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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Babz Buzz 22 - posted by Don

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Unproduced scripts for Wednesday, August 8th - posted by Don

Unproduced scripts for Wednesday, August 8th

Amina’s by Hanadi Sadi

(Drama) – An oppressed Syrian wife arrives to the US to collect her inheritance her deceased uncle left her, only to find herself on a journey that leads her to self-discovery, self-reliance, empowerment, and self-worth where what she thinks matters to millions. (fdr – formatting: )

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Our Problem in Vegas by Simon (sicoll007)

(Drama) – A cop is deployed to investigate corruption in Vegas. 88 pages (pdf – formatting: )

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The Pact by Jennifer Joelle Fatou

(Drama. Romance, Thriller) – A close circle of friends drifts apart as they deal with heartbreak and betrayal.Can a weekend away from the stress of their lives and careers heal and strengthen their relationships?Their bond and friendships are tested when they are unexpectedly struck by agony and tragedy (celtex – formatting: )

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A Thousand Sunrises by Mario Perrotta (coldsnap)

(Short, Action, Drama) – In Cold War-era Siberia, an American soldier drags a Soviet prisoner across the arctic terrain, when he discovers that the Soviet is more than what he appears to be. 13 pages. (pdf – formatting: )

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Stormangels by Paul Mailhot (pmailhot)

(Sci Fi, Fantasy) – When cross-dimensional twin worlds bleed into each other, the unproven leader of a medieval village must brave the trek to the hostile otherworld to seal the breach. 109 pages (pdf – formatting: )

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Tuesday’s Original Scripts - posted by Don

Unproduced scripts for Tuesday, August 7th

The Twins by Jennifer Joelle Fatou

(Comedy) – These 2 guys have a problem most men wish they had:hot,young women just can’t get enough of them.They run,hide,lie and deceive until of course they find then again (celtex – formatting: )

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The Cleen Family by Micahel David

(Short) – A short animation about a cleen family. 5 pages (pdf – formatting: )

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Battleground by Richard Rivera

(Action, Adventure) – During World War Two, in the merciless, freezing wilderness of southern Russia, stranded American and German soldiers put their differences aside to fight off an alien invasion from another world. 107 pages (pdf – formatting: )

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Deadend Cemetery “The Execution of Darlyn Drake by Benjamin Theis (DeadendBen)

(Short, Thriller, Drama) – Arrogant Warden Akers has different ideas what to do with the body of executed serial killer Darlyn Drake.  Leading a trio of his men and the prison priest to the fabled  DeadendCemetery, he quickly learns that there is something more sinister with ideas of it’s own. 26 pages (pdf – formatting: )

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Oh Father Why? by Richard Longhorn (Abeoldieboy)

(Short, Drama) – The life of a troubled teen is explored. (pdf – formatting: )

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Monday, August 6, 2012

August 6th Original scripts - posted by Don

Unproduced scripts for Monday, August 6th

Killing Clare by Glynn (thelimy)

(Thriller) – A husband hires a hitman to kill his wife but then discovers that she has a brain tumor and tries to stop the murder with disastrous consequences. 113 pages (pdf – formatting: )

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Run! by Tom Mann

(Drama) – The story of the trials and tribulations of inner city London life told from the eyes of a family of Sudanese immigrants. The Akol family’s life is thrown into turmoil when the oldest sibling, Edgard, is attacked by ‘hoods’ from a local gang and left unable to provide for his poor family. Middle child Joseph now needs to muster all the strength and faith he can to help his family survive, he needs to run! 116 pages (pdf – formatting: )

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Releasing Frank by Glynn (thelimy)

(Action, Adventure) – Frank has eight hours to get out of prison, get his family back, and get even. 94 (pdf – formatting: )

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Did I Say That Out Loud? by Robert Pierce hosted by Robert Pierce

(Series) – Drunk Seattle weatherman Jack Walters should have been fired this week but with the ratings skyrocketing, WSTY decides to keep him on the air and liquored up, accompanied by a gaggle of dysfunctional anchors, assistants, reporters and directors. 28 pages (pdf – formatting: )

