WILDsound Announces its January 2017 BEST SCENE Screenplay Winners

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ACTORBEST Scene – KIDICIDE
January 2017 Reading
Written by Kelly Karam

ACTORBEST Scene – THE UNCONQUERABLE
January 2017 Reading
Written by Jonathan Fear

ACTORBEST Scene – THE LEGEND OF YAKATUTCH
January 2017 Reading
Written by Sean Francis Ellis

ACTORBEST Scene – THE ROSY HUE OF THE DYING DAY
January 2017 Reading
Written by Lauren Hoekstra

ACTORBEST Scene – NO MORE GOODYBES
January 2017 Reading
Written by Rebekah R. Ganiere

ACTORBEST Scene – SANDWICH
January 2017 Reading
Written by Deborah Klika

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Best Scene Reading of The Rosy Hue Of The Dying Day by Lauren Hoekstra

Best Scene from the screenplay THE ROSY HUE OF THE DYING Screenplay
Written by Lauren Hoekstra

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Peter Nelson
KIRA – Kelly Daly
BAHRI – John Fray
DENVER – Gabriel Darku

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Crime, Romance

Story of an impulsive high-school girl who gets accidentally caught up in a guns-for-drugs deal gone wrong. Trapped with the drug-runners fleeing the cartel, she plays a dangerous game of cat and mouse with the leader, who’s keeping her till she sleeps with him, no matter the cost.


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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

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Best Scene Screenplay of BAD PRESS, by Adam Santa Maria

Best Scene from the screenplay BAD PRESS Screenplay
Written by Adam Santa Maria

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Robert Notman
ALLEN – Hugh Ritchie
MELANY – Victoria Kucher
MANNY – David Occhipinti
JOYCE – Olivia Jon

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Comedy, Drama

After being sacked by Melany, the mother of one of his ‘golden goose’ clients, publicist Allen Kentwood conspires to get revenge and his client back under control. Despite warnings from his PA Joyce, Allen employs a shady Mexican named Manny to plant drugs on Melany, and in doing so enable an opportunity for Allen to rescue her and win back favour.

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

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson


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2016 Best Scene Screenplays

Watch the 52 Best Scene Screenplays performed by professional actors in the 2016 season.

