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Jim Boston

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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...only to give up as 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.

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Scripts By Jim

Pixie Dust
Two modern-day University of Minnesota-Twin Cities students start their own sorority in order to reach out to other women UMN-Twin Cities students tired of being marginalized.
Feature Comedy For sale 120pp
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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 For sale 120pp
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 For sale 113pp
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 For sale 104pp
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 118pp
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 For sale 115pp
Andrea
Seeking coveted hands-on instructional experience, and to convert prostitutes, a modern-day music-education student at California State University, Long Beach teaches black dots to the hookers working at a Los Angeles massage parlor.
Feature Comedy For sale 121pp
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 For sale 131pp
Rivertown Rock!
It's Sunday, February 9, 1964...when the Beatles' appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" inspires a Sioux City, IA teenager to start her own rock group and show that girls can play the music, too.
Feature Comedy, Family For sale 124pp
Really Old School
Inspired by a piece of 1910s sheet music, a modern-day Omaha, NE teenager wants to honor and emulate the tune's author: Her newly-deceased great-grandmother, a ragtime-era composer-musician-bandleader-arranger.
Feature Comedy, Family For sale 131pp
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