Foresight Unlimited is launching a television sales arm with an initial slate of three original series from Timothy Scott Bogart and Gary A. Randall’s Boardwalk Entertainment. Foresight’s Mark Damon and Tamara Birkemoe will handle foreign sales and work with international partners to co-produce projects with international themes which will be for the most part, shot abroad.
The first of the three one-hour dramatic scripted series will be “Headliners”, an international thriller written by Bogart and executive produced by Bogart, Gary A. Randall (A&E’s “The Glades,” TNT’s “Saving Grace”) and Gotham Chopra (Showtime’s “Kobe Bryant’s Muse,” ESPN’s “The Little Master”). “Headliners” is based on Chopra’s non-fiction work Familiar Strangers: Uncommon Wisdom in Unlikely Places. Story follows freelance reporter/blogger Gavin Stiles, who investigates a controversial story in Russia about a missing nuclear cargo.
The second project is “O.S.S.,” a spy drama created by Golden Globe® and Emmy Award ® winner Kirk Ellis (HBO’S “John Adams,” TNT’s “Into the West”). Series stems from a partnership between Boardwalk and former HBO executive and producer Anne Thomopoulos (HBO’s “Rome”, Starz’s “Camelot”, Canal + “The Borgias”, ABC’s “Black Box”) and will be executive produced by Ellis, Randall, Thomopoulos and Bogart. In the aftermath of Pearl Harbor, the President of the United States orders William ‘Wild Bill’ Donovan to create the nation’s first spy organization called O.S.S. Among the elite group of unlikely agents was Julia Child and Ian Fleming, trained to use wit, violence, and sex to do the impossible: undermine the Nazi front and win the war.
Lastly, “Paradise Salvage” is a globe-trotting treasure hunt series from Jim Kouf (NATIONAL TREASURE, RUSH HOUR), who currently is the showrunner for NBC’s smash series “Grimm” and previously ran CBS’ “Ghost Whisperer”. Kouf will executive produce along with Randall and Bogart.
Foresight’s CEO Mark Damon said, “The business of entertainment is ever changing with television currently at the forefront of the industry, thus we are thrilled to be teaming up with Boardwalk Entertainment along with some of television’s most talented creatives in Thomopoulos, Chopra, Ellis and Kouf to launch these three original new shows into the international marketplace.”
Boardwalk Partner Bogart said, “Foresight’s passion, vision and expertise in the world market sets them apart from anyone else in the field. I can think of no better partner to bring this exciting new slate of powerful and provocative entertainment to the global stage.”
Foresight and Bogart’s Boardwalk Entertainment’s are currently collaborating on the Neil Bogart biopic SPINNING GOLD, starringJustin Timberlake as the famous 1970s record icon. In addition, at Cannes, Foresight Unlimited is handling international sales on Scott Waugh’s $130 million sci-fi epic INVERSION and Bobby Farrelly’s ONE NIGHT STAN, which the company is also producing with casting underway. The 2014 Foresight Unlimited slate posted over $150M in overseas box office grosses with titles such as: Baltasar Kormákur’s 2 GUNS, Peter Berg’s LONE SURVIVOR and Rob Reiner’s AND SO IT GOES.