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‘Microwave’ gets cooking

Emmett/Furla Films, Primetime to team on crime drama

Randall Emmett and George Furla’s Emmett/Furla Films have teamed with Todd Nealey and Kelsey Howard’s Primetime Pictures to finance and produce “Microwave Park,” based on Eugene Hess’ original spec. Howard will direct.

Story centers on four narcotics detectives who walk a thin line between their jobs and the gangster world, placing them in the crossfire between gangs and the FBI until a police psychologist gets involved. She must decide between covering up the crimes or bringing out the truth.

Emmett, Furla and Nealey are producing. Primetime’s Len Evans will exec produce along with Emmett/Furla’s M. Dal Walton. Although no distribution is currently in place, it is expected that Millennium Films will handle foreign rights through its longstanding relationship with Emmett/Furla Films. Production is set for June.

Emmett/Furla and Millennium produced Richard Donner’s recent pic “16 Blocks,” which Warner Bros. released. Shingles are currently in front of cameras on “Home of the Brave,” being directed by Irwin Winkler.

Primetime’s slate also includes the Rudy Joffroy-directed “The Devil’s Highway,” based on the Pulitzer Prize-nominated novel by Luis Alberto Urrea.