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Jim Boston
Omaha, United States

I first got interested in screenwriting as a college student in 1979 (Iowa State University); an additional impetus was the paperback version of the "American Graffiti" screenplay.

From 1980 to 1994, I pursued screenwriting with a vengeance...but other things happened in my life.

Since 2016, I've been back chasing the dream...and it's only because I inherited a Power Mac from one of the codirectors (Nick Holle) of a documentary I was in: "The Entertainers," about the World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest and Festival. (Nick received the computer from the husband-and-wife couple who helped produce the film, Brent and Jackie Watkins.)

The Power Mac has a copy of Final Draft 6. Armed with that software item, and a greater knowledge of the industry than I had in 1980-1994, I'm more excited than before about working to become a screenwriter whose scripts get produced.

Most important of all: This is my fun.

Scripts By Jim

Got Any More Bullets, Sister?
Two siblings struggling as vendors in 1930 Cleveland seek to better their lives...but while one woman decides to enter music, her sister chooses a life of crime.
Feature Action, Comedy, Crime For sale 95pp
6 readers love this script
Pixie Dust
Two modern-day University of Minnesota-Twin Cities students start their own sorority in order to reach out to other female UMN-Twin Cities students tired of being marginalized.
Feature Comedy For sale 120pp
5 readers love this script
Kitten on the Keys
In 1876, the death of her husband on a train trip out West forces a college-educated woman to strike out on her own at the next stop: Dodge City, KS.
Feature Comedy, Western For sale 106pp
3 readers love this script
Tin Mine
Looking to get their musical careers out of a rut in 1939 New York City, a song plugger and a radio organist become composers.
Feature Comedy, Music For sale 104pp
3 readers love this script
Fine Tooth Comb
Inspired by a videotape, a teenager in 1994 Davenport, IA forms her own band with the hopes of playing at the local Dixieland jamboree, the Bix Beiderbecke Jazz Festival.
Feature Comedy, Family, Music For sale 112pp
2 readers love this script
The Nutcrackers
Pondering life after ballet and ex-dancer Vanessa Carlton's Grammy-nominated success, two star ballerinas in present-day Kansas City, MO seek to become blues musicians at a famous local bar and grill.
Feature Comedy, Music For sale 128pp
1 reader loves this script
Bleeding Gums
A math teacher at an all-girls' high school in present-day Omaha, NE seeks to fill a void in her school's activities by forming its first jazz band.
Feature Comedy, Music For sale 128pp
1 reader loves this script
Shorthose and Flaxbeard
An inept comic magician playing Seattle in 1917 seeks to turn her career around by landing herself a partner...a beloved theater organist-piano teacher who's fascinated with vaudeville.
Feature Comedy For sale 117pp
1 reader loves this script
Jingle Belles
Seeking to usher in the new breed of rock-and-roll hitmakers, a songwriter-manager-record producer and a record-store clerk unite to start their own music-publishing company in 1959 New York City.
Feature Comedy, Music For sale 114pp
1 reader loves this script
Gayle Strawberry and Her Soda Pop Music Makers
It's the summer of 1942, and a Los Angeles teenager starts her own swing band in the hopes of entering it in the first annual National Swing Contest.
Feature Comedy, Drama, Family, Music For sale 130pp
1 reader loves this script
Pushing the Envelope
A psychology major and a film buff put their University of Oklahoma sorority on the line in an effort to determine if "Animal House" antics fly in today's campus climate.
Feature Comedy For sale 115pp
Edna's Garage (S1E1)
Swamped with more vehicles than time to fix them, the three mechanics at an auto-repair firm in modern-day New Orleans cajole their boss into hiring an extra coworker to lighten the load.
TV Pilot Comedy For sale 31pp
Intervention!
Angry over years of racist slights, four neighboring families in present-day San Diego entice the perpetrators into a sensitivity-training weekend...and hope to teach them about the value of unity.
Feature Comedy, Drama, Family For sale 104pp
Small Flyers
In 1946 Albuquerque, two preteen girls decide to take up flying...surprising their father, a World War 2 Army Air Corps pilot struggling to readjust to civilian life, where female aviators still aren't respected.
Feature Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family For sale 122pp
Cynthia Harmon
A talented, inventive collegian in search of a vaudeville career in 1924 Detroit must square off against her adopting aunt...a jealous, cutthroat theatrical agent grooming her own three showbiz-minded daughters.
Feature Comedy, Family For sale 119pp
Golden Oldies
Thanks to a phone call from a fellow former Iowa State University student, a librarian in modern-day Ames, IA looks to put her old rock band back together...and conquer a legendary local venue.
Feature Comedy, Drama, Music For sale 123pp
Thumpers
Seeking to break away from the mainstream, three teenage ragtime musicians in 1984 Sioux Falls, SD strive to establish their band's sound...and work to build an appreciative following.
Feature Comedy, Family, Music For sale 128pp
Pipe Up!
An Arizona Cardinals cheerleader, a frustrated musician following in her late granddad's famous footsteps, seeks to save a landmark restaurant in contemporary Mesa, AZ from becoming the area's new Department of Homeland Security headquarters.
Feature Comedy, Sport For sale 127pp
Yes, Indeed!
Tired of being out of showbiz, two child TV stars of the 1970s ride the late-1980s swing revival by forming their own big band in hopes of playing a respected Los Angeles jazz club.
Feature Comedy, Music For sale 119pp
Andrea
Seeking coveted hands-on instructional experience, and to convert prostitutes, a modern-day music-education student at California State University, Long Beach teaches melodies to the hookers working at a Los Angeles massage parlor.
Feature Comedy, Music For sale 119pp

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