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LASER TAG PRINCESS
LASER TAG PRINCESS - NI-COLA ENTERTAINMENT, LLC
Series: SCREENPLAY FOR AGES 8-12
Description - Starflake is a Cosmic Pixie, who can live in outer space without any life support. A Deep Space Ranger enlists Starflake's help because kids have been vanishing from a Laser Tag Arena. Star flake discovers they are being taken to a distant planet where they are forced to work in the mines of Spelunk. Using her wits, she frees the kids and captures the villain, Sync.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Laser Tag Princess from the Starflake, the Cosmic Sprite series is a kind, unique and positive character who is kind and helps others. The comic book is engaging, entertaining and the illustrations really bring the story to life. This is a great start to a series of many adventures. Its storyline flows well from beginning to end and leaves you with the feeling of wanting to read more about Starflake's adventures. It is engaging and fun to read. The illustrations are colorful, detailed and catch your attention. Starflake is very likable character and quite unique. There is plenty of action to capture the attention of young viewers. Kids will like the characters and find the story refreshing and different. It is primarily entertaining, but there is some social appeal since Starflake helps others and is a positive role model. I give this 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 8 to 18.
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Juror Recommended Age: 8-18 Suggested Retail Price: $ Media:

STARFLAKE RIDES WITH THE GALACTIC BIKERS - NI-COLA ENTERTAINMENT, LLC
Series: SCREENPLAY FOR AGES 12-18
Description - Starflake, is little white-haired girl who lives on an asteroid in the asteroid belt of the planet Silver Valley. She is a Starbabe, a being who can exist in outer space without any need for life support. A rogue team of four Deep Space Ranger Cadets, mounted on rocket cycles, is on a mission to rescue their fellow cadets who are trapped on the planet Kafka, under the control of the mad alien computer, ALIEC. When they run across Starflake (Star), they see in her a being who can maneuver the slim vent leading to ALIEC and not be bothered by the poisonous atmosphere surrounding ALIEC. Thirsting for adventure, Star joins the Bikers. They land on Kafka, and set up camp. At first they want Star to take a bomb to ALIEC, but since they have begun to care for her, they think it's too dangerous and decide to use a remote control bomb. When their fellow cadets, under ALIEC's mind control, attack them Star decides to take matters into her own hands. She crawls through the vent to ALIEC's chamber uses a special mind coin to drive ALIEC totally insane. The computer melts down and the cadets are free. The Bikers boost Star up on their shoulders to show their respect for her. Star remarks how she is finally tall and Lydia says to her that she is always tall when supported by those who love her. Star says: "Then I must be the tallest person in the galaxy."
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - This script is more than just a sci-fi fiction thriller that entertains. It teaches about friendship and acceptance. I feel that this is an important theme for the age group 12 to 18. The characters are the strongest aspect of the film but the story line is very creative and flows well from beginning to end. It is appealing and engaging and has commercial potential. I can imagine this on the big screen with wild and creative outer space adventure scenes. I give this 4 out of 5 stars and it is perfect for the ages intended. All Star.
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Juror Recommended Age: 12-18 Suggested Retail Price: $ Media:

WHERE HEROES DO NOT BELONG - THE SEVEN BRIDGES GROUP LLC (REPRESENTING TEREZIA KONTOVA)
Series: SCREENPLAY FOR AGES 8-12
Description - One classroom, twenty children. Every child keeps committing one specific devil deed in the classroom: lying, stealing, bullying, etc. Every chapter one of these children falls asleep and wakes up to a World with the plenty of welfare: countless toys, countless sweats, countless anything the child desires for. But every child in that miraculous World is treated by the same specific devil deed which the child was committing in the classroom during the day-light.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - This is a story of students that have lessons to be learned that are not academic. There are morals to be learned and in this first chapter we learn of young Tom who has a problem with lying. I had some difficulty with the flow of the beginning of the chapter and there was some slight confusion, but the middle and ending did make much more sense and came together. There are quite a few grammar mistakes that should be fixed. I feel that this story does have potential and there are some strengths.
Juror Recommended Age: 8-12 Suggested Retail Price: $ Media:

NOT YOUR PARENT'S PARADE - PHILIP SURACI, JR.
Series: SCREENPLAY FOR AGES 12-18
Description - A 12 year old girl, fears the loss of her skateboarding mentor (and secret crush) when he enlists in the Marines. She decides to try to bring him home by ending all war. With her friends, she embarks on a campaign to force all adults to sign an oath renouncing war by denying their parents their love and laughter. Through social media, courage and creativity, the plan takes off. The adults resist mightily. Yet, the children lead a non-violent rebellion that transforms society when the U.S. President finally signs the Oath for Victory Over Violence.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - I found this script refreshing, entertaining and in some ways, very positive. I like that it goes against a stereotype of skater boys and girls being bad (at least out here in So Cal) and I like that Lyndsay is a young girl that wants to make a difference. It has a great message that violence and war aren't always the answer and the title really does fit the script. The characters are created well and the dialogue is believable and appropriate for the modern or slightly futuristic times. There is conflict and a satisfactory conclusion and children ages 12-18 would be engaged. The script is well-done.

Overall, there are very few grammatical or spelling errors. I did find one word (pg. 18) that I would suggest changing but did not catch any other words. It was easy for me to rate this script with a 4 out of a 5 stars.

The language used is appropriate to the age of the characters and I think that young middle-school age kids and teenagers could relate. There is one word that I would suggest changing (on page 18: suckas). I recommend for ages 9 to 18.

The characters are its greatest strength. They are likeable, easy to relate to and understand and fit well within the story line. I do think it would be helpful to know what year this takes place in. It is slightly far fetched with a woman President but that is actually refreshing. Another strength is the quality of descriptive writing done by the author. At times, I feel as if I am really there. Nicely done.

I do believe that this script has commercial potential. There's a good message and shows that kids can make a difference. The characters are likable and entertaining and it has a somewhat happy ending. I was satisfied with the conclusion.
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Juror Recommended Age: 10-18 Suggested Retail Price: $ Media:


KIDS FIRST ENDORSED
CHRIS - THE SEVEN BRIDGES GROUP LLC (REPRESENTING TEREZIA KONTOVA)
Series: SCREENPLAY, AGES 12-18
Description - Chris, the ugliest boy in the World, is, however, the most likable and most successful wherever he moves in. His best friend Caroline is a poor disabled girl without a leg. In the first part Chris becomes a super-model. How will Caroline influence his star career?
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - This film is a short one but packs a couple of powerful messages that would be helpful for kids ages 12-18 to learn such as "Looks are not everything, Fame and Fortune also isn't everything and true friendship is the most important thing of all." This wasn't your typical most popular, good-looking guy becomes friend with the most unpopular girl because there is a twist which makes it creative and unique with humorous undertones.
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Juror Recommended Age: 12-18 Suggested Retail Price: $ Media:

KIDS FIRST ENDORSED
FIRST T-REX THE
FIRST T-REX THE - LUISA PARNES
Series: SCREENPLAY FOR AGES 8-12
Description - Tee is the first T-Rex ever to walk the face of the Earth and is treated by everyone with unease. When his mom marries the mayor, he moves into town after years of homeschooling and the timing couldn't be worse. The mayor has just signed a deal allowing raptors to come into town and destroy the local forest to build cheap housing. When the town looks to Tee for help, he must learn to overcome his insecurities and defeat the raptors.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - The First T-Rex is about the first T-Rex but it is much more than that because it has important messages for kids about standing up for what you believe in, being different and not being a bully. The characters make this script fun, entertaining and bring this script to life. It is appropriate for children ages 7+ but children ages 7-12 will relate to it more because of the fantasy aspect of it. The characters dialogue is humorous and will be easy for children to relate to. The tone is its strength, also important messages. The characters' personalities shine in this screenplay. They make the story. There is a strong message that it's okay to be different and it's not okay to be a bully. The dialogue is suitable for a youth audience.
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Juror Recommended Age: 7-12 Suggested Retail Price: $ Media:

KIDS FIRST ENDORSED
ICE DANCER THE
ICE DANCER THE - NEPTUNE PRESS LLC/ D.G. STERN
Series: SCREENPLAY FOR AGES 8-12
Description - The Ice Dancer is an adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen classic with a twist. Set in rural New England, this tale weaves a web of romance adventure and fantasy featuring Max, a troll-like character, who becomes good. All his friends try to rescue him and keep him bad. The beauty and grace of figure skating sets the theme for this timeless piece.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - The Ice Dancer is quite interesting and will appeal to children ages 8-14. As an adult, even I enjoyed reading it and could see commercial potential. I could imagine the beautiful snow-filled scenery and the characters bringing this story to life. It is based on the Hans Christian Andersen classic and does have a slight familiar ring to it but there is quite a modern-day twist with a lesson to be learned. Good wins over bad in this delightful story of friendship and teenage romance and it is engaging from beginning to the end.

The characters' dialogue is a strength of this script. The characters are very strong. It is easy to find Andrew and Sarah quite likable. Even though Maximillian is not very likable, the author does a great job at making the reader go from not liking him to liking him. The story structure is also another strength. It is easy to follow along with the story line and the scenes and characters are described quite well.

I do think this script has commercial potential. I think there could be beautiful scenes with the snow and ice and the characters could have real appeal. It's an interesting story line and I like that it isn't too predictable. It's like a classic fairy tale story with a modern day magical twist.

I would rate this 8 because I am not completely sure of the time frame. I am assuming it is pretty modern time but it would be helpful what the time frame is. What year does the story take place? I think children today could understand the story and I felt the magic wizard twist really gives it a more modern day feel. I feel children today would be more interested in this story than the classic fairy tale it is based on.

The story line is an absolute strength to the script and the conflict and resolution is appropriate. It's typically good and bad evil and magic and typically good wins over evil. But, this isn't so predictable and I think that the twist is very clever on the writer's part.

The characters are one of my favorite things about the script. The teenagers are easy to relate to and you can actually picture them in your mind. I think the writer describes them quite well and I like how he actually makes me feel sorry for the evil Maxmillian who really is more misunderstood than evil and turns good at the end. The dialogue seems very natural and fits right into the story line.

The lesson or moral simply is that good wins over bad and is portrayed very well in the script. I like that bad actually turns good in Maxmillian's case. A child will get this because the lesson shines through in the script. Other than that, it is very entertaining and kept my interest from beginning to ending.

I would likes to know the year this takes place but I am not quite sure if it is necessary. I do not think that I would make any changes because it is entertaining and teaches a moral lesson. I would have liked to know who the woman was that Maxmillian ends up with at the end. She is just brought up at the end but, then again, it is the end and I'm not sure if that is necessary. I feel that the writer does a superb job in writing this story.
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Juror Recommended Age: 8-12 Suggested Retail Price: $ Media:


KIDS FIRST ENDORSED
HORSE FOR SALE (SCREENPLAY) - KATARZYNA KOCHANY
Series: SCREENPLAY FOR AGES 12-18
Description - Youth-friendly comedic drama. A mysterious letter spurs a young girl to sabotage the sale of her sister's prize horse.
Juror Recommended Age: 12-18 Suggested Retail Price: $ Media:

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MAGIC AND THE FLOOD
MAGIC AND THE FLOOD - MARTIN MORAN
Series: SCREENPLAY FOR AGES 12-18
Description - In a quest to save his flooding hometown, Magic, a rebellious eleven-year-old, teams up with the ghost of Walt Whitman to capture the last dose of a secret potion before it is consumed by its power-hungry caretaker.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Good storyline and a few really good characters. The beginning is slightly confusing as to why the young boy is chosen by the dead poet but it all flows together in the middle and comes to a happy conclusion with a good message about believing in yourself and not giving up.

