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Saira | Zeus | Script Shop Episode 026

Logline for Saira

"Saira, a Jethwa/attobite hybrid alien, mysteriously appears in the middle of Hugo Crane's farm. She is, at first, thought to be a sinister being but she reveals that her intentions are not evil. She is here to save us from the occupying and lethal alien force known as the Vaar."

About Screenwriter Zeus

After being introduced to comic books and Star Wars, reading fantasy novels and
writing similar stories, watching near daily doses of classic 80’s action films, cartoons and foreign films, and then discovering that I could make a career creating these
same stories, I knew instantly, at 11 years old what I wanted to do with my life.

One month after graduation from SMU, I opened my first production company. Under
the Red Rock Entertainment banner, I completed a feature rockumentary titled NO
TALENT GENIUSES. The local success of this film in the Dallas, TX area spawned more
work, compromised mainly of directing and editing several live music events for local
bands.

Sadly, RRE was a short-lived venture and two years later, I was forced to shut down.
This lead to, at the time the insane idea of making the mad leap to New York in 2009.
I interned at Cinetic Media, where blind luck had me working on a dream come true
picture: The Banksy feature documentary EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP.

From Cinetic I moved to Scott Rudin Productions. I stayed with SRP for two years, I
was very fortunate to work on THE SOCIAL NETWORK, GIRL WITH A DRAGON
TATTOO, TRUE GRIT, MOONRISE KINGDOM and THE DICTATOR as well as theater
shows, THE BOOK OF MORMON and MOTHERF***ER WITH A HAT.

After Scott, I took up shop with indie producer Terry Leonard, who helped me
burnish my independent producing skills. With Terry, I worked on two feature films,
HOW TO BE A MAN and COLD COMES THE NIGHT featuring Bryan Cranston and Alice
Eve.

Over the last two years, I returned to my writing roots, completing several features
and short screenplays. Two of the shorts, MR. SAM (drama) and SAIRA (sci-fi) have
been very lucky to earn acceptances and some awards at film festivals around the U.S.
and internationally. Both these films are slated for production in 2018.

My newest venture, Zeus Pictures, is a development and pre-production company
that focuses on character driven feature length films, TV shows and graphic novels.
We are currently in post-production on two pictures, JUNIPER (sci-fi/drama) and EXT
(our first full CGI movie) both of which are scheduled for release in March 2018.

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Diplomatic Ammunity! | Jonathan LaPoma | Script Shop Episode 025

Logline for Diplomatic Ammunity!

"A struggling Hollywood screenwriter recruits his former best friends to help him write a script about a series of pranks they pulled in high school, and they discover why their friendship fell apart."

About Screenwriter Jared Egol

Jonathan LaPoma has written three novels, eleven screenplays, and hundreds of songs and poems. His screenplays have won over 150 awards/honors at various international screenwriting competitions, and his black comedy script HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS was optioned by Warren Zide along with Wexlfish Pictures (AMERICAN PIE, FINAL DESTINATION, THE BIG HIT) in July 2017. His novels have been recommended by Kirkus Reviews and Barnes & Noble, and they've also won three awards and have made several #1 Amazon Bestseller lists. He lives in San Diego, CA where he teaches at a public secondary school.

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Viv Through the Night | Jared Egol | Script Shop Episode 024

Logline for Viv Through the Night

"A grieving daughter struggles to come to terms with her life after her mother splits into two personalities, and the only personality capable of loving the daughter is dying of a terminal illness."

About Screenwriter Jared Egol

Jared Egol studied creative writing at the University of Florida with the intention of entering medical school. He instead went on to Chapman University, where he received his MFA in Screenwriting, studying under Julie Kirkham, Tom Mankiewicz, Larry Gross and Ron Friedman, who subsequently hired Jared to assist in the writing of his memoir: I KILLED OPTIMUS PRIME.

Jared resides in Florida, where he has written professionally since 2013. Away from work, Jared dabbles in powerlifting and continues to study medicine, trying to stay up-to-date on clinical and bioethical advancements, particularly in the fields of pain science, narrative medicine, and psychoneuroimmunology. He is repped by Derrick Eppich of Lee Stobby Entertainment.

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Viv Through the Night - Personal Story

Allyson tells a personal story that relates to Viv Through the Night.

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Nour | Maitha Alawadi | Script Shop Episode 023

Logline for Nour

"A chance encounter helps a Syrian refugee find redemption after a tragic loss during war. "

About Screenwriter Maitha Alawadi

Born and raised in Dubai, UAE, Maitha was surrounded with rapidly growing industries which defines her city beautifully, one of which was media. However, her journey actually started in Melbourne, Australia, when she moved to pursue an bachelor degree in in Swinburne University of Technology where she took up a major in Digital Media Design and exercised a minor in Film & Television. It made her discover her true passion which is filmmaking.

