Logline: The remarkable true story of an FBI agent who is caught in a heart-wrenching battle of loyalties when he discovers that his own brother-in-law is the charismatic leader of a violent colony drug ring.
Concept: “Junior Black Mafia” is “Straight Outta Compton” and “Menace to Society” for drug dealing in Philadelphia in the late 80’s. It has the grit and immediacy of an urban crime drama as well as the scope and tragedy of a Shakespearean epic. It is a gripping true story with a plot that challenges audiences to contemplate their own moral codes and conceptions of justice.
Logline: When two families with the same last name win an exclusive Hawaiian vacation by mistake, they are forced to share the same resort holiday and bring their families along during a week of Christmas mayhem.
Concept: The madness found in “National Lampoon’s Vacation” meets “Cheaper by the Dozen,” where the African American and white families must set their differences aside and have fun. It focuses on appreciating cultural differences in a modern racially profiling setting where music and love thy fellow man wins the day.
Written by Ty-kisha Stanford
Logline: The “two Berlins” – one free, the other a “prison camp of the mind and soul” – highlight the corruption of the East, against the freedom of the West, the days before a three day rock-n-roll concert series and Reagan’s historic “Tear Down the Wall” speech.
Concept: The power of rock-in-roll breaks the tension of the Cold War era as David Bowie, The Eurythmics, and Genesis perform in a three-day rock-n-roll concert series, showing how the power of music unified the East and West sides of the Berlin Wall. Peter Schwenkow, the original concert promotor, is interested in organizing a benefit concert to go along with the release of “Tear Down This Wall.”
Written by Michael Harbert
Logline: Ike Jerome, a 24-year-old architecture student inspired by the few films he has seen, rides the bus into Hollywood. Jerome is almost autistic (later, his friend dubs him a “cineautistic”) in his interactions with the world, and is deeply affected by his childhood with his religiously oppressive father. With a tattoo of Montgomery Clift and Elizabeth Taylor as they appear in A Place in the Sun (a film that plays an important role in the plot) on his shaved head, he makes an impression on the people around him. Soon breaking into film as a designer and eventually a film editor, Vikar (as he is nicknamed) begins a dreamlike journey into the world of films that eventually ends in tragedy and almost horrific discovery.
Directed by James Franco, Starring James Franco, Seth Rogan, Megan Fox, Will Ferrell, Danny McBride, Jacki Weaver
Logline: The harrowing true story of the crew of the USS Indianapolis, who were stranded in the Philippine Sea for five days after delivering the atomic weapons that would eventually end WWII. As they awaited rescue, they endured extreme thirst, hunger, and relentless shark attacks.
Directed by Mario Van Peebles
Written by Cam Cannon & Richard Rionda del Castro
Starring Nicolas Cage, James Remar, Matt Lanter, Thomas Jane, Tom Sizemore
Logline: When Michael hears about the Annual Vegas Exotic Male Revue Competition, he brings the Chocolate City crew back together for the hopes of defeating Rudeboy’s new strip team and winning the million-dollar cash prize.
Written and directed by Jean-Claude LaMarre, Starring Robert Ri’chard, Michael Jai White, Vivica A Fox, Genuwine, Mel B, and Mekhi Phifer
Logline: On the Fourth of July, twelve-year-old Bethie Maguire flags down Niagara Falls Police officer John Dromoor. Bethie’s mother, Teena, has been brutally raped by four meth heads, was left for dead, and is being nursed back to health by her mother, Agnes, a strong, fierce advocate for her daughter and granddaughter who has taken on the responsibility of caring for them. Bethie’s testimony, along with the evidence collected, should be enough to put the boys in jail for life. However, the parents of the rapists hire the nationally renowned criminal defense attorney, Jay Kirkpatrick, who shifts the focus of evidence away from the defendants and puts the spotlight on the plaintiff, Teena, her sobriety, parenting, and sexual promiscuity. During the trial of the defendants, Agnes fights for Teena’s innocence as her granddaughter Bethie clings onto her. Moving at a relentless, compelling pace, “Vengeance: A Love Story” reveals how an act of unbelievable and raw brutality twists the lives of three generations of women, and sets Detective Dromoor on his own course of police vigilante justice.
Directed by: Johnny Martin
Cast: Nicolas Cage (“Detective Dromoor”), Don Johnson (“Jay Kirkpatrick”), Deborah Kara Unger (“Agnes Kevecki”), Anna Hutchison (“Teena Maguire”), Talitha Bateman (“Bethie Maguire”)
Logline: PAUL MAGUIRE (Nicolas Cage) and his buddies KANE (Max Ryan) and DOHERTY (Michael McGrady) live a life of petty crime. One night, they ambush a Russian mobster, intercepting him when he’s on his way to drop off money to his boss. The take is much larger than they imagined; along with a Russian gun called a Tokarev, they get away with a briefcase full of cash. It’s enough for Paul to leave the life of crime and go legit.irect orders to assassinate.
Starring: Nic Cage, Max Ryan, Michael McGrady
Logline: When a Texas Ranger, Samantha Payne, is asked to reopen a 15 year old missing person case, she begins to believe that the boy was murdered by wealthy family man Scott Briggs after discovering his son, Ben, was having a relationship with the boy. Samantha stops at nothing to discover the truth of the boys whereabouts, putting her life in jeopardy in order to do so.
Starring Robert Duvall, James Franco, Josh Hartnett; Directed by Robert Duvall
Logline: Life for a struggling college student changes in an instant when he meets the owner of a male strip club who convinces him to give amateur night a whirl.
Starring Michael Jai White, Tyson Beckford, Vivica A Fox, Directed by Jean-Claude La Marre