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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

This is why I “flicks” it… - posted by Don

Not only am I a loyal, and for the most part, pretty happy NetFlicks user, I also advertise NetFlicks on the site (in the interest of full disclosure). I’ve used Blockbuster in the past, but when I couldn’t get Battle Royale at Blockbuster, I switched to Netflicks. A dear friend just received the following missive from Blockbuster which I transmit in part, “…your monthly subscription fee [3 DVDs at-a-time] will change slightly from $17.99 to $19.99. This adjustment? will go into effect on your next billing cycle on or after December 27, 2007.” {emphasis added} Not sure why the corporate drones at blockbuster want to do this since you can get the same 3-at-a-time DVD deal at NetFlicks for $16.99. Granted the diff is that you can do up to five instore rentals, free but unless you live near a blockbuster, why do it?


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Monday, December 17, 2007

Juno, The Namesake, Once, The Savages, The Darjeeling Limited and The Waitress scripts - posted by Don

Thanks to Martin for the heads up on six Fox Searchlight scripts up for Oscar contention. They are all in PDF format.

Juno – February 6, 2007 revised pink draft script by Diablo Cody, The Namesake, Once, The Savages, The Darjeeling Limited, and The Waitress

Great to see Fox Searchlight along with Miramax and Universal and Paramount and Warner Independent in putting up their scripts that they want considered for screenplay awards.

Additionally, not sure why Vantage Guilds pulled the script There Will Be Blood from their site. They may be pulling back on it for best adapted screenplay which seems odd since I think it is the strongest one they have. Update: Thanks to not only Ian, but also John who left me a voice message indicating that “…not only is the script back up, but the studio is very much promoting There Will Be Blood for consideration in the Best Adapted Screenplay nomination.”

Over on the 2007 Oscar contenders for best Original Screenplay and best Adaptated Screenplay page I have links to all the scripts that are thus far be made available by the studios online in Oscar contention.

Please note, the screenplays are PDF files and you may want to “right click” and “save file as” to download them to your computer before you try to open them.

No word, yet on these scripts – 3:10 to Yuma, Atonement, Away From Her, Rataouille, Eastern Promises, Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead, Michael Clayton which, as I understand, are also being promoted for, among other things Best Screenplay nominations. I’ll keep an eye out. – Don

Power Plays by Pia - posted by Don

nosheteria.comPower Plays by Pia
Read by Macblade Productions : She and He Voice Overs

A congressmen scheduled for the witness stand before the senate investigative committee is target for all sides of the political spectrum.

Third place finisher in the April ’07 Movie Poet Writing contest.

Short, Thriller
Rated PG-13 for nudity

Read the script (5 pages pdf format). 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. }

Mona Lisa and Rick Blade - Macblade Productions: She and He Voice Overs http://rick-n-mona.com/

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Golden Globes nominated screenplays - posted by Don

Update!The Golden Globe Nominations are out and there are a few more scripts online.

Nominations for Best Screenplay for Motion Picture are:

* Diablo Cody for JUNO (pdf file hosted by Fox Searchlight – Thanks Martin for the heads up.

* Ethan Coen and Joel Coen for NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN (pdf file hosted by Miramax Films)

* Christopher Hampton for ATONEMENT (zip/pdf file hosted by Focus Features – Thanks D for the heads up.

* Ronald Hardwood for THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY (pdf file hosted by Miramax Films)

* Aaron Sorkin for CHARLIE WILSON’S WAR

Only two four of the five nominated scripts are online for reading. I suspect that Charlie Wilson’s War will be up shortly after the theatrical release on Friday. – Don

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

The Masters of Horror receiver is… - posted by Don

Shawn K..

Thanks everyone who entered. Shawn, please respond to my email to you and I’ll get this off to you.


signed by director Joe Dante
Masters of Horror episode Homecoming.

WGA – Day 38

Monday, December 10, 2007

Better Days Episode 05 “Three Ways to Hell” by Steven Cameron - posted by Don

Better Days Pub & Eatery 166 N. Main St. Wellsville, NY 14895Better Days Episode 05 “Three Ways to Hell”
by Steven Cameron

The new girl, Danielle and Jason hit it off when they find out they both love the series Banana Chan. Poppy becomes jealous of there friendship and decides to do something about it. Kenny finds a new friend in Casey.

Short Series – Comedy
Rated R (for language)

Read the script (18 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. }

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Gimme Credit short winners… - posted by Don

Gimme Credit screenwriting competitionCongratulations Pia, Cindy and Phil, winners in the Cycle VI Gimme Credit screenwriting competition.

1st Place – Super Short Winner – Pia for Santa’s Gift to JoeyA young boy learns that not all presents come wrapped in a fancy wrapper, some of the best ones don’t even come wrapped at all.

Give it a listen:

Super Short Semi-Finalist – Pia for Old WoundsA lonely man’s old wounds continues to hurt until one day he cannot stand it any more and decides to end the pain once and for all. 6 pages

Super Short Finalist – Cindy L. Keller for Home for Christmas

Short Semi-Finalist – Phil Clarke Jr. for The Documentary KillersA mockumentary of a news show segment, reporting on the disappearance of a young film student. 19 pages

Any SS-ters I miss? Please let me know. Discussion board member can add congratulatory messages here .

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Gone Baby Gone, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly and The Hoax scripts - posted by Don

Thanks to pau1ie, Carole, anonymous, anonymous and anonymous M (M, nextime, don’t use your office email address if you are trying to remain truly ‘anonymous’) for the heads up on four Miramax scripts up for Oscar contention. Over on the Movie Scripts page find The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Gone Baby Gone, The Hoax and No Country for Old Men.

Miramax has followed the lead of Universal and Paramount and Warner Independent in putting up their scripts that they want considered for nomination for best original screenplay and best adapted screenplay for the 80th Academy Awards.
To help keep track of what is out there in the running for Oscar nods, I’ve set up the 2007 Oscar contenders for best Original Screenplay and best Adaptated Screenplay page.

The studios are learning. Last year, nearly half of nominated screenplays were available online. You can find them here. The winners for Best Original Screenplay and Best Adapted Screenplay were, you guessed it, scripts that could be found online. I’m laying bets this year that every single nominated script will be online and it will be the studios posting them to their sites. They are figuring out that scripts online mean more people going to see movies in theatres. – Don

Sunday, December 2, 2007

14 original scripts - posted by Don

Just a quick note. Over on the Unproduced Scripts page there are 14 original screenplay up for your reading pleasure. Among them is an iCarly spec script, written by B written as practice for the Nick internship they hold every year. You can read B’s go at the spec script here (in PDF format). You can offer some constructive advise here.

Written in haste. – Don

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