Winning TV Screenplays for September 2018

 

STORYTV PILOT Screenplay: SOL by James FOx
September 2018

STORYTV SPEC Screenplay: UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT by Anna Hotter & Michael Rodriguez
September 2018

STORYTV 1st Scene Screenplay: JILLIAN AND THE SHARKS by Josephine Perry
September 2018

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

Director: Matthew Toffolo
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: Kimberly Villarruel
Camera Operator: Mary Cox

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TV Festival Testimonial – September 21 2018

Robert Cox

Received great feedback. Having the first ten pages of my script read was extremely helpful as well.

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TV Festival Testimonial – August 19 2018

FAMILY SECRETS, by Allison Osborne

This festival seemed very good and the feedback i have recieved has been very constructive!

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Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller

Abigail Sullivan thinks she’s successfully run from her mob past, until the FBI catches up to her and gives her an ultimatum. Help them catch the rest of her criminal family or go to jail for the rest of her life.

Cast List:

Alvarez: Gary Graham
Ryker: James Dooley
Narrator: Val Cole
Brad: John Fray
Abigail: Kelci Stephenson

Winning TV Screenplays for June 2018

Watch readings of the winning screenplays performed by professional actors:

ACTORHEADCASE – TV PILOT Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by Christopher K. Jones

 

ACTORTHE GLOBAL FUND – TV Best Scene Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by Josep Colomer

 

ACTORTHE WRONG TICKET – TV CRIME Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by John Ravitz

 
 

 

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

Director: Matthew Toffolo
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: Kimberly Villarruel
Camera Operator: Mary Cox

TV SCI-FI BEST SCENE Reading of NOVEMBER OF MY SOUL, by Jack Trammell

Genre: Paranormal, Drama, Sci-Fi

November of My Soul is a paranormal TV pilot that chronicles a team of investigative misfits. Penny Walsh typifies them, working with children with profound disabilities by day, but chasing ghosts by night. Their cases take them to places where many unexplained things happen and are documented, but most importantly, to places where human behavior can’t be explained, and is the most paranormal activity of all.

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Michael: Scott McCulloch
Margaret: Val Cole
Josh: Gabriel Darku

 Get to know the writer:

 1. What is your screenplay about?

November of My Soul is about a group of friends who share a curiosity about where the physical and the spiritual worlds intersect. They use science and technology to quantify what they see and hear, although often science fails them.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Supernatural/Adventure/Drama

3. Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

The topic of ghosts, ghost hunting, and sticky physics is everywhere in pop culture. People are using technology and science to explore places that have never been accessible before. But the big questions still remain (what happens to us when we die? Etc.) and inquring minds want to know.

4. How would you describe this script in two words?

Ghosts People

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

The Matrix (11 times)

6. How long have you been working on this screenplay?

Over a year or so.

7. How many stories have you written?

Hundreds (dozens published)/

8. What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the most times in your life?)

I want to hold your hand

9. What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

People are curious about how you can normalize the supernatural.

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

My wife, my family, and sports!

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

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

Camera Op: Mary Cox

Winning TV PILOT Reading of PSI-COM 5, by Ed Vela

 

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR: Becky Shrimpton
Lynx: Merlin Simard
Lucien: Allan Brunet
Joselyn: Mahtab Sabet
Liticia: Kate Varadi
Titansor: Anthony Tran
Hadley: Scott Beaudin
Cho: Salma Dharsee

What is your TV Pilot screenplay about?

At a secret government facility, young psychics are being trained and their psychic gifts developed but when one group: Psi-Com 5, finds out about an enhancement program that is killing and maiming some of the younger less powerful psychics, while at the same time discovering a powerful young psychic on the outside being used as a pawn, they decide to try to escape the confines of the Clinic.

Why should this screenplay be made into a TV show?

Psi-Com 5 has at its core a few elements that make it very appealing for episodic television or platform viewing: it has well drawn characters relatable for who they are and who they aren’t, it has a basic “chase” plot element as PC5 works to stay hidden from society at large while staying one step ahead of the Clinic as they relentlessly pursue them, and it combines both a sci-fi and thriller element as it deals with both psychic powers and the danger of the pursuit.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Super Psychics.

What TV show do you keep watching over and over again?

Game of Thrones.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

A few years.

How many stories have you written?

About 60, if you count stage plays, screenplays and teleplays.

What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the most times in your life?)

The Longest Time by Billy Joel.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Firstly, the framing device, it seemed natural once I realized that Lynx is such a acerbic character that if you didn’t know what he was thinking he wouldn’t be near as likeable as he ended up being, so I told it thru his eyes. Secondly, the age old dilemma in a pilot: making sure ask more questions than you answer.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

I love producing, directing and acting in my own short films, and web series. It offers me a creative smorgasbord.

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

As a TV pilot there aren’t that many festivals to enter a script like: Psi-Com 5, and this is the 1st contest I have entered it. I found the feedback thorough and helpful.

You entered your screenplay via FilmFreeway. What has been your experiences working with the submission platform site?

I find FilmFreeway a fantastic way to search, find and enter festivals all over the country and the world.

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

If its not a story that you feel you have to write… Don’t write it. If you think it’s interesting… The audience will too.

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

Director: Kierston Drier
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Mary Cox

HOUSE OF CARDS Season 5 – What the critics are saying about it!!

house of card season 5.jpg76% of critics have praised the new season.

The bleakest (yet somehow still extremely fun to watch) season of the show yet.

June 1, 2017 | Full Review…

A good start after last season’s erratic finish.

May 26, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Having laid to rest the long-standing charge that House of Cards was too absurd to be taken seriously as “prestige television”, the Netflix caper has rediscovered its cocksure strut.

May 17, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Even with the thick miasma of dread and vague impending doom that hangs over the season, the show still excels at providing viewers with laugh-out-loud moments that one just doesn’t see coming.

May 30, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It sometimes seems as if the series’ showrunner is an episode of Morning Joe that has somehow gained sentience and really likes poorly framed wide shots.

May 30, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

All of a sudden, the presidential drama finds itself tragically behind the curve. What a pity — it would have been so subversive if Hillary Clinton had won.

May 31, 2017 | Full Review…

Five seasons in, House of Cards still trades in predictable scripting that recycles the same themes time and again.

June 2, 2017 | Full Review…