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HALFWAY HOME

When a catastrophic accident causes an athlete to become paralyzed, and all seems to be lost, he finds redemption in the most unlikely place, with a gaggle of colorful characters in a halfway house for the mentally disabled. Winner of 19 'Best Screenplay' awards. Previously #1 on the MovieBytes.com feature Drama & Family 'Winning Lists.'

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The Heart of a Tiger

The Heart of a Tiger is based on the true story of a woman who escaped the Cambodian Genocide in the 1970s. It follows three generations of women struggling against the boundaries placed upon them, each ultimately emerging triumphant to achieve their dreams. This is my family’s story of survival. Received 39 awards.

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Hell Followed With Him

When a former Army Sergeant discovers that the crime family responsible for his best friend's death is holding the city of New York hostage, he makes it his personal mission to take them down no matter the cost.

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LOST CAUSE

A lost nuclear bomb is found on a stranded ship heading for the Gulf of Mexico.

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Boundary Waters

America is in violent upheaval, and Amelia Connor will do whatever it takes to get her children out of the country and to safety in Canada. Even if it involves facing down armed raiders, challenging a military order determined stop fleeing citizens, braving the life-threatening dangers of a vast wilderness and, perhaps toughest of all, finding common ground with the ex-husband who unwittingly fueled the movement that caused this chaos.

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MOJO

When a voodoo loving spiritualist tries to save her grandmother’s home by accepting a job in a law firm owned by her childhood crush, she must choose between her crush and the home she loves when the firm’s most important clients decide they want to buy it.

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HAVANA RUN

Prodigal son, Emilio Garcia returns home for the funeral of his younger brother, then unwittingly leaves again with an ‘old girlfriend with baggage’ on a forbidden trip/ action adventure vacation to Havana, Cuba.

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The Barking Spider

When Joe’s 39 year-old addicted and pregnant daughter appears on his doorstep, his sedentary life is about to disappear forever. Script Excerpt

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COOP

An inspirational drama about a disabled dog who assists a recently disabled young athlete find renewed purpose in his life.

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Untouchable!

An explosion rocks the corporate world when a blonde bombshell in stainless steel collides with the nation's most powerful man sending him into oblivion. Script Excerpt

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RECOIL

Two survivors of a school shooting form an unhealthy romance and begin to collect guns in order to recover from their mutual trauma. Script Excerpt

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Harm for the Holidays

After his brother attempts suicide a few weeks before Christmas, an unrepentant asshole with a heart of gold moves back in with his comically dysfunctional family to help his brother, only to discover that his brother is the sanest of them all (#1 ranked Comedy and GLBT script on MovieBytes).

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The Paper Route

A teenager about to turn 16 makes a discovery that could be his ticket out of his oppressive small town life, but it means leaving his younger brother behind.

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SAVING SIMON

When a reckless 18-year-old becomes a mob target after her father goes to prison, she must outwit the mob’s plan to destroy her father, and at the same time prove to Social Services she is responsible enough to care for her hyper-intelligent, OCD, half-brother (11).

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FEEDER

A dysfunctional family moves from Los angeles to picturesque Murphy Springs, Colorado with hopes of a fresh start, but those plans are foiled when they discover that this quaint mountain refuge holds dark secrets that could tear them apart.

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Don't You Know Who I Am?

A hollywood security guard digs up celebrity dirt for money, but now his efforts to get the goods and evade detection are complicated when he befriends a young actress, and uncovers her dark secret.

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Maeta's Story (prev. Uncle Frits)

In the Occupied Netherlands, a widow and child go into hiding with the help of her brother who struggles with PTSD. Script Excerpt

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Murder in Emergency!

A nurse's fight to save her hospital becomes a war when she discovers patients are being murdered by predators lurking the wards at night. Script Excerpt

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BOSS TWEED

NYC politician William M. “Boss” Tweed loots the city treasury for millions until exposed by the upstart New York Times and immigrant cartoonist Thomas Nast. Political drama/strong contemporary relevance. Heavy non-comic animation and graphics. Professional Coverage: “RECOMMEND” – Dave Trottier (Author, “The Screenwriter’s Bible”)

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Desert Quarry

Two mercenaries rob a former colleague's New York jewelry shop to even a score, but after the shop’s employees are found murdered, a deadly bank heist in Iraq begins to haunt them. Script Excerpt

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South Of Main Street

Mom dies and the youngest daughter sues the emotionally challenged Dad for financial control of the estate sending him on a quest to prove he is normal - not an easy task when you are not.

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War Bonds

In the dark, the truth is bright Script Excerpt

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Uniforms

Based on true events, a coming-of-age/immigration/love story takes us from central 1950's Mexico to Chicago (and a stint in Vietnam). A crooked legal system tried mightily to thwart a young man. Scouts and martial arts figure in his favor, along with family, pluck, honest work and a supernatural drum element. (This is the updated previous winner script "Machismo, Machisma").

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Perfect Contrition

A traumatized priest haunted by visions of his violent past obligingly serves a rural parish while indulging in a long distance affair, but his vindictive compulsion is sparked when he’s wrongly blamed for the deaths of two troubled altar boys. Script Excerpt

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Season of Mists

A Kurdish escapee from an honor killing is imprisoned in a detention center, from which she must find the strength to resist her captors and gain freedom--forcing a confrontation with the brother that still wants her dead. Script Excerpt

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My Enemy, My Friend

After their only child was accidentally killed by a black security guard who mistook him for a thief, a white woman develops a feeling of hatred towards all black people.

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Diplomatic Ammunity!

A struggling Hollywood screenwriter recruits his former best friends to help him write a script about a series of pranks they pulled in high school, and they discover why their friendship fell apart (ADAPTATION meets IDIOCRACY). [12 awards/honors including, 1st in 2017 Los Angeles Screenplay Contestl]

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Skewed Blue

A combat medic turned crusader battles discrimination, injustice, and corruption as she polices her city. After her best friend is killed in combat, she vows to uphold his legacy to shift the scales of justice back into balance.

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Elsa

The unsung muse of the Dada art movement of the 1910s was a woman ahead of her time. Thrice married, thrice abandoned, the Baroness Elsa kept rising from ashes. Proto-punk. Performance artist. Feminist. Synesthete. Elsa enthralled and inspired everyone who met her, but remained unknown to the world at large, and died tragically unknown, alone and penniless.

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BITTER BEANS

A young Maya woman tries to free her village from the iron grip of local coffee traders by searching three continents for a fair deal. Script Excerpt

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RUDY'S CHRISTMAS REVENGE

When a hardcore Christian bus-driver loses his job and then scandalises the life of the rockstar he believes is to blame, he is forced to reverse the damage done when he discovers the now critically ill man is the love of his pregnant daughter’s life.

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VOICES

A single mother struggles to balance a business and a new romance with family life when her young adult daughter's bizarre behavior is diagnosed as schizophrenia. She must choose between the love of her life and the life of her child. Inspired by actual events.

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LOTUS OPERANDI

This one is pure Fun.!It's a genre buster, Fosse/Verdon meets James Bond, meets All That Jazz and Cabaret! Asian American Black Belt goes undercover for the CIA, to help track down terrorists. Oh, and did I mention she’s the Lead in a Broadway Musical? This is very musical, but there’s a lot of action! This one is getting a lot of attention right now! The main Characters reside in New York, they are part of an international terrorist group. They include cyber terrorists in New York, arms dealers from Pakistan, and a weapons and explosives ring in China. The saavy CIA Agents discover evidence that they are planning duo attacks on the subways in New York and London on the 4th of July. That’s where the story begins, but believe it or not, it’s really a love story! Script Excerpt

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The Benefactor!

Their camouflage pitted by a ruthless philanthropist's interest-free loans, criminals are projected to the kill. Script Excerpt

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Lonely Creek

When a self-reliant but sheltered woman loses her last living relative in 1876 Wyoming, she must fend off a greedy rancher, a lovestruck marshal, and a desperate outlaw to maintain the family farm and protect her newfound independence.

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Last American Lynching

The true story of the black woman in Alabama who bankrupted the national Ku Klux Klan after an FBI investigation into the lynching of her son.

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THE PEACEMAKER

A legendary Texas Ranger is forced out of retirement to defend his estranged wife and his ex-partner from a vengeful marshal and his posse of deputized gunslingers out to kill them. This traditional western set in the 1880s explores the thin line between justice and vengeance.

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BILLY DUKE

Don't Bully a John Wayne Fan Script Excerpt

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Ashes

A combative college professor accused of Holocaust denial tries to clear his name and repair the strained relationship with his teenage daughter before the scandal irreparably widens the chasm between them. Script Excerpt

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THE FOURTH COURIER

When a series of grisly murders in Warsaw is linked to the disappearance of a Russian physicist with a portable atomic bomb, an FBI agent is sent to help the investigation, and the race is on to find the bomb before it ends up in the wrong hands.

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La Tierra Que Yo Amo (Land That I Love)

After trying for seven years to successfully make it as a dancer in New York, a 30-year-old half-Mexican, half-American woman with dual citizenship reluctantly returns to her hometown of Oaxaca, Mexico and struggles to find her identity. [38 awards/honors including, First Place-2015 Las Vegas Screenplay Contest (Drama Category), and Grand Prize-2015 London Film Awards (Feature Screenplay Category)]

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Major Players

After a five-year prison stint, a recently-freed boxer must defeat the undefeated champion of Atlanta 'The Monster' to save his cousin from drowning into deeper debt. But the real fight lies outside the ring, where his steps are laden with betrayals, gunfights, and narcotics. Script Excerpt

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Eddie The King

In this award-winning adaptation of Oedipus The King (public domain), a professional killer, plagued by waking nightmares and unable to kill himself, seeks the solace of a transgender prostitute who unknown to him is his younger brother who wants him dead.

