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Untouchable!

An explosion rocks the corporate world when a blonde bombshell in stainless steel collides with the nation's most powerful man unleashing the relentless tiger within and with razor-sharp toothed pen sends him into oblivion. Script Excerpt

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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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Murder in Emergency!

War is waged by a dedicated nurse on the hospital she fought to save, on discovering patients are 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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Doors of Miracles

A young woman fearing another disaster hesitates, in giving thanks to God yet trembling fights fear, gives thanks, and triggers Light descending from Heaven projecting her to its source to be returned with supernatural powers, miracles, and God speaks. Script Excerpt

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The Benefactor!

A businesswoman incensed by the treatment of farmers by predator bankers uses her own money to pay out their debts and provides interest-free loans in an attempt to prevent murder/suicides on the land, as she dodges the hitman. Script Excerpt

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The Woodpecker Waltz

Joe has the mind of a four-year old and a seat on Death Row and gleefully plays with his toy train while a rich lawyer risks his marriage and career in an effort to save him from the gas chamber.. (True 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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BEYOND HOLLYWOOD

True story of movie star-turned-inventor Jon Hall and the infamous Howard Hughes who together secretly build a revolutionary auto engine that runs on water. A tale of a tempestuous friendship between two remarkable dreamers, risking the wrath of an automobile and oil industry that unleashes all its power to stop them. One man a legend, the other an unsung hero who aspired to go "beyond Hollywood". Script Excerpt

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Kingbird and Franklin

He tamed the heavens with his discoveries and inventions; enlightened the world with his reason and wit; but Franklin's crowning achievement was fostering a revolutionary legacy called Kingbird. VERY BRIEF SYNOPSIS: The untold 18th century tale of the Philadelphia Franklins, and their struggle to forge an enduring American republic, as the family's revolutionary legacy passes contentiously from patriarch, Ben Franklin, to his namesake grandson.

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The Color Of The Puck

Amidst the backdrop of the American civil rights movement, Canadian Willie O'Ree overcomes racial prejudice and a career-threatening injury to become "the Jackie Robinson of hockey," the first black man to play in the National Hockey League.

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Hell Gate to Golden Gate

Alice Ramsey is on a mission to become the first woman to drive an automobile across the United States, but a vengeful bank president, whose wife becomes a suffragette, isn't about to let that happen.

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The Ed Dennehy Story

Ed always wanted to act or direct in theatre. Infant epilepsy, a lifelong battle with booze, or the bizarre hallucinations of van Gogh, Barrymore and spiders the size of dogs were not going to stop him. Living in reality was another matter. This is a physiological journey where a man struggles to find peace between the worlds of the real and the imaginary.

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Only In America

A young man is shoved violently, out of spite, into the U.S. Army at the height of the Vietnam War. They know he doesn’t belong-- and he’s finding all the wrong ways to get out.

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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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Gabriel's Bones

A religious zealot determined to create a city of God on the prairies and the savvy captain of the buffalo hunt lead Canadian First Nation people in an epic struggle for survival -- the true story of the Northwest Rebellion.

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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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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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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 Script Excerpt

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Eriksson

The Viking Leif Eriksson, who, to prove himself to his legendary father Erik the Red, embarks on a dangerous voyage to find new lands and inadvertently discovers America. Script Excerpt

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Harlem Hell FIghters

The story of the 369th U.S. Infantry Regiment and the African American volunteers from New York who formed this "first of its kind" unit which was transferred to the French Army where they never lost a man captured, an inch of ground or a trench taken during World War I.

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ANOTHER IN THE FIRE

A true story about a Hollywood stuntman who overcomes seemingly insurmountable obstacles with help from the most unexpected place. Brought to the brink of death more times than you can count, Mike Walter discovers real Hollywood magic. This is a story of sex, drugs, and redemption. Just when you think you are alone in this world, there is “Another in the Fire.” Script Excerpt

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MOW Not About Money

Ellen is promoted into a male-dominate leadership position, but soon finds opposition among management and peers, causing her to fight back and ultimately change the culture for women in business.

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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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THRONE OF GOD

James, African American, believes he is called to build a magnificent throne ensemble made from junk, but must overcome his resentment against his father and God. He brightens the life of a fatherless little girl with an alcoholic mother, and helps restore sanity to a mentally disturbed homeless woman, as he obsessively races to complete it before he dies.

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Project Blue Book

An astronomy professor transitions from skeptic to believer as he struggles against the US Air Force in his quest to uncover the truth about UFOs. He coins the phrase “Close Encounters of the Third Kind.”

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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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CARLOTTA'S STORY

In a nursing home, Eugene O'Neill's third wife, Carlotta Monterey, tells a researcher the untold story of her tumultuous life with the famous playwright.

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