BLACK MONTH

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BLACK MONTH  (February)             

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[Principle:  feminine – masculine

                                Element:  ONYX]                                                             [Hue:  black diamond;                                                                                black gold,

ebony]                                                                                                                            
teaser:  “One coal black bright and diamond star night,  a princess was born.”

(the script)                   “Her lips mahogany red, her hair braided ebony and pulled back. Her skin like coal, her name Coal Black!

(the script)  revised: re: rewrite

                                    Her lips mahogany red, her hair braided ebony and pulled back.  Her skin […] obsidian, her                                 name COAL BLACK!”)

TITLE:                                    COAL BLACK AND THE SEVEN GIANTS*

“COAL BLACK…” *                                                                                                                                               (pronounced: “COLE BLACK”)                                                                                                                               as in, “Nat  King COLE”, aka: nickname, “King”; and/or,  “Bessie COLEman”,  America’s first Black (part Native American)  female Pilot. (TITLE revised: re:  rewrite “conundrum”

TITLE (revised):

COAL BLACK – DIAMOND  AND THE SEVEN GIANTS**

“COAL BLACK – DIAMOND…”**                                                                                                                                  ; a professional – take.)

“I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the  community, and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can.  I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work, the more I live.  Life is no ‘brief candle’ to me.  It is a sort of  splendid torch…”

— GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

 

TITLE (working):

“DOC” ***

  • (FUN FACT:  Did you know…

that Daniel Lucius “Doc” Adams may have been the  true founder of modern American  baseball?

“He’s the true father of baseball and you’ve never heard of him.”                              — JOHN THORN,  Major League baseball’s historian )

 

Treatment:

A remake of the iconic and beloved Walt Disney cell animated Classic Feature, SNOW  WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS,

Black African American style.

(Based on the German fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm.)

 

 

Synopsis:

(flashback [narrative])

(FIRST DRAFT; in process                                                                                                             [transparent – style] (original/written:  2004;                                                                           [revised] 2007 – 2014, 2015.   2016.  2017)

 

“She’s a female!  And all  females are poison!”

That was Grumpy.  He was tired, exasperated, perplexed… and, angry.  Very angry.  He had crunched the numbers one last time.

Major League Baseball‘s longtime go-to accountant and

THE GIANTS’* personal finance and money manager collapsed over his makeshift desk and home office, loosely assembled  in the far corner of the sprawling and open living room of the elegant hilltop condo perched high over the Bay.

It had been months…  years!   In the making.   And,  now with THE GIANTS,

as the SEVEN  longtime former college mates — four fraternity brothers… three from the same frat house —  a couple childhood  and professional friends…  and, ALL  die-hard Giants fans!   MLB consultants, physicians, one accountant and  (at least, one… that would be “Dopey”…) an actual  player  (if not short-lived) …

and, all loved Baseball!

And now, for this singular small group of men, THE GIANTS (a nickname they had all been referred to for much of their adult and professional life)…

    all, now,  sprawled out like cat’s — dejectedly —  all over the carpeted floor,  THE  GIANTS …  had just lost their bid.

The “bid”!

The bid for CANDLESTICK PARK.   “THE STICK”.

Their attempt to “save” the park — for restoration and conversion of their beloved CANDLESTICK PARK, —  to then restore and renovate  into a National Heritage Museum for America’s  favorite pastime sport… BASEBALL.

Now, all dashed!  Gone!  In, merely, a matter of minutes.  In seconds!

“7.709 minutes“”… to be exact!” 

now,  hollered the large bespectacled man from his tiny, ramshackle Seussian-like  accounting nest.

The sweet spot.  The “bid”… lost… in a matter of minutes!  Seconds.

The spectacular twinkling city lights of the sparkling city below, the breathtaking panorama view of the Bay and all of its’ splendor… now, settling into a magical dusk… lost on the seven men.  Lost on the SEVEN GIANTS.

The bid,  after years of hard work and investment,   now seeming  lost forever on the 7 now dejected men.   And, at this time in their lives — all successful professionals, consultant’s and entrepreneurs.– unanimously pooling their resources and, now, on to the second chapter of their lives.   Their careers.

