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CHARMER - BREAKOUT TO MEXICO

Maria (a lonely drug runner) enlists Peter (a lonely ex-narc) as her wingman for a dangerous ‘road trip’ to Mexico - with the mysterious aide of Grandma (a venerable DEA agent).

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HAVANA RUN

Prodigal son, Emilio Garcia returns home for the funeral of his younger brother, then unwittingly leaves again with an ‘old girlfriend with baggage’ on a forbidden trip/ action adventure vacation to Havana, Cuba.

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McBrides

When her male reporters, including her sexist brother, volunteer to take part in a Ukrainian bride service for an article, a senior editor must do all that she can to contain the craziness that follows, and guide the guys into finding true love. Script Excerpt

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Kibou

A tenacious young Japanese-American's loyalties, duties, and illicit interracial relationship are tested to the limits when his family is separated by the US government and imprisoned during a time of fear and paranoia surrounding WWII.

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Uniforms

Based on true events, a coming-of-age/immigration/love story takes us from central 1950's Mexico to Chicago (and a stint in Vietnam). A crooked legal system tried mightily to thwart a young man. Scouts and martial arts figure in his favor, along with family, pluck, honest work and a supernatural drum element. (This is the updated previous winner script "Machismo, Machisma").

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Season of Mists

A Kurdish escapee from an honor killing is imprisoned in a detention center, from which she must find the strength to resist her captors and gain freedom--forcing a confrontation with the brother that still wants her dead. Script Excerpt

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NOMADS

(Romantic Comedy): Seeking excitement, Sophie impulsively becomes a "digital nomad" -- someone who works remotely while traveling the world. But her new lifestyle proves more difficult than expected, especially when she keeps running into Elijah, a handsome fellow nomad, and circumstances always seem to push them apart. Script Excerpt

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Lonely Creek

When a self-reliant but sheltered woman loses her last living relative in 1876 Wyoming, she must fend off a greedy rancher, a lovestruck marshal, and a desperate outlaw to maintain the family farm and protect her newfound independence.

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La Tierra Que Yo Amo (Land That I Love)

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)]

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Restaurant La Vérité - the American Dream

Homeless Betrand, aged 38, and 12 years illegal refugee BOY eat leftovers out of La Vérité’s garbage bin. To get better meals, they secretly drop cooking tips in the restaurant’s letterbox. These recipes make the restaurant and its discriminating owner famous. But it is BOY who finally becomes the youngest 3 star Michelin cook ever. Script Excerpt

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LABYRINTH OF DESTINY

During the Mexican-American War, Lieutenant Ulysses Grant falls in love with a young Mexican woman who helps American slaves escape bondage. The war separates them, but years later they meet again when the woman is dispatched to the United States to seek an alliance to prevent France from conquering Mexico and becoming an ally of the Confederacy. (Finalist - Academy Nicholl Screenplay Competition) Script Excerpt

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Timeless

Two young lovers endure an "on and off-again" romance through the years only to end up in unhappy marriages longing for one another until the star-crossed lovers meet again.

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Jane, The Legend of Mountain Charley

A woman in the 1850's gives up her children to The Sisters of Mercy, changes into men's clothing and spends the next twelve years looking for her husband's killer. She was fifteen years old and this is a true story. Jane is an award-winning script.

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Endangered Species

In 2456, an ancient cryo-pod is found floating in space. The occupant, a college professor, is re-animated by the crew of the salvage vessel Renaissance, but he awakes to find a very different future to what he was expecting. With only a vague recollection of his past, he tries to piece together the answers that will determine his future and help him find the love of his life.

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SEE JANE RUN

A young teacher moves back into her hometown. An unknown stalker disrupts her life over and over and almost succeeds to kill her. The investigating officer and preacher's son turns out to be more than a protector of the law and her. "See Jane Run" is an adaptation of Gail Gaymer Martin's inspirational suspense titled "A Love for Safekeeping."

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Silver Daze

She wants romance. He just wants to get high. During their silver anniversary trip to Jamaica, full of stalker skinny-cats, nip slips, trips, falls, bearded fireworms, boogers, poop, tinkle accidents and of course adventures in weed, they might find both. Comedic hilarity ensues. Script Excerpt

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JET LAG

Morgan Campbell is a bored teacher looking for adventures she can control without disturbing her carefully arranged life. When love and passion arrive with musician Scottie Lane, the two are almost destroyed by his heroin addiction and her alcoholism. As the world discovers their secret affair, she fights to keep her career, her privacy, and the man she loves.

