#TheBitchList2019

Hi everyone- Here are the screenplays that Hollywood gatekeepers hope get greenlit in 2019. Please see the front page of this site for how the nomination process works.

Our Top 5 script writers on this list receive a free version of the latest Final Draft software. Thank you again so much to our sponsor in helping inclusion be normalized.

Things to notice this year: #WOC rule. Multiple stories for Asian/Asian-American woman leads made the list, ala the Crazy Rich Asians effect. One writer, an Asian-American woman has two scripts on the list- Kristy Lowrey. Black teen girl/women leads are also prominent.

Circle of Confusion has the most writers representing. Other reps include The Cartel, Abrams, APA, Brillstein, Paradigm, UTA, Madhouse, Heller Highwater, Echo Lake & others. Congratulations to everyone!

There were a record number of nominations this year and many scripts that I’m sure are fantastic that did not place. Keep trying. You can always tweet your loglines with #BitchPitches so we can all see what Bechdel Test passing material you’re writing.

Appreciate everyone involved. Happy awards season and happy writing to you all.

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The Bitch List 2019

 

 

Title: SEXPERT

Logline: When a 16-year-old girl inadvertently becomes the sex sensei at her prudish high school, it gets harder to keep her biggest secret: she’s actually a virgin.

Writer: Sarah Mickelson

Type: Half-hour Dramedy

Representation: Casey Minella & Zach Cox, Circle of Confusion

Status: Available

Passes: Landau Test, Peirce Test

 

Title: FLORIDA WOMAN SAVES THE DAY

Logline: A show about three strong women with nothing in common, and how their lives become intertwined in the linty underbelly of the Sunshine State. There’s the redneck, whose mini-mart robbery goes bad (like run-over-a-Nazi’s-head-with-a-stolen-car bad); the black rookie cop determined to track her down and lock her up; and the Asian-American reporter intent on making her a hero and riding that narrative to news anchor stardom.

Writers: Leanna Adams & Julie O’Hora

Type: Half-hour Action Comedy/Dark Comedy

Representation: Mitch Smelkinson, Esq.

Status: Available

Passes: Duvernay Test, Ko Test, Peirce Test, Villarreal Test

 

Title: WILDFLOWERS

Logline: An insecure teen and her Asian-American, immigrant mother struggle to challenge societal norms, as flashbacks to the mother’s life in the 1970’s intertwine with her daughter’s life in the present.

Name of writer: Marie Cheng

Type: Half-hour Dramedy

Representation: Matthew Ellis, Evan Corday, The Cartel

Status: Available

Passes: Ko Test, Landau Test, Pierce Test, Villareal Test

 

Title: TOO OLD FOR THIS SHIT

Logline: After a scientist is kidnapped from a secret retirement village containing the nation’s most valuable ex-CIA members, a group of residents band together to save him, and ultimately uncover a conspiracy that dates back to the Cold War.

Name of writer: Sydney Mitchel

Type: 1-hour Drama

Representation: Manal Hammad, Abrams Artists Agency

Status: Available

 

Title: SPOKEN

Logline: When an Asian-American college student, Jacquie, who has a tumultuous relationship with her overbearing mother, is informed by the dean of Harvard, she needs to be more well-rounded, she meets a spoken word artist and discovers an affinity for poetry, but she’s forced to confront family expectations and must dig deep into her own vulnerabilities and get past her Asian stoicism to discover who she really is, what she wants to do and how she will tell her family.

Name of writer: Tricia Lee

Type: Feature Drama

Representation: Carl Liberman & Sohrab Merchant, The Characters Agency

Status: Available

 

Title: FICHERA

Logline: As she dreams of a more stable career, a Latina mom fights to keep her hostess bar alive while facing spousal abandonment and a threatening sex trafficking ring in the gritty underbelly of the City of Angels.

Name of writer: Danny Cavada

Type: 1-hour Drama

Representation: N/A

Status: Available

 

Title: OWSLEY COUNTY

Logline: After a mining accident orphans Trevor and Landis, they exact revenge on those responsible: Gentry family. When their kidnapping of the Gentry’s daughter goes sideways, the lone Gentry remaining takes revenge into his own hands.