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Six Hours to Santa Monica

A failed NASCAR driver looking for redemption uncovers a sinister plot involving his ex-girlfriend. With the help of a prototype car, he must defy the odds to get her back.

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The Cowbird

Marion Duke always struggled to overcome poor life decisions - some inherited, some self-inflicted. When the disparate characters and strands of Duke’s life converge at his funeral, deeply buried secrets emerge, threatening to destroy his carefully cultivated image of a devoted family man and war hero.

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A VISION OF ANGELS

A suicide bomb plot for Easter Sunday in Jerusalem sets off a chain of events that weaves together the lives of an American journalist, Israeli war hero, Palestinian farmer, and Christian grocer. GRAND PRIZE, RHODE ISLAND INT'L FILM FESTIVAL'S SCREENWRITING COMPETITION

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Without Apology

In 1944, Judith Carpenter is 16 and has just been separated from her best friend and sent to live with a distant cousin in Hove, England. There, two things gradually dawn on her: 1) her distant cousin is married to Lord Alfred Douglas, of Wilde trial fame, and 2) all the poetry in the world might not be enough to understand the way she feels about the friend she left behind. Script Excerpt

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Boo Hoo Flanagan

A black correctional officer coaches a prison basketball team and finds the motivation he needs, in life and on the job, in Boo Hoo Flanagan, an aging, white, crippled inmate who shoots 3-point baskets better than anyone has ever seen.

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There is a Season

Two families, one Israeli and one Palestinian, must find a way to break the cycle of violence that has locked their fates together. Script Excerpt

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Restaurant La Vérité - the American Dream

Homeless Betrand, aged 38, and 12 years illegal refugee BOY eat leftovers out of La Vérité’s garbage bin. To get better meals, they secretly drop cooking tips in the restaurant’s letterbox. These recipes make the restaurant and its discriminating owner famous. But it is BOY who finally becomes the youngest 3 star Michelin cook ever. Script Excerpt

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LABYRINTH OF DESTINY

During the Mexican-American War, Lieutenant Ulysses Grant falls in love with a young Mexican woman who helps American slaves escape bondage. The war separates them, but years later they meet again when the woman is dispatched to the United States to seek an alliance to prevent France from conquering Mexico and becoming an ally of the Confederacy. (Finalist - Academy Nicholl Screenplay Competition) Script Excerpt

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FIRE ON THE ISLAND

When an arsonist threatens a Greek island village, the gay FBI agent stationed in Athens arrives to investigate, finds himself immersed in a community rife with conflict, falls in love with his chief suspect, and has only seconds to save the village after miscalculating the plan of attack.

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Second Dance

An American college student discovers that she's the reincarnation of a 19th-century Middle Eastern belly dancer, and she has an unlikely destiny she must fulfill.

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Marlowe

A brown, Virginia, field mouse moves into the bedroom of eleven-year-old-Cole who teaches the animal to talk and wear clothes. In the end, Marlowe saves Cole and his family and a small group of humans and animals, from a virus that kills all animals globally in less than a year.

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BIG SISTER

A successful woman abandons her career to save her destitute younger sister, but her enabling tactics backfire and she becomes the one who needs to be saved.

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TILLIE

In 1890s Pennsylvania Dutch Country, a gifted girl must survive her tyrannical father and overcome a spiritual crisis to follow in the footsteps of her beloved teacher. (Based on the novel "Tillie, a Mennonite Maid; A Story of the Pennsylvania Dutch"

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Unaccompanied Minor

A man accidentally uncovers a pedophilia ring and rescues a young sex worker. When his attempts to get help from the authorities fail, he struggles to smuggle the girl to safety before they are both arrested or captured.

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The Kidnapped

In Mexico, a drug cartel boss kidnaps a washed-up Hollywood director, and the two are driven to insanity while shooting a documentary about the boss's once-powerful cartel--a project meant to help both men reclaim lost glory.

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Falling from the Sky

A troubled teenager, originally known for being the kid who made up a lie about an astronaut falling from the sky after the Columbia Shuttle disaster, witnesses a murder but can't get anyone in his small town to believe him -- except the killer. Finalist, Page International Screenwriting Awards

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The Demon of Hope Street

A homeless vet, haunted by the war, discovers that a deranged street preacher is murdering his followers to send them to heaven — and if he doesn’t stop him, he might be next.

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Hard-Hearted Hannah

A rookie detective assigned to a routine hotel skip case instead finds himself up against a diabolical serial killer with a deadly grudge against the Eighth Air Force, whose reunion is being held there...and no one even suspects a murderer is on the loose. Can he stop him before he kills again...and again? Script Excerpt

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Mate Matcher's Match

When a godless, seemingly carefree bachelor sets course to win a feisty, virginal Christian matchmaker, he collides with a righteous blockade that buckles only when she uncovers the personal trauma that cracked his moral compass.

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SETTLING THE BOOKS

A cautious investigator is none the less drawn in, along with four other heirs, by the reading of a billionaire rare book dealer’s will, they’re sealed in an airtight panic room, and with only four hours air, must solve the centuries-old mystery contained in the book ‘The Castilian Cypher’ in order to escape. Script Excerpt

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The Puzzle People

Berlin cold war aftermath: A Woman reconstructs shredded Stasi documents and stumbles upon a murder committed days after the Fall of the Berlin Wall. Her curiosity gets the best of her and she almost gets killed. The Puzzle People screenplay is an adaptation of the Berlin Spy Mystery by Doug Peterson.

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A Time to Remember

The number one pop star in the world puts his blazing hot career on hold to attend high school and play football - much to the dismay of his record label. Script Excerpt

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A Noble Truth

Two estranged best friends set off on a road trip to explore what truths unite people in a modern America dominated by apathy and discord. It is soon clear, however, that truth is the last thing either man seeks. [20 awards/honors, including first place in the 2016 London Film Awards, the 2014 Awareness Film Festival, and the 2014 West Field Screenwriting Awards].

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Fighting Johnny O'Brian

For a parole board hearing, a cocky young civil rights attorney gets appointed - despite his protests - to represent a white man who's been in prison twenty years for killing two black police officers.

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Timeless

Two young lovers endure an "on and off-again" romance through the years only to end up in unhappy marriages longing for one another until the star-crossed lovers meet again.

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The Way Back Home

A young boy who loves animals must cope with his father’s insistence that he will someday work in the slaughterhouse that has employed the men of his family for the past several generations. [21 awards/honors including, Grand Jury Prize winner of 2014 Hollywood Screenplay Contest, Grand Jury Prize winner of 2015 Las Vegas Screenplay Contest, and Grand Prize Winner of the 2014 London Film Awards (Feature Screenplay Category).]

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THE TORTOISE AND THE HEIR

When hired to find heirs to a large will, a lone wolf San Francisco private investigator finds the heirs are being killed by the same assassin that murdered his girlfriend years before, he must decide whether to save the remaining heir, or abandon him to hunt down the assassin. Script Excerpt

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I'll Die Tomorrow

An American citizen of Hispanic descent suffering from a fatal disease is denied medical treatment from his HMO is prosecuted for medicaid fraud after he impersonates an illegal alien and receives the medical assistance that saves his life.

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Black Sheep

A soldier tries to find his way back from the abyss as he tries to adjust to the civilian world. Cast out by society, he finds a way to put his skills to good use as a criminal organization threatens New York City.

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The Interlude

An idealistic American woman fights for the chance to run a soup kitchen near the front lines in Belgium during World War 1 but a mysterious Belgian soldier brings her face to face with the reality of war.

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Long Path To Peace

A streetwise tween hidden in the wilderness for his protection, battles with his immortal Guide before saving him from a living hell. Script Excerpt

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PAPER TRAIL

When a young Army MP becomes a private investigator after he inherits his Grandfather’s storefront in a small town in the mountains of Colorado, his first case reveals a town full of secrets, including one that destroyed his family years before, and a new one he must forever keep from his fiancée. Script Excerpt

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Generational Curses

After a bitter middle aged alcoholic saves the life of a broken teenaged sex slave, they lift each other from the depths of despair.

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Jane, The Legend of Mountain Charley

A woman in the 1850's gives up her children to The Sisters of Mercy, changes into men's clothing and spends the next twelve years looking for her husband's killer. She was fifteen years old and this is a true story. Jane is an award-winning script.

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Panama Fever

When the Army sends a young doctor to Panama, his adventures- and misadventures- with the natives, the Army and his wife come fast and furious. Script Excerpt

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THE FAT LADY SINGS

When a small time private investigator gets a chance at the big time taking on a prominent politician’s wife’s case; neither realizes they are in way over their heads, the political party has been shadowing her, and will do anything to protect her husband, a presumed future presidential candidate. Script Excerpt

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Population: One

A nineteen-year-old drops out of film school in New York City following a tragic accident and returns to his small Pennsylvanian hometown, only to be confronted by an array of quirky small town folk, including his detached best friend, his alcoholic single mother and a free-spirited cross-country-traveling girl. Script Excerpt

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A FATAL CURE

A loyal PR consultant rudely awakens when mysterious deaths confront her with the fiercely saved secrets about BigPharm’s happiness pills. Script Excerpt

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SEE JANE RUN

A young teacher moves back into her hometown. An unknown stalker disrupts her life over and over and almost succeeds to kill her. The investigating officer and preacher's son turns out to be more than a protector of the law and her. "See Jane Run" is an adaptation of Gail Gaymer Martin's inspirational suspense titled "A Love for Safekeeping."

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Forgive Not Their Trespasses

After the brutal murder of his mother, an orphan becomes a technologically advanced vigilante, dispensing justice to violent predators who evaded punishment due to loopholes in the law.

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THE ORGANIC SVENGALI

A young woman haunted by lost memories falls in love with a mysterious, scientific-minded music professor, whose secret experiments help her recall her devastating past - but also start stealing memories of the present. Script Excerpt

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The Umpire Has No Balls

A fiery young woman who has baseball running through her blood and can call the game better than anyone starts her journey through the umpire ranks to achieve her one goal in life – becoming a major league baseball umpire. Her problem? No woman has ever broken through the stainless-steel ceiling of this male dominated sport.

