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TV PILOT Pitch: ESCAPE TO HOLLYWOOD, by Robert Herold

LOGLINE SUBMISSION

Title: ESCAPE TO HOLLYWOOD

Written by: Robert Herold

Type: TV PILOT

Genre: Drama, Action, History

LOGLINE: In 1910 New York, Dick Harper, a two-bit hustler, leads a rag-tag group of entertainers trying to break into a business dominated by thieves, thugs, and sociopaths � the film industry.

WGA Registration Number: 1575174

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Written by: Robert Herold

Type: TV PILOT

Genre: Drama, Action, History

LOGLINE: In 1910 New York, Dick Harper, a two-bit hustler, leads a rag-tag group of entertainers trying to break into a business dominated by thieves, thugs, and sociopaths � the film industry.

WGA Registration Number: 1575174

Interested in this logline, please email us at info@wildsound.ca and we’ll forward your email to the writer.

Have a logline? Submit your logline to the monthly logline contest.

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Watch the winning AUGUST 2015 STORIES from the Writing Festival

Watch winning stories and movies showcased at the Writing and Film Festival in from AUGUST of 2015: Short, Feature, TV Screenplays. Short Stories. Novels. Stage Plays. Poems. Stories from festival made into movies.

Feature SCRIPT – THE LAST ADVENTURE OF SHAY BLAZE
Written by Howard Fridkin
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_last_adventures_of_shay_blaze.html

Short Screenplay Reading of THE DEAD END
Written by Piotr Jamroz
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_dead_end.html

TV SPEC Reading of CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM
Written by Chris Agnew
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/curb_your_enthusiasm_chris_agnew.html

TV PILOT Reading of HAUNTED HEART
Written by Robert Herold
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/haunted_heart.html

TV PILOT SCRIPT – WASHED UP
Written by Leila Ben-Abdallah
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/washed_up.html

1st Scene Script: THE MANTLE
by Frank Edward Kelly
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_mantle.html

Chapter 1 Novel: WHAT IF ITS ALL BEEN A LIE
by Nancy Arant Williams
https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/08/01/what-if-its-all-been-a-lie-chapter-1-reading-by-nancy-arant-williams/

1st Scene Script: THE TEST
by Loris Simon Salum
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_test.html

10pg. Stageplay: THE TEA PARTY
by Gregory Cole
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_tea_party.html

1st Scene Script: REDNECK CHRISTMAS
by JC Mercer Jr.
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/redneck_christmas.html

Short Story: PERNOD
by Lionel Walfish
https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/07/31/pernod-short-story-reading-by-lionel-walfish/

Chapter 3 Novel: WINGS OF HOPE
by Hillary Hoffman
https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/07/30/wings-of-hope-chapter-3-performance-reading-by-hillary-hoffman/

Chapter 1 Novel: TO FLY AGAIN
by Rachelle Hasnas
https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/08/02/to-fly-again-part-1-reading-by-rachelle-hasnas/

Chapter 2 Novel: EDGE: EAST WIND IN PARADISE
by Carl Jackson
https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/08/02/edge-east-wind-in-paradise-chapter-2-by-carl-jackson/

Best Scene Reading of GATES OF HELL
Written by Pamela Green
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/best_scene_gates_of_hell.html

WATCH AUGUST 2015 Poetry Readings
Poems performed by professional actors
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/august_2015_poetry_readings.html

August 2015 Twitter Short Stories
See the 10 winners
Read the August 2015 TWITTER Short Story Winners – 10 Stories!

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Deadlines August 31st: Submit your Screenplay, Novel, Story, or Poem to the festival: http://www.wildsound.ca

Watch recent Writing Festival Videos. At least 15 winning videos a month: http://www.wildsoundfestival.com

Watch TV PILOT Reading of HAUNTED HEART by Robert Herold

Watch HAUNTED HEART TV Pilot Performance Reading:

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Susan Wilson
NIGEL – Robert Notman
ANNABELLE – Maya Woloszyn
LENORE – Rochelle Burke
EDGAR – Aieron Munro
SARAH – Antosia Fiedur
WILLIAM JAMES – Charles Gordon
CORPORAL – Paul Falkowski

Get to know writer Robert Herold:

1. What is your TV PILOT screenplay about?

Haunted Heart is about Nigel Pickford, a former Confederate officer, tortured by visions, who is recruited by a group of paranormal investigators and taken deep into a world of ghosts and supernatural beings threatening the life of the woman he loves.

2. Why should this screenplay be made into a television show?

Frankly, there is not enough good horror on television. Horror objectifies our nightmares and allows us to deal with them. When done right, we want to cover our eyes, but peer through our fingers. Haunted Heart is a horror television series set in the 19th Century that aims to be truly scary. It’s a very dark, edgy and sophisticated X-files meets Penny Dreadful. This episodic series explores new and classic horror motifs as a group of paranormal researchers (the “Eidola Project”) travel around North America, and later the world, solving supernatural mysteries, hauntings & murders. It also shows the characters confronting the real monsters of the day — racism, sexism, substance abuse and bigotry. The 19th Century gives the show a sense of the exotic, but really it’s a window on the fears and concerns of today.

3. This story has a lot going for it. Drama meets Supernatural meets Mystery with a bit of Romance. What motivated you to write this pilot?

Again, I think good horror should encompass all of these. I’ve always had a passion for horror and dark drama, but I generally dislike slasher films (Psycho and American Psycho being notable exceptions) and gore-fests. Given my disappointment with so much of a genre I love, I wanted to try my hand at developing the kind of series I’d like to see.

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

It’s A Wonderful Life. Most of the film is actually quite dark, and George Bailey’s journey (like Ebenezer Scrooge) is touching, scary, and ultimately heart-lifting. It’s really a ghost story, and masterfully done.

5. How long have you been working on this screenplay?

Two years. It was part of the journey of learning how to write well, and went through many drafts. As a consequence, I am able to write well and at a much faster pace today.

6. How many stories have you written?

I have completed 3 pilots, all of which have been finalists or have won contests: In addition to Haunted Heart, Rough Cut is a series about the early days of the film industry — when dying to be in pictures was literally true! Rat City is a murder mystery series set in the early days of Seattle (imagine Law & Order meets Deadwood).

I have also have had several plays published for the school-aged market: Two adaptations of Shakespeare (Macbeth and Romeo & Juliet) and an original farce, Killer Slugs from Space, or Slime Does Not Pay! (which I think would make a nifty musical, if there are any composers out there).

I am currently completing a novelized version of Haunted Heart.

7. What would you say the theme of your TV PILOT is?

The theme of Haunted Heart is finding redemption. Many of us are stuck and surround ourselves with people and media that feed our prejudices. I want to challenge us, as I challenge my characters, in the midst of a cracking good yarn.

8. What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

As I noted above, learning my craft. It takes time. You need to be patient with yourself and be resilient — learn from your mistakes and not let them debilitate you.

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

In addition to my wife and kids, I love theater, reading, TV, movies and music — especially jazz (I play the flute and sax).

10. What influenced you to enter the WILDsound Festival? What were your feelings on the initial feedback you received?

I originally learned about WILDsound on Moviebytes, and liked what I read. I found the initial feedback incredibly helpful — it was honest, thoughtful and supportive. (It was clear I had more work to do.) You folks do a marvelous job nurturing artists while helping them to achieve high standards.

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

Surround yourself with supportive but honest people (like the folks at WILDsound) and work your butt off! Again, be resilient — learn from your mistakes and not let them debilitate you. Best wishes!

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