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Ovation stands for trio of projects on its slate

Widen readies 'Widen, ' Quest' as Young sets 'Meant'

Newly formed production, development and financial shingle Ovation Entertainment has ramped up its development slate by acquiring two new projects and developing a third.

As part of two-picture deal, scribe Gregory Widen (“Highlander,” “Backdraft”) is penning “The Rising,” an event action-adventure originally penned by Jeffrey Miller.

Widen will also write a period actioner “The Quest,” based on historical events.

Ovation has also acquired “Meant to Be,” a romantic comedy from screenwriter Steven Christopher Young, who most recently penned “Hell on Wheels” for Casey Silver Prods. and Universal. Comedy centers on a man’s obsessive love for one girl since childhood — only she has no idea he exists.

Ovation VP of development Corey Ackerman brought the script into the company and will oversee development with Lewis producing. Young is repped by Santos Fischer, Ovation repped by CAA.

Ovation was formed by film and TV veteran Richard B. Lewis with former prexy of eBay Jeff Skoll as the lead investor. Company, which will specialize in mainstream features, TV programs and videogames, also has acquired the film and TV assets of Lewis’ Southpaw Media Group.

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