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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.

Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 02/22/2014; Updated: 01/05/2019)

By Danielle R Erlich.

When a bullied teenager seeks refuge by an Irish castle, he travels to a magical world he never knew existed where his long-lost father turns out to be king. But the king has been kidnapped by an unknown assailant, and now the responsibility to rescue him falls to his clueless son.

Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 10/20/2017; Updated: 06/17/2019)

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: 04/03/2019)

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 David J Schroeder.

A lost nuclear bomb is found on a stranded ship heading for the Gulf of Mexico.

Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 08/18/2012; Updated: 05/07/2019)

By Jeffrey Allen Russel & Lynda Lemberg.

During the Civil Rights era, a white supremacist colludes with a judge to entrap African Americans for his lobotomies. When a Black track star is sent to his asylum after she retaliates against the racist girls at school, her brilliant best friend teams up with an edgy journalist to free her and expose the conspiracy.

Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 10/31/2016; Updated: 08/28/2018)

By Michael Gibrall.

Two immortals, with different agendas, quest for the Spear of Destiny, while an underground society hunts for the secrets of never ending life.

Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 02/17/2016; Updated: 08/31/2018)

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]

Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 12/02/2016; Updated: 04/03/2019)

By Charles DeRykus.

A WW1 German-Jewish vet with PTSD flees Germany to join family in the Netherlands then struggles with his demons as a member of the Dutch Resistance. [5 Contest Finalist Awards in 2017]

Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 09/27/2017; Updated: 05/04/2019)

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 David J Schroeder.

LOG LINE: A young girl begins her life as an Asian martial arts Mensa chick in search of the American Dream. SYNOPSIS: Lana Liu, disguised as a boy, enters a Chinese martial arts academy, only to be discovered. She fights to support her grandmother, and begin her journey to the home of her father, the USA. Winner of 4 'Best Screenplay' awards.

Format: Short Screenplay

(Posted: 01/27/2012; Updated: 05/06/2019)

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: 04/03/2019)

By Maria Massei-Rosato.

A mother/daughter story in the backdrop of a cross-country bicycle adventure, the strong-willed daughter and her reluctant husband cycle Seattle to Brooklyn and along the way, she learns what it will take to care for her ailing mom: strength in the face of adversity, patience when confronted with a challenge, and faith when all seems lost.

Format: Screenplay

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

By Jonathan LaPoma.

Two estranged best friends set off on a road trip to explore what truths unite people in a modern America dominated by apathy and discord. It is soon clear, however, that truth is the last thing either man seeks. [20 awards/honors, including first place in the 2016 London Film Awards, the 2014 Awareness Film Festival, and the 2014 West Field Screenwriting Awards].

Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 04/15/2014; Updated: 04/03/2019)

By Jonathan LaPoma.

In Mexico, a drug cartel boss kidnaps a washed-up Hollywood director, and the two are driven to insanity while shooting a documentary about the boss's once-powerful cartel--a project meant to help both men reclaim lost glory.

Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 02/08/2018; Updated: 04/03/2019)

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: 04/03/2019)

By Donald MacLaren & Dianne Racek.

A serial killer begins killing people and leaving a rabbit’s foot behind, but out of the possible suspects an innocent man is found guilty while the Bunny Man is still free and has kidnapped a female reporter.

Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 10/31/2018; Updated: 10/31/2018)

By James Sladack.

Green Berets and Marines time-jump to save the 21st century from the Apocalypse by killing a rogue SEAL team bent on rescuing Jesus from the Cross.

Format: TV Pilot

(Posted: 02/22/2019; Updated: 05/17/2019)

By Dan O'Sullivan.

A young career woman falls in with two bank-robbing vampires after they take her hostage as they head cross-country with an agenda and an ambitious NYPD detective on their trail.

Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 06/28/2017; Updated: 06/16/2019)