Amy Talkington Sells YA Novel ‘Liv, Forever’; Teams With Offspring For Film

By | Wednesday July 31, 2013 @ 1:28pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Screenwriter Amy Talkington has made a deal for her first novel with Soho Teen, the young adult imprint of Soho Press. The novel, Liv, Forever, will be published next March, and a film package is quickly being assembled … Read More »

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Universal Acquires Brandon Camp Romantic Thriller Pitch

By | Monday May 6, 2013 @ 12:42pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Universal Pictures has acquired an untitled pitch to be written by Steinbeck’s Point Of View scribe Brandon Camp, with Offspring Entertainment partners Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot attached to produce. Pitch is described as a supernatural … Read More »

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Alex Timbers Set To Direct Shakespeare Musical Pic For Disney

By | Thursday February 28, 2013 @ 9:52am PST

EXCLUSIVE: Disney has tapped Alex Timbers to direct an untitled musical film that is being billed as a contemporary adaptation of a Shakespeare play. The feature, written by Amy Talkington, will be produced by Offspring Entertainment‘s Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot, with Jon Chu and Offspring’s Matt Smith executive producing. Talkington wrote the original first draft and will continue working on the script with Timbers, a two-time Tony nominee whose helming credits include the Broadway musicals Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and  The Pee-Wee Herman Show,  as well as Disney’s stage play Peter And The Starcatcher.

The idea for the musical originated from a friendship between Smith and Talkington, who are working together on the MGM remake of Valley Girl. Offspring set up the pitch with Disney execs Kristin Burr and Tonia Davis. Read More »

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Adam Shankman Inks First-Look Deal With Warner Horizon Television For Cable Series

Nellie Andreeva

Adam Shankman is venturing into cable. The director/producer/choreographer and his sister, producer Jennifer Gibgot, have closed a two-year first look deal with Warner Horizon Television for their Offspring Entertainment banner. Under the pact, the duo will develop and … Read More »

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