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This daring drama chronicles American families from 1619 to 1870 and features key incidents in the founding of our nation. Our story begins in 1619 when a pirates steal a shipload of African servants and brings them to America, thus changing the course of the nation forever. In Virginia, one young servant is faithful to his task and becomes America's first black freedman. He prospers, but not without trials. Blacks, whites and Native Americans struggle side-by-side during this era of change that eventually spawns slavery.

  • Victoria Ryan-Bailey
    "Been There, Done That!"
  • Project Type:
    Screenplay, Television Script
  • Genres:
    Drama, History, Romance
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  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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  • Peachtree Village Intl Film Festival
    Atlanta, GA
    August 15, 2015
    Top Ten Table Read
Writer Biography - Victoria Ryan-Bailey

Ryan-Bailey is a writer who has worked for such firms as Ketchum Public Relations, Monsanto Company, Miller Brewing Co., the American Health and Beauty Aids Institute (AHBAI), and Chicago State University, among others. She's done marketing for nonprofits, public relations for people like WME’s first Black agent Wally Amos, LA Mayor Tom Bradley, Percy Sutton, Houston Mayor Lee P. Brown and others. She actively promotes critical issues like healthcare and social reform, education, voting rights, etc. Her children’s book,
A Rich Christmas, is the story of two girls who share an interracial friendship during the sixties.

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Writer Statement

I've lived through six generations of television and movies and have yet to show what I've learned. I began as a fan getting signed photos from such stars as Ron Howard, Lorne Greene, Carol Burnett, Sammy Davis, Jr., and others. Now, I use what I've learned to write about black lives.