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Thank you for the feedback! I've submitted Xero Night to several of the posts on the forum via private emails and this is just one of them to which I replied instead - when you say good fit in relation to certain producer ads on here, which ones in particular were you thinking of?

Also I think you may be right, a high-budget science fiction film may not be the most appropriate pitch for this particular ad - so thank you for enlightening me to that. I do think you're right.

Thanks again for the insight.

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Well, the post says it wants an Urban Drama, is your script an Urban Drama?

It seems like Sci-fi to me. There are several other posts seeking sci-fi. Like this one: [sign in to see URL]
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It very, very loosely fits the description of Urban Drama but as you gracefully point out - not really. Thanks for the link/tip also. I just responded to the thread you linked to. I do appreciate the help as I'm still trying to get my work out there. For what it's worth I established a wonderful connection and contact through this forum a few months back, one particular producer who likes my work.

We still exchange emails to this day and he currently has another project I'm working on and intends to read it soon. He's an awesome guy and gave me absolutely priceless feedback on a previous screenplay I wrote (that he even read twice!) so this is an amazing resource and you deserve to be commended for maintaining something so super helpful for writers.

I'll definitely take your advice on-board moving forward and try to only pitch and respond to threads where my work may be most appropriate. So thanks again!

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I am glad to hear that you made a worthwhile contact with a producer [sign in to see URL] up the good work!

And thanks for taking advice well, some people get upset when I point out that they aren't exactly following directions.
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I actually have three outlines for urban comedy/dramas:

1. Westland-An estranged brother and sister must team up to take down a sadistic neighborhood drug dealer,and his three crazy female counterparts. (Friday/The Wire)-Comedy/Drama/Action

2. Rumble-In NYC during 1970s,with the backdrop of police brutality and corruption, three best friends navigate gang life,while tragically competing for the affections of the most beautiful girl in the neighborhood. (Boogie Nights/Boyz in Da Hood)-Drama/Action/Comedy

3. The Nickel- A young African American woman,and genius writer, rejects her lower class upbringing and enters a prestigious writing contest, where she struggles to achieve greatness in spite of negative reactions from everyone around her. (Joy/Pursuit of Happiness)-Comedy/Drama


I also have a completed script as a writing sample. It scored all 7s and an 8 on the Blacklist. It's a Historical Drama with a black child protagonist and three strong leading roles for adult actors.
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Feature Film - Drama (Original)

LOGLINE: A coming of age look into the conditions that influence the life and death decision of a teen driven into crime.

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"The Server" won at the Action on Film festival Written Word competition. I'm pasting the synopsis below, followed by a short resume.

Thanks.

THE SERVER

(Action, Political Thriller)

Logline: An extreme sports Gen-X process server who never quite grew up, is framed for murder and must use his Xtreme skills to find the real killer – a terrorist with a nuclear bomb and a ticket to the world’s largest theme park.

Synopsis: SCOTT is an L.A. wild child in his late 20s and way too old for roller blading… and mountain climbing… and base jumping… but he uses his extreme sports skills to their fullest at his job: Scott's a freelance process server -- the best -- and he always gets his man… unless his man gets him first.

Scott is hired to track down and serve a delinquent dad. Scott finds his man about to be taken into custody by two FBI AGENTS. Shots ring out, serving death instead of a summons, and all three men -- Scott 's man and the two Feds, are instantly killed.

As more shots ring out, the unseen sniper now trying to kill Scott as well, Scott escapes, saving Beth, an innocent bystander, in the process. But Jack soon discovers that he and VALERIE, a beautiful woman in her 40s, have been framed for the murder of all three men. Now they are being hunted by the cops, a really pissed off FBI, and the unknown sniper.

Scott has to track down the real killer in order to clear his name. In the process he realizes he's falling for the older Valerie and that the real killer is a domestic terrorist. The man Scott had been hired to serve was another member of the terrorist group who had agreed to turn himself in to the FBI but the terrorist leader had used Scott to stop that from happening.