And now, all 7 men seeming depressed…  sprawled out and passed out, like giant cats, all over the expansive carpeted floor.  Perched high over the San Francisco Bay.

After months… years!

Of careful planning, diligence… true grit and hard work.  And seeming,  now,  their hopes and dreams… in a matter of minutes…  dashed!  In a matter of  seconds!  The large men, most former athletes,  now mostly flopped out like cats, on a colorful array of overly large,beat up  and  miss matched   Bean Bag Chairs from their college days.

Happy (even, Happy!)… now, glum.  And, cheering himself up in a far corner playing video games and Pokemon Go.  (The wealthy green tech entrepreneur freshly caught one atop Grumpy‘s head.

Much to  the accountant’s  annoyance.)

The Queen had just won the bid.  “The Fracking Queen”!

(Sleepy, however, at one time had suggested that they, The Seven Giants, should have seen “the writing on the wall”… when their equally failed attempt  [naming opportunities] — to (buy) rename the “STICK” (the Bay Areas’  centerpiece) and restore back to its original name… adding:

THE GIANTS STADIUM  —                                                                                         had not seen the light of day.  And, at the time… equally dashed!

“I just feel… that… umm… (clearing his throat)…

They all — THE GIANTS — the seven large men..  now annoyed… had just simply  thrown BLACK AND ORANGE sports paraphernalia at him.  Grumpy taking  the lead.)

He (Grumpy) was now a roommate to Doc.

The former Major League Baseball sports medicine physician and, now, sometime  personal sports medicine consultant  for                      

THE GIANTS… the Team.   AND…

part – time Chef.  Of only one dish.   Only one fabulous dish the bachelor knew and was world famous for,  or rather… Major League Baseball – famous for.

The renowned MLB sports doctor, NEW ORLEANS born and raised, was famous for only one spectacular and tasty dish — a morning to evening enterprise — that would, ultimately, leave the kitchen in a proverbial disaster area.  And, it was this:

“GUMBO!”  

With this clarion call, and the slam of the pot,  all SEVEN GIANTS  snapped alive!

At least, three of them — the brothers — quickly scrambling to their respective  sawed off and low oak stools,  arranged neatly along the  open oak bar of the central kitchen.  The fourth brother,  of course… of THE GIANTS former  Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity  days…  the  ChefDoc … now, ladling the delicious fishy brew from one gigantic bowl to another.

(to be continued…)

“If you ask me, there’s a whole lot more that goes on behind closed doors — in that fancy- schmancy gated community!”

That was Grumpy…  again.

Downing a large spoonful of scallops, squid and delicious fishy chunks of stew and then pointing his silver -handled rounded spoon high up to the craggy mountain top.   One glaring with sinister like and constant night activity — brashly illuminated with ostentatious strobes and carnival-like lights.

Leaving the mega condo complex, atop the craggy hill,  with an oddly shaped and artificial neon outline.  (And, to THE GIANTS — the spectacle was always, ALWAYS chilling.)

(to be continued…)

By now Doc had dragged out his enormous, and overflowing, Nike shoe box of “old school” R&B, his trusty Boombox…  and, his equally trusty in-house and field Medical Kit — for subsequent injuries, and the  like

— when THE GIANTS,  after good cheer and supper, hit the carpet to show off their latest Hip Hop dance moves… and fancy footwork:

“OUCH!”… 

“OW!”…  “…ouch, ouch, OUCH!”   Doc, with a sigh, immediately ministering to and patching up his mates.

And, with all the clanking of gigantic bowls, the slurp, slurp, slurping of the delicious fishy stew — lovely kitchen smells — the thump, thump, thumping of music, clattering of silver…  clicking of ciders… and in seeming, endless toasts to the Gumbo — to the Chef…

Sleepy began to   wake up  and roll out of his meditative stupor.

Sleepy, the former MLB sports meditation coach,                                 high-performance sports psychologist and internationally renowned mindfulness consultant — still curled up in his trademark “lotus position”…  a top a faux leopard skin Bean Bag Chair …

began to slowly stretch and uncurl.

