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New Line swings at ‘Deb’ pitch

Story of group of private school girls from NY's Upper East Side grabbed for undisclosed sum

New Line Cinema has picked up a pitch by writers Michael Apostolina and Bob Sugalski and producer Steven Haft (“Emma,” “Dead Poets Society”).

The story, titled “Planet Deb,” focuses on a group of private-school girls from New York’s Upper East Side who, spurred by their fiercely competitive natures, turn on one another as the debutante season approaches.

New Line’s senior production veep Lynn Harris and creative exec Donna Langley will oversee the project.

A New Line spokesman declined to specify how much money was involved in the deal.

Haft’s deal was negotiated by his lawyer, George Sheanshang.

Apostolina and Sugalski were represented by Adam Shulman at Agency for the Performing Arts, manager Danielle Knight at the Imparato Co. and attorney Dave Colden at Colden and McKuin.

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