Below is the list of Entertainment Lab’s In Development, Optioned and Produced TV and movie projects.

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IN DEVELOPMENT:


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BABYMOON (feature film, comedy)

Written by Susan Walter

Logline: Five sisters, one from another mother, trying to give the unmarried, pregnant one a last gasp of fun before the baby comes. Packed alongside bikinis and tanning butter is a whole lot of simmering childhood baggage. It’s BRIDESMAIDS meets THE HANGOVER in this raucous, dysfunctional family comedy set in sunny, seaside Mexico.

Attached talent:

Malin Akerman (Billions)

Anna Camp (Pitch Perfect)

Judy Greer (Kidding)

Paris Berelc (Alexa & Katie)

Celeste Barber (The Letdown)

For more information regarding this package, please email sean@entlab.la.


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THE LAST TOUR (feature film, action/thriller)

Written by Scott Windhauser

Logline: A group of soldiers back from a tour of duty must band together and take justice into their own hands when one of them is killed by a ruthless cartel leader in Mexico.

Attached Talent:


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LAUGHINGSTOCK (comedy, feature film)

Written by Michael Jann and Michele Jourdan


A late-night writer who ridicules people for a living becomes a laughingstock himself as he pedals after a woman who just jilted him at the altar -- on a bicycle trip that was supposed to be their honeymoon.

Attached Talent:

For more information regarding this project, please email sean@entlab.la.


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OUT IN THE COLD (dark comedy, feature film)

Written By Susan Walter

A darkly comic tale of a man who risks everything for his art, set against the backdrop of the country’s most prestigious film festival. It is a story of passion and redemption, about someone who will stop at nothing to surprise and astound his audience: a filmmaker, of course.

Budget: under $1 Million, only three locations 

Attached Talent:

Attached Director:

Susan Walter (All I Wish), represented by Gersh Talent Agency.

For more information regarding this package, please email sean@entlab.la.


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THE PALADINS (Sci-Fi/Thriller, one-hour TV Pilot)

Written by: Alveraz Ricardez

A journalist goes missing after investigating an island community where no one has died in over a century. Now, the guardians of the town must keep their secret safe from the FBI, while their immortality, and the island’s mysterious powers begin to fade.

Showrunners attached:

- Jason Neese (Umbrella Academy, Dear White People, Unreal)
- Jaime Neese (Umbrella Academy, Gone, Legit)

Director attached:
- Alonso Alvarez (Snowfall on FX)

Talent attached:


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SHIPWRECKER (sci-fi action/thriller feature film)

Written by Jesse Mittelstadt & Ian Niles

Logline:  In post-apocalyptic future, a group of rebels living on a supersized ship that hasn’t touched land in centuries stages a mutiny against the ship’s captain in an attempt to bring the ship back to land. They defeat the captain and his army but the victory does not seem to be what they were hoping for. ***Snowpiercer meets The Last Ship.

Attached Talent:


For more information regarding this package, please email sean@entlab.la.


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DEAD HUMANS (Adult Animation Pilot)

Written by Logan Rees

After the destruction of Earth, one of the last remaining humans joins a band of misfit alien musicians who tour the galaxy, sowing the seeds of rebellion against the System that oppresses the galaxy and destroyed his home.

Attached talent: 

For more information regarding this package, please email sean@entlab.la.


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HELLO MS. CHARLETTE (one-hour drama)

Written By Andrew Beutmueller

Logline: HELLO MS. CHARLETTE is a one-hour drama-comedy about an African American defense lawyer in New Orleans, who uses her inherited wealth to defend the “undefendable" against a harsh, corrupt legal system.

Part of her job is to unravel the mysteries behind her clients’ cases, along with her bright, young associates, a private investigator, all presided over by her plucky, quick-witted mother.

She's also a single Mom with 13 or so adopted children. She loses count, because there always seems to be one more new face. But she’s rich, and there's plenty of room in her huge antebellum mansion for everybody, so why not?! And that’s CHARLETTE GOODE in a nutshell… Think "Law and Order” meets "This Is Us” set in New Orleans.

Attached talent

S. Epatha Merkerson (Chicago Med, Chicago PD) 

Shalita Grant (NCIS: New Orleans)

Tobi Bakare (Kingsman, Death in Paradise) 

Jovan Armand (Shazam!)

