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2005 Winner

Awarded $5000 cash prize

GARY THE TENNIS COACH

Written by Andy Stock and Rick Stempson
Directed by Danny Leiner
Starring: Seann William Scott, Randy Quaid
Produced by Seann William Scott, John Penotti, Michael Nathanson

Greenestreet Films

IMDB.com

An overzealous high school janitor (Seann William Scott), who has not recovered from his failed career as a tennis pro, begins coaching his beloved sport to a group of misfits and leads them to the Nebraska state championship.

Andy, Danny, Rick, Gordy, Peter, Heather at Roosevelt Hotel

Andy, Danny, Rick, Gordy, Peter, Heather at Roosevelt Hotel

News


*Andy Stock and Rick Stempson have done it again. The first comedy Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's Gary Sanchez Productions is producing under their deal with Paramount Vantage is none other than another screenplay written by writers discovered by BlueCat in 2005. Jeremy Piven will star in THE GOODS: THE DON READY STORY, directed by Neal Brennan. Production will begin in December in Los Angeles. The script centers on a used-car liquidator hired to save a struggling dealership during a Fourth of July weekend sale.


*RELEASE DATE: January 2008


*GARY THE TENNIS COACH panel at 2006 AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL
Andy Stock appeared on the Austin Film Festival GARY THE TENNIS COACH panel, along with the GreeneStreet Films team, to discuss the development of GARY from screenplay to production. Joining Andy and Rick were Annie Marter, Director of Development at GreeneStreet, producer John Penotti, and executive producer Tim Williams.


Seann William Scott

Seann William Scott

*SEANN WILLIAM SCOTT has signed on to star and co-produce GARY THE TENNIS COACH, the 2005 BlueCat Screenplay Competition Winner, with GREENESTREET FILMS (In The Bedroom, Swimfan). Danny Leiner (Dude Where's My Car) will direct.

*Peter Morgan (Poison Ivy), who is acting as executive producer, took interest and started shopping the script shortly after the screenplay was selected winner.

*In November 2005, Andy and Rick were signed by the United Talent Agency. Their literary agents at UTA are Barbara Dreyfus, Charlie Ferraro, Tracey Jacobs and Jeremy Zimmer, whose client roster includes Charlie Kaufman, M. Night Shyamalan, Harrison Ford and Johnny Depp.

Winner Interview

Read Andy Stock and Rick Stempson interview shortly after signing with the agents at UTA.

Andy Stock Shares BlueCat Experience...

One of the writers shares the journey of their screenplay going from a BlueCat submission to A-List Literary Representation and, subsequently, a sale and go picture.

Press

FILM NEWS, Austin Chronicle

'TENNIS' FINDS ITS MATCH, Variety

SCREENPLAY BY LINCOLN DUO HITS HOLLYWOOD'S FUNNY BONE, JournalStar.com

TENNIS COACH IS SEEING STARS WITH HOLLYWOOD SCREENPLAY DEAL, Daily Nebraskan

INSIDE MOVIES, Austin360.com