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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 JAMES B SAUNDERS.

CHARGE! Rough Rider President Teddy Roosevelt takes on all comers – Banana Republics, Wall Street bigwigs and Congress – to build the Panama Canal. The real story. Can be expanded to TV miniseries. Professional Coverage: “Recommend” Dave Trottier (Author “The Screenwriter’s Bible.”) SEMI-FINALIST Fade In Awards rue Story/Bio Competition

Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 07/08/2018; Updated: 03/03/2019)

By JAMES B SAUNDERS.

Federal Agents -- including a young J. Edgar Hoover and a badass female translator -- track German saboteurs plotting the July 30, 1916 Black Tom Island explosion in New York harbor - the terrorist attack on America! Professional Coverage: “Recommend” - Dave Trottier (Author “The Screenwriter’s Bible”). SEMI-FINALIST - Fade In Awards-True Story/Bio Contest

Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 03/03/2018; Updated: 03/03/2019)

By JAMES B SAUNDERS.

A famed Hollywood actor produces and stars in an Off-Broadway musical about his idle – the acclaimed, world renowned but long forgotten musical hall entertainer, Sir Harry Lauder. A biographical musical extravaganza. All music public domain.

Format: Screenplay

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

By JAMES B SAUNDERS.

SHE WAS THE PRESIDENT! When Woodrow Wilson suffers a massive stroke in 1919, First Lady Edith Wilson launches a mammoth White House cover-up and runs the presidency herself—for 18 months! Think “Iron Lady” (2011). Based on the true, actual historical events. Professional Coverage: “Recommend” Dave Trottier (Author, “The Screenwriter’s Bible”)

Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 07/08/2018; Updated: 03/03/2019)

By JAMES B SAUNDERS.

In 1903 Chicago, a crusading reporter exposes of the “Absolutely Fireproof” Iroquois Theatre, as a fire trap. He is proven right. Based on the true incident. No one was ever punished. Professional Coverage: "Recommend” - Dave Trottier (Author “The Screenwriter's Bible")

Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 09/07/2019; Updated: 09/07/2019)

By JAMES B SAUNDERS.

A FORGOTTEN MUSICAL GENIUS! James Reese Europe fights racism, Army prejudice and the Germans when he takes command of the “Harlem Hellfighters” band, introduces jazz and pop tunes; he revolutionizes military band music forever. A WW1 action musical biopic; all music public domain. Can be adapted to TV miniseries. Professional Coverage: “Recommend” Dave Trottier (Author “The Screenwriter’s Bible.”) OFFICIAL FINALIST - New York Screenplay Competition

Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 08/02/2015; Updated: 03/03/2019)

By JAMES B SAUNDERS.

NYC politician William M. “Boss” Tweed loots the city treasury for millions until exposed by the upstart New York Times and immigrant cartoonist Thomas Nast. Political drama/strong contemporary relevance. Heavy non-comic animation and graphics. Professional Coverage: “RECOMMEND” – Dave Trottier (Author, “The Screenwriter’s Bible”)

Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 09/07/2019; Updated: 09/07/2019)

By JAMES B SAUNDERS.

“NEVER RETREAT, NEVER SURRENDER!” Ex-President Ulysses S. Grant struggles to complete his “Personal Memoirs” while combatting terminal cancer. He produces a masterpiece. The true story. Can be expanded to TV miniseries. Professional Coverage: “Recommend” - Dave Trottier (Author, The Screenwriter’s Bible) SEMI-FINALIST Fade In Awards - True Story/Bio Competition

Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 07/08/2018; Updated: 03/03/2019)

By JAMES B SAUNDERS.

A TOE-TAPPING MUSICAL! Legendary performers Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, Eubie Blake and Bert Williams relive their show business triumphs in spite of racism and theatrical bigotry. An epic musical drama and biopic. All music public domain; can be expanded to TV musical miniseries. Professional Coverage: “Recommend” Dave Trottier (author, “The Screenwriter’s Bible.”)

Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 07/08/2018; Updated: 03/03/2019)