SPOTLIGHT is the true story of the Boston Globe's "Spotlight" team, the oldest continuously operating newspaper investigative unit in the US, and their coverage of the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, which won The Globe the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service and shook the entire Catholic Church to its core.
Genre: Biography | Drama | History 131 pages
Writers: Tom McCarthy (Million Dollar Arm, Win-Win, The Station Agent)
Josh Singer (The Fifth Estate, Law&Order SVU, The West Wing)
Director: Tom McCarthy (The Cobbler, Win-Win, The Visitor)
Producers: Blye Faust (Queen Latifah Show - Exec Prod TV series),
Steve Golin (Chairman & founding partner, Propaganda Films),
Nicole Rocklin (Queen Latifah Show - Exec Prod TV series),
Michael Sugar (Anonymous Content Partner, Manager, Producer)
Cast: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev
Schreiber, John Slattery, Stanley Tucci
Production Cos.: Anonymous Content, First Look Media,
Participant Media, Rocklin/Faust
Distributed by: Open Road Films | 128 minutes | MPAA Rated R
Release: Premiere at the Venice Film Festival September 3, 2015
Limited release in the USA on Friday, November 6, 2015
Awards: 2015 Gotham, Hollywood Film, Mill Valley, Toronto, Venice
Danny Manus will lead our analysis and discussion. Danny is the founder of No BullScript consulting and the author of No BS for Screenwriters: Advice from the Executive Perspective, which is now in its 2nd Edition. He has parlayed his career as a development executive in Hollywood to becoming an in-demand script consultant ranked in the Top 15 "Cream of the Crop" Script Consultants by Creative Screenwriting Magazine and has also been named one of Screencraft's "25 People Screenwriters Should Follow on Twitter." Let Danny Manus take the bull out of your script! Get professional, constructive notes from the Executive Perspective. With tailor made packages to suit you and your project, it's like working with your own personal development exec. Visit
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