Katy Dore Makes ATX Television Festival/The Black List Selection For the Third Annual Television Writing Program

Woolf+Lapin’s Katy Dore is part of 15 writers whose “scripts will be sent to participating partners for staffing season consideration. They will also move onto the next round of ATX’s pitch competition, in which 10 will have the chance to pitch their shows live at this year’s festival in Austin, Texas.”

“Out of the pitch competition, one winner is paired with a mentor to polish the script and take meetings at various studios and networks to pitch it more formally with the goal of a sale. Past winners of the pitch competition have gone on to receive managers and work in writers’ rooms such as “Life in Pieces.”

Her pilot “The Unsung” (Badass American Heroines You’ve Never Heard Of) was a Blacklist Featured script.

This is not the last we will hear from Katy. Congrats!

Read full exclusive Variety article.

Animation Duo, Tiny Inventions, Get Academy Nomination for “Negative Space”

Woolf+Lapin’s writing and directing team of Tiny Inventions get an Academy nomination for best animated short. Their film is stop-motion animation and is titled, Negative Space. The pithy logline goes something like this: “My dad taught me how to pack.”

It’s a very touching story… Before this nomination the film got the nod pretty much all over the world.

Grand Prix: International Festival of Doc and Short Films ZINEBI, Spain (’17)
Grand Prix: Anima Mundi, Brazil (’17)
Best Animation Technique : Anima Mundi, Brazil (’17)
Prix Emile-Reynaud : Association française du cinéma d’animation (‘17)
Grand Prix: Krok Animation Festival, Ukraine (’17)
Grand Prix: Taichung Int Animation Festival, Taiwan (’17)
Best international short film: 3D Wire, Spain (’17)
Best Animated Short: KLIK Amsterdam Animation Festival, the Netherlands (’17)
Grand Prix: Thessaloniki Animation Festival, Greece (’17)
Grand Prix: ReAnimania – Yerevan, Armenia(‘17)
Grand Prix: Multivision Festival, Russia (’17)
Best Stop Motion Award: SPARK ANIMATION, Canada (’17)
Jury Award Best Animation: New Hampshire Film Festival, US (’17)
Best Animation Award by Professional Jury: The Budapest Short International Film Festival, Hungary (’17)
Best Animation Award by Student Jury: The Budapest Short International Film Festival, Hungary (’17)
Best Animation: Festival du Film Court en Armagnac, France (’17)
Best Animation: Festival du Film de Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux, France (’17)
Best Animated Short Film: Santa Fe Independent Film Festival, USA (‘17)
Best International Short Film: Kuandu International Animation Festival, Taiwan (’17)
Best Animation Jury Award: Stop Motion Barcelona Short Film Festival, Spain (’17)
Best Animation: Catacumba Film Festival, Spain (‘17)
Best International Short Film: Dublin Animation Film Festival, Ireland (‘17)
Best sound track/ use of foley: Dublin Animation Film Festival, Ireland (‘17)
First Prize: Xiamen International Animation Festival, China (‘17)
Audience Award: Fantoche, Switzerland (’17)
Audience Award: Turku Animated Film Festival, Finland (’17)
Audience Award: New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival, Japan (’17)
Audience Award: Austin Film Festival, USA (‘17)
Prix Fipresci : Annecy Animation Festival, France (’17)
André-Martin Special Distinction for a French Short Film: Annecy Animation Festival, France (’17)
Special Mention: Encounters Film Festival, UK (’17)
Prix Movistar+ : UniFrance, France (’17)
Prix Ur Sveriges : UniFrance, France (’17)
The Special prize: Insomnia Film Festival, Russia (’17)
Special Jury Distinction: Animanima, Serbia (’17)
Jury special prize: Indie-AniFest, South Korea (’17)
Special Jury award for best storytelling: Linoleum Animation Festival, Ukraine (’17)
Special Jury Award: New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival, Japan (’17)
Special Mention: Pixelatl, Mexico (’17)
Special Mention: Animatou, Switzerland (’17)
Special Mention: Anima Cordoba Int Animation Festival, Argentina (’17)
Special Mention: CRAFT International Animation Festival, Indonesia (‘17)

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Stop Motion Animation
France, 2017

See more of their great and meticulous animated work, “Something Left, Something Taken.”


Stillborn, a John Poliquin Exec-Produced And Vicious Bros. Horror Thriller

When a woman gives birth to twins, only one child survives. She begins to suspect that something supernatural has chosen her remaining child, and it will stop at nothing to take it from her.

Initial release: February 9, 2018 (USA)
Director: Brandon Christensen
Screenplay: Colin Minihan, Brandon Christensen
Producers: Colin Minihan, Kurtis David Harder, Chris Ball

Woolf+Lapin’s John Poliquin exec-produced the horror thriller.

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Diane Hanks’ Paragraph 175: Hit List’s Best Spec Scripts of the Year

A resident of Boston and a senior medical writer at the US Department of Veterans Affairs, Diane Hanks makes the 2017 Hit List. She broke onto the scene last year when her pilot CHANGELINGS won the 2016 Page International Screenwriting Awards Grand Prize. Continuing her success, PARAGRAPH 175 was recently featured on the Black List website and was a 2017 Nicholl Screenwriting Fellowship semifinalist.


In 2016 we saw Netflix making its first appearance on the list (behind only Fox) with 3 projects on the list, and this year they not only returned, but they tied Paramount and Sony for the top studio spot with 4 projects apiece. Still sitting atop the eight year overall list however is Warner Bros. who added 2 more projects this year to watch their total projects accounted for at time of release jump up to 31. Beyond just individual studios, the 2017 list would also set records for the most projects set up at both studios (29) and production companies (60).

After becoming the first annual ‘best of’ list to have a female writer land the top spot in 2014 (Catherine The Great – Kristina Lauren Anderson), we’d seen the number of female writers breaking a new record year-over-year since, and 2017 is no different, as one up last years record of 22 with this years record of 24 female writers. Additionally, the number of returning writers on this years list would tie last year’s record, with 22 projects being written by 26 Hit List alums.”

Nicholl’s Writer Enrique Posner & Woolf+Lapin Pair Up

We are happy to collaborate with Nicholl semi-finalist Enrique Posner. His script 13 EAST got our attention among the over seven thousand entries.

13 EAST is based on the true story of the maverick doctor who in the 1960’s developed the first breakthrough cures for cancer, but whose life then takes an unexpected turn when his young son is diagnosed with a rare condition for which he became known as The Boy In The Plastic Bubble.