Attached Producer/Director

Charles S. Carroll (Chicago Med, State of Affairs)

For more information regarding this package, please email sean@entlab.la.


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NINE and GUILTY (feature film, thriller)

Written by Meko Winbush

Logline: 

A young woman befriends a college student recently released from a juvenile detention center a decade after killing his parents; when his behavior becomes increasingly suspicious, she begins to suspect something more sinister.

Attached talent:

- Christine Horn (Bosch)

- Fred Grandy (The Love Boat, The Mindy Project)

- Nancy Linehan Charles (Young Sheldon)

- Kimmy Shields (Insatiable)

- Frank Gallegos (Veronica Mars)

For more information regarding this package, please email sean@entlab.la.


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THE GUILTY (one-hour drama, police procedural TV show)

Written by: Nicole Appleby

Logline: In the years following her little boy’s unsolved kidnapping, a once haunted and miserable LAPD detective is galvanized by a new partner and a troubling new murder case, forcing open old wounds from her troubled past. ***Broadchurch meets The Killing with a touch of Criminal Minds.

Attached Talent:

For more information regarding this package, please email angie@entlab.la.


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BEST SERVED COLD (one-location thriller)

Written by: Eric Toms

Logline: A young and hungry investment banker travels to a remote country mansion to make the deal of a lifetime, but instead he gets his ass handed to him by a vengeful ex-construction worker who has set up a deadly game of cat-and-mouse.

Attached Talent:


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WILD BIRD (Young Adult, Feature Film)

Written by: Andrew Tinpo Lee


*Based on the Novel by Wendelin Van Draanen, author of Flipped (adapted and directed for the screen by Rob Reiner). The story deals with alcoholism and drug addiction and sends out a positive message into society.

- https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34052659-wild-bird

- https://www.amazon.com/Wild-Bird-Wendelin-Van-Draanen/dp/1101940441

Logline:

A teenage girl hits rock bottom and finds her way back to love and family at a wilderness survival camp. It's YA version of Reese Witherspoon's "Wild."

Attached talent:

For more information regarding this package, please email sean@entlab.la.


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FIGHT BACK (feature film, thriller)

Written by Clinton Wray Miller

Logline: FIGHT BACK is a thriller like GET OUT that also captures the #MeToo zeitgeist. A black family and a white family overcome their differences, join together, and fight back against thugs who have come to terrorize the lead witnesses in a sexual harassment lawsuit. Blending race-savvy satire and gender-savvy humor with a nonstop thrillride of suspense and terror, this is a bombshell social critique within a thriller. 

Attached talent:

For more information regarding this package, please email sean@entlab.la.


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NERD PROM (YA romantic comedy feature film)

Written by Stephen Vagg

Logline: High-School prom is canceled because of bad behavior, now the only group allowed to have an end-of-year event is the debate team. The nerds finally have what the cool kids want but the cool kids won't go down without a fight.

Attached Talent:

Attached Director:

For more information regarding this package, please email angie@entlab.la


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COPPER (one-hour drama TV show)

Written by Troy Caylak (NBC Writers on the Verge Finalist)

Logline: A hardened DEA agent must postpone his retirement to take on the drug epidemic in Syracuse, NY while searching for the perpetrators who put his youngest daughter in a coma.

Attached Talent:

For more information regarding this project, please email sean@entlab.la.


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ROCK YARD (YA comedy, feature film)

Written by Troy Caylak (NBC Writers on the Verge Finalist)

Logline: A high school outcast throws a Lollapalooza style festival in his backyard to save his house from foreclosure, and from the relentless developer who wants to turn it into a mall.

Attached Talent:

Attached Producer:

For more information regarding this package, please email sean@entlab.la.


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SENSITIVE MEN - Pilot Presentation (half-hour comedy)

Logline: Still reeling from emotionally charged romantic breakups, Bob and Mike are willing to try anything, even spirituality, to get their exes back.

Starring in the show: Whoopi GoldbergRon Arest aka Metta World Peace, French Stewart (Series Regular on CBS show Mom) and Kelly Perine (Series Regular on Nickelodeon show Knight Squad).

