Title

Austen Girls

Date of Award

Spring 2020

Access Restriction

Campus Access only Screenplay

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts

Department

Writing and Producing for Television

School or College

School of Film and Television

Abstract

Based on the novels of Jane Austen, when naïve Catherine Morland is accepted into the prestigious Austen Academy for Girls, she finds herself completely unprepared for the high class world of loyalty, backstabbing, and goose-related theft. In this condensed pilot, Catherine is kidnapped by the girls of her dorm, Emma Woodhouse, Lizzy Bennet, Marianne and Ellie Dashwood, Anne Elliot and Frankie Price, to join them in reclaiming the pride of their school, their mascot, Cassandra. Cassandra is a taxidermized goose who has been kidnapped by the boys of the neighboring school, Steventon School for Boys. Steventon and Austen have been feuding over the goose for 50 years, and Catherine must decide if she wants to get sucked in to the fight.

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