Best Urban Screenplays

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The Barking Spider

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

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THE BIG IDEA

THE BIG IDEA: a jack-ass odyssey. Before the pandemic, a disabled germaphobic/dirty joke scholar, a Black/Swedish hip-hop poet, a multiple personality John Doe, and a martial arts American/Asian Mensa chick want to collect a $10 million court settlement from infomercial giant, fat-man Tony Idoni, for their 'Big Idea' - a telephone condom. But they find that the biggest of big ideas is LOVE. FOUR 'Best Screenplay' award, and ONE 'Best Dialogue' award. Recent winner of Best Comedy feature in the Canadian Diversity FF.

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Desert Quarry

Two mercenaries rob a former colleague's New York jewelry shop to even a score, but after the shop’s employees are found murdered, a deadly bank heist in Iraq begins to haunt them. Script Excerpt

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Last American Lynching

The true story of the black woman in Alabama who bankrupted the national Ku Klux Klan after an FBI investigation into the lynching of her son.

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La Tierra Que Yo Amo (Land That I Love)

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

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Major Players

After a five-year prison stint, a recently-freed boxer must defeat the undefeated champion of Atlanta 'The Monster' to save his cousin from drowning into deeper debt. But the real fight lies outside the ring, where his steps are laden with betrayals, gunfights, and narcotics. Script Excerpt

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Boo Hoo Flanagan

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.

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Enterprising

In a world where everybody's got something to sell, the African-American financial wizard who boldly navigates tacit racism and triumphs over scandal incited by a nasty Hedge Fund manager's response to economic collapse. while an Amsterdam Red-Light-District prostitute enchants him.

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Into the Sunshine

A Naval Officer returns to his hometown Washington, D.C. to lay his younger brother to rest and bring the killer to justice. Script Excerpt

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Dellwood

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"]

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Inhumane Traffic

After the brutal murder of a missionary, an old-fashioned church woman from the country and an urban undercover police detective team up against ruthless gangsters who run a major slave trafficking network.

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Vacation Burnout

A couple find a wadded up lottery ticket hidden in some clothes which has the winning number worth a billion dollars which is about to expire within 24 hours before the deadline to cash it in. The problem is they’re out of the country and and are held up at the border with no way to get out. Script Excerpt

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Lil B-Easy

After a Voodoo Priest puts a life spell on ventriloquist doll, Lil B-Easy, he comes to life and grows with his human big brother, pulling pranks and causing mischief along the way. Script Excerpt

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Major Players 2: Thunder vs Lightning

After defeating a seemingly invincible opponent and severing ties with his manipulative cousin, a boxer must face an even more intimidating foe. Script Excerpt

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The Love Shuttle

A bomb threat stalls an airport shuttle, forcing 6 desperate people to reveal deep secrets, resolve conflicts, and find romance…and one of them is the bomber. And it’s funny! This is a PG, romantic-comedy with just one location—MICRO BUDGET.

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The Return of the Bad Boys

A group of friends from a working-class Detroit neighborhood cheat their way through a three-on-three basketball tournament to prove to themselves that they’re not losers (WHITE MEN CAN’T JUMP meets THE HANGOVER).

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Pale Male

An Airbnb holiday turns into a nightmare for a young couple visiting the Big Apple for the first time. Script Excerpt

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3 Hours

An adventure in what it truly means to forgive the unforgivable... A woman, who's a victim of life in every possible way, discovers how to truly be happy through a journey filled with bad-guys, payback, a bomb, wannabe spies, and a gun aimed point-blank at her head.

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REAL SPOOKY !!

At first , Asaad believes there's something evil or something really wrong about living a comfortable life through Voodoo and is insecure about his family Voodoo heritage until he must figure out a way to deal with his insecurities before his girlfriend and his two friends are killed if he doesn't return $100,000 to his deceased cousin's enemy ---he's got only 72 hours to do it !

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THE SHANTY

A multi-racial crew of carpenters of differing opinions and allegiances, are locked down in their SHANTY in a new HUD apartment building in Harlem, NY, in a job action by the union. Dysfunctional Democracy under scrutiny. Script Excerpt

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MOE & JOE/UPSIDE DOWN

Moe, ex-Black Panther, and Joe, who lost $10 Million on the Madoff scam, now living in a Mobile Park in Las Vegas, and their struggle to survive. Seniors struggle to survive in a land of plenty. Script Excerpt

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Not About Money

Ellen receives a promotion into a male-dominate leadership position only to find that her career is soon threatened.

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My Buddy

A mafia princess searches for the murderer of her father and finds him in the most unlikely place of all--by her side. Script Excerpt

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CHRISTMAS MITZVAH

Perfect story of love and a acceptance for the holiday season! 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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Riviera Drive

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. Script Excerpt

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CERTAIN ARRANGEMENTS

A naïve teen on probation for a first offense gets lured into using an old woman's flower shop where he works as a front for drug trafficking.

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THE WORD ON THE STREET

While trying to keep her family together, a young Catholic widow must also deal with prejudice as black families start moving into their all-white parish in 1950s West Philadelphia.

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