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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy screenplay - posted by Don

Award season is fast approaching. Focus Features has come out of the gate posting scripts to movies they have up for award consideration.

We start with:

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – december 17, 2010 revised script script by Bridget O’Connor & Peter Straughan (based on the novel by John le Carre – hosted by: Focus Features – in pdf format

In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6’s echelons.

Information courtesy of imdb

Friday, October 21, 2011

TV Scripts, Transcripts and Pilots update - posted by Don

Finished a major overhaul of the TV Scripts and Transcripts page.

How I Met Your Mother, Terra Nova, Harper’s Island and Alphas pilot scripts, a few 30 Rock scripts. You can find those on the TV Scripts and Transcripts page.

Or check out the Full Listings of TV Scripts and Transcripts.

-Don

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Three On A Match – Filmed - posted by Don

Three On A Match – Filmed

One of the scripts from last year’s October One Week Challenge was picked up and filmed.

Three On A Match by Phil Clarke Jr

All killers are not created equal. (pdf format)

Three on a Match from Aaron Gilmore on Vimeo.

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Saturday, October 15, 2011

The October 2011 One Week Challenge Scripts are now live! - posted by Don

The October 2011 One Week Challenge Scripts are now up for your reading pleasure. There were 38 scripts submitted by writers who had one week to write a script between 6 to 12 pages. The genre was Gothic Horror. The theme was Ghosts.

Thank you to everyone who took the challenge.

The Stone Within by Helene – [no logline] 10 pages, 4 pages, no rating

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Abracadabra by James Hand – An eccentric 19th century magician hired to expose a paranormal fraud gets more than he expected. 12 pages, 5 characters, PG-13 Rating

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Revenant Stand by Debby – Two men are caught up in a haunting life-ending drama within an ages old forest clearing. 12 pages, 4 major and a dozen minor characters, PG-13 Rating

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Out Of The Dark by Tony – An abused teenage girl, with the help of her girlfriend, murders her father but, before they can make their getaway the father’s spirit returns to get revenge. 10 pages, 3 characters, unrated

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The Executioner by Petey F – A young woman on the run from something terrible, guided by a friendly spirit, learns the nature of her dark heritage. 12 pages, 7 characters, PG-13 Rating

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Mischief At Morley House by Anonymous – A secret lurks ‘bout Morley House. A secret that won’t be ignored. But she don’t mean no harm – if you don’t do no harm. 12 pages, 9 characters, Hard R Rating

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Castle Trouble by Sean – The trouble stops when you die. 8 pages, 4 characters, PG Rating

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Falling Angels by A Horse Called Binky – A young girl has to cope with the death of her family during a dark night. War brings out the best and the worst. 10 pages, 4 characters, unrated (thus far)

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A Dance in the Dark by Vince – A nifty new smart phone app allows a feuding couple to communicate with the dead. 12 pages, 5 characters, PG-13 Rating

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The Lonley Tenant by Gert – A woman rents the first renovated apartment in an old building, but she soon finds she’s not the only one there. 12 pages, 4 characters, Hard R Rating

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No Balls by Emily – Nick is accused of being a “chicken” and goes to desperate measures to prove he is not. 8 pages, PG-13 Rating

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Betrayal by Tammy – Louis is coming back home after 10 years in prison, but everything has changed from Marie, to his father, to his brother Jean and to his home. 12 pages

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The Woods by Nate – Emily goes to visit her mother in the countryside. While there she sees a young boy, who terrorizes her to go into the woods. 11 pages, 3 characters, PG rating

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Reaparations by Harvey – Six months after the Civil War’s conclusion, Colonel Henry Gibbs gets a visitor he never expected. 10 pages, 5 characters, Hard R Rating

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House Proud by Rina – Moving in can be scary… 10 pages, 6 characters, PG-13 Rating

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The Haunted Tale of James O’Neil by Ophelia – How open would you be to fulfilling a request by a stranger with no idea what you will encounter and might risk? An 18 century military officer, James O’Neil, explores this offer as he unravels an unearthly tale to help someone he never met. Fate sometimes works in mysterious ways. 8 pages, 4 characters, PG Rating

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My Love by Ernesto – A grief stricken lover makes a deal with the devil in hopes of being reunited with his lost love. 9 pages, 4 characters, PG-13 Rating

