Creating Beautiful Work
We value fresh, original writing that has a compelling point of view.
Below is a sampling of work represented by genre.
BEAUTIFUL DATA by Gabriell DeBear Paye – Genre: Family/Drama – WGA Reg. #1233698
Tagline: How many children left behind?
Logline: Can a teacher go to jail for teaching science students critical thinking and how to do fun science projects? The answer is yes in an era when nothing matters except obedience and test scores.
DEEP WELL CLINIC by Gabriell DeBear Paye with a talented team of African medical workers – Genre: Hour-long TV drama (based on real events). It could also be a miniseries. – WGE Registration #I329279
Tagline: Medical Heroes struggling under the burning African sun
Logline: A Liberian nurse struggles to keep struggling clinic running while dealing with his own post-war trauma, as the 2014 Ebola outbreak begins. A story of resilience and how an epidemic was stopped before becoming a pandemic.
THE CRAWL UP by Gabriell DeBear Paye – Genre: Historical drama based on real events. Could be adapted into a miniseries – WGA Reg. # I307548
Tagline: Opening access to Life!
Logline: The story of the civil rights movement that led to the passage of the “Americans With Disabilities Act” (ADA) of 1990, the law that allowed 60 million disabled Americans to go to school, live, travel, work, and live fuller lives.
Based on the book (optioned by the writer) “What We Have Done, An Oral History of the Disability Rights Movement.”
THE JEFFERSON/HEMINGS FAMILY REUNION by Gabriell DeBear Paye – Genre: Historical drama (with life-rights from Julia Jefferson Westerinen.) – WGA Registration # I324227
Tagline: A Family in Black and White.
Logline: A Black and a White woman discover that they’re both descendants of President Thomas Jefferson and his slave Sally Hemings as they meet, struggle to get close and bring their disparate extended family together for a healing family reunion.
THE UNSELFISH GENE by Gabriell DeBear Paye – Genre: Biopic Based on the book “Lynn Margulis, The Life and Legacy of a Scientific Rebel.” - WGA Registration: #I276180
Tagline: She fought with unrelenting courage for science.
Logline: As her husband, Astronomer Carl Sagan gains notoriety, Lynn struggles to be taken seriously as a scientist. She’s ridiculed for her theory that evolution is about networking more than combat as she strives to live by her own collaborative ideas.
ANONYMOUS 616 by Mike Boss – Genre: Horror/Thriller/Crime/Drama – (One Location) – WGA-W Reg. # 1840052
Logline: A happy reunion of two couples turns into a nightmare when Jason meets an anonymous person online that claims that he could have unlimited powers if he’d only follow his heart.
DANNY AND DEEDA Screenplay by Dawn M. Hoffmann, Story by Karen N. Canton and Dawn M. Hoffmann Based on True Events – Genre: Family/Dramedy – WGA-W Registration # 2041434; Copyrighted
Tagline: A boy’s love for his dog changes his whole community.
Logline: When a young boy is given a starving puppy to care for, he learns the meaning of hope, love and loyalty. Helping neighbors he earns money to help support the puppy and his family during hard times. Their hard work and bravery bring the town’s people together spreading joy and happiness.
A TASTE OF FREEDOM - A LOVE STORY by Mike Boss – Genre: Family /Adventure /Drama
When a boy learns that his beloved circus elephant is to be killed by her abusive trainer, the boy risks everything trying to fulfill the mammal’s last wish of experiencing a taste of freedom in Africa, learning in the process that freedom isn’t free. (Optioned)
Attached Composer is Emmy winner Carl Johnson. Lyrics by Karen Canton.
CLOSURE by Anthony Lamarr - Genre: Episodic TV Drama / Mini-Series
An informal advocate group helps victims of crimes and the families and friends of victims find closure.
CYPRESS by Sandie Spalding – Genre: Comedy/Drama
When fate unites a suicidal business tycoon and a black wise-cracking street kid, the two turn the business world upside down. Before checking out of a life that has betrayed him, the tycoon decides to turn the kid’s life around in an ill-fated attempt to save his own soul. The school of hard knocks is now in session, but in the end, who will teach whom?
DETENTION by Mike Boss – Genre: Drama – WGA-W Registration #185310
Logline: A mercenary turned substitute teacher employs the most politically incorrect tactics, trying to convert a hostile class into future high school graduates.
