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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 (#1 ranked Comedy and GLBT script on MovieBytes).

Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 04/02/2016; Updated: 09/07/2019)

By Robert and Lois Gately.

When Joe’s 39 year-old addicted and pregnant daughter appears on his doorstep, his sedentary life is about to disappear forever.

Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 09/19/2012; Updated: 05/04/2019)

By Robert Gately.

A retired police officer goes to the current-day Army/Navy football game with his two wacky friends intending to jump onto the field and score a touchdown he should’ve scored decades ago when he fumbled during the same football classic as time ran out, only this time dozens of security guards await him, and it’ll be a friggin’ miracle if he succeeds.

Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 08/19/2003; Updated: 05/04/2019)

By Joann Collins.

America is in violent upheaval, and Amelia Connor will do whatever it takes to get her children out of the country and to safety in Canada. Even if it involves facing down armed raiders, challenging a military order determined stop fleeing citizens, braving the life-threatening dangers of a vast wilderness and, perhaps toughest of all, finding common ground with the ex-husband who unwittingly fueled the movement that caused this chaos.

Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 05/03/2019; Updated: 10/19/2019)

By Christina Babinsack.

A professional love songwriter, whose in a major slump, falls for her obnoxious cousin's fiancé.

Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 04/16/2019; Updated: 08/18/2019)

By Robert Gately and Drew Keil.

Self-exiled at home for decades, an agoraphobic mother must choose between her recluse life and trekking through the scary bustle of NYC to see her estranged daughter perform a solo at Carnegie Hall and, while she takes this voyage with her two loved-starved friends, this eclectic, female ensemble allow us to laugh and cry while making us believe we are never too old to dream and never too young to forgive

Format: Stageplay

(Posted: 08/19/2003; Updated: 05/04/2019)

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)]

Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 04/16/2014; Updated: 09/07/2019)

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).]

Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 04/15/2014; Updated: 09/07/2019)

By John J. Maffucci.

An American citizen of Hispanic descent suffering from a fatal disease is denied medical treatment from his HMO is prosecuted for medicaid fraud after he impersonates an illegal alien and receives the medical assistance that saves his life.

Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 10/13/2007; Updated: 09/07/2019)

By Gene Gwynne.

An American Odyssey of adventure, love, and death that portrays with nostalgic hindsight the dawn of the modern era through the trials and tribulations of a young visionary's 1906 lone journey by automobile from Los Angeles to San Francisco.

Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 01/08/2017; Updated: 12/10/2018)

By John J. Maffucci.

After the brutal murder of his mother, an orphan becomes a technologically advanced vigilante, dispensing justice to violent predators who evaded punishment due to loopholes in the law.

Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 09/11/2012; Updated: 09/14/2019)

By Mark Golik.

A gifted chemist watches his comfortable suburban life unravel as a long-buried secret talent for creating deadly concoctions is threatened with exposure when it falls into the wrong hands.

Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 05/27/2009; Updated: 09/08/2019)

By Jonathan LaPoma.

A successful but unhappy novelist reluctantly returns to his childhood town to attend a friend's funeral and reminisces about his experiences playing basketball on a city court to escape his abusive home. [Ranked 7th in the Urban category of MovieBytes.com's "Top 10 Contest Winning Scripts"]

Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 04/15/2014; Updated: 09/07/2019)

By Robert Gately.

Greedy executives of a large corporation implement an illegal downsizing process, and they would've gotten away with it but they didn’t count on a desperate employee whose courage and family loyalty proves much stronger than any of their corporate policies.

Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 08/19/2003; Updated: 05/04/2019)

By John J. Maffucci.

An inveterate thief rediscovers God after he mistakenly steals the identity of a high-profile mobster in the Witness Protection Program who is marked for execution and is pursued by Organized Crime contract killers.

Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 03/03/2011; Updated: 09/14/2019)