WATCH Best Scene Readings
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – THE WORK OF ZOMBIES
December 2016 Reading
Written by Patricia Semler
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – CELLULAR MEMORY
December 2016 Reading
Written by Jesse Prevost
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – UNGODLY
December 2016 Reading
Written by Bill Osinski
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – WHO KILLED HONOR BRIGHT
December 2016 Reading
Written by Patricia Hughes
ACTORBEST SCENE TV Screenplay – TALATRICS
December 2016 Reading
Written by Cecilia Copeland
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – UP FROM THE DEPTHS: THE RISE OF MEGALODON
December 2016 Reading
Written by William F. Molnar
ACTORFAN FICTIO BEST SCENE (Sequel to 2015 film “Carol”) – THERESE
December 2016 Reading
Written by Heidi Scott
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – DEATH OF A LADIES MAN
December 2016 Reading
Written by Salim Allybokus
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – O CRY AFRICA
December 2016 Reading
Written by William Teller
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – SERVED COLD
December 2016 Reading
Written by WL (Bud) Gorman
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – HEMINGS AND CONDELL
December 2016 Reading
Written by Martin Keady
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – ESCAPE FROM PLAIN MIDDLE
December 2016 Reading
Written by Carolyn Reese
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – FREE AGENTS
December 2016 Reading
Written by Mario Scott Waller
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – TINK
December 2016 Reading
Written by Edward Ybarra
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – MY LIFE WITH STELLA KANE
December 2016 Reading
Written by Linda Morganstein
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – TAKE TWO
December 2016 Reading
Written by Mary Skiles
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – SHADOW
December 2016 Reading
Written by David Sweet
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – LIVING PROOF
December 2016 Reading
Written by Herschel Medlin
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – CAPITAL PARTNERS
December 2016 Reading
Written by Libby Hellman
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – SALACIOUS
December 2016 Reading
Written by Matthew Chura
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – OLD LADY DILEMMAS
December 2016 Reading
Written by Lora Ellen McKinney
ACTORTV PILOT BEST Scene Screenplay – ARMS OF MORPHEUS
November 2016 Reading
Written by John Christopher Thomas
ACTORBEST Scene Screenplay – PLACE TO BE
November 2016 Reading
Written by Natalia Maslin
ACTORBEST Scene Screenplay – THE LAST INDIAN WAR
November 2016 Reading
Written by Michael Graf
ACTORBEST Scene Screenplay – FAMILY OF SPIES
November 2016 Reading
Written by Susan Lambert Hatem
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – WAITING TO CRUMBLE
November 2016 Reading
Written by John Ott
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – REACH FOR THE SKY
November 2016 Reading
Written by Eric Carlson
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – PORT SUDAN
October 2016 Reading
Written by Jack Sherry
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – PARADISE AT MAIN AND ELM
October 2016 Reading
Written by Barry Brennessel
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – LOVE IS NOT LOVE
October 2016 Reading
Written by Stephen Keep Mills
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – THE ACCIDENTAL ANGEL
October 2016 Reading
Written by Oren Weitz
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – 3 FAMILIES
September 2016 Reading
Written by J.D. Poland
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay: LOONATOONA
September 2016 Reading
Written by Shockadelic
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – ELAN VITAL
July 2016 Reading
Written by Maroun Rached
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – DUE SOUTH
July 2016 Reading
Written by Evan Schullery
ACTORBest Scene Screenplay – AS LUCK WOULD HAVE IT
June 2016 Reading
Written by Philip Naiman
ACTORBest Scene Screenplay – QUEST FOR MIHTE LUGH
June 2016 Reading
Written by Ray Whittinger
ACTORBest Scene Screenplay – SEED OF THE WOMAN
June 2016 Reading
Written by Gary R. Billings
ACTORBest Scene Screenplay – THE MESSIAH PROJECT
June 2016 Reading
Written by David E. Baugnon
ACTORBest Scene Screenplay – FOR ALL MANKIND
May 2016 Reading
Written by Matthew O’Connell
ACTORBest Scene Screenplay – LONG IN THE TOOTH
May 2016 Reading
Written by Mark Wasserman
ACTORBest Scene Screenplay – IX
May 2016 Reading
Written by Eric Irizarry
ACTORBest Scene Screenplay – LE CHAT NOIR
April 2016 Reading
Written by Paula Sewell
ACTORBest Scene Screenplay – MATSQUI MASSACRE
April 2016 Reading
Written by Mark Curtis Dunn & Pamela C. Royal
ACTORBest Scene Screenplay – THE HOOPLA
March 2016 Reading
Written by Thomas Nesti
ACTORBest Scene Screenplay – SCREAMING MY HEART OUT
March 2016 Reading
Written by Janyce Lapore
ACTORBest Scene TV Pilot – MY LIFE WITH STELLA KANE
February 2016 Reading
Written by Linda Morganstein
ACTORBest Scene TV Pilot – THE TWO EMPERORS
February 2016 Reading
Written by Paul Gross
ACTORBest Scene Screenplay – MISPRINTS
February 2016 Reading
Written by Adam Preston
ACTORBest Scene TV Pilot – MY LIFE WITH STELLA KANE
February 2016 Reading
Written by Linda Morganstein
ACTORBEST SCENE – ABSYNTHIA
January 2016 Reading
Written by Seregon O’Dassey

DECEMBER 2016 BEST SCENE SCREENPLAYS

Watch the winning best scene screenplay readings performed by professional actors at the festival in DECEMBER 2016.

ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – LIVING PROOF
December 2016 Reading
Written by Herschel Medlin
ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – MALICIOUS INTENT
December 2016 Reading
Written by Mike Briock
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – OLD LADY DILEMMAS
December 2016 Reading
Written by Lora Ellen McKinney
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – THE WORK OF ZOMBIES
December 2016 Reading
Written by Patricia Semler
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – CELLULAR MEMORY
December 2016 Reading
Written by Jesse Prevost
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – UNGODLY
December 2016 Reading
Written by Bill Osinski
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – WHO KILLED HONOR BRIGHT
December 2016 Reading
Written by Patricia Hughes
ACTORBEST SCENE TV Screenplay – TALATRICS
December 2016 Reading
Written by Cecilia Copeland
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – UP FROM THE DEPTHS: THE RISE OF MEGALODON
December 2016 Reading
Written by William F. Molnar
ACTORFAN FICTIO BEST SCENE (Sequel to 2015 film “Carol”) – THERESE
December 2016 Reading
Written by Heidi Scott
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – DEATH OF A LADIES MAN
December 2016 Reading
Written by Salim Allybokus
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – O CRY AFRICA
December 2016 Reading
Written by William Teller
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – SERVED COLD
December 2016 Reading
Written by WL (Bud) Gorman
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – HEMINGS AND CONDELL
December 2016 Reading
Written by Martin Keady
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – ESCAPE FROM PLAIN MIDDLE
December 2016 Reading
Written by Carolyn Reese
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – FREE AGENTS
December 2016 Reading
Written by Mario Scott Waller
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – TINK
December 2016 Reading
Written by Edward Ybarra
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – MY LIFE WITH STELLA KANE
December 2016 Reading
Written by Linda Morganstein
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – TAKE TWO
December 2016 Reading
Written by Mary Skiles
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – SHADOW
December 2016 Reading
Written by David Sweet
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – CAPITAL PARTNERS
December 2016 Reading
Written by Libby Hellman
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – SALACIOUS
December 2016 Reading
Written by Matthew Chura
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – A DAY AT THE BEACH
December 2016 Reading
Written by Todd Gordon

Best Scene Reading of Old Lady Dilemmas by Lora Ellen McKinney

Best Scene from the screenplay OLD LADY DILEMMAS Screenplay
Written by Lora Ellen McKinney

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Meghan Allen
CAROLINA – Laura Kyswaty
EMMA – Kiran Friesen

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Dramedy, Drama, Comedy

PILOT: O/L/D? (Old Lady Dilemmas)

It’s a beautiful New York day everywhere except in Emma’s stuck-together vagina.

