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1. The Karate Kid 2

Action, Drama | Announced

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Writers: Zak Penn, Ethan Reiff, Cyrus Voris | Director: Breck Eisner | Stars: Jackie Chan, Jaden Smith

2. Dirty Dozen

Action, Drama, War | Announced

A U.S. Army major is assigned to lead a squad of twelve condemned soldier-prisoners on a dangerous mission behind enemy lines in WWII.

Writers: Josh Appelbaum, E.M. Nathanson, André Nemec, Zak Penn, Scott Rosenberg

3. The Argonauts

Drama | Announced

An original take on the classic Greek tale of Jason leading a crew of sailors on a search for the Golden Fleece.

Writer: Zak Penn

4. Untitled Chris Morgan/Zak Penn Sci-Fi Project

Sci-Fi | Announced

Plot undisclosed.

Writer: Zak Penn | Director: Zak Penn

5. On Story (2011– )
Episode: Constructing Comic Book Movies (2013)

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The creative minds behind the films THOR, THE AVENGERS, THE INCREDIBLE HULK, THE GREEN LANTERN, X-MEN: THE LAST STAND, and X-MEN: FIRST CLASS divulge the complexities of heroes & villains. ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Green, Barry Josephson, Ashley Miller, Zak Penn

6. The Avengers (2012)

PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Fantasy

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Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. assembles a team of superheroes to save the planet from Loki and his army.

Writers: Joss Whedon, Zak Penn | Director: Joss Whedon | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner

7. Dakota (2012– )

Drama

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A female poker player on a short losing streak is invited to a high stakes home game, but the stakes for her young son are what matter most.

Stars: Jena Malone, David Heckel, Emmett Heckel, Wilfred Biggs

8. Dakota (2012– )
Episode: Almost Up $6,640 (2012)

8 min | Drama

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Dakota plays her last hand of the night, with a little help.

Writer: Ami Canaan Mann | Director: Ami Canaan Mann | Stars: Jena Malone, Wilfred Biggs, David Heckel, Emmett Heckel

9. Alphas (2011– )
Episode: Alpha Dogs (2012)

TV-14 | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.9
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An investigation leads Harken and Hicks to go undercover in a secret, underground Alphas-only Fight Club where they meet "Kat", an energetic fellow Alpha whose can instantly memorize any physical or mental skill.

Creators: Zak Penn, Michael Karnow | Director: Nick Copus | Stars: David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright, Warren Christie, Azita Ghanizada

10. Alphas (2011– )
Episode: Alphaville (2012)

TV-14 | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.7
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Rosen and his team travel to a remote village of Alphas to ask Skylar Adams to look into the function of the photo stimulator. But Parish has people in the village, and soon the lives of both Skylar and her daughter, Zoe, are in jeopardy.

Creators: Zak Penn, Michael Karnow | Director: Nick Copus | Stars: David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright, Warren Christie, Azita Ghanizada

11. Dakota (2012– )
Episode: Down $1,170 (2012)

9 min | Drama

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Dakota braves a high-stakes game and gets some unexpected company.

Writer: Ami Canaan Mann | Director: Ami Canaan Mann | Stars: Jena Malone, Wilfred Biggs, David Heckel, Emmett Heckel

12. Alphas (2011– )
Episode: Falling (2012)

TV-14 | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.8
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Kat goes undercover to investigate the source of a street drug that makes its user invincible, while Rosen works to confirm his suspicions about Dani's being an informant for Parish. Meanwhile, Hicks suspects that his son may be an Alpha.

Creators: Zak Penn, Michael Karnow | Director: Nick Copus | Stars: David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright, Warren Christie, Azita Ghanizada

13. Alphas (2011– )
Episode: Gaslight (2012)

TV-14 | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

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A powerful Alpha seems to have lost his mind and is attacking people at a hospital forcing, but as the team tracks him down they each begin to lose touch with reality. Guest stars Lauren ... See full summary »

Creators: Zak Penn, Michael Karnow | Director: Leslie Libman | Stars: David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright, Warren Christie, Azita Ghanizada

14. Alphas (2011– )
Episode: God's Eye (2012)

TV-14 | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.2
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Separated from the team and haunted by vivid hallucinations of his daughter, Dani, an injured and increasingly desperate Doctor Rosen seeks a final confrontation with Alpha leader Stanton Parish.

