James Foye is a multiple quarter-finalist in the Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Competition, sponsored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He's been a semi-finalist in the Creative World Awards Screenplay Competition, a quarter-finalist in the Scriptapalooza Competition, and a finalist in the Chesterfield Writer’s Project, the American Accolades Screenwriting Competition and BenderSpink’s Cowrite screenplay competition. In 2011 and 2014, he finished in the top ten percent of all scripts entered in the Austin Film Festival Feature Screenplay Competition. He was also a finalist in the 2014 Austin Film Festival's pitch competition.
Foye is a graduate of the University of Maryland Baltimore County’s (UMBC) School of Visual Arts with a BA in Cinematic Arts. He lives in Newbury Park, CA.
THE SPY SLAVE Budget: $30M+ | Historical ⋄ Adventure Slave James Armistead is recruited by Generals Lafayette & George Washington to infiltrate the British command posing as a runaway and deliver information back to the American forces. When his skills as a servant gain him the favor of British Generals Benedict Arnold & Charles Cornwallis, James finds he has the ability to change the course of the war - and the country - forever. Currently a semifinalist in the WeScreenplay Diverse Voices contest.
HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD Crime ⋄ Film-noir ⋄ Mystery When her boyfriend is murdered, an ex-junkie and struggling actress, who plays Supergirl for tourists in Hollywood, sets out to solve the mystery.
Thick As Thieves Action ⋄ Adventure ⋄ Crime What do you do when you’re the best cat burglar on the West Coast, you have a pain-in-the-ass partner, you’ve pissed off some very bad guys and you’ve fallen in love with a high school English teacher? You rob the San Francisco Federal Reserve, that’s what. But ripping off a federal bank isn’t that easy to pull off - unless you get lucky. Filled with action, thrills, wit and a little love, THICK AS THIEVES has been a quarterfinalist in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Nicholl Competition and was a quarterfinalist in the Stage 32 Happy Writers Feature Competition in 2015.
Counterfeit King Action ⋄ Adventure ⋄ Crime Looking to purchase a large cache of hi-tech weapons, a nefarious militia group hires a master counterfeiter to create millions in fake cash. To make the best bogus bills possible, the counterfeiter plans to hijack a secure Secret Service train and steal the cargo of U.S. Treasury’s real rag paper. A young female FBI agent must team with her estranged Secret Service agent father (long on the forger’s trail) to stop the counterfeiter. COUNTERFEIT KING has reached the semi-finalist and finalist rounds of the Chesterfield Writer’s Film Project and the American Accolades Screenwriting Competition. It has been a quarterfinalist in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Nicholl Competition and the Creative World Awards competition.
Kong Quest Adventure A teenage movie fanatic and his neighbor - a longtime crush - embark on an exciting and dangerous quest to find the only remaining, presumed-to-be-lost scene from the original “King Kong” – the priceless “spider pit scene” removed from the finished film after it sickened a 1933 preview audience. An offer of $10 million for the lost scene launches the teenagers on their way. They follow the clues placed in movie memorabilia throughout New York City – and attempt to outwit the greedy men who want the historic scene for themselves and will do anything to get it. A rousing action-adventure "scavenger hunt" about movie fans and emerging love, KONG QUEST is also a travelogue of exciting locations around the Big Apple, including, of course, the Empire State Building. KONG QUEST was a semifinalist in the 2011 Creative World Awards Script Competition and a quarterfinalist in the 2011 Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition.
University of Maryland: Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD)