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Fresh Voices Original Screenplay Competition

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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. Synopsis

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 02/22/2014; Updated: 04/25/2017 )

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.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 10/31/2016; Updated: 04/25/2017 )

By David J Schroeder.

A paralyzed young man's broken spirit and intellectual pride is challenged as a live-in supervisor in a halfway house for the mentally disabled. Winner of 16 'Best Screenplay' awards. Previously #1 on the MovieBytes.com feature Drama & Family 'Winning Lists.'

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 05/16/2011; Updated: 04/25/2017 )

By Linda Falcao.

The family box office power of "Sing" or "Secret Life of Pets." Live action or animated four-quadrant coming-of-age action-comedy about a girl who suddenly acquires superhero powers but must hide them from her crazily overprotective parents as she goes out to save the world. 3rd Place Winner, Fresh Voices; Finalist, Artemis Women in Action; Platinum Award, IIFA; Semifinalist, Table Read My Screenplay (Sundance); Selected, San Diego Int'l Kids & Action on Film FFs, Nominated Best Comedy; Winner, Action/Adventure Feature Film Loglines (scene performed); Winner, Comedy Feature Film Loglines. Coverage: "A charming script with a fun and engaging central character" - "A four-quadrant family film that can be inexpensively shot and can expect profit from multiple distribution lines" - "Marketability/Commerciality: Excellent" Contact lindafalcao@gmail.com Synopsis

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(Posted: 05/26/2016; Updated: 04/24/2017 )

By Stephen M. Hunt.  Interview

A bereaved pacifist exacts spectacular vengeance on The Third Reich. (aka "An Unsuccessful Artist") Synopsis

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 02/16/2013; Updated: 04/11/2017 )

By Jonathan LaPoma.  Interviews

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 [Ranked 2nd in the "GLBT" category of MovieBytes's Top 10 Contest Winning Scripts. Austin Film Festival Second Round, Page International Quarterfinalist]. Synopsis

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(Posted: 04/02/2016; Updated: 04/23/2017 )

By Geoffrey Breuder.  Interviews

The true story of Richard Bong, a rookie WWII pilot who makes a brazen bet to beat the kill record of America's top-scoring ace. But as the deadly competition spirals out of control, he's forced to confront the bitter realities of war and what it means to be a real hero.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 03/27/2008; Updated: 11/21/2016 )

By Susan Klos.  Interview

A single mother struggles to balance a business and a new romance with family life when her young adult daughter's bizarre behavior is diagnosed as schizophrenia. She must choose between the love of her life and the life of her child. Inspired by actual events.

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(Posted: 05/08/2015; Updated: 04/19/2017 )

By Leonardo Reis.

In a mystical land where champions fight to the death to keep the peace, the revenge of a chosen warrior against the killer of his family risks starting the bloody war he was bound to prevent.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 06/07/2013; Updated: 05/17/2016 )

By Mike McGeever.

A cynical accountant risks his career when he falls in love with his chief suspect.

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(Posted: 01/13/2006; Updated: 08/17/2016 )

By Andrew Garrett.  Interview

Mouse mayor Mary Lou, newly elected--her wedding to beau Sly Snake is expected. Unfortunately for the town, the sugar mill has just burned down. Rowley (frog and, frankly, scum) has town and bride under his thumb. Just one day--that's all Sly's got, to save his gal and foil the plot. Synopsis PDF Excerpt

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(Posted: 01/21/2012; Updated: 02/07/2017 )

By Brent Hartinger.

DEAD ENDERS (Romantic Comedy/Black Comedy): Two near-death survivors join together to kill themselves in order to return to heaven -- but suicide proves more difficult than anticipated, especially when they fall in love.

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(Posted: 11/27/2011; Updated: 06/03/2016 )

By Warren R. Hull.

The lives of two powerful families intertwine to create a personal tragedy of enormous consequence which in turn propagates one of the most famous murder mysteries of the twentieth century.

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(Posted: 09/19/2008; Updated: 01/14/2017 )

By Joseph Baker.

An Australian spy tracks hijacked uranium to a Monte Carlo casino while a Swiss doctor prepares to resurrect the dead. Synopsis PDF Excerpt

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(Posted: 09/28/2012; Updated: 11/03/2016 )

By Brian Whiteman.

A withdrawn woman hides from life, running a bar with her sister. When one of two men resurface from her past, it threatens everything she’s trying to protect.

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(Posted: 09/28/2015; Updated: 04/26/2017 )

By Steve Weissman.

God warns goofy Humphrey, he's on the verge of failing Angel School when an elite class of angels head to earth to help major catastrophes, yet poor Humphrey plans to aid just one man who lost a piece of paper. Synopsis PDF Excerpt

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Format: Short Screenplay

(Posted: 08/11/2008; Updated: 08/23/2016 )

By bill Johnston.  Interview

A former lawman turned lawyer returns home after thirty-five years and uses his courtroom experience to defend the last of his family against a ruthless land baron. When his violent past comes to light, he is forced to resort to an old skill he swore never to use again in order to save his family.

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(Posted: 05/25/2009; Updated: 05/19/2016 )

By Joseph Ramunni.

In 1951, a ten year old black boy is abducted in revenge when his abusive stepfather kills an alien child. Six years later, the boy is returned – and finds he's become an alien on his home world.

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(Posted: 05/27/2016; Updated: 05/27/2016 )

By bill Johnston.  Interview

When his sister's remains are unearthed twenty years after she was reported missing, a troubled LAPD detective travels to his birthplace in North Carolina to try to solve the mystery surrounding her death. He discovers she was one of a series of girls who vanished over the years and learns his home town holds many secrets that some wish to remain buried forever.

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(Posted: 05/21/2009; Updated: 05/16/2016 )

By Simon Wilkinson.

A young woman dreams of becoming a fighter pilot and joins the Air Transport Auxiliary to deliver warplanes to the RAF during World War Two. To win the respect she craves, she must prove herself to be as good a pilot as any man, but when her true love goes Missing in Action she risks everything to find him.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 08/03/2016; Updated: 08/03/2016 )