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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.”

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

Watch the VIDEO PITCH:

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.

Video Pitch for Getaway Day, by Ken White

Watch the Video Pitch for the Novel GETAWAY DAY:

Get to know writer Ken White:

  1. What is your story about?

In 1962, a California teen learns of his dying father’s dream to play catch with his idol, Yankee baseball legend Mickey Mantle. In a desperate race against time to fulfill his father’s wish, the boy discovers more about life, growing up, and family than he ever imagined.

  1. Why should people know this story?

The backdrop is the 1962 World Series between the New York Yankees and the San Francisco Giants.

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

Coming of Age.

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

It’s a Wonderful Life

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

Three Years

  1. How many stories have you written?

Three published novels, one children’s book, two produced stage plays, fifteen screenplays, one sitcom pilot, numerous short stories, flash fiction, and essays.

  1. What motivated you to write this story?

My father, my family, and my love of baseball.

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

Music, movies, and sports.

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

Be patient and persistent. Don’t procrastinate. It’s all about butt in the chair, words on the page.

 

Links:

 

http://bookbuzz.net/blog/coming-of-age-getaway-day/

 

http://sanfranciscobookreview.com/2014/10/getaway-day/

 

http://www.recordnet.com/article/20141016/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE/141019685/0/SEARCH

 

http://www.capradio.org/news/insight/2014/12/30/insight-123014/

 

http://bleedingyankeeblue.blogspot.com/2014/06/the-getaway-day-youll-never-forget.html

 

http://www.modbee.com/news/local/article8637191.html

 

Video Pitch for Bad Elements: Crystal Dragon, Novel by Lynn Mullican

Watch Video Pitch Logline:

Get to know writer Lynn Mullican:

1. What is your story about?

Crystal Bouchard awakens imprisoned in an underground cell with no recollection of how she got there, and with no memory of her prior existence. Held against her will, her captors threaten to kill her son unless she fights to the death in the underground fighting circuit. Nicknamed “The Dragon,” she spends the next several years among werewolves and vampires.

During the course of searching for her son, she slowly begins to recollect her prior existence before her imprisonment, pushing her deeper within the fighting circuit.

2. Why should people know this story?

Crystal Dragon taps into the inner person within us, both good and bad. It makes us question how and why people do the things they do, whether it makes us truly a bad person or not, and whether we can be forgiven for our mistakes, our decisions in life, and our misfortunes. This story makes us question how and why the beast and the angel reside within us.
Crystal Dragon delves into the questions we are afraid to ask. Your questions and answers about the good and bad within us lie within this dark and twisted tale of one woman’s fight to survive within the vampire and werewolf infested underground world.

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

Immortal survival

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

Star Wars.

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

Crystal Dragon became an idea in 2005. After three years of playing with the idea, I finally started writing it in 2008. It was originally published in March of 2011, but after multiple revisions, editing, new cover, etc. it was re-published in 2012. In 2014, the cover was revised. So, from start to finish it has been 9 years.

6. How many stories have you written?

I think I’ve lost count. I would say over a 100 but I’ve only published four books.

7. What motivated you to write this story?

I was inspired with an idea I had been playing with for quite some time. The motivation to get it into words and on paper was the kicker. I wanted to see it in print. Plus, I wanted to leave a legacy for my family, something they could be proud of. I had a lot of inspiration for that book from multiple sources, one of which included my family.

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

I’m passionate about dancing, martial arts, the outdoors, hiking, reading and spending quality time with family and friends.

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

My advice for other writers is to keep writing, don’t give up, keep reading, learn more about writing and editing, accept constructive criticism, and learn from others in the writing field.

 

 

Video Pitch for BREW DAYS, TV Pilot, by Tyler Omoth

    Watch Video Pitch for BREW DAYS, TV Pilot, by Tyler Omoth

Matthew Toffolo interviews writer Tyler Omoth:

1. What is your story about?

Tyler: This is the story of a hodgepodge group of friends who plan on starting their own craft brewery and the craft-beer related shenanigans they stir up in the process.

2. Why should do people need to read/watch this story?

Tyler: Many of us have experienced the fun and wackiness of beer tastings, beer festivals, and new beer release events. Just imagine what it’s like for those who are super-geek into beer!

3. How long have you been writing stories?

Tyler: I’ve been writing since about the sixth grade and professionally since 2005.

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

Tyler: I think my sister and I watched The Princess Bride every week as kids.

5. What artists would you love to work with?

Tyler: Just to list a few artists I respect a lot: Jimmy Buffett, Mel Brooks, Paul Giamatti, and Joss Whedon.

6. How many stories have you written?

Tyler: I’ve written dozens of stories and managed to publish a couple. I have a about 20 kids nonfiction books published as well.

7. Ideally, where would you like to be in 5 years?

Tyler: Sitting on the deck of my beach house writing. I like to write a variety of things – comedy, novel, short fiction, etc.

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

Tyler: Imagine a guy frantically rummaging through his closet. That’s about it. I get a deadline for a contest and a start grabbing at ideas and find that the right one is always there. I just didn’t look for it until I had that deadline looming.

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

Tyler: Baseball and craft beer are my other big passions.

10. What influenced you to enter the WILDsound Festival?

Tyler: I love contests, but I really liked the idea that I would get feedback and possibly a video. It’s more than just throwing your creation out into the vast nothingness.

