TV PILOT Reading – LIFE IN THE FAST LANE by Debi Calabro

LIFE IN THE FAST LANE is the January 2016 winning TV Pilot. Watch the table reading performed by professional actors.

TV PILOT: LIFE IN THE FAST LANE
by Debi Calabro

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Sean Ballantyne
JESSIE – Maya Woloszyn
SAL – Christopher Huron
MARIA/SONIA – Mandy May Cheetham
JAMES/RYAN – Nick Baillie
SCARECROW/MICHAEL – Kaleb Alexander
YOUNG SAL – Jovan Kocic

Get to know writer Debi Calabro:

Matthew Toffolo: What is your screenplay about?

Debi Calabro: It’s about three very different families and how their involvement in the sport of horse racing brings them together.

Matthew: Why should this screenplay be made into a TV show?

Debi: The series would focus on these three families and their trials and tribulations on and off the racetrack. Their situations are all very unique and it will be compelling to see how they solve (or try to solve) their own issues as well as how they intermingle which usually causes more turmoil than not.

Racetrack attendees are a rare breed and this group is no different which will make the show interesting and entertaining to watch.

Matthew: How would you describe this script in two words?

Debi: Unique, entertaining.

Matthew: What TV show(s) do you keep watching over and over again?

Debi: Rescue Me, Modern Family, Seinfeld,

Matthew: How long have you been working on this screenplay?

Debi: About eight months.

Matthew: How many stories have you written?

Debi: Lost count.

Matthew: What motivated you to write this screenplay?

Debi: As a racehorse owner I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to write about the characters that attend the track on a daily basis. From the down and out gambler who would spend their last two bucks on a bet to the wealthiest thoroughbred owners, they all have one thing in common, to win

Matthew: What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Debi: None.

Matthew: Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Debi: Being a racehorse owner.

Matthew: What influenced you to enter the festival? What were your feelings on the initial feedback you received?

Debi: I really liked the idea of the reading and the feedback was priceless.

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

Debi: Always get your work critiqued before sending it out. When you receive the critique back read it a couple of times to really understand what your consultant is trying to say because when you first read it one would perhaps try to dismiss it since, as the writer, you might not be able to comprehend how “your” story could be any other way. But someone else’s opinion, especially a professional, can most often than not, open the writers eyes for a new perspective.

Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo

Editor: John Johnson

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

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Watch the 2015 Winning TV SPEC Screenplays:

TV SPEC – ORPHAN BLACK
July 2015 Reading
Written by Jacqueline Bircher
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/orphan_black.html

TV SPEC SCRIPT – FAMILY GUY
June 2015 Reading
Written by Dan Chan
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/family_guy.html

TV SPEC SCRIPT – IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA
June 2015 Reading
Written by Keith Black
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/its_always_sunny_in_philadelphia.html

TV SPEC: NEW GIRL “Career Day”
May 2015 Reading
Written by Melissa K. Willis
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/new_girl.html

TV SPEC: GIRLS “Camping”
May 2015 Reading
Written by Yolanda R. Easile
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/girls.html

TV SPEC – JESSIE “We Don’t Have a Clooney”
April 2015 Reading
Written by Giuseppe LiMandri
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/jessie.html

TV SPEC – COUGAR TIME “Jammin Me”
April 2015 Reading
Written by Felicity Flesher
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/cougar_town.html

TV SPEC – ARROW “Second Chances”
March 2015 Reading
Written by Molly Driscoll
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/arrow.html

TV SPEC – CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM
February 2015 Reading
Written by Mark Melara
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/curb_your_enthusiasm.html

TV SPEC – VEEP
February 2015 Reading
Written by Emily Cirillo
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/veep.html

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TV PILOT SCRIPT – SEX THERAPY
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Written by Michelle J Brezinski
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TV PILOT: REDEEMING GRACE
May 2015 Reading
Written by WL Gorman
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/redeeming_grace.html

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April 2015 Reading
Written by Niel Thompson
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March 2015 Reading
Written by Alexandre Kounde
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/no_love_doves.html

TV PILOT – ERASER
February 2015 Reading
Written by Kim Godfrey
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/eraser.html

TV PILOT SCRIPT – UP COUNTRY MOTORS
November 2014 Reading
Written by John Fuhrman
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/up_country_motors.html

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Watch POUND FOR POUND TV Pilot Performance Reading

POUND FOR POUND is a drama television series about three teenage boxers in Los Angeles who train together and eventually compete in the 1924 Olympics.

Watch POUND FOR POUND Pilot TV Show Reading:

Written by Travis Hodgkins
BEST SCENE from POUND FOR POUND, TV Pilot by Travis Hodgkins

SYNOPSIS:

POUND FOR POUND is a drama television series about three teenage boxers in Los Angeles who train together and eventually compete in the 1924 Olympics.

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Val Cole
CESAR – Scott Gerard
LOUIS – Barry Minshull
BRUCE – Robert Notman
ABE – Gregory Outram Kuzma
JOHNNY – Andrew Ahmed
REBECCA – Alissa DeGrazia
MOLLY – Susan Q. Wilson
ABE’S MOM – Stacey Watson