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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 —
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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
Passes: The Bechdel Test, The DuVernay Test, The Waithe Test, The Ko Test, The Peirce Test, The Villareal Test, Landau Test, Koeze-Dottle Test
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)
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
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: 1–hour drama, period action-adventure
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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)
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.
Representation: David Saunders, APA
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
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
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