The Courts by Bijan Bayne | Script Revolution

The Courts

Welcome to summer on Martha’s Vineyard in the 1970’s- the guys, the girls, the shark, the fun, and the sun



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"Martha's Vineyard Basketball: How A Resort League Defied Notions Of Race & Class" by Bijan C. Bayne

It's The Summer of 1974. The Jackson 5 are a Dancing Machine. Stevie Wonder is Living For The City. President Nixon is leaving office amid an explosive scandal, and "JJ Evans" is Dy-no-mite. Eric Collins is madly in love with basketball and pretty girls, both of which are a little out of reach. On Martha's Vineyard, Eric's fellow teens escape the headline violence of Boston's forced school busing, and the confines of their cities or boredom of their suburbs, to hoop, or cheer with their summer friends from Oak Bluffs. The center of their universe is "The Courts", where an all day, all night summer basketball league serves as diversion, entertainment, gossip mill, dating service and fashion show.

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Nicole Franklin, director

All Accolades & Coverage: 

Made quarterfinals of BET's "Color Creative" contest

Submitted: January 31, 2020
Last Updated: March 26, 2020

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The Writer: Bijan Bayne

Bijan C. Bayne has researched, written for, produced, directed & been interviewed in various films and television shows. His screenplay made the quarterfinals of BET's Color Creative "Script To Screen" competition in 2018. He appears in the 2020 movie "The First To Do It". In April 2014, he appeared on TV One's "Unsung Hollywood"'s episode "The Harlem Globetrotters". Bayne wrote animated ads for the National Science Teaching Association. Bayne was interviewed and featured in Brian Culkin's documentary "The Mission". Bayne wrote the tv pilots for rapper/producer Jazzy Jeff, and for rapper Akinyele. In addition, he served as a consultant to BassetTV, & MindSwarms, for branding Nike,... Go to bio
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