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Top Scripts from November
DRAMA MAJOR single cam comedy by Lira Kellerman
"A university theater major struggles to keep her scholarship while dealing with a sexist professor, a chaotic family/personal life, and what appears to be a nascent mental illness."
AN EMERALD GROVE sci-fi feature by Alexander Richard "On a remote planet, the crew of a rescue mission sent to find long-missing colonists finds an apparent paradise, but rival alien entities clash and threaten to start an extinction event."
RHYTHM & BLUES
drama feature by Andrew Mandapat & Courtney Lin Jones "A group of people living in a broken city are searching for hope when a dance competition comes to town in search of a winner."
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