Death With Benefits by Missy Cohen-Fyffe | Script Revolution

Death With Benefits



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An action/rom-com about two neurotic assassins tasked with killing each other who team up to take down their boss when they discover he's killing off employees to cut his health care costs.

It’s not good for a neurotic assassin when her claustrophobic date turns out to be her next target.

But it doesn’t stop Priscilla from following the agency’s orders because this hit is all that stands between her and a long-awaited promotion. The only hiccup: her date Nate also happens to be an assassin.

And his assignment is to kill Priscilla.

Surprisingly, they’re too evenly matched to finish their jobs. And now other assassins are trying to kill them, too. In fact, assassins are coming out of the woodwork to get the job done.

Priscilla escapes to her safe house, a hippie commune of aging pot enthusiasts, but Nate tracks her there. Following a weed-induced decision, Priscilla convinces Nate to temporarily work together so they can figure out who put the contract out on their lives.

But Nate disappears, along with Priscilla’s carburetor and a wee piece of her heart.

She tracks him to a meeting with the agency’s Deputy. Nate proves the contract on their lives was taken out by Priscilla’s boss. Why? Assassins’ health care costs are killing the budget.

But her boss proves Nate’s a loon who’s just out for revenge and using Priscilla to get it.

Now Nate has to convince a skeptical Priscilla to turn against her boss, lose the promotion, and trust the guy who’s been trying to kill her before she sets up Nate for a date with death.

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Submitted: August 10, 2016
Last Updated: January 10, 2017

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The Writer: Missy Cohen-Fyffe

Specializing in rom-coms and family films, Cohen-Fyffe writes edgy scripts that appeal to audiences of all ages. Cohen-Fyffe’s latest script, DEATH WITH BENEFITS (previously DEATH BENEFITS), is a StoryPros 2016 comedy contest winner and has received a Consider from coverage with comments including, "The writer has crafted a fast-paced screenplay featuring a consistently funny, upbeat tone that ensures the reader will remain engaged from start to finish. Also, the script features very likeable, albeit flawed, lead characters that audiences will surely want to root for." Her script, BULLY FOR ME, was a CWA Finalist and won praise from Austin Film Festival readers who commented, “... Go to bio