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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Gimme Credit screenwriting competition - posted by Don

Gimme Credit screenwriting competition

The Gimme Credit Screenplay Competition strives to recognize and award the achievements of exceptional writers while assisting them in furthering their careers by producing winning shorts and opening doors for winning features. We also seek to assist writers of all levels in honing their craft through our complimentary feedback program.

Now Accepting Features: The top four winning features will be submitted to production companies, agents and managers for consideration.

As always, the winning short script is produced and professionally marketed on the festival circuit.

All writers receive feedback on their scripts following the announcement of the winners. Feature writers receive feedback on the first 15 pages of their scripts.

In addition to the competition, we offer comprehensive script analysis from our website. Discounts given with an entry.

Full details at gimmecreditcompetition.com

ScriptGirl sales report for week ending January 30 - posted by Don

Treasure hunters search for rare objects, furry vengance (name says it all), Samson and Delilah in the future, and a script on custom cruisers.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

OTR Radio scripts and transcripts - posted by Don

Big thanks for this huge update of scripts and transcripts from the golden age of radio go to the Mysterious M. There is an episode from Arch Obler’s Horror radio show Lights Out and an episode of Mercury Theater The Man Who Was Thursday adapted by Orsen Wells based on G. K. Chesterton’s classic novel of the same name.

All in all, there are fourteen OTR scripts and transcripts over on the Old Time Radio from the Golden Age of Radio page. – Don

Monday, January 26, 2009

The Plan, filmed - posted by Don

Tom Pascal’s short The Plan has been filmed. A young man outlines and puts in action his plan to pick up girls. But what happens when he picks up the wrong one? 8 pages (pdf format)

Discuss this script on the Discussion Board

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Unproduced script mother lode - posted by Don

Over on the Unproduced Scripts page we have 45 original scripts for your reading pleasure. A random pull of them gives us:

Lindell’s Hour Glass – A group of psycho-religious madmen take control of a century old hospital in order to find an ancient biblical relic of immense power. But two terminally ill patients, a street thug and the First Lady of the United States, decide to stop them. 97 pages

Stephen’s Space Man – Ugly George, an emotionless and purpose driven man, loses his job and sets out to shoot the man he feels responsible, Hugh Ross megastar, the new face of Java Junkie coffee shop franchise and the reason George lost his job. 105 pages

Michale’s The Regulator – In the not too distant future, robotics is a billion dollar industry. The nations of the world are dividing themselves into factions, preparing for World War III. A man worth millions of dollars commits suicide in a lonely shack. A young rookie reporter begins an in-depth investigation into the matter. He is thrust into a conspiracy involving much more than himself.

If those don’t do it for you, there are another 42 original scripts to choose from. – Don

Saturday, January 24, 2009

ScriptGirl sales report for week ending 1/23/09 - posted by Don

ScriptGirl report for week ending 1/23/09

Modern day witch doctor, Tom and Jerry in New York feature, High School senior meets shy girl and 35 year old career college student gets kicked out of house.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Unprotected Sex - posted by Don

PC’s short, short, Unprotected Sex (pdf format) a sick, short comedy about a young woman who learns the horrible truth about her fiance, has been produced by Rick of Scar Tissue Films.

Readers and viewers who are queasy about issues Gynecological and/or Dalius Baranauskas may want to give this a pass.

Comment on the Script here. Comments on the film here.


Unprotected Sex

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Oscar Nominations - posted by Don

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Doubt (undated, unspecified draft ) by John Patrick Shanley (based in his stage play) host: Miramax
Frost/Nixon (August 27, 2007 revised yellow draft ) by Peter Morgan host: Universal Pictures
Slumdog Millionaire (August, 15, 2007 draft ) by Simon Beaufoy (based on the novel by Vikas Swarup) host: Fox Searchlight
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (October 30, 2007 revised draft) by Eric Roth and Robin Swicord (based on the short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald) host: Paramount
The Reader (undated, unspecified draft ) by David Hare (based on the novel by Bernhard Schlink) host: Weinstein Brothers

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Frozen River (undated, unspecified draft ) by Courtney Hunt host: Sony Classics
Happy-Go_Lucky (undated, unspecified draft ) by Mike Leigh host: Miramax
In Bruges by Martin McDonough
Milk (undated, unspecified draft ) by Dustin Lance Black host: Focus Films
Wall-E (undated, unspecified draft ) by Andrew Stanton & Jim Reardon (original story by Andrew Stanton & Pete Docter) host: Walt Disney Studios

Sunday, January 18, 2009

The One (well, Two) Week Challenge scripts - posted by Don

This go around of the One Week Challenge was done a little differently. Usually participants have a week to write a 15 page script on the genre and theme selected. This go around it was a team exercise. Each team had two weeks to come up with a short script (15 pages maximum) based on the genre and theme of science fiction and ‘solving the food shortage.’

The teams were:

GM Miles & Stebrown;
Dreamscale & Stevie;
George Willson & Sandra E;
MBCGirl & Shelton;
The Boy Who Could Fly & Me;
Higgonaitor & Tommy P;
Zack, Nixon & James R.

For the first week or so, fake names are used for the entrants. You can read the submission here. Note: Many of the scripts are very disturbing, so read at your own risk. – Don

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