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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: 01/17/2018
Author Bio: In addition to the inspirational sports biopic THE COLOR OF THE PUCK, a finalist in the 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, 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 InkTip.com and Stage 32, and at markgolik.com.

Contest Results: ScreenCraft Family (Semifinalist) [2015]
Black Screenplays Matter (Semifinalist) [2018]
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]