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No Time Off For Good Behavior

On the day a young black mother will be sent away, she must entrust her infant daughter to the care of her own disapproving mother. Both women struggle to find some small measure of connection at this terrible moment of forced parting.

Director - Christopher Riley

Christopher Riley is a first-time director. He has worked as a Los Angeles-based screenwriter and author whose first film, After The Truth, a multiple-award-winning courtroom thriller, sparked international controversy when it was released in Germany. Other writing credits include 25 To Life, a dramatic thriller written for Touchstone Pictures, The Other White House, a political thriller written for the late Sean Connery’s Fountainbridge Films, Aces, an action-adventure written for Paramount Pictures and Emmy-winning producer Robert Cort, and a screen adaptation of the book Actual Innocence for Mandalay Television Pictures and the Fox television network. A 14-year veteran of the Warner Bros. script department, Riley is the author of the classic screenwriting reference The Hollywood Standard: The Complete and Authoritative Guide to Script Format and Style, now in its third edition with a foreword by Antwone Fisher. With his wife Kathy, he authored The Defining Moment: How Writers and Actors Build Characters, which published in 2022 with a foreword by Christopher Vogler. He has served as director of the acclaimed Act One Writing Program in Hollywood, executive produced the groundbreaking web series Bump, which Perez Hilton called “one hell of a social experiment,” and produced the feature film Red Line, an award-winning action thriller.

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