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The Color Of The Puck

Amidst the backdrop of the American civil rights movement, Canadian Willie O'Ree overcomes racial prejudice and a career-threatening injury to become "the Jackie Robinson of hockey," the first black man to play in the National Hockey League.

Written by: Mark Golik     [Contact Author]
Format: Screenplay
Budget: Modest
Starring Roles For: Roger Cross
Derek Luke
Dule Hill
In the Vein Of: Men of Honor
Remember The Titans
The Rookie
Posted: 08/26/2004
Updated: 06/07/2017
Author Bio: In addition to the inspirational sports biopic THE COLOR OF THE PUCK, a finalist in the 2014 Canada International Film Festival Screenplay Contest, the FilmMakers International Screenwriting Awards, the Extreme Screenwriting Contest, the Great American Screenplay Competition and the All Sports Los Angeles Film Festival, optioned writer Mark Golik is the author of the biological thriller DEATHWIND (semifinalist, WriteMovies Writing Contest, FilmStream Screenplay Competition), the supernatural drama BECAUSE THE NIGHT (semifinalist, FilmMakers International, Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition) and the suspense drama POTION MAN (finalist, California Film Awards, Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition). Information on all scripts, including the new sci-fi / horror spec SNOW (quarterfinalist, 2013 Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition; finalist, Creative World Awards, Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition) as well as a detailed list of all awards can be found on and Stage 32, and at

Contest Results: ScreenCraft Family (Semifinalist) [2015]
Canada Fest (Finalist) [2014]
Table Read (Finalist) [2010]
Nashville Fest (Quarterfinalist) [2014]
TLLjournal (Finalist, 4th Runner-Up) [2012]
All Sports (Finalist) [2010]
AceFest (Finalist) [2010]
Great American (Finalist) [2010]
FilmMakers/Feature (Finalist) [2006]
Extreme Feature (Finalist) [2009]
American Zoetrope (Quarterfinalist) [2005]
Fresh Voices Feature (Quarterfinalist) [2011]
Cinequest (Honorable Mention) [2005]
Screenwriting Expo (Honorable Mention) [2004]