Name of writer: Kristy Lowrey

Type: Feature Thriller

Representation: Mike Goldberg, APA & Josh Adler, Circle of Confusion

Status: Available

 

Title: SINGLES DAY

Logline: Singles Day is a long-held Chinese holiday that falls on November 11 (its 11.11 digits signify being alone) in which celebrants take pride in being unattached. It is considered the anti-Valentine’s Day.

Name of writer: Lillian Yu

Type of script: Rom-Com Feature

Representation: Clifford Murray, Management 360 & Gregory McKnight, UTA

Passes: Duvernay Test

 

Title: SHINING STAR

Logline: SHINING STAR is a coming-of-age story of friendship told through the eyes three black teen girls during the seventies, who are willing to move earth, wind and fire to make it to their first concert.

Name of writer: Jackie Thornton

Type: Feature Drama

Representation: N/A

Status: Available

 

Title: HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN

Logline: An influential New Orleans madam secretly joins forces with Queen of Voodoo, Marie Laveau, to ensure The South loses the Civil War and abolishes slavery forever.

Name of writers: Nicola Pittam

Type of script: 1-hour Drama

Representation: Adam Engelhard, Mailroom

Status: Available

Passes: Duvernay Test, Ko Test, Peirce Test, Villarreal Test, Waithe Test

 

Title: THE HOUSE WITH THE PURPLE DOOR

Logline: For her 13th birthday, all Tasha Charles wants is to see her idol Prince perform live in concert, but her disapproving parents and annoying older brother will stop at nothing to interrupt her purple plans.

Writer: Nneka Samuel

Type: Feature Drama

Representation: N/A

Status: Available

Passes: Duvernay Test

 

Title: SOUTH FLORIDA HUSTLE

Writer: Kristy Lowrey

Logline: Loosely inspired by a true story of how a seed of an idea to start a pain clinic spiraled into an opioid epidemic that spread to the rest of the country — leaving south Florida and all its shadiness at the epicenter.

Type: 1-hour Drama

Representation: APA, Circle of Confusion

Status: Available

Passes: Duvernay Test, Peirce Test, Villareal Test

 

Title: KID SISTER

Logline: When carefree Lulu’s UTI turns out to be something no amount of cranberry juice can fix, her new nightmare could be the one thing her overly tight-knit Jewish family needs most.

Name of writer: Simone Nathan

Type of script: Half-hour Comedy

Representation: N/A

Status: Available

Passes: Kohan Test

 

Title: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE EX KIND

Logline: Casey ends her long-term relationship with Sean, worried they’ve basically become loveless roommates. When neither can stand to lose their awesome apartment, they’ll find out if they really can be roommates.

Name of writer: Camille Muth

Type: Half-hour Comedy

Representation: N/A

Status: Available

 

Title: THE RIFT

Logline: Unbeknownst to its inhabitants, the Earth is really a penal colony and everyone who lives here is a prisoner — until a rebellious alien sneaks onto the planet disguised as a teen-aged girl to try to free humans from their sadistic jailers.

Name of writers: Nicole Jones-Dion, Jeff Locker and Brian Flaccus

Type: 1-hour Drama

Representation: Marc Pariser

Status: Available

 

Title: THE NEW KINGS OF WEST HOLLYWOOD

Logline: After discovering that her husband is cheating on her, a closeted Midwestern stay-at-home wife has a quarter life crisis and decides to visit her free-spirited lesbian friend who owns a bar in West Hollywood. Harboring an age-old crush, she throws herself into helping the bar get back on its feet and starts on her path of discovering her truest self through doing something she never imagined — performing as a drag king.

Name of writer: Emma Dudley

Type: 1-hour Dramedy

Representation: Matthew Ellis, Bradford Bricken, The Cartel

Status:Available

Passes: Ko Test, Pierce Test, Villareal Test

 

Title: OUTSKIRTS

Logline: In the late 1800s, Elizabeth must build allies in her eclectic Western town in order to save her family and her land, all the while, uncovering the secrets of her family’s land, and all the reasons it’s worth fighting for.

Name of writer: Flannery Maney

Type: 1-hour Drama

Representation: N/A

Status: Available

Passes: Peirce Test, Villarreal Test

 

Title: EARTH-LIKE

Logline: An alien conspiracy theorist is abducted along with a mixed bag of other mediocre humans, and must use her seemingly absurd knowledge of aliens to try to escape an Earth-like neighborhood on another planet.