Creators: Zak Penn, Michael Karnow | Director: Matthew Hastings | Stars: David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright, Warren Christie, Azita Ghanizada

15. Alphas (2011– )
Episode: Gods and Monsters (2012)

TV-14 | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.0
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When Jason Miller returns to school, he uses his newly-enhanced Alpha ability to form a neural network of classmates who bend to his will. Rosen begrudgingly agrees to team up with Stanton Parish to get Jason to release his mind slaves.

Creators: Zak Penn, Michael Karnow | Director: Mairzee Almas | Stars: David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright, Warren Christie, Azita Ghanizada

16. Alphas (2011– )
Episode: If Memory Serves (2012)

TV-14 | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.0
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It's Midnight Run, Alphas-style as Hicks and Kat transport a valuable Parish asset: a babbling, off-his-nuts memory sponge Alpha named Roland. Roland just might hold the strategic intel ... See full summary »

Creators: Zak Penn, Michael Karnow | Director: Allan Kroeker | Stars: David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright, Warren Christie, Azita Ghanizada

17. Alphas (2011– )
Episode: Life After Death (2012)

TV-14 | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

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How does one grieve and move on from a terrible loss? Everyone's process is different. Dani's shocking death at the hands of Parish leaves Rosen and the team grasping for lifelines.

Creators: Zak Penn, Michael Karnow | Director: J. Miller Tobin | Stars: David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright, Warren Christie, Azita Ghanizada

18. Alphas (2011– )
Episode: Need to Know (2012)

TV-14 | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.0
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When Rose kidnaps and interrogates an Alpha prisoner, the team wonders how far Rosen will go in seeking revenge for the death of his daughter.

Creators: Zak Penn, Michael Karnow | Director: Nick Copus | Stars: David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright, Warren Christie, Azita Ghanizada

19. Alphas (2011– )
Episode: The Devil Will Drag You Under (2012)

TV-14 | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.9
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When Hicks turns defector and beginning working for Parish, Rosen and the team can only wonder: has Hicks truly turned, or is he playing a deeper game involving Dani?

Creators: Zak Penn, Michael Karnow | Director: Matthew Hastings | Stars: David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright, Warren Christie, Azita Ghanizada

20. Alphas (2011– )
Episode: The Quick and the Dead (2012)

TV-14 | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.5
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On the hunt for a killer with super-speed, our team realizes his search has lead him directly to them, with deadly consequences.

Creators: Zak Penn, Michael Karnow | Director: Michael Nankin | Stars: David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright, Warren Christie, Azita Ghanizada

21. Alphas (2011– )
Episode: Wake Up Call (2012)

TV-14 | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.0
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The alphas rescue Dr. Rosen's estranged alpha daughter from an assassin. She carries a carefully coded message stolen from Red Flag. But Dr. Rosen suspects it's a ruse which leads him to take precipitous action.

Creators: Zak Penn, Michael Karnow | Director: Matthew Hastings | Stars: David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright, Warren Christie, Azita Ghanizada

22. Alphas (2011– )
Episode: When Push Comes to Shove (2012)

TV-14 | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.9
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The Team investigates an Alpha-related crime spree leading to one of their own, who is in the midst of a dangerous emotional breakdown. Our Team races to stop them before they hurt themself or someone else.

Creators: Zak Penn, Michael Karnow | Director: Omar Madha | Stars: David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright, Warren Christie, Azita Ghanizada

23. Conversations with Hollywood (2011– )
Episode: Writing Action Movies (2012)

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Screenwriters ZAK PENN (The Avengers, X-Men: The Last Stand, The Incredible Hulk) and WILLIAM C. MARTELL (Black Thunder, Night Hunter) discuss the craft of writing action films and share ... See full summary »

Director: Lana Morgan | Stars: William C. Martell, Zak Penn, Bill Lundy

24. Alphas (2011– )

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

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Dr. Lee Rosen leads a team of "Alphas", (human beings with enhanced abilities) who investigate the death of a witness in a court case. They soon uncover more than they had bargained for.

