Low duo on a high

Kukoff, Roshkow set up 'Patsy,' 'Pathetic'

The writing team of David Kukoff and Matt Roshkow have just wrapped a 24-hour blitzkrieg of feature script and pitch sales.

Their Low Concept Prods. banner is getting the high sign all over town, first selling pitch “The Patsy” to Imagine Entertainment for Universal, and then their “Pathetic Obsession,” to MGM, which they’ll also produce.

“Pathetic Obsession” is based on an original idea for a script they developed with scribes Jonathan Green and Gabe Miller, who also write for Nickelodeon’s “Keenan and Kel.”

“Obsession,” a college sex comedy about a quartet of students obsessed with an B movie queen, sold for mid- to high-six figures, and will be produced by Kukoff and Roshkow’s Low Concept banner.

Separately, Low Concept sold U-based Imagine a pitch for “The Patsy,” which Roshkow and Kukoff describe as a high concept comedy, about a romance within a secret government agency a la “Men in Black.” Their pitch, which they will write, was also sold for mid- to high-six figures. Imagine exec Kim Roth will supervise its development.

In between pitches, the duo has taken a bevy of feature writing assignments:

  • Currently, they are completing “Clockstoppers” for Par and DreamWorks, with Gail Anne Hurd producing.

  • The two are rewriting “Wrecked” for New Line, which Roshkow calls “a sort of ‘Clueless’ meets ‘Lord of the Flies,’ ” a black-hearted laffer centering on several rich kids’ plight when their jet is downed in the Rockies.

  • MGM has recently attached Eric Kripke to helm their original noir comedy “Munchies” which is in development.

  • And, the two have signed a blind script deal with Twentieth Television for an half-hour pilot.

Miller and Green, as well as Kukoff and Roshkow, were repped in the deals by Paradigm. Low Concept was also repped by attorney Karl Austen at Armstrong, Hirsch, Jackoway, Tyerman &Wertheimer.

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