- Casting by: Leah Daniels Butler

To watch this Pilot Presentation in full length or its trailer, please email sean@entlab.la.


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REPTILE PARTIES - TV Show (comedy)

Written by: Joe Sinclitico

Logline: A man who doesn't know anything about reptiles runs a failing reptile exhibition business out of a van.

Attached Talent:

For more information regarding this package, please email sean@entlab.la.


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UBER GUY (urban, psychological, thriller, feature film)

 Written by David Gielicz and Justin Baron

Logline: An African-American idealist endures political hypocrisy, dodges gangland gunfire, and veers into madness as he drives Uber through the hostile streets of Chicago. “Taxi Driver” meets “Do the Right Thing.”

Attached Talent:

For more information regarding this package, please email sean@entlab.la.


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BENCHED (Feature/Legal drama)

Written by Craig Bealer

Casting: Paul Weber, C.S.A.

  • Selected as a featured script by The Black List - https://blcklst.com/featured

  • The Soloist meets Roman J. Israel, Esq. with Good Will Hunting’s inspiring arc.

Logline: A homeless attorney sidelined with bipolar disorder plays judge to street disputes, but when a single mom with nowhere else to turn asks him to help her battle her abusive slumlord, he must confront his demons and step back into a real courtroom.

Attached Talent:

For more information regarding this project, please email sean@entlab.la.


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THE SHOOTINGS (True-crime Series)

Creator: Boss Media Group

Logline: Police corruption, statutory rape, a murder cover-up of a teenage boy about to graduate, and an American family’s feud on the succession of their million dollar farm.

To watch in full length, please email sean@entlab.la.


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NOT FULLY ENGAGED (comedy, feature film)

Written by Michael Jann and Michele Jourdan


When a celebrity therapist and best-selling expert on parenting learns that her fiancé’s bonding time with her son "to get his blessing" has turned into a road trip to Tijuana to get him laid, she kidnaps his teenage daughter and races to stop him.

Attached actors: Matty Cardarople

For more information regarding this project, please email sean@entlab.la.


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PROPHITS - (half-hour comedy TV show)

Written by Daniel Robbins

Prophits is a half-hour comedy about L.A. based preachers competing against one-another and navigating an International Christian Television Network while their greed and thirst for power lead to disastrous results.

For more information regarding this project, please email sean@entlab.la.


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BUG THERAPY (animated, comedy, feature film)

Written by Michael Jann and Michele Jourdan

Bug Therapy is a story about a Mosquito who faints at the sight of blood.

 
“Only female Mosquitoes bite -- and we do it for love” explains Citronella, as she zooms toward a suburban backyard wedding, determined to be the first of her female squadron to get that solitary drop of blood needed to attract a male mosquito.  (“Think of it as a red dress!” she explains.)  But, when Citronella plants her beak in a phone-distracted bridesmaid, sees blood -- and faints, she’s nearly slapped dead (which she says would be preferable to “a life without love”).  Desperate, she hatches a plan B: she outsmarts a spider to score a pair of Butterfly wings dangling in his web, and she dons them to catch the eye of a handsome male Butterfly, Emilio “The Big Dealio”, who recently lost his Butterfly wife.  Citronella’s masquerade works; Butterflies live like pampered super-models, and Emilio invites her to Cabo for migration. But, when she’s suddenly captured in a butterfly net -- and discovers Emilio’s missing wife is still alive, Citronella will have to choose between a life of lies, and Steven -- the infuriatingly-loyal male Mosquito who loves her in spite of her fainting.

Attached Director: Co-Director of SMALLFOOT - Jason Reisig

For more information regarding this project, please email sean@entlab.la.


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NERO MUST DIE! - (half-hour, comedy TV show)

Written by Luke Mills

Drawing from real historical events and figures, NERO MUST DIE! is an absurdist half-hour comedy that focuses on the collapsing regime of the titular Roman emperor and the numerous farcical cabals plotting his death. 

For more information regarding this project, please email sean@entlab.la.


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TEA - (half-hour, comedy TV show)

Written by Adam Levy

Time Enforcement Agency is Brooklyn Nine-Nine meets Timecop. The show is about a group of quirky, beat agents in a futuristic world who fight petty time travel crimes and what happens when an underachieving but gifted agent from a wealthy family is partnered up and falls in love with a by-the-book rookie agent from a poor family.

