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Chairs Nailed Down

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A PASSAGE FROM THE SCRIPT WILL BE READ TO THE AUDIENCE
About 10 /15 pages to be discussed and selected with the author  

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22 AT 7.00pm to 8.00pm

7.00pm - 8.00pm SCRIPTS REDING:
1 FREEDOM RING
2 CHAIRS NAILED DOWN
3 COLD OPEN
4 TROLLS
5 THE ILIAD Mandate
6 DEEP YEARNING

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BEST SCRIPT  TV SHOW IN A COMEDY
BEST SCRIPT  TV SHOW IN A DRAMA
BEST SCRIPT  SCI-FI FOR TV
BEST SCRIPT TV SERIES
BEST SCRIPT DOCUMENTARY FOR TV

Underlying IP, inspired by the Pulitzer Prize Winning Biography, "The Most Famous Man in America" by Debbie Applegatehttps://www.pulitzer.org/winners/debby-applegate

Short Mini-Series Synopsis:

This is the story of the rise, fall and rebirth of America’s first mega-preacher, Henry Ward Beecher. President Lincoln called him “the most influential man in America.” The series chronicles Beecher’s meteoric rise to mega-stardom as a liberal preacher, abolitionist and leader of the Women’s Suffrage movement in the mid-19th Century, and his catastrophic embroilment in “the greatest alleged sex scandal of the Victorian era,” which earned more headlines at the time than the Civil War.

Writer Biography - Michael Sousan

Michael Soussan is an award-winning international screenwriter with prior employment experience at CNN, the United Nations, and Capitol Hill. After blowing the whistle on the largest financial scandal in UN history and testifying before the House International Relations Committee, he worked as a freelance journalist (writing for Time Magazine, The New York Times & The Wall Street Journal), a high and ghost-writer for international CEOs, and PR agencies like Ogilvy PR, Fenton PR, and intelligence consultancies based in DC and Brussels. His assignments took him to war zones (Iraq, Afghanistan, the Congo), as well of as the corridors of power in Washington DC, including the Pentagon, the UN Security Council, the White House situation room, and other interesting locations. He wrote his first screenplay at age 17. After studying and working he first broke in as an author at 32 with an internationally acclaimed satirical memoir entitled “Backstabbing for Beginners,” (Hachette) which became a Wall Street Journal “best book of the year” and a CNN “Book of the Week” and was adapted to feature film starring Sir Ben Kingsley and Theo James (Downton Abbey, Divergent, Insurgent), and distributed by A24/ Direct TV and Universal. His film work was the subject of wide media coverage including articles in Variety and Vanity Fair. He is married and based in Los Angeles, working on a range of TV series in various degrees of financing. More info at www.michaelsoussan.com

COLD OPEN

Creator Jordan Friedberg is a New York-based writer with an acerbic wit and an ultra wide monitor.

Jordan’s scripts have been awarded numerous laurels, including semifinalist in the 2019 Austin Film Festival script competition, quarterfinalist in Final Draft's 2019 Big Break and Screen Craft’s 2018 Pilot Launch, Top 50 in the Script Pipeline 2019 TV Writing Contest, semifinalist in the Barnstorm Fest 2018 screenplay contest and Top 10 Honoree for the 2019 Inroads Fellowship.

When he’s not busy dreaming up new episodic tales, Jordan edits and writes political satire for his website Flake News.

The Cornell grad can additionally be seen occasionally at Citi Field yearning for next season.

COLD OPEN 
(logline)-- A lonely supporting actor whose greatest role is the chief medical examiner across a flailing franchise of police procedurals gets pulled into the criminal underworld by a violent group of drug peddlers mistaking him for a doctor.

Writers Karen Goldfarb & Stevie Grodewald

CHAIRS NAILED DOWN

PILOT DESCRIPTION

Chairs Nailed Down

By Steve Grodewald and Karen Goldfarb
Dramedy
Frankie, 13, is an aspiring graffiti artist and a romantic dreamer. But at school, he is thrown into a class for the Emotionally Handicapped. 
At first, he rebels, but when he finds his 'crew,' everything changes. Together they embark on a series of adventures that play out on the Mean Streets of New York City. 

