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By Michael Gibrall.

Two immortals, with different agendas, quest for the Spear of Destiny, while an underground society hunts for the secrets of never ending life.

Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 02/17/2016; Updated: 08/31/2018)

By Danny Howell.

Paul, 15, makes a discovery that could be his ticket out of his oppressive life in southern Indiana, but taking it means leaving his younger brother behind.

Format: Screenplay

(Posted: ; Updated: 04/16/2019)

By Charles DeRykus.

A WW1 German-Jewish vet with PTSD flees Germany to join family in the Netherlands then struggles with his demons as a member of the Dutch Resistance. [5 Contest Finalist Awards in 2017]

Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 09/27/2017; Updated: 05/04/2019)

By Joe Borriello.

A pocket-sized alien prince travels to Earth to open relations, only to discover his cousin is plotting his assassination to steal the crown and achieve galactic domination, starting with Earth.

Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 02/13/2019; Updated: 05/04/2019)

By Danny Howell.

When a troubled girl's visions of her high school classmates' murders start coming true, she suspects her father is the killer.

Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 08/06/2004; Updated: 04/03/2019)

By Brent Hartinger.

(Family/Animation): In the four kingdoms of Spades, Hearts, Clubs, and Diamonds, where people are ranked by numbers, a group of lowly "twos" tries desperately to stop the Queen of Spades from overthrowing the other kingdoms. (This screenplay was a "featured"/top-rated script on both TheBlackList.com and SpecScout.com.)

Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 05/07/2014; Updated: 02/12/2019)

By Keith Davidson.

Winner of multiple contests (including Disney and WB), this detective comedy is about a struggling mystery author who's writing a novel based on her fiancé detective’s big murder case and discovers he missed a key clue, then sets out with her eccentric editor to re-solve the murder. But to win back her respect and save their relationship the fiancé must beat them to the punch. The film is presented in three different genres — film noir, Hollywood glamour, and pulp – depending on which character is telling the story.

Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 02/07/2001; Updated: 03/05/2019)

By Chris Fetherolf & Brian Holm.

The Magnificent Kevin, a young magician in the old west, teams up with Harry Houdini and a secret society of magicians to battle their arch-nemesis, Melvin the Mentalist.

Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 04/16/2018; Updated: 01/05/2019)

By Patricia Fox.

The Chief of Police investigates the murder of a young woman while confronting the Sheriff, who blocks his every move for jurisdiction, in order to protect himself from the Chief finding out about his ties to both the murder victim and the killer.

Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 01/01/2009; Updated: 01/08/2019)

By Ernestina Juarez.

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 - 2018 Academy Nicholl Screenplay Competition)

Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 12/13/2018; Updated: 05/04/2019)

By Michael Gibrall.

A secret agent, who wants out of the business, has an accidental encounter with an undercover cop investigating the criminal underworld.

Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 03/23/2014; Updated: 08/31/2018)

By Kyle Lavore.

During a road trip to reconcile with his estranged brother, a terminally ill young man forms an important bond with a down-on-her-luck hitchhiker who tried to rob him.

Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 02/14/2019; Updated: 02/14/2019)

By Chuck Loch.

A U.S. Army interrogator in Afghanistan uncovers details of an al-Qaeda plot to detonate a nuclear device in Washington, DC as the President delivers his State of the Union Address. But, in the process of interrogation, SHE bonds with her prisoner and fights to save him from the death sentence brought on by his own disclosures.

Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 08/11/2003; Updated: 05/04/2019)

By Matthew Tolbert.

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.

Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 11/18/2013; Updated: 05/05/2019)

By Stephen Levy.

A sex-starved man's plans to murder his frigid wife go dangerously off-track when a couple they both intimately know shows up on their private island. Low Budget: 1 location, 2 couples, 2 small roles

Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 09/05/2005; Updated: 07/07/2018)

By Matthew Tolbert.

The Viking Leif Eriksson, who, to prove himself to his legendary father Erik the Red, embarks on a dangerous voyage to find new lands and inadvertently discovers America.

Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 02/21/2015; Updated: 05/05/2019)

By Shannonn Kelly.

Two similar looking 'Regular Joes' find themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time and accidentally become robbery suspects when onlookers wrongly identify them both as prime suspects.

Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 10/13/2016; Updated: 10/18/2018)

By Kate Maney.

Shakespeare's Daughter is a romp through Elizabethan England that follows a young noblewoman's quest to find the real Shakespeare, win a cash purse offered by the Queen's chief councillor, and extricate herself from the marriage arranged by her noble family.

Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 10/29/2006; Updated: 03/02/2019)

By kate maney.

The true story of an up-and-coming young artist in 1870's Paris -- Berthe Morisot -- her ill-fated love affair with the renowned Edouard Manet, and her eventual emergence as one of the leaders of the rebellious French Impressionist movement.

Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 08/05/2008; Updated: 03/02/2019)

By Stephen Levy.

When a logical-thinking high school senior discovers that he is the son of mythological gods, he and his three pals go on a fantastical journey of Olympian trials. Live action or animation

Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 09/05/2005; Updated: 07/07/2018)

By kate maney.

During the summer of 1968, at her grandmother's Northern California resort cottage, 13-year-old Charley McKinnon learns about friendship, sex, love and forgiveness against the backdrop of America's growing social and political unrest.

Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 08/05/2008; Updated: 03/02/2019)

By Stephen Levy.

A dull literature professor and his flunking spirited- student make strange bedfellows when both become comatose and are trapped in her dream. It becomes apparent that only one can return from their deep sleep as they fall in love in this comedy/fantasy. Live action or animation

Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 10/23/2005; Updated: 07/07/2018)

By DENNIS DeBon.

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

Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 11/26/2013; Updated: 01/09/2019)

By Michael Gibrall.

*** Listed on THE BLACK LIST currently with a score of 10/10! http://blcklst.com/ *** ***OFFICIAL SELECTION - Love Unlimited Film Festival *** A college student inherits a billboard sign business and inadvertently advertises her dating status when trying to sell ad space .

Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 12/04/2011; Updated: 08/31/2018)