MPower Pictures Makes Deal on 2012 Competition Winner Megalopolis
In the first deal since announcing the winners of the 2012 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition just one month ago, 1st place winner in the Science-Fiction/ Fantasy category, Moutaz Jad has struck a deal with established Hollywood production company MPower Pictures, to attach the company as producers to his winning script Megalopolis. MPower Pictures has produced several movies including Snowmen, American Carol, and the Golden Globe Nominated Machine Gun Preacher directed by Marc Forster and starring Gerard Butler.
Moutaz's journey began when he received development notes from Fresh Voices, before going on to win the Science-Fiction category of the 2012 competition. With his win, Moutaz was able to attract the attention of MPower Pictures creative executive Patrick Hibler who requested the script and subsequently a meeting with Moutaz. Moutaz, currently living in Saudi Arabia, jumped on a plane to Los Angeles within a week of the phone call, met Patrick and the principals of the company, and returned home days later with an agreement in hand.
With this latest development, Moutaz Jad is now developing the project with MPower and has taken a giant leap towards launching his Hollywood career.
Megalopolis - In a future corporate utopia, two city cops investigate a political assassination by a rogue android that should never have been built.