Benderspink’s Director of Development, Christopher Cosmos, sold a feature spec script,The Fall to QED International. The company, run by the very talented Bill Block, producedDistrict 9, W., and has a number of high profile projects in the works, including I, Alex Cross and Elysium. And now, thanks to the sale by Cosmos’ colleagues JC Spink, Chris Bender, and Jake Weiner, The Fall.
Aspiring screenwriters should take note: getting an industry job can be the way to get your material into the marketplace. Aside from honing your skills, you make the right contacts who have your back.Black Swan writer Mark Heyman is a development exec at Darren Aronofsky’s Protozoa Pictures, and without his “day job” there, he may not have been nominated for an Oscar.
– Cindy Kaplan