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Best Family Screenplays

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ALTA CALIFORNIA

In 1780 California, a mixed-blood scout, violently torn from his tribe, struggles to return to his people.

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Curbside Service

A recently separated couple finds themselves stranded in the desert on their way to a family holiday function.

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Doors of Miracles

Anticipating another disaster, trembling, hesitantly, a young woman fights fear to thank God and triggers The Light of Heaven descending, projecting her to its source to return with supernatural powers, miracles and God speaks. Script Excerpt

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PIRANDELLO'S WIFE

Quiet, passive, obedient, a wonderful mother to her children and perfect wife to her Nobel Prize winning husband. Then, when it was time, she was locked away in an insane asylum for the final 40 years of her life. Here, she attempts to tell her story. https://pirandelloswife.com/ Script Excerpt

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Child of the Disappeared

In the shadow of Argentina's Dirty War, a woman facing terminal illness and her supportive husband embark on a poignant journey to find her long-lost son, confronting a pervasive web of silence and complicity. Script Excerpt

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THE SCRIPT

A mysterious young, Irish girl, who refuses to name herself, insists that Aiden O’Brien, a Los Angeles literary agent read her work—both their lives depend on it! Despite Aiden’s repeated attempts to destroy the script, it returns, together with a host of Celtic demons and a sign, in Gaelic, “The Past Does Not Die.” Script Excerpt

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Saving Mark Twain

MARK TWAIN, American superstar, has writer’s block, is nearly bankrupt, and fears his Muse is gone forever. But could an infuriating star-struck fan, RUDYARD KIPLING (23)-- an unknown newspaper reporter from India who invades his life and steals his teenage daughter’s heart-- be the surprising key that unlocks the famous author's biggest secret, restores his confidence-- and saves Mark Twain? Inspired by a true story.

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The Paper Route

On the eve of his 16th birthday, a teenager makes a discovery that could be his ticket out of his hellish small town life, but it means leaving his younger brother behind.

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Less Traveled

A well-known celebrity falls for a girl, unknowingly below his social status. He's torn between honoring his familial traditions and societal expectations regarding relationships or following his heart and true desires regardless of the consequences.

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The Mythical Golden Trout

When a cash-strapped family camping in the Sierras discovers a huge nugget of gold, the local police chief rounds up a posse of clueless misfits and sets out to steal it from them.

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Under No Circumstances

A grounded, independent survivalist, swearing off parenthood, is forced to venture outside of his comfort zone when he reluctantly falls for a lively single mother.

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THE QUISLING

When O’Clery, a high-profile Irish terrorist, is arrested at San Francisco airport, his deportation defense is led, surprisingly, by Sean Conlon, an inexperienced attorney. As the twists and turns unravel, Sean’s own family becomes the subject of an old betrayal. http://quislingmovie.com/

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RODEO

A wealthy, widowed New York socialite, and a know-it-all preacher enters the unfamiliar world of rodeo, determined to “rescue” the widow’s wayward daughter who has fallen for a young bull rider. But plans go comically awry. Eventually the rodeo and unlikely romances win the day. Script Excerpt

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Pearl Fisher

A fruitless search for a missing woman leads a hired detective down a rabbit hole of secrets to surprise revelations involving his own family. Script Excerpt

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An Empty Chair

Rather than spend Christmas alone, a college girl with a writing assignment confronts her estranged grandma but can’t let go of the family gossip in her pursuit of truth. Script Excerpt

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The Squawker

Two gonzo grad students and a fearless Native American woman clash with the FBI as they search for an endangered, sacred bird on her tribal homeland that could save the area from loggers. Script Excerpt

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By The Time I Got To Woodstock

1969: a young generation is letting their hair down, except for a high school sophomore who’s wound tighter than her ballerina bun. When she accidentally ends up on a magic bus to Woodstock, she goes on a long strange trip to find her true self. Script Excerpt

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In Between The River

Katie (on the spectrum) thinks her nomadic family is normal but as she transitions from child to teenager; her father Donald is frequently absent, her mother Judy tries too hard to hold them together and her older brother Kyle hides a secret that eventually surfaces to expose the family illusion. Script Excerpt

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SEIRIOS/ROBOMUTT

A boy finds a dog which is actually a dangerous military prototype.

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The Magnificent Kevin

The Magnificent Kevin, a young magician in the old west, teams up with Harry Houdini and a secret society of magicians to battle their arch-nemesis, Melvin the Mentalist.

