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Family Thriller From Jerry Bruckheimer & Aron Eli Coleite Goes To Fox As Put Pilot

By | Wednesday August 21, 2013 @ 12:03pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: In its first sale this broadcast pitch season, Jerry Bruckheimer Television has set up a drama at Fox with a put pilot commitment. Written by Aron Eli Coleite, Home is a family thriller/soap that delves into the secrets lingering behind the facade of a suburban family. Coleite, Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman executive produce and KristieAnne Reed co-executive produce for Jerry Bruckheimer TV and Warner Bros. TV.

This marks the third consecutive pairing and third straight put pilot commitment for CAA-repped Coleite and Jerry Bruckheimer TV. During the 2011-12 development season, they sold drama Trooper to CBS, which went to pilot and was later piloted by TNT. Last season, they teamed up for an FBI drama, which also landed at CBS. Bruckheimer TV has high-profile new drama series Hostages on CBS this fall where it will join the company’s veterans CSI and The Amazing Race. Heroes alum Coleite most recently wrote a script for the CW’s Wonder Woman project Amazon.

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CW’s ‘Amazon’ Pilot Redeveloped With New Writer, Net Eyes ‘The 100′ & ‘Carrie Diaries’ For Limited Run, Mulls Return To Comedy

By | Thursday May 16, 2013 @ 11:15am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

She may rise again. The Wonder Woman origin drama Amazon is in active redevelopment at the CW. The project was originally written by Allan Heinberg last season. Despite doing some preliminary casting on the lead while the script was still being written, the network ultimately didn’t give it a pilot order, instead rolling it to off-season. A new writer, Heroes alum Aron Eli Coleite, was brought in. Now “we’re waiting for the script to come in,” CW president Mark Pedowitz said following the network’s upfront presentation today. “We do not want to produce something that doesn’t work for that character. It is the trickiest of DC  characters to get done.” If the network likes the script, the project will be ordered as an off-cycle pilot. As for The Selection, it is “unlikely” the property will be re-visited again after two failed pilots, the second of which came close to a series pickup, CW brass said.

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Lionsgate Finds Writer And Director For ‘When First We Were Gods’

By | Tuesday October 30, 2012 @ 4:09pm PDT

EXCLUSIVE: Lionsgate has tapped Aron Eli Coleite to adapt When First We Were Gods, a sci-fi pic based on a Rick Yancey short story. The project will mark the feature directing debut of Daniel Askill, a music video and commercials director (Cadillac, Xbox, Sony) whose short film We Have Decided Not To Die has played the fest circuit including SXSW. Alli Shearmur will produce for the studio. In the short story, humanity has achieved immortality, but it is only available to an extraordinarily wealthy elite. While it is very common for people in the elite to marry and divorce, a man conspires to murder his immortal wife so that his mortal mistress can take her place — thus her immortality. Along the way comes the realization that mortality may well render the experience of love impossible. Read More »

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CBS Picks Up Jerry Bruckheimer Procedural

By | Thursday January 19, 2012 @ 12:45pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

CBS has greenlighted to pilot Trooper, a character-based procedural drama from Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Warner Bros. The project, written by Aron Eli Coleite (NBC’s Heroes), centers on a common-sense mother-turned-New York state trooper. Coleite, Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman are executive producing, with Bruckheimer TV’s KristieAnne Reed co-executive producing. Trooper was one of the first major sales this season, landing a put pilot commitment in August. It was a very active selling season for Bruckheimer TV with four significant commitments, including three put pilots for Trooper, a Navy SEALs drama at ABC and a 1980s wrestling show at NBC. The pickup for Trooper brings the company back in series contention after sitting last pilot season out with no production order for the first time in a decade. Coleite’s fortunes have risen fast since the August sale of Trooper to CBS. In the past few months, he saw his feature spec The End sell to Warner Bros and land on the 2011 Black List, while his pitch Hellbent went to New Regency.

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New Regency Acquires Aron Eli Coleite Pitch ‘Hellbent’

By | Monday November 21, 2011 @ 12:11pm PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: New Regency closed a mid-six figure deal for Hellbent, a thriller pitch that will be written by Aron Eli Coleite. Erwin Stoff and Michael Green will produce and New Regency CEO Brad Weston took it off the table as two other bids mobilized. It’s described as a prison escape movie with supernatural elements. Hellbent is the second deal in a month for Coleite, whose science fiction/drama spec script The End was recently bought by Warner Bros. That film focuses on three completely different storylines that are interconnected by the fact that the players in each one are trying to reconcile the fact that the world is going to end. There is a veteran broadcaster in London, a 16-year old girl and her boyfriend in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and a devoted family man in Shanghai. They each try to make peace with their lives before an interstellar event ends the world in just six hours.

Coleite works with Green on the ABC series The River, and they previously worked together on Heroes. “We were eager to get in business with the new configuration of New Regency, and Brad really got the pitch and has had success with genre movies,” Stoff said. “That made it the right place for the pitch.” The scribe is repped by CAA, Green by WME and 3 Arts.

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Warner Bros Buys Apocalyptic Spec ‘The End’

By | Tuesday October 25, 2011 @ 7:25pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: The spec market has been as dead as disco lately, but Warner Bros just closed the second deal of the night. The studio has acquired The End, a science fiction/drama spec script written by Aron Eli Coleite. The film focuses on three completely different storylines that are interconnected by the fact that the players in each one are trying to reconcile the fact that the world is going to end. There is a veteran broadcaster in London, a 16-year old girl and her boyfriend in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and a devoted family man in Shanghai. They each try to make peace with their lives before an interstellar event ends the world in just six hours. No producer yet but Jesse Ehrman and Andrew Fischel brought it in for Warner Bros. CAA repped the writer. This happened just after Universal acquired Grim Night.

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Bruckheimer TV-Produced Procedural Drama Lands At CBS With Put Pilot Commitment

Nellie Andreeva

Bruckheimer Television has made an early entrance into the TV marketpace, landing one of the first  major commitments this year. The company is back at CBS, the network where it has had most success, with a new character-based procedural drama from writer Aron Eli Coleite (NBC’s Heroes), which has been given a put pilot commitment. The untitled drama centers on a common-sense mother who becomes a New York State Trooper. Bruckheimer TV and Warner Bros. TV are producing, with Coleite, Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman executive producing and KristieAnne Reed co-executive producing. Bruckheimer TV is looking to rebound after not scoring a pilot order for the first time in years last season.  So far, the broadcast networks’ big development commitments have gone to drama project from A-list producers: Bruckheimer, Dick Wolf (the Michael Brandt/Derek Haas firefighter drama at NBC) and Greg Berlanti (Marc Guggenheim’s legal drama at Fox). Bruckheimer TV currently has 5 series on the air, the 3 CSI dramas and The Amazing Race on CBS and the summer reality series Take the Money And Run on ABC.

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