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The Watcher On The Hill by George Anderson

(Short, Sci Fi) – On Mars, the hills have eyes. A Martian rover from Earth encounters something on a Martian hillside. Who, or what, is it? 4 pages (pdf – formatting: )

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Sunday, August 5, 2012

Original Scripts - posted by Don

Unproduced scripts for Sunday, August 5th

The Big Race by Alex Sarris (alex_212) hosted by The Big Race

(Short) – A race where the stakes are high with a one in a million change of winning and a good chance of dying. (pdf – formatting: )

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Dropped Call by Buddy Baron

(Comedy) – “Teen finds 007’s Cellphone” A smart, geeky teen is nuts for a pretty girl as Prom time approaches. While being beaten up by school bullies in an alley…a cell phone falls –almost literally– into his lap. But this is no ordinary phone, it’s a million dollar piece of gear assigned to a top secret agent. 98 pages (pdf – formatting: )

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X-Files: Maiden, Mother, and Crone by Richard Ashcraft (therichcraft)

(Series, Sci Fi, Fantasy) – Grand Junction, Colorado has become a dark utopia. When Skinner comes to town to visit his cousin, he alerts the supernatural forces that have turned the town’s men into law-abiding citizens. Then the entities investigate Scully and Mulder. 71 pages (pdf – formatting: )

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Apaches by Yam Gonzalez

(Thriller) – The script is based on Lorenzo Carcaterra’s book “Apaches”. Jerry Bruckheimer acquired the rights to the novel in 1997. Since then a host of writers have tried to adapt the book without success. Fresh out of Film School I thought I’d take a whack at it. It took me about four months to complete. This is the end result. 120 pgs. (pdf – formatting: )

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Waking Up North Haven by Wes Worthing hosted by Rom Com Writer

(Short, Drama, Comedy) – A sanitation worker finds out today if he makes the grade at being a dad. (6 pages) (pdf – formatting: )

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Saturday, August 4, 2012

Movie Poet contest winners - posted by Don

MoviePoet.com announces the winners of the June 2012 short script contest: “Even More of Less is More” – In screenwriting every page, every paragraph, every sentence, and every word counts. Tell an entire story in one page during our annual micro-short screenplay challenge.

“Vicious Circle” by Greg Tonnon ~ First Place
Michael is crestfallen when an accident he caused takes the life of his new bride. Thirty years later, technology gives him a chance to make things right.

“His Future” by Matthew Fettig ~ Second Place
An unemployed father barters his last pretense of success for his son’s birthday gift.

“Going Up” by Derek Anderson ~ Third Place
A destitute victim of domestic violence finds solace in an act of kindness from a stranger.

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

Unproduced Scripts - posted by Don

Unproduced scripts for Saturday, August 4th

Jack’s Dress by J. Wergin

(Short, Romantic Comedy) – In celebration of their 10-year wedding anniversary, a self-centered husband and his all too patient wife spend a weekend in New York City to see a Broadway show. While there, the husband realizes how valuable his wife is, and that he’s been taking her for granted. To show his love, he sets out on an unusual and humorous quest to buy her the dress she spotted and fell in love with, while window-shopping. 15 pages (pdf – formatting: )

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Somewhere by Michael Park

(Drama) – Amidst the fierce and bloody rivalry between two football teams, two young men fall in love and start a relationship that they must hide from their families. 100 pages (pdf – formatting: )

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The Living by Weston Standish

(Short, Drama) – A recently unemployed man tries to find out why his neighbor committed suicide, befriending the dead man’s widow in the process. 40 pages (pdf – formatting: )

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The Find by Darren James Steeley

(Short, Sci Fi, Animation) – On an uncharted planet, a communication breakdown between an alien civilization and a team of astronauts goes horribly wrong. 13 pages (pdf – formatting: )

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Karmamzov by Edward Sills hosted by Karmamzov

(Series, Drama) – The three sons of an established crooked businessman, each with their own unique world views, struggle with the reputation they’ve inherited through their family name. 61 pages (pdf – formatting: )

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