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Film Production - Main (feature film)
A screenwriter pitches a slew of bizarre, crass film ideas to a baffled studio executive. The sketches include home schooling, a kidnapped leprechaun and the joys of blind dating.
Fresh-faced, idealistic twenty-three-year-old Erin Gruwell is ready to take on the world as she steps inside Wilson High School for her first day of teaching. Her class, a diverse group of racially charged teenagers from different walks of life--African Americans, Latinos, Asians, juvenile delinquents, gang members, and underprivileged students from poor neighborhoods--hope for nothing more than to make it through the day. On the surface, the only thing they share is their hatred for each other and the understanding that they are simply being warehoused in the educational system until they are old enough to disappear. Despite her students'' obstinate refusal to participate during class, Erin tries various means to engage them on a daily basis. But then ghetto reality steps in to focus the picture. A racially motivated gang shooting witnessed by a Latina gang member in Erin''s class, and an ugly racial cartoon that Erin intercepts during class, become the most unwittingly dynamic teaching aids. They spark a transformation in the classroom, compel them to listen and force her to take off her idealistic blinders and take in the kids'' survival stories of their undeclared war on the streets. Erin begins to connect with them. She brings in music from the ''Hood, and literature from another kind of ghetto, The Diary of Anne Frank, and with these simple tools she opens her students'' eyes to the experiences of those suffering intolerance throughout the world and the struggles of those outside their own communities. Knowing that every one of her students has a story to tell, Erin encourages them to keep a daily journal of their thoughts and experiences. After sharing their stories with one another, the students see their shared experience for the first time and open up to the idea that there are possibilities in life outside of making it to the age of eighteen.
Navy Intelligence officer Lt Jordan O''Neil becomes a test case when she is recruited to become the first woman allowed to train for the covert operations unit known as the Navy SEALS. She is not expected to succeed and many high ranking military and government officials, including Senator Lillian DeHaven, are counting on her to fail. O''Neil persists, and when the recruit''s final training exercise is diverted to aid and rescue American troops in the Middle East, the Master Chief is wounded and O''Neil must summon all her leadership abilities to save him and the mission.
A group of five lifetime robbers plan one last heist, but they find it hard to complete with the LAPD on their tail.
Set in the Old West, a woman seeks revenge on the man who killed her father.
A young woman who has been raised in an isolated cabin by her reclusive mother is discovered by a doctor and a psychologist who must decide whether or not to integrate her into contemporary society.
Following an operation for corneal transplants, a young woman regains her sight after twenty years of blindness. Returning to her apartment, she witnesses a murder, but soon begins to wonder whether what she saw was real.
A Native''''s adopted son falls for the British officer''''s daughter he''''s assigned to protect during the French and Indian War.
A traveling evangelist con-man faces a crisis when he must perform a miracle for a handicapped boy.
A group of WWII G.I.s confront injustices, corruption and prejudice when they return home to their small Texas town.
Estranged after the death of their own child years earlier, a couple is brought back together during the summer they spend taking care of a friend''s child.
A buddy picture set in 1996, about two drifters who team up to try and save their hangout, the Rock 'n Roll Bar & Grill, by robbing the bank about to foreclose on it.
A couple adopts a trouble-making brat.
A television movie based on the novella by John William Corrington, set in Georgia in 1975, about the relationship between two older men in the south. A white judge cannot understand why his childhood friend, an older black man, has refused to accept the Congressional Medal of Honor. He looks into t
A young girl living in a small southern town is visited by her uncle, who triggers the memory of her father, who was killed in Vietnam.
Based on the true story of the 1985 crash of Delta Airlines Flight 191 at the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport.
A television movie about a man just out of prison who plots a daring racetrack robbery in order to avenge himself against the business partner who framed him.
A group of teenaged high-achievers form a secret society to rid their high school of drugs, violence, and vandalism. But when their vigilante tactics prove to be as deplorable as the evils they are trying to stamp out, their leader is faced with a life or death choice.
When their families object to their getting married, a poor boy and a wealthy girl elope. But they soon learn that they are not ready for marriage and possibly are incompatible as a couple.
Film Production - Main (TV Mini-Series)
In his Emmy Award-winning role as Outstanding Actor in a Drama Special, Tommy Lee Jones is convicted killer Gary Gilmore during his final nine months, spanning his parole, his reimprisonment, and the firing squad execution he demanded of the state of Utah in January 1977. Rosanna Arquette, as his ho
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