TV Festival: Investigator DNA by Sharon Alexander

Fbd96b2c50 posterOne Hour Procedural
LOG LINE: A quirky genealogist, who helps adoptees find long lost love ones and a pensive cold case detective, who hunts for never found criminals, are a dynamic duo when they join together to use science to catch killers and rapists from cases that are ice cold.

Writer Biography

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Whether producing, developing or writing, Sharon Nash Alexander generates excitement. Taking a simple concept and pulling together all the elements to bring that concept to reality is not unusual for Nash Alexander. She possesses a remarkable ability to make something out of… well, almost nothing
25 plus years in the entertainment industry she has worked as a TV host in Australia, a Head Casting Producer for America’s Got Talent and a TV entertainment reporter in Hollywood. Nash Alexander is currently pursuing an MFA in screenwriting at the University of Georgia.
With total confidence in her products, Nash has gained audiences with countless industry executives, often through cold calls. She has developed and pitched a variety of concepts for television and film projects to such studios and production companies as Paramount, Authentic TV, Endemol, Warner Horizon, Asylum Entertainment, Arthur Smith Productions, 44 Blue ,TLC, HGTV, OWN and NBC. She was chosen in 2014 out of thousands of applicants for the Wilshire Studios development Think Tank. In 8 weeks, the group of 9 people pitched over 800 unscripted shows! Polished professionalism, drive, creativity, smarts, and sheer talent make Nash Alexander a producer and writer of the highest order. Her track record of creative achievement and proven industry results are evidence that Nash is a fixture in and an asset to this industry.

Writer Statement

One of my former executive producers paid me a great compliment as he spoke to another executive about me. He said, “She’s a natural”. A natural; this is a term you usually hear about athletes. When I was 4 years old, I had a vision that I was going to be in the entertainment industry, and it came to pass.
Sharon resides in Dallas, Texas with her husband Brian who is Lakota Sioux (they are members of the Fort Peck Assiniboine Sioux Tribe) Sharon and Brian have two fur babies, a 15-pound cat Thor and a 1-year old Cavachon Cali.

TV Festival: Great…Until It Wasn’t, by Goldyn P. Smith

Centered in the Atlanta Entertainment Industry, four executive women navigate high stakes in career, friendship, love and mental health. Secrets begin to threaten their friendship and lives forever. Will their friendship survive?

 

Writer Biography – Goldyn P. Smith

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I’m Goldyn P. Smith, an Atlanta native creative. I’ve just written a pilot set in the Atlanta Entertainment Industry. I’ve written an additional 2 episodes & writing the third. Show bible created, ready for pre production. For the last 10 years, I’ve been in the entertainment and publishing industries. I also used to work as a paralegal for many years.

Writer Statement

The four major characters are based on experiences and encounters I’ve had with women in the industry here in Atlanta. Some experiences are my own as well.

It’s important to me for women to have something timely to represent them that is relatable, thought provoking and entertaining. All of our stories do not have to require women to “suffer for love”, to be traumatized for acceptance. Women, especially black women are not a monolith. While we do experience pain, disappointment, trauma and mental health issues – we also experience success, love, wealth, great family dynamics, and joy. This project spotlights highs and lows of complex women who deserve to see themselves in film and television projects just the same as anyone else.

TV Festival: Strike of Artemis, by Brandon Haynes

F5435dce0e posterA mysterious woman kidnapped by aliens returns to Earth, trying to find her place in a world that no longer trusts her.

 

Writer Biography – Brandon Haynes

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Brandon Haynes is an awarding winning narrative and commercial cinematographer and director based in Brooklyn, NY. He started his creative journey as a photographer in 2009 and fell in love with cinematography after attending Denver’s SeriesFest in 2016. Teaching himself the rules and tricks of the trade, he now blends the worlds of music, fashion, and sports with his love for TV and cinema. His drive to continually perfect his craft, and capture a striking balance of color and shadow, has allowed him to shoot for a diverse array of clients including Hennessy, Uptown Magazine, Adidas, Essence Magazine, BET, Volkswagen, Doordash, Facebook, and Google. In 2020, he made his narrative directorial debut with the short film “Carol Crawford”. The early reception of the film has been positive, including numerous awards and nominations for Best First Time Director & Best Cinematography from the likes of the Los Angeles Cinematography Awards, Canadian Cinematography Awards, and Couch Film Festival.

Feature Script: A CRUELLY SEPARATED by Reza Ghasemi

Title of story; A Cruelly Separated

Written by; Reza Ghasemi

An ex-husband’s brutal psychological revenge based on his evil conspiracy, causes his ex-wife to be horribly psychologically tortured in prison .
His custody agreement is unobstructed for his ex from leaving the country with their son and his case went all the way to the supreme court where it set a precedent for all similar cases for more than the next half a century .

Genre; Crime, Drama & Thriller

Type; Feature

WGA Registration Number; (1900590)

TV SHOW: IVANHOE, by Vincent Snavely

Title: Ivanhoe

Written By Vincent Snavely

Genre: Coming Of Age Drama/Comedy

Type: TV Pilot/Show

The series would cover the year of 1979, 12 episodes for each month of the year. Two brothers come of age in a very small town in Illinois. Both brothers will see the emergence of punk rock music and will find out how dark and depraved their little town really is.

Feature Script: The Ghosts In Me, by Wolfgang Schuler

Title: The Ghosts In Me
Author: Wolfgang Schuler
Type of Screenplay: Feature Film

“The most startling discovery of the origin of humankind”

When you meet someone and they take your breath away.
When you meet someone and instantly like or dislike them.
When your dreams include people and places that seem familiar yet bizarre.
When you get a feeling or emotion when you see an image of a place or person.
When you hear music is it really a sixth sense.

All of these are explored and become unravelled in The Ghosts In Me. Dr. Anthony Watsford has spent his life researching DNA, he believes that DNA may be a repository of each individuals life and ancestry which could yield images or video or sound. With his good friend and co-worker, Dr. Lillian Wang, they design and build a human interface so they can interpret and see images they believe maybe contained within DNA. Their discovery soon catches the attention of a hostile Government agency, whose interest lies in ‘reading’ the memories of their targets.

What follows is a discovery that there is no such thing as ‘junk DNA’, and that each strand of DNA is a complete record starting with the dawn of humankind and … it’s Creator.

Novel: Portal of the Ancients: Book One of the Ancients Saga, by R. Benjamin Wesley at Hearts Quest

Graphic Novel Title: “Portal of the Ancients: Book One of the Ancients Saga”

Written, illustrated, and published by: R. Benjamin Wesley at Hearts Quest Studio, LLC

Logline:
At the edge of our galaxy, an ancient conflict resurfaces between the Promosatti and the Dromosatti on planet Promos. Anormayne, the Promosatti high priest, travels through the Portal of the Heavens, across the galaxy to planet Urth, to save his apprentice from Falonayus, the evil fallen angel and leader of the Dromosatti. On Urth, Anormayne builds an alliance and raises an army to face the Dromosatti, in an epic battle to determine the fate of the galaxy.

Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy

Type: Graphic Novel, Animated Video Trailer

Website: http://www.heartsqueststudio.com