Logline: The film focuses on how African American athlete Jesse Owens destroyed Hitler’s myth of Aryan supremacy by winning four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.
Production Companies: Forecast Pictures, ID+, Solofilm Company, Trinity Race GmbH
Director: Stephen Hopkins
Executive Producers: Christophe Charlier, Ben Grass, Scott Kennedy, Bonnie Timmermann, George Acogny, Nicolas Manuel, Al Munteanu
Producers: Luc Dayan, Jean-Charles Levy, Kate Garwood, Stephen Hopkins, Louis-Philippe Rochon, Dominique Séguin, Karsten Brunig, Thierry Potok
Cast: Stephan James, Jeremy Irons, Geoffrey Rush, Jason Sudeikis
Screenwriter: Anna Waterhouse, Joe Shrapnel
SSN Insight: John Boyega was attached to star until he left the project for a major role in Star Wars: Episode VII.

Ted 2
Logline: John Bennett’s new love interest poses problems for Ted, but the talking bear ultimately has bigger fish to fry.
Studio: Universal Pictures
Production Companies: Bluegrass Films, Media Rights Capital
Director: Seth MacFarlane
Producers: Scott Stuber, Seth MacFarlane
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Seth MacFarlane (voice), Jessica Barth, Amanda Seyfried
Screenwriter: Seth MacFarlane
Details: Sequel to Ted (USA/2012) directed by Seth MacFarlane and starring Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis.
SSN Insight: Mark Wahlberg has said that Seth MacFarlane is even more secretive about the production of Ted 2 than Michael Bay is about the Transformers franchise.

Into the Forest
Logline: Two sisters, living in a remote area, struggle as the world seems to collapse around them and must reexamine their lives and relationship.
Production Companies: DAS Films, Vie Entertainment
Director: Patricia Rozema
Executive Producers: Kelly Bush Novak, Haroon “Boon” Saleem, Sriram Das
Producers: Ellen Page, Karine Martin
Cast: Ellen Page, Evan Rachel Wood
Screenwriter: Patricia Rozema
Details: Based on the novel Into the Forest, written by Jean Hegland and published by Bantam on September 2, 1997.
SSN Insight: Project marks Ellen Page’s first feature film producer credit.

The Christmas Pearl
Logline: A miracle happens when the family of a 93-year-old matriarch gathers at her home for a tension-filled Christmas: the ghost of her former maid Pearl comes back for the occasion.
Production Companies: One Ho Productions, Julius R Nasso Productions
Director: Felix Enriquez Alcala
Executive Producers: Whoopi Goldberg, Tom Leonardis, Jeff Sackman
Producers: Jeff Kranzdorf, David Belafonte, Julius R Nasso
Cast: Whoopi Goldberg
Screenwriter: Anne Rapp
Details: Based on the novel The Christmas Pearl, written by Dorothea Benton Frank and published by Avon Books in 2009.
SSN Insight: Whoopi Goldberg provided the voice of Blizzard, the magical reindeer, in the Christmas film Blizzard (USA/2002), directed by Levar Burton.


The Bronze
Logline:  A has-been bronze-medal winning gymnast must coach a young Olympic hopeful, with the goal of gaining access to a former coach’s inheritance.
Production Company: Duplass Brothers Productions
Director: Bryan Buckley
Executive Producers: Melissa Rauch, Winston Rauch, Bryan Buckley
Producer: Stephanie Langhoff
Cast: Melissa Rauch, Gary Cole, Thomas Middleditch, Sebastian Stan
Screenwriters: Melissa Rauch, Winston Rauch
SSN Insight: Project marks the feature directorial debut of noted commercials director Bryan Buckley.

The Greens Are Gone
Logline: A mother is pushed to her tipping point by the disappearance of her son.
Production Company: Lockwood Pictures
Director: Peer Pedersen
Executive Producers: Megan Griffiths, Lacey Leavitt
Producers: Adam Gibbs, Michael Kristoff, Roger J Pugliese, Annelise Dekker
Cast: Kaitlyn Dever, Catherine Keener, Anton Yelchin, Annie Starke, Cary Elwes, Maya Rudolph
Screenwriter: Peer Pedersen
SSN Insight: Project marks the feature directorial debut of Peer Pedersen.

The Runner
Logline: A Louisiana politician is forced to confront his dysfunctional life after his career is destroyed in a sex scandal following the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Production Companies: Paper Street Films, Back Lot Pictures
Director: Austin Stark
Executive Producers: Ruth Mutch, Noah Millman, Sam Bisbee, Tom Conigliaro
Producers: Glenn Williamson, Benji Kohn, Bingo Gubelmann, Chris Papavasiliou, Erika Hampson
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Connie Nielsen, Sarah Paulson
Screenwriter: Austin Stark
SSN Insight: Madeline Stowe was previously attached as a member of the cast.

San Andreas 3D
Logline: After a devastating earthquake hits California, a man makes a perilous trip across the state to rescue his estranged daughter.
Studio: New Line Cinema
Production Companies: Flynn Picture Co., Contrafilm, Vinson Films, Village Roadshow Pictures
Director: Brad Peyton
Producers: Beau Flynn, Tripp Vinson
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Alexandra Daddario, Carla Gugino, Kylie Minogue, Paul Giamatti
Screenwriters: Carey Hayes (current draft), Chad Hayes (current draft), Carlton Cuse (previous draft), Allan Loeb (previous draft)
SSN Insight: While the story takes place throughout California after a fictional earthquake, the majority of the movie was shot in Australia, along with two days of filming in Los Angeles in May, 2014, and a week of filming in San Francisco in July, 2014.

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