Tuesday, December 15, 2015


CI Contest Runner-Up Jeremy Shipp Makes the 2016 Black List

We knew this guy had the goods five years ago. Screenwriter Jeremy Shipp placed second in Coverage Ink's Writers on the Storm contest with his clever WWII adventure script SLEIGHT OF HAND, about a magician turned spy. An experienced TV writer, Shipp had been mostly working in animation on fare like "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", and he was itching to cut his teeth in features. We introduced him to UTA's Emerson Davis, who also saw Shipp's beacon shining brightly across the waters. 

Davis and veteran UTA agent and partner Julien Thuan (also a long-time Agent's Hot Sheet panelist) came aboard, and soon after, they'd set up Shipp's feature spec NIGHTFLYERS with Wind Dancer Films and Brown Bag Films. Since then we've kept in touch with Jeremy, watching his star rise (and weighing in on his drafts whenever he needed us.)

And now, his script CRIMSON TRAIL has docked at a slip on the coveted Black List, the annual list of the best scripts in town as voted upon by industry. Making the Black List generally propels a writer's career to a whole 'nother level. An awesome success story, and frankly, it couldn't happen to a nicer guy. Shipp's a hard-working writer and a really cool fellow to boot. We're excited and couldn't be prouder, and we can't wait to see the movie as well as what he's got in store for us next.

Congrats, Jeremy!

--Jim C.