGLINE: An innovative, polymathic Texas Ranger leads an epic struggle to save his archaic agency by bringing down the powerful Maceo crime family. It’s the Texas Rangers versus the Texas mob in the greatest true crime story never told.


Letters From Paris

Release: 2020
Director(s): Antoine Fuqua

PROJECT TYPE: Feature Film

GENRE: Romantic War Drama

SCREENWRITER: Anne-Marie MacKay

PRODUCER ATTACHED: Fuqua Films

LOGLINE: Set in WWII, the tragic love story between an African-American GI and a French Girl. The Picture is to be filmed in Texas and Europe.


Korea

Release: 2021
Director(s): Antoine Fuqua

PROJECT TYPE: Feature Film

GENRE: Period War Drama

SCREENWRITER: David Franzoni

PRODUCER ATTACHED: TBD

LOGLINE: Historical drama centered around a controversial order from General McArthur that was ignored by American general in the name of compassion for Korean civilians in the end of Korean War. 

 


Heavenly Horse

Release: TBD
Director(s): Simon West

PROJECT TYPE: Feature Film

GENRE: Action Adventure

SCREENWRITER: David Franzoni

PRODUCER ATTACHED: TBD

LOGLINE: Ex-military and geneticist trace origin of the horse in this action drama. Picture to be filmed in Texas and Southwest. 


Nocturnal

Release: 2020
Director(s): TBD

PROJECT TYPE: Feature Film

GENRE: Horror / Romance

SCREENPLAY BY: Steven Jon Whritner

PRODUCERS ATTACHED: Steven Jon Whritner; Jeff G. Waxman

LOGLINE: A struggling New Orleans artist falls hard for a beautiful and mysterious woman who’s actually an insatiable night demon who feeds on human flesh.

 


Perspectives

Release: 2021
Director(s): TBD

PROJECT TYPE: Feature Film

GENRE: Horror / Thriller

SCREENPLAY BY: Matthew Minson

PRODUCER ATTACHED: Steven Jon Whritner

LOGLINE: After surviving a near fatal attack by an obsessed fan, best-selling horror novelist, Lucas Black mentors a young woman writer with Asperger’s and soon discovers she has a secret darker and more twisted than any story he could ever pen.

 


Son of Dragon

Release: TBD
Director(s): TBD

PROJECT TYPE: Scripted Drama Series

CREATED BY: Steven Jon Whritner

PILOT & SERIES BIBLE BY: Steven Jon Whritner

SHOWRUNNER ATTACHED: TBD

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER ATTACHED: Steven Jon Whritner

PRODUCERS ATTACHED: Cathy Konrad; Diane Nabatoff

LOGLINE: The definitive, untold story of the historical Vlad III Dracula, prince of Wallachia, lays the foundation for an epic reimagining of literature’s classic horror tale by exploring the formative years of this enigmatic 15th century warlord.


License to Steal

Release: TBD
Director(s): TBD

PROJECT TYPE: Scripted Drama Series

CREATED BY: Steven Jon Whritner

PILOT & SERIES BIBLE BY: Steven Jon Whritner

SHOWRUNNER ATTACHED: Jonathan Prince

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER ATTACHED: Steven Jon Whritner

PRODUCER ATTACHED: Diane Nabatoff

LOGLINE: A hard-bitten clan of repossession agents pushes the boundaries of the law while plying their perilous trade in rural Texas.


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