Partner News 1/7/20

Posted by on January 11, 2021

Check out partner news for 1/7/20!

Join Film Fatales for a Deep Dive Into Development

Join Film Fatales on Friday January 8th at 2pm PT for a Deep Dive Into Development panel discussion with writer/directors Bridget Stokes (Boy Genius), Minhal Baig (Hala, Ramy), Sarah Adina Smith (Hanna, Buster's Mal Heart) and Suzi Yoonessi (Unlovable).

How do you keep digging deeper into a story when it's been years in development? Where do you find inspiration? How do you continue to break and re-break the story? Come hear heavy development hitters walk us through their process, their challenges, and how they've managed to break through. Followed by a Q&A and accessible with live captions.

RSVP here.

Netflix Developing a Sequel to Robert Rodriguez’s ‘We Can Be Heroes’


If you grew up watching the "Spy Kids"  franchise and "The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl", you should be excited to hear that Robert Rodriguez’s will be developing the Sequel to "We Can Be Heroes". The film draws from his franchise and will follow those superheroes, as they work together to save their parents and the world from alien invaders. "We Can Be Heroes" is available on Netflix and has already been recorded to be first place on the top 10 kids overall list. Click here to read more about Rodriguez’s upcoming project.

Sundance Festival Cancels Los Angeles Drive-In Screenings

The 2021 Sundance Film Festival has canceled its planned Los Angeles-area drive-in screenings due to surging COVID-19 infection rates in southern California. Shortened to seven days, compared to the usual 10 days, the Sundance Institute's upcoming event will feature 72 feature-length movies and additional short films on a digital platform. Read more here.

Universal's Writers Program

The Universal Writers Program identifies up-and-coming and experienced screenwriters with unique points of view that build upon the Studio’s commitment to telling stories and creating films that reflect the vast diversity of their audiences. The one-year paid program engages writers to create material for development consideration and is the only feature film program sanctioned by the Writers Guild of America West.

Find out more here.