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The Last Stop by Oscar – When William gets separated from his new bride at a traveling circus, he finds all is not as it seems while trying to find her. 12 pages, 5 characters, PG Rating

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Sweep by Franklin – What wreckage is formed in the crossed paths of human lives… how can we ever know? 12 pages, 6 characters, PG Rating

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Allured by Richard Pennybrock III – An eerie castle, dribbling candles, a lost officer and a bunch of ghosts. You know, the usual stuff. 7 pages, 7 characters, G rating

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Open House With An Empty Heart by Irene – When you buy a house you buy the stories within its walls… Good or Bad. 12 pages, PG-13 Rating

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Veil of Blood by Augustin Forte – A young woman ventures to her uncle’s crumbling plantation in 1874 Louisiana. 12 pages, 6 characters, unrated thus far

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Mr. Daniels by Nadine – An old hitman gets a visit from from his past. 7 pages, 2 characters, PG-13 Rating

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Our Lady of Eternal Suffering by Patty – When an amateur Theologian goes in search of an ancient archaelogical site, little does he know he will stumbling onto a dangerous secret that spans Space and Time… 12 pages, unrated thus far

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The Madness of Time by Chris – While fulfulling his late father’s wishes, a man must face the nightmare of his father’s past. 9 pages, 5 characters, PG-13 Rating

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Forever Thine by Gordon – A sickly young woman is haunted by a ghost in an old victorian mansion. What does the grim spectre portend for her and her husband? 6 pages, 4 characters, unrated

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Together Again… Someday by David Lancer – You can’t mourn the dead when you’re one of them. 6 pages, 3 characters, PG Rating

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Annabel by Sandy – Annabel was a good wife, when she was around. 6 pages, 6 characters, PG-13 Rating

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Innocence Condemned by Philippe – During the dark times of Christianity, a young woman finds herself accused of witch craft, haunted by a disfigured spirit, and destined for persecution. During her trials and torment, she discovers that death may not be the only punishment that lies ahead. 10 pages, 9 characters, Hard R Rating

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The Open Casket by Don – Artist, Charles Drayton, has been commissioned to paint the viscount Corwin Redwinter’s portrait at his remote castle in the mountains. Redwinter’s intentions towards Drayton’s fiancee, Melinda Hartwell, may be less than honorable and the stuff of nightmares. 11 pages, 5 characters, PG Rating

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A Price To Pay by Rafael – A woman struggles to overcome the loss of her fiance while being tormented by a homicidal ghost. 11 pages, 3 characters, PG-13 Rating

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The Truth by Cindy – A young girl moves to a new town. A house haunted by it’s past brings up old news that was buried. 10 pages, 5 characters, PG-13 rating

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Condemned Sanctuary by Swimming Swan – A mother’s candlelight vigil on the fifth anniversary of her son’s death is interrupted by an unexpected guest. 11 pages, 5 characters, PG-13 Rating

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Traceless by Michael – Detective Croft is on the hunt for a serial killer… who doesn’t leave a trace. 6 pages, 5 characters, Hard R rating.

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Satanas by Florence – On a dark and stormy night, the Devil will come out to play, or at least try to. 12 pages, Hard R Rating

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Payer Fedris – A Gothic Dream Tax by Anonymous – When a poor boy replaces his dreams with forbidden knowledge, he dreams the most expensive dream of all. 12 pages, 17 characters, Hard R Rating

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All That Remains by Beryl – A woman hires a team of ghost hunters to contact her sister’s spirit and solve her murder. 12 pages, 5 characters, PG Rating

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Asylum by Varney the Vampire – Insane Asylums make for strange bedfellows… 7 pages, 9 characters, PG-13 rating

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

A Few Moments of Your Time filmed as I Hate Vegans - posted by Don

A Few Moments of Your Time, one of the entries in the May, 2010 One Week Challenge where the theme was “a vegan and and a carnivore argue over their dietary philosophies.”

Ryan’s entry, A Few Moments of Your Time was filmed.

A census taker knocks on a man’s door. What follows is an unexpected battle of wits.

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Friday, October 7, 2011

The October 2011 One Week Challenge is On! - posted by Don

You must write a script, properly formatted between 6 and 12 pages (courier 12 point font).

