MGM Acquires ‘One Red Paper Clip’ As Man Trades Up To Better Life

By | Thursday September 13, 2012 @ 2:46pm PDT
Mike Fleming

BREAKING: Scribe Maria Maggenti has made an MGM pitch for One Red Paper Clip, based on the nonfiction book by Kyle MacDonald. It’s the true story about a man who wins his girlfriend’s heart by trading up from a red paper clip in hopes of getting a house for them to live in. Through a series of trades, he gets the home and the happy ending. Laurence Mark is producing alongside Motion Theory’s Sean Sorensen and Matthew Cullen. Maggenti separately sold the TV pilot Park And Lex to ABC for DarkFire and Ryan Reynolds to produce. Maggenti is repped by Paradigm and Madhouse. Read More »

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ABC Buys Mother-Daughter Gumshoe Dramedy Produced By Ryan Reynolds

By | Tuesday August 21, 2012 @ 5:59pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Maria MaggentiRyan ReynoldsEXCLUSIVE: ABC has put in development Between Park & Lex, a dramedy written by Maria Maggenti (Monte Carlo) and produced by ABC Studios and Ryan Read More »

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Lionsgate’s ‘Dirty Dancing’ Set For July 2013

By | Thursday November 3, 2011 @ 5:21pm PDT

Lionsgate said today that its remake of Dirty Dancing will get a wide release on July 26, 2013. Deadline broke the news in August that the studio had set Kenny Ortega to direct the period musical drama, a new … Read More »

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Scribe Maria Maggenti To Reboot ‘Dirty Dancing’

By | Monday August 29, 2011 @ 9:41am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Lionsgate has set Maria Maggenti to script the Dirty Dancing remake that has Kenny Ortega attached to direct. Ortega was the choreographer of the 1987 Emile Ardolino-helmed film about a pampered young girl who summers with her upscale … Read More »

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Fox 2000 Buys ‘Delirium,’ Makes Overall Deal With Author Lauren Oliver’s Lit Venture

Mike Fleming

Elizabeth Gabler’s Fox 2000, one of the more prolific studio book buyers, has closed a deal for screen rights on Delirium, the Lauren Oliver novel which hit the New York Times bestseller list for childrens books in its first week … Read More »

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Fox 2000 Sees Film Potential In Teen Novel

Mike Fleming

before-i-fallEXCLUSIVE: Fox 2000 has optioned the rights to the Lauren Oliver teen novel Before I Fall, with Maria Maggenti set to adapt it. The book brings a Groundhog Day approach to high school. A female student finds herself living what may … Read More »

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