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By Lynda Lemberg and Jeffrey Allen Russel.

In 1840, an unconventional widow risks her life when she joins forces with a charismatic journalist, brutalized tenant farmers and a traumatized exile she rescues in Montreal, to stop the most powerful men in Scotland from violently evicting Gaelic Highlanders, unaware of her own family's complicity in the ethnic cleansing.

Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 02/22/2014; Updated: 01/05/2019)

By Jeffrey Allen Russel & Lynda Lemberg.

During the Civil Rights era, a white supremacist colludes with a judge to entrap African Americans for his lobotomies. When a Black track star is sent to his asylum after she retaliates against the racist girls at school, her brilliant best friend teams up with an edgy journalist to free her and expose the conspiracy.

Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 10/31/2016; Updated: 08/28/2018)

By Joseph Leone.

Aided by a mysterious shadow organization, a dynamic woman, predestined to make an impact on the world is mere days away from an upset victory in the 2024 US Presidential General Election. However, all is not well, as this same organization is conspiring with the VP candidate to take her out, and overthrow the country.

Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 06/19/2019; Updated: 07/06/2019)

By Danny Howell.

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.

Format: Screenplay

(Posted: ; Updated: 07/06/2019)

By Robert Gately.

A retired police officer goes to the current-day Army/Navy football game with his two wacky friends intending to jump onto the field and score a touchdown he should’ve scored decades ago when he fumbled during the same football classic as time ran out, only this time dozens of security guards await him, and it’ll be a friggin’ miracle if he succeeds.

Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 08/19/2003; Updated: 05/04/2019)

By Robert Gately and Drew Keil.

Self-exiled at home for decades, an agoraphobic mother must choose between her recluse life and trekking through the scary bustle of NYC to see her estranged daughter perform a solo at Carnegie Hall and, while she takes this voyage with her two loved-starved friends, this eclectic, female ensemble allow us to laugh and cry while making us believe we are never too old to dream and never too young to forgive

Format: Stageplay

(Posted: 08/19/2003; Updated: 05/04/2019)

By David J Schroeder.

LOG LINE: A young girl begins her life as an Asian martial arts Mensa chick in search of the American Dream. SYNOPSIS: Lana Liu, disguised as a boy, enters a Chinese martial arts academy, only to be discovered. She fights to support her grandmother, and begin her journey to the home of her father, the USA. Winner of 6 'Best Screenplay' awards.

Format: Short Screenplay

(Posted: 01/27/2012; Updated: 07/10/2019)

By David J Schroeder.

THE BIG IDEA: a jack-ass odyssey. A disabled germaphobic/dirty joke scholar, a Black/Swedish hip-hop poet, a multiple personality John Doe, and a martial arts American/Asian Mensa chick want to collect a $10 million court settlement from infomercial giant, fat-man Tony Idoni, for their 'Big Idea' - a telephone condom. But they find that the biggest of big ideas is LOVE. FOUR 'Best Screenplay' award, and ONE 'Best Dialogue' award. Recent winner of Best Comedy feature in the Canadian Diversity FF.

Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 01/27/2012; Updated: 07/11/2019)

By Russ Meyer.

Local ordinance states: “Lawns must be mowed every 2 weeks”, a suburban couple’s only crime is not mowing their lawn (buried under snow) in December, the story follows their travails trying to save their home from being demolished by a monster we created: Government!

Format: Short Screenplay

(Posted: 09/18/2010; Updated: 07/10/2019)

By Robert Gately.

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.

Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 08/19/2003; Updated: 05/04/2019)

By Robert Gately.

A mother's dim wit, a child's mischievous behavior, and a father's blasé attitude on child rearing clash in a harrowing experience that has the mother close to a nervous breakdown.

Format: Short Screenplay

(Posted: 01/19/2004; Updated: 05/04/2019)

By ANNE KRUSE.

Ronald's forgetfulness lands him and his girlfriend in a strawberry field dealing with a situation that pops up challenging his ability to protect both of them. Unfortunately, he may have foiled himself right into a horrifying consequence.

Format: Short Screenplay

(Posted: 12/02/2009; Updated: 03/02/2019)

By ANNE KRUSE.

In the old West, a young and hopeful man's announcement can certainly rock his girlfriend's boat.

Format: Short Screenplay

(Posted: 12/02/2009; Updated: 03/02/2019)