This month’s theme and genre are:

Genre: Gothic Horror
Theme: Ghosts are not bad, just misunderstood

One character must be a ghost. By the end of the story, the reader must understand that the ghost isn’t “the bad guy”.

  1. This is a free challenge (not a contest).
  2. One entry per person.
  3. Script must be in PDF format.
  4. Script must be properly formatted
  5. Script must be between 6 to 12 pages
  6. Do not put your name on the script. The scripts will be anonymous for the first week or so. (After the exercise closes you can either have your script removed or resubmit the script with your name on it).
  7. Do use your real name and real email when you submit your script.
  8. You are strongly encouraged to read and comment on at least three to five other scripts. Your participation does have an impact on the Writer’s Choice selection process. Registration on the discussion board is free (and we don’t spam you).
  9. Script must be received by Friday, October 14th at 11:59 pm e.d.t..
  10. Please put “(c) Copyright 2011” on your script.

Script must be submitted here

This is only an exercise. There is no prize for winning (after all, we all win if we have fun). There will not be an official judging for the best script (after all, we all win if we have fun). All submitted scripts will be posted anonymously for a few weeks before the writers are revealed.

The Schedule:
10/7 – theme and genre revealed
10/14 11:59 pm e.d.t..- submissions due
10/15 – 10/18 – scripts posted without author’s names
10/25 – Writer’s choice selection due
10/31 – (tentative) audio presentation of one selected script presented by iScript.com.

Thank you to iScript.com for sponsoring this free challenge!

Hail The Cabbie filmed as The Southern Belle - posted by Don

Congratulations to Martin Cox.

His script Hail the Cabbie was filmed by Bora Bora Films as The Southern Belle.

Hail the Cabbie

When Josh hails a cab, he gets the ride of his life. (Short, Drama – pdf format).

Martin writes:

“I was fortunate enough this year to have a few shorts produced but the most recent and my real favorite is THE SOUTHERN BELLE (formerly HAIL THE CABBIE)

“There are many reasons why I treasure this short so much but the most important is that guys such as James Went, Phil ‘Dogglebe’, Ghost and others motivated me to push this script and make it into the movie it is today. I remain eternally grateful to them all.

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Monday, October 3, 2011

Gearing up for the October One Week Challenge – Theme to be released Friday, October 7th. - posted by Don

What is the “One Week Challenge”?

Writer’s are given one week to write a properly formatted script between 6 to 12 pages on the theme and genre announced on Friday, October 7th.

This is open to anyone and is free.

You can get a flavor for the challenge by checking out some of the scripts from the last One Week Challenge (OWC)

And, it is free because it is NOT a contest. There is no official judging. There is no winner.

However, three scripts will be selected based upon input from the participants, people’s choice and webmaster of SimplyScripts. Those three scripts will be sent to iScript.com who will select one of the three scripts to be audio performed.

Discussion board membership is not required, though highly encouraged.

Stay Tuned for more information.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Complete by James McClung – Featured Script of the Month - posted by Don

By Sean Elwood - seanelwoodart.blogspot.comComplete by James McClung

Nikki’s romantic getaway turns into a nightmare when her boyfriend reveals a gruesome plot to bring them closer together.
(Horror, Thriller, Drama) 91 pages in pdf format

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Status: Available

poster by Sean Elwood

James McClungWriter Bio: James McClung graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia in May 2009 with a degree in Film and Media Arts.

He has been writing screenplays since 2005. His work extends to all genres (and subgenres) from horror and psychological thrillers to romantic comedy. He has to date written over thirty screenplays, including fourteen features, and hopes to continue exploring new ground.

In 2007, James sold his first screenplay Abattoir, a throwback to 70s-80s horror movies, to Canadian filmmaker Kalman Szegvary (“Cannibal Rollerbabes”). Abattoir is currently in post-production with an anticipated worldwide release in 2012.

Since then, James has written several other scripts now in varying stages of development, including Baptism by Fire, a short drama set during the Vietnam War. Baptism by Fire was produced by film student, Craig Surko, and is currently gearing up for a festival run, having already made Official Selection at this year’s Princeton Student Film & Video Festival.

James is active in his local independent film scene, after cutting his production teeth in Paris, France at Partizan Films (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) in 2010. He is currently writing for a secret project based in Maryland and in pre-production for his directorial debut in his hometown of Washington DC.

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Artwork provided by Sean Elwood

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