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Sofi's Journey

An obsessive-compulsive twenty-one-year-old Peruvian woman, hoping to find love and relief from her mental illness, travels from Lima to the USA on a work-abroad program and takes a job at a small ski resort in Montana. [9 awards/honors including, Honorable Mention, 2014 Indie Gathering Film Festival and Top Three Finalist, 2015 River Bend Film Fest]

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Cry of the Dreamer

When you're fighting for freedom and you fall in love, does freedom become the price instead of the prize? An Irish freedom fighter is transported for life to Australia but vows to return to liberate his people. Then he falls in love with his jailer's daughter. Script Excerpt

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When a Butterfly Falls

A crippled retired pitcher attends the All Star festivities to play in an old timers' game and to pick up the pieces of his shattered life. Script Excerpt

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A Journey With Destiny

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. Script Excerpt

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Sandy Mills

When a Hollywood starlet returns to North Carolina to attend college, she finds that keeping her identity secret is hard, but falling in love is easy. Finalist in family, semifinalist in comedy, 2008 Screenplay Festival, Finalist in 2009 SkyFest I. Script Excerpt

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Shades of Sin

A woman is caught between two men and their long-standing feud with each other.

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Louise

A bright and beautiful biracial girl faces the trials and tribulations of standing out from those around her in Barbados, often drawing unwanted attentions that plummets her into a lifestyle of unsettling situations. Is there a chance of happiness for her? Script Excerpt

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Fast Fade

Biopic of the luminously beautiful but tragic 1950s film noir star Barbara Payton. Script Excerpt

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WHITE DEVIL OF SHANGHAI

Romantic war adventure set against the backdrop of World War II China. Two mismatched fugitives of war, a jaded American newsman and a strong-willed Jewish refugee girl, escape Japanese-occupied Shanghai to reach Free China. They evolve into unlikely heroes among the Chinese, one as a mercenary destroying lives, the other as a Red Cross miracle worker saving lives. Their stormy relationship ultimately brings them together to save Shanghai's Jewish refugees from Nazi extermination. Script Excerpt

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Celibacy in the City

The single woman’s “First Wives Club” meets "Four Weddings and a Funeral." Two women meet through a suicide hot line and form an alliance to swear off men and especially sex. Their group grows as new members anxiously join CITC after being dumped on by their man and want a shoulder to cry on. Will the lure of the opposite sex prove too much of a temptation for this sisterhood?

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FINDING CHRISTMAS

A woman gets threatening emails and anonymous calls about her little girl, who had drowned with her husband three years ago. They never recovered her body. Could she still be alive? Finding Christmas is an adaptation of Gail Gaymer Martin's inspirational suspense.

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Because The Night

Believe in love too real to feel. Within the walls of a mystifying seaside mansion, a hard-headed heiress and the house's enigmatic owner investigate a concealed room where they penetrate another dimension and must struggle to comprehend fading boundaries of time, space and reality.

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BLACK ICE

In helping a beautiful woman escape a vengeful mob boss, a naïve young stockbroker becomes entangled in a web of deceit, murder, and revenge.

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Graduate School

Eight theatre students meet and form bonds at a mid western graduate schoool where sexual predators roam the hallways calling themselves staff and faculty

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THE COST OF REDEMPTION

Tom Bogard, a recluse ex-MD and his new neighbors, a widow and a boy, are forced on the run after the current U.S. President discovers that the woman has evidence that his father was responsible for a murder conspiracy . Screenplay Festival (Semifinalist)

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A RIFT THAT LIES BETWEEN US

An American Muslim woman develops an emotional attachment with a recovering Christian man during the course of a college art project and must decide whether to follow her feelings or to respect her traditional family’s wishes and have an arranged marriage -- before she runs out of time. Script Excerpt

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SHEILA'S WEB

A psycho-sexual thriller about a Key West sculptor, yachtsman and society drop-out who falls in love with the troubled daughter of a powerful Tennessee Williams-styled family and becomes embroiled in a complex web of madness and murder. A twisted, Hitchcockian tale of a single man's nightmare of sex, romance and paranoia based on Patricia Highsmith's theme in "Strangers On A Train". Script Excerpt