Name of writer: Sarah K. Moss

Type: Half-hour Comedy

Representation: N/A

Status: Available

Passes: Ko Test, Landau Test, Peirce Test, Villarreal Test

 

Title: ME & TAMMY FAYE AT THE BETTY FORD CLINIC

Logline: The story of the unlikely bond between a Latinx transgendered female and the queen of Christian televangelism. Inspired by the very real life of Tammy Faye Bakker.

Name of writer: Pamela Garcia Rooney

Type: Feature Comedy

Representation: Kailey Marsh, Brillstein Entertainment Partners, Antoni Kaczmarek & Martin To, Paradigm

Status: Available

 

Title: KHAN

Logline: The true story of Tani, daughter of Ghengis Khan, and the only woman to become Khan.

Name of writer: Joe Brukner

Type: 1-hour Drama

Representation: Peter Heller, Heller Highwater

Status: Available

 

Title: DEEP SEA

Logline: The true story of Margaret Howe, a dolphin researcher in the early 1960’s who learned to communicate with dolphins through a series of extraordinary experiments.

Name of writer: Tara Watson

Type of script: Feature Drama

Representation: Peter Heller, Heller Highwater

Status: Available

 

Title: THE OTHER ASIAN

Writer: Yulin Kuang

Type: Half-hour Comedy

Logline: An Asian American woman is horrified when her boyfriend’s father elopes with a young Chinese bride. Based on true events.

Representation: Greg Iserson, UTA

Status: Available

Passes: Duvernay Test

 

Title: MONKEY GIRL

Logline: When the Kansas Board of Education passes regulations challenging the teaching of evolution, bookworm Jazz is thrust into the national spotlight, and she finds herself at the center of a debate that threatens to rip her community, family, and friendships apart. Inspired by true events.

Name of Writer: Morgan Dameron

Type: Feature Comedy

Representation: Kendrick Tan, Madhouse Entertainment

Status: Available

 

Title: AMERICAN TERRORIST: JESSE JAMES

Logline: The rise of terrorist Jesse James  as seen through the eyes of a Black freedom-fighting family.

Name of writer: Nate Myers

Type: 1-hour Drama

Representation: N/A

Status: Available

Passes: Duvernay Test

 

Title: HOLLY MORALES INVITED TIME TRAVEL

Logline: Holly Morales is a downtrodden genius, resigned to toiling unappreciated in a tech support office for the rest of her existence. But when a mysterious woman crashes into her life with the news that a.) she is from the future, and b.) Holly is on the brink of inventing time travel… Holly is launched onto a wild, weird, wonderful road she’d only ever dreamed of.

Name of writer: Caitlin Schneiderhan

Type: Feature Comedy

Representation: Paul Weitzman, Brad Rosenfeld, Manal Hammad, Abrams Artists Agency & Dave Brown, Matt Horwitz, Chelsea Benson, Echo Lake

Status: Available

Passes: Duvernay Test

 

Title: THE NOBLES

Logline: After a student at their elite prep school has a public breakdown, two teenagers resolve to expose and eliminate the corrupt secret society that dominates their school.

Name of writer: Taylor Tetreau

Type: 1-hour Drama

Representation: N/A

Status: Available

 

Title: PRODUCTION CHOICE

Logline: When an aging soap star finds out she’s being replaced, she decides to fight back to secure her legacy.

Writer: CJ Hoke

Type: Half-hour comedy

Representation: N/A

Status: Available

 

 

List creator’s personal selects:

 

Title: INSIDE

Writer: Elise Salomon

Logline: KENDRA, A counselor with a painful past, travels to a remote Irish island to help a recently widowed composer suffering from agoraphobia – unsure if he’s losing his mind or if something is actually keeping him INSIDE.

Representation: N/A

Status: 77 Films Late Development / Packaging – Fantastic Films – Fantastic Fest – Cannes

Chosen because: #IrishFilm

 

 

Title: LENI

Logline: An infamous Nazi propagandist is haunted by her past while attempting to mount a film in Sudan in the 1960s.

Name of writers: Jean Balest + Bobby Guard

Type of script: Mini-series Drama

Representation: N/A

Status: Available

Chosen because we’re still wondering how so many white women put Trump in office

 

 

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