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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

The October One Week Challenge Selectee is… - posted by Don

Gourdy.

As you all know, earlier this month we had the October One Week Challenge wherein participants were asked to write a 12 page comedy script about carving a Jack O’Lantern. We had 27 entries. The fine folks over at iScript.com were kind enough to select one script out of the group to be recorded. The selected script is Gourdy by Antonio Gangemi and Aimee Parrott.

A heartbroken farm girl dukes it out with kinfolk and yokels when she falls head over heels for her Halloween creation.

You can read along with the pdf version of the script here. You can discuss the script here.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the October One Week Challenge. – Don

Very special thanks to iScript.com for sponsoring the challenge and judging the final scripts.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

We interrupt your regular programming… - posted by Don

…to introduce a new audio book, Playing For Keeps by Mur Lafferty.

Playing for Keeps, launching November 1st, …tells the story of Keepsie Branson, a bar owner in the shining metropolis of Seventh City. Keepsie and her friends live among egotistical heroes and manipulative villains, and manage to fall directly in the middle as people with powers, but who just aren’t strong enough to make a difference. Or that’s what they’ve been told. As the city begins to melt down, it’s hard to tell who are the good guys and who are the bad guys.

Playing for Keeps will be a unique podcast experience: you have the ability to subscribe to just the audio version of the novel or you can subscribe to the “PfK Experience”, where you will receive in the feed a PDF of the episode including art, links to content you can?t get on the audio feed, and a short supplemental podcast called “Stories of the Third Wave”.

Check out the site Playing For Keeps. The first espisode is available at Playing for Keeps.

Mur Lafferty is a North Carolina based writer who has written numerous short stories like my personal favorite, the funny and touching I Look Forward to Remembering You as well as the audionovel series Heaven.

Original Scripts - posted by Don

Over on the Unproduced Scripts page we have thirteen original scripts for your reading pleasure. There are a big slug of shorts (which I tend to lean toward when highlighting a script as I can knock out a few in an evening). One of those shorts is Nick’s The Darkning (no, not a typo, it is “darkning”). – Based on an original short story, THE DARKNING finds a detective interviewing a young girl about the disappearance of her boyfriend. But a strange occurrence described as “the opposite of lighning” may give the detective something else to write about in his report. It is a short 12 pages in pdf format and a very clean read with a nice twist at the end.

The Darkning and twelve other original works can be found on the Unproduced Scripts page.

Special shout out to Cindy. Her work Damn Yankees took 6th place in the American Gem Short Screenplay Contest. Not bad out of 1,200 entries. – Don

Monday, October 29, 2007

Deadwood and Stranger Things - posted by Don

Thanks to Dennis and The Weekly Script for the heads up on this draft of Deadwood – Episode Three: “Reconnoitering The Rim”. Also, over on the TV scripts (and transcripts) page, I’ve finally gotten up the listings for the first two episodes of the wildly popular internet show Stranger Things. – Don

P.S. Thanks Sam for the heads up on the whole Deadwood vs. Tombstone confusion.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Joe Carnahan’s White Jazz and Killing Pablo scripts - posted by Don

Thanks to Dick-Nixon for the heads up on these two scripts that recently appeared on Joblo.com. There is White Jazz which has recently been in the news since Chris Pine dropped out in favor of Star Trek and then George Clooney dropped out. Also, Joe Carnahan himself has posted the June 22, 2007 draft of Killing Pablo.

You can find these over on the Movie Scripts page. – Don

Friday, October 26, 2007

Better Days Episode 04 ‘The Four of Us” by Steven Cameron - posted by Don

Better Days Pub & Eatery 166 N. Main St. Wellsville, NY 14895Better Days Episode 04 ‘The Four of Us” by Steven Cameron

After the events of the fight with the giant chicken Kenny has seemingly disappeared, an old friend comes back to the surprise of Jason and they go out looking for Kenny. All of the characters make appearances as Jason looks for his friend. The returning character and Barbara hit it off and leave Jason alone, the question is where is Kenny? It doesn’t take long to find out. I hope you enjoy.

Short Series – Comedy
Rated R (for language)

Read the script (19 pages – html format). Discuss the script. Listen to the script:

{note: This audio recording is released under a Creative Commons, attribution, noncommercial, no derivatives 3.0 license. You can share the audio recording in its entirety, but you can?t change it or sell it. }

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Mr. Brooks script - posted by Don

Mr. Brooks – undated, unspecified draft script by Bruce A. Evans & Raynold Gideon – hosted by: Awesome Film – in pdf format

The story follows a man with a murderous alter ego and a tough detective whose devotion to her craft catches the attention and respect of the serial killer she is hunting, which leads to a symbiotic relationship.

Thanks “Dabrast” for the heads up. Mr. Brooks and other stuff are over on the movie scripts page.

Stranger Things TV: Episode 3: One of those Faces - posted by Don

StrangerThings.tvAnother episode of the video television series Stranger Things is live. Watch Episode 3: One of those Faces-A woman with a strange gift is forced to choose between losing that gift and the life of her nephew.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Knocked up, The Bourne Ultimatum and more in a script blow out - posted by Don

Big, big thanks to Scott for the heads up on the below scripts. Last week we saw what Paramount was putting out for best screenplay nominatonss. Now see what Universal Pictures is putting out for best screenplay nominations. I’m betting you, here and now, that this year, every single Best Screenplay nomination will be online put up by the studios. I welcome them to the 21st Century. Good forth and read! (Seriously, thanks Scott for the heads up.) – Don

Note: All scripts in PDF format. Learn to love it.

Breach – 7/21/06 Draft by Adam Mazer, William Rotko and Billy Ray

Knocked Up – undated, unspecified draft by Judd Apatow

Elizabeth: The Golden Age – July 25, 2006 draft by William Nicholson and Michael Hirst

The Bourne Ultimatum – June 20, 2007 Final Shooting script by Tony Gilroy and Scott Z. Burns and George Nolfi

The Kingdom August 18, 2006 draft by Matthew Micahel Carnahan

American Gangster July 27, 2006 final shooting script by Steven Zaillian

Thanks to Universal Pictures

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