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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.

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

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(Posted: 08/18/2012; Updated: 04/01/2017 )

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 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 Phil Parker.

***OPTIONED BY BAFTA-WINNING PRODUCER*** LOGLINE: "When a top U.S. pilot crash-lands on a Japanese island carrying the third atomic bomb, he's forced to choose between honor and duty: detonate the bomb and annihilate a POW camp, or let the bomb fall into the hands of a disgraced Japanese commander."

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(Posted: 08/21/2014; Updated: 12/19/2016 )

By Jeffrey Howe.

A smart-but-shy eighth-grade girl thinks she's finally found her niche when she joins a diverse robotics team, but when the team threatens to fall apart around her, she's forced to solve the kinds of problems even the best code won't fix. Synopsis

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(Posted: 05/04/2016; Updated: 03/05/2017 )

By Eric Carlson.  Interviews

When, during a risky test dive in 1920, the Navy's newest submarine floods and sinks with no chance of outside rescue, a young, untested skipper must convince a skeptical crew to follow his brilliant yet dangerous plan that could save their lives or hasten their demise.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 07/17/2012; Updated: 12/06/2016 )

By Jonathan LaPoma & Natalia Porras Sivolobova.  Interviews

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. [32 awards/honors including, First Place-2015 Las Vegas Screenplay Contest (Drama Category), and Grand Prize-2015 London Film Awards (Feature Screenplay Category)] Synopsis

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(Posted: 04/16/2014; Updated: 04/17/2017 )

By David J Schroeder.

A disabled germophobic scholar, a Black/Swedish hip-hop poet, a multiple personality John Doe, and a martial arts Asian Mensa chick want to collect a $10 million court settlement for their 'Big Idea' - a telephone condom. Winner of 3 'Best Screenplay' award, 1 'Best Dialogue' award.

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(Posted: 01/27/2012; Updated: 04/01/2017 )

By Stephen M. Hunt.  Interview

During a routine assessment a psychologist puts a loaded gun between herself and a convicted serial killer. Teaser https://vimeo.com/120962644 Synopsis

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Format: Short Screenplay

(Posted: 09/21/2014; Updated: 04/11/2017 )

By Jonathan LaPoma.  Interviews

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).] Synopsis

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(Posted: 04/15/2014; Updated: 04/17/2017 )

By Timothy Jay Smith.

When Israeli intelligence learns of a terrorist attack planned for Easter Sunday in Jerusalem, the race to stop it weaves together the lives of an American journalist, Israeli war hero, Palestinian farmer, and Arab-Christian grocer. GRAND PRIZE, RHODE ISLAND INT'L FILM FESTIVAL'S SCREENWRITING COMPETITION Synopsis

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(Posted: 10/22/2006; Updated: 06/13/2016 )

By Steve Weissman.

Kolby's the top agent of Cupid, who happens to be a beautiful young woman, but Kolby's on the verge of losing his job, and Cupid's on the verge of dying, if he can't reunite a special pair of reincarnated soul mates before a deadline causes love to disappear from earth. Synopsis

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(Posted: 12/01/2007; Updated: 08/23/2016 )

By Persephone Vandegrift.

Set in ancient Rome and based on true events taken from Agrippina the Elder's life. A grieving widow risks her life to wage a personal vendetta against an emperor in order to seek justice for her husband's suspicious death. However her campaign pits her against Rome's political elite who will stop at nothing to make sure that she fails.

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(Posted: 12/04/2016; Updated: 12/11/2016 )

By FUJIO TORIKAI.

In the year 20XX,a town regarded as a so-called"paradise for the disabled" is realized through the use of a cell-phone application.However,the origins of that town,planed in 2017,lay in the misappropriation of a large-scale scientific experiment. Part one of the ensemble piece format Sci-fi,Fantasy,Drama. TV miniseries scripts. Synopsis PDF Excerpt

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Format: TV Episode

(Posted: 12/10/2016; Updated: 12/10/2016 )

By Robert Ward.  Interviews

Death in the form of a demonic surfer dude visits a midwest farm but he may have met his match with the farmer’s daughter. PDF Excerpt

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Format: Short Screenplay

(Posted: 08/29/2013; Updated: 07/28/2016 )

By Craig Peters.

Plagued by flashbacks, a homeless vet seeks redemption as he pursues a deranged street preacher who murders his followers to send them to heaven. Synopsis PDF Excerpt

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 06/27/2013; Updated: 03/02/2017 )