The Bitch List 2020

Welcome to The New Decade

 

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#TheBitchList2020 comprises of multiple genres, & ranges from un-repped writers to ones at Hollywood’s major agencies: CAA, Gersh, APA this year —

 

Always- hats off to The #WRAC group for nurturing every level writer to learn.

 

 

The Bitch Pack is proud to present the entertainment industry’s “most liked”, un-produced, highly representative of real human life stories that we hope get put into production in the near future:

 

 

Title: Maiden Warrior

Logline: A headstrong Indian teen escapes an arranged marriage in India for Harvard, where she struggles to fit in — masquerading as her brother who was the one who got into the Ivy League school.

Name of writer: Aarthi Ramanathan

Type of script: Drama Feature

Representation: n/a

Status: Available

Passes: The Bechdel Test, The DuVernay Test, The Waithe Test, The Ko Test, The Peirce Test, The Villareal Test, Landau Test, Koeze-Dottle Test



Title: Lyz

Logline: A dark dramedy that follows a foul-mouthed, mental health worker as she struggles to balance a demanding job, complicated love life and deteriorating grip on reality. It’s a groundbreaking, funny, uncompromising and sometimes heartbreaking exploration of a theme rarely seen on television: ‘mental health in the black community’.

Name of writer: Darnell Brown

Type of script: Comedy pilot

Representation: Agent: William Brown (CAA), Manager: Randy Becker (Level 4 Management)

Status: Available

 

 

Title: Right of Passage

Logline: Two estranged sisters are forced to resuscitate their family’s failing wedding planning business, Dream Weddings, as the first ever assisted-death planning business, Dream Endings, when their father becomes their first client.

Name of writer: Ally Iseman

Type of script: Drama/Dramedy Series

Representation: n/a

Status: Available

Passes: The Duvernay Test, The New Bechdel Test, and The Peirce Test

 

 

Title: The Incomparables

Logline: Two sisters in 18thC England break all the restrictions placed upon the fairer sex as they seek revenge on a killer – and start a revolution…

Name of writer: Vanessa Yardley

Type of script: 1hour drama, period action-adventure

Representation: n/a

Status: Available

 

 

Title: Kiss & Makeup

Logline: On the run for her life, a con-artist with a history of burned bridges hides out in her estranged sister’s suburban town, only to find her sister’s world carries surprises and dangers of its own.

Name of writer: Liz Thompson

Type of script: 1-hour Drama / Crime

Representation: Manager – David Clark, Mazo Partners

Status: Available

Passes: The Bechdel Test, The Ko Test, The Landau Test, The Peirce Test

 

 

Title: Guns and Grace

Logline: A widow teams up with a tough Blackfoot woman against the bank robbers that killed her husband in a chase across Montana.

Name of writer: Odin Ozdil

Type of script: Feature Western

Representation: n/a

Status: Available

Passes: The Bechdel Test, The DuVernay Test, The Villarreal Test

 

 

Title: Big Bitches

Logline: Locked in the warehouse where she works overnight, one woman is forced to confront the awful, hidden truth about her friends, her crush, her co-workers, and somehow still survive the night.

Name of writer: Erin Cardiff

Type of script: Feature Horror

Representation: n/a

Status: Available

 

 

Title: The Woodhull

Logline: A limited series drama based on the true story of Victoria Woodhull’s radical 1872 bid for the presidency, 50 years before women had the vote — and the sex scandals, hubris and patriarchal powers-that-be that stand in her way.

Name of writer: Lynda Brendish

Type of script: 1-hour drama

Representation: n/a

Status: Available

Passes: The Bechdel Test, The Peirce Test, The Villarreal Test, The Landau Test

 

 

Title: The Domovoi

Name of Writer: Lisa Jay

Logline: A young girl suffering abuse hears a Russian fairy-tale about a monster that lives in the oven and grants wishes, and when she wishes her stepfather was dead, events quickly spiral into a mess of bloody consequences.