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THE RUINS OF OZ

When burned-out ruins appear in a Kansas cornfield, an archeology professor discovers that the Wicked Witch of the West has returned and now threatens the Earth as well as Oz. Script Excerpt

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Family

Seeking a fresh start, a newly married couple and their teenage daughter move to a small town, but the daughter begins to suspect that her stepfather is hiding something sinister. Script Excerpt

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Buck and the Angel

A young boy, Buck Lynch, fatherless and living with his dying mother in his grandparent’s home, has a strong belief in the power of prayer. But his faith is tested when a mysterious stranger claiming to be an angel leads Buck to believe he has come to make his mother well when he has actually come for his mother’s life on Christmas Eve.

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Mate Matcher's Match

When a godless, seemingly carefree bachelor sets course to win a feisty, virginal Christian matchmaker, he collides with a righteous blockade that buckles only when she uncovers the personal trauma that cracked his moral compass. Script Excerpt

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Marlowe

A brown, Virginia, field mouse moves into the bedroom of eleven-year-old-Cole who teaches the animal to talk and wear clothes. In the end, Marlowe saves Cole and his family and a small group of humans and animals, from a virus that kills all animals globally in less than a year.

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LONG PATH TO PEACE

A drug lord's incorruptible and alienated step-son escapes into the wilderness where he saves his immortal Guide - the father he’s always wanted, from a never-ending, guilt-fueled nightmare. Script Excerpt

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FOR LIFE

Edged on by his incestuous sister-in-law, the president of a leading euthanasia group faces-off with his estranged anti-euthanasia daughter over the fate of his aged mother. Script Excerpt

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Love and Venom

After fleeing home as a child to escape the wrath of his deranged mother, a young man returns years later when he learns that his beloved father has just a few days to live and his mother wants to follow him to the gates of heaven.

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Union

NICHOLL QUARTERFINALIST!!!! With the holidays fast approaching, twelve-year-old Barnaby is under pressure from his father to discover his sexuality after his three siblings have recently announced that they are gay.

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CYCLONE

UNDER NEGOTIATION. Quarter-finalist Screen Lab 2019. Semi-finalist Fresh Voices 2020. Semi-finalist Emerging Screenwriters 2022. Stevie is fifteen years old and well on the way to becoming a hardened criminal; Dave is a cop, natural enemy of Stevie; Susie is Dave’s two-year-old daughter who is kidnapped during a cyclone. The last thing a teenage boy needs is a baby. But it falls to Stevie to save the baby – without knowing who she is and for totally unselfish motives – and thus to save Dave and his family from total disintegration.

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The Cemetery Plots

In this dark comedy, three elderly and wealthy ladies each purchase two expensive cemetery plots. Years earlier, their husbands had disappeared in a plane crash. They did not find their bodies. The women don’t want to be buried alone. Thus, they begin their quest to find men willing to be buried next to them. Script Excerpt

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The Rocking Horse Christmas

A seven year old boy named Cody saves Christmas with the help of his dog and two animated mice. In this action/animated adventure Cody passes through the fire of manhood by saving an ancient Christmas ornament that has been in his family for three hundred years.

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I Hear You

A belligerent boss berates his employees and struggles with his marriage and hearing-impaired son, but after he is caught pilfering from the company, the threat of losing his career is rectified by a most unlikely source.

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The Call

A young, untested convert to the Christian faith, faces and defeats his temptation to steal a wallet containing $1,500 by playing an imaginary baseball game to avoid letting himself and his team of fellow believers down; meanwhile, his adversary, the Devil, and his team, will use every trick in the book to make sure that he does fail. Script Excerpt

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Faithful Wife and Hooker

An outraged, prudish wife avenges her frustrated husband’s "intentional adultery” by disguising as a hooker and blackmailing him for cheating (!), which sets off a series of mutual deceptions that upon discovery ironically amends the couple’s mutual failings and restores their marriage. Think War of the Roses with a happy outcome!

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Everything I Have Is Yours

Thirteen-year-old Haylee stumbles on her father's affair with her mother's friend, who has come to stay after her home was burglarized. Haylee develops an unlikely friendship with the woman who is betraying her mother. Script Excerpt

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A Couple Of Joes

Joey uses his Grandpa Joe as part of a governor's campaign for a school project. But when the campaign is mistaken for the real thing, Grandpa becomes an overnight sensation and finds himself running for Governor, with the help of Joey and his buddies.

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Not About Money

A competent woman receives a promotion into a male-dominate leadership position only to be demoted and forced to sue. Her fight begins on the basis of principal, but she must fight for her career, her dignity, and the advancement of women in business.