HALLWAYS by John Stag Hanson – Genre: TV Pilot Comedy/Drama
In a Bronx university dorm, typically confused/neurotic young men and women struggle to sort out their pasts, cope with their present and fumble their way toward their future(s) within the fabric of love, betrayal, competition, college classes, sports, keggers, off-campus dangers, friendships, parents, coaches, professors, money, part-time jobs, ethical conflicts and high-spirited/lowbrow campus shenanigans that ring, by turns, hilarious, heart-tugging & true.
LONG SHADOW WOMAN by Craig Clyde – Genre: Drama/Western
Long Shadow Woman - An Indian boy is left for dead on the doorstep of an embittered woman in the desert southwest, and though they are from impossibly different backgrounds, each will play a vital role in the life of the other until a bond, stronger than even blood, is forged.
PRIZZLY by Kim Rich & Mary Katzke – Genre: Family/Action/Adventure
Noah, twelve years old and heartbroken by his troubled family, forms an extraordinary bond with Prizzly, a hybrid bear cub that is a unique harbinger of climate change when they have the adventure of a lifetime, journeying across Alaska to take the cub back to his mother, drawing world-wide attention to the urgent issue of global warming - Saving the Planet – One Cub at a Time.
SHAZAM - THE MARVEL FAMILY by John Stag Hanson – Genre: Adolescent Comic Book Heroes
Captain Marvel, Mary Marvel and Captain Marvel, Jr., the superhero alter egos of their troubled 2014 Dickensian adolescent waif/street urchins, uncover their origins as adolescents, then fight Senkipedo as superhero adults to save the world and each other.
SOLAWE by Wendy Brache – Genre: Family/Drama
Five young boys must follow paths toward self-discovery while struggling to stay alive on a deserted island off the Dominican Republic’s Coast.
SPARROW ON THE ROOF by Craig Clyde – Genre: Drama
An American orphaned girl left in Spain meets up with a former Matador champion who is estranged from his own daughter, who is the current Matador champ.
FIRE & ICE by Bruce D. Johnson – Genre: Drama/Sports – In the tradition of HOOSIERS and THE KARATE KID
A sports drama that pits a small town high school hockey team from Minnesota's rugged Iron Range against an affluent suburban Twin Cities high school team. The Iron Range team has two stars: one, a talented Native American, the other a bitter young man from a dysfunctional home who is ultimately arrested for murder. What happens from there as the team struggles to get to the finals of the State Championship is a riveting, hope-filled drama of triumph over adversity.
SWEET & GAGE by John Stag Hanson – Genre: Teen Sports Drama
War on and off the court between two sixteen-year-olds, one black, one white under the auspices of a scary black coach following the 1992 L.A. race riots. A Hoosiers but this about the teenaged players; racial taunting and bantering dominate until the pair is forced to walk an unexpected, eye-opening mile in each other’s shoes - and hoods.
THE DARKEST LIGHT by Bryan Marvis – Genre: War/Drama - WGA-W Registration #1954316
Tagline: One family, one flight crew, and four fateful days… THE DARKEST LIGHT.
Logline: Set during four momentous days in August 1945, THE DARKEST LIGHT focuses on: the bombing of Hiroshima and its aftermath; a loving but struggling family in Nagasaki; and the American crew destined to drop the second atomic bomb.
THE MARGO EXPERIMENT by Laura Enem – Genre: Family Comedy/Fitting In
Margo, an unpopular brainiac middle schooler, accidentally spills a science fair cough solution experiment into her dad’s pot of soup, making him wildly popular amongst peers. Margo then tries it on herself soon realizing the menacing side of the mysterious elixir when the results backfire in an unusual way.
Official Finalist HOLLYWOOD SCREENWRITING CONTEST October 2014
THE RUNNER by Jessica Boss & Mike Boss – Genre: Action/Sports/Drama
U.S.A. Olympic sprinter, Mika Jackson, struggles with her moral dilemma of using performance-enhancing drugs in order to win the Gold as well as the love of her father.
WILL by Bryan Marvis – Family/Inspiration/Drama
An inspiring true story about Will Seymour, a super bright, small-town sports fanatic who has to figure out how to deal with cerebral palsy, walking on his own, and eventually, cancer—all before he reaches his 29th birthday.
Recognitions: Finalist – Story Pros International Screenplay Competition December, 2015
3rd Place Bronze Prize in the Family Genre of the Beverly Hills Screenwriting Contest February 2016