With all the loud thumping music — and the mad raucous reveille of the men — he started snapping out of his long, deep meditation and… slowly… rolling out of his noodle form and on to  dozens (upon dozens) of real estate ads, printouts and  [real estate]  zine’s  strewn all over the expansive carpeted floor!  Just to find himself…

roll right smack onto a tiny, little advertisement!   Just a tiny advertisement on one of the many (many) real estate magazines strewn about.  On its’ back page… and center!    A seeming insignificant little advertisement that would soon change THE GIANTS, the men’s , lives …forever!

And, it read like this:

 

“OCEAN FRONT PROPERTY!  MUST SELL!                                                        

  A.S.A.P.!   7,000+ ACRES… THE REAL DEAL!ROLLING HILLS… OAK GROVES… BEAUTIFUL! (SERIOUS QUERIES ONLY!)  PLEASE CALL…

(to be continued…)

*(The Team can be generic —                                                                                                                             but, it needs to be  THE GIANTS…

and it needs to be baseball.)

 

(The Story)

One coal black bright and starry night, a little princess was born.

Her parents named her Coal Black.

As the years passed, the child grew up to be an  intelligent, talented and beautiful and lovely woman.  Her beauty and her  gentle and sassy  nature won the hearts of all who knew her.

 (to be continued…)

 

(The Story revised: re: rewrite “conundrum”…

One coal black bright and diamond star night,  a princess was born.

Her parents,  Trudy Black and Joseph Diamond, named her “Coal”Coal Black. As the years passed, the child…  Coal Black – Diamond…  grew up to be a talented, intelligent, beautiful and lovely woman.

Her beauty and her  gentle and sassy  nature won the hearts of all who knew her.

(to be continued…))

SCENE:  re: rewrite

(suggested… tune; and/or “tone”:)

Character(s):  THE BLACK – DIAMOND home

Coal Black grows up in a primarily matriarchal family.  The women rule the roost.  With Coal Black‘s father, Joe Diamond often being the only male in the household at any time — though, many guests and visitors freely come and go.  It is a musical family and multigenerational.  Both, her grandmother and her aunt (aka: “Auntie“) singers and performers.

Joseph Diamond is more of a “cowboy”, and sticks to himself.  But, he loves being around the women.  It is a happy home.

🙂 “N’DIARABI/ AFRICA IS WHERE MY HEART LIES” (MEDLY) …………………………………………. Sweet Honey in the Rock;

[Writer:  Mariam Makeba; c/o: Sweet Honey in the Rock, 2013]  [A Tribute – Live!  Jazz at  Lincoln Center  (Entertainment One Distribution US 2014)]

SCENE(S):

(suggested… tune; and/or “tone”🙂

Character:  THE  QUEEN, aka:  “The Fracking Queen”

“The CEO’s most prized possession was  a   SMART ® Mirror*.”

“RICH GIRL”……………………………………………………………………………Hall and Oats;  [Writer:  Daryl Hall.]  [Album:  “Bigger Than Both Of Us” (RCA 1977)]

 

(flash forward [narrative])

 Endless Tasks

 

“And Coal, dear…                                                                                                                                     when you are through with cleaning the grout of the Italian tile (with a toothbrush, mind you) in the entry way patio, could you please remove all of my good guest china… C A R E F U L L Y…  from the cabinets — clean with fresh Palmolive Dish soap — and, replace… again… ‘carefully’  back in the cabinet to prepare for our weekend guests from Paris…

and while you are at it –translate all of my guests’ correspondence from French to English (you were to have done that last week!) make triplicate copies, and lay one on my nightstand –and, oh!  The Quark Spreadsheet from last month– WHEN WILL YOU…  EVER…   GET  TO  THAT!   Coal Black!   You will never be a successful executive, or succeed in climbing the corporate ladder,  with your slow and  sloth like manner…  now, chop, CHOP…

The tasks were endless!

Coal Black  dreams…

 

🙂 “STARRY EYED”……………………………………………………………………………

Simbiatu “Simbi” Ajikawo (aka: “Little Simz”)  [Writer:  “Little Simz”] [Producer:   Ciscoe ] [Album: “AGE 101: DROP 2”  (Ciscoe 2014)]

 

The Entrepreneur

(to be continued…)

The young entrepreneur, Prince,  dreams…

 

🙂 ”                          “………………………………………………………………………………..