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BLESSÉE (Wounded)

As the Yellow Vest protest roils in Paris, the American wife of a French millionaire, rescues a wounded bird from certain death. By doing so, a subtle, inexplicable magic affects her relationships with her unfaithful husband, and the married veterinarian she becomes infatuated with. Script Excerpt

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Fire to the Rain

A woman's sudden journey of loss and betrayal, as her friends support catapults her into her next stage in life, where she heads on an adventure in finding herself, going back to her passion for writing and falling in love again.

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A Patchwork Christmas

NYC robotics specialist HOLLY LUNDGREN, on the hunt for an angel investor in her hometown, instead finds herself in a tug-of-war about a valuable lost Christmas quilt and the lost respect between the business mogul and his disinherited grandson NICK SANTARELLI—who happens to be her foster mother’s physical therapist. #

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LOVE IS WHERE YOU LEAST EXPECT IT !

Two middle-aged friends seeking love compete for the trophy of the heart of a beautiful , young , self-absorbed social media influencer , but they soon realize true love comes from unexpected places .

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The Dream Talisman

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HUNT FOR THE LIGHTNING SPEAR

Adventure, Romance in the mountains of Peshawar, Pakistan, playing hide and seek with the Taliban, to retrieve the Trishula (Lightning Spear) of Shiva 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. Script Excerpt

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Paris Mon Amour

An impetuous, naïve young woman, despondent over the loss of her first love to war, leaves a small vineyard village for Paris seeking adventure, fun and a new life only to become the prime suspect in the murder of a local crime boss.

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The Keys To The Kingdom

A young couple is so caught up in the fast lane, they do not realize that an African/American homeless man has built a room in their attic and is changing their lives every day, forever. Script Excerpt

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A Star Reborn

After hitting rock bottom, Elvis Presley struggles to kick drugs, reunite his family, and co-star in A STAR IS BORN to be taken seriously as an actor. Script Excerpt

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Givers and Takers

Taking down a corrupt political candidate before an election is key for an FBI agent to prove his brother was a pawn in the murder of a prostitute connected to both.

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SPARKS

An alcoholic’s gifted teenage son and a stripper’s alienated teenage daughter grow up, face their fears of intimacy and adulthood, and come to terms with their dysfunctional parents one summer on the wrong side of the tracks.

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PATCHES' PERIL

After running away from her drunk prostitute mother to her small town uncle’s home, a teenage girl must retrieve her two younger sisters before they are put into the big city street trade. Based on true facts.

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THE BLOODY VIAL

Before the next full moon, a new Vampire dentist-in-training must choose between giving magical ancient vampire blood to himself, his jealous family vampires and friends, or saving a hot blonde babe from a needy bitten human. Ancient Vampire Blood comes with a bite.

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RELATIVE CONTACT

Remote farms — lone women — masked attacker — stumped local police. A new female TV reporter going back to her home town is the next victim.

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PURE ROMANCE

What if a klutzy teacher, spurred by her mentor/friend, sells sex toys at parties for women in order to raise money to shelter abandoned dogs, and discovers that her uptight lawyer boyfriend is her slum landlord, who later rescues the women from a serious attack?

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I Love You, Oscar Wilde

A young Canadian artist, madly in love with Oscar Wilde, paints his portrait which inspires his controversial "The Picture of Dorian Gray," but must change to realize her own happiness, when he marries another and his gay lifestyle emerges.

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No Time for Charm

In this breezy romantic comedy, a young woman fed up with modern society takes a job teaching at a charm school where she finds a rag-tag mix of students, a rigid headmistress and an outdated curriculum. Her efforts to modernize and save the school are complicated by a double-dealing ex-husband, a sleazy casino developer and a long-ago murder. Script Excerpt

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Horatio's Drive Home

After an impulsive dare and a $50 bet, a determined doctor races to become the first American to drive an automobile across the country ... and return home to his pregnant wife.

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A PORTRAIT OF AN AUTHORITARIAN DOMINATING

When a patient comes for treatment with a psychologist she finds the doctor is more emotionally needy than she is and their relationship has given him the means to destroy her! Script Excerpt

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KICKER

Karate Kid meets West Side Story. An interracial teen romance is caught between two gangs of skateboarders and BMX racers in a park turf war. An Indonesian kickboxer and the white sister of the skateboard leader fall in love against her brother’s wishes. When the turf war turns violent, he has to rescue her brother from a dangerous drug ring. A martial-arts action drama of teen love, rage and betrayal. Script Excerpt

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Call of the Brazos

A rugged fast gun, haunted by the ghost of a past love thought dead and a false accusation of murder, has to prove his innocence and defend his ranch inheritance with the help of his new love, an aristocratic attorney. Both of whom have vague thoughts of familiarity neither can understand from a long forgotten lost love.

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My Buddy

A mafia princess searches for the murderer of her father and finds him in the most unlikely place of all--by her side. Script Excerpt

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It's not you, it's me.

With his final project due in a few hours, our protagonist and his 2 friends interview their final group of women.

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Love Lost And Found

A mild mannered widow becomes a warrior when she struggles with family problems and confronts a past relationship with gut-wrenching results.

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Te Mama

Move along, Karate Kid movies. African/Caribbean-American Mom and son learn two forms of karate, his a kick-ass sport to beat his white girlfriend’s jerk brother at a big tournament, hers a dancing kind for fitness and peace. Relationship miseries are solved after their two masters face off, then (Kara)Te Mama is stealth-attacked by the jerk brother.

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BELLE AND THE BLOOD BEAST

A revisionist horror take on the classic fairy tale for young adults -- equal parts romance, action and gore. Belle, a modern, independent beauty rebelling against the man's world of 17th-century France, is forced to live in an enchanted castle to save her father's life. She becomes the defiant prisoner of the Blood Beast, a lonely nobleman cursed with a monstrous body and a predatory savagery powerful enough to hunt and kill twenty men. Both are transformed by a strange, complex love that's threatened by outside forces led by Victor, a cold-blooded cadet captain so obsessed over Belle that he'll destroy them both. Who the true beast is evolves in dark, twisted ways. A romantic horror-thriller date movie, R-rated for violence, not a Disney family movie. More in the style of "Red Riding Hood", "Gretel and Hansel" and "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies". Script Excerpt

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Space Reserved

Three women take long-deferred vengeance on a successful young ad exec for a crime he may --- or may not --- have committed at age 11, when he and his buddies lured a pretty classmate to a remote area of the playground. Script Excerpt

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Sealed in Lies (adaptation)

Adaptation of Kelly Abell's novel by request, once optioned. Ducking bullets, bombs and real Bastards, deep undercover CIA officer is exposed to a Colombian drug cartel leading him to a plot against the US government. Along with the beautiful wife of a US Senator and his ex-Special Forces mate, they uncover the mystery man behind the plot known only as, The Emperor.

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A Dying Business

The story of a father and son who manage a funeral Business that is literally is dying. When a wonder drug comes a long to perlong life, this seems like the end for their business.

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Dark of kNight (adaptation)

The first of the Werewolf / Vamp series by novelist, TL Mitchell. Those despicable Werewolves... Vampires just hate them. This is why.

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The Deer and the Dolphin

NOTE: THE EXCERPT ABOVE IS THE THIRD SECTION OF THE DEER AND THE DOLPHIN. For pp. 1-80 e-mail jfdavanzo@poweroc.net 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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Keep In Touch

An active middle-age minister struggles with regret, and drug abuse and vows to break the cycle overcoming obstacles with remarkable determination, hope and belief he can do it. Quarter Finalist Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition Keep In Touch is a stand-alone screenplay that is part two of an American trilogy that faces the universal emotions of love, grief, empathy, and challenges. SEE SYNOPSIS

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THE OCTOPUS CHARMER

Flora has the gift which saves her people from starvation on World War II occupied Guam Script Excerpt

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SCHERZO CODE

An aspiring New York pianist is tutored by a world-famous Russian concert master and falls in love with his daughter, only to discover that the maestro leads a double life as a Soviet assassin who murdered his father. Seeking vengeance, the young pianist finds himself embroiled in a mysterious KGB plot to smuggle out an American prototype of the "Suitcase Bomb" -- the first portable nuclear device designed at the height of the Cold War. Script Excerpt

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