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Friday, October 17, 2008

6 Hour Countdown - posted by Don

Just six hours to go before submissions due for the One Week Challenge

12 Hour Countdown - posted by Don

Tick, Tock. Just 12 hours to go before submissions close for the One Week Challenge.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Daddy is Home - posted by Don

image from Old Photo Album http://oldphotoalbum.blogspot.comDaddy is Home by PC
Read by iScript.com

A man wakes up in a stranger’s bedroom after a wild night only to find out the stranger is his wife.

Short, Horror, Thriller
Rated R for Language

Read the script (12 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. }

Happy Family image courtesy of Old Photo Album

Monday, October 13, 2008

Focus! Invalid Directive! Twenty-six more original scripts - posted by Don

Lots of chatter on the October One Week Challenge. You have four more days to crank out your 13 page Young Adult Horror script about an October 31st community invasion that everyone, except these two kids, thinks is a hoax.

There are 28 scripts up on the Unproduced Scripts page. Two are about loss. Cindy has a re-write of Focus about a woman who loses her job and Mr. Z has Invalid Directive about an undefeated chess champion who loses his first chess match. – Don

Saturday, October 11, 2008

ScriptGirl script sales report for week ending October 10th. - posted by Don

Well. The One Week Challenge is underway. Everyone is working on his/her 13 page YA Horror script about a hoax invasion that two kids know isn’t a hoax. Get on it now. Scripts are due October 17th. FInd out more here.

ScriptGirl sez, “Tom Thumb comes to the big screen, Romero’s The Crazies remake, Louie Armstrong biopic, Ramayan 3392 A.D. to be filmed and a remake of Angle Heart.”

Friday, October 10, 2008

The October One Week Challenge Topic and Genre is… - posted by Don

Young Adult Horror (YA definition here)

Theme: It is October 31st and a community is being invaded, however everyone thinks it’s a hoax. Two kids know the real truth…

Write a 13 page or less script, in proper screenplay format on the Theme and Genre stated above. The script must be received by Friday, October 17th, 2008 at 11:59 pm Eastern Daylight Time. Please submit your script here.

Please do not put your real name on your script, however, please use your real name and real e-mail address on the submission form. (After the exercise closes you can either have your script removed or resubmit the script with your name on it).

This is completely Free to enter. This is only an exercise. There are no prizes. There are no winners (after all, we all win if we have fun). There will not be an official judging for the best script (after all, we all win if we have fun). One script will be selected to be audio performed by iScript.com.

Schedule:
October 17, 2008: A 13 Page Script is due. (properly formatted) 11:59 pm edt on Friday 10/17
October 20, 2008: Scripts Posted
October 31, 2008: Who wrote what revealed and Release of the iScript of the selected script.

Confused? Questions? Statements? Ask them on the OWC Discussion Board.


Thursday, October 9, 2008

Stand by the for the Topic and Genre of the OWC - posted by Don

If you are reading this that means I couldn't get the cool graphic of iScript.com to show up in the email.  iScript.com is sponsoring the SimplyScripts.com One Week Challenge this month.  Click on what should have been a cool image and check them out.      Man, this is really embarrassing.

The October One Week Challenge is coming up!

For those of you unfamiliar with the One Week Challenge, it’s an excercise to see how well you work under pressure. Imagine of a director came up to you and asked you to write a short script based upon an idea that he/she has and you have one week to write it. Could you do it? Of course you can.

The rules for the challenge are:

  • It is free!
  • You have one week to write a thirteen (13) page (or less) script
  • The script MUST be in a generally accepted screenplay format.
  • Do not put your name on the script. For the first week or so, the scripts will not have the writers’ name on it so no one can pick favorites.
  • Please do put © Copyright 2008 on your script!
  • Submission due: October 17th at 11:59 pm EDT
  • Remember this is a Challenge, not a contest – there are no prizes.

Be sure and visit SimplyScripts at 11:59 pm on October 10th to find out what the Theme and Genre will be.

The Schedule:

Genre and Theme announced: October 10, 2008 11:59 pm

Submissions Due: October 17, 2008

Submissions posted to the site – Starting October 20 without names.

October 31st, visit SimplyScripts to read and hear the selected script.

One script will be selected by some as yet to be determined criteria (either I pick, I get a screenwriter to pick or some kind of voting) and it will be recorded (assuming the writer gives permission to have his work recorded and posted to the site for a month) in MP3 format by the fine folks at iScript.com.


This One Week Challenge is sponsored by iScript.com – Lets You “Hear Your Script”

Scripts into mp3s! You upload a script – they record it using professional readers and picky sound editors – you download your iScript! Burn CDs, listen on your iPod, submit it to execs, producers, agents. Now people can hear your script while driving, jogging or relaxing. Click here to learn more! —

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Flightless aquatic birds, sex-rays and other original scripts - posted by Don

Twenty-seven original scripts on the Unproduced Scripts page. We have Sex-Rays which is explanation enough. Also, there are Bad Penquin which is the first feature I’ve seen from Phil in a long time. But is it a feature or twenty-seven 5 page shorts strung together to form a feature? You decide on the Unproduced Scripts page. –
Don

Saturday, October 4, 2008

ScriptGirl script sales report - posted by Don

ScriptGirl script sales report for October 3, 2008

Amnesiac washes up in Cuba convinced he’s a spy, Yogie Bear remake (sigh), mob assassins, parking attendant parker falls in love with with parkee, Russian president captured by renegade.

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