Best Biographical Screenplays

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The Night Witches

With outdated biplanes and no radio, no lights, no defenses and no parachutes, these WW2 pilots terrorized the Germans: all women, all true. Sometimes groundbreaking has to be done from the air.

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Untouchable!

When a blonde bombshell in stainless steel collides with the nation's most powerful man the corporate world is sent reeling as she unleashes the relentless tiger within, and with razor-sharp toothed pen, sends him into oblivion. Script Excerpt

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The Sea Dragon

England, 1810: A sharp-witted young girl who hunts and sells fossils to help support her impoverished family unearths a never-before-seen skeleton that shakes the foundations of science and religion. Script Excerpt

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Murder in Emergency!

A dedicated nurse fights to save her beloved hospital from closure, and with the same passion declares war upon it when she learns patients are systematically being murdered. Script Excerpt

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BOSS TWEED

NYC politician William M. “Boss” Tweed loots the city treasury for millions until exposed by the upstart New York Times and immigrant cartoonist Thomas Nast. Political drama/strong contemporary relevance. Heavy non-comic animation and graphics. Professional Coverage: “RECOMMEND” – Dave Trottier (Author, “The Screenwriter’s Bible”)

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BULLY! (Teddy Roosevelt and the Panama Canal)

CHARGE! Rough Rider President Teddy Roosevelt takes on all comers – Banana Republics, Wall Street bigwigs and Congress – to build the Panama Canal. The real story. Can be expanded to TV miniseries. Professional Coverage: “Recommend” Dave Trottier (Author “The Screenwriter’s Bible.”) SEMI-FINALIST Fade In Awards rue Story/Bio Competition Script Excerpt

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Doors of Miracles

A young woman fights fear and the Doors to God's Miracles are flung open wide and she is transcended in warm light into the Universe to return to Earth with supernatural powers, perform miracles and God speaks. Script Excerpt

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The Benefactor!

Haunted by the plight of farmers at the mercy of predator bankers, a young business woman in her quest to prevent murder/suicides on the land sacrifices her income to pay out their mortgages as she dodges the hitman. Script Excerpt

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The Driver

Roger Rodas, the driver in the Paul Walker car crash, lived a blessed and cursed life. This is his story.

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THE GREAT QUEST

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.

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In Between The River

Katie and her brother Kyle think their unique life is normal but their dad hides a devious secret that separates the family and influences their fates. Loosely based on the writer's formative years. Script Excerpt

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Fast Fade

Biopic of the luminously beautiful but tragic 1950s film noir star Barbara Payton. Script Excerpt

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The Dumb Ox Bellows

A 13th-century friar struggles to revitalize Christian theology using logic and reason, but intellectual opposition from peers, malicious slander by envious brethren, and “slavery of the pen” under two Popes drive him to mental collapse and loss of faith in his life’s work -- until God intervenes miraculously to affirm its merit. The extraordinary, true story of Saint Thomas Aquinas.-

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The Maccabees

A father and self-righteous son attempt to live in peace until the Greek King forces them to renounce their religion to follow the many Greek gods and traditions. This means war.

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Eighty-Eight Frequencies

True story: A famous and controversial Hollywood movie star and her unlikely confederate make a scientific discovery that could change the course of World War II. Script Excerpt

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The Other Washington

Another man named Washington surmounts harsh, often violent opposition as he boldly ascends from the illiterate depths of slavery and ignorance to eloquence as an iconic, world-renowned university president and charismatic leader. Based on a true story. Script Excerpt

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SIR HARRY LAUDER TONIGHT!

A famed Hollywood actor produces and stars in an Off-Broadway musical about his idle – the acclaimed, world renowned but long forgotten musical hall entertainer, Sir Harry Lauder. A biographical musical extravaganza. All music public domain. Script Excerpt

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MADAM PRESIDENT

SHE WAS THE PRESIDENT! When Woodrow Wilson suffers a massive stroke in 1919, First Lady Edith Wilson launches a mammoth White House cover-up and runs the presidency herself—for 18 months! Think “Iron Lady” (2011). Based on the true, actual historical events. Professional Coverage: “Recommend” Dave Trottier (Author, “The Screenwriter’s Bible”) Script Excerpt

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Misguided Illusions

In the world of Drag Queens, there's a fine line between fantasy and reality. When the two collide not even a serial killer can decide.

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THEATRE OF DEATH

In 1903 Chicago, a crusading reporter exposes of the “Absolutely Fireproof” Iroquois Theatre, as a fire trap. He is proven right. Based on the true incident. No one was ever punished. Professional Coverage: "Recommend” - Dave Trottier (Author “The Screenwriter's Bible")

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The Redemption of John Parker

An embittered former slave risks life and limb as an Underground Railroad “conductor” until, targeted for death by angry slave owners and a sociopathic slave hunter, he must confront and resolve his inner rage or bring tragedy on his family. Based on a true story.

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RAGTIME WARRIOR

A FORGOTTEN MUSICAL GENIUS! James Reese Europe fights racism, Army prejudice and the Germans when he takes command of the “Harlem Hellfighters” band, introduces jazz and pop tunes; he revolutionizes military band music forever. A WW1 action musical biopic; all music public domain. Can be adapted to TV miniseries. Professional Coverage: “Recommend” Dave Trottier (Author “The Screenwriter’s Bible.”) OFFICIAL FINALIST - New York Screenplay Competition SEMI-FINALIST - Black Stories and Screenplay Competition SEMI-FINALIST - Page Turner Screenplays Genre Competition QUARTER-FINALIST - PAGE International Screenplay Competition Script Excerpt

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CHAMPION OF THE WORLD!

A sledgehammer right fist; Heavyweight Boxing Champion at age 23; the most popular man in America; “boxing reform” activist and a ten-year foe of the Police Gazette publisher who wants him dethroned. And an alcoholic.

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Storytellers

A young man, stifled by regret, returns to his city unable to move forward in his life. By bonding with a grieving elderly man, he understands the importance of faith and forgiving his own absent father. But the bond they share is far greater than the bereavement of a father son relationship. Script Excerpt

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Osceola

When treaties are broken and the Seminole chiefs are coerced into signing away their land, Osceola takes the lead in urging the Seminoles ad their black allies to fight for freedom and justice. Story of the first black slave uprising and the struggle of the Seminoles to protect both the slaves and themselves from the white's attempt to drive the from their lands. Script Excerpt

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GENERAL GRANT IS DOOMED!

“NEVER RETREAT, NEVER SURRENDER!” Ex-President Ulysses S. Grant struggles to complete his “Personal Memoirs” while combatting terminal cancer. He produces a masterpiece. The true story. Can be expanded to TV miniseries. Professional Coverage: “Recommend” - Dave Trottier (Author, The Screenwriter’s Bible) SEMI-FINALIST Fade In Awards - True Story/Bio Competition

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BOJANGLES, EUBIE AND BERT!

A TOE-TAPPING MUSICAL! Legendary performers Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, Eubie Blake and Bert Williams relive their show business triumphs in spite of racism and theatrical bigotry. An epic musical drama and biopic. All music public domain; can be expanded to TV musical miniseries. Professional Coverage: “Recommend” Dave Trottier (author, “The Screenwriter’s Bible.”) Script Excerpt

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Mother Seacole

British soldiers are transported from Jamaica to fight in the Crimean War. A Scottish-Jamaican lady provides home comforts and medical assistance to her boys in Crimea and becomes a British heroine. Script Excerpt

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Snooks

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. Script Excerpt

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