The series explores the emotional conflicts he has with his tough father, a Rikers Island captain and the love he feels for Blondie, a beautiful girl at school he tries to save from abuse. 

Steve Grodewald bio
Steve Grodewald is an American actor and writer. He was born and raised in Queens, N.Y. Being a character himself, he grew up with all walks of life which sparked his interest in acting and story telling. He studied acting at Willam Esper Studios and has acted in Television and Film alongside greats as Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy and James Spader.

Karen Goldfarb bio
Karen Goldfarb is a lifelong Cinephiliac -- a film addict who has no desire to ever find a cure. She studied Cinema in Paris where she fell in love with New Wave films and has worked as a journalist at Reuters where she found inspiration interviewing such luminaries as directors Krzysztof Kieslowski, Andrei Konchalovsky and actress Juliette Binoche.
Her own films have won awards and been shown at such places as the Cannes Film Festival, Cannes' Animaze Festival and the New York International Film Festival where she won Best Documentary for her film: Fascination: Helena's Story.
Fascination also won Best Personal Story at the Chain NYC Film Festival. Her script Hello Gorgeous was a quarter-finalist at the Austin Film Festival and an Official Selection at the Oaxaca Film Festival.

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                                 Steve "KING" Kozelle

THE ILIAD MANDATE

THE ILIAD MANDATE

 “Ancient legend tells of heroes seeking heavenly intervention in their myriad mortal conflicts against evil and powerful adversaries. But, of these heroes, only a chosen few - those possessing remarkable talents and accomplishing extraordinary deeds - received the divine mandate of victory and glory.

Today, in an age of no less conflict nor danger, the chosen are a special elite known as Mandators. Employed by the United Nations, Mandators have been granted exclusive international authority – they are bound by no borders, bound by no law.

Theirs is a mandate to combat those who would threaten global peace and security. Terrorists. Criminals. Doers of human evil. It is a mandate for our time.

It is... THE ILIAD MANDATE.”

TROLLS

Creator Jordan Friedberg is a New York-based writer with an acerbic wit and an ultra wide monitor.
Jordan’s scripts have been awarded numerous laurels, including semifinalist in the 2019 Austin Film Festival script competition, quarterfinalist in Final Draft's 2019 Big Break and Screen Craft’s 2018 Pilot Launch, Top 50 in the Script Pipeline 2019 TV Writing Contest, semifinalist in the Barnstorm Fest 2018 screenplay contest and Top 10 Honoree for the 2019 Inroads Fellowship.

When he’s not busy dreaming up new episodic tales, Jordan edits and writes political satire for his website Flake News.

The Cornell grad can additionally be seen occasionally at Citi Field yearning for next season.

TROLLS 
(log line) A newly emigrated Russian satirist sowing online discord encounters magic and love (the Brooklyn way) while dodging the FBI and his old-school ex-KGB handler in Williamsburg.

Writer Biography - Galia Barkol, Noelle P. Wilson
 

 

Deep Yearning is a single-camera, urban comedy series. 
Set in today's world, artificial Intelligence robots have begun to integrate in modern society, with the sole purpose of becoming perfect romantic partners to women who are seeking connection.

A new service that has just been released, offers organic AI robots – human looking and feeling – who may be rented as partners for short or long-term periods.

Sweeping, quirky and mind bending, Deep Yearning transports us to a world where a select group of AI robots lives among us – a marriage of thrilling possibilities and unexpected chaos.

NYC-based actor and filmmaker, Galia Barkol graduated from Paris-Diderot University in Paris, France, with a B.A in Film & The Performing Arts. She was awarded a scholarship for the program “MICEFA”, with distinction, and completed an Acting conservatory program at HB Studio.


Galia founded Ring the Bells Productions, where she concepted and produced several experimental shorts, with the intention to explore the relationship between structure and narrative in film. Through discoveries made in these works, Galia crystallized her approach to filmmaking.