Trade Breaks: Hollywood, Here, Smart

“Reality TV producer Craig Piligian (TV’s “Survivor”) has made a step into feature films, optioning “Adventures of a Hollywood Secretary,” a Cari Beauchamp book about Sam Goldwyn’s longtime secretary during the 1920s. He used his own coin to option the book and will set a screenwriter to draft the coming-of-age story of a woman who observed the mercurial mogul at the peak of his powers…” (full details)

“ThinkFilm has bought worldwide rights to Slamdance Film Festival feature comedy “You Are Here.” Think paid around $2 million for worldwide rights to the film, written and helmed by Henry Pincus in his feature directorial debut. Story follows a group of twentysomething friends who try to piece together what happened to them over the course of a single night. Bijou Phillips, Lauren German, Katie Cassidy and Patrick Fleuger star…” (full details)

“Miramax has picked up US rights to the romantic dramedy “Smart People”. Dennis Quaid, Sarah Jessica Parker and Thomas Haden Church star in the story of a widowed professor, his new love interest and his recently surfaced adopted brother. Noam Murro directed the film and Mark Poirier penned the screenplay. A Fall/Winter release is planned with a potential award season run…” (full details)