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The Ed Dennehy Story

Ed always wanted to act or direct in theatre. Infant epilepsy, a lifelong battle with booze, or the bizarre hallucinations of van Gogh, Barrymore and spiders the size of dogs were not going to stop him. Living in reality was another matter. This is a physiological journey where a man struggles to find peace between the worlds of the real and the imaginary.

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Shadow of Despair

A Chicago homicide detective specializing in behavioral psychology and analytics, pursues a serial killer who extracts body parts from his victims. Script Excerpt

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Beyond Forever

A man that tragically lost his wife and son decides to leave his remaining family, friends and successful career behind by signing up for a one-way trip to Mars as part of an experimental volunteer space exploration program.

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Hold Fast

When a gang war threatens to spill into her county, a Texas Sheriff uses unconventional methods to protect it. Script Excerpt

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Ajeeta the Invincible

To pursue her dream of becoming a pro football (soccer) player, a 12 year-old orphan escapes from her cruel reformatory and sets out on a dangerous trek from New Delhi to a football academy near Kolkata. Script Excerpt

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Funny Boneyard

A young entrepreneur plugs his last dime into Heaven-Wise Acres, a cemetery-of-the-absurd theme park. To everyone's surprise it's a huge hit...until things go horribly wrong. Script Excerpt

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TOXIC TIDE

A young nurse and her fellow Florida refugees attempt a daring escape from an environmental disaster brought on by greed and political corruption. Script Excerpt

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E Pluribus Unum

When a fortressed plantation operated by free people in the Deep South comes under attack, two former foes work together to seek help from the North. Script Excerpt

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ELIJAH

The king of Israel marries a Phoenician Princess, who is consumed by Baal worship, wanting to kill all devout Hebrews. God’s prophet challenges the king to repent in spite of the threat of death.

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JET LAG

Morgan Campbell is a bored teacher looking for adventures she can control without disturbing her carefully arranged life. When love and passion arrive with musician Scottie Lane, the two are almost destroyed by his heroin addiction and her alcoholism. As the world discovers their secret affair, she fights to keep her career, her privacy, and the man she loves.

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A Greenville Christmas

Hoping to revive a once promising journalism career, a struggling waitress gets the opportunity to manage a newspaper. But the new job requires that she leave her big-city home during the holidays and relocate to the small town of Greenville, where news is scarce and journalism has no rules.

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Sofi's Journey

An obsessive-compulsive twenty-one-year-old Peruvian woman, hoping to find love and relief from her mental illness, travels from Lima to the USA on a work-abroad program and takes a job at a small ski resort in Montana. [9 awards/honors including, Honorable Mention, 2014 Indie Gathering Film Festival and Top Three Finalist, 2015 River Bend Film Fest]

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Squid Jiggers

Genre: Drama/Romance -Feature A passionate young woman loses her arm in a lover’s quarrel and then prepares to face down her ex-husband who stalks her after being released from prison. The romantic thriller is set in the Northwest on the Puget Sound

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The Juggler's Act

A teenager who plays everything safe battles his desire to sing and dance which refuses to stay buried while he struggles to accept his force-of-nature grandfather’s laser-focused expectation his grandson will become the third generation to run the family business.

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Cotton-Pickin' Heroes

As the close of the Civil War nears, three disparate black Union soldiers become trapped behind Confederate lines and are forced to hide out on a cotton plantation, trying to blend in and not be noticed by the addled owner of the plantation and his harsh black overseer. But when the Colonel's eldest son declares he's taking the slaves to Brazil -- where slavery is still legal - our heroes decide they have to escape... and plan to take all the plantation slaves with them. Script Excerpt

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A ROSE BY THE DOOR

A God fearing woman finds herself burned out by hurtful tragedies in her life. By trying to hide secrets from the past, she comes to the place where faith seems gone. But she overlooks, that old wounds must be touched and tended before they could be healed for good. A ROSE BY THE DOOR is an adaptation of Deborah Bedford's inspirational novel with the same title.

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The Rocking Horse Christmas

A seven year old boy named Cody saves Christmas with the help of his dog and two animated mice. In this action/animated adventure Cody passes through the fire of manhood by saving an ancient Christmas ornament that has been in his family for three hundred years.

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Counterpart

A trumpet player fears he's haunted by a spirit in the paranoia-drenched McCarthy era.

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Dangerous Ground

Following Germany's victory in World War Two, a risk-averse student in modern-day Edinburgh is thrust into joining a rebellion against the Nazis when his family is threatened.

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Sects in the Country

When a young repressed wife of a powerful older Christian sect leader discovers her girlfriend’s charred body by a river, and that her philanderer husband may have killed her, she swears to destroy him. Only… she killed her friend but doesn’t remember.

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Stigma

A young woman decides to solve the mystery surrounding her beloved Grandpa’s sudden health decline and save him, a decision which brings her face to face with her worst fears.

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The Wishing Well

A rag-tag team of eccentric misfits must return a pair of magic stones or be cursed forever. Cocoon meets the Goonies.

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CURIOUS BUDDIES

It's not your mother's buddy movie. It's a combo meal. It’s a little bit of Lethal Weapon, Die Hard, The Social with a side of Taken. Experienced FBI Agent hires and befriends an internet entrepreneur to help rescue a six year old girl taken hostage in a fall out shelter by a ruthless psychopath. Winner LA film fest Best scene 2017. Winner Willdsoud 1 page screenplay 2016 Script Excerpt

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Rod Knock

Rodney Knockers, newly single, is ridiculed for his mishaps in both his work and social life, but struggles to find a way to prove himself worthy. Script Excerpt

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Enterprising

In a world where everybody's got something to sell, the African-American financial wizard who boldly navigates tacit racism and triumphs over scandal incited by a nasty Hedge Fund manager's response to economic collapse. while an Amsterdam Red-Light-District prostitute enchants him.

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Requiem For A Don

An aged informer who'd been in the Federal Witness Protection Program develops Alzheimer's and bcomes a potential threat to a retired Organized Crime Don who places him on a "hit list" fearing he might reveal a hidden secret that will subject him to prosecution, incarceration and a death sentence.

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Into the Sunshine

A Naval Officer returns to his hometown Washington, D.C. to lay his younger brother to rest and bring the killer to justice. Script Excerpt

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Hunters

Men and women Big Game Trophy hunters are being killed world wide, from a long distance, by an Animal Activist who keeps evading the police until he makes one fatal mistake. Script Excerpt

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Playing the Field

After dominating youth leagues and high school football, a young woman struggles with womanhood, academic studies, gender expectations, and family tragedy while trying to find her place as quarterback on her new college team.

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Cry of the Dreamer

When you're fighting for freedom and you fall in love, does freedom become the price instead of the prize? An Irish freedom fighter is transported for life to Australia but vows to return to liberate his people. Then he falls in love with his jailer's daughter. Script Excerpt

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Corporate Policy

Greedy executives of a large corporation implement an illegal downsizing process, and they would've gotten away with it but they didn’t count on a desperate employee whose courage and family loyalty proves much stronger than any of their corporate policies.

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Terror On The Run

How do you wipe out a terrorist organization while also inspiring Arab Sultans in the Mid-East to join Western nations in a global war against international terrorism? Our heroes do it.

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Pier 21

A biological weapon is sent to United States military bases from Iraq, through a CIA drug connection gone bad but it is intercepted by the FBI before it becomes totally lethal.

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Potion Man

A gifted chemist watches his comfortable suburban life unravel as a long-buried secret talent for creating deadly concoctions is threatened with exposure when it falls into the wrong hands.

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The Tahoe Signal

A Mission crew travels fours years round trip to discover the reasons for explosions, deaths and missing ore on plantet LZ 10 in the Tahoe Mines but what they discover is the most powerful creature in the Universe and they wake it up.

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The Other Washington

Another man named Washington surmounts harsh, often violent opposition as he boldly ascends from the illiterate depths of slavery and ignorance to eloquence as an iconic, world-renowned university president and charismatic leader. Based on a true story. Script Excerpt

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A Fading Finish Line

Four lifelong middle aged men deal with the challenges of starting over in employment, relationships, parenting and health when they are so close to reaching their goals. Script Excerpt

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RAIL TALES

A young passenger railroad engineer battles a phobia as he and his fellow rookies encounter triumph and turmoil, from basic training, comedic situations and romance to death on the tracks, blackmail and wrongful imprisonment.

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A Risk of Exposure

Life and death in Stalin's gulag brings a ballet teacher to promise to reveal its secrets. With the KGB in pursuit and an unlikely ally, will she succeed? Script Excerpt

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Tried By Fire

After a black Pentecostal church burns down, the white pastor of a conservative church tries to take sole credit when the churches merge in a racially polarized town.

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A Journey With Destiny

An American Odyssey of adventure, love, and death that portrays with nostalgic hindsight the dawn of the modern era through the trials and tribulations of a young visionary's 1906 lone journey by automobile from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Script Excerpt

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Dirty Windows

Three gay teens escape their overwhelming lives and set out on an ill-fated journey through the backwoods of South Carolina.

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Dellwood

A successful but unhappy novelist reluctantly returns to his childhood town to attend a friend's funeral and reminisces about his experiences playing basketball on a city court to escape his abusive home. [Ranked 7th in the Urban category of MovieBytes.com's "Top 10 Contest Winning Scripts"]

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THE KITE FLYER

A young widow and her boy, who has Down syndrome, are paid off by her in-laws to disappear. She must learn to cope with life's demands to survive and forgive the people who hurt her to fully live. The Kite Flyer is an adaptation of Gail Gaymer Martin's inspirational fiction, "The Christmas Kite."

