Municipal Authority by Judi Blaze | Script Revolution

Municipal Authority

When B.J loses his job as a reporter, he is forced to take a job registering the cognitively compromised to vote; or face the government Municipal Authority camps for non-producers



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The government has created the Municipal Authority camps for non-producers and the cognitively compromised. Those who are homeless or without a job are sent there to live among the other non-producers, away from society
Billy Joe, who boasts of being a reporter until he loses his job, is forced to take puny jobs from the temporary services. His jobs consist of everything from The Road Kill Crew, and Camp Cleanup Crew, to temporary editor for The Municipal Authority newsletter. And each time he bitches about it, he's threatened with ‘the camps’.

When BJ is sent on a job getting the cognitively compromised to sign a voter registration for the Municipal Authority, that is the last straw, or so he tells himself. As he goes from one shut- in to the next with his list, BJ meets drunks, delusional and mad individuals; and they all have a story.
Finally, he meets the man whose name is circled in red on the list, with a warning; Script Gone! Be careful.
Script Gone gets BJ to do something he would normally never do, except for the fact that BJ needs to get at least ten signatures a week or get fired.

When Script tells BJ he will sign the damn registration only if BJ will help him follow through with his plan to kill all the moles in his yard. He does. That is where everything went wrong. And there went the neighborhood.

Municipal Authority was a semi-finalist in American Gem Screenwriting Competition with its original title, Sign on the Bloody Line.

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Municipal Authority was a semi-finalist in American Gem Screenwriting Competition with its original title, Sign on the Bloody Line.

Submitted: August 11, 2017
Last Updated: September 15, 2017

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The Writer: Judi Blaze

Judi Blaze is a novelist, former print and media journalist, editor and screenwriter. She has three novels and a book of short stories published and many novels and screenplays in the works. She has garnered many awards for her short stories, novels, and screenplays. SQUID JIGGERS, a multi-award-winning short story, is now her feature-length screenplay based on the story. She has also written six short screenplays including; Roommates, Sign on the Bloody Line, Baby’s Gone, Stealing Sobriety, Your Secrets Will Get You High, Nightmare in a Jar and Soap. SQUID JIGGERS was a semi-finalist in 2015 in the Nashville Film Festival, a finalist in the Women in Cinema competition, and a quarter-... Go to bio
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