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Baseball Themed Comedy Wanted


A producer with funds in place is seeking a comedy script centered on Baseball.
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produced screenwriter's baseball-ish themed comedy


HI

I am a multi-produced, award-winning screenwriter, whose baseball-themed, comedy/drama, OUT AT SECOND, may interest you.
 
The logline and synopsis, my bio and credits follow. I look forward to your requesting the script.
 
Warmest wishes,
 
Richard A. Lasser
 
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Logline:
When a bookkeeper tells her crooked boss she only has a few weeks to live, she forces her to take her on a coast to coast, life or death journey that is sometimes tragically funny, at other times tragic. Only she’s lying.
 
Synopsis:
BENEDICT, 20s, a Hollywood lawyer and star of his gay softball team, is trapped in a bad relationship with his boss – but it’s the only relationship he has – according to his sister, APRIL MAY, 20s, a beautiful, one-time religious zealot, who says she cut ties with Benedict when he came out as gay. She keeps books for outwardly successful, inwardly troubled CONNIE MURCER, 40s, an Upper East Side wig supplier to hundreds of grateful cancer victims – who just happens to be cheating them by passing cheap import wigs off as handmade European ones. She craves intimacy, but keeps her suitor MARVIN at arm’s length.
 
When Connie is in meltdown facing an IRS audit that could bankrupt her and send her to prison, she pleads with April to doctor her books. April reluctantly agrees, and gets Connie off the hook. When she learns her boss was cheating her customers as well as the IRS, she tells Connie to drive her to Los Angeles, because she’s been diagnosed with terminal breast cancer. Before she dies, April says, she must reconcile with Benedict.
On Connie and April’s -- often tragic, often tragically-funny -- cross-country odyssey, they encounter a bizarre cast of characters including an Indian medicine man (who turns out to be a world-famous oncologist) and his grand theft auto son. The women battle constantly until matters come to a head: April demands honesty from Connie. And she gets it. Connie reveals her breasts, mutilated by a plastic surgeon during a sex change operation which has left her torn between her desire to help her clients and jealousy over the better treatment they got. Through her revelation, Connie rediscovers the ability to feel. And then April confesses. She doesn’t have cancer, and Benedict isn’t gay. He’s the straight star of his law firm’s softball team. She forced Connie to take her on the trip so she could be close to the person she loves – for whom she’d do anything.
 
 
 
Bio and Credits of Richard A. Lasser
 
Film Credits:
1. 'The Chosen Few', feature-length psychological thriller, produced by I VU Pictures. Writer and Co-Producer
2. “The Counting House”, feature-length psychological horror, produced by RAI Cinema, Italy. Writer. A writer-for-hire project.
3. “Tricks of Love” a feature-length romantic comedy, produced by Mutressa Movies [sign in to see URL] A writer-for-hire project.
4. “The Obedient Son”, short, war drama, Liberty Studios.
5. “I Scream”, short, dark comedy. Late Bloomer Films. Writer and Director
6. “Walking With the Enemy”, Liberty Studios, Writer
7. “Shift of the Ages”, Pqubd Films, Writer
In Pre-Production:
1. Mondo Productions shooting “Made in France” a bittersweet love story. Shooting in Paris. 2018. Writer
Scripts Currently Optioned:
1. “Jacking Katherine”, optioned by Q-Station Films
2. “Peacocks”, optioned by Beautiful Calf Productions
Awards:
1. “The Chosen Few” Award of Excellence-Feature Category, Berkeley Film Festival, 2002; Official Selection Vancouver Island Film Festival, 2002
2. Chesterfield Writers Awards – Semi-Finalist
3. New Century Writers Awards – Finalist for “Young Love”
4. “Bedroom City” Official Selection for IFP Market 2006, No Borders
Section.
5. “CGY” Honorable Mention, Canada International Film Festival 2010
6. “Tricks of Love”, Best Picture and 3 top acting awards, Monaco International Film Festival, 2008
Education, Training and Background:
B.A. University of Virginia, Double Major in English Honors and Russian Language and Literature
Postgraduate work, UCLA, Russian Studies
Robert McKee’s Story Structure graduate
John Truby’s Screenwriting graduate
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Re: Baseball Themed Comedy Wanted


Title: Go Big

Genre: Buddy/sports comedy

Logline: Baseball icon Gordy Bigelow, who retired without a ring, sets out to halt his alcohol-fueled life spiral by winning a gold medal in the Senior Olympics.

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Re: Baseball Themed Comedy Wanted


“Switch Hitters” is when a slacker tries to make conversation with a gay couple after a night of drinking at a popular drinking area, is arrested for public drunk and finds himself in front of the judge. The judge decides an unconventional punishment because of other problems with harassment of gay men in the area and orders him to coach a gay men's softball team.

This is a fun script written for most audiences and could be shot on a budget. This is also listed on amazon scripts.
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Please see the loglines below for two baseball dramedies. I'm also pasting a short resume below.

