SEEKING . . . Books, Screenplays, and Teleplays?
Here are some of our current titles and log lines.
If you’re a professional producer or agent who likes what you read and wants to know more, e-mail me – firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll be more than happy to oblige.
Denise Andrea Thorbourn –
• The Sacred List – Novel (Action Thriller)
Premise: When his friend is murdered and a half-dead woman is dumped at his door, a reluctant spy returns to the job he hates to track the killer and bring him to justice.
• Man from Shanghai – Screenplay (Drama)
Premise: A noted film producer from Los Angeles investigates the circumstances of four children jailed during the crossfire of the Shanghai Massacre and vows to unmask the con-man to the world.
• The Man in the Cool Suit – Screenplay (Murder Mystery)
Premise: New Orleans News Photographer DASH MADISON comes to Los Angeles to find his estranged father, an LAPD cop. Before he can unpack his bags, he meets a beautiful woman, discovers a body in her bedroom, becomes a murder suspect and must find his missing father to save his life.
• The Miracle Children – Screenplay (Historical Drama)
Premise: When Dr. King comes to Birmingham in response to the bombing of four children and the arrest of his team fighting for Civil Rights, two thousand children rise in response to save lives and change a city.
Sonya Lazarevic, M.D. –
• Aftertaste – The Alchemy of Recovery – Self-help Book
Premise: ”You hold in your hand a bridge from addiction to a new equilibrium of sobriety.”
Toni Dianne Holm –
• Cosmic Order Bride – Screenplay (Romantic Comedy)
Premise: Desperate to save his family home, a Montana rancher secretly writes successful romance novels, but when his own longing for love results in a cosmic prescription to order a bride—nobody expects an attractive, New York Times Book Reviewer to show up, expose his true identity, discredit his reputation, while falling in love under a canopy of stars in The Last Best Place.
•Vagabonds & Rogues – TV Pilot Script (Drama/Fantasy)
Premise: “You can’t tame a world of vagabonds and rogues, but you can tame a handful of bunglers,” The Guide instructs.
Logline: A thirteen-year-old boy, an Intuitive, a ghost, The Guide, a billionaire, and a streetwise Robin Hood bungle into a web of rapidly unfolding, atypical family drama to save a ghost’s killer. As these misfits breach the barriers to their quest, they discover why they are the heirs to whatever is right or wrong with the Cole family.
Vagabonds & Rogues is an atypical family drama that stretches beyond the normal tropes of death and loss, exploring the beyond. These characters push the audience through the ups and downs of the insane and unseen and cosmic plotlines of each season to answer the big questions when death occurs. The story takes place in the 21st century, during the war called ‘the winter of humanity.’ Nothing is as it seems, perfectly set in motion when a man dies leaving his family bewildered, off-kilter, and grieving. As final as this may seem, it is the beginning of a new adventure and the springboard that causes the advent of a ragtag team of extraordinary misfits who enter on cue.
• Crazy Clean – TV Pilot Script (Drama/Comedy)
Premise: A mother/psychiatrist persuades her OCD clients to form a high-class cleaning service for real-life therapy to earn the fee to pay a discredited spy-turned-private-detective to locate her missing 13-year-old son.
• Beenya Soul – Novel (Literary Fiction/Magical Realism)
Premise: She comes from southern shores, descendants of African slaves, soldiers, farmers, voodoo vagrants, hunters, Southern women healers, warriors, sea captains, murderers and mystics living off of sand and sea and hope . . . hope that Tula masters all three miracles to heal the sins of the father and her ancestral karma.
Neil Gaiman – On signings and fans:
When I look up at them, I ask, “Who would you like this signed for?” And they say, “Me.” And I say, “Do you have a name!” and they say, “Yes! I certainly do!” “What is it?” I ask. “Alfred. No wait! It’s Albert!” And I know they’re thinking, “Oh, my God. He thinks I’m the biggest idiot he’s ever seen at a signing.” All I’m really thinking is, “I wish people wouldn’t worry. It’s fine.” They aren’t the first person to say “Me!” when asked their name, or even to forget their name altogether, or the first person to have rehearsed . . . something they want to say . . . and it all comes out garbled. I never think, “Oh, he’s an idiot. ” Never. The people that come to my signings are good people. They are nice people and I am so grateful to them for reading my books and wanting to come see me.
–Writers Write, The Internet Writing Journal (writerswrite.com). July 2001
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