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Pro Spotlight Script:
After a tragic death, a grieving mother moves into an isolated farm to help her troubled teenage son cope – only to discover the farm is haunted by the ghost of a young man who committed suicide there, and he’s targeted her son as his next victim. 1st Place, Stage 32/Happy Writers New Blood, 2015.

True Story Screenplay Competition

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Searching for: All formats, All genres, True Story, Any budget, Sort by RANK

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.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 02/22/2014; Updated: 04/25/2017 )

By David J Schroeder.

A paralyzed young man's broken spirit and intellectual pride is challenged as a live-in supervisor in a halfway house for the mentally disabled. Winner of 18 'Best Screenplay' awards. Previously #1 on the MovieBytes.com feature Drama & Family 'Winning Lists.'

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 05/16/2011; Updated: 08/06/2017 )

By Patricia Poulos.

The world’s most powerful men wanted ‘what she’s got’ but they failed, releasing a tiger which would ultimately devour them.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 07/02/2014; Updated: 01/28/2018 )

By Marc DeLamater.  Interview

Imagine going around the world under the sea onboard the world's most advanced submarine. It sounds like "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea," but it really happened. In this dramatic true story, an American nuclear submarine captain announces to his new, untested crew that their maiden voyage is now a far more dangerous top-secret mission - to make the first submerged circumnavigation of the Earth.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 07/03/2006; Updated: 07/03/2017 )

By Arty Finkelstein & Andrew Garrett.  Interview

A young man is shoved violently, out of spite, into the U.S. Army at the height of the Vietnam War. They know he doesn’t belong--and he’s finding all the wrong ways to get out. Synopsis PDF Excerpt

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(Posted: 03/24/2013; Updated: 11/06/2017 )

By Maria Lennon.

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. Synopsis

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 01/10/2010; Updated: 12/02/2017 )

By JJ Frey, PhD.

A desperate lone wolf battles to bring down a corrupt and treacherous Big Pharma CEO, after his daughter’s brain is fried by the Pharma’s illegally marketed psychiatric drug. Synopsis PDF Excerpt

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 07/04/2017; Updated: 09/06/2017 )

By Patricia Fox.  Interview

In 1991, a group of high school seniors navigate the treachery of young adulthood, while seeking the ultimate Minneapolis experience, seeing the legendary Prince perform live at First Avenue on Halloween night, when a freak blizzard threatens their plan. Synopsis PDF Excerpt

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 05/25/2016; Updated: 01/06/2018 )