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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus script (maybe) - posted by Don

Thanks “Tony” for the heads up on a purported 2007 draft of The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. I say “purported” because it is listed as being written by “Terry McKeown and Charles Gilliam” rather than by Terry Gilliam and Charles McKeown. And nobody has been able to either confirm or deny that it is a true draft of the script.

You can follow the release of movie on the twitters

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus – May 26, 2007 draft script by “Terry McKeown and Charles Gilliam” (Terry Gilliam and Chalres McKeown) – hosted by: Scribd.com – in pdf format

The immortal 1,000-year-old Doctor Parnassus leads a traveling theater troupe that offers audience members a chance to go beyond reality through a magical mirror in his possession. Parnassus had been able to guide the imagination of others through a deal with the Devil, who now comes to collect on the arrangement, targeting the doctor’s daughter. The troupe, joined by a mysterious outsider named Tony travel through parallel worlds to rescue the girl.

Information courtesy of imdb.com

Sunday, March 29, 2009

House Eighteen filmed has House 310 - posted by Don

Congratulations to Stephen Brown whose short script, House Eighteen (pdf format) has been filmed as House 310 Mary has asked her husband Brian a very simple question; the drink or her. What will he decide on and will he be able to stick to his word? 6 pages

Shout out at Stephen over on the Discuss this script on the Discussion Board

ScriptShack March Madness Sale continued - posted by Don

ScriptShack’s March Madness Sale with a twist! Sweet 16 Scripts are 50% off. All other scripts are 15% off. – Don

Saturday, March 28, 2009

ScriptGirl script sales report for week ending 3/27 - posted by Don

ScriptGirl script sales report for week ending 3/27

Hasbro’s Major Matt Mason movie, hard driving computer industry egg heads plan a bank heist, a slow aging man has time to develop survival skills and in the WTF category – The Three Stooges movie?

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Love Letters - posted by Don

Love Letter image from tiastories.wordpress.com/Love Letters by PC

Things begin to change for the worst when a Postman starts to receive love letters.

Short, Drama
Rated R for Language

Read the script (12 pages pdf format). Talk about 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. }

Love letter image courtesy of Telugu and English Stories by TIAns

Monday, March 23, 2009

Script Shack March Madness Sale! 15% Off! - posted by Don

Hey Gang!

Script Shack is having a March Madness Sale! Get 15% off all scripts! Check ‘em out!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Script Girl Script Sales report for week ending 3/20 - posted by Don

Two best friends relationship put to the test, epic journey to depths of despair, doctor has a car accident and half human/half fish searching for true love.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Abattoir – sneak peek at the film: How the sausage is made - posted by Don

Kimmy in truck - (c)2008 Abattoir - Wildfire Motion Picture Co.

I normally don’t put up trailers or sneak peeks to a film unless I have a script for you to read, however I make an exception in this case.

The script Abattoir by James McClung was written in 2005 and shortly thereafter James submitted it to SimplyScripts with the following logline.

Four young filmmakers on a road trip decide to stop at the wrong gas station and find themselves in the clutches of some sick individuals running a cannibalistic meat business. Horror – 95 pages

Over the next two years a dozen or so folks, including Mike Shelton, Zack, ‘The Boy Who Could Fly’, tonkatough and ‘alffy’ read and gave input on James’ script. In late 2007 James asked me to take the script down as someone was interested in producting the script.

Important Note – The script was not picked up from SimplyScripts, but rather James actively shopped the script around. SimplyScripts had nothing to do with this script getting produced.

Flash forward to March of 2008 and James’ cryptic discussion board posting entitled Back from Canada. Abattoir was being filmed by Kalman Szegvary of Wildfire film studios. James gave a great set report posting in the Movie Rumor board.

Flash forward another year and James was able to share a small unofficial Abattoir film site that he and the director put together for a class that James is taking as a Film/Media Arts student at Temple University in Philadelphia.

Below is one of two “behind the scenes looks” at the new film that you can find on the unofficial Abattoir site. The film is currently in negotiations with a distributor.

So, hearty congratulations to James. I’m thrilled that Abattoir is getting made, particularly since I’ve had the opportunity to see this as a first draft script to later drafts to being able to read about set visits and see pictures and look behind the scenes. I really enjoy seeing how the sausague is made going from concept to celluloid. I hope to be able to see the film in a theatre near me. And, if it becomes a cult classic, you read it here first. – Don

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Behind the scene at The Wrap’s article on the Fade In Screenwriting Contest. - posted by Don

Thanks Audrey for the heads up on Fade In Magazine’s Response to the recent article in The Wrap entitled Are Aspiring Writers Being Lured With Promises Fade In Can’t Keep? which I blogged about last week.

After having received the following from Audrey…

You have a link to “Fade In response,” which does not go to Fade In Magazine’s response*, which is at – www.fadeinonline.com – It is illegal to disseminate defamatory and libelous information from a third party**. I understand why it’s newsworthy but would appreciate you also link to and or give Fade In’s side to the story***. If not, I’ve been instructed**** to contact our lawyers to send you a letter to remove the deragatory [sic] statements*****, as mediabistro****** and other sites******* have had to do in order not to be sued*******. I hope you understand. Please read my letter from the editor at www.fadeinonline.com and click on the links. You may understand better.*********
(astrisks added)
…I was left scratching my head about what I wrote in my blog post that was derogatory, defamatory or libelous (I’ll wait for the lawyers to let me know) and of course felt compelled not only correct the errant link, but also to make sure you are aware and have a chance to read Fade In Magazine’s response which begins, Did a new entertainment media competitor maliciously attack Fade In and its editor in chief in order to attract readers to its new website or is there something more sinister going on besides sloppy reporting? You decide.

So, read the other side of the story which I think you will find interesting and informative and a deep dive on the interworkings of online media magazines. – Don

update: For what it’s worth, MediaBistro still has their article on this up.

*That was the only response at the time
**ain’t been proved.
***done
****instructed by who? Zorgon? The Voice in your head?
*****What deragatory or derogatory statements?
******mediabistro’s article is still up.
*******nope, just two dorky sites have posted about this.
********Bring it. Hollow threat. Seriously, “put my link up or I’ll sue you.” Please have your lawyer contact me. You are pathitic and whiney.
*********see above response.

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