Strung Out






GIGI ARNOLD is the screenwriter of the comedy murder mystery Strung Out based on her novel of the same name, which garnered a 5-star rating on Amazon. Strung Out has also been developed into a reality show and was optioned by international TV powerhouse FremantleMedia. Other works include the screenplays Dead In Bed and Restless.

After attending the MFA program in film at the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU, Arnold went on to work in development and publicity in the film and music industries for Enigma Records, the William Morris Agency, and Chanin-Blackwell productions, and as the head writer for a successful children’s mystery series, Sneaker Seekers. Arnold, a competitive tennis player who has played at USTA Nationals, conceived the idea for Strung Out after experiencing the comically nasty mean-girl bullying rampant in the USTA Ladies Tennis circuit, where cutthroat female opponents will do anything to win.


Strung Out is a comedy murder mystery about grown women behaving badly. Competitive tennis is the vehicle for this darkly hilarious film and a bougie Country Club is the setting.

A shady tennis pro, unhinged tennis girls, a beat cop, a small town newspaper, and a counterfeit drug ring all orbit Charlie, a single mom who’s barely hanging on. When her rival team's number one singles player dies suddenly under suspicious circumstances, Charlie's accused of the murder, and things get serious. And funny. 


Take equal parts Bad Moms, Bridesmaids and Big Little Lies, add salt, crushed dreams, a handful of pills, a couple gashes of murder, and this comedy serves an ace. Strung Out was most recently compared to HBO's The Flight Attendant. 

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Desired Talent for the Leading Roles:


Charlie's eccentric boss

*Jane Lynch

*Cheri Oteri

*Molly Shannon


British Secret Agent, man-whore

*Michael Vartan

*Stephen Moyer

*Jim Sturgess


Single mom, tennis addict, food critic

*Heather Graham

*Leslie Mann

*Malin Akerman


Beat cop with a crush on Charlie

*Andrew McCarthy

*Skeet Ulrich

*Jason O'Mara


Charlie's protective tennis partner

*Leslie Jones

*Issa Rae

*Wanda Sykes


ROB MARGOLIES graduated from Chapman University with a BFA in Film Production. During his senior year, he was awarded a scholarship that entitled him to be mentored by the Oscar Winning Director William Friedkin. While in film school, Margolies also had the privilege of producing the first film from The Duffer Brothers, creators of “STRANGER THINGS”. In 2009, Rob was awarded by Chapman University as Alumnus of the Year.

Rob’s first film “LIFELINES” stars Jane Adams, Dreama Walker, Joe Morton, and Josh Pais. It was purchased and distributed by Kanbar Entertainment after it won several awards at various film festivals. Rob’s second movie “SHE WANTS ME” received worldwide distribution by Lionsgate, and stars Josh Gad, Hilary Duff, Charlie Sheen, and Wayne Knight.  Rob has also produced many other feature films starring Vivica A Fox, Taryn Manning, Sally Kirkland, Randy Quaid, Jason Mewes, Alexa Vega, Tony Todd, Ashley Johnson, Kathy Najimy, Nolan Gould and more.



KRISTEN VAGANOS is a Greek American from Philadelphia. In 2017 she earned her BFA from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in just three years. She is known for starring in the Lifetime original movie 'Mommy Would Never Hurt You', in WongFu's rom-com series Dating After College, and as the titular Lisa in 'I Am Lisa', a revenge werewolf thriller that had its world premiere in 2020 at the UK's FrightFest and was distributed by Mutiny Pictures. Kristen also stars in Wedding Screeners, The Christmas Dance, and Obsessed With The Babysitter, three independent films set to premiere in 2021. She is a trained UCB improv comedian.​ In addition to producing another Different Duck Films title Bobcat Moretti, Kristen is also the producer of Okay Google, a futuristic dark comedy starring Rebecca Black. 





Strung Out is your chance to have your brand seen by millions of people worldwide alongside a star studded cast in a feature film!  Sponsorships and product placement opportunities are welcome.

Invest in Strung Out to be a part of this hilarious adventure!


We are currently seeking sponsors in exchange for a negotiable, fair offer which would be beneficial to your company. Your brand and/or products can be incorporated into Strung Out with your desired promotional content in a way that best benefits your company.

Here are some examples of the many different sponsorship opportunities available:

  • Your logo visible in the film and trailer

  • Your product being used in the film

  • Your company as title sponsor of the film

  • Trade and Services (resources provided for production, cast, and crew use) 


Needless to say, we will also be promoting your brand and/or products across all of the film's social media platforms.

All sponsorships will be allocated to the production budget of Strung Out and will be part of the film forever. A well known, and lucrative example that explores all of these avenues is Jurassic Park, which not only prominently features Ford cars and other commercial products, but also includes a scene displaying its own promotional merchandise in the "Jurassic Park Souvenir Store". 

Products sponsors we are actively seeking include:

  • Apparel and Accessories, 

  • Athletic Gear and Apparel

  • Automobiles, 

  • Consumer Electronics or Computers, 

  • Food and Beverage

  • Medical Supplies and Equipment

  • Pharmaceuticals

  • Alcohol


Once the film is distributed worldwide, your brand and/or product may be seen by over 1,000,000 people within the first year alone, gaining your company a healthy amount of exposure to a diverse cross-section of populations across the globe.



Strung Out is based on Gigi Arnold's book by the same title. Purchase the book here.



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