Script: The Radical
Genre: Drama | Biopic
Logline: The worst thing that could happen to Eleanor Roosevelt was her husband’s election as President. In the 1920s, while FDR retreats from politics to recover from polio, Eleanor fights her family, society and her own insecurities to find her own voice on the national political stage – only to face losing it again when FDR steps back into the public spotlight.
Bio: Stephanie Stanley is an award-winning journalist and true crime author who spent several years working at daily newspapers in St. Louis, Philadelphia and New Orleans. Since embarking on a new career as a TV and screenwriter, she’s sold a feature to the Michael Eisner’s Vuguru studio, and several of her scripts have been recognized with advanced placement in the Academy Nicholl Fellowship, Austin Film Fest, Scriptapalooza, ABC/Disney TV Writing Fellowship, Warner Bros Television Workshop, NYTVF, and the Ashland Play Festival. She is currently working on both feature and TV projects. The NYWIFT/IRIS Writer’s Lab selected her Eleanor Roosevelt biopic, THE RADICAL, for its workshop. The script was also a quarterfinalist in this year’s Academy Nicholl Fellowship.
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