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

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 Robert Gately.  Interviews

A retired cop goes to the current-day Army/Navy football game with his two wacky friends intending to jump onto the field and score a touchdown he should’ve scored decades ago when he fumbled during the same football classic as time ran out, only this time dozens of security guards await him, and it’ll be a friggin’ miracle if he succeeds. Synopsis PDF Excerpt

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(Posted: 08/19/2003; Updated: 04/25/2017 )

By Danny Howell.  Interviews

Paul, 15, has a one-time chance to escape his oppressive life in southern Indiana, but must leave his younger brother behind.

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Format: Screenplay

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

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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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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(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 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 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 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 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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Format: Screenplay

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

By Steve Weissman.

Based on the true story of the Buddha: The battles of a Prince who rejects riches and power, risking insanity and death, in a quest to find ultimate freedom. Synopsis PDF Excerpt

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(Posted: 11/23/2007; Updated: 08/23/2016 )

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 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 The Brothers Langlais.

When a California mudslide unearths a mass grave filled with hundreds of headless, spineless corpses, an FBI psychologist risks everything to uncover the sanity-shattering secret that unites the victims.

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(Posted: 05/07/2008; Updated: 11/21/2016 )

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

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 Robert Rhyne.  Interview

When a professor's wife, who suffers a panic disorder, disappears mysteriously during Mardi Gras, the professor obsesses on one of his students who's writing a play with a character eerily similar to his wife and may be in on the disappearance. Winner, Writers on the Storm; Top 16 scripts, Slamdance. Previously optioned to an LA production company. Synopsis

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(Posted: 07/17/2006; Updated: 01/24/2017 )

By Danny Howell.  Interviews

When a troubled girl's visions of her high school classmates' murders start coming true, she suspects her father is the killer.

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(Posted: 08/06/2004; Updated: 04/27/2017 )

By Robert Gately.  Interviews

An emotionally challenged dad, who most believe suffers from Post Traumatic Stress, or worse, suddenly must prove he's 'normal' when his caretaker wife dies and his delinquent daughter sues for financial control of the estate. Synopsis

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(Posted: 12/14/2003; Updated: 02/11/2017 )

By Dave Kraft.

When the NFL's most feared linebacker gets forced into striking his best friend with a career-ending hit, he must clear his name by taking down the former-player-turned-extortionist who ruined him to win back his shattered dreams. ...

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(Posted: 12/28/2010; Updated: 05/03/2016 )

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 )

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