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‘Sex’ better for Maverick

Project based on Kaufman novel 'Slow Hands'

Maverick Films has acquired the pitch “Better Than Sex” by tyro scribes Varina Bleil and Betsy Landis. Pitch is based on the novel “Slow Hands” by playwright-turned-author Lynne Kaufman.

Maverick-based producer Rick Joseph is producing with Rob Szymanski; Kaufman’s manager Peter Miller will exec produce. Maverick VP of development Yael Oestreich will co-produce.

Story concerns two very different sisters who turn their sorority house into a spa that caters to the “special needs” of women.

Bleil and Lanis are also writing a television pilot for another Maverick-based producer, Rachel Rothman. Bleil is a former VP at Akiva Goldsman’s Weed Road Pictures.

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