Brotherly Love

by Will J. Sims



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/6/2000

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 128
ISBN : 9781587216831

About the Book

Brotherly Love is the Emmy winning story of Will Taylor s escape from the barriers of a small Mississippi town, in order to achieve his dream of becoming an Air Traffic Controller in the Federal Aviation Administration. It is the story of Will and James, brothers whose lives take distinctly opposite paths. Will s life is falling apart. He tries to please his mother, wife, brother, and employer, and ends up pleasing no one.

Brotherly Love is the winner of three Emmy awards; Best Producer/Director, Best Informational Program, and Best Lighting. It also won the Procter and Gamble Dreambuilder Celebration Playwright Competition of 1999. The movie is currently airing on network television, with the theatrical production being presented in the spring of 2000.

Comments about the TV movie:

"The opening scene pretty much dictates the tone of the show. Sims, and his brother, walk by a Confederate statue in Mississippi and James spits on it." Skip Hess, The Indianapolis Star/News, Indianapolis, Indiana.

"Brotherly Love, a script written by Will J. Sims of Indianapolis, is the story of Will and James, brothers whose lives take opposite paths. It spans 30 years in the life of a man who must make difficult choices when brotherly love stands in the way of his dreams." Herald-Leader Staff, The Lexington Herald-Leader, Lexington, Kentucky.

"Jim Friedman, one of the city s most oft-awarded filmmakers with 42 Emmys and a housefull of other awards, is gearing up for the production of Brotherly Love. The outstanding script, written by Will J. Sims of Indianapolis, is about two brothers whose lives take different paths - one self-destructive, one successful." Jim Knippenberg, The Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati, Ohio.

About the Author

Will Sims was born and raised in the small town of Brandon, Mississippi, and is a 1981 honors graduate of Brandon High School. He is also a magna cum laude graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University, and is employed with the Federal Aviation Administration as an Air Traffic Controller.

An avid Indianapolis Colts and Indiana Pacers fan, Will currently resides in Indianapolis, Indiana, with his wife Lisa, and their two children, Kristin and Corey. His previous works consist of short stories and novels, however, "Brotherly Love," is his first produced novel and screenplay.

Although Will considers writing strictly a hobby, he dreams of becoming a full time writer. He believes the major problems in society exist due to the decline of family values, and has vowed to continue writing life-affirming material.

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