Death To The Prosecution

John Paul Carinci john.carinci@verizon.net 879709225019

SUSPENSE/THRILLER MYSTERY CRIME ADVENTURE ACTION OTHER

Contemporary

John Paul Carinci

Logline

Death To The Prosecution, places you front and center in the courtroom, where Peter Crangi, a powerful older Mob Boss’ is on trial. The lead prosecutor mysteriously dies. Now the case falls on an assistant prosecutor, wondering if he too will die. The meticulous planning, the courtroom drama, all un

Genre

Suspense/Thriller,Mystery,Crime,Adventure,Action,Other

Short Summary

Lead Prosecutor in a mafia boss trial is mysterious killed on a boating trip before the trial begins against an old powerful mob kingpin. The assistant prosecutor must take over in the very controversial and interesting trial of the last few decades. Will he be convict the old mob boss, or get off?


Does the assistant prosecutor die? Does the mob boss go free? or does someone else die?

Setting

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Based on a True Story

No

Plot - Premise

Other

Plot - Other Elements

Twist,Other

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Justin Flavin

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Charming,Empathetic,Faithful,Heroic,Insecure,Leader,Strong Moral Code,Adventurous,Modest

Additional Character Details

Name: Peter Crangi

Age: 80

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Masculine,Badass,Adventurous,Charming,Narcisstic,Complex,Blunt,Criminal,Power Hungry,Selfless,Outspoken,Skillful,Romantic,Unapologetic,Leader,Greedy,Gracious,Decisive,Crazy

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Development Pitch

About The Author

John Paul Carinci, a successful insurance executive and president of Carinci Insurance Agency, Inc., for over 43 years, is also an author, songwriter, poet, and CEO of Better Off Dead Productions, Inc., a movie production company. As a worldwide published author, John's books include: An All-Consuming Desire To Succeed, The Power of Being Different, In Exchange of Life, Share Your Mission #5, A Second Chance, The Psychic Boy Detective, Better Off Dead, Better Off Dead In Paradise, An All Consuming Desire To Succeed, Defying Death In Hagerstown, Awesome Success Principles and Quotations, The Two Lives Of Everett Quinn, There's An Angel Inside Of Me, Angels Performing Miracles, Death To The Prosecution, An Angel In Training, A Psychic Crime Solver, Conrad's Answers to life's purpose, Awesome Quotations and Success Principles, There Is Greatness Within You, and A Gift from Above. As a screenwriter, John has adapted many of his novels, including Better Off Dead, A Second Chance, and Better Off Dead in Paradise, The Two Lives Of Everett Quinn, Death To The Prosecution, Paymaster’s Lost Gold of Gettysburg, a TV series pilot, Only Heaven Knows, and Defying Death In Hagerstown, the latter co-written by Jeff Lenburg. John’s FOUR self-help books, The Power of Being Different, Awesome Success Principles, and An All-Consuming Desire To Succeed, have been translated and published in many foreign countries. The 4th: There Is Greatness Within You, due out in Jan. John is a motivational speaker and has appeared in over 100 radio and TV interviews throughout the world.

Target Audiences

Age: 55+,35-54,18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

New York Mafia

Publishing Details

Hard Copy Available

No

WGA Number

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Genre

DRAMA, SUSPENSE

Brief

Justin becomes the lead prosecutor on the case against mob boss, Peter Crangi, after his boss is killed in a mysterious boating accident. As the case begins, Justin's safety becomes threatened as he tries to build the case. Jurors give there testimonies but it is not enough to convict. In the end, Peter gets what he deserved when he is murdered on the steps of the courthouse.

Overall Rating

GOOD

Point of View

SCRIPT

Narrative Elements

Authors Writing Style: GOOD

Characterization: GOOD

Commerciality: FAIR

Franchise Potential: GOOD

Pace: GOOD

Premise: GOOD

Structure: GOOD

Theme: GOOD

Accuracy of Book Profile

Yes, the profile accurately reflects the script.

Draw of Story

The story is a typical, but engaging courtroom/mafia drama. The hook is clear from the start. The first scene begins with Justin learning about his boss' death and realizing that he will now be lead prosecutor by default.

Possible Drawbacks

The dialogue overshares to make the audience aware of the story. The delivery of the information could be done more subtly or creatively. It is a short script so more time can be spent on establishing the world of the story.

Use of Special Effects

THE STORY DOES NOT RELY ON SPECIAL EFFECTS

Primary Hook of Story

The hook is that junior prosecutor now leads to case against against mob boss, Peter Crangi, after the lead prosecutor is killed.

