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A burned out middle-age accountant and a young daredevil woman form an improbable alliance on a dangerous rescue-mission to Mexico. First Place, Screenplay Festival, 2017.

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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.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 02/22/2014; Updated: 08/28/2018)

By Jonathan LaPoma.

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.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 04/02/2016; Updated: 08/20/2018)

By Gustavo Freitas.

During the Cold War an Intelligence Officer, haunted by the death of his wife, must stop a US Ambassador who plans to fraud the Brazilian elections.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 06/19/2018; Updated: 09/18/2018)

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.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: ; Updated: 07/17/2018)

By Jonathan LaPoma.

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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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 12/02/2016; Updated: 08/20/2018)

By Izzy Mariano.

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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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 08/16/2015; Updated: 08/04/2018)

By Jonathan LaPoma & Natalia Porras Sivolobova.

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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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 04/16/2014; Updated: 08/20/2018)

By Jonathan LaPoma.

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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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 04/15/2014; Updated: 08/20/2018)

By Allee Pitaccio.

Imagination and dreams come to life when a teenage Gitana and an African hash dealer form an unlikely friendship amidst prejudice and cultural clashes in Andalusia.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 05/02/2018; Updated: 05/02/2018)

By Jonathan LaPoma.

A first-year teacher in an at-risk Los Angeles middle school finds the inspiration to confront his bullies through his interactions with a lovable, but equally teased, student. [Ranked 2nd in the Urban short script category of MovieBytes.com's "Top 10 Contest Winning Scripts"]

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Format: Short Screenplay

(Posted: 06/27/2015; Updated: 08/20/2018)