Jim Donovan Directed TV Series, 21 Thunder, Premieres Tonight

“In the cutthroat world of pro soccer, a club lives and dies by the stars on its under-21 team. They are the future and lifeblood of any franchise, but most will never make it. 21 THUNDER is the story of the Montreal Thunder U21 team, following the team’s star players on and off the field. A story of love, crime, race, sex and athletic glory, at its core the series is about how a group of players and coaches unite as family in the whirlwind of life, one step away from the pros.”

Globe and Mail reviews the CBC show.

Our Featured Script

We are very happy to announce that Diane Hanks has signed with Woolf+Lapin. Her standout script Paragraph 175, chronicling the story of two gay lovers in Nazi Germany, has gotten a lot of interest and Matthew Newton has since been attached to direct. Matthew Newton’s upcoming Who We Are Now stars Emma Roberts, Julianne Nicholson, and Zachary Quinto.

Diane Hanks has an MA in Publishing & Writing from Emerson College in Boston, MA. Diane’s other screenplays – both features and pilots – also have done well in prestigious screenplay competitions, including the Nicholl Screenwriting Fellowship (semifinalist, THE PATRIOT SPY) and the Austin Film Festival (top 30 pilots, The Highwayman and The Cuvvie). And her pilot Changelings won the 2016 Page International Screenwriting Awards Grand Prize.

Diane also taught screenwriting at Roger Williams University and appeared as a guest lecturer on screenwriting at Stonehill College and Emerson College.

Diane also is represented by Equitable Stewardship for Artists (ESA), Los Angeles, CA.

Time for the Fantasia Film Festival

Fantasia, North America’s largest genre film festival, is upon us again! And we couldn’t be happier.

We are of course excited for the VR selection, but also for some titles like Cannes-buzzed Good Time, starring Robert Pattison, as well as Atomic Blonde, starring Charlize Theron, from John Wick director David Leitch.

That’s to say nothing of Luc Besson’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, starring Cara Delavigne and Rihanna.

Also, the festival will open with North American premieres for Korean director Jung Byung-gil’s The Villainess, starring Kim Ok-vin as a woman who sets out for revenge after her assassin husband is murdered on their wedding day, and Takashi Miike’s Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure (his 101st film!!!). Based on Hirohiko Araki’s manga cult series, it tells the tale of a pompadour-headed young man with special powers who has to help his town fight off a serial killer.

Woolf+Lapin is happy to partner with the festival for a third year now.