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A Good Soul

A sitcom actor risks losing his soul for the chance to prove that he can be more than the lovable big brother he played on TV. His quest for a darker role leads him into the world of underground clubs where he is tricked into playing the killer of a snuff film.

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Louise

A bright and beautiful biracial girl faces the trials and tribulations of standing out from those around her in Barbados, often drawing unwanted attentions that plummets her into a lifestyle of unsettling situations. Is there a chance of happiness for her? Script Excerpt

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SIR HARRY LAUDER TONIGHT!

A famed Hollywood actor produces and stars in an Off-Broadway musical about his idle – the acclaimed, world renowned but long forgotten musical hall entertainer, Sir Harry Lauder. A biographical musical extravaganza. All music public domain. Script Excerpt

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MADAM PRESIDENT

SHE WAS THE PRESIDENT! When Woodrow Wilson suffers a massive stroke in 1919, First Lady Edith Wilson launches a mammoth White House cover-up and runs the presidency herself—for 18 months! Think “Iron Lady” (2011). Based on the true, actual historical events. Professional Coverage: “Recommend” Dave Trottier (Author, “The Screenwriter’s Bible”) Script Excerpt

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Fast Fade

Biopic of the luminously beautiful but tragic 1950s film noir star Barbara Payton. Script Excerpt

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Misguided Illusions

In the world of Drag Queens, there's a fine line between fantasy and reality. When the two collide not even a serial killer can decide.

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Living Proof

Adopted at infancy, a pro minor league ice-hockey player searches for his biological parents during a championship season where his dream of playing for the Pittsburgh Penguins hangs on a thread and a prayer. But his quest to find his birth parents is a little more disruptive to his life than expected and he finds himself more on a journey of enlightenment than discovery. Script Excerpt

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Autumn Blood

Bad Apples Don't Fall Far From The Tree... A social worker, tormented by his own abused past, gives aid to an abused, pregnant teen that threatens to become a taboo relationship. The fact that his live-in mother likes to kill socially irredeemable door to door salesmen only makes life worse. When fate deals him a lottery win, his seemingly mundane life falls apart. Script Excerpt

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The Accomplice

A lovable reform school grad, desperately seeking a fresh start in a small town, unwittingly becomes an accomplice in a murder committed by the most popular kid in town.

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RIP THE SHADOWS

A young woman pursues her mother’s murderer in order to excise soul-shattering childhood wounds which bind her to a serial killer who is controlled by the spirit of a dead convict. (109 pages)

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RAIL YARD

While connecting the slaughter of a train crew to the disappearance of an engineer from a deserted rail yard, a male and female Philly detective face stonewalling and a bewildering array of suspects.

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Harpo's Bike (Can't Find My Way Home)

A young ad artist takes a trip to New Orleans on a Harley inherited from his estranged Marine father to prove to his family that the man was having an affair. Instead, he finds a veteran homeless mute - his father's best friend - who thinks he's Harpo Marx. Script Excerpt

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Gods Of Bell

When a telephone worker invades the public's privacy by using the telephone lines to find the man who killed his wife, he inadvertently becomes a pawn in a twisted tale of espionage and intrigue.

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Star Crossed Lovers

A contemporary Romeo and Juliet story about a budding romance that becomes complicated for two young lovers from rival New York mafia families.

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Indisposed

A seemingly overzealous fan manipulates her way into the home of an aging, agoraphobic writer to expose the truth surrounding the disappearance of the writer’s sister and writing partner.

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The Dumb Ox Bellows

A 13th-century friar struggles to revitalize Christian theology using logic and reason, but intellectual opposition from peers, malicious slander by envious brethren, and “slavery of the pen” under two Popes drive him to mental collapse and loss of faith in his life’s work -- until God intervenes miraculously to affirm its merit. The extraordinary, true story of Saint Thomas Aquinas.

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HOSEA

The son of the superintendent of international churches is convinced he hears a divine word which he follows, only to face ridicule from his family circle and friends and threats to lose his life from the drug and human trafficking world. This is a contemporary suspense about the prophet Hosea in the Bible.

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FINDING CHRISTMAS

A woman gets threatening emails and anonymous calls about her little girl, who had drowned with her husband three years ago. They never recovered her body. Could she still be alive? Finding Christmas is an adaptation of Gail Gaymer Martin's inspirational suspense.

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The Third Button

A man causes a fatal car accident and runs away unaware that his son dies in the damaged car.

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Spike

A Native American environmentalist is pitted against his logger brother after a botanist whistleblower is pushed too far in the struggle to maintain the forests of Northwestern Montana. As loggers fight for job security, and as environmentalists fight for their cause, the botanist becomes the victim of both sides, and enacts a dangerous retribution. Script Excerpt

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Other Madnesses

A reclusive tour guide becomes an unlikely vigilante when the dark underbelly of New York City is revealed through his dreams. This script was made into a feature film by Crutch Films and distributed by Gravitas Ventures. Available now on i-Tunes, Amazon and a variety of VOD platforms. www.othermadnesses.com

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PRETTY

Who can you trust when everyone loves you to death? When a trophy wife is manipulated by spouse and friends, she better find a way look out for herself or lose everything -- including her life.

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Because The Night

Believe in love too real to feel. Within the walls of a mystifying seaside mansion, a hard-headed heiress and the house's enigmatic owner investigate a concealed room where they penetrate another dimension and must struggle to comprehend fading boundaries of time, space and reality.

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Mission Eternal

Ten years into the future, worldwide destruction looms as one mysterious man battles to prevent the war to end all wars, in this good vs evil supernatural political action thriller set in the Mid-East and Washington, DC. "Inception" meets "The Devil's Advocate" in the "West Wing."

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The Altos

"Romeo and Juliet" meet "The Sopranos" Young love tries to overcome many obstacles including organized crime in this coming of age, satirical, dark comedy/drama. Andy and Sofia are two of six teenagers whose lives are chronicled in this moving story, set during their graduating year of high school.

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April Mae

A terminally-ill Vietnam vet, haunted by recurring nightmares of an incident from the war, takes drastic action when his self-centered, irresponsible teenage daughter decides to give her out-of-wedlock baby to her boyfriend’s family.

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THEATRE OF DEATH

In 1903 Chicago, a crusading reporter exposes of the “Absolutely Fireproof” Iroquois Theatre, as a fire trap. He is proven right. Based on the true incident. No one was ever punished. Professional Coverage: "Recommend” - Dave Trottier (Author “The Screenwriter's Bible")

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The Redemption of John Parker

An embittered former slave risks life and limb as an Underground Railroad “conductor” until, targeted for death by angry slave owners and a sociopathic slave hunter, he must confront and resolve his inner rage or bring tragedy on his family. Based on a true story.

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MIRDAD: A LIGHTHOUSE AND A HAVEN

In the late 1800s, a mysterious Man is admitted at a Middle-Eastern monastery, and starts to reveal new concepts of God, life, and love, which manages to make disciples of the monks, but also arouses the furious reaction of the local materialistic abbot. Script Excerpt

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The Cat and The Rat

Pharaoh's favorite cat Horus is accused of stealing the king's jewels forcing Horus to go underground in the sacred tunnels to find Tarik The Rat to help clear his name. Script Excerpt

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A Nice Family Gathering

A story about a man who loved his wife so much, he almost told her.

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RAGTIME WARRIOR

A FORGOTTEN MUSICAL GENIUS! James Reese Europe fights racism, Army prejudice and the Germans when he takes command of the “Harlem Hellfighters” band, introduces jazz and pop tunes; he revolutionizes military band music forever. A WW1 action musical biopic; all music public domain. Can be adapted to TV miniseries. Professional Coverage: “Recommend” Dave Trottier (Author “The Screenwriter’s Bible.”) OFFICIAL FINALIST - New York Screenplay Competition Script Excerpt

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A Dressmaker's Daughter

Romanian Jewish girl, studying to be a doctor, falls in love with her tutor. When the Nazis invade and murder her family, her lover joins the partisans. She is forced to be the concubine of a Romanian Iron Guard officer and nurse enemy soldiers. Script Excerpt

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Home Like a Shadow

College girl accompanies her new boyfriend to his decaying San Joaquin Valley home town for his mother's birthday and is pulled into family conflicts and lost dreams dating back to the Civil War. Script Excerpt

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The Road to Atonement

An inveterate thief rediscovers God after he mistakenly steals the identity of a high-profile mobster in the Witness Protection Program who is marked for execution and is pursued by Organized Crime contract killers.

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THE WETTEST SPRING

In the late 1980's, Kurt Maxwell battles puberty and locker room myths, a family in the midst of dissolving, and on top of everything else, he must conquer Date Math at middle school.

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Graduate School

Eight theatre students meet and form bonds at a mid western graduate schoool where sexual predators roam the hallways calling themselves staff and faculty

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Servants' Row

After an indentured servant is brutally beaten by an overseer, the multi-racial servants flee together from their colonial North Carolina plantation with the tyrannical owner in hot pursuit.

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Victoria's Gold

A feisty widow struggles against the US Army to reclaim a mountain filled with lost treasure and gold discovered by her murdered husband.

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One Shot at Glory

A brilliant yet humble aviator fails at his attempt to be the first man to fly around the world but triumphs when he is given one shot to become the “Lindbergh of the Pacific”. The true story of an unsung American hero... and his bumbling co-pilot.

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Five Passages to Heaven

A straight shooter finds himself in the middle of an international conspiracy . The protagonist must reach down to sources of great integrity and wisdom to deal with this potentially catastrophic world event, while resisting his own personal demoms.

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Trolling

Drama. Please query for more info.

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The Contractor

A tile contractor in California turns into a C.I. for the ATF and runs a legal brothel in south Los Angeles until a drug dealer tries to blow his head off over a bathtub in Sunland. Script Excerpt

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LAST FLAG ON OAK ISLAND

When a museum curator and his female assistant translate clues in an American Revolution-era journal to a British payroll buried on Oak Island, they must go undercover to unearth the treasure before two rival treasure hunters discover it. Wealth of the century or the island's deft insult? (From the novel Last Assault on Oak Island by Jenn Rekka.)

