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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Alert! Oz Rudd steals scripts - posted by Don

“Oz Rudd” has been caught trying to pass off a number of scripts from the SimplyScripts Unproduced section of the site as his own. If anyone reading this is working with the above named individual on a script or a production, please be aware that you could be working with someone who has plagiarized the script from SimplyScripts.

To be clear, Oz Rudd stole the scripts and merely replaced the writer’s name with his own. He is passing them off as his own work, typos and all.

I’ve removed “Oz Rudd’s” real name since there apparently an “internet sleuth” who is going around writing nasty letters to anyone has “Oz Rudd’s” real name. Not cool.

Don

10 Comments so far

1.

Travis
February 15th, 2012 at 8:28 pm

He has also used the name Bill Jong

2.

Noëlle
February 17th, 2012 at 4:57 am

I can’t believe that guy!

3.

Biggie
February 19th, 2012 at 9:03 pm

That is really messed up. No morals or integrity.

4.

Babz, Agent, Host of Babzbuzz
February 20th, 2012 at 4:05 pm

wow. you know, if he did manage to get an option, I believe it would END right there as he could not prove chain of title (copyright) when the prod vetted the work in order to get the writer paid. So while this IN WHOLE, SUCKS, getting ‘away’ with anything is doubtful. But think about it; someone right about now should be writing a murder mystery script about this very thing. JUST SAYIN…. hugs. BABZ

5.

Craig
February 25th, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Oz Rudd must be Australian. His name is “OZ” which is Australian slang for “Aussie” and “Rudd” is a reference to former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.

So look out for a dodgy Australian trying to pass off other peoples scripts as his own.

We have a word in Australia for people like
Oz Rudd: “Parasite!”

6.

Kel
February 27th, 2012 at 6:50 pm

My guess is that it’s Michel Hazavanicius. He took the scripts to What Price Hollywood?, Singin in the Rain, Sunset Blvd and A Star Is Born and turned them into THE ARTIST

7.

Matt Mosley
March 1st, 2012 at 8:29 am

How are people to know if they are working with the thief if you don’t show his real name?

8.

Ess Dub
March 2nd, 2012 at 12:53 am

Sure enough, where there is growth, there are parasites trying to kill it. Best to focus on the positive aspects of the creative process, but be sure to squish the low-life bloodsuckers when they’re uncovered.

9.

saidu
April 1st, 2012 at 6:54 pm

Real writers are not afraid to write.They don’t steal,but focus on the craft.If this guy steal people’s work,how can he defend the plot,theme,structure,and the weakness of the script?Above all,does he know how the writer work the charecter development?It’s easy to say this but very hard to see it through the script.Unless a veteran reader.But a thief who can’t write can read as much either.

10.

mrpdhouse
April 4th, 2012 at 2:03 pm

You see i did the smart thing before i started posting my script. I regisetered it with the Writers Guild of America and the copy right of congress. this seems to be a leech who cant hack it. I totally agree. thats just wrong.

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