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Universal Pictures has won a spirited auction for Aaron Berg’s spec script “Section 6,” which created a frenzy amongst Hollywood executives this week, an individual familiar with the project told TheWrap. It’s the first sale for Berg, an up-and-coming writer who wanted a million dollar payday and got his wish, with Universal paying $1.2 million in a deal that dated back to the good old days when spec scripts routinely sold for seven figures. Also Read: ‘Salt’ Writer Kurt Wimmer Sells Spec Script ‘Matthew 21′ to Thunder Road The bidding came down to Sony and Universal, which offered progress-to-production language in its. »

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