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Inhumane Traffic

After the brutal murder of a missionary, an old-fashioned church woman from the country and an urban undercover police detective team up against ruthless gangsters who run a major slave trafficking network.

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Frozen Arrow

High school archery sensation Karly McCombs is living the dream life after her parents move the family to Alaska. Living isolated they depend on Karly to supply them with deer and elk meat. Discovering gold on their land sets in motion a series of tragic events when a gang of ruthless men catch wind of it. Karly now must put her skills to the ultimate test to save her family.

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APPEARANCES

A street-wise teen struggles to overcome the scorn from her friends, her school, and her church when she claims to continue seeing a vision in a city park.

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The Schoharie

A volunteer firefighter of Native American descent must convince a small town sheriff with a grudge that a vengeful Indian spirit is bent on destroying their town with the flood waters of a nearby creek. Inspired by the actual Schoharie Creek bridge collapse of 1987. Now available as a novel. Script Excerpt

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At the Sound of the Tone

When a mysterious voice on her answer machine confesses to murder, a young architect turns to a seasoned and troubled Apache policeman to investigate. Will they catch him before she becomes the next target? Script Excerpt

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The China Tiger

A group of Asian Park Rangers join with a task force from the FBI to stop the illegal distribution of tiger parts, heroin and diamonds to a world market.

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It happened one night

In the name of god <>. A group of ten people who are thieves and murderers decide to steal from an aristocratic house. Their leaders Abbas Ali, tells them the plan of the theft. A boy named Siavash, who lives with them, opposes this decision. Abbas Ali also gets angry with him and punishes him. But after that, he tells siavash that he should just come and guard the door and not steal. Siavash will inevitably accept. on the night of the robbery, the owner’s daughter arrives and sees them. Abbas Ali also kidnaps the girl and imprisons her under the house. But Siavash promises to save her from here. The next night, siavash calls the police, but the locals notice and run away, when they find out that siavash called the police, they get angry with him and fight with him siavash also decided to leave, but says that the girl must him. Abbas Ali also agrees, but when the girl wants to run away, he pushed her. Her head hit to a closet and she dies. Siavash is also threatened when he leaves, and siavash promises not to tell anyone what happened here, But they do not believe him and kill siavash that night and bury his body in the back yard of a abandoned house. After that, Siavash’s soul goes to those ten people and kills each of them in certain ways. Fatehi’s family is a family of four, with Nona and sohana being the daughters of the family, and Majid and afsaneh are their Parents. Fatehi’s family has just moved in and moved into the same house where siavash was buried in the back yard sohana is the youngest daughter of the family. She is 17 years old and her best friend is pooneh. Siavash soul comes to sohana, but does not tell her that he is a soul. They become friend. Siavash indirectly talks to sohana about what happened to him and how he died. Nona is the police chief of the police station, and sohrab Kamkar is Nona’s right hand man and close friend. They find bodies of ten people everyday and work on their murder case. Eventually, sohana finds out about siavash’s words and goes to back yard of the house. She finds siavash’s body, which has been turend into a bone, and is buried with customs.

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Can You Really See Me?

Abandoned by her mother, Lin, a haunted 12 years old, summons a Legendary Ancient Ghost Catcher to help her vanquishes her ghosts, but when she mis-uses his magic to make her mother love her, eventually leads her and her two best friends embark on an extraordinary journey to save him. Script Excerpt

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THE OTHER WAY AROUND

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eF5X27VLIns

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TOPAZ D

Layla, an undercover cop, has 10 days to find the antidote to a lethal love potion created by Victor Topaz, a serial killer, and save herself or her partner, Julie, or both, whichever has been affected.

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HANNAH ELIAS

Around every corner from subjugation to CEO woman or the year, between every line of Victorian liaisons to 20th Century scandals worthy of impeachment, down every hallway of torrential love making that would blush film Noir, the action does not pause, and there can be no predictions in the life and times of the Black Enchantress, “Hannah Elias”. Hannah had accounts in 129 Banks. Black Enchantresses, boarding house matrons, were business women. They were the few during Reconstruction and Jim Crow who could earn the revenues; provide the education, guidance and asylum necessary for their children and grandchildren to produce the Harlem Renaissance.

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NICOLE

LOGLINE Nicole, a Trance Seer, diagnosed with Dissociative Trance Disorder, a champion of the impoverished, born to a destiny of true love, during her crusade to fight global poverty and disease, must use the powers of technology and Trance Premonition to find and save her MIA husband, Robert, captured in an underground Mid Eastern prison before he is tortured to death. Love story. War Story. Paranormal Thriller.

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INDEPENDENT LIVING

When a timid apartment concierge bonds with a fiery elderly resident who challenges her to conquer her fear of public speaking, she learns to speak up in her own life.

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Sereneville

When half of New York city has been mysteriously evacuated to an abandoned town called Sereneville, a rich kid with anger issues has to solve a mysterious string of murders .

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Cold Hand of Solitude

An immature kitchen worker is recruited by a fast food corporation to run arms for the Israeli militia in and out of the Middle East. Followed by a curious Interpol Agent, the runner must make a decision for the greater well being and his own.

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Spies of Cali War

A young man becomes part of a military program to arrest a spy ring operating in California from the times of WWII to the Present Day.

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Impetuous

A police detective's daughter's fascination with his gun reveals her troubled, dark, calculating side.

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The Other Side

Driven to suicide by an abusive work environment, a young circus performer returns as a ghost to the world she left behind, and decides to seek justice.

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BAD BOYS

Story of three teenagers and his struggles to earn money. They plan to rob but they end up murderers. They confess to a cop who gets him out of it.

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Ripples

Four characters who are not related to each other end up in an abandoned house outside a city at the end of the coronavirus, and try to establish a new life as the world climbs out of the Covid019 horror story. Script Excerpt

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When I Was Seventeen

17-year-old modern day singing sensation Jack Fevers dreams of being greater than his hero Frank Sinatra. His bright future is within his grasp until he falls in love with a girl who manipulates him into choosing her over his lifelong dream.

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LUSH

A widowed retiree unwittingly falls prey to rampant substance abuse plaguing her OVER 55 community in Florida. Script Excerpt

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love and destiny

drama script

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Inside Out

After being falsely accused of murder, an actor who six months prior, was teaching inmates acting where he is now incarcerated, is targeted and brutally raped. With the help of his workshop friends he hatches a revenge plan against all four attackers, while trying desperately to clear his name.

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A RIFT THAT LIES BETWEEN US

An American Muslim woman develops an emotional attachment with a recovering Christian man during the course of a college art project and must decide whether to follow her feelings or to respect her traditional family’s wishes and have an arranged marriage -- before she runs out of time. Script Excerpt

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Runaway Coffin

A history teacher, who never had a good relationship with his father, must retrieve his father's misplaced body/coffin before his mom dies, all the while reconciling with his own past.

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Major Players 2: Thunder vs Lightning

After defeating a seemingly invincible opponent and severing ties with his manipulative cousin, a boxer must face an even more intimidating foe. Script Excerpt

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Going Alone

When a biologist working on an important environmental report with an almost impossible deadline dies mysteriously, his estranged daughter is compelled to take over his work, as an assassin closes in.

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Fallen from Grace

Fallen from Grace is based on a true story about one girl's journey confronting many adversities where others tried to silence and discredit her. However, she never gave up the perilous fight and ultimately, having her voice heard...

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REVELATIONS

A young nurse investigates her mother’s disturbing death and becomes entangled in a decades old political cover up involving her family and the illicit affair of America’s most infamous lovers. Script Excerpt

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Sick

A teenager never had the best relationship with his father, while growing up. His father's friends always came first. The teenager s becoming a young man and really wants to be close to his father. The father and his friends work hard to leave a legacy for their children. The young man wants to support his father and his father's friends until he finds out they are all sick.

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A Much Needed Devil

A small town murder mystery surrounds two estranged high school friends seeking closure, a death row inmate awaiting imminent execution and an eager reporter hellbent on exposing the truth.

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The Alibi

In 1980s Detroit, a ten-year-old boy comes of age when his father decides he’s ready to run an errand for the family “business”.

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Bit by Bit

With graduation in jeopardy, a disparate Stanford techie gets pulled into a shady crypto-currency scheme- where he battles greed and virtue trying to save his, privileged, self-destructing roomie, and his own freedom.

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The Mob Angel

Dead Lawyers still lie

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The Day She Awakened

A young girl’s experience provides an awakening after her suicide attempt to escape her secret misery. Her southern family must face their beliefs and judgements or be torn apart.

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Shadow Love

Mother/college student son/professor romantic triangle.

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Memory Lane Classics

Father and son run a classic car restoration company. Dealing with scams and police.

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SHEILA'S WEB

A psycho-sexual thriller about a Key West sculptor, yachtsman and society drop-out who falls in love with the troubled daughter of a powerful Tennessee Williams-styled family and becomes embroiled in a complex web of madness and murder. A twisted, Hitchcockian tale of a single man's nightmare of sex, romance and paranoia based on Patricia Highsmith's theme in "Strangers On A Train". Script Excerpt

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The Lottery Server

A waiter in need of some self discovery, wins the lottery and travels across the country, learning how to share his wealth and his heart.

