The Newscaster by Fausto Lucignani | Script Revolution

The Newscaster

When his cancer-stricken wife needs an expensive new drug, an indigent, elderly man recklessly attempts to give her the last chance of survival.

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This is the dramatic story of Estelle and Sid, both in their 70s and living in semi-poverty. When Estelle is diagnosed with terminal brain cancer and condemned to die within one year, to prolong her life, her doctor suggests a very expensive therapy. Seeing a glimmer of hope, Sid unhesitatingly starts looking for the money to buy the drug. But, when nobody is willing to help him, in desperation, he makes an ill-fated decision.

Submitted: November 15, 2017
Last Updated: June 4, 2018

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The Writer: Fausto Lucignani

I was born in Rome, Italy and came to the USA at 25. After settling in New Jersey, I received a cum laude International Marketing degree from Montclair State University. A few years ago, I developed a strong interest in screenwriting and story telling. This year one of my stories has been a finalist in the Hollywood Reporter's international contest "Defining Moments." In addition, I have written numerous short and feature scripts. My writing style is concentrated on stories reflecting real life and everyday people. My scripts have been produced in England, Canada and the United States. Please see Fausto Lucignani IMDB for additional details. My latest script (in Italian) has been optioned... Go to bio

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