Donald McKinley Glover (aka: “Childish Gambino”) [Writer:                 ]

 

SCENE:  re: rewrite

“I think I’m going to go mine me a  Diamond…”                                                            — The Queen

 

(flashback [narrative])

Halloween Party

(suggested… tune and/or “tone”:)

 

The yearly Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity  “Halloween Party” was coming up in a week, a big event for the Greek System — for Greek Row.  EVERYONE (“who is anyone”…) would be there.

Including  Joe.

Trudy Black, the Sigma Chi Sweetheart — and Ravenna‘s (sorority nickname, “The Queen”arch nemesis —  she was, surely, to be there!  And, in some “drab and boring costume, no doubt!”  But, it would not matter —  he would be there, too.

She would have to fix that.

The Kappa chem major had to concoct something quickly!  Perhaps, a kind of potion.   A  kind of  love potion!

She quickly donned  her lab coat,  grabbed her goggles, and headed for the chem Labs at the Physics Building. She had work to do.  And, to do quickly.  She would be there all night…

“Alright, so that’s it for the evening… turn  off the lights when you’re done, eh?  Ravenna?”

The elderly custodian with twinkly eyes  chuckled  and picked up the last large  hefty bag of trash then  made his way  out the Laboratory door.

Barely looking up from a broad cacophony of various Pyrex beakers and test tubes, all containing odd colored liquids and bubbling —  some bubbling over in an offensive and hideous sulfer smell — she grumbled to herself,

“I will do as I please…”

 

(to be continued…)2 weeks later:

Ravenna, “The Queen”… opened the lid,  propped it up,  and  leaned in  far into the vast life and  vegetation of the central chemistry Lab  terrarium,

 

“Now, who will help me with my little experiment?  Would that be you Herman?”

The bright green robust reptile withered as the rest of the many creatures darted and dove for cover in the rich and heavy foliage (Tom the Brit Box Turtle making himself into a very convincing rock)>

(to be continued…)

(flash forward/ [narrative])

The Queens’ Plan

 

   “Over the seven jewelled hills  and windmills,  beyond the seventh fall, in the prefab cottage of the SEVEN GIANTS  dwells  COAL BLACK,                     the brightest, most brilliant and beautiful…  and the most fair – minded…  one of all!”

Frantically,  the CEO, The Queen,   glanced once more into her SMART ® Mirror,  then adjusting her face (just so) and putting on her best demure and ‘innocent’ look, [chortled],

“”Fair – minded”?  What is this “fair -minded”?”

 

— it didn’t work.

“Why I’m “fair – minded”.   I am  COMPLETELY  “fair – minded”, why…   I am a job provider! 

 I  AM  A  JOB  CREATOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

And, at this the mirror screen, shutting off its’ own  SMART® feature,  began  rolling madly in ones and zeros

— then,  shut itself off.   Completely.

The Queen, now furious, reeled from the cantankerous mirrors’ behavior and decided to take the whole matter into her own hands.   She had a plan.   And, quickly summoned her COO, her CFO,

Humbert  — her  “Hatchet Man”!

(to be continued…)

 

Character:  Humbert THE HEADHUNTER

The Unthinkable

 

Humbert was distraught with grief for what he had negotiated and agreed to do for The Queen

(to be continued…)

 

“DON’T LET ME BE MISUNDERSTOOD”………………………………………………………………………

Nina Simone;  [Writer(s):   Bennie Benjamin, Gloria Caldwell, Sol Marcus][Producer:           Hal Mooney] [Album: “Broadway, Blues, Ballads”  ([Phillips    1964])

The Forest

“The next morning, the Headhunter took [drove]* Coal Black deep into the forest.”

“BACK STABBERS”……………………………………………………………………………………

The O’Jays;  [Writer(s): Leon Huff, Gene McFadden, John Whitehead.] [Album:  “Back Stabbers” (Philadelphia International 1972)]

 

Character:  COAL BLACK

“When she awoke the next morning, Coal Black found herself surrounded by forest animals.  Curious birds, rabbits, squirrels, chipmunks…  a raccoon…  and, even some City Park Zoo escapees*,  a mother gazelle, and her fawn, crept up for a closer look.  Coal Black laughed.  She didn’t feel lonely any longer!”