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Rupture

A college student changes his past and finds that the new and original timelines have overlapped one another, creating duplicate entities unseen by their counterpart… and one may be out to get him. Script Excerpt

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THE TEST

Debbie sets up seemingly disinterested husband Jim to test his fidelity, but things spin out wildly when Jim fails a test of his own making and falls into a trap set by a team of dangerous con-artists ready to take him for a ride and everything he's worth. Script Excerpt

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THE GLAMOROUS LIFE

A model on the decline gets a much-needed vacation from her rock star boyfriend and her career as well as a new outlook on life when she hides out at a Florida beach house with an “odd couple” of twenty-something brothers who are convinced she's a hooker. Script Excerpt

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DOWN WITH DAD

A 3 time Man of the Year dad Dave McNabb tries to teach his teen son Lincoln a life lesson -- “do good things, good things happen.” But much to Lincoln's delight and wonder, things suddenly go south for Dave and bad things happen... very bad things. Script Excerpt

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TAKEN AWAY

Two 16 year-olds, one a foul-mouthed cutter, the other a church boy, become unlikely allies when they are snatched from separate states and brought to a remote hideaway by an inexperienced kidnapper and his mother who's fresh out of prison but dying. Script Excerpt

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PEEP

When two teen boys peeping in a beautiful neighbor’s bathroom window witness her murder, they are torn by how to deal with this shocking crime, and the choices they make cause their lives to spin dangerously out of control. Script Excerpt

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Last Train Home

During the last, fleeting beats of his pulse, a man seemingly put to death in Florida’s electric chair in 1999 is sent on a journey across time to confront himself as a teen and change the course of his dire destiny. Script Excerpt

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Sanctuary

A hapless and socially detached attorney's life changes dramatically when he executes a will stipulating that a substantial fortune will be shared by all who attend the deceased's funeral mass. But no one shows up... except one mysterious homeless man seeking shelter from a raging storm. Script Excerpt

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ARMED:STAY

A grieving, young widow and mother will fight through severe depression and panic attacks to protect her family from a desperate intruder who breaks into her home with a gun, a bullet wound, and an oxy addiction. Script Excerpt

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Whirlabout

A man returns home to care for his father who’s riding a downhill early-onset Alzheimer’s spiral, but dark secrets revealed about the family patriarch’s past shock him to the core, dramatically altering the course of that care... and the direction of his own life. Script Excerpt

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C H I C A

Inspired by multiple real events, Chica watches MS-13 gun down her mother propelling the girl to set out on a 2100-mile journey north in search of her father.

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Can You See Me

three teenagers who come from 3 distinct American family background, bond together for their desperate desire to be seen by their parents as who they are, undertake an incredible journey with one of the most famous Chinese mythical figure in the East Asian culture

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Bonnie and Hyde

A young hairdresser and her ex-G.I. boyfriend pull off a wild armored truck heist and take it on the lam South of the Border. Script Excerpt

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BLESSÉE (Wounded)

As the Yellow Vest protest roils in Paris, the American wife of a French millionaire, rescues a wounded bird from certain death. By doing so, a subtle, inexplicable magic affects her relationships with her unfaithful husband, and the married veterinarian she becomes infatuated with. Script Excerpt

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3 Hours

An adventure in what it truly means to forgive the unforgivable... A woman, who's a victim of life in every possible way, discovers how to truly be happy through a journey filled with bad-guys, payback, a bomb, wannabe spies, and a gun aimed point-blank at her head.

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Behind The Veil

Film Noir. Los Angeles, 1947. In an era of prejudice, intolerance, corruption, and political intrigue, a private detective's search for a young gay man leads to his entering a dark underworld that exploits and preys on the faults and weaknesses of society. for money and political gain. Script Excerpt

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An Angel Whispers

A jaded journalist is forced to confront his tragic past, as he cynically investigates an alleged 'miracle' that might just be true.

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Fire to the Rain

A woman's sudden journey of loss and betrayal, as her friends support catapults her into her next stage in life, where she heads on an adventure in finding herself, going back to her passion for writing and falling in love again.

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The Dreamers Support Group

A psychologist convenes a unique support group of creative people from which to draw material for his doctoral dissertation — which becomes a transformative experience for all, especially himself.

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The Space Between Our Lives

After nearly drowning off the coast of Uruguay, Jake finds himself in the care of three kind, but odd sisters; but the more time he spends with his rescuers, the more he questions if he actually survived the drowning.

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A Girl, A Beer and a Cigarette

A Bohemian take life as it comes kind of guy and a beautiful prostitute meet and fall in love, but the demons from their past lives try to pull them apart as they struggle to build something that will last longer than the next cigarette. Script Excerpt

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GOLDEN SILENCE

Pennsylvania , ashamed , insecure farmer boy turn rich , shrewd , charismatic medical malpractice attorney TYLER NOBLE's life is in peril because of what he knows about organ harvesting and his ambitious attempt to become the next New York Senator is threatened because Tyler Noble knows too much !

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Just Us

Facing incredible odds , four desperate Average Joes with severe sports gambling issues turn to sports betting and even robbery of an international , multi-billion dollar sports gambling corporation in order to prove their own self-worth by rolling the dice in their gnawing hunger for their second chance at repairing their lives with their families or girlfriends , paying back the massive debt owed to a sports gambling tycoon , and grasping at The American Dream .

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NOVICES

After graduation, three high school friends learn about love and loss as they embark on their careers.

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HUNT FOR THE LIGHTNING SPEAR

Adventure, Romance in the mountains of Peshawar, Pakistan, playing hide and seek with the Taliban, to retrieve the Trishula (Lightning Spear) of Shiva Script Excerpt

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NO TIME OUT

Talented Sprinter is convinced to play High School Football. He is hurt in College, and pilfers his father's Oxycontin painkiller. He is drafted into the Tennessee Titans and the dosage escalates with his wife struggling to get him off.

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WINDOW SHADOWS

Immigrant studying towards his Engineering degree while working full time, is married to a White American, who gives birth to a severly disabled child. She breaks emotionally, and finds solace in the arms of her married girlfriend. Script Excerpt

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THE SHANTY

A multi-racial crew of carpenters of differing opinions and allegiances, are locked down in their SHANTY in a new HUD apartment building in Harlem, NY, in a job action by the union. Dysfunctional Democracy under scrutiny. Script Excerpt

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MOE & JOE/UPSIDE DOWN

Moe, ex-Black Panther, and Joe, who lost $10 Million on the Madoff scam, now living in a Mobile Park in Las Vegas, and their struggle to survive. Seniors struggle to survive in a land of plenty. Script Excerpt

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The CARTOONIST

A Voodoo Witch has tattooed a medallion on Simon's chest. He runs away to NYC, afraid she is trying to steal his soul. He starts drawing caricatures and sees his subject become the caricature. Gift or Curse. Script Excerpt

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FINAL PASSAGE

The power of nature to heal the human heart: After a life-changing summer solstice cruise, a grieving widow trades harsh Brooklyn for pristine Alaska where Archangel Gabriel bargains with God to give her husband’s soul more time before completely crossing over. Script Excerpt

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Chilocco

At Chilocco, an actual government boarding school in the 1930’s where runaways are hunted for bounty, a Cherokee girl, bullied by a gang of Ponca Indian girls and abused by a white female supervisor, discovers that she has a worse problem. A white teacher who is a sexual predator is stalking her. She must find a way to weaponize in a world that holds her captive and considers her expendable.

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Ravine

A lonely school teacher who discovers his deceased father’s closeted homosexuality finds he is unable to cope with his own insecurities and his family’s prejudices—prompting an all consuming obsession with returning his father’s ashes to his British birthplace. Script Excerpt

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Bad Lies

A revered old attorney in bad health takes on one last case - a libel trial - after a magazine accuses a famous pro golfer of cheating. (Screenplay adapted with permission from the novel Bad Lies by Shelby Yastrow and Hall-of-Fame golfer Tony Jacklin.) Script Excerpt

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Fighting Johnny O'Brian (female lead)

For a parole board hearing, a 53 year-old black civil rights attorney gets appointed - despite her protests - to represent a white man who's been in prison 20 years for killing 2 black police officers. Script Excerpt

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CARE PLANS

A closeted nurse from a dysfunctional family struggles with love and the meaning of family while working in the gay community during the emerging AIDS crisis in 1970’s New York City. Script Excerpt

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Kiss of Satan

Satan and his cult enjoy the spoils of earth until they have to battle a Great Man of God. Script Excerpt

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The Hole in the River

A gritty, feel-good dramedy, reminiscent of Stand By Me, is set in small town America in the 1970’s, where four boys befriend a Muslim man who is falsely arrested by an evil sheriff. These boys (Native American, African American, Korean American, and American trailer trash), who are themselves bullied and marginalized, must make a stand against a white and entitled America that was never great and should never be returned to.

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Betrayal (PG Version)

When a female DEA agent, in charge of a task force, suspects a mole in her organization warning others of impending drug busts, she faces a dilemma - is the mole in her trusted inner circle of agents or is it someone closer to her?

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Halfway There

A worldly woman wants out of her job from a group home for the mentally ill, but stays to become their advocate, only to find resistance from the residents and the group home's owner.

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Unforgivable

Can love make you forgive the unforgivable? A couples love story turns tragic when an accidental shooting leaves a family member dead.

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IMPERVOS

A high-tech entrepreneur and his family huddle in a "billionaire bunker" miles underground as a purported nuclear war rages above, only to discover that they have walled themselves in with a ravenous life form living in their aquifer. Script Excerpt

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The Chief Resident

A chief resident in medicine is abruptly dismissed for an episode of sexual harassment, and a very reluctant woman resident is dragooned into taking his place.

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Truth and Concesquence

Two very different people from california paths cross connecting them forever and for them both it's love at first sight and sometimes murder.

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Bite The Hand That Feeds

When an orphaned girl is adopted by her low-life aunt and uncle, they drive to a drug deal along with a young couple and get stranded on a supernatural farm where their morality is judged.

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River of Change

A depressed man searching for purpose after several devastating events accompanies three adventure buddies on an Alaskan wilderness excursion hoping to heal, but the trip presents additional challenges.

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The Upsizer

While conducting a layoff, a successful downsizer falls for his assistant and her son, who has ASD, and discovers his Midas touch stems from the same undiagnosed disorder.