In the process of hunting down the terrorist leader, Scott impersonates an FBI agent, infiltrates the FBI's L.A. headquarters, throws in with a gang of roller-blading street urchins, makes mad passionate love to Valerie and ends up at a massive roller coaster theme park that's closed for the day in order to allow half the VIPs in Southern California to pay exorbitant sums of money at a fund raising event held by the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, the real target of the crazed terrorist who has obtained a suitcase nuke just for the occasion.

Scott battles the terrorist and even the President himself who turns out to be more and less than what he seems, and manages to seal the nuclear bomb beneath a manmade mountain in the park. When the small nuke explodes, Scott desperately tries to help evacuate the rich and famous from the park before the radiation leaks from below ground, as the news media film the disaster and reports began leaking out to the world, a world that will never be the same again.


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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).

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• “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)

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• 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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I am seeking representation for my screenplay and hoped you might have an interest. Thanks in advance!

VIEW FROM A SMALL BIRD’S EYE
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WGA WEST Registration #1276883

Logline: Beautiful, college-aged, illegal Mexican immigrant Maria and handsome, early 30s, African American hustler/mogul, Destin, carry the weight of the world on their respective shoulders as they fall in love and struggle to meet the needs of their families and communities before they get caught! Meanwhile, Maria struggles with returning to Mexico because she's “got it so good here!”
          
Genre: Urban Inspirational Romance

VIEW FROM A SMALL BIRD’S EYE is an uplifting account of incredible strength, passion and determination revealed in the lives of three neighbors whose paths intertwine with extraordinary results. This inspirational romance, with a hint of comedy, tells the story of an illegal immigrant, Maria Montenegro, as she is faced with realizing her dream of becoming a legal American citizen. Set in a modern urban atmosphere, the three main characters all reside on the very same cul-de-sac, unbeknownst to one another. Many of the events are witnessed by a little brown bird, which, in many ways, is a metaphor for the eye of God and the intricacies of His ways.

Maria must complete her studies in one week before she returns to her hometown in the heart of Mexico. The stunningly beautiful Latina struggles with finishing her American studies at a junior college and worries about being “found out” regarding her illegal status before she takes and passes the Immigration and Naturalization test. Her whole goal is to gain enough education so that she can take her knowledge back to her hometown and educate her family and friends on how to become “legal” American citizens. Meanwhile, she wrestles with the day-to-day challenges of being a single mother, the unsolicited advances of would-be-suitors and the very real threat of deportation.

Handsome, young African American mogul, Destin Tyme, is in the business of providing “goods” to his community. Contrary to the negative stereotypes of young urban men, Destin is actually one of the “good guys.” He makes things happen and is always in control but is sideswiped the moment he first lays eyes on Maria. Her feminine charms lay claim to his heart and position him on the path of discovering the “Flavors of Mexico!” He is spellbound by her natural beauty and innocence and sets out on a quest to capture her heart, again, not knowing that they live on the very same, three-house, cul-de-sac!

Pastor Don, who lives in the house between Maria and Destin, faces the challenges of removing himself from a life of crime involving street hustling with Mafioso connections. He is torn between the syndicate and the church but vows that the latter is his true calling. Inadvertently, Maria helps him discover “a way out” and this sets him on a path of recapturing his commitment to the church.

All three main characters live in extremely close physical proximity to one another, yet they seem to miss each other by mere moments throughout. Even when they are actively seeking one another at various points in the story, they can’t seem to connect. Only when the catalyst of the small bird leads them to one another at strategic moments throughout the story, can their destinies finally be realized!

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Well,
 If you are still looking I have a Military Novel that has some Hustle, some Flow, some conflict, and of course some urban content and to do it right would cost somewhere in your 20 Million dollar figure. I assume you have the screenwriters and the budget to do such a movie. Can I send you a Hard Copy? Thanks.
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When the pitches are posted online, they read as proof why there is a disconnect with Hollywood to new writers. Most of the pitches are a list of what not to do. The lack of credibility on who is asking also gives this little merit also.
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