Frequency Films Goes for NC-17


J.H. Wyman’s Frequency Films is expanding by adding former CBS Par TV exec VP Reid Shane as a partner and setting up film and TV projects, says Variety.

Frequency has secured $10 million in funding from Philippe Rousselet’s Les Films de la Suane (Lords of War) to produce NC-17, a teen noir thriller written by Wyman that also will serve as the screenwriter’s helming debut. The film revolves around four 17-year-old students who come together to mastermind a crime.

Shane, Wyman and Rousselet will serve as producers on the film, which is set to begin shooting by year’s end.

On the TV front, Frequency and 20th Century Fox TV are developing the hourlong script “Maps of the Underworld” for Fox Broadcasting. The project is being geared for the network’s early development slate of projects for the second half of the 2007-08 season.

“Maps” focuses on a female undercover cop in San Francisco who’s determined to bring down a noted crime family, in the process exacting revenge on the people who’ve tried to kill her family.