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Meghan Allen, Actor for May 24th Screenplay Festival

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WILDsound Announces the TV PILOT Screenplay Winner for July 2016

Watch the winning TV PILOT screenplay winner for July 2016.

TV PILOT Screenplay – THE SPECTRAL CITY
July 2016 Reading
Written by Arthur Vincie

http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_spectral_city.html

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Sci-Fi, War, Supernatural

Three refugees, thrown together by chance, flee a modern-day civil war set in an unspecified country. Evading the army, rebels, bandits, gods, and demons, they head to the one place no one dares go – the Haunted City at the heart of the country. There they seek out the White Witch, who rules the City and who’s either their ticket out or their worst nightmare.

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Susan Wilson
JULIET – Courtney Keir
ISHMAEL – Brandon Knox
THEO/MATTHEW – Julian Ford
STEVEN/ADJAI – Sean Ballantyne
JIM – David Guthrie
NURIYAH – Meghan Allen

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

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

WILDsound Announces the Fan Fiction Screenplay Winner for July 2016

Watch the winning Fan Fiction screenplay reading for July 2016.

FAN FICTION Screenplay – STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE
July 2016 Reading
Written by Jennifer Renner

http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/star_trek_deep_space_nine.html

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Sci-Fi, Adventure, Action, Fantasy

Synopsis: Episode 32.5 of the TV series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. The station welcomes visitors from a planet in the Gamma Quadrant that allows only women to hold positions of authority.

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Brandon Knox
BENNI – Susan Wilson
SORYA/KIRA – Meghan Allen
DAX/LELA – Courtney Keir
ODO – Julian Ford
BASHIR/QUARK – David Guthrie
SISKO/RISHTA – Sean Ballantyne

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

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

Best Scene Reading of IT TAKES BALLS by Charley Scalies

Watch the Best Scene of IT TAKES BALLS:

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Sean Ballantyne
CHAPPIE – Jason Martorino
TRESA – Meghan Allen

Get to know writer Charley Scalies:

1. What is your screenplay about?

[Charley Scalies] A honey badger of a housewife leads her husband’s Runyonesque friends in an
unholy scam targeting a political powerhouse threatening her family’s livelihood.

2. Why should this script be made into a movie?

It will appeal to both men and women from their 30’s to 80’s

For the men – Set in the early 1950s it involves a South Philly pool hall that is a front for illegal gambling. Its denizens include a Parish priest who gambles on the “ponies” based on tips he gets from ????, a blind numbers writer, a deaf bookie, a bear of a slow-witted young man who always seems to have the right solution to every problem based on movies he’s seen and poolhall owner who adores his wife but enjoys winding her up.

For the over-40 ladies, it’s about a middle aged couple who are devoted to one another.

For the ladies with a feminist bent, Tressa, the wife, my protagonist, ……..well rather than explain her I’ll tell you what she says to Chappie, her husband

TRESSA
That’s why I love you. You let me protect you.

CHAPPIE
Oh Gesu, here it comes. I’m a man. You’re just a woman. You’re gonna protect me?

TRESSA
You’re not a man. You’re “just a man”. And God gives “just a man” what, at most, two balls? But I’m not “just a woman”. I’m a wife and a mother. You know what that means, huh, “just a man”?

CHAPPIE
I got a feeling I’m gonna find out.

TRESSA
Means God gave me more than enough balls for the whole Goddamned family.

Think Cheers meets The Sting

3. How long have you been writing stories?

2 ½ years

4. What movie have you seen the most in your life?

At my age there are two answers 1. Many 2. I can’t remember them all.

5. What artists would you love to work with?

Joe Mantegna & Vinny Guastaferro (again)*
Chris Bauer (again) *
Danny DeVito
Jim Gandolfini (again – but I’m not terribly anxious to see him any time soon)*
Christopher Walken
Sally Fields
Joe Conklin

* DEMOS AVAILABLE AT HTTP://WWW.IMDB.ME/CHARLEYSCALIES

6. How many stories/screenplays have you written?

This is it. In the planning since 1993. In the writing since 2012.

7. What motivated you to write this screenplay?

a. I was born above that poolhall. Tressa was my mother. Chappie was my father. The denizens are an amalgam of the men who “played and plied” there.

b. I love a good (real) love story as much as I like to laugh

c. The idea for my screenplay, It Takes Balls, has been germinating for over 20 years. I outlined it to screenwriter Joseph Stefano,(Black Orchid, Psycho and Two Bits) while on the set of Two Bits, my first film. He encouraged me – no challenged me – to write it. I regret that he passed before I had the chance to say, “Look Joe, I did it”. I think he knows, anyway.

8. Describe your process; do you have a set routine, method for writing?

No set routine. Write, learn, rewrite, repeat.

9. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

My family

10. What influenced you to enter the WILDsound Festival?

The opportunity to hear parts of it performed by professional actors

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

I’ll pass along Joe Stefano’s advice. When I told him the idea for my story he said, “Go write it.”
“But I’m not a screenwriter”
His response, “You will be when you write it.”

Watch Feature Screenplay Reading of BROWNIE AND FRAN by Arthur S Brown & Rory Leahy

Watch Performance Reading of BROWNIE AND FRAN:

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Jason Martorino
BROWNIE – Scott Beaudin
FRAN – Meghan Allen
TRAVERS/DAVID – Cole Reid
SHAYGETZ/HOWIE/LOU – Peter Nelson
KAPLAN/BERTHA/PAULINE – Julie Burris
ZELLY – Andrei Preda

Get to know writer Arthur S. Brown:

1. What is your screenplay about?

Brooklyn, NY 1948. The cold war is heating up, and mob entrenchment is at its peak. The U.S. is running a victory lap. Returning veterans want their share of the pie, and they’re willing to strike for it. Two young idealists meet, fall in love, and set out to save the world – while not getting corrupted doing it. These lovers are my parents, and most of the story is true.

2. Why should this script be made into a movie?

It reveals a time and place where so many conflicting forces were in play, and it was unclear which would prevail. It’s a tale with great historic scope and modern relevance. Worker’s and civil rights vs the rise of the modern corporation. Organized crime’s entrenchment in trade unionism. Themes still at play in the body politic – and two starry-eyed people skipping gleefully across the mine field.

3. How long have you been writing stories?

Do you believe in past lives?

4. What movie have you seen the most in your life?

Favorite film hands down is Wizard of Oz. It delights on so many levels. It has wisdom (the hero you seek is within), adventure, existential struggle (“home” vs “out there.”), and of course music.

By the way, the spoken moral of the film is of course, “.. there’s no place like home.” I submit that the true moral is “somewhere over the rainbow” – leave home and seek adventure. I say that because we know that a day or so after the film ends, Dorothy is sure is hell not staying in Kansas.

5. What artists would you love to work with?

So many – Actors: Christoph Waltz, Steve Carell, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Dustin Hoffman, Jennifer Lawrence, Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Scarlett Johansson… Directors: Tarentino, Woody Allen, Linklater, Alejandro Inarritu, Joel Coen…

6. How many stories/screenplays have you written?

I’m the author of “Vegetarian Dining in NYC”, and “Everything I need to know, I learned from Cartoons!” I occasionally work as an actor and standup comedian. As a lyricist in the BMI Lehman Engels musical theatre workshop (which gave us “Little shop of horrors”, “Avenue Q”, and many others), I developed and produced a number of exciting projects, a couple of which are approaching completion (can’t be specific at this moment).

7. What motivated you to write this screenplay?

Jack Kerouac commented in an interview (and I paraphrase), that “no man can write a book about his father.” I took up the challenge. He also said, “Write in recollection and amazement for yourself.” I have. I believe my story is extremely relevant.

Has class warfare ended? Are working people still struggling against CEOs for a fair wage and basic rights? Do idealists still fall in love and try to save the world?

8. Describe your process; do you have a set routine, method for
writing?

I find Final Draft enormously helpful. I like to develop an outline – what’s the story about? I write quickly. And when I’m
ready, I get eyes on it.

9. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Standup comedy, growing tomatoes, as much sex as my wife will allow me, and bike riding.

10. What influenced you to enter the WILDsound Festival? Did the
initial feedback you received from the festival help your
screenplay?

I’m very grateful for the feedback from WILDsound. It was specific and on point. It helped me immensely.

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

Get an office job with a monitor facing the wall. Write – and
write quickly. Kill your darlings. Put your ego aside and let the characters tell their stories through you. Write some more. Keep writing.

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