Disney picks up 'Reel' pitch

Family fantasy story features a magical film projector

Disney has preemptively picked up "Reel to Real," a family fantasy pitch by Eric Saiet and Andrea Maywhort-Scully. The story involves a magical film projector.

Casey Wolfe is overseeing for the studio. The deal was made before Rich Ross was named chairman of Walt Disney Studios on Monday.

Saiet and Maywhort-Scully, based in New York, are newcomers to the screenwriting trade though, in Saiet's case, not to the industry. He acted as a youngster (his first credit is "Ferris Bueller's Day Off") and has had dozens of TV appearances.

Maywhort-Scully is also working on a novel.

The duo is repped by ICM, Original Content and McKuin Frankel Whitehead.