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Home Like a Shadow

College girl accompanies her new boyfriend to his decaying San Joaquin Valley home town for his mother's birthday and is pulled into family conflicts and lost dreams dating back to the Civil War. Script Excerpt

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Turf War

As Florida neighbors fall in love, their rival lawn ornaments start a war. Script Excerpt

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Where In The World Is Matthew Redstone?

A father overcomes memory loss, homelessness and despair when his journalist son finds him languishing in a homeless shelter after searching twenty years for him. NEED AGENT OR MANAGER

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Braumaru

A clever sixth grader must learn to control her dreams or be trapped in them forever by a power hungry janitor intent on world domination.

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Space Life (Polished Screenplay)

Super Geek kid get in contact with aliens due to cooties issues causing him tissues, as aliens become his friends giving him a special device the kid gets revenge on his bullies, area 51 investigate deeply as an agent gets badly twice. Script Excerpt

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Pursuit of Wisdom

The Pursuit of Wisdom objectives are to find in life, Transcendent Truth, Knowledge, Goodness, Justice, and Beauty. Faith and Reason are essential especially when things are not fully known. The end objective of all wisdom is Perfect Love.

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Simon

A homeless youth must decide between a life on the streets or a life on a farm.

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Pretty Baby: The Tragic Death Of Marion Parker

Based on a shocking 1927 crime, a grieving woman exposes the decades-old truth about her twin sister's murder to prevent the killer's lawyer from publishing his own skewed account of the tragedy.

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Homeward Bound

Family and friends on earth eagerly pray for the healing of a woman who lays dying in a hospital room; meanwhile, another group of family and friends eagerly wait for the same woman to arrive in Paradise.

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MISS EVA

Burdened by her own heartbreak, a gifted young teacher comes to work for a family that has been beset by tragedy and changes all their lives for the better

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The Hidden Compromise

An Algerian student is detained by French police on terrorism charges and agrees to work with them as an informant on other ISIS members, but his act of compromise forces him to face false and outdated beliefs while considering weighty theological questions with powerful implications on world events.

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Just In Time for Christmas

Lance and Heather denied their love for each other since they were kids. Being home for The Christmas put them in the spirit of love and exposes their long-lived façade.

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Howlingween 5: Trip Along

Fate has dealt another terrible hand to the Forran family. Only wishing to enjoy a road trip across America, the family encounters a human-like wolf, the brainchild of a disturbed seven-year-old boy. Script Excerpt

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ONCE THERE WERE STORIES

In this family drama, Christmases of long ago, ones of togetherness, family entertainments, and memorable stories, as told by Grandpa Lynn, now living in his daughter, Rhiannon Nolan's, spare room, now contrast with those of the Nolan family with its packaged television and sports, relatives' distancing, and multitude of electronic distractions. Script Excerpt

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Parenting 101

When a successful hair stylist and her goal-oriented husband determine they need to make a decision about starting a family, they struggle with a year-long parenting experiment starting with houseplants, then pets, and finally other people's children. Script Excerpt

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THE AMAZING TOOTHBRUSH

A 11yr old boy receives a special toothbrush.

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Twisted

Scarred in a fire as an infant, an opportunistic young man suffers from distorted thinking, but the head of his rehab facility has his own twisted logic.

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TEXT ME

MAN'S BEST FRIEND IS NOT A DOG, IT'S A CELL PHONE.

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FISHING ON TUESDAYS

Friendship is the greatest catch.

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MAMMOTH REVENGE TRILOGY

It is an awesome action cinematic epic big screen trilogy. It has an exciting ending which has everyone sitting on the edge of their seats. Mammoth revenge Trilogy has an ending that could restart another movie. Mammoths are once again the heroes. There is romance for Frank and Kiana. Script Excerpt

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HAROLD'S PLACE

A COMEDY in the vein of Cheers. A sunny poolside condominium chickee bar & grill in Naples, Florida, patronized by local patrons, tourists, and condo owners that share experiences, tidbits, and jokes with one another as they consume their favorite beverages. Script Excerpt

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My Father's Worst Nightmare, short

With his boyfriend in tow, a college sophomore takes a weekend trip home for the express purpose of COMING OUT to his family and all hell breaks loose until a near tragedy triggers a father’s journey towards acceptance.

