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THE YOUNG AND HUNGRY LIST 2014 – THE TOP 100 WRITERS ON THE VERGE!

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TB RECOMMENDS: DISCOVERIES

“Discoveries” is now our 14th TB Recommended script!

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LOST VALLEYS OF THE YUKON (SPEC)

Logline: Pitched in the vein of “Lost Horizon.” A black Army engineer-surveyor makes an astounding discovery that remains a secret until an expedition is launched nearly fifty years later.

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ROCK ‘N’ ROLL LOVE STORY (SPEC)

Logline: Pitched as “American Graffiti” meets ‘real-world’ “High School Musical”. A classical guitar prodigy and a student civil rights activist fall in love at a newly integrated urban high school in 1962 Chicago.

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YOUNG EX-CON GRAVE ROBBERS & THE CURSE OF THE GYPSY QUEEN (SPEC)

Logline: Once upon a time, two young, mostly innocent ex-cons got jobs as live-in night watchmen in an old cemetery where they, well, kinda became grave robbers and, um, end up being haunted and cursed by the spirit of a Gypsy Queen determined to rescue her great granddaughters from arranged marriages in Romania.

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UNLEASHED ON THE WORLD (SPEC)

Logline: After a Texas oil field is swallowed by a giant sinkhole, a folksy, local geologist is rushed to the scene. Though he can’t explain the phenomenon himself, he and a female geologist soon become the leaders of a group who are forced to go into the hole and deal with the apocalyptic events that follow.

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GALACTIC PROSPECTORS (SPEC)

Logline: In the vein of “Treasure Of Sierra Madre.” Failed prospector hears word of a secret discovery in another solar system, convinces his nephew, a former mercenary desperate for money to treat his dying son, to quickly depart; unaware the secrett has already spread throughout the galaxy.

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JOURNEY INTO VENGEANCE (SPEC) ***BUILDS SERIOUS HEAT AS IT STEAM ROLLS THROUGH TOWN***

As the reads continue on the new action/thriller, we are now hearing buyers aren’t the only ones interested!

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JOURNEY INTO VENGEANCE (SPEC)

Logline: In the vein of “Captain Blood.” A genius American surgeon unjustly sent to a hellish foreign prison escapes, joins a rebel group after his family is murdered, and goes on to become the rebels’ leader.

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COTSWAIN’S ADVENTURES (SPEC)

Logline: Follows Michael Cotswain, England’s seventeen-year-old longbow prodigy, along with his gang of faithful longbow brothers. After falling victim to royal treachery, the group are condemned to death, then offered an escape plan by an enslaved African prince vowing to endow Christendom’s greatest treasure upon their safe return to his kingdom in unexplored Central Africa.

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GRAVEYARD EX-CONS (SPEC)

Logline: Pitched as a buddy comedy that centers on two young ex-cons who moonlight as night watchmen in an old cemetery in order to rob graves. But one night they accidentally awaken the spirit of a powerful Gypsy Queen, who sends them off to rescue her great-granddaughter from an arranged marriage in the old country.

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A REALLY (REALLY) DIFFICULT ENGAGEMENT (SPEC)

Logline: A newly engaged ad exec, desperate for new accounts, meets a celebrity personal trainer with a fitness and lingerie empire in need of an agency, throwing his life into turmoil.

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PROM NIGHT ABDUCTIONS (SPEC)

Logline: Follows ten seniors on their prom night who are methodically selected for abduction by aliens.

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PERILOUS ADVENTURES IN A MYTHICAL LAND (SPEC)

Logline: Pitched as “GOONIES” meets “ARABIAN NIGHTS,” a geeky, bullied Jordanian teen is asked by classmates at an elite Manhattan private school to translate a mysterious Arabic scroll they found in a barn loft. He unlocks secrets that whisk them to an enchanted but dangerous land where they must rescue a captive princess in order to return home.

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JOSH & MIYUKI: A TEEN LOVE STORY (SPEC)

Logline: Two teens from different cultures fall in love when a young American baseball phenom is forced to relocate to Japan.

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