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A terminally ill detective’s partner is brutally murdered and police brass rule against her working the case… With less than two months to live, there’s only LENA’S RULES.

A police thriller written by an NYPD veteran, LENA’S RULES is a script with an exciting story, great characters, and an impressive sense of gritty realism. Congratulations to its writer, Ken Comer, for taking 2nd place in our Spring 2019 Screenwriting Contest!

Ken wins a year of free script development worth up to $3200, guaranteed pitching to industry, and more. See below to find out more about LENA’S RULES and Ken himself – and if you’re a producer interested in this project, email us at to find out more!

Want to become one of our winners? Don’t forget that the WriteMovies Fall 2019 Screenwriting Contest is now open for submissions. You’ll also get free entry if you submit to our Horror Award 2019, with extra prizes on offer plus the opportunity to win the Fall Contest Grand Prize of $2000!

Here’s a summary of LENA’S RULES:

Lena Ashburg is a veteran by-the-book NYPD detective whose life is the job. When she is diagnosed with terminal cancer, her partner Detective Paz Melendez – also her best friend and little brother she never had – vows to be there for her.

But in the course of investigating the case of a community being terrorized by an English real estate mogul, Paz is betrayed and murdered. Lena is desperate to find the murderer, but because of her close relationship with Paz, she’s told to stay away from the case by police brass.

Lena has always done things by the book, but with months to live, will the book be off the table? She must decide: will she seek justice or revenge?

And here’s a quick bio of the writer of LENA’S RULES, Ken Comer:

Ken Comer is a twenty-year veteran of the NYPD who grew up in New York City and now lives outside the city in Westchester County. During his time on the force he progressed from Uniformed Patrol Officer to Nacotics Investigator / Undercover Officer to Detective.  Some of his cases included, Murder, Rape, Robbery, Gun Possession, Narcotics Trafficking, Domestic Violence.

Ken was also assigned to the Elite Dignitary Protection Unit, a unit that worked with the Secret Service and the State Department Dignitary Protection Unity. He has been inspired to write about the super talented women he has worked with who have also served  in all of the units and federal agencies mentioned above, and has worked as a law enforcement consultant on two films.

The stories that Ken wants to write are plausible yet entertaining, and take into consideration the fact that audiences are much more knowledgeable then in the past. Audiences have been educated by COURT TV, COPS, THE FIRST 48 HRS and the 24 HR NEWS CYCLE, as well as numerous unscripted police shows.

Ken wants to bring his real life experience to the screen, with stories that have police units not seen before and female leads.


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