Emma is a bi-racial bi-national (black Alabaman/white British), Julliard-trained award-winning classical music prodigy. She typically looks and feels half her 50 years. Her body, starting this morning, revolts in an age-appropriate and menopausal if unexpected way. This vaginal revolt interferes with her ability to practice piano, a fact that is especially vexing as she is working on a deadline for an upcoming international performance. She is also toying with composing a non-classical piece with racial overtones that may confuse and distance her classical music audience. Emma has lots to consider today and doesn’t much cotton to interruptions from her nether-regions to a well-designed schedule.

Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

PILOT: O/L/D? (Old Lady Dilemmas)

It’s a beautiful New York day everywhere except in Emma’s stuck-together vagina.

Emma is a bi-racial bi-national (black Alabaman/white British), Julliard-trained award-winning classical music prodigy. She typically looks and feels half her 50 years. Her body, starting this morning, revolts in an age-appropriate and menopausal if unexpected way. This vaginal revolt interferes with her ability to practice piano, a fact that is especially vexing as she is working on a deadline for an upcoming international performance. She is also toying with composing a non-classical piece with racial overtones that may confuse and distance her classical music audience. Emma has lots to consider today and doesn’t much cotton to interruptions from her nether-regions to a well-designed schedule.

Accompanied by Caroline, a long-time and loyal, if unsympathetic friend, Emma sees her gynecologist and a vaginal physical therapist. They prescribe a temporary pain medication and recommend dildo-based exercises and a plan to recondition her female tissues so that she can comfortably have sex in the future. Emma doesn’t own a dildo. She has been celibate for two years. She and Caroline go to a sex store where Caroline, very experienced in the use of sex toys, searches for a suitable starter dildo for Emma. Emma bumps into her makeup artist in the store. Both are embarrassed.

Her purchase made, Emma hails a cab. The cabbie hits a pothole; Emma’s dildo, lube and other items fly out of her purse and land in the startled cabbie’s lap. The day is only getting more mortifying.

Once home, she decides to distract herself by making lunch for an interesting, elderly and lonely neighbor whom she only knows in passing. Mrs. Yasutake surprises Emma by telling her about her time in a Japanese internment camp in Wyoming. Emma is able to put her personal dilemma into perspective. Mrs. Yasutake is a wise woman; she informs Emma that her aging and moisture-depleted vagina is a real female struggle, one to be embraced and not ashamed of. Before Mrs. Yasutake is picked up from Emma’s condo by the doorman, Emma improvises a piano solo to a poem that Mrs. Yasutake recites about her internment experience. It is an unexpected moment that signals a potentially deepening friendship.

Emma does her dildo exercises. The dildo gets stuck in her just as her Havanese, Boo Radley, needs walking. She walks the dog in serious discomfort and a very odd outfit, arriving home to find that her ex-pat “boyfriend” returned stateside to declare his love for her. As Emma and Aidan are reconnecting, she receives a phone call that her good friend, musical collaborator and perhaps former lover, Prince Rogers Nelson, has overdosed on a plane flight.

The dildo releases. The dog runs off with it. The TV news reporting Prince’s health emergency and music (Prince’s and Emma’s) are heard as credits roll.

SERIES: O/L/D? (Old Lady Dilemmas)
O/L/D? is a comedic drama TV series of 12 60-minute episodes. Unique in its approach to the physical, psychological, social, political and professional challenges of middle-aged women, O/L/D/ is Mozart in the Jungle meets Blackish meets Frankie and Grace.

What genres does your screenplay under?

Dramedy, Drama, Comedy

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

Professional pianist, Emma Carter, is struggling to accept the ways that she is aging and its potential impact on her functional ability to play piano, her performance stamina and the work required for her to stay creative and relevant in a world in which she has always been an oddity. She is a woman of color who has found success as a classical musician. She was raised in privilege in New York and London. Her Anglo-British mother has remotely royal blood. The family home is on land granted them by King George. She has a brother, a London-based poet, unable to pass for white because he is outed by her fame. Prince is/was her best friend. She feels pressure common among the black and privileged to be perfect for all of the wrong reasons. To her mind, her body’s betrayal is a challenge to constructing her legacy and making her ancestors proud.

