The Adapted Story Showcase recognizes scripts, books, short stories, & stage plays in any genre that feature an adapted story.
BLACK & WHITE
by Benjamin Burgess, Jr.
Adapted from the book "Defining Moments: Black & White" by Benjamin Burgess, Jr.
Genre: Drama | Thriller | Urban
Logline: Two attorneys, one Black man and one white man, look back over their lives and navigate racial tension and stereotypes as they compete for the same partnership position at their prestigious law firm, which has just nabbed the two biggest cases in the firm’s history.
Bio: Ben Burgess, Jr. is the author of the award-winning novels "Monster," "Wounded," "Love and Happiness," "A Father's Sacrifice: Daddy's Girl," and the new novel "Defining Moments: Black and White." He is an active performer of spoken word poetry. Ben uses his love of writing to inspire and influence youths to strive for what they believe in and to never give up on their dreams. His dream is to have his novels adapted into major motion pictures.
by Jeff Ingber
Adapted from the book "Rendered Safe: Tales of an NYPD Bomb Tech" by Jeff Ingber
Logline: The son of a career criminal becomes a legendary NYPD Bomb Squad Detective, escaping death numerous times and solving the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.
Bio: Jeff Ingber is the author of books, short stories, and screenplays, for which he has won numerous awards. His first screenplay was the basis for a film, entitled “Crypto,” starring Kurt Russell and Alexis Bledel, that was released by Lionsgate in April 2019. One of his novels, entitled “Shattered Lives,” currently is being made into a documentary film by MacTavish Productions.
2021 OFFICIAL SELECTIONS
A COUNTRY CHRISTMAS by Sophie Pell
ASYLUM by Kathryn Orzech
CRASHING AMERICA by Kip Pearson and Katia Noyes
DEAD HUNGER by T.J. Barkwill
FOREVERLY by Ray O'Conor
IT HAPPENED IN SILENCE by Shaun Delliskave
KNUCKLEHEAD by Wayne Geschwindt
MANY MOONS by Jeffrey Couchman
MIGRATION by Carly Keyes (story by Cari Noga)
ONE MORE HIT by Brad Max
SNOWY STRANGEWAYS by Melissa Tantaquidgeon-Zobel
SOMEWHERE BETWEEN LOVE & JUSTICE by SW Anderson
TAL JONES: A BLACK OIL LEGACY by Pamela J Richardson (with story by Bernard Moore)
TANKS IN THE WIRE by David Stockwell
THE APE IN OUR HOUSE by Marc Moody
THE BRIDE COMES TO YELLOW SKY by George Langworthy
THE DINOSAUR FOUR by Greg Rhem and Geoff Jones
THE FORGE by Howard W. Robertson
THE LAST ONES by C.D. Peterson
THE TELL-TALE HEART by Aleesha Dineros-Canuto
UNDER COVER by Guido Jimenez-Cruz
UNFINISHED MURDER BALLADS by Zackary Hill, Matthew Riffle, Darren Demaree & Joshua Riffle
WAR MOST CIVIL by Larry Wells
YOUNG JOAN by Charlotte Sheppard
Number of Entries: 805
Short Story: 14.5%
Stage Play: 6%
Poem or Poetry Collection: 0.5%
United States: 100%
Feature Screenplay: 71%
Television Script or Short Script: 29%