The Columbia Blue List | 2016

The 2016 Blue List

Jezebel Angel
/ Jamie Sisley '15
Strangers  / Sonya Goddy '15
Promised Land / Josh Carlebach '13
Demimonde / Matthew Nolte Evans '11
Ace of Spades / Jesse Gustafson '15
Ithaca / Mike De Caro '12
The Border
/ Tesia Walker '15
Pretty Near Perfect / Jennifer Gerber '13

The 2016 Industry Panel

Adam Kolbrenner / Partner (Madhouse Entertainement)
Brad Petrigala / Talent Manager (Brillstein Entertainment Partners)
Ross Dinnerstein / Producer (Preferred Content)
Chris McCoy / Director/Screenwriter, Good Kids
Tom Wellington / Partner (WME)
Jenette Kahn / Partner (Double Nickel Entertainment)
Jesse Ehrman / SVP of Production (Warner Bros)
Dan Halsted / Manager (Manage-ment)
Jonathan Sanger / Producer (Jonathan Sanger Productions)
Scott Rothman / Screenwriter, Draft Day
Nicole Romano / Manager (Anonymous Content)
Mark Holder / Partner (Zero Gravity)
Rosie Alison / Head of Development (Heyday Films)
Nish Panchal / Agent (Curtis Brown Ltd.)
Tom Lassally / Manager (3 Arts Entertainment)
Ruth Underwood / Development Executive (BBC Drama)
Dylan Golden / Producer (Protozoa Pictures)
Ben Coren / Development Executive (Film4)
Robert Kessel / SVP of Production (Participant Media)
Ravi D. Mehta / SVP of Production (Warner Bros.)
Michelle Ashford / Screenwriter, Masters of Sex, The Pacific, John Adams
Jenny Maryasis / Talent Agent (UTA)

Jamie Sisley
Jezebel Angel
By Jamie Sisley

Charlotte Rhodes and her brother, Tyler, have been playing Country and Bluegrass music in Austin’s dive bars for years with no success. When one of their songs is found playing at the scene of a murder, Charlotte suddenly finds herself at the center of a media frenzy.
Sonya Goddy
By Sonya Goddy

A promiscuous neuroscientist investigates a man whom she suspects took advantage of her as a child, only to fall in love with him.
Josh Carlebach
Promised Land
By Josh Carlebach

Swept up by the ideals of the civil rights movement of the early 1960’s, Diane Nelson, a headstrong student organizer from Chicago, journeys to the deep south to register black voters where she collides with reality and John Macy, a powerfully entrenched juke joint owner who aims to keep business as usual in his corner of Mississippi. Promised Land portrays the civil rights story we’ve never seen— the complicated life and death struggle between unity and self-preservation — Where junk joints thump and echo blues into the night and foreboding violence looms in the shadows.
By Matthew Nolte Evans

Demimonde is a one-hour drama about the creation of America’s first legalized red-light district—“Storyville”—in 1897. Set against the historical backdrop of New Orleans, petty gambler Tom Anderson navigates political corruption, the Sicilian Mafia, Jim Crow violence, and the beginnings of jazz as he builds an empire of brothels that would last until World War I.
Jesse Gustafson
Ace of Spades
By Jesse Gustafson

Baghdad, 2003: A burnt out war reporter tricks an Iraqi school teacher into helping him investigate a mysterious bombing in order to land a big payday and ends up uncovering the story of a lifetime.
Mike De Caro
By Mike De Caro

Lost for two decades, Trojan War veteran Odysseus returns home to Ithaca only to discover that his kingdom has been stolen and his name now a crime to utter. He must rely on his survival instincts and combat skills to get back all that was once his despite violent opposition from the abusive new rulers.
Tesia Walker
The Border
By Tesia Walker

A sheriff living in a sleepy Texas border town, struggles to keep the fact that she is cartel royalty a secret from her town, all while protecting them from the most dangerous criminals of
all—her own family.
Jennifer Gerber
Pretty Near Perfect
By Jennifer Gerber

While struggling to keep her family together in the face of her mother’s bipolar illness, a young pageant contender enlists the help of a hardened former beauty queen in the hopes of becoming the next Miss Teen Arkansas.


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