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screenplays, and transcripts of current, classic and maybe a few
soon-to-be-released movies, television, anime, unproduced and radio shows. A screenwriter's resource. See
below for what is new on the site or click on a script category! - Enjoy!
wonkavite will be guest blogging "Shootin' the Shorts" devoted to showcasing good quality short scripts (and features) available for production.
Thanks to Phoenix for the heads up on another Oscar Nominated screenplay – In The Loop - November 6, 2008 final shooting draft script by Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, Tony Roche – hosted by: IFC Films – in pdf format
The US President and UK Prime Minister fancy a war. But not everyone agrees that war is a good thing..
On this episode we interview a studio reader who shall be known only as Johnny. Among other things we talk about are the misconceptions writers have about studio readers. As studio reader, just how important is page length, grammar, formatting and story when deciding to either pass or consider. Get your answers on the pod cast.
Johnny is also a co-host of Team X Cast a bi-weekly banter and wisecracking about video games, movies and whatever else comes to mind, with members from the teamxbox.com forums.
One that caught my eye was Stefan’s short comedy, Dating Wars about a Star Wars nerd forced to go on a date with a beautiful girl. However after his date is being bothered by a Star Trek nerd he will do anything to vanquish him. (pdf format)
Thanks to ‘wb’ over at PassionForCinema for the heads up on the screenplay for UP. It is an undated, unspecified draft, hosted by Disney Studio Awards and is a zip file.
By tying thousands of balloon to his home, 78-year-old Carl Fredricksen sets out to fulfill his lifelong dream to see the wilds of South America. Right after lifting off, however, he learns he isn’t alone on his journey, since Russell, a wilderness explorer 70 years his junior, has inadvertently become a stowaway on the trip.
A couple of weeks ago, we challenged writers to write an 8 to 12 page horror, supernatural thriller, fantasy, or science fiction script on the theme of “The Dark”. We had 31 entries by 27 writers. Scripts were first submitted anonymously for a week to give folks a chance to read each script. Now we reveal who write what script. You can talk about the scripts on the discussion board here – Don
The panel talked with Quito Washington an independent film-maker from Darwin Australia about his latest film, Swing It. We discussed aspects of it from screenwriting to finding funding to putting it on the festival circuit.
Also, the panel discussed the enormous expense for marketing of so-called low budget films like Blair Witch Project and Paranormal Activity.
The panel was Pia, Michael Cornetto, Cindy Keller and Jeff Bush(Dreamscale).
Among them is Daemon by Robert Skotte ( Rob a.k.a. Sniper) (Horror, Supernatural) – A group of friends embark on camping trip, but what should have been a weekend of partying gets turned into a fight for life and death as they come face to face with an unearthed evil – starving for revenge. 92 pages
If Daemon doesn’t do it for you, hop over to the Unproduced Scripts page and check out the other 59 scripts. – Don
Caution: Flashing Strobe Effect Used in this Video
By Friday, February 12th, 11:59 pm est, you must write a script (properly formatted)8 – 12 pages (courier 12 point font) on the following theme and genre:
Theme: The Dark – A complete story that sheds light into the darkest reaches of the mind, into deepest shadows of the imagination and into the blackest void at the end of the universe.
Genre: horror, supernatural thriller, fantasy, or science fiction
Your script must be submitted using this form. More complete information on the Challenge can be found here. Questions about the challenge can be submitted on the Discussion Board.
This is not a contest, it is a challenge, so with that being said, up to six scripts submitted will be selected for production and distributed on the Machinima.com network (upon approval by the author of the work). The only compensation will be a “Written By” credit.
The challenge is not supported nor endorsed by machinima.com or moviestorm.com.
Timeline The scripts must be received by Friday, February 12th at 11:59 pm e.d.t.. All submitted scripts will be posted anonymously for a few weeks before the writers are revealed. Please put “(c) Copyright 2010″ on your script.
This is completely Free to enter.
2/5 – theme and genre revealed
2/12 – submissions due 11:59 pm edt
2/14 – 12/21 – scripts posted without author’s names review, critique, comment, guess who wrote what
2/21 – Author’s names revealed.