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By Stephen M. Hunt.  Interview

Paris, 1941; an American undercover war correspondent risks his life to film Nazi atrocities.

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Format: Short Screenplay

(Posted: 09/30/2015; Updated: 04/01/2017 )

By Robert and Lois Gately.  Interviews

When Joe’s 39 year-old addicted and pregnant daughter appears on his doorstep, his sedentary life is about to disappear forever. Synopsis PDF Excerpt

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 09/19/2012; Updated: 04/25/2017 )

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 & 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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Format: Screenplay

(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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Format: Screenplay

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

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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Format: Screenplay

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

By Gene Gwynne.

Two police detectives pursue an unknown sociopath who, by monitoring cordless phone conversations, conducts a campaign of extortion, robbery, rape, and murder. Synopsis PDF Excerpt

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Format: TV Movie

(Posted: 05/27/2016; Updated: 03/23/2017 )

By Harold Jewell.  Interview

Having lost his wife to a senseless street slaying, a young New Yorker sets out to trap a man he suspects of a similar vicious crime. Synopsis

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 05/12/2015; Updated: 03/01/2017 )

By Jonathan LaPoma.  Interviews

A first-year teacher in an at-risk Los Angeles middle school finds the inspiration to confront his bullies through his interactions with a lovable, but equally teased, student. [Ranked 2nd in the Urban short script category of MovieBytes.com's "Top 10 Contest Winning Scripts"] Synopsis

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Format: Short Screenplay

(Posted: 06/27/2015; Updated: 04/17/2017 )

By Jonathan LaPoma.  Interviews

A successful but unhappy novelist reluctantly returns to his childhood town to attend a friend's funeral and reminisces about his experiences playing basketball on a city court to escape his abusive home. [Ranked 7th in the Urban category of MovieBytes.com's "Top 10 Contest Winning Scripts"] Synopsis

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Format: Screenplay

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

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 )

By Stephen M. Hunt.  Interview

An exchange programme lands a spiritually-guided Chinese police Inspector in London where he solves impenetrable crimes while confronting racism and devastating family problems.

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Format: Short Screenplay

(Posted: 09/22/2014; Updated: 04/11/2017 )

By Mark Gunnion.

Liz strangles musicians with guitar strings. Zero runs an Open Mike night. When she comes to his show, hunting for new prey, Zero is “volunteered” by a shattered FBI vet to help ID her, unravel her motive, and stop her - before he becomes her next victim. KAMELEON was a Quarter-Finalist in Final Draft’s Big Break screenplay competition, a Quarter-Finalist at Scriptapalooza, and it was an Official Selection at the Los Angeles Theater Festival. PDF Excerpt

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(Posted: 08/17/2016; Updated: 03/03/2017 )

By Stephen M. Hunt.  Interview

Having lost his woman, job and self-respect, a man terrified of more failure dithers when the chance of a life time lands in his lap.

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Format: Short Screenplay

(Posted: 03/10/2017; Updated: 04/01/2017 )

By Rodney Harper.

When you're dying to speak to a loved one-even after they've passed on. Love is the tie that connects us for all time, so when love calls-answer it.

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Format: Short Screenplay

(Posted: 03/08/2017; Updated: 03/08/2017 )

By Rodney Harper.

Bitter and deadly conflict is taking place, when a young couple seek shelter with their neighbor, they find out who their neighbors really are in their time of need.

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Format: Short Screenplay

(Posted: 03/08/2017; Updated: 03/08/2017 )

By Stephen M. Hunt.  Interview

Independent, gritty, asking for nothing, an old woman leaves an art gallery far happier than she entered.

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Format: Short Screenplay

(Posted: 12/08/2016; Updated: 12/12/2016 )

By Stephen M. Hunt.  Interview

A man who's forgotten his mother's birthday shrugs it off and sets out to visit her empty-handed.

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Format: Short Screenplay

(Posted: 11/18/2015; Updated: 12/08/2016 )

By Jonathan LaPoma.  Interviews

A group of recent college graduates who struggle with feelings of alienation and their addictions try to survive a year of teaching at two dysfunctional Miami public schools. [#1 Amazon Best Seller ("Satire" and "Urban Life" Kindle categories) and Winner of 2015 Stargazer Literary Prizes (Visionary and Metaphysical Fiction category)] Synopsis

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Format: Novel

(Posted: 07/19/2015; Updated: 04/17/2017 )

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 Linda Boroff and Charles McClain.

The extraordinary true life story of Nate "Snooks" Gulliver, dancer and drummer extraordinaire, who played with Cab Calloway, Louis Armstrong and other greats and was Billie Holliday's childhood sweetheart. Synopsis PDF Excerpt

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(Posted: 07/22/2011; Updated: 04/21/2017 )

By Linda Boroff.

Three Latino felons on the run invade the home of a prosperous Latino insurance executive, who must reconnect with his own violent past to save his family. Synopsis PDF Excerpt

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 05/29/2011; Updated: 04/21/2017 )

By Justine Cowan.

Alice Bloom is having one of the worst days of her life - and she hasn't even made it to work yet! She gets debilitating hot flashes on the DC Metro, strips her clothes off, then gets stuck in the exit doors! It's just one day in her very frustrating life.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 01/22/2010; Updated: 11/08/2016 )

By Justine Cowan.

Somebody perky like Katy Perry would be great in the lead role! "It's a Wonderful Life" redo - Bollywood style! Janie Fields, a Goth telemarketer who loves all things Bollywood, wishes she had never been born when her boyfriend dumps her for another woman.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 01/22/2010; Updated: 08/04/2016 )