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The Magic Pen



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After he discovers a magic pen that gives him the power to write masterpieces, a desperate screenwriter struggles with his conscience and coming clean about his ruse to both his colleagues and his true love.

Jim Mitchell has always had a gift for words, but was never as bright as his archrival, the wildly successful screenwriter, Harvey Blankenberg. While Harvey ends up winning two Academy Awards, Jim is stuck in a dead-end job as an office assistant.
But he still comes up with great ideas, and realizes he must choose between his day job and making it as a writer in Hollywood. Jim goes to Hollywood, tries to sell his script, but meets resistance at every turn, and is envious of Harvey’s success. Jim finds a magic pen in a bookstore that writes masterpieces. But there is also a warning attached to the pen, to beware of what the pen can do. Fed up with being at the bottom of the totem pole, Jim disobeys his conscience--and his girlfriend Claire’s and his mother’s words to keep working at his writing and not give up--and instead, secretly uses the magic pen to write a script. Everyone he shows it to loves the script. But the script contains swearing and violence, and the movie it is based on creates a controversy across America. The critics love it but some Americans don’t. Jim wins the Academy Award, over Harvey and Claire. Jim thinks he has made it to the pinnacle of success, but Claire leaves because she now wants more than fame and fortune. And Jim’s career starts to unravel when the pen falls into the hands of Harvey. Harvey uses it to teach Jim a lesson he’ll never forget about life, love, and hard work.

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Tommy Blaze has signed on to play the lead role if funding is in place.

Submitted: July 5, 2018
Last Updated: July 5, 2018

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The Writer: Claire Hutchinson

IMDB: Claire Hutchinson received her B.A. (Honours) in English from the University of Winnipeg and her M.A. in English from the University of Manitoba. Claire has two screenwriting certificates from UCLA, and she is a produced and award-winning screenwriter, script analyst, film festival judge, speaker, and producer. Her screenplay, “The Doctor,” won the Grand Prize at Life Fest and the Winnipeg Real to Reel Film Festivals. Claire has consulted for companies such as Living Water Media, Visual Productions, Worthington Media, CV Films, and Abel Company. Here is a video endorsement of her script analysis services from Emmy and Telly... Go to bio
Agency: The Terry Porter Agency
Agent: Terry Porter

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