James Shearer | Script Revolution
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James Shearer
London, United Kingdom

Wow! I've gone from Script of the Day, to not being listed on the Featured Scripts page, after having my poster for SKYDIVER downgraded from 4/5, to 3/5. Such is life.

Anyway . . .

Hello all

Thank you for visiting my profile.

I am a published author - one book having reached No. 7 in the WHSmith best selling list. Another, I am reliably told by a former guest of one of Her Majesty's establishments, was the most read book in HMP Ford. However, my literary agent does not represent screenwriters, so here I am, etc.

A couple of years ago, McCoy Films, a Hollywood production company, attempted to option The Cruciverbalist. Alas, I was given bad advice at my end and foolishly rejected their offer. Such is life. I am now in the process of turning the story into a novel.

The screenplay Skydiver was co written with a guy with whom I once worked. He is both ex UK special forces and MI6. It is he who (within the screenplay) explains the method of escape from hostile waters by Royal Navy submarine, as well as one way poison can be delivered during the course of a government endorsed assassination. I'm not revealing any state secrets; he openly discusses such matters - and more - in his autobiography.

Finally, if one went through the agony of reading all my screenplays, one might notice I frequently use the same names for characters, or use the same location, or describe the same action scenario, etc., eg, undercover police method or parachuting technique. Obviously, if a screenplay were optioned, similar references in other works would be deleted, or changed dramatically.

I wish you all well in your writing endeavours . . .

J

 

 

 

 

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Scripts By James

Skydiver
A New Orleans cop investigating a homicide discovers the victims husband is ex-UK Special Forces. She blackmails him into breaking into Louisiana State Penitentiary and killing her lover who languishes on death-row.
Feature Action, Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller For sale 96pp
6 readers love this script
Big Boys' Games, Big Boys' Rules (based on true events)
Two Islamic terrorists visit their arms cache for the last time.
Short Action For sale 6pp
1 reader loves this script
The Cruciverbalist
A teenage deserter from the Foreign Legion becomes the captive, feminized maid of a deranged woman. By learning his captors hobby, compiling crosswords clues, he sends a coded plea to the outside world.
Feature Drama For sale 125pp
1 reader loves this script
Touch and Go
A love story, set amid the untold true tale of an intelligence gathering mission that used a British Airways flight as a Trojan Horse on the eve of the first Gulf War.
TV Pilot Action For sale 60pp
1 reader loves this script
Hunting Season
After a former detective is released from prison, he travels to Scotland to hunt down the corrupt ex-colleague who put him away for a crime he didn't commit.
Short Drama For sale 13pp
The Gravy Train (based on true events)
An elderly couple know every con in the book.
Short Crime For sale 6pp
Sky Goddess
Layovers are never mundane for a sexually alluring flight attendant with a controlling, assertive streak.
Short Drama For sale 7pp
The Bird Feeder
Aware the inhabitants of North Sentinel Island kill trespassers, a daring intruder is cautious: his discovery that survivors from MH370 are used as human sacrifices by their islander captors, adds to the encroachers woes.
Feature Drama For sale 96pp
The Filth
Cunning, courageous and corrupt; there's a reason Scotland Yard detectives are known as, The Filth.
TV Pilot Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller For sale 48pp
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