Friday, February 1, 2008

Dan Dworkin & Jay Beattie: Pair rise for 'Waketime': Canuck film financier buys supernatural pic.~2006

Dan Dworkin and Jay Beattie have sold "Waketime," a supernatural thriller, to Vancouver-based film financier Infinity Media ("Capote"), which will produce with Benderspink.

"Waketime" centers on a young insomniac who believes he's the latest victim of a generations-old curse that will eventually kill him and everyone he loves.

JC Spink, Chris Bender and Darby Parker will produce, with Benderspink's Jake Weiner and Charlie Gogolak exec producing. Benderspink and Infinity collaborated last year on "Just Friends" for New Line.

Dworkin and Beattie have most recently worked as small-screen writer-producers, serving as producers on NBC's "Surface," co-producers on Bruckheimer/CBS' "Cold Case" and story editors on Dick Wolf's "L.A. Dragnet."