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Monday, November 2, 2009

Larry Gelbart’s Pinnacle - posted by Don

Over on the TV Scripts page there is Pinnacle by Larry Gelbart courtesy of Written By.

Larry Gelbart died September 11 of this year at the age of 81. He developed the hit television series M*A*S*H, wrote the wildly successful play A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and the screenplay Tootsie.

My PDF Scripts has an excellent article recapping Larry Gelbart’s life. – Don

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Fifty Original Scripts - posted by Don

On the Unproduced Scripts page we have over fifty original works across all genres. Among them, what caught my eye was The Werewolves of World War Two by Aaron. This is an action/horror period piece that chronicles the adventures of a pack of allied werewolves into the heart of Germany to battle the Third Reich. (pdf format).

And Steven has his followup feature to his series Better Days. You can listen to the first six episodes here. Famous, Rich & Beautiful (pdf format) has two documentary filmmakers follow a former TV star on his day to day life and get more than they bargained for.

Check out there and more on the Unproduced Scripts page. – Don

Movie Poet – September Winners - posted by Don


MoviePoet.com announces the winners of the September 2009 short script competition. Weave a tale of horror, but make sure your killer or monster is female.

“Don’t Let Her See” by Matias Caruso ~ First Place
A suburban husband plots to leave his psychotic wife, who has telekinetic and mind-reading abilities.

“Point of view” by Jon Hill ~ Second Place
A tired coroner is stalked by the living dead — but only when she isn’t looking!

“Tears” by Erich VonHeeder ~ Third Place
An old friend delivers a special gift in honor of a deceased friend.

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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