Gotta Love Berlin: ‘Zombeavers’ Coming To Market (Video)

EXCLUSIVE: After Nazis-from-the-moon pic Iron Sky Zombeaversin 2012, and creature feature Big Ass Spider last year, could this be Berlin’s 2014 hot crossover “genre”? I’m a girl, and Deadline readers are not dupes, so I’m not going … Read More »

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‘We’re The Millers’ Producer Benderspink Options Sci-Fi Novel ‘Day One’

By | Friday October 25, 2013 @ 8:37am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: We’re The Millers producer Benderspink has teamed with Macmillan Films to develop the science fiction novel Day One by Nate Kenyon. Dean Loftis will write the script. Set in the near future, the book details … Read More »

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Medieval Times Headed For Movie Screen

By | Monday May 13, 2013 @ 10:40am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: The production companies Benderspink and Broken Road have teamed to make a rights deal with the Middle Ages-centric Medieval Times. Their aim is to take the branded dinner and tournament venue and get medieval on turning … Read More »

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Benderspink Re-Ups First-Look Deal With CBS TV Studios

By | Friday March 8, 2013 @ 5:00pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Benderspink (Kyle XY) has inked a new first-look deal with CBS TV Studios. The pact, which ends May 31, 2014, extends Benderspink’s relationship with CBS TV Studios where the company has been since 2008. Under the … Read More »

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Paramount Acquires Spec ‘Agatha,’ Will Gluck To Helm

By | Tuesday March 5, 2013 @ 1:48pm PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Paramount Pictures is buying Agatha, spec screenplay written by Allison Schroeder which has Will Gluck attached to direct. Disruption Entertainment’s Mary Parent and Cale Boyter are producing with Benderspink’s Chris Bender, Jake Weiner, and JC Spink…. Read More »

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Warner Bros Acquires Spec Script ‘Somacell’

By | Monday October 29, 2012 @ 6:51pm PDT

EXCLUSIVE: Warner Bros has picked up the spec script Somacell from first time writer Ashleigh Powell. The Dark Knight/Man Of Steel co-writer David S. Goyer will produce the dystopia thriller. Somacell chronicles a female prison guard in the near … Read More »

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Jake Wagner Heads Benderspink Management Division

By | Wednesday October 10, 2012 @ 12:42pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Jake Wagner has moved to Benderspink, where he will head up the company’s management division. He brings with him lit clients such as Evan Daugherty (Snow White And The Huntsman), John Swetnam (Category 6), Andrew Knauer (Last Stand), Chris Denham (Home Movie), Micah Barnett (The Rabbit), John Sullivan (Science Fair), Tripper Clancy (Henry The Second), Lucas Sussman (The Hunt), Chris Roach/John Richardson (Non Stop), and Ethan Maniquis (Machete). He also brings actor Greg Finley (Secret Life Of The American Teenager). Partners JC Spink, Chris Bender and Jake Weiner called Wagner “one of the brightest young managers out there.” He’d been at FilmEngine. Read More »

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QED International Acquires Spec ‘The Fall,’ By Benderspink’s Development Director

By | Thursday April 26, 2012 @ 9:25am PDT
Mike Fleming

Management/production companies looking for the next sale-able script, it might be right under your nose. Benderspink director of development Christopher Cosmos just sold his first feature script, The Fall, to Bill Block’s QED International. Benderspink will be attached as a producer, and the company now packaging Alexander, a TV pilot … Read More »

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‘Bloodloss’ Taps New Vein In Vampire Pics

By | Thursday March 29, 2012 @ 7:51am PDT
Mike Fleming

Bloodloss MovieManagement-production companies Caliber Media Co and Benderspink have teamed with Simplicity Media to launch an experimental feature film and social media project. Called Bloodloss, the concept is to stage a full-scale production within the modern-day subculture of “sanguine vampires”, a close-knit community with a spiritual obsession to drink human blood to maintain physical health. The feature narrative will be constructed from pseudo-documentary scenes using a combination of actors and true participants in this lifestyle (both human vampires and their blood donors) shot in real vampire-fetish nightclubs. A social media campaign of status updates, blog entries, and video posts will allow viewers to receive daily updates on Bloodloss, while being directly engaged with each character and their experience in this dark world. Read More »

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Benderspink, Roddenberry Team For ‘Days Missing’

By | Friday March 16, 2012 @ 6:27pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Benderspink has teamed up with Roddenberry Entertainment to co-develop the critically-acclaimed graphic novel series, Days Missing, for television and film. This will mark the first Roddenberry property to find its way to the big screen since J.J. Abrahms’ Star TrekRead More »

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Benderspink, Arcana Launch Film-Friendly Comics Line

By | Thursday February 9, 2012 @ 4:22pm PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Benderspink and Sean Patrick O’Reilly’s Arcana Comics are launching ArcanaBenderspink Comics, a label that will publish under the Arcana brand. The idea: hatch comics that can be turned into movie and TV properties. The partnership comes out of JC Spink and Sean O’Reilly’s strong relationship after setting up the Arcana comic book Continuum at New Line. “What I thought made this a great partnership was that Sean not only knows how to make a great comic but he’s actually produced movies,” Spink said. “I don’t know any comic publishers that have his producing experience.” Benderspink partner Jake Weiner said that the comics label is a byproduct of the company’s increased focus on generating intellectual properties. “This is one of five IP creation deals we are entering into along with deals in mobile content/apps, Y/A publishing, videogames, and toys.”
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Benderspink Stakes Out ‘Turf’ For Film

By | Monday December 5, 2011 @ 8:47am PST
Mike Fleming

Benderspink has optioned Turf, the Jonathan Ross and Tommy Lee Edwards creation published by Image Comics. Set in the 1920s Prohibition Era New York, the comic blends gangsters with vampires and aliens fighting for turf. Ross is the often controversial … Read More »

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Paramount Acquires DC Comics’ ‘The Mighty’

By | Thursday June 2, 2011 @ 7:46am PDT
Mike Fleming

UPDATE: I received a more detailed logline, which is below original story break.

EXCLUSIVE: I’m told that Paramount Pictures has acquired The Mighty, a graphic novel published by DC Comics. Mary Parent’s Paramount-based Disruption Entertainment will produce. Parent … Read More »

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Management 360 Hires Benderspink Exec

By | Friday May 27, 2011 @ 10:21am PDT

EXCLUSIVE: Jill McElroy is joining Management 360 as a literary manager from Benderspink where she was a manager and producer for over a decade. Joining her are writing clients including John Hlavin, Karl Gajdusek, Andrea Berloff, Kyle Ward, Stacey Harman, Marc Haimes, Tom Smuts, among others. Many of … Read More »

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Scribes John Collee, Karl Gadjusek Join Verve

By | Monday January 31, 2011 @ 10:36am PST
Mike Fleming

Verve has signed John Collee, the Australian writer whose credits include Master & Commander, Happy Feet, Creation and Legend of the Guardians. Collee had been at CAA. He is currently scripting Walk with the Dinosaurs, the animated that that IM … Read More »

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Benderspink Re-Ups First-Look Deal With CBS Studios & Sets Up 2 Comedies At CBS

By | Tuesday September 21, 2010 @ 7:35pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Benderspink (Kyle XY) has inked a new first-look deal with CBS TV Studios. Under the pact, the company has set up two multi-camera comedy projects at CBS: Second Wind and an untitled half-hour from writer Jonathan Goldstein (The New Adventures Read More »

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