Creators: Michael Karnow, Zak Penn | Stars: David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright, Warren Christie, Azita Ghanizada

25. On Story (2011– )

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Stars: Damon Lindelof, Michael Brandt, John Turman, Herschel Weingrod

26. Conversations with Hollywood (2011– )

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Screenwriters, producers and entertainment industry professionals share inside perspectives on writing, filmmaking and navigating show business - along with practical tips on breaking into Hollywood and stories of their journey to success.

Stars: Bill Lundy, David Alex Kurtz, Michael Engel, Mark Fergus

27. Alphas (2011– )
Episode: A Short Time in Paradise (2011)

TV-14 | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.0
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Dr, Rosen is forced to challenge his most cherished values when he encounters an alpha leading a personality cult who sincerely wants to create a paradise for all humanity, a dream his ... See full summary »

Creators: Zak Penn, Michael Karnow | Director: John F. Showalter | Stars: David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright, Warren Christie, Azita Ghanizada

28. Alphas (2011– )
Episode: Anger Management (2011)

TV-14 | 45 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.4
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The team moves to new offices following the attack on Rosen; violent riots break out on the east coast, which are linked to a runaway teen.

Creators: Zak Penn, Michael Karnow | Director: Nick Copus | Stars: David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright, Warren Christie, Azita Ghanizada

29. Alphas (2011– )
Episode: Bill and Gary's Excellent Adventure (2011)

TV-14 | 45 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.7
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Bill and Gary pursue an outside case, putting their Alpha powers to the ultimate test. Featuring guest star Alaina Huffman.

Creators: Zak Penn, Michael Karnow | Director: Leslie Libman | Stars: David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright, Warren Christie, Azita Ghanizada

30. Alphas (2011– )
Episode: Blind Spot (2011)

TV-14 | 45 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.0
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As the Alpha team attempts to interrogate an alpha doctor, who wants to create more alphas, an invisible alpha attempts to abduct him. Dr. Rosen struggles to determine who is the more dangerous.

Creators: Zak Penn, Michael Karnow | Director: Michael W. Watkins | Stars: David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright, Warren Christie, Azita Ghanizada

31. Alphas (2011– )
Episode: Catch and Release (2011)

TV-14 | 45 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.0
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The alpha team rescues an alpha from a group of hooded thugs, then discover she is a former associate of Dr. Rosen who wants nothing to do with him.

Creators: Zak Penn, Michael Karnow | Director: Kevin Hooks | Stars: David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright, Warren Christie, Azita Ghanizada

32. Alphas (2011– )
Episode: Cause and Effect (2011)

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.4
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A problematic former patient of Rosen's escapes as Rosen is getting acquainted with his Department of Defense liaison, and the rest of the team tries to balance their normal lives with ... See full summary »

Creators: Zak Penn, Michael Karnow | Director: Constantine Makris | Stars: David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright, Warren Christie, Azita Ghanizada

33. Alphas (2011– )
Episode: Never Let Me Go (2011)

TV-14 | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.1
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Agent Sullivan (guest star Valerie Cruz) credentials Dr. Rosen (David Strathairn) and his team as members of the Defense Criminal Investigation Service and their first case takes them to ... See full summary »

Creators: Zak Penn, Michael Karnow | Director: Jeffrey G. Hunt | Stars: David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright, Warren Christie, Azita Ghanizada

34. Alphas (2011– )
Episode: Original Sin (2011)

TV-14 | 45 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

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Dr. Rosen (David Strathairn) and his team must decide who to trust when Red Flag, led by Stanton Parish (guest star John Pyper-Ferguson), escalates the war on the Department of Defense.

Creators: Zak Penn, Michael Karnow | Director: Nick Copus | Stars: David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright, Warren Christie, Azita Ghanizada

35. Alphas (2011– )
Episode: Pilot (2011)

TV-14 | 90 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.2
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Ominous messages steer a man to a building's rooftop, where he executes an improbable shooting in the opener of the series following a team of people with extraordinary abilities who ... See full summary »

Writers: Zak Penn, Michael Karnow | Director: Jack Bender | Stars: David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright, Warren Christie, Azita Ghanizada

36. Alphas (2011– )
Episode: Rosetta (2011)

TV-14 | 45 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.8
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During a raid against Red Flag an unknown Alpha is discovered. Gary bonds heavily with her while the rest of the team tries to define the extent of their enemies reach.