She then worked for 2 years in the biggest radio networking company, Arabian Radio Network, in the talk show radio station called Dubai Eye 103.8. Her job helped me gain knowledge in another field of media and improved her scriptwriting and sound design skills. It also taught her how to make features that relayed only on sound and narration which resembles documentaries without the use of visuals. Also, it made her more in tune with the film industry as she followed and had a weekly appearance on one of the programs to talk about the latest in film and television.

She has currently finished her Masters in Filmmaking at the University of Sussex in Brighton, UK, were she met and worked with great filmmakers and upcoming actors, building a network and making short films across the UK. She’s currently working full-time as a producer in Blaze, a production house in Dubai, while working on her personal film projects on the side.

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4th of July | Erin Cardiff | Script Shop Episode 022

Logline for 4th of July

"Retracing the final decade of a young woman's life and abuse she's suffered reveals how she arrived in harm's way, while she tries desperately to protect herself and her children from the danger they cannot escape. Based on true events. "

About Screenwriter Erin Cardiff

A writer by nature, a filmmaker by necessity, Erin Cardiff was born and raised in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario by wonderful and supportive parents without whom she never would have made it this far.

After a career start in media, Erin worked as a writer and editor across a variety of industries until turning her attention to screenwriting and filmmaking.

Since then, she has been fortunate to be invited to many festivals and events - including The Female Eye Film Festival where 4th Of July won the Live Pitch Grand Prize - and participate in amazing educational opportunities like The Black List Lab program. She was also a 2018 finalist for The Sundance Screenwriters Lab.

She is currently working on her latest short film and sourcing production support for her debut feature.

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Dissipate | Katelyn Harbert | Script Shop Episode 021

Logline for Dissipate

"An enigmatic short tale that finds an even balance between horror and terror to draw an audience into a world of unrest that has them entranced until the very end."

About Screenwriter Katelyn Harbert

Katelyn is a screenwriter and playwright from Arlington, Texas, and is a proud member of the LGBTQ community. Recently her work has been recognized in the Glasgow-based The Monthly Film Festival, with her script selected for Quarterfinalist, and selected as a finalist for the Frights! Camera! Action! Screenplay Contest. She strives to create work that will impact individual lives as well as the industry. She currently has two feature films in the works, and she will be attending the Vancouver Film School in the fall.

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Service to Man | Seth Panitch | Script Shop Episode 020

Logline for Service to Man

"In the turbulent Spring of 1968, an ambitious white student from Brooklyn finds himself an outcast at Meharry, Nashville's legendary, all-black medical school. There, he and his peers battle the intricate mysteries of medicine, demanding professors, and each other in their quest to, ultimately, become healers in the Service To Man."

About Screenwriter Seth Panitch

Seth Panitch heads the MFA and Undergraduate Acting programs at The University of Alabama, and is a professional director, actor, published playwright and screenwriter, who has worked from Havana, Cuba, to New York, to Los Angeles.

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Seahorses | Jason Kartalian | Script Shop Episode 019

Logline for Seahorses

"A lonely and intense man invites a mysterious woman he met on craigslist into his house. He gets much more than what he bargains for as this strange young woman takes over his life. What transpires is a dramatically intense and darkly comic journey about love, co-dependency and loss."

About Screenwriter Jason Kartalian

Jason Kartalian was brought up in a creative environment. Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, his father is one-of-a-kind character actor Buck Kartalian, his credits include, Planet of the Apes, Outlaw Josey Wales and hundreds of Television shows. In Planet of the Apes, Buck played Julius, Keeper of the Cages (the cigar smoking ape!)

Jason's first feature film "Pedestrian," was selected to numerous film festivals across the US and won the best picture and best screenplay awards at the AFMA Film Festival and the Best Screenplay award at the Long Island Film Festival. His horror feature "Driller" was selected to the Another Hole in the Head Film Festival in San Francisco and was distributed all around the world.

Kartalian wrote and directed the feature film SEAHORSES.  The film played many international film festivals and won many awards.  After a theatrical run, the screenplay to SEAHORSES was selected by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to be part of their permanent core collection.   

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ROBO4CE | Jeffrey Howe | Script Shop Episode 018

Logline for ROBO4CE

"A middle-school robotics team gives a smart-but-shy eighth grade girl a chance to learn self-confidence, and her coach an opportunity to heal the wounds left by his own mentor--who coaches a rival team."

About Screenwriter Jeffrey Howe

Jeffrey Howe 's first two feature screenplays, "Robo4ce" and "Cover Crop," won or placed in twenty-two contests and festivals. His first short screenplay, "Medicine Show Blues" has won or placed in thirteen festivals in the past year. He was a top 5 finisher in this year's NYC Midnight Screenwriting Challenge.

His short fiction has appeared in One Teen Story, in the anthology Moon Shot: Murder and Mayhem at the Edge of Space, and in the quarterly anthology The First Line.

He lives and works in the scenic Black Creek Bottoms area near St. Louis, Missouri, where he fights off writers' block with liberal doses of 70s funk and cool jazz. His family understands.

He can be reached at: mercilessidioms@gmail.com

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