You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

USA, Intermedia tap ‘Code’ with tyro scribes

Marx, Loory get deal for Nazi, Resistance fighters story

HOLLYWOOD — Rookie screenwriting team Jason Marx and Ben Loory have signed two deals — one with USA Films and Jodie Foster’s Egg Pictures, another with Guy East and Nigel Sinclair’s Intermedia Films and producer Mark Johnson — thanks to one hot script, “The Code.”

The duo sold USA and Egg a WWII pitch in which Nazi secrets are communicated to Resistance fighters via music. That became “The Code” (aka “Crescendo”), which is currently out to directors.

Johnson received a copy of “The Code” as a work sample and was so impressed by the work that he signed Marx and Loory to a blind, low- against mid-six figure writing deal in association with Intermedia. Julie Golden, Intermedia’s senior veep production, will oversee projects developed under the deal.

While “The Code” is the first project for the Marx-Loory pair, Marx previously partnered with Moses Robinson on “Six Feet Under,” a dark comedy that is currently set up at Artisan Entertainment with Offline Entertainment Group producing.

Marx and Loory are repped by Endeavor, manager Andrew Deane at Gold Miller Co. and attorney David Evans. Robinson is repped by Endeavor.

More Film

  • Aquaman 2018

    'Aquaman' Crosses $250 Million at Foreign Box Office

    Things are going swimmingly at the box office for “Aquaman” as the Warner Bros.’ superhero flick hits another major milestone overseas. James Wan’s take on the ruler of the seven seas just passed $250 million internationally, and a weekend haul of $126.4 million from 43 territories brings its foreign tally to $261.3 million. “Aquaman” — [...]

  • Mortal Engines

    'Mortal Engines' to Lose More Than $100 Million at Box Office

    “Mortal Engines,” a steampunk fantasy adventure, is also an epic flop. With a budget of just over $100 million and tens of millions in global marketing costs, executives at rival studios estimate that the movie will lose upwards of $100 million. Some even project that number could float to more than $125 million. “Mortal Engines” [...]

  • Thierry Frémaux, José Luis Rebordinos Honored

    Thierry Frémaux, José Luis Rebordinos Named Honorary Argentine Academy Members

    BUENOS AIRES — In a ceremony just before Friday’s prize announcements at Ventana Sur, Cannes chief Thierry Frémaux and José Luis Rebordinos, director of the San Sebastian Festival, were named honorary members of Argentina’s Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, in a new move for the Academy, out through by its new president, Bernardo [...]

  • Nona

    Film Review: 'Nona'

    Twenty years and 12 features down the line, it’s still hard to peg the directorial sensibility of Michael Polish, with or without the presence of brother Mark as frequent co-writer and actor. His output has been all over the place, from early Lynchian quirkfests to the very middle-of-the-road inspirational dramedy “The Astronaut Farmer,” not to [...]

  • Pawel Pawlikowski "Cold War"

    Pawel Pawlikowski's 'Cold War' Wins for Best Film, Director at European Film Awards

    “Cold War,” Pawel Pawlikowski’s black-and-white romance set in the 1950s, scooped the prizes for best film, director and screenplay at the 31st edition of the European Film Awards on Saturday. “Cold War” star Joanna Kulig also won the award for best actress. Marcello Fonte, the star of Matteo Garrone’s “Dogman,” won for best actor. Armando Iannucci’s [...]

  • The Favourite Bohemian Rapsody Star is

    The Best Movie Scenes of 2018

    When we think back on a movie that transported us, we often focus on a great scene — or maybe the greatest scene — in it. It’s natural. Those scenes are more than just defining. They can be the moment that lifts a movie into the stratosphere, that takes it to the higher reaches of [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content