Fanbase Potential

This story is a replica of other courtroom dramas with a mob boss being on trial. There are no interesting or unique twist to distinguish it from movies with the same theme. It would not have a large fanbase because audiences have seen this film before.

Awards Potential

This story could have awards potential if more detail were paid to the characters. Justin faces many dangerous positions and the witnesses have very dramatic and dark testimonies that could be impactful. Great actors could elevate the story with great performances.

Envisioned Budget

MEDIUM BUDGET

Similar Films/TV Series

REASONABLE DOUBT, MARSHALL, JUST MERCY

What’s New About the Story

The story is not original. The powerful criminal on trial that gets off has been done many times. This story needs a unique twist. The ending was surprising but predictable. Maybe Peter is not the mob boss but a puppet that took the fall for the bigger picture. That would then set the story to expand further.

Lead Characters

Justin is a solid male character who is dedicated to his work and intelligent. He tries to do the right thing and worked hard to bring down an evil man.

Uniqueness of Story

This is an average courtroom drama. It was entertaining but extremely predictable. The characters were typical of the genre; evil man who escapes conviction, sleazy lawyers who defends him, underdog lawyer and hopeless victims.

Possible Formats

Film - Indie, Film - Streaming, Film - Studio

Analyst Recommendation

WORK IN PROGRESS

Justification

This script is a work in progress because it needs a competitive edge. This film has been seen before and it needs something extraordinary to set it apart. A great twist would help. Also more depth on Peter Crangi and his world would create higher stakes. Some of the time I wondered why I should be invested in this particular trial. How does it affect people outside of this community?

Tips for Improvement

This would be a recommend with more dramatic moments inside the courtroom. Dramatizing the testimonies would help as well as showing Peter Crangi in his world. The stakes don't feel high and will not create the drama the audience needs to feel invested.

Logline

Death To The Prosecution, places you front and center in the courtroom, where Peter Crangi, a powerful older Mob Boss’ is on trial. The lead prosecutor mysteriously dies. Now the case falls on an assistant prosecutor, wondering if he too will die. The meticulous planning, the courtroom drama, all un

Short Summary

Lead Prosecutor in a mafia boss trial is mysterious killed on a boating trip before the trial begins against an old powerful mob kingpin. The assistant prosecutor must take over in the very controversial and interesting trial of the last few decades. Will he be convict the old mob boss, or get off?


Does the assistant prosecutor die? Does the mob boss go free? or does someone else die?

FEEDBACK

About The Author

John Paul Carinci, a successful insurance executive and president of Carinci Insurance Agency, Inc., for over 43 years, is also an author, songwriter, poet, and CEO of Better Off Dead Productions, Inc., a movie production company. As a worldwide published author, John's books include: An All-Consuming Desire To Succeed, The Power of Being Different, In Exchange of Life, Share Your Mission #5, A Second Chance, The Psychic Boy Detective, Better Off Dead, Better Off Dead In Paradise, An All Consuming Desire To Succeed, Defying Death In Hagerstown, Awesome Success Principles and Quotations, The Two Lives Of Everett Quinn, There's An Angel Inside Of Me, Angels Performing Miracles, Death To The Prosecution, An Angel In Training, A Psychic Crime Solver, Conrad's Answers to life's purpose, Awesome Quotations and Success Principles, There Is Greatness Within You, and A Gift from Above. As a screenwriter, John has adapted many of his novels, including Better Off Dead, A Second Chance, and Better Off Dead in Paradise, The Two Lives Of Everett Quinn, Death To The Prosecution, Paymaster’s Lost Gold of Gettysburg, a TV series pilot, Only Heaven Knows, and Defying Death In Hagerstown, the latter co-written by Jeff Lenburg. John’s FOUR self-help books, The Power of Being Different, Awesome Success Principles, and An All-Consuming Desire To Succeed, have been translated and published in many foreign countries. The 4th: There Is Greatness Within You, due out in Jan. John is a motivational speaker and has appeared in over 100 radio and TV interviews throughout the world.

Mature Audience Themes

Information not completed

Characters

Main Character

Name: Justin Flavin

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Charming,Empathetic,Faithful,Heroic,Insecure,Leader,Strong Moral Code,Adventurous,Modest

Character 1

Name: Peter Crangi

Age: 80

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Masculine,Badass,Adventurous,Charming,Narcisstic,Complex,Blunt,Criminal,Power Hungry,Selfless,Outspoken,Skillful,Romantic,Unapologetic,Leader,Greedy,Gracious,Decisive,Crazy