And in a rare form of Inuit , she said,

“I really feel quite happy now…”

🙂“CINNAMON TREE”……………………………………………………………… Esperanza Spalding;  [Writer:  Esperanza Spalding] [Album:  “Radio Music Society”  (Concord 2012)]

  • (FunFACT:  Did you know…

that the shape of an African Elephants’ ear… is identical to the shape of the continent of Africa?)

Character(s):  COAL BLACK and the animals of  the forest

“Since no one seemed to  be home, Coal Black stepped inside.

“Oh, my!  What a terrible mess!  This place looks nasty!”, she cried.  She stared in wonder at the seven humongous beanbag chairs.  “Seven grown children must live here,” she said.  “I’ll just tidy up a bit, put things up and suprise them.

Then, maybe they’ll let me stay for awhile.”

Coal Black began to clean the prefab home.  The animals helped her, rolling and riding out on the [Roomba]*’s, sweeping and dusting… loading  the Solar Dishwasher®…  washing and scrubbing.

Soon the enormous prefab cottage was neat and tidy.”

 

“BLACK SWEAT”…………………………………………………………………………Prince;

[Writer: Prince (Prince Nelson Rogers)] [Album:  “3121” (NPG/Universal Records 2006)]

Character(s):  THE SEVEN GIANTS

“Meanwhile, seven big men were hurrying home from a hard day’s work on the Wind Farm.  They didn’t know it, but they had a   surprise waiting for them.  For these were the Seven Giants who lived in the gigantic prefab where Coal Black lay sleeping.”

“Doc cues the BOOMBOX (THROWS IN A TAPE)

🙂 “WORD UP” ………………………………………………………………………… .Cameo;

[Writer(s):  Johnny Mercer, Sadie Vimmerstedt, Tomi Jenkins, Larry Blackmon   Copyright:  Better Days Music, Seeing Eye Music  (WB Music Corp. 1986)]

(Original “iconic” tune:  “THE DWARFS SONG”; “HEIGH-HO”… remix: COAL BLACK – style, c/o: “HI DE HO MAN” [performed] by Cab Calloway and his Orchestra [Writer(s):  Cabell “Cab” Calloway lll, Harding and Roy Palmer, producer; Irving Mills.] )

Characters(s):  SMART ® Mirror and the CEO,  THE QUEEN; “[The] Fracking Queen”

“At the “Fracking Queen”‘s posh gated community, after being told by the SMART (R) Mirror that Coal Black lives — and is still gainfully employed — furious, she dons her crisp white laboratory coat (a former Kappa and chem major in college).  Her once trusted sidekick and COO… the Headhunter…  “The Fixer”… now fired!  She grabs the keys to the company Hummer.   She then speeds off to [the] Corporate Labs to prepare a formula.  An insidiously crafted, poisonous and powerfully toxic concoction [in order] to [GMO] lace a bushel of fresh organic apples.

“AH! A POISONED APPLE!”

Disguising herself (she was a minor in Theatre) as an Old Hippie Woman,

“IN A DISGUISE SO COMPLETE NO ONE WILL EVER SUSPECT.”

…she prepares a basket of newly toxic GMO – laced apples.  One bite of the poisonous fruit, now, designed to send its victim into a deep and lengthy coma… one that can only be cured by true love

“Love’s First Kiss”…”

(to be continued…)

  • (FunFACT2:  Did you know…

that American legend and baseball great,  Jackie Robinson,  had and exhibited an I.Q. equal or equivalent to that of an “Albert Einstein”?)

“How you played in yesterday’s game is all that counts.”

Doc snapped close the biography of one of his great heroes —  Jackie Robinson  — and, began polishing his glasses.

He had been reading aloud to the Giants that morning as they cleared the breakfast dishes away, scrubbed down the kitchen and mopped the floors (Coal Black had trained them well).  And, as Bashful and Sneezy loaded the Solar Dishwasher® …

Doc abruptly looked  at his sports watch,

“All right men!  It’s off to work we go!”

(to be continued…)

Character(s):  COAL BLACK and the PRINCE

The Prince,  the entrepreneur, kisses Coal Black(CLOSER,LOVINGLY, TO COAL BLACK)

“… I’ve found you — at last.”

