McGraw-Hill Theater
1221 Avenue of the Americas
(Entrance on 49th St.)

Friday - May 6th

Faculty Selects - 6:00

Staged readings of excerpts from feature screenplays

Faculty Selects Screenplays


Asher
Francisco Ordoñez
718-908-1928
francisco@kulturemachine.com
Logline:
New York City. A Latino college student infiltrates an apocalyptic sect comprised of Black and Latino men who believe they are the true Children of Israel.

Bronx Runner
Miguel Rivera
718-588-1551
mr991@columbia.edu
Logline:
An impoverished, African-American boy named Larry Anderson decides to spend his family’s rent money on his high school sweetheart, Monique, to take her out on a first date. It is a decision that will tragically lead to murder in this urban drama.

Neither the Veil, Nor the Four Walls
Afia Serena Nathaniel
212-663-6741
asn2001@columbia.edu
Logline:
A mother and a daughter embark on a dangerous quest for freedom.

One Hit Wonder
Justin Marshall
917-225-8298
jpmarshall@gmail.com
Logline:
A notoriously slimy music manager who has fallen on hard times must revive the career of an aging, drunken "One Hit Wonder".

The Whistleblower
Larysa Kondracki
917-379-9779
lhk16@columbia.edu
Logline:
She was there to keep the peace. But after what she discovered, she refused to stay quiet. In October, 2000, Kathryn Bolkovac, an American Police Officer serving in Bosnia, blew the whistle on the UN's involvement in the trafficking of women for sexual slavery. Based on a true story.

Faculty Honors


Snow Whites of Suburbia
Brett Levner
917-952-6657
bcl2001@columbia.edu
Logline:
Three former high school friends -- a housewife, a single working mom, and a career woman -- reunite and enter the drug dealing industry.

Some Things Last a Long Time.
Nick Citton
646-831-7373
yossarian65@hotmail.com
Logline:
Cal Disfarmer has spent the past ten years in New York running away from the formidable shadow of his dead father - a seminal Beat writer. When Cal makes his first major sale (a B-level Sci-Fi television script), he is brought in for the impending Shoot in his hometown of Vancouver. Crashing headlong into the legacy of his dad, the pain of his mom, and the distance of his brother and sister, Cal finds his original voice. Along the way, he learns a few lessons about love, hockey, anger-management, plastic surgery, robots, and retard fetish porn. Not necessarily in that order.

The Tumblers
Thomas Connors
917-916-8293
quinto47@gmail.com
Logline:
The Tumblers is a drama about Bobby and Leland, a pair of circus acrobats in 1940s California trying to find the perfect show. As they hitchhike and rail-hop from circus to circus, they come close to finding fame and fortune--until a young woman comes between them.

The Whirlwinds
Tobin Addington
917-453-5838
twa2002@columbia.edu
Logline:
It's a fine line between justice and revenge for local sheriff and lifelong pushover Everett Maclean when two high school athletes are accused of a brutal crime in his football-obsessed small town.

White Gloves and Party Manners
Mary R. Sawyer
917-862-2211
mrs31@columbia.edu
Logline:
When two debutantes fall for each other, there's a delicate balance between having a ball and having to lace up the kid gloves.

Whynot
Susan Batten
sbsfc@aol.com
203-431-9602
Logline:
Welcome to Whynot, a tiny, racially divided southern town. It's 1977, "Roots" burst onto the scene, just as Violet, a closet hairdo visionary, tries to integrate the beauty community by transforming the customary helmet church lady hairstyle into a bawdy do. Her actions ignite a comical confrontation between those who prefer the ways of the past and those who revel in their newly discovered freedom.

Best Comedy Teleplay


Scrubs: "My Fork in the Road"
Chris Carlson
(917) 239-8611
clewiscarl@yahoo.com
Logline:
On the day J.D. gets a chance at promotion, he alone must choose his fate as a doctor - ethics vs. status.

Best Drama Teleplay


Alias: "21 Tons"
Ken Kristensen
646.418.6788
kkristensen@rcn.com
Logline:
Assigned to infiltrate the inaugural ceremony of a foreign prime minister and steal an ancient artifact, CIA Agent Sydney Bristow unwittingly creates a diversion allowing a terrorist group to assassinate the newly elected PM. Her personal and professional allegiances are tested as she begins to suspect her mission was bogus, that her unwitting help in the assassination was really a set-up orchestrated by the upper echelon of her own Agency.

2004 Festival Site