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

Tyler: Enter contests! They’re a great way to jump start your motor and possibly help you dive into something new. I wrote my Brew Days for a contest that I discovered just 5 days before the deadline.

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

Video Pitch for VOWS, TV Pilot by Hannah Hightower

    Watch Video Pitch for VOWS, TV Pilot by Hannah Hightower:

Matthew Toffolo interviews writer Hannah Hightower:

What is your story about?

Hannah: Combat photographer Vance Hillard prepares for a dangerous battlefield assignment but is unprepared for a soldier’s request to become a stepfather to his teenaged daughter, Cassidy (Cass), if he is killed in battle. Vance gets Cass through high school and college before he realizes that he has fallen in love with her. He follows Cass to a daytime rendezvous with a former classmate, Gavan in a nearby park, pulls her away from him and sends her home. Vance talks at home with Cass, and takes her to dinner at a seaside restaurant. He is determined to be her father until she lets him know that she is in love with him. His discovery of a treasure map branded onto Cass’ backside when she and her mother visited Cass’ father in the Middle East turns their honeymoon into a string of chases by corrupt museum officials and ruthless treasure hunters.

Why should do people need to read/watch this story?

Hannah: It’s fun and realistic in its approach to people’s struggles to be the best of themselves.

How long have you been writing stories?

Hannah: I’ve been writing stories since I learned to write.

What movie have you seen the most in your life?

Hannah: “King Solomon’s Mines”, a classic (wild animals, tribal dances and practices, lush scenery, etc.) and “Snatch” with Brad Pitt and Jason Statham. I can’t understand much of the language so I look at it and pick up a few more words each time. The action and humor are great.

What artists would you love to work with?

Hannah: David Cook, Aretha Franklin, Blake Shelton, B.B. King, – Luciano Pavorotti is gone sadly.

How many stories have you written?

Hannah: Stories for me, includes my screenplays, plays, novels, songs – pop/hip-hop, country, jazz, blues, musicals, opera, gospel and choral works.

Ideally, where would you like to be in 5 years?

Hannah: In 5 years, having more of my work produced – my songs, opera, musicals, screenplays, etc. would be great. I also would like to sing one of my songs on a movie soundtrack.

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

Hannah: I write whatever pops into my head, day or night, at home, on the bus or subway or in the car when someone else is driving.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Hannah: Music.

What influenced you to enter the WILDsound Festival?

Hannah: WILDsound, found on the Net, has meant corresponding with caring people.

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

Hannah: Keep believing in yourself and improving your skills.

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Submit your Pitch Logline and get it made into a video:
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/video_pitch_festival.html

Read ANIMATION Feature Film Pitches and Loglines

Read today’s LOGLINES from writers from all over the world.

Submit your own logline in any genre or type to the Writing Festival for FREE:
http://www.wildsound.ca/logline.html

Watch ANIMATION Feature Film LOGLINES:
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/animation_feature_film.html

ANIMATION PITCHES:

Title: LOWLY AND PARIS
http://www.wildsound.ca/lowly_and_paris_by_sil_mccausland.html
Written by: Sil McCausland
Genre: Animation
Type: Feature Screenplay

Title: LOCAL SUGAR
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/local_sugar_by_andrew_garrett.html
Written by: Andrew Garrett
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, History
Type: Feature Screenplay

Title: THE GREATEST SHOAL ON EARTH
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_greatest_shoal_on_earth_by_robert_negron.html
Written by: Robert Negron
Genre: Animation, Fantasy, Family
Type: Feature Screenplay

Title: NEIGHBORHOOD PET WATCH
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/neighborhood_pet_watch_by_stephen_meier.html
Written by: Stephen Meier
Type: FEATURE SCRIPT
Genre: Animation

Title: ENCROACHMENT
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/encroachment_by_mike_camp.html
Written by: Mike Camp
Type: Feature Script
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family

Title: CATS’ EYES
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/cats_eyes_by_jr_mcrae.html
Written by: J.R.McRae
Type: FEATURE SCRIPT
Genre: Adventure Crime Drama, Mystery, Animation potential

Title: AMWOLF
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/armwolf_by_james_w_corpening.html
Written by: James W. Corpening
Type: FEATURE SCRIPT
Genre: Animation

Title: MELODY
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/melody_by_shipra_shukla.html
Written by: Shipra Shukla
Type: FEATURE SCRIPT
Genre: Animation

Title: PRINCESSES TO THE RESCUE
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/princesses_to_the_rescue_by_benjamin_lorenzo_sanchez.html
Written by: Benjamin Lorenzo Sanchez
Type: FEATURE SCRIPT
Genre: Animation

Title: THE HOLY GHOST
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_holy_ghost_by_nazrus_halsey.html
Written by: Nazrus Halsey
Genre: Action, Adventure, Animation, Biography, Sci-Fi
Type: Feature Script

Title: DESERT RAT
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/desert_rat_by_john_tupper.html
Written by: John Tupper
Genre: Animation
Type: FEATURE SCRIPT

Title: A HOME PAW CHRISTMAS
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/a_home_paw_christmas_by_cheing_winston.html
Written by: Cheing Winston
Genre: Family
Type: Feature Screenplay

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Deadline March 5th ANIMATION Screenplay Festival. SAVE $10 – FULL FEEDBACK. Get script performed at festival
http://www.wildsound.ca/animationcontest.html

WINNERS get their script read at the MONTHLY Screenplay Festival. Watch the recent winning scripts:
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/winning_screenplays.html