“Doc cues the BOOMBOX (THROWS IN A TAPE)2″

“He — he’s kissing her…”

“AT LAST”………………………………………………………………………………

Etta James;  [Album: “At Last!” (Argo 1960)] [Writer(s): Mack Gordon, Harry Warren] [Producer(s): Phil Chess, Leonard Chess]

(CUT TO:) “The animals begin to sway to the music.  Dopey, caught up in – the – moment, holds (THROWS HIS ARMS AROUND) [THE] African Elephant, City Park Zoo escapee,  and delivers a big kiss.

(The Elephant takes issue.)”

“[The] Prince gathered Coal Black in his arms and lifted her into his [TESLA]* roadster. This time Coal Black was not afraid of her handsome entrepreneur.

 

“Good-bye!”  she called out to the Giants.  “You have been good, kind friends.  I will never forget you.”

“CRUIS’IN”……………………………………………………………………………….

D’Angelo;

[Album:  “Brown Sugar” (EMI 1995)] [Writer: Original Producer/recorded by:  Smokey Robinson  Copyright:  Motown Records (Tamla 1979)]

c/o: (extrapolated from…) First American Edition.  Copyright (C) 1994 The Walt Disney Company.  All rights reserved under international copyright conventions    Published in the United States by Grolier Enterprises Inc.,  Danbury, Connecticut.     (Originally published in Denmark as Snehvide og de syv dvaerge by Egmont Books, Copenhagen, in 1994.)

*product placement:  [c/o:  Corporate Sponsor(s);] i.e.:  [product] to be subliminal to the overall production design of the cell animated feature.  In support to the whole of the movie — and not to and of itself.

(suggested…)

(1) ..……….  SMART®Mirror (℅: APPLE inc., [cell animated; generic form]                                                                 inspired by]; Apple, Inc., CUPERTINO, CALIFORNIA)

(2) …………  “[drove]”, HUMMER Jeep; ℅: General Motors.  DETROIT, MICHIGAN)

(3) …………… “Roomba”;  c/o: iRobot. BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS)

(4) ……………  TESLA roadster;  c/o:  TESLA motors. PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA)

(5) ……………
BEAN BAG Chair(s);  c/o: IKEA [Almhult, Sweden; Delft, The Netherlands]. NORTH AMERICA)

(6)……………  TRIUMPH (KTM) motorcycle(s)/ dirt bikes;  and/or electric…

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Casting  [in part:

(suggested…)

THE SEVEN GIANTS

Doc……………………………………………………………………………………DENZEL WASHINGTON  (TIM REID)

Self proclaimed leader of the group, Doc often loses his train of thought and bumbles around, looking over the Giants.

Happy…………………………………………………………………………………KEVIN HART

Fat and jolly with a friendly personality, Happy maintains laughter and joy amongst the Giants.

Dopey; nickname: “The Dope………………………………………………WILL SMITH  (PAUL VAN HAVER; aka:  STROMAE)

Although Dopey may annoy Doc and Grumpy, his intentions are silly and he is often the core of the Giants jokes.

Sleepy…………………………………………………………………………………LAURENCE FISHBURNE

While always eager to fall asleep, Sleepy is considered the most observant amongst  the Giants.

addendum]

Bashful……………………………………………………………………………….SHAWN COREY CARTER  (aka:  “JAY Z”) (SAMUEL L. JACKSON)

Being around Coal Black  increases Bashful‘s tendency to bury his head but she doesn’t mind.

Grumpy……………………………………………………………………………….LESLIE DAVID BAKER (SPIKE LEE)

Grumpy tends to be irritated with the other Giants antics and opposes allowing Coal Black stay with them.