Type of script: Feature Horror

Representation: n/a

Status: Available

 

 

Title: The Fifelot

Logline: A biracial female thrill seeker chases a mythical legend back home to New Orleans in search of buried pirate treasure and finds more than adventure when she awakens a voodoo priestess aching to rise from the dead.

Name of Writer: Guy Crawford

Type Of Script: Supernatural / Adventure Feature

Representation: n/a

Status: Available

Passes: The Bechdel, The Duvernay Test, The Waithe Test, The Ko Test, The Peirce Test, The Villarreal Test, The Landau Test

 

 

Title: Mommy Porn

Logline: A single mother in a conservative Florida suburb has a sexual awakening when she decides to moonlight as an erotic novelist to make ends meet. As she tries to conceal her newfound passion from her righteous community, she battles her own narrow views on female sex and empowerment.

Writer: Kelli McNeil

Type:1-hour Dramedy Pilot

Representation: Mark Hartogshon & Danny Toth, Gersh, Manager: Christian Armogida

Status: Available

 

 

Title: Hellcats of the Caribbean

Logline: Two women trade their ordinary lives for piracy and find adventure, romance, freedom and friendship along the way.

Name of writer: Elizabeth Ditty

Type of script: 1-hour Drama

Representation: n/a

Status: Optioned, seeking attachments and production partners

Passes: The Bechdel Test, The Peirce Test, The Villareal Test, The Landau Test

 

 

Title: Master Zek

Logline: When a university professor unexpectedly develops super powers, she must learn to use them to defeat her ex-husband’s plot to enable artificial intelligence to hijack human brains, and do it with no spandex, no utility belt – just a woman cleaning up the mess and saving the world.

Name of writer: Karen Hemmerle

Type of script: Action Feature

Representation: n/a

Status: Available

Passes: The Bechdel Test, The Villarreal Test, and TheLandau Test. Depending on casting, it would also pass The Duvernay, Waithe, Villalobos, and Ko Tests

 

 

Title: Something Wicked

Logline: A modern re-imagining of the witches from MACBETH, the series follows three sisters from a strange magical family who discover they can predict the future – including the murder they’re about to commit.

Name of writer: Sabrina Sherif

Type of script: 1-hour drama

Representation: Gersh (US), Characters Agency (Canada)

Status: Available

 

 

Title: Lullabies of la Jaula

Writer: Karen McDermott

Logline: Separated from her mother during a desperate border crossing and held in a cage for migrant children, 14-year-old Dahlia Ramirez draws strength from the poetry of a Spanish revolutionary as she struggles to survive.

Type: Feature

Representation: David Saunders, APA

Status: Available

Passes: The Bechdel Test

 

 

Title: Dirty Water Dogs

Logline: A down-on-her-luck hotdog vendor desperate to provide for her wife and kids in the cut-throat world of street food tries to fix the lottery for a hot new vending spot in Central Park Zoo but loses everything when she’s thrown into a turf war with another vendor instead.

Name of writer: Terri Viani

Type of script: Drama Feature

Representation: n/a

Status: Available

Passes: The Bechdel Test, The DuVernay Test, The Ko Test, The Peirce Test, The Villareal Test, The Landau Test

 

 

Title: Alone Girl

Logline: Alone Girl is a coming of middle age story wrapped in an unromantic comedy about Sam, a perpetually single woman in her 40s, who is thrown headlong into a journey to find a partner by her dying father and well-meaning friends, who are all sure that if could just find love, she’d be happy. Along the way, Sam learns to fall in love with herself and realizes that her happy place is in fact, being single.

Name of writer: Cris Graves

Type of script: Comedy Feature

Representation: n/a

Status: Available

Passes: The Bechdel Test, The Peirce, The Ko Test, The Landau Test, The Koeze-Dottle Test, The Villarreal Test

 

 

Title: Princess Vietnam

Logline: In a racist town in the 1980’s, a Vietnamese girl finds strength in comic book adventures and her budding lesbian romance.

Name of writer: Aaron Chung

Type of script: Drama feature

Representation: n/a

Status: Available

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