It’s six months until BETH MULLINS graduates from Anderson High and she’s freaking out…inside her head. As her anxiety grows she begins to see the world as a strange and frightening place and her parents, KAY and NICHOLAS, over-achieving yuppies aren’t helping matters much. All the while Beth’s closest friend, CYNTHIA ROLLINS, a quiet, mousy girl and the smartest person in Beth’s graduating class has just committed suicide because she didn’t get into Dartmouth College. Then along comes DR. PINCHETT, who runs a private institute that assists in making young girls independent and self-sufficient adults, supposedly the answer to all Beth’s problems – at least that’s what Beth’s parents think in a last attempt effort to make Beth more like them. As Beth tries to cope with her new surroundings at the “institute” and understand her mental disorder will she be able to fulfill her dreams or will her own affliction ultimately get the best of her.
"BEYOND THE FELT"
“Beyond the Felt®”Authors:
David Marchetti & Angelique Habis-MarchettiFormat/Genre:
Reality Television Series
Tagline: The grind, the climb, the fame
Premise: Beyond the Felt® explores the game of poker through the POV of three players: A world champion, an up- and-comer and a daily “grinder” trying to make a living on the international poker circuit.
Outline: There is action at every level of poker. From the dingy, smoky, back rooms of metropolitan cities around the globe to the prestigious hallows of the WSOP (World Series of Poker) and everything in between. “Beyond the Felt” is a new reality television series that will explore all facets of the poker lifestyle and what it means to be a jet set world champion to the average Joe trying to eek out a living in a game that pits a player’s skill, wit and concentration against each another. The guts of the show “Beyond the Felt” is about three poker players (1 successful, 1 up-and-comer and 1 “grinder”). As the camera travels the globe with each player the producers will give the viewer an intimate look at what life is like on the road playing variations of the card game Texas Hold’em.
The People (host, players, celebrities): There are four components for the sell ability of the show; One, casting a personality to host the show (someone who is recognizable, knows the game of poker and is dynamic), Two, casting “professional” poker players (such as Phil Ivery, Daniel Negreanu, Joe Hesham or Phil Laak) who will reveal the jet- set lifestyle of player(s) at the top of the food-chain. Third, there will be a “celebrity” element such as (Ben Affleck, Lou Diamond Phillips, Jason Alexander) who will be attached to each show as it travels the globe from tournaments, to cash games to home games. Four, the show will follow mise-en scene style an average “Joe” or “Jane” as they try to make a living from local card rooms.
David Marchetti & Angelique Habis-Marchetti
Status: Script complete
Story by: David Marchetti
Writers: David Marchetti & Timothy Compton Genre: Horror/Adventure
Target Market: 18 – 34+
Tagline: A creature has been awoken.
High Concept: “30 Days of Night” meets “There Will Be Blood”
Log Line: An American engineer drills for oil on a remote island in the Philippines only to find he has awoken a creature from ancient folklore.