We have many exciting scripted and non scripted films, television series and live theatre projects in development, and we are always looking for more great stories to tell. From Biopics, Comedy, Action, Mystery, Thrillers, True Crime, Family Adventure, Animated Films, Super Hero’s, Sitcoms, to Period Pieces. If the story is good, we want to tell it.
FAMILY ADVENTURE | FEATURE or SERIES
Screenplay Written By Author Clark Malcolm Greene
A truly wonderful family- adventure about a young boy and his dog, based on Clark Greene’s memoir Dog is God Spelled Backwards: Backwards: http://www.dogisgodspelledbackwards.com
Three and a half year old Clark was ecstatic when his parents bought the family an Airedale puppy, and he and his faithful, new best friend bonded immediately. Sharing adventures while growing up in Michigan until the sad day that Patch got older and passed on.
· Perfect for a film or series, 3D sequences, live action, and, or animation, and we own the trademark Dog is God Spelled Backwards for merchandising.
· Screenplay available.
MYSTERY THRILLER | FEATURE or SERIES
THE SNOW BIRD
Screenplay & Book Written By Tony Meola
Head strong and beautiful Prudence McCarthy, the first woman ever to be elected District Attorney in Boston, bites off more than she can chew when she decides to leave Boston and head to Palm Beach Florida to attack the Colombian drug lords and their billion dollar cartels head on.
Meeting and befriending Ben Shelby living in the same building, he’s ex New York City cop and detective who won the Lottery for ten million, enabling him to leave the world of New York City crime, and head to Florida to enjoy life.
This dramatic story keeps you guessing with cleaver twists and turns until its ever so shocking surprise Hitchcock-type ending.
Screenplay and book available.
1920’S PERIOD PIECE | FEATURE or LIMITED SERIES
Screenplay Written By Maximilian Berle
Chicago 1929, Natascha Vardi-Templeton, (aka Nat), was born into a circus family in 1899 and trained at a young age in the exciting discipline of the circus.
Orphaned at 14, her nanny, African American Ya Ya Washington, ‘ adopted her ‘ and continued her circus training alone.
In the circus Nat struck up a friendship with Ming, a young Chinese immigrant, and they developed acts that they performed each summer in Chicago.
In order to make money, they also have other jobs, Ming most often working at the slaughterhouses.
In the summer of 1929, Nat, Ming and YaYa took in an adolescent, ill- treated boy, into the Gypsy trailers on Vernon Avenue.
In the howling of the first third of a century, it is both terrible and prodigious.
This moving story is about the relationship of friends, and their passions for life in a simple world.
Shot in 3D and Sequel to follow.
· Screenplay available
TRUE STORY | ACTION THRILLER MYSTERY | FEATURE OR LIMITED SERIES
WHO KILLED THE CANDY LADY?
Book written by James Yisela
Who Killed the Candy Lady is based on the true story of the late candy heiress Helen Brach, who got involved with the shady Chicago horse mafia, disappeared in 1977, and her body was never found. Ylisela, a Chicago Investigative Journalist carefully unwraps two theories of Helen Brach’s demise, as accused and charged Richard Bailey now 87 years old still remains in jail for a 30 year sentence, and recently filed a motion to appeal to have his 1997 case re-opened: http://abc7chicago.com/news/at-87-new-legal-life-for-inmate-in-helen-brach-case/2203370/
Helen Brach: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_Brach
Look book, synopsis, and book available.
View the sizzle: https://vimeo.com/album/4711390/video/170890363
DRAMATIC TRUE STORY | THRILLER | FEATURE OR LIMITED SERIES
BORN TO RAISE HELL, THE UNTOLD STORY OF RICHARD SPECK
Book Written By Jack Altman & Marvin Ziporyn, M.D.
A true Story about Richard Speck, written by the Psychiatrist who analyzed him after the murders of eight student nurses.
