8 Screenplay Loglines by Richard A. Schwartz

by Richard A. Schwartz

COLLABORATORS: ELIA KAZAN, ARTHUR MILLER & MARILYN MONROE

GENRE: HISTORICAL DRAMA

LOGLINE: The intertwining personal, professional and political lives of director Elia Kazan, playwright Arthur Miller, and actress Marilyn Monroe become enmeshed in the 1950s Hollywood Red Scare.

THE DAMNATION OF THERON WARE

GENRE: DRAMA

LOGLINE: A good-hearted, fundamentalist minister loses his faith after becoming enchanted by a worldly Catholic priest, an atheistic scientist, and a sensuous, free-thinking young woman.

I CAME, I SAW, I CONQUERED

GENRE: HISTORICAL DRAMA

LOGLINE: Wooing lovely ladies and conquering lethal enemies at home and abroad, Julius Caesar makes himself the most powerful man in the world.

ALCIBIADES

GENRE: HISTORICAL DRAMA

LOGLINE: A student of Socrates, the lover of the Queen of Sparta, a charismatic politician, and an unbeatable Athenian general, Alcibiades single-handedly shapes the course of the Peloponnesian War.

ERIK THE GAY

GENRE: COMEDY/FARCE

LOGLINE: Irish Vikings Erik the Gay and Sigmund the Swordsman travel through medieval Ireland, Europe, and Turkey in order to free their mates, encountering various historical figures on their adventures.

TRUMP: THE SECOND COMING

GENRE: SATIRE/FARCE

LOGLINE: Donald Trump considers himself the Second Coming of Jesus and performs miracles to prove it, but Putin claims that title for himself.

KIM UN-DONE

GENRE: ANIMATED SHORT: SATIRE/ FARCE

LOGLINE: President Trump promotes Ivanka’s Secret Mission line of nylons and her Mission Accomplished feminine hygiene products as he leads SEAL Team 6 into North Korea to take out Kim Jong-un.

THE SOOTHSAYER

GENRE: SPIRITUAL BIOGRAPHY

LOGLINE: Artist/Anthropologist Judith Hoch reconnects with nature and undergoes mystical, life-changing experiences under the guidance of the Lucumí priest and diviner, Ernesto Pichardo.

NOVEL: IRINA’S EYE, by H.W. Freedman

Title: Irina’s Eye

Written by: H.W. Freedman

Logline: The first draft of Irina’s Eye was semi-finalist in the William Faulkner unpublished novel competition.
Vaclav and Irina, both age fifteen, flee from behind the Iron Curtain. Irina is shot in the back and falls. He goes to help her but as he takes her in his arms another bullet enters her head and at that moment she orders him “Go!” He puts her down gently and runs. He reaches West Germany, then he travels to Rome and to New York in his quest for enlightenment and freedom from the guilt that haunts him for his soulmate Irina’s fate.

Genre: Historical Fiction

Type: Novel

Feature Screenplay: JACKIE RAE: A SAN FRANCISCO STORY, by Kip Pearson

JR, a rebellious young lesbian, defying family and convention, comes of age in San Francisco during the LGBT civil rights era of the 70s/80s. She evolves from being a scrappy activist cab driver to civil rights lawyer only to realize she can’t really change the world.

A feature length screenplay by Kip Pearson.

Genre: History (LGBT). Drama. This script has been named as Official Selection for the 2019 Artemis Women in Action FIlm Festival

Feature Screenplay: MARILISE, by Ronald V. Micci

MARILISE

by Ronald V. Micci

A gentle lesbian love story between two financially strapped sisters in their 20s in the Hamptons turns deadly when they seek the assistance of an older woman, who comes between them romantically, and whose sudden accidental death leads to a revenge killing and murderous shootout on Montauk Point.

Crime

Feature Screenplay

Library of Congress copyright: PAu 3-806-089 (as “Collected Screenplays”)

Script available in paperback as part of Collected Screenplays on Amazon.com. Soon to be re-released in both Kindle and paperback editions under the title Mooselight Serenade: Original Screenplays, Teleplays and Screen Shorts.

TV SHOW: THE TOOL, by Andrew Parise & Matt Roshkow

THE TOOL

After his dating app falls flat in Silicon Valley, a young, full of himself tech developer must return to his blue collar roots in Long Island to work in the family hardware store while he attempts to piece his life back together.

Comedy

TV Pilot

Written by Andrew Parise & Matt Roshkow

TV SHOW: SHE, by Drew Samuelsen

logline: She rises above the pitfalls of life in the projects to realize her own unique powers.

genre: thriller

type: pilot

The title is “She”.

creative note: Studies show African-American girls born premature have a far better chance of survival than any other babies.What if this could extrapolate into the life of one young woman who demonstrates such resiliency in both physical and mental acuity? She would be unbeatable.

TV SHOW: SUPER NANCY, by Valerie Schwartfigure

Title of Story: Super Nancy

Written by: Valerie Schwartfigure

Logline: A 68 year old widow with special needs cats accepts an invitation to a top-secret superhero training academy. But the doctor running the academy is familiar, and she begins to suspect he has ulterior motives.

Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi

Type: TV pilot, 32 pages