Aventine develops Emmett Till story


Aventine Hill Films is proud to annouce "Mississippi. Money", an extraordinary look back at the gruesome 1955 murder of Chicago teen Emmett Till. The tragic case and explosive trial is said to have sparked the modern American civil rights movement. This uniquely gripping look back at the crime reveals critical insights and voltile conversations on race in America today.

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Ghostbot joins team on "Q.W.A.R.K."


Hot San Francisco animation studio Ghostbot Inc has joined the development team for Aventine's "Q.W.A.R.K." TV project. The action/humor kids romp follows a band of tiny alien invaders who hijack a kid named Karl as their personal and unwilling power source to defend the Earth. The growing list of show talent also includes renown kids industry leader Sander Schwartz as producer.

(read more about Q.W.A.R.K. and Ghostbot here)

Aventine finishing up new Ali project


Rob Travalino of Aventine Hill Films and Damon Christopher Smith have just finished the first draft of "The Showman", Damon's amazing inside look at Muhammad Ali. Smith, who worked as Ali's personal entertainment director in the Champ's training camp, shares unique insights from his 40-year friendship with the Champ. The coming book is repped by NY lit agent Linda Langton.

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The gripping WWII tale "2 Trains Running" follows the parallel paths of Warsaw lawyer Zorach Warhaftig and Japanese diplomat and spy Chiune Sugihara who in 1940, saved over 6000 Polish Jews from the...

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D.Clayton Meadows' novel "Of Ice and Steel" is being developed for TV. The provocative sci-fi actioner pits Russian and US subs in a race to capture a time traveling Nazi U-Boat and the terrible secret she carries.

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What if all of our technology is actually "haunted" by a ghost in the machine? That's what three teens discover when their favorite social networks, phones, tablets, and gear transform into haunted robotic beings...

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Developing properties that play across the entire canvas of commercial media is critical for business; but engineering properties to also touch the audience in unique and ownable ways is the key to long-term success.

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"G-Force - The Nu-Harlem Story" is the powerful true story of Damon Christopher Smith, who in the 80's, fought to save his beloved local 125th St community from crushing recession, crime, arson, politics and bigotry.

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Our true currency (hint: it's not money)


Street artist and art prank-master Banksy was surely onto something when he snuck this curious object into the British Museum and hung it on the wall. He was certainly onto the fact that we haven't changed all that much since our cave-dwelling days, well except that the method of our hunting and gathering sure seems to have changed and not necessarily for the better. To me, Banksy’s work also says something else about the parallel between the cave paintings of our past and the culture we inhabit today; something a little more problematic for me. It has to do with the nature and use of our caves...

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Project spotlight


Aventine is extremely excited to catch you up on the progress of "Born That Way", a wonderful project from talented writer-producer Michal Sinnott. "Born" explores identity and gender equality through an amazing blend of live action, magical animation and raw documentary style. Aventine's Rob Travalino helped early on during the writing and development stage of this poignant story which was a finalist at the Sundance screenwriting lab and recently accepted by Big Vision Empty Wallet's Kickstart Diversity Program. Please take a moment to read more...