July 14, 1966, in a sedately middleclass neighborhood, a knock was heard on door of one of the three nurses residences and Corazon Amurao, a 23 year old Filipino exchange nurse answered the door. A young white man was carrying a small black gun and a knife, “ I’m not going to hurt you “ he said, “ I’m only going to tie you up and I need your money to get to New Orleans “. That man was Richard Speck and before the night was over, he unfortunately murdered eight student nurses in what Chicago police described as “ the crime of the century:. Amurao was the only nurse who lived. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Speck
During the six months in prison while waiting trial, Speck was interviewed twice weekly by Dr. Marvin Ziporyn, the Cook County Jail Psychiatrist, who won Specks confidence and authorized him to write this book. Born to Raise Hell, the words of the tattoo on Richard Speck’s arm. This story will attempt to go beyond the sensationalism of the crime, and attempt to understand the mind of this violent , disturbed man. A&E:http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2kglgk
TRUE STORY | ACTION THRILLER | FEATURE OR LIMITED SERIES
THE JAYNE GANG
Based On A True Story
The Jayne Gang story is created by author and Chicago historian Richard Lindberg: http://www.richardlindberg.net , co author of Shattered Sense of Innocence.
Early 1950’s in the suburbs north of Chicago, stepbrothers Silas and George Jayne were self-made millionaires who owned purebred horses for high stakes, and battled each other where one had the other killed. In the annals of true crime, the Jayne feud is among the most bizarre and violent on record. It is a story punctuated by glamorous show horses, sinister sibling threats, swindles perpetrated against the wealthy and unsuspecting; “lonely hearts” cheat, the disappearance of candy heiress Helen Vorhees Brach https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_Brach, the rape and murders of the young Schuessler- Peterson boys https://gizmodo.com/the-hideous-chicago-triple-child-murder-that-was-finall-1728039519 , the unsolved murders of the Grimes Sisters, https://theoremfact.wordpress.com/2017/05/31/the-grimes-sisters/
bombings, arson, corruption, and crimes spanning five decades. Chicago Tribune article: http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1994-08-22/news/9408220118_1_three-boys-helen-vorhees-brach-investigator
ABC segment on Helen Brach re accused Richard Bailey, Aug 24, 2017: http://abc7chicago.com/end-of-the-road-for-inmate-in-helen-brach-case/2338928/
A recent CBS news segment on the Grimes Sister’s murder: Jan 22, 2018: http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/01/22/grimes-sisters-murder/
Jayne Gang book in development, Shattered Sense of Innocence and Who Killed the Candy Lady, books available.
· All of these stories are tied together for the making of a thrilling feature or limited series.
TRUE STORY | UNSOLVED MYSTERY | FEATURE OR LIMITED SERIES
MURDER GONE COLD, THE MYSTERY OF THE GRIMES SISTERS
Book Written By Tamara Shaffer
In 1956, three days after Christmas, two Chicago girls, Barbara Grimes, fifteen, and her thirteen-year-old sister Patricia, left home to see Love Me Tender, the first movie starring the heartthrob of the day, Elvis Presley. They never made it home, intercepted somewhere between the Brighton Theater and their house on South Damen Avenue. Twenty-six days later, following a series of bizarre reports of sightings far and wide, they were found dead on a road southwest of the city, their bodies frozen and marked by rodents. While Chicago residents reeled with shock and parents tightened reins on their children, a full-scale investigation ensued, but a fresh snowfall at the death site and disputes over jurisdictional authority marred its progress from the start. In the end, no one was ever brought to trial. Over the years, this case has been the subject of heated debate and speculation and even of psychic visitings. After nearly sixty years, no one really knows what happened to the Grimes sisters—where, why, or even how they died—or if their spirits haunt the western suburb where their frozen bodies were found:
CBS news segment: 1/22/2018: http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/01/22/grimes-sisters-murder/
Facebook: Help Solve the Grimes Sister’s Murder: https://www.facebook.com/groups/GrimesSisters/
BIO PIC | FEATURE | DOCUMENTARY OR LIMITED SERIES
Marilyn Chambers, My Story
Autobiography Written By Marilyn Chambers
The life of Marilyn Briggs, the Ivory Snow, wholesome girl next door, cheerleader, gymnast, Jr. Olympic diver, from a nice middle-class family in Westport Connecticut, tells her story, how at eighteen, after landing a role in the Barbra Streisand film The Owl & The Pussy Cat, she left home, went to Los Angeles to promote the film, and while trying to land other acting roles, she was appalled by the Hollywood casting couch. So, she went to San Francisco and eventually made the choice to choose who she wanted to have sex, with under her own terms, by becoming Marilyn Chambers, a world renown Adult Film Star, during the decadent Sexual Revolution of the 1970’s. Now famous, she tries to cross back over to mainstream acting, but it could not happened, and there was no turning back. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marilyn_Chamber
View the sizzle reel: https://vimeo.com/album/4711390/video/27882428
BIO PIC | FILM | LIMITED SERIES | AND/OR MUSICAL
BIG GIRLS DO CRY AND WORKING MY WAY BACK TO ME
Books By Author, Counselor, Key Note Speaker April Kirkwood.
