Paramount sings up a case of 'Jitters'
Former exec Marc Haimes wrote the screenplayMarc Haimes is 2-for-2.
The DreamWorks executive-turned-screenwriter has sold his original screenplay "Jitters" to Paramount. The sale comes seven months after he sold his first screenplay, the thriller "Elevator Men," to Summit Entertainment after leaving DreamWorks.
CAA- and Management 360-repped commercial director Fredrik Bond has come aboard to helm "Elevator."
Benderspink, which manages Haimes, is attached to produce "Jitters," a creepy family film in the early-'80s Amblin mold (think "Gremlins").
At DreamWorks, Haimes shepherded such movies as "Hotel for Dogs," "Collateral" and "She's the Man." He also oversaw the thriller "Red Eye," which Benderspink produced.
Haimes, also repped by WME, is working on the screenplay for the adventure film "Family History" at Fox. And he's in negotiations to produce Richard Blaney and Gregory Small's original thriller script "Someone in the Dark," which DreamWorks just picked up.
Benderspink is producing the Spyglass/Universal romantic comedy "Leap Year"; the Warner Bros. remake of "Arthur," with Russell Brand attached to star; and the New Line comedy "Burt Wonderstone: The World's Most Powerful Magician."