For more information regarding this project, please email sean@entlab.la.


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THE DONOR - TV Pilot Presentation (half-hour comedy)

Written by Rene Ashton

When a lone-wolf billionaire gets some dire medical news, he seeks out the only family he never knew — the offspring from donations he made to a fertility clinic over 30 years ago. 

Watch it here: https://vimeo.com/262879224

For more information regarding this project, please email sean@entlab.la.


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RUNDOWN MONGOOSE (sports comedy, feature film)

Written by Kelly Perine

Darryl “Mongoose” Montgomery, a washed-up, ex-Major League Baseball player is sent by his former team to recruit a young break-out star player from the Dominican Republic. In the process, Mongoose is faced with his old rival and must compete for the young player's approval to secure the recruit. Despite his initial apathy, reluctance and bad luck, Mongoose finds what he needed all along: a woman to set him straight and a renewed passion for the game.

Attached talent:

  • Kelly Perine

Attached director:

  • Louise Alston

For more information regarding this project, please email sean@entlab.la.


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inAppropriate - TV Pilot Presentation (half-hour comedy)

Written by Cary Bickley

inAppropriate is an irreverent half-hour comedy about a unique work relationship between a millennial and a boomer that touches on everything: unemployment, sexual politics, aging, love, sex, divorce, starting out, starting over and second chances.

To watch this Pilot Presentation, please email sean@entlab.la.


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BROMANCE - TV Pilot Presentation (half-hour comedy)

Written by Antonio Leon

They say, “you should marry your best friend”, but what happens if you really do?

Lifetime friends and roommates, Frank and Sean, find themselves in quite a dilemma after a drunken weekend in Vegas ends with them accidentally getting married. 

What they thought to be a huge mistake turns out to be a blessing in disguise. Frank ends up getting a big account at work, thanks to his boss’s newly found appreciation of his sexuality, and Sean's lackluster acting career is now on an upswing thanks to his bravery for coming out. 

They decide to maintain their marital status for both of their benefits and see just how far it can take them. 

What can possibly go wrong?...

Watch the teaser HERE

For more information regarding this project, please email sean@entlab.la.


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NEW FAMILY ORDER - (half-hour, comedy TV show)

Written by Troy Caylak

New Family Order is Modern Family meets Silicon Valley - a hilarious story about clashing cultures and dysfunctional family dynamics. Three generations of the Nichols family are forced to deal with their matriarch, Delia’s, new Indian American husband, Raj Reddy, and his family.

For more information regarding this project, please email sean@entlab.la.


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LA BELLE RAFAELA - (Period piece, love story/drama feature film)

Written by Vittoria Colonna

A forbidden love story set in glittering Paris during the roaring twenties. An exiled Jewish Pole chases her artistic dreams to become a famous artist but is torn between desires for love and financial security. ***Inspired by the life and times of Tamara de Lempicka

For more information regarding this project, please email sean@entlab.la.



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BLACK AND BLUE - Feature Film (drama/thriller)

Written by: Clinton Wray Miller

An African-American boy with a toy gun gets grazed in the neck when a white cop overreacts. The cop and the kid end up forming an unlikely bond when they’ve got nobody left to turn to except each other.

Attached actors: Camille Rowe

Attached director: Nony Geffen

Represented by: CAA

For more information regarding this project, please email sean@entlab.la.


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THIRTEEN SECRETS - TV Show (drama/thriller)

Written by: Clinton Wray Miller

The shocking true story of the first man in history to infiltrate the CIA - by attending swingers parties in the suburbs of 1960s New York. Two decades later in prison, the Soviet spy trades thirteen State secrets to his Hell’s Angel bunk mate, in exchange for protection.

For more information regarding this project, please email sean@entlab.la.



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THE SNOW FIGHT - Feature Film (children's movie) 

Written by: Matt Katzenberger

When Lily’s best friend Jack takes tyrannical control of the neighborhood over winter break via an army of snowball warriors, she’s left with no choice but to form her own army in order to take it back. The result: The greatest snowball war of all time.

Attached actors: Matty Cardarople

For more information regarding this project, please email sean@entlab.la.


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