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Paramount Players Names Ali Bell & Matt Dines Lead Creative Execs

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Paramount Players Names Ali Bell & Matt Dines Lead Creative Execs
Paramount Players, the fledgling division hatched under president Brian Robbins, today announced its first exec hires. Ali Bell and Matt Dines will be exec vice presidents, both reporting to Robbins. This comes after the label made its first big material acquisition, a mid-six figure deal for Body Cam, a feature spec script by tyro screenwriter Richmond Riedel, about several Lapd officers haunted by a malevolent spirit that is tied to the murder of a black youth at the…
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‘Body Cam’ Spec Is First Movie Deal For Ex-Awesomeness TV Chief Brian Robbins

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‘Body Cam’ Spec Is First Movie Deal For Ex-Awesomeness TV Chief Brian Robbins
Exclusive: Brian Robbins, the former Awesomeness TV CEO, has made his first big material acquisition for the new venture he’s still in the process of putting together. In a mid-six figure deal, Robbins just acquired Body Cam, a feature spec script by tyro screenwriter Richmond Riedel. The script developed a following this week and garnered three offers in a bidding situation, for a premise that is Get Out meets End of Watch. Here’s the logline: Several Lapd officers are…
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Exclusive: MoreHorror In Hollywood Chats 'The Devoted' with Eric Shapiro and Richmond Riedel

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Dawna Lee Heising of MoreHorror in Hollywood interviewed the creative talents of Richmond Riedel and Eric Shapiro about the upcoming powerful drama about cults called The Devoted.

Please check out the video interview below the official details about the project.

MoreHorror in Hollywood has announced the availability of a recent discussion with the creative team intent on bringing The Devoted to the big screen. In the new video segment Dawna Lee Heising questions the team about the reason they chose to “The Devoted,” the story’s plot, the estimated opening date and the goals of filmmaker Richmond Riedel, his producing partner Thom Michael Mulligan and writers Eric Shapiro and Rhoda Jordan.

The Devoted was written by Eric Shapiro and Rhoda Jordan. Shapiro and Jordan co-produced the film Rule Of Three, and which, like Target Practice, was released in 2010 by Big Screen Entertainment Group. Earlier this month, Ravenous Shadows,
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'The Devoted' Optioned by Filmmaker Richmond Riedel

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Filmmaker Richmond Riedel, the producer, director, and writer of the award-winning film Target Practice, has optioned the motion picture rights to a screenplay called The Devoted, written by Eric Shapiro and Rhoda Jordan. Shapiro and Jordan co-produced the film Rule Of Three, which, like Target Practice, was released in 2010 by Big Screen Entertainment Group.

The Devoted chronicles the last day in the life of a fictional suicide cult. When one of the cult members begins to have second thoughts, the balance of power becomes disrupted, and as the group's final ritual grows near, the tension escalates. Earlier this month, a novel version of The Devoted, written by Eric Shapiro, was released by Ravenous Shadows, the new line of genre fiction helmed by NY Times Bestselling Author John Skipp.

"It was a screenplay before it was a novel," Shapiro explains. "We'd been working on getting it made. When
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Catching up with... Richmond Riedel

Richmond Riedel has worked the editing bay with directorial greats like Michael Mann, Peter Berg, and many others. He’s also a prolific screenwriter, having had quite a few scripts optioned and purchased over the years. One of those scripts eventually became Charades (1998), starring Erica Eleniak and Karen Black. This year Riedel finally took the leap into becoming a feature film director himself, and after a great festival run his film Target Practice hits DVD this week. Riedel took some time to talk to Paste about Friday Night Lights (the film and the TV show), editing with Berg and Mann,...
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