Warner Bros. – based Outlaw Productions has enlisted scribe Scott Wiper to pen a bigscreen adaptation of writer/ producer/ director Barbara Leibovitz’s documentary “Salvaged Lives.”
Leibovitz will produce along with Outlaw.
The feature-length doc, which was selected by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as one of the outstanding documentaries of 1995, was screened at dozens of film festivals around the world and awarded a Bronze Apple Award at the 1996 National Educational Media Competition.
Doc chronicles California’s Chino State prison inmates as they struggle through vocational rehab, particularly deep-sea diving careers. Such a prison-based rehab program is the only one of its kind around the world; Leibovitz’s doc exposes the hopes, fears