Sneezy………………………………………………………………………………..              KANYE WEST (aka: [of the] “YEEZY”)  (LONNIE RASHID LYNN JR. (aka:  “COMMON”))

A bad case of hayfever causes Sneezy to sneeze violently and frequently but he doesn’t let that stop him from having fun.

c/o:  (extrapolated from…) Disney Movies.  Walt Disney.  “SNOW WHITE And The Seven Dwarfs”  (C) Disney, All Rights Reserved, Disney Lifestyle

COAL BLACK

Coal Black……………………………………………………………………………..GUGU MBATHA – RAW  (LUPITA NYONG’O)

Prince; nickname:  “The Entrepreneur”…………………………………………….JOHN LEGEND

(Casting revised: rewrite

[addendum3]

            COAL BLACK – DIAMOND; nickname: “COAL” (pronounced: COLE); COAL BLACK………………………..KEKE PALMER (LAUREN KEYANA “KEKE” PALMER))

(Casting revised: rewrite

[addendum4]

           THE PRINCE; nickname: “PRINCE”; the young entrepreneur……………………………………. MICHAEL B. JORDAN (MICHAEL BAKARI JORDAN))

The Queen; CEO, Corporate Multinational; nickname: “The Fracking    Queen“………………………………………………………………………….ANGELA BASSETT

(Casting revised; rewrite

[addendum5]

        THE QUEEN; nickname: “THE FRACKING QUEEN”; Corporate Multinational CEO………………………………………KERRY WASHINGTON )

(Casting revised; rewrite

[addendum6]

“Auntie” (Young princess’ mother’s sister and  Coal Black‘s [beloved] mentor);  singer, a capella performer………………………………………………………………….

PHYLICIA RASHAD)

Humbert the Headhunter; COO, CFO; nickname: [The Queen’s] “Hatchet Man”……………………………………………………………………………………..

CHRIS ROCK  (suggested…Character:  tone and/or “take”;

“…funny.)

(INDRIS ELBA  (suggested… Character: tone and/or “take”;

“Deadly… serious.))

SMART(R)Mirror…………………………………………………………………..

JAMES EARL JONES  (DANNY GLOVER)

(Casting  revised:  rewrite “conundrum”…

[addendum2]

             TRUDY BLACK; nickname: “TRU”………………………………………………………………………………………………VIOLA DAVIS

Coal Black‘s mother.

            JOSEPH DIAMOND; nickname: “JOE”………………………………………………………………  JAMIE FOXX  (STERLING K. BROWN)

Coal Black‘s  father.)

teaser2:  

(the script)  “Over the seven jewelled hills and windmills, beyond the seventh fall, in the prefab cottage of the Seven Giants, dwells Coal Black, the blackest (and most fairest) one of all.”

(teaser2: re: rewrite

(the script) “Over the seven jewelled hills and windmills, beyond the seventh fall, in the prefab cottage of the Seven Giants, dwells COAL BLACK – DIAMOND, the brightest… most brilliant… most beautiful…

the blackest [and most fair-minded] one of all.”)

 

teaser2:  revised

(the script)  “Over the seven jewelled hills and windmills, beyond the seventh fall, in the prefab cottage of the SEVEN GIANTS, dwells  COAL BLACK, the brightest, most brilliant and beautiful… and the most fair-minded one of all!”

🙂“UNFORGETTABLE”……………………………………………………………………

Nat King Cole; [Writer: Irving Gordon.] [Album:    “Unforgettable” (Capitol Records 1952)]

End Credits Music:

(suggested…)

music cue; Roll last 2:00 min of 6:30 [version] “CRUIS’IN”, D’Angelo (and/or: Smokey Robinson; original [version]…MEDLEY:

ORIGINAL SCORE: (and/or: temp tracks; covers;   i.e: “EVERYBODY IS A STAR”, Sly and the Family Stone; mix/remix…)  TUNES:  JAZZ, [GOSPEL] HIP-HOP/R&B, FUNK, i.e.: “KISS”, Prince ; EDM [ELECTRONICA]… CLASSICAL, ROCK and ROLL, AMERICANA and BALLAD/COUNTRY.

Production Company/Executive Producer(s):

WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS/ (QUINCY JONES; guest)

 

Director(s):

(suggested…)

JOHN SINGLETON (ROBERT TOWNSEND)

Editor(s):

(suggested…)

(SPENCER AVERICK;  guest)  DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS

Country:  UNITED STATES, AMERICA;  BAY AREA/CALIFORNIA COAST, SAN FRANCISCO, California.   (AFRICA)      

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(PEACE.)

……………………………………….

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