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A Screenplay

 No Adjectives
A Screenplay
by Gary Bannerman and Gary Payne

The following screenplay was written and copyrighted in 1999 and registered with the Screenwriters of America - West in Lost Angeles. Visitors are welcome to read and/or download it for private enjoyment. For any other proposed purpose, we would invite interested parties to inquire via the feedback function of this web site.

 NO ADJECTIVES - Synopsis

When a distinguished international columnist, based in Seattle, writes a blistering condemnation of US talk radio, a series of events are unleashed. A focus of the article was a crusade by a Seattle radio host that ultimately killed a multi-billion dollar resort development in the Cascades. This station, mortally afraid that the doomed resort would use this article as validation for a lawsuit against the station, launches a pre-emptive libel action against the newspaper and the Pulitzer-prize winning columnist Jack Forbes. This pits the admired journalist, so strict an adherent to professional ethics he's earned the nickname NO ADJECTIVES, against the radio station's buffoonish, but politically-connected talk show host. But it also puts a very wealthy radio station at odds with a high-quality but financially-troubled newspaper. When the controversy does breathe new life into the resort development, the plot takes a sinister turn. We learn that two rival underworld organizations - for different reasons - have a stake in making sure the resort does not happen. One of these groups had infiltrated management of the resort company and was the secret source of damaging material that assisted the radio station's negative campaign. Jack Forbes, who lost his wife to cancer a decade before our story begins, becomes romantically attached to the young lawyer who defends him in the action, daughter of his best friend, a Seattle police captain.

Gary Bannerman is a journalist, broadcaster and corporate communications consultant. He has been published in countless numbers of magazines and newspapers and, for 16 years, he hosted Western Canada's most successful news talk radio show. His award-winning work as an investigative reporter ranged from a middle east war to the role of negotiator in three prison hostage incidents. He has authored several non-fiction books.

Gary Payne is an award-winning film, television and video producer and director. A former chief editor of Canada's highest-rated regional TV news program, he has produced documentaries, corporate videos and TV commercials in Europe, Asia, Africa and all across Canada. He was the creator and producer of the critically acclaimed theatrical feature film Kootenai Brown, starring Tom Burlinson, Donnely Rhodes and Raymond Burr.

Both reside in Vancouver, B.C., Canada

The following screenplay was written and copyrighted in 1999 and registered with the Screenwriters of America - West in Lost Angeles. Visitors are welcome to read and/or download (in PDF format) it for private enjoyment. For any other proposed purpose, we would invite interested parties to enquire via the feedback function of this web site.

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