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Matricide: An Original Screenplay

Michael B. Druxman

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Title: Matricide: An Original Screenplay

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Publication Date: 2012

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An Original Screenplay by Michael B. Druxman, inspired by a sensational Hollywood murder. The Seattle police claim that Robby Abbott, 20, has murdered his mother, a former internationally-known high fashion model. When first assigned to defend the young man, attorney Rebecca Gleason believes her client to be guilty, as does her former husband, Harry Gleason, a private investigator of dubious reputation. Yet, as they delve deeper into the case, both Harry and Rebecca come to realize that they have more than a simple murder on their hands. A subsequent homicide and the appearance of the F.B.I. on the scene makes them realize that they have stumbled onto an international conspiracy, involving long hidden dark secrets capable of bringing down a powerful monarchy. Now, both Harry and Rebecca’s lives, as well as that of their young son, are in danger, and the only thing that will save them from the killers who are stalking them is to learn the truth from a dying potentate, currently undergoing medical treatment in Canada.

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Michael B. Druxman is a veteran Hollywood screenwriter whose credits include CHEYENNE WARRIOR with Kelly Preston; DILLINGER AND CAPONE starring Martin Sheen and F. Murray Abraham; and THE DOORWAY with Roy Scheider, which he also directed. He is also a prolific playwright, his one-person play, JOLSON, having had numerous productions around the country. Other produced stage credits include one-person plays about Clark Gable, Carole Lombard, Spencer Tracy and Orson Welles. These and plays about Errol Flynn and Clara Bow have been individually published under the collective title of THE HOLLYWOOD LEGENDS. Mr. Druxman is the author of 15 other published books, including several nonfiction works about Hollywood, its movies, and the people who make them (e.g. BASIL RATHBONE: His Life and His Films, MAKE IT AGAIN, SAM: A Survey of Movie Remakes, THE MUSICAL: From Broadway to Hollywood, etc.). He has written two novels, NOBODY DROWNS IN MINERAL LAKE and SHADOW WATCHER, a book of short stories, entitled DRACULA MEETS JACK THE RIPPER & Other Revisionist Histories, plus the humorous revisionist history, ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD: From the Secret Files of Harry Pennypacker, and FAMILY SECRET, a non-fiction book co-authored with Warren Hull, which reveals the true facts behind the 1947 murder of mobster “Bugsy” Siegel in Beverly Hills. An acknowledged Hollywood historian, he has also written television documentaries and has been interviewed for various retrospective featurettes that have accompanied DVD releases of classic films (e.g. THE MALTESE FALCON, etc.) Mr. Druxman is a former Hollywood publicist of 35 years experience who has represented many film and television stars, as well as noted directors, producers and composers. One of his Academy Award campaigns is often mentioned in books dealing with Oscar’s history. He has taught various dramatic writing and film appreciation courses in an adult university and is the author of THE ART OF STORYTELLING, which has been used as a text in several colleges. He is often invited to speak to groups of aspiring film and television professionals to discuss screenwriting and the realities of show business. A native of Seattle who graduated from Garfield High School and the University of Washington, Mr. Druxman moved with his wife, Sandy, from Los Angeles to Austin, TX in 2009. His memoir, MY FORTY-FIVE YEARS IN HOLLYWOOD AND HOW I ESCAPED ALIVE, is published by Bear Manor Media.

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