I have a conservative blog that can be viewed at: johnfrantay.wordpress.com There is a ISWAT blog that is a synopsis for a television series: the screenplay is complete and ready for review. Think "13 Hours" with a love story. I have two published novels and I have written or co-written six screenplays.
I/we produced a television pilot in Calgary that was rejected by a major producer then produced the following year by the same producer with a twist that we could not beat in court, one lawyer against fourteen lawyers.
I have been a judge for Scottsdale Community College to judge Screenplays and short films.
I believe in the theory with a screenplay and novels that if you can see it, don't tell it in dialogue it to death, show it.
LIST OF WORKS LOOKING FOR REPRESENTATION OR BUYERS Books/Screenplays by John F. Taylor email@example.com "UNNATURAL ALLIES:" Book/Screenplay Ted Johnson’s nights become infested with visions after he and his wife, Jen discover they are unable to have children. Overcome with grief, Jen attempts suicide. A rejected Ted journeys to the Navajo Nation on a soul-searching trip. He meets a Navajo Medicine Man, after discovering an ancient Anasazi ruins in Northern Arizona. The Medicine Man helps Ted understand an emotional crisis and attempts to help Ted solve the mystery of his visions. Ted's tornado shaped visions contain faces of a serial killer's victims. Ted is independently wealthy and decides to retire and sell his road building business. He becomes fascinated with an eagle that visits the cliff near his home and decides to become a helicopter pilot. He meets a Phoenix Detective who is also his helicopter instructor and their lives become intertwined. The serial killer is a Psychopathic Orthopedic surgeon. His victims become interrelated with Ted and his wife, the detective, the Medicine man, and the Ancient Anasazi Ruins. The interconnected plots draw toward an exciting conclusion that will surprise the viewer. EAGLE SIGHT – TV series – A TV show that is a spinoff of “Unnatural Allies.” Eagle sight is an organization that relies on the owner’s vision through the Eagle a main symbol in the series. The owner of Eagle Sight is a rich retired contractor that moves around Arizona in his Helicopter. He teams with his wife, a retired police helicopter pilot, and Gilbert a Navajo Indian that follows the Eagles’ spirit, to stop atrocious crimes against the people and the environment before they happen. "YESTERDAY'S FEAR” Book/Screenplay Genre: Psychological Thriller Jonathan Weber and his cousin Dickie, two fourteen-year-old boys, discover an escaped pyromaniac psycho in an abandoned fruit cellar in Indiana. Twenty years later Jonathan becomes the clinical director of the institution where Willie the psycho is still living. Willie has apparently escaped and killed again. Jonathan, his cousin Dickie the coroner, and Linda Divinci his new love, unravels the mystery of Willie's disappearance in a Hitchcock way. LOOKING - Screenplay Looking is a story about a middle-aged writer in mid-life crisis, in wife-crisis, meets young girl crisis. While his wife is visiting her sick gay sister in San Francisco, Jeffrey, our writer, meets a young woman that plans to go to work for a famous star producer. She is intrigued with Jeffrey and his writing; a relationship blossoms that occurs partially in Jeffrey’s’ humorous dreams and some in his real life. This is a humorous piece with some very serious moments as when one of Jeffrey’s wife’s’ friends dies of AIDS while she is visiting her sister. EDITORIAL INFLUENCE – Screenplay/book - Psychological Thriller A book editor becomes the protagonist in a killer’s work in progress. Jonathan Weber, a psychologist and writer, supports his new writing career with an editorial service. Richard, a psychotic computer genius, employs Jonathan to edit his in process novel about a serial killer. Jonathan becomes the main focus and protagonist of Richard’s hi-tech psychotic endeavors. Jonathan comes to the reality that Richard is the serial killer and his writing is definitely not fiction. Jonathan’s wife becomes the focus of Richard’s lust for killing and his final chapter. Note: The screenplay is complete and the book is fifty per cent completed. ISWAT - SCREENPLAY The President completes the formation of an organization to fight terrorism, INTERNATIONAL STRATEGIC WAR AGAINST TERRORISM. He acquires the interest and funding from Europe and the Middle Eastern countries that need ISWAT. They reactivate the Enterprise Aircraft carrier to be fitting and manned by retired Navy Seals, Green Berets, and recruited and retired extremely trained soldiers and ISAT fights terrorism. Think 13 Hours with a love story of two command ISWATTERS that meet under extreme conditions. This is a high budget extremely active movie that will make the viewer satisfied that the nations are finally in control of terrorist activity. The film takes place in the Mediterranean Sea, Benghazi, and Syria. It is the authors’ conclusion to build the film and spin it into a TV action series. US-Eh! Screenplay/co-writer/co-producer/TV Pilot A family drama about a female career judge married to a former Canadian with several children. Her husband is a house husband and on their anniversary returning from a restaurant the husband is tragically killed. The Judge, determined for her children to become aware of their heritage moves her family to Canada to a somewhat remote area south of Calgary. The drama turns to the difficulty of their situation and the realization that the love of family will conquer their difficult situations. US-Eh was presented and turned down by Warner Brothers. Six months later a very similar TV series was on the Warner channel with the reverse characters and was successful for a number of years. They had Fourteen Lawyers and we had one. LEGEND OF PASSION Screenplay, Co-Write, comedy western. Two troubled cowboys head to the town known as Passion. They are being chased by a gang of robbers also heading to Passion. Once the cowboys arrive in Passion they become ensconced in the impending danger of being attacked by the gang. A love affair happens to the least bungling of the two cowboys. He becomes sheriff, and the funny conclusion is fun and satisfying and the calf that has been following the whole time is spared from a bad conclusion.