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Haven

After crashing on a deserted planet, two sisters fight to meet a deadline window to get rescued while being pursued by bloodthirsty, desperate prisoners who were shipwrecked and left for dead on this planet years ago. Script Excerpt

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Howlingween 4: Beastly Mist

A surprisingly intelligent swarm of flesh-eating insects is terrorising a small tourist community in Florida, leaving skeletons in its wake. It's left to a professor of entomology and the Forran family to battle the swarm. Script Excerpt

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GOING ALONE

When a biologist working on aN important environmental report dies mysteriously, his estranged daughter takes over his work while an assassin is closing in. Script Excerpt

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DOWN WITH DAD

A 3-time Man of the Year Dave McNabb tries to teach his teen son Lincoln a life lesson -- “do good things, good things happen.” But much to Lincoln's delight and wonderment, while things seem to take a turn for the better for him, they suddenly go south for dear old dad and bad things happen... very bad things. Script Excerpt

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ARMED:STAY

A grieving, young widow and mother will fight through severe depression and panic attacks to protect her family from a somewhat inept intruder who breaks into her home with a gun, a bullet wound, and an oxy addiction. Script Excerpt

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Whirlabout

A man returns home to care for his father who’s riding a downhill early-onset Alzheimer’s spiral, but dark secrets revealed about the family patriarch’s past shock him to the core, dramatically altering the course of the old man's care... as well as the direction of his own life. Script Excerpt

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THE GEPETTO PROTOCOL

To stay "real" in the real world after their last creator dies, an action figure, fashion doll, superhero, anime girl, and crash dummy—now real flesh and blood—must find new believers in ten days or be forgotten forever, and get help from two kids and their dad at a cosplay convention. (Animation or Live-Action)

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On Board

A "ship of fools" indeed: madcap teenagers, a lush head of security, a priest who loves riddles, a captain off death-row, a martial artist challenging a boxer — and a serial killer. Come on board for the cruise of a lifetime. Script Excerpt

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Howlingween 3: Red River County

A tourist-dependent town in Florida boasts of a historic inhabitant as being America's first serial killer, only to suffer his reawakening. Script Excerpt

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Howlingween 2: Clarry the Clown

Holiday-makers on a beautiful island resort find themselves trapped with a murderous clown. Script Excerpt

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Howlingween

A dream holiday turns nightmarish when a family encounters a malicious wolf and traders in fresh human organs. Script Excerpt

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Counterchance

An FBI agent goes to any length to save his family. Script Excerpt

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Splendid Isolation

A girl lost in the Alaskan wilderness meets her banished pet tiger — now fully grown. Together they survive many challenges — except, perhaps, one another. Script Excerpt

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Once Young

Two parent-less 18-year-olds fall in love and, alone and together, struggle with what love and maturity may look like amid an adult world that is often confusing and sometimes dangerous. A panoramic tale of life as seen through the eyes of innocence. Script Excerpt

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TEN OAKS

An aging Old South nursing home's residents and management fight to prevent the historical facility from being relocated by an unscrupulous state governor's scheme.

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NOT ANOTHER VAMPIRE STORY

An embarrassment-prone middle school girl's life gets risky when she suspects her pretty older sister's good-looking boyfriend is really a vampire, and sets out to prove it. (Animated or Live-Action)

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CHRISTMAS MITZVAH

Marita welcomes many of her sons ' LGBTQ friends into her home, creating a new "family" of love and acceptance - especially for those who were rejected by their own families for declaring their true selves. Script Excerpt

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WIFE SEARCH USA

SERIES CONCEPT WIFE SEARCH USA By Frank Amobi GENRE: REALITY TV LOGLINE: A wealthy bachelor realizes that women will never love him for himself, so, while in disguise, he embarks on finding a wife. SYNOPSIS PREMISE: AN ORDINARY MAN - NOT AN ANNOUNCED MILLIONAIRE OR PRETEND MILLIONAIRE as has been seen on other "reality" TV shows. The initial profile of the man embarked upon The WIFE SEARCH is presented at the beginning of the show. It reveals him to be an attractive, appealing, good looking and honorable man; a man of moderate income but loved and admired by his coworkers and friends. TWIST IN THE STORY/ADVENTURE: The penultimate show- once a wedding proposal has been accepted by the woman he has chosen, we will reveal through a true biography that he is in actuality a multi-millionaire who is seeking a wife not influenced by his money. At the begining of each segment, there will be a revelation of a packaged gift for whoever decides to drop out for any reasons. The video of the faces of the women who chose the packaged gift rather than proceed to the next level will be priceless. It will show that (for example) rather than being the mailroom supervisor of a successful company or firm, he is actually the CEO or owner of the company/firm. PLOT: Ten young women are selected by the television show's producers and told that unlike the shows they may have seen, the man they will meet is an " ordinary" man who is sincerely and seriously looking to meet " the girl of his dreams." He is "not claiming or pretending to be a millionaire." (This, it will be revealed at the denouement, is true: he did not claim to be a millionaire - in fact, he claimed not to be. Nor was he pretending to be - in reality, he was pretending not be.) This point of interest will be revealed to the TV viewers early in the first show, so that they might follow along on the " inside gag," as it were. RATIONALE: Most famous and wealthy bachelors are afraid that a woman may be interested in them for their money and status and not for who they really are as a person. That is, of course, the reason for prenuptial agreements. An alternative - which this show offers - the ability to live in disguise, as it were, until they find the woman of their dreams who is certainly in love with them as an individual. The revelation will be an exciting and shocking moment for the woman who is chosen. If the woman who is chosen is shocked, think of the women who had chosen to drop out because they did not like his job or 'moderate' lifestyle. A video will capture their faces as they watch a closed circuit screen in a nearby room. A condition of each woman's participation is that if she dropped out,or not chosen as the bribe, she will be required to attend the wedding. DEVELOPMENT: Build a set outside a work district and hold auditions for the would-be contestants of a 'good catch' bachelor. The bachelor, watching through a two-way mirror or a monitor of some kind, chooses ten women he would like to know better. They will not see him during this selection process. The women will be divided into two groups of five contestants. At the end of each episode or segment each woman gets to decide if she will go on to the next round or accept a nice gift basket of diamond bracelets, cash, etc., and drop out. She will be asked about her compatibility with the bachelor etc. and then make her decision. CONCEIVED BY FRANK AMOBI ---WRITTEN BY F. AMOBI & V. GARNETT FRAMOBY REALITY/SIT-COM. & GAME SHOWS TELEVISION© FRAMOBY@AOL.COM_____Copyright, 2003 Library of Congress-wga

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THE INTELLIGENT PROCESS

They are those people we call the " NERDS " but these nerds are different, they are stylish, they are trendy, they command attention, most of all, they have the highest IQ'S in the world. Ladies and Gentlemen, meet the students of THE INTELLIGENT PROCESS.

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Shadow on the Heartland

A successful Wall Street attorney reluctantly returns to rural North Dakota to help his family fight against an agricultural corporate giant that's quickly taking over the food industry with dangerous GMO seeds. Script Excerpt

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Sunnyside

Quirky young woman gets drunk on her high-tech job and ends up in a strange rehab where she must come to terms with her choices and history. Adapted from my published short story. Script Excerpt

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SWIM FOR YOUR LIVES

A dysfunctional father and daughter vacationing in Bali, conflicted over a pending divorce, are sole survivors of a plane crash at sea and try to swim to the nearest coast, fighting both natural and human elements of danger. Alternate version for a different location: British Columbia, Canada. Script Excerpt

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ME & JACKIE

A junkyard hermit (who was friends with the great Jackie Robinson) with guilt from a long-ago tragedy befriends a young latchkey teenager from a poor Baltimore neighborhood. Script Excerpt

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The Deer and the Dolphin

This is the story of a world wide sacrifice teens make to save our planet. In this future history sci-fi fantasy Nick, a solitary sailor, is witness to the degradation of Earth's ecology and becomes a central figure in Earth's recovery. Script Excerpt

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FLASHDRIVE

Washington D.C. area copywriter, Alice, is having one of the worst days of her life. She has a terrible hot flash episode on the Metro, strips, and then gets stuck in the door when she tries to exit! When she gets to work things go even worse for her... Script Excerpt

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JANIE LOVES BOLLYWOOD!!

A fun and fresh reworking of "It's a Wonderful Life!" - but Bollywood style with a Goth girl and a hot Bollywood actor "angel" instead of George Bailey and Clarence. Script Excerpt

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The Liberty Bell Sweepstakes

A dazzling young woman who claims she can “invent the future” leads three lovestruck guys on a zany quest to win a big pile of cash on the Fourth of July. Script Excerpt

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LIFE WITHOUT FATHER

Ghost dramedy with inspirational, faith-based family values, a la "Ghost" meets "Parenthood". An acclaimed news cameraman who's been neglecting his family for his career dies suddenly under mystical circumstances and returns home as a ghost to haunt his 12-year-old son a week before his 13th birthday. He only has a short time to teach his son life lessons and to learn how to be, and to redeem himself as, a once-absentee dad. Script Excerpt

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