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Sunday, December 7, 2008

ScriptGirl sales report for 12/6 - posted by Don

Sliver remake, The Firm remake, conspiracy murders and remake of Captain Blood.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Revolutionary Road script – For Your Consideration - posted by Don

An undated,unspecified draft of Revolutionary Road – The Kate and Leo rematch is up on the For Your Consideration page.

Revolutionary Road is based on the Richard Yates novel of the same name about a 1950s couple living in a Connecticut suburb struggling to come to terms with their personal problems – Don

National Board picks for 2008 - posted by Don

The National Board announced yesterday their picks for the best of 2008.

On the screenwriting side, award for best adapted screenplay was shared by Eric Roth for Benjamin Button and Simon Beaufoy for Slumdog Millionaire. Gran Torino screenwriter, Nick Schenk, won for original script.

Slumdog and Benjamin Button have not been put online by the studios, yet. The Gran Torino script was up on the Warner Brothers for a short time, but was then pulled. You might, however, still be able to read it on Google cache.

Read about the other winners. – Don

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Milk and Burn After Reading scripts – For Your Consideration - posted by Don

Thanks “Juha” for the heads up on these scripts up for award consideration from Focus Films.

There is the Dustin Lance Black penned biopic Milk (Spirit Award nominee for Best First Screenplay) and the Coen Brother’s Burn After Reading.

These and a bunch of other scripts up for award consideration can be found on the For Your Consideration page. – Don

Thanks for the shout-out, John.

Vanilla Sky and an unproduced Coen Bros script - posted by Don

A couple of non-FYC scripts up. Thanks to JoBlo.com you can read the 2001 shooting script of Vanilla Sky which was based on the screenplay Abre Los Ojos by Alejandro Amenabar and Mateo Gil. And, thanks to the the definitive Coen Brothers fan site Coen Brothers, “You know, for the kids” you can read the unproduced script for To The White Sea based on the novel To The White Sea by James Dicky.

These would be on the Movie Scripts page. – Don

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Synecdoche, Rachel Getting Married and I’ve Loved You So Long scripts - posted by Don

Three more FYC scripts up. These three are from Sony Classics. There is Kaufman’s Synecdoche which has been floating around the ‘net for some time now. There is Claudel’s Il y a longtemps que je t’aime and Lumet’s Rachel Getting Married.

All the FYC (For Your Consideration) scripts that are online are up on the For Your Consideration page. You can also find them on the Movie Scripts page.

Thanks to all members who have sent me heads up on the FYC scripts on the ‘net. It is much appreciated. If you’ve gotten a postcard with URLs for FYC scripts not listed, I would appreciate it if you’d drop me a line.

Thanks to The Screenwriters League and David Lemon (Jewel Thief. Ninja. Scriptwriter. Liar) for the shout-outs. – Don

Mr. Lemon, Faintheart script. Online. Anywhere. Hmm?

Spirit Award Nominations announced - posted by Don

Film Independent Spirit Award nominations are out

Best First Screenplay

Dustin Lance Black, “Milk” script online
Lance Hammer, “Ballast”
Courtney Hunt, “Frozen River”
Jonathan Levine, “The Wackness”
Jenny Lumet, “Rachel Getting Married” script online

Best Screenplay

Woody Allen, “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” script online
Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, “Sugar”
Charlie Kaufman, “Synecdoche, New York” script online
Howard A. Rodman, “Savage Grace”
Christopher Zalla, “Sangre de Mi Sangre”

I’m sure, as the days progress, more nominated scripts will appear online. – Don

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Vicky Cristina Barcelona script – another “for your consideration” script - posted by Don

Here is another “For Your Consideration” script. I’m listing them out as they come online over on the Oscar Scripts page.

Vicky Cristina Barcelona – undated, unspecified draft script by Woody Allen – hosted by: Weinstein Brothers – in pdf format

Two girlfriends on a summer holiday in Spain become enamored with the same painter, unaware that his ex-wife, with whom he has a tempestuous relationship, is about to re-enter the picture.

Information courtesy of imdb.com

Movie Poet October winners announced - posted by Don

A couple of SimplyScripts regulars got honorable mentions in the October Movie Poet short contest. Participants were asked to write a five page screenplay on the theme of “Chemestry” – Write a love story and name it after an element from the periodic table. The love must be between people (no aliens, animals, or inanimate objects) and the title must be the name of the element and not its symbol (Hydrogen not H).

The winners were:

“Mendelevium” by Erich VonHeeder ~ First Place
A “Battle of the Bands” helps two lead singers find love.

“Platinum” by Sally Meyer ~ Second Place
To celebrate her anniversary, Agnes Summersby decides to try a little something different.

“Neon” by Travis DeStein ~ Third Place
An old man speaks to his love in the twilight of life.

Congrats to Travis DeStein for his third place finish.

Congrats to Matias Caruso and Michael Cornetto for their honorable mentions.

Each month, Movie Poet runs a free online five page screenplay contest. On the first of each month a new contest is announced. During that month, you can enter your script. During the next month, you can read, vote, and comment on all the entries. Finally, during the third month, the results are announced.

Head on over to Movie Poet and give it a go. – Don

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