Thursday, December 22, 2016

The Pitch Fest Summary

The Pitch Fest
TV Series
Creator Mike Colonna

GENRE: Reality Show

LOGLINE:  Respected Producers, Showrunners, and Screenwriters, participate in a TV Show. Aspiring  writers pitch a solid idea that can be developed into a TV Series or Big Screen Movie.

SUMMARY: The Pitch Fest is a TV show/Podcast, designed to put authors and agents together for the purpose of pitching projects. This is an unprecedented opportunity for those writers looking to get or change agents. And where better to have this event than on a TV Series seen by thousands.

The Pitch Fest is set up like a speed-dating event. Screenwriters  pitch their novel to an agent for a few minutes, get the agent’s reaction, and then move on to a different agent.

A Shark Tank of professionals will listen to a pitch. The contestant will walk away from the session. Outside the confines they will be interviewed discussing the merits of their interview.

The Pitch Fest will give screenwriters advice on how to produce and develop their screenplay.

St. Tony's Summary

St. Tonys

Creator Mike Colonna


LOGLINE: A Jesuit priest assigns his autistic students to use computer science during Christmas for a trip back in time for the birth of Jesus.

SUMMARY: Father Hanson, a computer genius, works with his autistic students in a secret laboratory at St. Anthony High School in Wisconsin. Father Hanson discovers a way to go back to the time of Christ. He teaches these special students how time travel works. Break-trough hypotheses and formula’s turn back the clock thousands of years.

Three students volunteer to travel back to the birth of Jesus. Father Hanson creates an elaborate invention called the “Boomerang.” It’s designed to transport the volunteers back to the past within seconds.  In Israel they meet young ancient’s.  The ancient’s hide the volunteers from Roman patrols searching for a baby named Jesus.

The ancient’s lead Hanson’s students to a stable where they see three men dressed like kings. They see Mary and Joseph huddled over a baby in a manger.  A bright star streams a light down on the stable. The two teens are in awe. Their friend has been taken by a Roman patrol. The ancient’s observe the arrest. Time is running out. One of the ancient’s distracts the two Roman guards, the St. Anthony student escapes into a side alley. An ancient then leads him to the stable where his two friends are waiting. Now reunited, Father Hanson types in the correct codes that return the travelers back to the present.
Christmas will never be the same.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Stringer Summary

         TV series          
Creator Mike Colonna

GENRE: Action-Drama

LOGLINE: Nick Stringer, an ex-SAS Agent turned Formula One race car owner, dodges a ruthless drug cartel, and eludes a Scotland Yard “sting” while smuggling cocaine in the tires of his race cars.

SUMMARY: “It was pure, unadulterated bullshit!”  Getting caught, smuggling cocaine in the tires of Formula One cars. Nick Stringer, a charmer, and ex-SAS covert operator, stumbles onto the dark side. Stringer was a decorated soldier in the first gulf war.  He and two other coalition special operatives hid under the Saudi Desert sending real time information to the Florida war room. The Desert Storm “rats” caught the Iraqi Army sneaking out of Kuwait.  Air and land forces finished them off. The “Highway of Death”, made world headlines.

After the war, Stringer continued his passion for formula one racing. .  He became a hero after rescuing his pal, Ricardo Baltoni, from sure death, during the Long Beach Grand Prix. Stringer and Brigitta, his soul mate, lived the dream his yacht Arrows in Monaco Harbor.

Needing money, he smuggled cocaine from Bolivia in his race cars.  A handsome ladies man, Stringer knew all the right people. Drug profits were not enough to keep his Arrow’s team afloat. Stringer moonlighted as a high paid mercenary for MI-5, the CIA, and the Mossad. He killed insurgents in South Africa, escorted Gitmo detainees to “Black Sites,” he broke up a suicide bomb factory New York City, and blew up a shipment of uranium headed from France to Iran.

After months of surveillance Scotland Yard had Stringer by the short hairs. They tracked him from his yacht in Monaco to his flat in London. Customs documented his bank withdrawals and deposits. He was charged with selling and distributing cocaine to London’s elite.

He escaped during a botched Scotland Yard sting. Customs wanted him in prison the cartel wanted him dead. After a daring high speed chase, Stringer made it out alive. The Secret Service and Bolivians eventually cornered him New York. Like Houdini, he disappeared to live another day.

Fort Red Bull Summary

Fort Redbull
TV Series
  Created by Mike Colonna

GENRE: Action-Drama

LOGLINE: A young billionaire creates a private air force that becomes a CIA target.

