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 fifteen percent of all scripts entered in the Austin Film Festival Feature Screenplay Competition.
His most recent script REVOLUTIONARY SPY was a semifinalist in the 2020 Austin Film Festival Screenwriting Competition and a top 50 finalist in the Tracking Board’s Launch Pad Feature Competition. The script was a top 3 finalist in Final Draft's Big Break Screenwriting Competition, a finalist in the Creative World Awards Contest and the WeScreenplay Diverse Voices script contest, a semifinalist in the CineStory Retreat Contest and the Table Read My Screenplay - Hollywood Contest, and a quarterfinalist in the Blue Cat Screenplay Competition, the Stage 32 Feature Script Contest, and the Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards. Foye is a graduate of the University of Maryland Baltimore County’s (UMBC) School of Visual Arts with a BFA in Cinematic Arts.
Unique traits: Film school at UMBC (Go Retrievers!), was press officer for the Mayor of New Haven, CT, Communications VP for New England’s 2nd Largest Chamber of Commerce, then optioned a screenplay and moved to SoCal. Finalist in the Tracking Board’s Launch Pad, Final Draft’s Big Break; Semifinalist Austin Film Fest. Husband, father, Mets fan, 007 nerd, history buff & solid tour guide at Warner Bros. Studios.
REVOLUTIONARY SPY Budget: $30M+ | Historical ⋄ Adventure Based on a true story from the Revolutionary War, a heroic slave agrees to act as Lafayette’s spy behind British enemy lines.
HOLLYWOOD BLVD. Budget: $1M - $5M | 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.
Austin Film Fest Screenwriting Competition - Semifinalist - "Revolutionary Spy"
Austin Film Festival Screenwriting Competition - Second Rounder - "Hollywood Blvd."
Final Draft's Big Break Screenwriting Competition - Top 3 Finalist - "Revolutionary Spy"
Tracking Board’s Launch Pad Feature Competition - Top 50 Finalist - "Revolutionary Spy"
Stage 32 Happy Writers Feature Competition - Quarterfinalist - "Thick As Thieves"
Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting - Quarterfinalist - "Kong Quest"
Scriptapalooza - Quarterfinalist - "Kong Quest"
Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting - Quarterfinalist - "Counterfeit King"