THE SCRIPTED SLATE
Fresh out of prison, world-class thief Daisy ”Jett” Kowalski (Gugino) is forced back into doing what she does best by dangerous and eccentric criminals determined to exploit her skills for their own ends.
Writer/Director/EP: Sebastian Gutierrez
Cast/EP: Carla Gugino
American Princess follows Amanda, an Upper East Side socialite, who runs off to join a Renaissance Faire after her wedding goes awry. Amanda’s storybook wedding plans are dramatically derailed when she discovers her fiancé is cheating on her, just hours before they are to be wed. Outraged, Amanda reacts violently to the indiscretions and runs away from her own dream wedding in the countryside, only to find herself stranded in the middle of a Renaissance Faire with no phone and no way home.
EP: Jenji Kohan, Tara Herrmann
Writer/EP: Jamie Denbo
Co-Studio: A&E Studios
From Kurt Vonnegut's classic allegorical satire of war, religion, and scientific advancement, Cat's Cradle is the story of one man's attempt to document the human side of the atomic bomb, only to discover that a much more dangerous innovation has been realized.
Writer/EP: Noah Hawley
EP: John Cameron
Co-EP: Sandi Love, Bradley Yonover
Science fiction adventure set in 2047, twenty years after the near annihilation of the human race through a global pandemic. In this future, a society of survivors live inside a gigantic domed atrium and fight for their survival against an ever-growing threat of blood-craving mutants transformed by the same virus that almost eradicated mankind.
Writers: Steve Desmond & Michael Sherman
Director/EP: Andree Wallin
EP: Annika Torell Osterman, Tom Olsson (Goodbye Kansas); Fred Malmberg & Mark Wheeler (Pathfinder)
Dr. Keller is a forensic psychiatrist struggling to treat the criminally insane at a high security facility near Chicago. When her estranged father dies, she hopes the ensuing visit to the family farm will allow her to confront issues in her marriage and with her own children. But the more pressing problem is that Jordan, one of her former patients and a dangerous psychopath, has followed them there.
EP: Alexander Payne, Jim Burke, Roberto Benabib, Alon Aranya, Rob Golenberg
Writer/EP: Jim Taylor
Director/EP: Miguel Arteta
Co-Studio: Showtime Productions
Limited series based on the story of the widow of “American Sniper” Chris Kyle: an unforgettable testament to the power of love and faith in the face of war and unimaginable loss--and a moving tribute to a man whose true heroism ran even deeper than the legend.
Writer/EP: Molly McAlpine
EP: Joan Harrison, Keri Selig, Phil Gurin
Series inspired by the true-life roller-coaster story of legendary record producer, songwriter, publisher, and musician Rick Hall, founder of the modern day "Muscle Shoals Sound," and his Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.
Writer/EP: Bettina Gillois
EP: Johnny Depp, Christi Dembrowski, Bobby DeLeon (Infinitum Nihil)
EP: Jason Felts, Justin Burfield, Rene Rigal (Virgin Produced)
EP: Joshua D. Maurer, Alixandre Witlin (City Entertainment)
EP: Greg Camalier
Executive Music Producers: Nancy Wilson, Geoff Bywater
A brutal, irreverent take on the vampire myth. Characters that might feel at home in "Catcher in the Rye" or "Saturday Night Fever" find themselves in a macabre reality that recalls "Let the Right One In." At once black comedy, horror story and time capsule, THE LESSER DEAD will embed you with a colony of vampires in 1978 Manhattan when the City that Never Sleeps was still a gritty, dangerous place above ground and much, much worse below.
Writer/EP: Chris Boal
Author: Christopher Buehlman
EP: Joshua D. Maurer, Alixandre Witlin
Adapted from the best-selling novel, “Tell The Machine Goodnight,” THE HAPPINESS MACHINE explores the societal impact of a device that gives people specific instructions on how to be more content, and examines the complex relationships that result between the woman who administers the device, her husband and her anorexic son.
Writer/EP: Patrick Tobin (Cake)
Author: Katie Williams
An adventure story set in late-19th-century San Francisco, it centers on a young immigrant woman with the ability to see and interact with the spirit world. Breaking the barriers set for women and immigrants, she contends with ghosts, gangsters, skeletons and soul-stealers to protect her family and the larger community.
Writer/EP: Matt Greenberg
EP: Virgin Produced
Based on the 2000 A.D. property of the same name, an ensemble drama that follows a team of Judges – futuristic cops invested with the power to be judge, jury, and executioner – as they encounter the myriad challenges of a world in which east-coast cities have merged into a giant megalopolis.
EP: Jason Kingsley, Chris Kingsley
Writer/EP: Brian Jenkins
Co-Studio: Studio: Rebellion Productions
Mozart - a name synonymous with musical genius - was revolutionary in so many ways, changing the face of music history forever. WOLFGANG is the true story that shows his revolutionary genius was partly a product of the revolutionary times he lived in. As the European monarchies begin to dissolve and public concerts and operas become more popular, composers were ultimately able to survive without being permanent employees of the imperial court.
Director/EP: Adam Shankman
Writer/EP: David K. Israel
EP: Jennifer Gibgot (Offspring Entertainment)
Based on Ken Garing's graphic novel in which an ex-soldier-turned-space-mercenary finds himself stranded on a mysterious planet in alien territory. As he explores the long-abandoned industrial ruins of the planet's surface, he fends off roving cyborg militias and a hostile alien military with a bounty on his head. Ultimately, he will build a coalition amongst the planetoid's nomadic tribes and make a final stand against the larger tyrannical forces that rule over them.
Writers/EPs: Steve Desmond & Michael Sherman
Author: Ken Garing
Based on the stand-up of Rain Pryor, daughter of Richard Pryor, this single-camera comedy starts her story as a pre-teen trying to find her place in the world while growing up in the turbulent 1970's in Beverly Hills. Being biracial, half Jewish and the daughter of the very famous and troubled comedian, Rain’s search for identity is as big a challenge as her outspoken, eccentric family life.
EP: Norman Lear
EP: Rain Pryor
Director/EP: Will Gluck
Writer/Co-EP: Jacque Edmonds Cofer
TRAIN MAN tells the story of a nerdy young man who overcomes his shyness to initiate a romantic relationship with a young woman. Based on real-life online postings that led to a graphic novel, feature film and TV series in Japan.
Writer/EPs: Phil Rosenthal and Tucker Cawley
Director/EP: Adam Shankman
EPs: Vertigo Entertainment, Fuji Television, Amuse Group USA
Follows the exploits of the Black Company, an elite mercenary unit that carries out the often nefarious deeds of the highest bidder across a Tolkeinesque landscape. When these hard-bitten men discover the prophecy that the embodiment of good has been reborn, they must re-examine their loyalties.
Writer/EPs: Damien Kindler, George Strayton
EPs: Eliza Dushku, Nate Dushku, Ami Lourie, Sam Maydew
Cast: Eliza Dushku
A serialized character drama that pays homage to the classic horror films of the 70's and 80's. The story unfolds in real-time, á la 24, with each episode playing out one hour of an intense night during which a psychopath is loosed upon an unsuspecting town.
Writers/Co-EP: Guy Busick and R. Christopher Murphy
The hedonists. The provocateur. The phenom. The forgotten talent. In the decadent 1980s, the media shipped novelists Jay McInerney, Bret Easton Ellis, Tama Janowitz, Donna Tartt and Jill Eisenstadt into a loose-knit group known as the "literary brat pack."
Author: Jason Diamond
EP: Adam Shankman, Jennifer Gibgot (Offspring Entertainment)
Property is a single cam half hour about four intergenerational women who are hit with hard times and find themselves having to squat in a Beverly Hills mansion…. temporarily, of course… or so they thought. We’ll follow them as they try to move forward in their lives, hustle for jobs, have relationships, and manage their issues. It’s a show about coping with the loss of idealism, maintaining facades and being forced to pick yourself up by your bootstraps set against the worst homeless crisis in LA history. And ultimately, how the curveballs life throws you make you discover what you’re really made of.
Writer/EP: Christy Stratton
Cast/EP: Katey Sagal
EP: Belle Zwerdling, Sarah Tomlinson
In a future where most labor has become automated, the privileged class has little in common with the now obsolete laborer. Paul Proteus, the scion of the company that made this world possible, is recruited by a rebel group called the Ghost Shirt Society that demands to return to a more meaningful existence.
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
EP: Brad Yonover
Angela Mills, an unraveling whirlwind of bulimia, alcohol abuse and one night stands with guys who have cool mugs, has drunkenly enrolled herself in a partial-hospitalization eating disorder clinic. Now she has to juggle her failing pastry shop, an affair with her therapist, and a cast of bizarre food-abusers.
Cast/W: Angela Gulner
EP: Yuri Baranovsky
EP: Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot (Offspring Entertainment)
The story of America’s biggest talent competition series, with its fate hanging in the balance after scandal strikes. Through the lens of a fictional primetime news special, we unravel interviews with the show’s judges, producers and stars, as they attempt to spin the story, revealing conflicting accounts of their rise to glory and what led to the sudden tragedy.
EP: Paula Abdul
EP: Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot (Offspring Entertainment)
A one hour drama that follows an illegal street fighter in Miami with a golden voice who is the key to a humbled music producer’s comeback. Against the odds, together they will change the landscape of Spanglish music.
EP: Live Nation Productions
Writer: Henry Robles
EP: Carlos & Alexa PenaVega, David Del Rio