It is not overly violent and uses appropriate language. The bad guys are there and are typical bad guys that you really don't like. There is an 11-year-old main character who is very likable and someone children this age can easily relate to. One of the main strengths of the screenplay is its characters, especially Magic, Renny and Walt Whitman, the dead poet. They are interesting and realistic. They have visual appeal and their dialogue flows naturally.

It is very marketable. I see its commercial potential in its characters and the plot. The quest the boy undertakes is an adventure kids will find interesting and it comes to a successful conclusion.

A child can learn a valuable lesson from this screenplay. Young Magic Pierce is a young boy who has lost his dad. His dad died while in the army. He meets the dead poet in a time of crisis and Magic has the opportunity to be a hero and take on a quest to save the day. He learns not to give up, to believe in himself and to be persistent.

We give it 4 out of 5 stars.
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Juror Recommended Age: 10-18 Suggested Retail Price: $ Media:


RUSTIC - VISTA POINT PICTURES
Series: SCREENPLAY FOR AGES 12-18
Description - A young woman suddenly finds herself to be the only one who can keep her family together.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - What is the writer trying to achieve in this script? (brief summary of storyline including the moral of the story if there is any and/or what is to be learned) This is a powerful "coming of age" story about Claire, a young girl attending college, who visits her "less than thrilling" Nevada hometown and is suddenly faced with a vast amount of responsibility when her father unexpectedly dies, forcing her to leave college and her new friends in order to care for the family hotel business and her two younger siblings.
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Juror Recommended Age: 12-18 Suggested Retail Price: $ Media:

AOEDE'S "WHAT ARE DREAMS MADE OF?" - AOEDE
Series: SCREENPLAY FOR AGES 12-18
Description - This is a unique musical story combining narration, story, characters and music intended for tweens and teens and tells the tale of Aoede the Muse's adventures in the magical kingdom of Wonderhaven. Aoeda has a bad dream, children go missing and Aoede has to explore both overland and underworld where she meets magical characters including fairies, goblins and dream gods to figure out what it all means.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Aoede, the muse of song, has a question, "What are dreams made of?" She is continually visited by a terrible nightmare about the children of Wonderhaven being spirited away by a siren. In search of an answer to why she is having this dream, she finds out that the part about the children is real, and the part about the siren, a distorted version of herself, might become real, if she doesn't defy it. Aoede then looks at the heart of her dream, and decides what it is made of, which means, because she says that life is but a dream, that she looked at the heart of her life and decided what it was made of. She chooses who she is going to be, instead of just letting things happen. Aoede's answer is that we decide what our dreams are made of.

It meets baseline criteria, has good appeal for children, is entertaining, and teaches a good lesson about not letting evil come and change the wonderful person you were meant to be, but it does not significantly exceed the criteria, and younger ages may be frightened of the siren, how she takes the children away, and the stealing of their dreams and memories.

Its greatest strength is its songs, which are fascinating. The structure is good. The writer made the meaning to the story subtle but also made the story produce thoughtfulness, so that the viewer could work out the meaning in his ruminations. Other strengths are how nice everyone is, and how perfectly clean the story is. The good characters are good, the bad characters are bad, and then there's Luk, Aoede's interesting house goblin, not quite good, not quite bad, who'll serve you faithfully if you're good to him, and make your life a misery if you're not. There is a weakness also, to be found in the characters, excepting Luk. They are natural in their reactions and their dialogue, but they are not outstanding in their personalities. Yes, children will like to visit and learn about the world of Wonderhaven, getting to know the characters. They will like the magical nature of the story, the colorful ideas, and the music. Older boys, though, might shy away from the story as it is a musical.
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Juror Recommended Age: 9-15 Suggested Retail Price: $ Media:


SHE WAS LEFT ALONE
SHE WAS LEFT ALONE - BELA WOLF
Series: SCREENPLAY FOR AGES 12-18
Description - True story written by an American woman about her Siberian adoption experience. Unbelievable obstacles, hostile environments. Touches on the preservation of the nomadic Khanty people and their heritage as reindeer herders in northern Siberia in spite of ever-growing Russian pipelines.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Although there is nothing unsavory in the story, the subject matter would not be entertaining to younger children. It is about a German American mom, in her 30s, who decides to adopt a child from another country and her difficult journey to accomplish this task. It shows her perseverance to rescue a sick child and how it makes a difference in her life. There are a number of grammatical issues that will need to be addressed.
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Juror Recommended Age: 12-18 Suggested Retail Price: $ Media:

BALZEMINA BLAH AND HER BRAND NEW SHADES
BALZEMINA BLAH AND HER BRAND NEW SHADES - KATARZYNA KOCHANY
Series: SCREENPLAY FOR AGES 5-8
Description - Fantasy circus with minimal dialog. Jealous of a new baby sibling, little Balzemina Blah runs away from the depressing land of Blahzenia to find a place of happiness.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - I have to admit that I had to read this twice to grasp exactly what the writer is attempting to accomplish but once I did, it all makes sense. The writer is trying to show that in a sense, things aren't always greener on the other side of the fence. A young girl is unhappy because her parents are expecting a new baby and then when they new baby arrives, she feels even gloomier and sad. She wears her dark shades. Then, she escapes to a happy land where everything is bright and happy but it is too bright and happy and she must wear her rose colored glasses. Is Balzemina (the young girl) happier there and is it all what it is cracked up to be?

The theme is quite clever and creative. I don't think I have ever seen this message portrayed this way. The dark shades representing the unhappiness and gloom and the rose colored glasses and the glasses at the end with no glass in them at all are really quite an original concept. It's an interesting way to also get the message across that things aren't better on the other side of the fence or as in this film, across the colorful and bright border.

The writer has cleverly and creatively taken the subject of how a young child may feel right before (and when) a new baby arrives. In the beginning, I wondered why this young girl is so unhappy and why everything is gray. Then, in the middle, it all starts to come together when she goes to the land of Rosenia. She meets another young girl, Flo who also experiences jealousy of Balzemia because the Rosenians all seem entranced by Balzemia. It is too bright and happy to the point where it seems forced and unnatural. She wears the rose colored glasses but it still really isn't as it appears to be. The end has closure because the young Balzemia returns home and no longer wears dark or rose colored glasses. She has glasses with only the frames and sees how things really are. At first, the character of the Glassmaker is a little confusing and may not be easy to see what he represents. But, basically he just represents the different glasses since he gives Balzemia the shades.
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Juror Recommended Age: 9-18 Suggested Retail Price: $ Media:


AOEDE'S: IS LOVE A FAIRY TALE?
AOEDE'S: IS LOVE A FAIRY TALE? - AOEDE
Series: SCREENPLAY FOR AGES 8-12
Description - "Is Love a Fairy Tale?" is a musical story of Aoede the Muse who goes searching for love in a magical kingdom called Wonderhaven. She meets colorful characters along the way, each of whom tells her something about love. This is the Full Script with the song lyrics. "Is Love a Fairy Tale?" is award winning pop and Children's Artist Aoede's award-winning CD, released September 2012. For more info: www.isloveafairytale.com
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - The writer is attempting to answer the meaningful questions: "What is love?" "Is it a fairy tale?" "What is it all about?" We follow a revered goddess named Aoede: the muse of song on her journey to find the true meaning and to find out if love is just a fairy tale. This script is entertaining, unique and teaches an important lesson that loves comes from within. There is no violence or inappropriate language but we would still recommend it for kids over age 10, due to the topic. The descriptions are quite wonderful. It's a classic "once upon a time" start to a fairy tale but really is more meaningful than most fairy tales. It's different and the musical aspect is most enjoyable.
Juror Recommended Age: 10-18 Suggested Retail Price: $ Media:

PERFECT TEAR, THE
PERFECT TEAR, THE - ZONE 4 PRODUCTIONS
Series: SCREENPLAY FOR AGES 8-12
Description - A naive young girl learns she is the last Singer and the only one left who has the ability to find and release the healing power of The Third Vibration into her dying world, but is horrified to discover that in order to achieve this, she must defeat an inter-dimensional being or become his accomplice in the final destruction.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - What was the writer trying to achieve in this script? I was slightly confused on exactly what the writer was trying to accomplish at first but as I continued to read, it became a bit more clear. It is about a young girl who seems to have a special gift and seems to be a "chosen one" in a rather sci-fi type of way. She loses her mom in the beginning and her father (Papa) is not capable of taking care of her so she goes to a sort of orphanage. Eleanor, the young girl also has a special pet goat named Bella. But, Eleanor is different and she must go up against an evil creature named Lerion because if he finds the Third Vibration he can create or destroy all that is. Eleanor is a powerful singer and this is what Lerion needs to apparently destroy everything, Eleanor makes friends with another young girl and also meets a young prince and his friend on her journey and there's a happy ending.

Though there was no violence or inappropriate language, it is slightly hard to follow at times and may be confusing to younger children. It would help if the whole sci fi aspect is explained in a little more detail in the beginning and this may make it more appropriate for younger children. It is entertaining but not sure if it would keep a younger child's interest.

The theme is unique although slightly confusing. I feel that there should be more explanation about the Third Vibration, Lerion and Eleanor's extraordinary gift of being a powerful singer. It is hard for me to quite figure out if this is more sci fi or fantasy at certain points. Eleanor must go up against Lerion because he wishes to redesign the world (pg 15) but it would have been easier to follow if more is explained about Eleanor's extraordinary gift.

What changes would increase its chance of success and its KIDS FIRST! ranking? Although, I may sound like it is confusing at times, I still really did enjoy this script. I felt that characters are described well, it is unique and action-packed and entertaining. The powerful extraordinary power that Eleanor beholds should just be explained slightly more in-depth so even younger children will understand. It seems that Eleanor's mother thinks Eleanor is too young and needs training but it seems that Eleanor just knows what to do. It is slightly confusing on what Lerion is all about and I feel myself having to re-read certain parts to understand more clearly. If the sci fi aspect is more clearly explained, this will possibly make it appropriate for children ages 8-18. I would also take out the reference to "stupid child" made by John (pg 6). Although, this is the only word John used that I would change to something less offensive.
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Juror Recommended Age: 18-12 Suggested Retail Price: $ Media:


OLIVIA AND THE MYSTERY
OLIVIA AND THE MYSTERY - WILLIAM KELLER
Series: SCREENPLAY FOR AGES 8-12
Description - During a typical lazy summer, ten-year-old Olivia Anderson and her best friend Jill discover a mystery. Food is disappearing from their homes during the night, and the girls decide to form a detective agency to uncover the answers. They are soon engulfed in intrigue and danger, and the answer to the mystery turns out to be close to home.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - This is a cute and heartwarming story about two girls who solve a neighborhood mystery of food disappearing from several households, and a community that picks compassion over prosecution. It is a fast paced story that sparks interest early on, with likable characters.
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Juror Recommended Age: 8-18 Suggested Retail Price: $ Media:

PLANET GOOP
PLANET GOOP - STEPHANIE TSUKADA
Series: SCREENPLAY FOR AGES 8-12
Description - An alien civilization is discovered by two children helping their marine biologist dad search the Mariana Trench for their missing mother. They must rescue her, and also stop the evil king's plan to use thermophillic bacteria to annihilate the human race.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - This is an imaginative and different story where two children save the day by rescuing their mother and saving the world. The writer described it as an adventure/someday. Even though it is entertaining, I did not think it was a comedy. There are a couple of funny scenes but I would describe it as adventure/drama. It has some good messages such as "it is ok to be smart?" It has some commercial potential and some very good characters. I'd love to see this become a film.
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Juror Recommended Age: 8-18 Suggested Retail Price: $ Media:

KIDS FIRST ENDORSED
ORB, THE
ORB, THE - DORIS B. GILL
Series: SCREENPLAY FOR AGES 12-18
Description - A science fiction tale of bright teens struggling for normalcy in spite of WWII and their dysfunctional families. When The Orb makes its move, the kids face decisions that could alter their future, and perhaps that of the world. A patriotic story for all who believe that good must triumph, and that what is lost must be found - or found out.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - A sci-fi tale about bright teens struggling for normalcy despite WWII and dysfunctional families. The dysfunction is deep and the screenplay deals with some pretty heavy-duty issues in a way that many teens today would be able to relate to. Although the script touches on issues of child sexual abuse and alcoholism, it is approached in a realistic, true-to-life manner. The sci fi military twist makes this quite unique and interesting. Some of the story line makes me uncomfortable, such as Bruno (age 23) dating and having sex with another character's mother. These intense issues and sexual conduct is also the reason we do not recommend the title for kids under age 15.
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Juror Recommended Age: 15-18 Suggested Retail Price: $ Media:

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IT'S JUST PRETEND
IT'S JUST PRETEND - CHRISTOPHER GLENNON
Series: SCREENPLAY FOR AGES 8-12
Description - A ten-year-old boy must save his sister when a ghostly force taps into their imagination, creating a mystical fantasy world with dangerously real consequences.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Interesting story with great dialogue. The main characters are strong and likeable. They all learn that even during hard times that it is better to choose real-life over fantasy. The kids mature and learn to deal with their parent's divorce appropriately. A fun, exciting adventure that encourages siblings to watch out for one another and protect each other. There is some negative adult behavior that could be confusing to younger children. It would be nice to see the adults learn the same maturity as the kids do in this story.
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Juror Recommended Age: 12-18 Suggested Retail Price: $ Media:

KIDS FIRST ENDORSED
GIRL AND HER DOG, A
GIRL AND HER DOG, A - ARTISTIC ORIGINS, INC
Series: SCREENPLAY FOR AGES 8-18
Description - A single dad discovers his daughters imaginary friend is real... and he is an invisible dog.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - This is a definite feel-good story. Appeals to both children and adults. A modern day tale about an inventor dad and his girlfriend who trains dogs - special agent dogs! This is not your typical talking dog film, but a modern day twist - a trained dog that accidentally becomes invisible and finds a young girl who longs for a dog of her own. With the invention of HAL, the dog is able to communicate with humans. The characters are warm and engaging.
Juror Recommended Age: 7-18 Suggested Retail Price: $ Media:

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P.I. PUP - BETH ROHACH
Series: SCREENPLAY FOR AGES 8-12
Description - Shyla, a playful pup, has been separated from her pure bred mother who is being held by ruthless puppy mill breeders. Dr. Yulch and Larry Smithers hatch a scheme to sell sub par dog food to a large pet store chain, but Rex, a champion beagle and Wade Gancy, his owner and CEO of the pet store, stand in their way. A loving family, unsuspecting of her perilous past, adopt her from a shelter. They misinterpret her attempts to rescue her mother as poor behavior, but all is forgiven when Shyla solves the mystery of the missing show dog and rescues her mother and a police officer from the scheming culprits.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - The concept is creative and I like the ending. Shyla is on a search to find her mom how has been taken away by the puppy mill breeders. It is entertaining and shows love, compassion and friendship - and of course, a happy ending. The puppy mill breeders are mean and use mild violence, like throwing shampoo at a wall, but it is mild and in context with the story. The other characters are very likeable, especially the Mice (Curly and Moe) and Webster the Owl, who are unique and their dialogue really adds to the story. I would like to see a little more sense of place as it is difficult to visualize the locale. The story draws you in and keeps you entertained.
Juror Recommended Age: 7-14 Suggested Retail Price: $ Media:

KIDS FIRST ALL STAR
REMBRANDT AND THE SEEDLINGS - DORIS B. GILL
Series: SCREENPLAY FOR AGES 5-8
Description - Our young hero learns he is not who he thought he was and goes in search of an new life. Finally, he stumbles into a secret mountain kingdom where outsiders are not welcome.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - This story is very much a fairy-tale, with charming heroes and heroines, interesting oddities particular to a strange world (like backwards aging which results in eternal life,) wishes that come true and happy endings. The story demonstrates that good people win, while the bad guys don't, but that even a thief can change from bad to good and have his own happy ending. It creates a magical and pleasant world that kids will enjoy, without any strenuous conflicts. Very beautiful imagery shows the writers extreme attention to detail. The colors she chooses for Poppy and Rembrandt's hair and attire, the changing faces as the characters get younger, the unique posts in the Pleasure Garden are easy to picture for an animated film. This story is appropriate for all ages.
Juror Recommended Age: 5-8 Suggested Retail Price: $ Media:

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BORN TO BE YOU
BORN TO BE YOU - MARIA LENNON
Series: SCREENPLAY FOR AGES 5-8
Description - After a great storm, Grace, a female seagull, is stranded and injured on an island of flightless cormorants. Cormo, the leader, grows fond of Grace and wants her to decide to be his mate, with the condition to give up flying.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Encourages a positive self concept in it's portrayal of Grace's individuality. Promotes service to and compassion for others. A story full of love, good friends and values. The animals are very likable, with cute and funny dialogue. It appeals to a wide age range - a family film. Very uplifting and appealing.
Juror Recommended Age: 12-18 Suggested Retail Price: $ Media:

KIDS FIRST ENDORSED
PLACIDUS: THE FIRST PLATYPUS - RACE AGAINST TIME
Series: SCREENPLAY FOR AGES 8-12
Description - The worlds first Platypus grows up an only child of a Beaver Father and a Duck Mother.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - An interesting tale about how Placidus came about from a fully-grown Beaver (Benny) and a full-grown Duck (Lucille.) It's imaginative, though the time reference of the story (when Earth was young) is a bit confusing given the modern-day language the animals used. It is a nice lesson about how being different is a positive thing.
Juror Recommended Age: 5-12 Suggested Retail Price: $ Media:

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MY COLLEGE ESSAY - MARY KRELL-OISHI
Series: SCREENPLAY FOR AGES 12-18
Description - Stuck in a unhappy rut, a confused Indian-American sixteen-year-old boy finds sudden popularity when his singing talents are recognized by his classmates. Just when he thinks he has the world on a string, his parents discover he has been lying to them, sneaking out and disgracing the family. He must decide to follow the rigid life of academics his parents have chosen for him or embrace his love of arts and accept the consequences that will go with his decision.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - The theme of this screenplay is original and touches on a very important issue for many teenagers. Parents often have goals and dreams for their children, and they aren't usually the same as what a teenager has in mind. This shows a nice sneak peak into the culture of India. Bully comments like "singing like a homo," "screw you" and "you're such an ass" would need to be removed or softened in order to garner a higher KIDS FIRST! review.
Juror Recommended Age: 15-18 Suggested Retail Price: $ Media:

KIDS FIRST QUALIFIED ENDORSEMENT
This title is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
DRAGON FLUTE
DRAGON FLUTE - BLISSSCRIPTS
Series: SCREENPLAY FOR AGES 12-18
Description - Every kid sees animals in clouds, but Mei-Li hears them. This young girl in China brings her imaginary band to life, wins a contest and saves her poor family.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Original and appealing for a girl to use her imaginary cloud band to enter a real contest and literally show her mind to people. Needs more character development and smoothing out of the story. Draws you in and shows good character. Children will be excited by the magical animal clouds and the dancing. Making music creates a fun, happy atmosphere appealing to kids.
Juror Recommended Age: 6-12 Suggested Retail Price: $ Media:



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