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Saving Lives

A group of interns and residents struggle through a year at a deteriorating county hospital fending off a zealous cost-cutter from the Department of Hospitals

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Prison Riot

In this true story, the TV photojournalist Candle willingly enters the worst prison riot in the history of the United States, while drug-crazed inmates kill every snitch in sight.

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Bound for Germany Town

In 1832 Virginia, after a wealthy black plantation owner’s family is killed, all his possessions stolen or burned, and he’s left for dead by racist outlaws, he’s bent on revenge until a German prophetess and two Christian women, who nurse him back to health during a miraculous road trip and try to stop him from confronting the cold-blooded murderer who’ll likely kill him.

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Prisoners in Pain Sight

After a white farmer saves the life of a runaway slave, the slave helps his injured widow repair her rundown farm while keeping from each other that dangerous men are after them both.

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Dead Bolt

When a dwarf Intelligence Analyst sneaks home after a failed mission, he has to coerce the suspected Russian driver of his limo to keep him on the road as he evades the political forces trying to stop him from identifying and naming high officials involved in White House treason.

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Eany, Meany, Mighty Mole

When an adventurous spy novelist of a certain age is seduced into a game of espionage she resists falling in love with the older man – thought KIA for thirty years – whose hunky youth she keeps alive as the secret agent in her stories – the lost love of her life.

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Forever Friends

After a long separation, two childhood friends toy with the idea of romance with each other as they date others and pursue their careers.

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Compulsory

Inspired by true events: In 1922 Oregon, a lawyer, thinking he’s protecting his family, reluctantly, but covertly joins the KKK and their push for the Oregon Compulsory Education Act, only to throw his family into mortal danger.

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Adobe Rose

Adobe Rose and her two partners D’Shuan and Zemz hunt down the worst of the worst law breaking monsters, bringing the high profile drug lords and mass murderers to justice.

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GENERAL GRANT IS DOOMED!

“NEVER RETREAT, NEVER SURRENDER!” Ex-President Ulysses S. Grant struggles to complete his “Personal Memoirs” while combatting terminal cancer. He produces a masterpiece. The true story. Can be expanded to TV miniseries. Professional Coverage: “Recommend” - Dave Trottier (Author, The Screenwriter’s Bible) SEMI-FINALIST Fade In Awards - True Story/Bio Competition

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BOJANGLES, EUBIE AND BERT!

A TOE-TAPPING MUSICAL! Legendary performers Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, Eubie Blake and Bert Williams relive their show business triumphs in spite of racism and theatrical bigotry. An epic musical drama and biopic. All music public domain; can be expanded to TV musical miniseries. Professional Coverage: “Recommend” Dave Trottier (author, “The Screenwriter’s Bible.”) Script Excerpt

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Paris Mon Amour

An impetuous, naïve young woman, despondent over the loss of her first love to war, leaves a small vineyard village for Paris seeking adventure, fun and a new life only to become the prime suspect in the murder of a local crime boss.

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ARKHAM HORROR

A group of misfits unites to defend a small town from an onslaught of unimaginable horrors.

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Christina

When FBI analyst Larzon investigates frozen homicide cases, he studies Christina from a two-century-old painting, early photographs, and recently a video standup as a TV war correspondent in Afghanistan and questions whether she is either the love of his life or a ruthless cold-blooded killer.

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Candle

In this biopic script, Candle was shot and stabbed as a Military Policeman only to return back to his civilian life to experience the brutality of the world as a combat news photographer.

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American Ballad

Based on actual events, the Mexico City high school student and beauty queen, Ophylia, initializes and then updates an anti-Narco blog to expose the drug cartels with devastating effect across North America.

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The Muse

A married writer going through a midlife crisis becomes infatuated with an uninhibited young woman he meets on the beach, finding inspiration through her as they begin a torrid affair...but he soon finds himself targeted by a killer who has also found her...inspiring. Script Excerpt

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The Legacy

Shipwrecked in the North Atlantic, an American whale biologist, bitter over his brother's beheading in Iraq, and an Emirati doctoral candidate struggle to survive the elements and their biases.

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Love's Mysterious Ways

A liberal-minded executive, who overworks to compensate for being childless, takes drastic measures to save her marriage after learning her husband got a one-night-stand pregnant.

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Morgan

Morgan is a modern day teenage Witch, going to school and fighting the dark powers of ISIS and ISIL in a Fantasy about war and a reality about the present day evils being fought now and in the past, on the fields of King Arthur where his half sister Morgause, comes back to the present to help Morgan save this world in a thrilling action/adventure battle where good finally wins and evil is destroyed on a field of blood and gore. Script Excerpt

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The Keys To The Kingdom

A young couple is so caught up in the fast lane, they do not realize that an African/American homeless man has built a room in their attic and is changing their lives every day, forever. Script Excerpt

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The Shell

A nationally known surgeon/doctor, removes the head of his best friend, for sleeping with his wife, and keeps it alive until the head finally turns the tables on this horror/thriller of a partial day-time nightmare. Script Excerpt

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Light Fingers

Awkward bookworm displaced by her father's bankruptcy, falls for her lab partner in science class, a boy with the touch of a surgeon, who is also the world’s greatest shoplifter. Script Excerpt

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I Love You to Pieces

A couple whose marriage is strained after three miscarriages decide to try therapy, however, their therapist has her own agenda and is willing to kill for it.

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Wifey

The sound of wedding bells have a sweet ring to them, but the reality of marriage is sometimes a totally different picture, and one woman is about to find out you should be careful about what you wish for after she meets her...prince charming?

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Killer's Holiday

Money, greed, and power have twisted a young man’s life as he is implicated in a ruthless robbery and murder plot where his life and others hang in the balance, and if he isn’t able to clear himself the books will soon be balanced and not in his favor.

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Inadmissible Guilt

A family oriented young lawyer having suffered the death of his twin brother fails to get his older brother acquitted of the charge, only have to defend another man, charged with killing his own wife, who has a shocking alibi - the explains the killing the lawyer’s twin - and turns him in a an engine of vengeance.

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A Star Reborn

After hitting rock bottom, Elvis Presley struggles to kick drugs, reunite his family, and co-star in A STAR IS BORN to be taken seriously as an actor.

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Life Is What You Make It

A spunky young woman assaulted in a parking lot by a deranged veteran struggles with fear and compassion that brings the two strangers together and inspires a relationship.

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NOT ANOTHER VAMPIRE STORY

An embarrassment-prone middle school girl's life gets risky when she suspects her pretty older sister's good-looking boyfriend is really a vampire, and sets out to prove it.

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Memory of Snow

The past is a place from which secrets rise without warning. Script Excerpt

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Municipal Authority

When B.J loses his job as a reporter, he is forced to take a job registering the cognitively compromised to vote; or face the new government Municipal Authority camps for non-producers. This was a semi-finalist in American Gem Screenwriting Competition as Sign on the Bloody Line.

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Watch

An L.A. homicide detective, who also rents spare rooms in his apartment building to aspiring Hollywood actresses, must prove his innocence when one of them is brutally murdered by someone bent on revenge, exposing the detective's voyeurism fetish. Script Excerpt

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Watch Night

After his wife abandons him and their autistic son, a husband loses everything and needs supernatural help to regain his dignity and keep his son.

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Givers and Takers

Taking down a corrupt political candidate before an election is key for an FBI agent to prove his brother was a pawn in the murder of a prostitute connected to both.

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SPARKS

An alcoholic’s gifted teenage son and a stripper’s alienated teenage daughter grow up, face their fears of intimacy and adulthood, and come to terms with their dysfunctional parents one summer on the wrong side of the tracks.

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Alive and Alone

A young boy survives a private airplane crash that kills his father leaving him alone to survive in the wilderness of Alaska using skills he learned from his father until or if rescued.

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Beyond Boundaries

In order to visit his father in Malaysia to collect a large sum of money owed his divorced mother, a young American man and his friend embark upon an ill-fated and daring venture by stealing an airplane, two sailboats, and two speedboats that they have no experience operating.

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FALL BACK

Two lovers try to reunite after being separated by rifts in space and time.

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PATCHES' PERIL

After running away from her drunk prostitute mother to her small town uncle’s home, a teenage girl must retrieve her two younger sisters before they are put into the big city street trade. Based on true facts.

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SAFE SEX SUMMER CAMP

A grandmother remembers -- when foxy Gigi arrives at a dilapidated summer camp with her over-sexed boyfriend and horny friends, their hedonism is plagued by two nosy rich Arabs, a big Indian and the uptight high school administrator.

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CROSSING GUARD SANTA

When Nick North (Santa) accepts a position as a crossing guard to bridge finance the toy production, he encounters bullying by both children and adults and then must communicate the Christmas Spirit without magic to end the abuse.

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RELATIVE CONTACT

Remote farms — lone women — masked attacker — stumped local police. A new female TV reporter going back to her home town is the next victim.

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DOUBLE STEED

When a teen girl has to take over the care and training of her competitor’s new horse, her compassion and companionship with the two horses wins her a dressage competition.

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Not About Money

Ellen receives a promotion into a male-dominate leadership position only to find that her career is soon threatened.

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I Love You, Oscar Wilde

A young Canadian artist, madly in love with Oscar Wilde, paints his portrait which inspires his controversial "The Picture of Dorian Gray," but must change to realize her own happiness, when he marries another and his gay lifestyle emerges.

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Fair Warning

Thriller based on the true stalking murder of Berkeley student Tanya Tarasoff in 1969 by an obsessed graduate student, and the legal case that changed U.S. doctor-patient confidentiality laws. Script Excerpt

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Conflict & Communication

A girl forced by an overprotective father to go to college ends up getting an education in family, friendships, and relationships.

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MAUSOLEUM MAN

After his wife's sudden death, her husband fights his sister and a cemetery official to stay with her in the family mausoleum.

