Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman’s The Picture Company and Studiocanal are teaming with the Black List to identify a European writer for a blind script deal in a wide range of genres, including action-thriller and suspense. From today, writers will be able to opt into consideration by hosting their script on the Black List’s website. All aspirants must hold an EU passport and cannot have made more than $250K from screenwriting fees over the course of their careers. The scripts will be in English. The Black List has similar partnerships with Warner Bros, Disney and the NFL.
Rona and Heineman, producers of Non-Stop, have a first-look deal with European mini-major Studiocanal under which they are developing several projects including The Tracking Of A Russian Spy and an adaptation of the Victor The Assassin book franchise for Taken and The Gunman helmer Pierre Morel. They co-founded The Picture Company last year. It’s in postproduction on March release The Gunman starring Sean Penn and is developing a reimagining of Robin Hood at Disney and a reinvention of John Carpenter’s Escape From New York at Fox.