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Penny Guess must suffer her Spring Break on a farm with her bickering family and a
broken nose. She and her butch lesbian sister try to make the most of their country stay,
including setting their sights on some wily teen Jehovahʼs Witnesses. Pennyʼs sarcastic and
boy-crazy thoughts lead her on a journey of self-discovery.
GIVE ME CHILDREN
TELEVISION PILOT, DRAMA
Nominee, Humanitas Prize
B.A. PARKER was born and raised in Baltimore with the great hope that she was the long-lost black daughter of John Waters. With that dream shot in the face, she became a writer. Graduating from Morgan State University with a degree in English, B.A. managed to stave off adulthood a little bit longer to pursue an MFA in Screenwriting from Columbia University. There she has learned of the valuable life lessons in "Point Break" and the futility of labeling her scripts as "dramedies." In the Summer of 2011, B.A. was selected as a comedy writing intern for Comedy Centralʼs Summer School, a program built on cultivating comedic minority voices. She likes Jesus, Radiohead and her Grandma.
Members of the Benevolence Compound, a religious commune in the middle of nowhere, begin to question their lengthy stay as their aging leader grows ill and local police begin investigating suspicious acts of violence. In the midst of a new prospectʼs arrival, power struggles and familial tensions ensue.
TELEVISION PILOT, COMEDY
A social worker with a penchant for one-night stands and overall indifference to her job,
Candace Webber is getting her act together; much to the chagrin of her young son and
NUNS AND A-RABS DRAMA
Nominee, Zaki Gordon Screenwriting Award
Norah Wise, an ex-communicated nun is forced back into the life of her daughterHayley, to pay for the family matriarchʼs medical bills. Meanwhile, Hayley deals with the day-to-day hassles of working as an A-rab, a local Baltimore term for a horse and cart street merchant, as well as care for her expanding family in this intense family drama.