Thank you.

Rob Tobin
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LOGLINES:

(Sports/Fantasy) “Spring Training,” What happens if Babe Ruth shows up for spring training… in 2018? With Josh Gibson? The greatest players ever, cross space and time to face 100mph fastballs, steroid freaks, their own legends and each other.

(Sports Dramedy) “Balls of Different Sizes,” A dyslexic teenaged boy with a tough-guy attitude joins a girls’ softball team only to discover that the girls are tougher than he is, that it’s okay to ask for help, and that there is crying in softball.


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714-717-4289 • scripts90@[sign in to see URL] • [sign in to see URL] • [sign in to see URL]

RESUME

Screenwriting
• Wrote the script for a $30 million, English-language feature for a Chinese studio, 2017.
• Rewrote a feature film script for a Chinese studio, 2016.
• Wrote two book adaptations 2016.
• Feature film “Storefront” in post production as of 9/2016.
• Two spec scripts in development in Europe as of 9/2016.
• “The Man” sold and in development 8/2016.
• “Broken,” produced, finalist in the 2014 PGA Make Your Mark film competition.
• Featured in the book "The Top 50 Indie Writers In The World" by Del Weston, Theresa Weston, and Nabi Zee, released in 2016.
• “Dam 999,” $10 million feature produced, released by Warner Brothers, November 2011, shortlisted for 2012 Best Picture Academy Award.
• “Camel Wars,” $40 million feature John McTiernan was attached to direct.
• “Time for Joy,” sitcom pilot and one episode written for Riviera Entertainment.
• “I Love Ludo,” half-hour sitcom pilot, written for Bu West Productions.

Books
• How to Write High Structure, High Concept Movies (Xlibris Press).
• Screenwriting: The Formula (Writers Digest Books).
• God Wars: Living With Angels, (Echelon Press, 2011).
• Jo-Bri and the Two Worlds, (Book Baby, 2012).

DVDs
• “The Seven Essential Elements of a Successful Screenplay” (Creative Screenwriting Magazine, produced 2005)
• “Credible Dialogue” (Creative Screenwriting Magazine, produced 2006)

Screenwriting Competitions
• Winner, Action on Film Festival (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015)
• Winner, WildSound screenwriting competition (2012)
• Winner, Best Screenplay, Telluride Indiefest (2004)

Related Experience
• VP of Development, Interpreter Films & Management/Writers Boot Camp
• Director of Development, Motion Picture Division, The Cannell Studios
• Director of Development, Midnight Soldiers Productions
• Story Editor, Freddie Fields Productions
• Freelance script analyst, TriStar, Interscope, Spelling, Turner, HBO, Goldwyn, et al.

Education
• M.A. in Professional Writing, USC, Los Angeles, CA
• B.A. in Creative Writing, UVic, Victoria, Canada
 


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Dear producer, perhaps you'd be open to this one.


HARDBALL


When Brooke and her friends fail to make the Elite softball team, coached by her uncle, they decide to enter their own team into the all city tournament. This diverse cast of characters includes a hispanic tomboy catcher, an introvert african american pitcher, a daddy's girl outfielder, and Brooke's rebel without a cause cousin as their coach. With the odds stacked against them, a chance encounter with Monica Abbott, helps these girls realize they're one team with one dream.


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Following is a synopsis of my baseball screenplay FOWL TERRITORY. I feel this script has a great deal of heart and uses baseball as a vehicle to remind us that ultimately, family is everything.

Following a season in which he is named the League’s “Most Valuable Player,” arrogant, materialistic ballplayer, Richie Williams, signs a huge contract with his ball club. His new found wealth, obscenely opulent lifestyle and “baseball owes me attitude” soon sends his game spiraling until his fed-up team manager can stand it no longer and secretly arranges to have his “superstar” demoted to the Mexican Minor Leagues for a crash-course in humility.

In remote, impoverished San Sonora, where none of the luxury items he is accustomed to exist, multi-millionaire, mega-star Richie Williams is taught the true meaning of baseball (and life) courtesy of destitute villagers wealthy in heart and soul.

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quote:

Michael Orourke wrote:

Following is a synopsis of my baseball screenplay FOWL TERRITORY. I feel this script has a great deal of heart and uses baseball as a vehicle to remind us that ultimately, family is everything.

Following a season in which he is named the League’s “Most Valuable Player,” arrogant, materialistic ballplayer, Richie Williams, signs a huge contract with his ball club. His new found wealth, obscenely opulent lifestyle and “baseball owes me attitude” soon sends his game spiraling until his fed-up team manager can stand it no longer and secretly arranges to have his “superstar” demoted to the Mexican Minor Leagues for a crash-course in humility.

In remote, impoverished San Sonora, where none of the luxury items he is accustomed to exist, multi-millionaire, mega-star Richie Williams is taught the true meaning of baseball (and life) courtesy of destitute villagers wealthy in heart and soul.




Nothing about birds? Why did you spell it FOWL?
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