Entertainment will produce films NRTEG outright has acquired the
rights to, such as the group of screenplay projects NRT has developed
over the past few years, as well as seek to participate in the
production of screenplays owned by other companies and individuals.
The projects in the current NRTEG catalogue include three
written by NRTEG member Steve Stephens - Anybody Love
, The Formula , and the fictional Biblical
tale, The Greatest Escape .
are synopsis versions of the NRTEG catalogue of screenplays currently
in production or development.
novel written by Steve Stephens . Screenplay
written by Bill Dumas
on a small farm in Louisiana , Emma Bobbi ("Anybody")
Love, a 14year-old, black girl, lives and works with her sharecropper
grandparents. Anybody becomes pregnant after being raped by a
local, white boy. The story, based on true facts, is told through
the eyes of Anybody's best friend, Billy Austin, a white, 13-year-old
whose grandparents own the farm. Billy's grandmother, Miss Molly,
a pillar of great faith and courage in this small town, rallies
the family to seek justice in this crime that the rest of the
town insists on ignoring. The townspeople's unrelenting resistance
of Miss Molly's crusade pushes her family's unity to its limits
and threatens to deepen the schism between black and white in
this deeply segregated community. Based on the life experience
of novelist, Steve Stephens , "Anybody Love" is a moving
story of faith and family, and standing up for what is right even
against overwhelming resistance.
on the novel “God In Our Schools”. Written by Steve Stephens
in the late 1960's, Andrel, a young black boy attempts to do "what
things Jesus would do", to survive his ordeal when he is
chosen to be the first black student to integrate a previously
all-white school in Louisiana . Andrel would survive using a “formula”
of faith, determination, dedication and humility.
Brew has picked Andrel as the best black candidate to integrate
Threshold High School because of his outstanding scholarship.
Andrel has a desire to make something out of himself and get the
best education available to him. He wants more than anything to
attend dental school and become an orthodontist and helps convince
his father he wants to go to the white school.
Brutie, Andrel and Reverend Joe, head of the local NAACP, enroll
Andrel at Threshold High School at the last possible minute to
avoid any controversy or opposition.
the news is out, the local KKK doesn't agree that Andrel should
attend Threshold High School at all. By night, with lighted torches,
the group rides out to the Pinkerton home to "scare"
Foots out of his decision. The visit instead results in the tragic
death of Ed "Foots" Pinkerton.
demonstration greets the boy when he tries to attend school on
opening day of the fall term. Federal Judge Teal, of the Shreveport
Federal Court District , sends Federal marshals to keep down the
trouble. One of the marshals, Jeff Christian, is assigned to be
with Andrel at all times in the hallways of the school.
principal Bill Weston, counseled by his wife, Pat, institutes
a student committee to talk over the concerns of both the whites
and of Andrel as a minority student. Order returns to the troubled
school. Then Andrel receives an anonymous note threatening his
grandmother's life if the boy does not withdraw from school. Andrel
believes he must withdraw.
also catches David, the school's quarterback (and son of the local
head Klansman responsible for Foots' death), trying to cheat on
a science test. Andrel refuses to tell Bill Weston about the cheating
even though another student overheard the two boys. Andrel refuses
to use David's lapse for his own advantage.
fair nature and fortitude in dealing with every trial thrown at
him by the white students wins David over and the boys become
close friends. Bill Weston also changes his mind about Andrel.
They persuade Andrel to join their school country/western band.
Andrel's talent as a musician plus David's switch to being his
champion, help him become more accepted by the Threshold High
day comes for the two boys. David has better grades than Andrel
by one percentage point. At the commencement ceremony, David removes
his valedictorian's medal and slips it over Andrel's head.
by Steve Stephens . Screenplay written by Lyn
Morgan, Steve Stephens and Pat Stephens
Family must escape Bethlehem as King Herod orders the massacre
of all male children under the age of two after Herod is told
by The Three Wise Men that they are following a bright star that
is to lead them to the birth of the Messiah, the real King of
the Jews. Obsessed with destroying the new King, Herod makes plans
to kill all males under two years of age, thereby thoroughly destroying
this threat to his royal monarchy.
to Herod, his daughter Cleangela is forever changed by the witness
of the miracle of Jesus, and she knows instinctively that he is
the Son of God, King of all Kings. She also knows she has been
divinely commissioned to protect the Holy Family in the coming
Herod discovers that the Wise Men have returned home via another
route, bypassing his palace, he feels betrayed. Enraged and obsessed
with destroying the new King, Herod makes plans to kill all males
under two years of age, thereby destroying this threat to his
is determined not to let that happen. Indeed, it is her life-saving
encounters with the Angelic choir that saves the Holy Family.
Cleangela assists the Holy Family in their flight to Egypt , aids
them during their stay, and ensures their safe return to the Holy