Creators: Zak Penn, Michael Karnow | Director: Karen Gaviola | Stars: David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright, Warren Christie, Azita Ghanizada

37. Alphas (2011– )
Episode: The Unusual Suspects (2011)

TV-14 | 45 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.0
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Dr. Rosen's alpha group is abducted by Nathan because he suspects one of them is a Red Flag conspirator.

Creators: Zak Penn, Michael Karnow | Director: J. Miller Tobin | Stars: David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright, Warren Christie, Azita Ghanizada

38. More Tales from the Script (2010 Video)

47 min | Documentary

8.2
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Fascinating unheard stories from top screenwriters.

Writer: Peter Hanson | Director: Peter Hanson | Stars: John August, John D. Brancato, John Carpenter, Larry Cohen

39. Advice for New Screenwriters (2010 Video)

9 min | Documentary, Short

5.5
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Priceless tips and inspiration for beginners.

Writer: Peter Hanson | Director: Peter Hanson | Stars: Jane Anderson, John August, John D. Brancato, Joe Forte

40. Tales from the Script (2009)

105 min | Documentary

7.1
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War stories and life lessons from the industry's top writers.

Writers: Peter Hanson, Paul Robert Herman | Director: Peter Hanson | Stars: Allison Anders, Jane Anderson, Doug Atchison, John August

41. Writers on Genre: Action/Adventure/Thriller (2009 Video)

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Writers active in the action and adventure sphere discuss how they keep us on the edge of our seats, biting our nails.

Stars: David S. Goyer, Simon Kinberg, Zak Penn, Daniel Petrie Jr.

42. The Incredible Hulk (2008)

PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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61 Metascore

Dr. Bruce Banner, thanks to a gamma ray experiment gone wrong, transforms into a giant green-skinned hulk whenever his pulse rate gets too high. Meanwhile, a soldier uses the same technology to become an evil version of the original.

Writer: Zak Penn | Director: Louis Leterrier | Stars: Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth, William Hurt

43. Starz Inside: Comic Books Unbound (2008 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary

7.1
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Starz Inside takes a look at film adaptation of comics books. It interviews some of the biggest names in the industry to discuss the history and appeal of comic book movies.

Stars: Neal Adams, Scott Agostoni, Avi Arad, Shari Springer Berman

44. Hero Factor (2008– )

30 min | Talk-Show

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Stars: Joshua Gomez, Zak Penn

45. Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007– )
Episode: Episode dated 16 May 2008 (2008)

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Creator: Kourosh Taj | Director: Kourosh Taj | Stars: Carrie Keagan, Chris Parnell, Zak Penn

46. Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007– )
Episode: Episode dated 20 March 2008 (2008)

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Creator: Kourosh Taj | Director: Kourosh Taj | Stars: Carrie Keagan, Chris Parnell, Zak Penn

47. The Grand (2007)

R | 104 min | Comedy

6.0
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57 Metascore

An improvisational comedy using a handful of actors playing characters competing in an actual poker tournament.

Writers: Zak Penn, Matt Bierman | Director: Zak Penn | Stars: Woody Harrelson, David Cross, Dennis Farina, Cheryl Hines

48. Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007– )

Talk-Show | Active

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Creator: Kourosh Taj | Stars: Carrie Keagan, Shark Firestone, Emma Stone, Bradley Cooper

49. X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.8
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58 Metascore

When a cure is found to treat mutations, lines are drawn amongst the X-Men, led by Professor Charles Xavier, and the Brotherhood, a band of powerful mutants organized under Xavier's former ally, Magneto.

Writers: Simon Kinberg, Zak Penn | Director: Brett Ratner | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Famke Janssen

50. Rescue Dawn (2006)

PG-13 | 126 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.4
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A US Fighter pilot's epic struggle of survival after being shot down on a mission over Laos during the Vietnam War.

Writer: Werner Herzog | Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Christian Bale, Steve Zahn, Jeremy Davies, Zach Grenier