The Family Firm

Original Screenplay
Diana J. Dell & Carol A. Dingle

WGA Registration Number: 1130135

Log Line: When an ailing Boston patriarch transfers power of the lucrative family business to his children, unbridled greed, dangerous desires, and lust for power are unleashed, with profound and catastrophic repercussions.

Synopsis: A modern version of William Shakespeare's "King Lear," this timeless tale follows the saga of an influential blue blood Boston family.

After being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, Samuel Stockton, the patriarch of Stockton Investment Firm, decides to turn over the traditional family business to his children. When his youngest child Rose declines the offer in order to strike out on her own, Samuel impulsively disowns her and transfers complete control to siblings Eleanor and John.

The seeds of destruction are immediately sown as John, along with his wife Liz, and Eleanor assume absolute power over their father and his fortune. As tension, deceit, and rivalry surface, the family begins to disintegrate. Seduction, betrayal, and treachery are ultimately unleashed with devastating and perilous consequences.

"The Family Firm" was in the sixteenth-finals in the Filmmakers International Screenwriting Awards.

Another script, "My Name is Anna Busch," a World War II drama, has been optioned by producer LaMont T. Cain and is in development.

Published writer Carol Dingle is the owner of the web sites, and

Diana J. Dell is the author of “Memories Are Like Clouds” and “A Saigon Party: And Other Vietnam War Short Stories.” She also owns the web site,

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