April Kirkwood tells her “Me Too” story about being an innocent young girl, growing up in Ohio, from a typical dysfunctional yet loving family, and her three decade affair with singer Frankie Valli. They met when she was a mere six years old, going with her family to see him perform, and when she turned sixteen he selfishly seduced her in his hotel room. She thought it was love, and if she hung in there she could be the next Mrs. Valli. But, Frankie was already married, had a daughter April’s age, and he had no intention of marrying her. Regardless, April was hopeful and waited. This is a story of a young girl falling for a man using his celebrity status to get what he wants, regardless of the consequences. And how our childhoods are full of choices and the imprinting that we live with while trying to break free.
Follow April Kirkwood: http://aprilkirkwood.com
· Books available.
· View the sizzle: https://vimeo.com/album/4711390/video/182717406
BIO PIC | FEATURE OR LIMITED SERIES
SEKA: BASED ON THE BIOGRAPHY INSIDE SEKA
Written By Seka
It is 1961 in the mountains of Virginia, and an 8 year old little girl named Dorothiea, comes home from school one day to eventually realize days later, that her mother moved out to be with her new boyfriend and took the little girl’s brother and sister with her, leaving her behind to fend for herself. Two weeks pass, home alone, she continued to go to and from school, not mentioning this to anyone, frightened of the dark, she sleeps on the couch with the tv on, hoping that her family would return.
Nothing more to eat and realizing that something had to be done, she calls a cab to take her to her grandparent’s home and tells them what had happened.
This sets the stage for a compelling story of a young, sweet, smart, beautiful girl, being raised by other members of her family, who will eventually become Seka, The Platinum Princess of Porn.
Each chapter of this book is a compelling scene in this must be written screenplay or series.
Inside Seka: http://www.amazon.com/Inside-Seka/dp/1593932723
REALITY TV SHOW AND/OR DOCUMENTARY
DOG IS GOD SPELLED BACKWARDS
The ever so strong spiritual, physical, mental, and emotional connection between humans and dogs.
This reality tv show and/or documentary will tell true stories of amazing human like things that dogs do, the unconditional love that dog’s and humans have for each other, the recent discovery of the similarity of our molecular and cellular structure, minds, and the fact that dogs do feel emotions, like their best friends, humans do. If there truly is a God, did he or she give us dogs to be here for us in a physical form, to take care of us emotionally and physically? There is no coincidence that Dog is God Spelled Backwards.
· Owners of the trademark of Dog is God Spelled Backwards for
· View sizzle reel: https://vimeo.com/album/4711390/video/235606201
Based on the book When Sex Becomes a Weapon in the Relationship.
Gabriel and Sophia, an Immigrant couple, he Palestinian and she Polish, from two very different worlds, meet, marry and migrate to the suburbs of Chicago.
They have six children, they work hard, and make many sacrifices to do what is right for their kids.
The couple loves and cares for each other, but the only thing missing is sex and the physical intimacy in their relationship, which than openly causes friction and loss in their lives.
Gabriel owns a local Convenience Store and is always smiling, lovable, generous, kind, funny and easygoing.
Sophia is a good mother and housewife, quiet, conservative and with no sense of humor.
This entertaining, funny and colorful sitcom-esque story is enriched by the eclectic and comical family members, the store’s employees, and the colorful customers that regularly frequent the store..
Tempted by other women, the frustrated and sex driven Gabriel is hoping that his story can help other couples realize the importance of intimacy in their relationships in order to help them remain together.