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What does Development mean?

Producers select story and/or acquire rights to underlying intellectual property (e.g. adaptation, remake, video game, etc.) and work with screenwriter(s) to craft a story outline into a workable script in an effort to garner a “greenlight” for the film from the financing studio and/or production company. An agreement for a major star or director to join the film can boost a project's prospects of securing financing, but those arrangements can reverse if scheduling and other details do not work. Films in this stage can languish for months, years, or fall apart completely.
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So Cold The River

A filmmaker, who is hired to document a wealthy man’s hidden past, unleashes the buried secrets of a Midwestern town that was once America’s most luxurious resort.

King Richard

Despite having no tennis background, Richard Williams overcomes tremendous hardship, skepticism and his own troubled past to raise two of tennis' greatest players, Serena and Venus Williams.

Spell

A young couple wake up with no memory of the first night of their tropical vacation. As they piece together the events of the night before, they discover they were the victims of a sadistic voodoo ritual, spurring a desperate quest for a cure for the horrific illness now afflicting them.

Soundtrack Of Silence

A college student learns he is going deaf and memorizes his favorite songs to help capture the most important memories of his life — including falling in love.

The Rosie Project

Don Tillman, a professor of genetics who may suffer from Aspergers, has never been on a second date until he embarks upon The Wife Project, designing a questionnaire to help him find the perfect partner: a punctual, non-drinking, non-smoking female who will fit in with his regimented lifestyle. When the unorthodox and free-spirited Rosie appears on the scene, it is clear that she fits none of his selection criteria, but she still may just be the perfect match to help turn his life around.

The Sun Always Sets in ...

A drifter finds redemption with a hardscrabble frontier woman and her young daughter, only to see his dream of happiness jeopardized when brute mercenaries show up at his door.

Del & Charna

Through an unlikely pairing and tumultuous 19-year relationship, improv maestro Del Close and Charna Halpern own, run and teach at the Chicago's Improv Olympic theater. Together as friends, saviors and soulmates, the duo helps each other overcome his addiction, financial ruin, and their own personal demons to ultimately establish improv as an art form. As such A-list talent are cutting their teeth at IO, it isn’t unheard for Halpern to put a roof over their head, feed them and coach them through bad patches. Together they re-write the rules of improvisation, urging their students to bring intelligence to their art and justice to their characters. Close dies in March 1999.

Untitled Adewumi Project

The Adewumi Family escapes terrorism in their home country of Nigeria, seeks and receives asylum in America and – against all odds – finds a welcoming new home in New York. Love, peace, community and faith and the lengths parents bring their family to safety and provide them a better life. Eight-year old Tani wins the New York chess championship, despite only being introduced to the game two years earlier.

Ranger's Apprentice

The story follows an orphan who becomes the apprentice of a man as they battle to keep the fantastical kingdom of Araluen safe from a multitude of threats.

Stillwater

An American oil-rig rough neck from Oklahoma travels to Marseille to visit his estranged daughter who is in prison for a murder she claims she did not commit. Confronted with language barriers, cultural differences, and a complicated legal system, Bill makes it his personal mission to exonerate his daughter.

Cinderella

A modern take on the traditional tale of the orphaned girl with an evil stepmother.

Minecraft

Follows the story of a teenage girl and her unlikely group of adventurers. After the malevolent Ender Dragon sets out on a path of destruction, they must save their beautiful, blocky Overworld.

The Fantastic Voyage

Revolves around a team of scientists who are shrunk to atomic size and sent in a miniature submarine inside the body of a scientist to save his life.