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DRAMA FAMILY FABLE SUSPENSE / THRILLER

1980s & '90s

Greg Giesen

Logline

Justin O'Brien is a fumbling new manager at DataDump, Corp. His employees are disgruntled, his department is floundering and he feels like a failure. Desperate, he sends a letter to "Ask Dr. Mac," a newspaper columnist on workplace issues. Their correspondence turns into a friendship and reveals to Justin the secrets of leadership that change his life around.

Genre

Drama, Family, Fable, Suspense / Thriller

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

Winnetka, IL and Boulder, CO

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2007

Starting Description

Justin is promoted to manager over his peers, which doesn't go over well. Conflict arises. Christal, Justin's supervisor, tells the group she'll explain her decision upon her return from a business trip to NY. While in NY, she gets hit by a hit & run driver. Now Justin is on his own with no help.

Ending Description

Upon Dr. Mac's passing, the newspaper approaches Justin to takeover the role left by Dr. Mac as the business advice columnist for the Ask Dr. Mac column. After much deliberation and a counter-offer by his company, he decides to take it.

Group Specific

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Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Mature Audience Themes

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Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message, Happy Ending, Twist, Philosophical Questions

Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Main Character Details

Name: Justin is a fumbling new manager at DataDump. His employees are disgruntled, his department is floundering and he feels like a failure. Desperate, he sends a letter to "Ask Dr. Mac," a newspaper advice columnist on workplace issues. Their correspondences turns into a friendship and reveals to Justin the secrets of leadership that change his life around.

Age: 33

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Empathetic, Faithful, Gracious, Leader, Insecure, Perseverance, Strong Moral Code, Aspiring, Clumsy, Modest, Selfless, Skillful, Visionary

Additional Character Details

Name: Dr. Mac

Age: 65

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Selfless, Charming, Confident, Educated, Honorable, Leader, Strong Moral Code, Visionary, Beautiful, Empathetic, Gracious, Modest, Skillful

Additional Character Details

Name: Christal

Age: 40

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Outspoken, Perseverance, Sophisticated, Unapologetic, Aspiring, Decisive, Leader, Skillful, Confident, Educated, Masculine

Additional Character Details

Name: Megan

Age: 32

Gender: Female

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Educated, Beautiful, Blunt, Charming, Confident, Empathetic, Faithful, Outspoken, Adventurous, Romantic

Logline

Justin O'Brien is a fumbling new manager at DataDump, Corp. His employees are disgruntled, his department is floundering and he feels like a failure. Desperate, he sends a letter to "Ask Dr. Mac," a newspaper columnist on workplace issues. Their correspondence turns into a friendship and reveals to Justin the secrets of leadership that change his life around.

Short Summary

Justin is promoted to manager over his peers, which doesn't go over well. Conflict arises. Christal, Justin's supervisor, tells the group she'll explain her decision upon her return from a business trip to NY. While in NY, she gets hit by a hit & run driver. Now Justin is on his own with no help.


Upon Dr. Mac's passing, the newspaper approaches Justin to takeover the role left by Dr. Mac as the business advice columnist for the Ask Dr. Mac column. After much deliberation and a counter-offer by his company, he decides to take it.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Internal Journey/Rebirth,

Characters

Main Character

Name: Justin is a fumbling new manager at DataDump. His employees are disgruntled, his department is floundering and he feels like a failure. Desperate, he sends a letter to "Ask Dr. Mac," a newspaper advice columnist on workplace issues. Their correspondences turns into a friendship and reveals to Justin the secrets of leadership that change his life around.

Age: 33

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Empathetic, Faithful, Gracious, Leader, Insecure, Perseverance, Strong Moral Code, Aspiring, Clumsy, Modest, Selfless, Skillful, Visionary

Character 1

Name: Dr. Mac

Age: 65

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Selfless, Charming, Confident, Educated, Honorable, Leader, Strong Moral Code, Visionary, Beautiful, Empathetic, Gracious, Modest, Skillful

Character 2

Name: Christal

Age: 40

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Outspoken, Perseverance, Sophisticated, Unapologetic, Aspiring, Decisive, Leader, Skillful, Confident, Educated, Masculine

Character 3

Name: Megan

Age: 32

Gender: Female

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Educated, Beautiful, Blunt, Charming, Confident, Empathetic, Faithful, Outspoken, Adventurous, Romantic

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