SUMMARY: A convoy of former team of Navy Seals, Delta Force, and Black Ops, would escort an American CIA officer through a busy Baghdad market place on their way to the U.S. Green Zone.  The convoy comes to a screeching halt when large crowds block their path.  A group of militants are standing next to a truck loaded with rockets and grenade launchers.

The crowd surrounds the convoy, the American security team exits their SUV’s to clear a path, then all hell breaks lose.  The insurgents shoot indiscriminately into the crowd killing women and children.  Mayhem ensues, the crowd disperses, and the truck loaded with bad guys chases the convoy to the Green Zone.

Colonel Brad Barrett, the leader of the Special Ops team, is furious with the CIA officer, Allan Markus.  Markus was clearly responsible for choosing the route that ultimately made world headlines.

Barrett’s security company is blamed for the event and is discharged from doing business  with the American government.  Barrett receives twenty five million dollars, “golden parachute” from the Senate Armed Services Committee.  Barrett has a running feud with the CIA knowing he was framed by Allan Markus the CIA director.

Flash forward,  Barrett’s severance package from the US government becomes seed money for his next endeavor, a private air force.  His creates a private airforce. He armor plates “crop dusters” into lethal bombers.  Small nations  looking for an inexpensive way to thwart insurgencies line up to purchase Barrett’s Dusters.

Markus, now Chief CIA Director, wants to put Barrett out of business.  Plane manufacturers  bribe Markus. Barrett needs to go away.  Barrett around the world selling planes to foreign governments.  Markus makes Barrett enemy number one!.

Homeless Detective Summary

 TV Series
  Creator Mike Colonna

GENRE: Action-Drama

LOGLINE:  A disgraced plastic surgeon joins the Marine Corps. He becomes the lone survivor when his platoon hits a roadside bomb. His traumatic brain injury  gives him special powers.  Now homeless, he begins a new life as a police informant. Solving crimes with his ghost platoon.

SUMMARY: The Homeless Detective is an American television series which takes us through the life of young plastic surgeon Joe DiVinci.

His life changes after he botches a facelift on a famous Hollywood actress. He loses his wife in a freak accident and his license during a medical board hearing.

Distraught, he joins the Marine Corps as a Medic and Intelligence officer.  During a mission to clear out an enemy stronghold near Fallujah, an IED explodes under his armored vehicle killing all 8 of his platoon. DiVinci is the lone survivor.  He suffers a severe brain injury, that gives him special powers he uses to communicate with his deceased platoon.

His injury makes him unemployable. He creates a new life under the Seventh Street bridge, that overlooks L.A.’s massive train yard.

On a starry night DiVinci hears an explosion on top of the Seventh Street Bridge. An LAPD officer is left for dead when her car runs over terrorist bomb.  DiVinci rescues the officer. She becomes his best friend.                                    

DiVinci befriends an 80 year old homeless man that’s lived most of his life on L.A. streets. The Sherlock Holmes duo works undercover for the LAPD, and solves crimes with DiVinci’s Ghost Platoon,

You Me and Palm Springs Summary

You Me and Palm Springs
Creator Mike Colonna 714-747-5670
CrossPoint Films

“Night and Day” Palm Springs is the one. A “chatty’ young chauffeur picks up two terrific young dancers at their villa at the Madison Country Club for a night on the town.  They  get Red Carpet treatment as they visit celebrity hot spots from  Morongo to Fantasy Springs.
A “movie star” atmosphere will set the tone for “You Me and Palm Springs.”   Grand Openings, Private Parties, Special Events are featured and promoted by our three celebrities. Restaurants from El Paseo, to Palm Canyon Drive, celebrity haunts like “ The Palm Springs Film Festival,” “The LaQuinta Art Festival,” “The Nest,” “Franks Place” and other famous watering holes.
You Me and Palm Springs will be produced for local Television News or Public Service.  Segments will be self contained with sponsorship at the top and the bottom with local TV media outlets selling one or two minute spots during each episode.
Producers will provide 1 minute, 2 minute, 3 minute stand alone edited clips, for News, Entertainment or Public Service .  Outlet can either fill sponsor slots or sponsorship segments can be delivered with sponsorship.
Desert European’s Rolls Royce Manager Jason Cammisa will be our chaperone/chauffeur.   The caliber of young dancers includes Brittany Cherry and Emma Salter, famous for their performances on the nations top rated TV Show On ABC “Dancing with The Stars.”  Availability and casting, To be determined.