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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: 02/03/2017 )

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. #1 on the MovieBytes.com feature Drama & Family 'Winning Lists.'

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(Posted: 05/16/2011; Updated: 01/07/2017 )

By David J Schroeder.

In the post 9/11 world of cultural confusion and erroneous judgment, Habib bin Habib al Fulan pawns his beloved guitar and reconciles with his young wife. Premiered in 9 countries, 86 film festivals, and won 66 Best Awards.

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Format: Short Screenplay

(Posted: 02/19/2012; Updated: 04/01/2017 )

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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Format: Screenplay

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

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 Mary Huckstep.

A shy Scots farmer asks God to teach him about ladies so he can find a good woman and marry her, not knowing that this will propel him onto a wild, coming-of-age roller coaster ride at the ripe old age of 38. PDF Excerpt

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(Posted: 03/18/2013; Updated: 02/12/2017 )

By Stephen M. Hunt.  Interview

a man embarks upon the murder of his lover simply as a test of his willpower. Synopsis

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Format: Short Screenplay

(Posted: 01/18/2014; Updated: 04/11/2017 )

By Robert Gately.  Interviews

A black correctional officer coaches a prison basketball team and finds the motivation he needs, in life and on the job, in Boo Hoo Flanagan, an aging, white, crippled inmate who shoots 3-point baskets better than anyone has ever seen. Synopsis

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(Posted: 08/19/2003; Updated: 02/11/2017 )

By Stephen M. Hunt.  Interview

A young realtor markets a Louisiana mansion whose ghosts perpetuate their love affair by fatally possessing new owners. This screenplay has been optioned. It's the first in a trilogy of Edgar Allan Poe screenplay adaptations. The others are "The Raven" and "A Tell-Tale Heart."

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 09/15/2013; Updated: 04/11/2017 )

By Russ Meyer.  Interviews

An untried deputy and a hunting guide find their lifelong friendship turning lethal as they track after the kidnappers of the waitress they both love, each suspecting the other of a role in her disappearance. Synopsis PDF Excerpt

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 03/15/2010; Updated: 04/11/2017 )

By Russell Meyer.  Interviews

Lured by the reading of a billionaire rare book dealer’s will, an investigator and four other heirs are sealed in an airtight panic room, and with only four hours air, and must solve the centuries-old mystery contained in the book ‘The Castilian Cypher’ in order to escape. Synopsis PDF Excerpt

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(Posted: 04/16/2013; Updated: 04/14/2017 )

By Russ Meyer.  Interviews

A rookie private investigator’s first case is in a small Colorado mountain town full of secrets; in solving the case he gains a new secret that he must forever keep from his fiancé. Synopsis PDF Excerpt

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(Posted: 09/18/2012; Updated: 03/08/2017 )

By Russell Meyer.  Interviews

For wont of a nail the shoe was lost, for wont of a vacuum cleaner switch Julie nearly loses her home to a pair of six foot fuzzballs with limbs, speech, and manners! PDF Excerpt

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Format: Short Screenplay

(Posted: 10/01/2012; Updated: 03/15/2017 )

By Stephen M. Hunt.  Interview

A brilliant young Native American girl joins forces with a “Big Chief” pro wrestler to avenge the mysterious death of her parents and unleash a world-changing invention.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 05/26/2013; Updated: 04/11/2017 )