Duo makes ‘Ultimate’ sale

Both scribes come from realm of TV comedy

HOLLYWOOD — Jennifer Heath and Michele Wolff have sold their pitch “The Ultimate Movie About Pissing Off the Wrong Person” to the Walt Disney Co. for mid- against high-six figures.

Linne Radmin and Robyn Meisinger, who manage the writers, are attached to produce the project for the studio. Disney veep of production Karen Glass and director of production Kristin Burr brought the pitch into Buena Vista Motion Picture Group prexy Nina Jacobson, who wasted little time snatching it up.

Comedy concerns getting into a road-rage situation with the worst possible person.

“We’re very much looking forward to working with Nina, Karen and Kristin,” said the scribes. “And also to getting into Disneyland for free!”

Both scribes come from the world of TV comedy. Heath worked on “Roseanne” before selling the feature “Prisoner of Love” to Warner Bros., with Bob Shapiro attached to produce. Wes Craven and Marianne Maddalena’s Miramax-based Wes Craven Films snatched up the film rights to Heath’s nonfiction book “The Day I Went Missing.”

Wolff served as a writer-producer on various TV shows. She also did rewrite work on such pics as Disney’s “Dinosaur.”

Together, the scribes sold their pitch “Tiny Boyfriend” to Paramount Pictures, with Lynda Obst attached to produce. Their spec script “The Ultimate Low Self-Esteem Movie” sold to Miramax last fall. The scribes plan a third pic for what they term an “Ultimate” trilogy.

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