Mary Kay LaBrie
I am a comedy writer - Rom-Com, Dramady and Murder Mystery with a Rom-Com twist. I thrive on deadlines, write tight visual action, crisp dialogue and snappy banter. My hero is Nora Ephron. I add her comedic spirit to my scripts. I collaborate well with others but also enjoy writing solo. My humor has been described as observational.
Three of my previous scripts, which were written in the early 2000s, were optioned. One script was in development, but the film never got made. I am currently polishing and freshening them up. I took a detour into the food writing world in 2009, but I returned to screenwriting in 2019 and wrote at a feverish pitch during the pandemic. I have new work to share.
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PUBLICIST: Danie Cortese Entertainment
AGENT/MANAGEMENT: Seeking New
The Monongahela Mysteries
Feature: Murder/Crime/Comedy - Potential Audience: Broad (PG 13)
Set on the banks of the Monongahela River, an area steeped in legends of river monsters and lore, THE MONONGAHELA MYSTERIES is a 4-part murder mystery comedy movie series. It follows idiosyncratic life coach Abigaia "Abby" Angelos, and her rocky love affair with her sometimes fiancé, the county Chief Deputy Sheriff Doug Darnell. Abby is also a skilled criminal personality theorist, and she's often recruited by law enforcement and a local reporter to help solve crimes. This time, it's personal. Abby, Doug, and reporter Kyle Tyler join forces when the body of a research scientist is found by the river, and all leads point to a hotshot, Jag-driving young millionaire named Phillip Grimes, who was accused but never charged with masterminding an art forgery ring and orchestrating Doug's almost fatal shooting. Enter a florid male romance novelist, Brighton Delaford Ashton, who inserts himself into the investigation by becoming the characters in his books, and a cast of colorful local characters, and it's a fun ride through wild and wonderful West Virginia. The audience already knows "whodunnit," or, at least, that Grimes is behind many capers which are dredged up. Now Abby, Doug and friends must catch Grimes and gather the evidence before he gets off scot-free... again, in a place where the secret always lies with the river.
The Art and Science of Murder
Deadly Double Play
Digging Up Bones
Merry Mayhem and Murder
Love Boiling Over
Potential Audience: Hallmark/Lifetime (G)
(Feature - Romantic-Comedy)
After almost burning down her kitchen, Candace Vega breaks up with a chef she was working for and falling for, only to be teamed up in Kitchen Stadium with Chef Andy, who still holds a flame.
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The Jealousy Test
(Feature - Romantic Comedy)
Potential Audience: Broad (PG 13)
A golf instructor with groupies takes the advice of a men's relationship expert and tests his new love interest, a romance writer who is down on love, to see if she's the jealous type. What could go wrong?
Note: Script with Good Coverage
Love Under Construction
(Feature - Dramady/Romance)
Potential Audience: Hallmark Movies and Mysteries/Netflix/Lifetime (PG)
A former school psychologist-turned innkeeper on Sand Key sets aside her own renovation headaches to help a single dad rebuild a broken relationship with his three adolescent kids.
Potential Audience: Broad (PG)
A movie memorabilia shop owner questions her own decision to marry a popular TV star when her former reality star husband - a treasure hunter - and a tabloid reporter show up simultaneously at the Bahamas resort where the wedding is about to take place.
One Christmas in Saskatchewan
(Feature - Comedy/Romance)
Potential Audience: Broad (PG)
When a philanthropic Bristish businessman and an American romance writer meet at a Christmas festival in Saskatchewan and a mistletoe romance ensues, they have no idea that a plot hatched by a competitor will put them front and center of a holiday tabloid scandal, and the plot of her holiday novel will get them out of the sticky jam.
I am happy to share my scripts with industry pros. If you are on InkTip, I can send a link. If you are newer to the industry and/or don't have a production company (an actor or director), to protect me and you, I will verify your request and ask you to send me your submission agreement. If you are a producer, I can send the work through an entertainment attorney. I am currently seeking new representation (manager or agent).
I currently use Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook, but the social media account on which I post most of my work is Instagram @Mkwrites2. Follow me there. I am on IMDB and ISA.