Best Scene Reading of Capital Partners by Libby Hellman

Best Scene from the screenplay CAPITAL PARTNERS Screenplay
Written by Libby Hellman

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Kiran Friesen
DANA – Laura Kyswaty
GRACE – Meghan Allen
COLLETTI – Peter Nelson

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Thriller, Action/Adventure

When two women who dislike each other find out their husbands are running a Ponzi scheme and owe millions to the Mafia, they put their differences aside to get their money back. Along the way they become the targets of an unknown cyber-espionage organization.

Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

When two women who dislike each other find out their husbands are running a Ponzi scheme and owe millions to the Mafia, they put their differences aside to get their money back. Along the way they become the targets of an unknown cyber-espionage organization.

What genres does your screenplay under?

Part Thriller, part action-adventure, definitely female-driven

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

It’s about two intelligent but very different women who have to learn to trust each other as well as themselves in order to succeed in their quest.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Suspenseful, Satisfying

What movie have you seen the most times in your life?

The Godfather Pt !, and Love Actually,

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

Capital Partners is based on a short story of the same name. It was originally published in 2012. But I adapted it as a screenplay this past summer (2016)

How many stories have you written?

I’ve written 14 novels and over 29 short stories, all thrillers, mysteries, and/or crime fiction, both contemporary and historical.

What motivated you to write this screenplay?

I took an online course with Aaron Sorkin and got motivated to return to screenplay writing after a 30 year absence.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Adding the elements that would turn it from a story into a TV series.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Watching films, reading, dancing, swimming

Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

1.Place butt in chair. Write. Revise. Write. Revise again.
2. Don’t try to sell the first thing you write.

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo: http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson


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