Warner Bros. has purchased playwright-turned-screenwriter Andrew Osborne’s pitch “Dramarama” for producer Andrew Lazar’s Mad Chance Prods., while granting the scribe a first-look deal on a second pic.
The pitch sold for a low six against mid-six figures, with the second project to pay slightly more.
“Dramarama” tells the story of a high school drama club teacher — an ex-actor — who brings his clu”s play to a small Massachusetts town, wins a competition and enlivens the dead town.
Mad Chance’s Lazar brought the pitch to Warner Bros., where exec VP of theatrical production Kevin McCormick will oversee it.
Osborne was repped on his deal by manager Kim Tombascia of KT Productions, agents Stephanie Reuler and Todd Schulkin of Innovative Artists, and attorney Neil Meyer.