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D.C. Copeland
Miami, United States

Hello, thanks for taking a look at who I am. Hopefully you aren't here because you were “misdirected,” that you want to find out more about just who this D.C. Copeland is after reading one of my loglines.

I'm an artist, a muralist, and a writer whose canvases and stories are for the most part writ large across time and space. While in college at the University of Miami, I co-founded Ecology Action of Florida. That sense of saving the environment can be found in many of my works.

While creating works of art and fiction, I supported myself and my family as the Warner Bros Pictures Florida Field Rep for Publicity and Promotion for nearly 20-years. During that time I got to know many successful creatives who were flown into the state to promote their movies. That interaction kept me going as a writer.

Following college I studied jazz dance and tap at the Ron Daniels School of Dance in North Miami. That inspired me to look deeper into the origins of tap and swing. Out of that came one of my earliest screenplays: "Once Upon A Time in Harlem." It is set during the Harlem Renaissance and based on actual events. Over the years it has morphed into a stage play called "Jitterbug!" (it will fit better on a Broadway marquee!). Jaz Dorsey, founder of the African American Playwrights Exchange (AAPEX), was the first to call it a “dancical,” a hybrid play that uses music from the "Great American Songbook" to help tell its story-- but without anyone breaking out into song to propel the story along. Noted director, actress, teacher, and playwright Petronia Paley staged two readings of it in NYC. The first was at the prestigious National Black Theatre in Harlem. The second reading was part of the Emerging Artists Theatre's New Works Festival championing new musicals. That reading had dance numbers by Emmy-nominated choreographer Jeffrey Page. Performed at the Tada! Youth Theatre in NYC, it sold out, got a standing-O, and me membership in the Dramatists Guild. Now available as a book, it has free Educator Manuals based on the National Core Arts Standards in Dance, Theatre, Music (Composition and Ensemble strands), Literature, and Social Studies/History. You can learn more about Jitterbug! at www.jittrbug.net

My two novels "Nokosee: Rise of the New Seminole" and "Nokosee & Stormy: Love and Bullets" have developed a YA following. Both are based on screenplays with teenage Tarzan and Jane heroes trying to save the world through an eco war in a contemporary setting: the Everglades. You can learn more about them at http://www.newseminole.com/

My most recent screenplay "Saving Lolita" is an action-adventure about fictional people embarking on an over-the-top dead-of-night caper to free Lolita, a real orca incarcerated at a Miami aquarium for over 50-years. Having lived in Miami for the most part of my life, writing the screenplay was a cathartic attempt at assuaging a guilty conscience. Unfortunately, Lolita is still there and the guilt has not abated. You can learn more about that screenplay at http://bit.ly/2gZUyxD

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Scripts By D.C.

Everlasting
A slipstream Western where guns never need reloading, horses have rotating chameleon eyes, and mongrel whores read minds, becoming any woman you want or knew, and life and death are indistinguishable.
Feature Fantasy, Mystery, Western For sale 88pp
9 readers love this script
Sisters of the Sea
The swashbuckling tale of Anne Bonny and Mary Read, the most notorious women pirates of all time.
Feature Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History For sale 119pp
6 readers love this script
Yahoo!
NASCAR meets "Ben-Hur" in a figure-8 track of mud, blood, and beer as swamp buggy racers go hog wild at the annual swamp buggy races in Naples, FL.
Feature Comedy For sale 125pp
3 readers love this script
Saving Lolita
A black ops program that talks to dolphins and orcas teams up in an interspecies assault to free Lolita, an orca held captive for 50-years, and to battle a Russian sub set to intercept them.
Feature Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi, Thriller For sale 113pp
3 readers love this script
Lucky Bastard!: A Family Film
When an autistic child is kidnapped, it's up to an enterprising dog to save the day.
Feature Action, Comedy, Crime, Family For sale 95pp
3 readers love this script
Monster Mountain
Hikers meet a tribe of half-human, half-dinosaur creatures and space aliens in the mountains and no one lives to tell about it.
Feature Horror, Sci-Fi For sale 97pp
2 readers love this script
Bad Presents
It's a race against time when trying to save your friends from an angry ghost and his really "mean spirited" presents and Christmas trees gone rogue.
Feature Action, Drama, Horror, Music, Thriller For sale 90pp
2 readers love this script
Santa Claus Is Down!
Shooting down Santa's sleigh on Christmas Eve is one thing but killing Christmas is quite another.
Short Drama, Family, Fantasy For sale 14pp
1 reader loves this script
Save the Children
A jaded expat living in a SE Asian country joins forces with a woman who has come there to kill the man who killed her sister who was trying to save children from prostitution.
Feature Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller For sale 120pp
1 reader loves this script
Cookabunga!
A family-friendly half-hour TV comedy about a cable access no-budget kids cooking show with a talk show format, an adult host, puppet house band/sidekicks, and a “live” kids audience who participate in the culinary fun.
TV Pilot Comedy, Family For sale 28pp
1 reader loves this script

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