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Video Pitch for O L D Vaginas by Lora-Ellen McKinney (TV PILOT)

Title: O/L/D/: Vaginas

Written by: Lora-Ellen McKinney

Type: TV PILOT

Genre: Drama

Logline: Finding her mobility challenged by desert-dry vaginal walls, a beautiful, single, bi-racial, bi-cultural and bi-national classical pianist who looks much younger than her 50 years, must choose to acknowledge the signs that her body’s age is catching up to her birth certificate and consider what this means for her relationships and self-acceptance.

Synopsis: It’s a beautiful New York day everywhere except in Emma’s stuck-together vagina. Emma Carter typically looks and feels half her 50 years. As the pilot episode begins, Emma’s body revolts in an age-appropriate if unexpected way. A doctor and a vaginal physical therapist prescribe vaginal dildo exercises. In the cab ride on the way home, Emma examines the dildo. The cabbie hits a pothole, her newly purchased dildo lands in the cabbie’s lap. Emma distracts herself by making lunch for a neighbor whom she learns survived the Japanese internment. Later, Emma attempts her Kegels; the dildo gets stuck just as her Havanese, Boo Radley, needs walking. She walks her dog in serious discomfort, arriving home to find that her ex-pat boyfriend has returned stateside to declare his love for her.

Emma is a bi-racial bi-national, award-winning classical music prodigy, who is composing a musical opus based on four American racist place names. This opus combines classical, pop, funk, R and B, blues, jazz and the forms of ethnic music appropriate to the chosen geographic locations.

Each episode of O/L/D/ has a new topic and naming convention of Show Name: Body Part or Topic considered important to adult women. The show’s themes are aging, music and relationship. O/L/D/ is Mozart in the Jungle meets Sex in the City meets Blackish with smatterings of Golden Girls and Parenthood. O/L/D/ is a comedic TV drama series of twelve 60-minute episodes. These Old/Lady/Dramas explore the physical, psychological, social, political and professional challenges of middle-aged women.

“Fifty is the new Forty is the old Thirty-Something.” This show’s market is anyone who is getting older, with special appeal to women from 25 to 60. It also appeals to music lovers and social justice advocates. O/L/D/ dials in on the problems of aging, career and relationships. Balancing all three while trying to maintain the last, especially romantic relationships, has particular appeal to a broad spectrum of today’s professional women and men. “Just when you think you have it all figured out,” says Emma’s father, “your aging body calls you a liar.”

Video Pitch for The Great Tragedy, Feature Film by Lisa Dunbar

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Get to know the writer Lisa Dunbar: 

1. What is your story about?

My story is about two young boys Daron Greenlay and Brutus Amos. Daron and Brutus become victims in an abused environment. When Daron’s Grandparents who are Vivian and Chandler Housing have Daron and Brutus in their home Vivian and Chandler end up putting Daron and Brutus in an orphanage. Daron lost both of his parents. Daron’s mother dies in a car wreck in the beginning of the story. Daron’s father hangs himself in the living room of his home. Daron and Brutus have no one to take care of them until a police officer who is Howard Carter and his wife Jodie ends up adopting the two boys at the end of the story.

2. Why should people know this story?

People should know this story because this story is about child abuse. Child abuse is something that people need to pay attention to. Some where every few minutes there is a innocent child being abused. Rather that abuse is emotional, verbal, or even physical it’s still abuse. No child should be abused and I wanted to bring up child abuse because it is something that should be taken seriously.

3. This story has a lot going for it. How would you describe this story in two words?

I would describe this story as amazing and helpful. It’s amazing of what those two young boys go through. It’s helpful because it can help people learn about child abuse.

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

The movie that I have seen the most in my life would have to be “Enter The Dragon.”

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

I wrote “The Great Tragedy” as a book it four months to write. “The Great Tragedy” was published in 2014. Then I wrote the screenplay. The screenplay took a month to write which was last year. Ever since last year I’ve been trying to find someone who could make it into a movie.

6. How many stories have you written?

I have written six stories so far that are published. I have one story that I wrote that is not published. I have a book of poems that I have published.

7. What motivated you to write this story?

What motivated me to write this story is child abuse. I want people to know just how serious it is. Another thing that motivated me to write this story is that I wanted to make a difference in the world. No child should be abused. It’s one of the things that can be prevented.

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

Other than writing I am passionate about music, art, and history.

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

My advice to the other writers. Keep your head up. Don’t let no one stop you from doing what you love. Go for your dreams and aim high. Let your head touch the clouds. Your dreams can come true. Don’t give up. If you feel like you’ve failed. Keep trying. That’s what I tell my friends.