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David vs. Vegas

Torn between his religious beliefs and the thrill of gambling, a brilliant inventor and Baptist family-man, desperate to break out of his dead-end job, invents the world's first personal computer and uses it to take on the blackjack tables in Vegas.

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Dead Line

The ghost of a beautiful young woman, murdered by a serial killer, enters a young man's life, bringing chaos with her. Script Excerpt

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A PORTRAIT OF AN AUTHORITARIAN DOMINATING

When a patient comes for treatment with a psychologist she finds the doctor is more emotionally needy than she is and their relationship has given him the means to destroy her! Script Excerpt

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KICKER

Karate Kid meets West Side Story. An interracial teen romance is caught between two gangs of skateboarders and BMX racers in a park turf war. An Indonesian kickboxer and the white sister of the skateboard leader fall in love against her brother’s wishes. When the turf war turns violent, he has to rescue her brother from a dangerous drug ring. A martial-arts action drama of teen love, rage and betrayal. Script Excerpt

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The Flats

A married assistant D.A. falls for a vagabond girl living in the seedy Beach Flats area of Santa Cruz, California. His double life may lead him to a killer, but at the cost of his marriage and career. Script Excerpt

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Last Contact

On the brink of extinction by a deadly alien emperor, Earth's last salvation may be an orphaned, half-human, 17 year-old, naïve, sheltered, pacifistic farm girl who unknowingly is next in line to be queen of a benevolent alien federation that knows the shocking truth of Earth's origins.

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Vengeance Island

A young couple are stranded on a remote Alaskan island when their seaplane goes down in a winter storm. Soon, they realize they are being stalked --- and not just by wolves.

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Call of the Brazos

A rugged fast gun, haunted by the ghost of a past love thought dead and a false accusation of murder, has to prove his innocence and defend his ranch inheritance with the help of his new love, an aristocratic attorney. Both of whom have vague thoughts of familiarity neither can understand from a long forgotten lost love.

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Across The Brazos

Mistaken identity as a killer in Montana results in the man fleeing to Texas to start a new life and new home until suddenly he is forced to decide between the life and love he has there or return to Montana to face his fate.

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ANGELSKIN

Disturbing story of brutal serial killer, archangels battling fallen angels, and Armageddin looming for all! Script Excerpt

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My Buddy

A mafia princess searches for the murderer of her father and finds him in the most unlikely place of all--by her side. Script Excerpt

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Malleus

Adulterous husband burned at the stake for consorting with evil emerges in modern Los Angeles to stalk a fatherless young man he thinks is a reincarnation of his own son. Script Excerpt

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Love Lost And Found

A mild mannered widow becomes a warrior when she struggles with family problems and confronts a past relationship with gut-wrenching results.

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Te Mama

Move along, Karate Kid movies. African/Caribbean-American Mom and son learn two forms of karate, his a kick-ass sport to beat his white girlfriend’s jerk brother at a big tournament, hers a dancing kind for fitness and peace. Relationship miseries are solved after their two masters face off, then (Kara)Te Mama is stealth-attacked by the jerk brother.

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CHRISTMAS MITZVAH

Perfect story of love and a acceptance for the holiday season! Script Excerpt

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Snooks

The extraordinary true life story of Nate "Snooks" Gulliver, dancer and drummer extraordinaire, who played with Cab Calloway, Louis Armstrong and other greats and was Billie Holliday's childhood sweetheart. Script Excerpt

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Double Take

A couple, victimized by unscrupulous individuals in the financial industry and both mistakenly diagnosed with terminal cancer, concoct a joint scheme in which their nemesis unwittingly finances their exorbitant worldwide vacation under the watchful eye of an unorthodox Guardian Angel.

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SEVERELY GIFTED

A bright, lonely teenager learns about love and loss while taking a summer job to escape his abusive father.

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THE REDDITION

An idealistic monk crusades against manipulative, sadistic prefects at his order's reform school for boys.

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The Virgin Effect

Daughter of a middle-eastern oil billionaire, drugged and raped at a frat party, contacts a young L.A. surgeon to restore her virginity for her arranged marriage. When the surgeon's receptionist learns of the plan, she and her boyfriend decide on blackmail. Script Excerpt

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Riviera Drive

Three Latino felons on the run invade the home of a prosperous Latino insurance executive, who must reconnect with his own violent past to save his family. Script Excerpt

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Space Reserved

A thoughtless parking decision leads a young man into captivity and back to a long-ago crime he may have committed --- as a botched revenge plot traps him and two women in a couple of bedrooms with no escape from each other or the past. Script Excerpt

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ME & JACKIE

Touching story of an unlikely friendship between a self-imposed, junk yard hermit with guilt he can't shake and a young latchkey teenager from a poor Baltimore neighborhood. Script Excerpt

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The Deer and the Dolphin

NOTE: THE EXCERPT ABOVE IS THE THIRD SECTION OF THE DEER AND THE DOLPHIN. For pp. 1-80 e-mail jfdavanzo@poweroc.net In this future history sci-fi fantasy Nick, a solitary sailor, is witness to the degradation of Earth's ecology and becomes a central figure in Earth's recovery. Script Excerpt

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Keep In Touch

An active middle-age minister struggles with regret, and drug abuse and vows to break the cycle overcoming obstacles with remarkable determination, hope and belief he can do it. Quarter Finalist Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition Keep In Touch is a stand-alone screenplay that is part two of an American trilogy that faces the universal emotions of love, grief, empathy, and challenges. SEE SYNOPSIS

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2084

It's 2084. Several states have seceded in the USA and formed the United Socialist Republic. A brilliant, rebellious freedom-loving student experiences what life would be like when he resists the tolitarian regime.

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A GRUNT'S TALE

A tribute to Vietnam Veterans on this Veterans' Day. Award-winning parallel story of a Khe Sanh Vietnam Veteran and the young black woman employed by his sister who helps him work through his debilitating PTSD. Script Excerpt

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ROME IN WHITE

The assassination of an American president begins in 300 AD in Rome and proceeds to 2011 Washington DC and then returns to Rome in 307 AD for the assassination, death of Severus II on a day it snowed on Italy and Rome is in white.

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LOST AT SEA

High-seas survival adventure in a lifeboat, based on a true story and a controversial naval murder trial. As a disabled cruise ship is evacuated, one of its lifeboats is hopelessly lost at sea -- in the path of an oncoming storm. A junior officer, acting as captain, faces a moral dilemma when he realizes there are too many people in the boat to survive the storm: he must play God and decide who goes overboard to die, in order to save the majority of passengers. Script Excerpt

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LIFE WITHOUT FATHER

Ghost dramedy with family values, a la "Ghost" meets "Parenthood". An acclaimed news cameraman who's been neglecting his family for his career dies suddenly under mystical circumstances and returns home as a ghost to haunt his 12-year-old son a week before his 13th birthday. He only has a short time to teach his son life lessons and to learn how to be, and to redeem himself as, a once-absentee dad. Script Excerpt

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D.E.T.E.C.T.I.V.E.S

Two rival detectives join to solve a case whereby ten San Francisco detectives are being murdered by the Chinese Mafia. Little do they know, they're also on the hit list until... "And Then There Were None."

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The Catastrophe

An elderly, benevolent female philanthropist inadvertently employs a crimianl psychopath who generates havoc in her family, ultimately causes her death, justifying retaliation against him by her loyal, enigmatic, avenginng cat.

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THE LIGHT MAN

A woman at a music festival passes off two children to the light toy vendor. A disturbing twelve-page short that twists as we decide if she helped or hurt them. A professional script analyst says this of The Light Man: "I love the way you play with our expectations -- the way you make us look left, then slap us across the face and tell us to look right. You have a gift for that."

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CERTAIN ARRANGEMENTS

A naïve teen on probation for a first offense gets lured into using an old woman's flower shop where he works as a front for drug trafficking.

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Taken

Based on a true story. A college student is kidnapped at gunpoint and gang raped by three men, but when the law fails to bring about justice, her mother falls apart, only to mend and seek revenge against the rapists. It is a suspenseful story of pain and trauma that is righted through legal ways that almost went astray (murder), a story of healing and redemption. It exposes injustice and the repercussions that vibrate through a family.

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THE COMMON ROOM

A proud former religious superior, newly retired and fighting for his dignity at a retirement home for monks, meets up with an old, vengeful nemesis - and an old flame.

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CARLOTTA'S STORY

In a nursing home, Eugene O'Neill's third wife, Carlotta, tells a researcher the untold story of her tumultuous life with the famous playwright.

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Transmuters

They--cure cancer! A radiation leak occurs whilst two pharmacologist test a cancer curing drug; side effects resurface a few years later.

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The Novice Priest

The unexpected perils of a young timid priest.

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Sinful Play

Two complete strangers, who accidentally cross paths, soon realize they have a lot in common.

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Med Frenzy

Kendra falls victim to a horrifying skin disease, and while physicians label her psychotic, in her struggle to find her own cure, she discovers an underlying conspiracy. Script Excerpt

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THE WORD ON THE STREET

While trying to keep her family together, a young Catholic widow must also deal with prejudice as black families start moving into their all-white parish in 1950s West Philadelphia.

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CLEAN LIVIN'

When her actor boyfriend delays marriage claiming money woes, Isabel tries to turn her inherited Smalltown cleaning service into a quick buck. Trouble is, she's got no people skills and needs 150 straight profitable days before she can sell it.

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Then I Became Death, Destroyer of Worlds

NOTE: This screenplay was a finalist in the Film and Television/Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship Competition. J. Robert Oppenheimer, the scientific director of the Manhattan Project, seeks relief from his work in the arms of artist Georgia O’Keeffe. The strength of their relationship helps transform him from “the father of the atomic bomb” into an anti-nuclear advocate. It has been optioned by HBO producer Lee Levinson, at The Late Bloomer Co., Ltd., New York, New York. Script Excerpt

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