This screenplay should be made into a movie because it tells a great story, not often seen on screen, about a vibrant and aging woman. Emma is unique in many ways but struggles with familiar human issues, and in particular, with how to accommodate aging as a woman, classical musician, person of color, responsible daughter, friend and lover. Emma is a charming, funny and relatable character navigating cataclysmic shifts to her self-perception that are recognizable to most women, even if her specific experiences of female aging seem peculiarly specific to her. As an African-American and Anglo-British classical pianist, Emma is new to the screen. She is composing music that highlights social issues, a commitment that challenges her music contract, her devoted classical music audience and the unexpected ways that various parts of her multiracial family and group of friends confront race, change, geographical region, social expectations and love. We have not seen Emma before.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Airborne Dildo

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

There is a tie between three films, listed in alphabetical order: Love Actually, To Kill A Mockingbird, Twelve Angry Men. Sorry if that sounds like cheating.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

I have been writing this TV pilot for four months, though thinking about it and working it through in my head a bit longer. I workshopped it in a class at the University of Michigan. I did two table reads with women of various ages. It was read and critiqued by professional and well-known stage and television actors, playwrights, theater educators and acting teachers. I also submitted the entire screenplay for evaluation. I paid attention to the critiques.

How many stories have you written?

I have written perhaps 100 stories. Likely more. I started writing stories when I was three. As I have matured, my stories have grown up as well. I no longer write about boys who eat snails, teachers that annoy me, Sunday School or being sent to time out. I most often find myself writing about the intersections of health, family and faith.

I have a number of published non-fiction books, one in child psychology and six about African American faith and practice (most are relevant to Baptists). I have also written government monographs on issues of race, child, family and community health.

What motivated you to write this screenplay?

I was motivated to write this screenplay because I have some things in common with Emma. ‘Nough said.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

I did not have obstacles to finishing a first draft of this screenplay. I wrote it in a class at the University of Michigan and had feedback from five different students each week on each component of the script (logline, bible, character development, each act, the entire screenplay).

My challenge was in making draft revisions. I was not certain to which editorial voices (from table reads, evaluators, professional actors and friends) I should pay attention. I learned from evaluators that I had some formatting challenges; I thought I had gotten that right. I was wrong. I don’t like wrong.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

I have lots of passions.

Friends. Family. The pursuit of a joy-filled and balanced life. Music. Film. Theater. Fine Art. Dance. Dancing. Walking. Gluten-Free Vegan Gourmet Cooking. Practicing Piano and Guitar. Swimming. Seeking Spiritual Sanctuary. My Adorable Dog, Scout.

The list is long, but I don’t sleep much so I fit it all in.

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

You can only call yourself a writer if you actually write. Daily. And well. And rewrite. Daily and well.

When I am stuck, I take myself out of my story and write anything at all (organizational lists, letters, thank you notes, song lyrics). This jumpstarts my planned writing process. And sometimes, these unrelated items often end up in my stories.

I firmly believe that you can only call yourself a writer if you are a voracious reader. It is instructive to see how other people tell stories, weave words into surprising narratives and make it impossible for you not to love/hate/care about their characters. Film and theater also inform my writing. I am always on edge waiting to see how a new voice interprets life in an unexpected, beautiful way.

The rest? I indulge my various passions. And, as my dog, Scout, is a great dancer, I have a house party almost every day. Life is good.

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

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson


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Best Scene Reading of Salacious by Mona Fuller & Matthew Chura

Best Scene from the screenplay SALACIOUS Screenplay
Written by Mona Fuller & Matthew Chura

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Peter Nelson
BRAD – Dan Cristofori
CANELA – Meghan Allen

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Thriller, Action/Adventure

This screenplay ‘Salacious’ is about a straight-laced man who takes up an affair in order to resuscitate his marriage.

Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

This screenplay “Salacious” is about a straight-laced man who takes up an affair in order to resuscitate his marriage.

What genres does your screenplay under?

Romance, Drama

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

SALACIOUS has a simple, relatable premise that raises a provocative and controversial thematic debate and would be an attractive opportunity for actors.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Erotic Thriller.

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

The Wizard of Oz.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

I have been working on this particular screenplay for approximately six months.

How many stories have you written?

I have written three screenplays so far.

What motivated you to write this screenplay?

I was motivated to write this screenplay because it’s set in a foreign location which automatically takes the audience on an international ride, as well as this type of story doesn’t deal with anything political, racial, or violent.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Timing was a big obstacle that I faced while writing Salacious, I wanted to include more scenes while my creativity was at its greatest.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Apart from writing I am also passionate about traveling and learning new languages.

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

Always be consistent, and write about what inspires or interests you, don’t worry about what anyone will think until you have given your own approval to your work.

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

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson


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