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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Original Script Sunday for March 30th - posted by Don

Over on the Unproduced Scripts page are sixteen original screenplays. And, remember that last week’s Original Script Sunday came on a Wednesday.

– Don

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Original Script Sunday (has come on a Wednesday) - posted by Don

Over on the Unproduced Scripts page are twenty three original scripts for your reading pleasure.

– Don

Dog Run – Produced Short (Video Review) - posted by wonkavite

Along with a selection of shorts ready for production, we at Simplyscripts will also be posting videos from a few special short scripts that have already made the leap to the silver screen – with notable results!

Laptop produced Shorts

Dog Run (aka Linus)

A woman takes her pet to the Dog Run… and is approached by a man claiming to own all the dogs she’s put to sleep….

Dog Run from rick kinsella on Vimeo.

About the director: UK based Richard D. Kinsella is a director of several shorts – additional works available via IMDB here.

About the writer: Phil Clarke, Jr. is a contest winning writer who has had feature films optioned, but no mainstream feature length productions as yet.  Produced shorts of Phil’s have been featured at Cannes and Clermont Ferrand.  More of his work is available at his website: www.philclarkejr.com.  (IMDB Credits listed here.)

HAVE YOU SEEN THIS VIDEO? DON’T FORGET TO COMMENT!

FOR YET MORE SCRIPTS AVAILABLE FOR PRODUCTION:

PLEASE SEARCH SIMPLYSCRIPTS.COM 

OR VISIT THE BLOG VERSION OF STS HERE.

 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Breaking News: Matias Caruso’s Tatyana Sold…! - posted by wonkavite

A special “Congratulations” is in order for Matias Caruso, writer of Tatyana – a drama short featured on Shootin’ the Shorts.

Thanks to the STS showcase (and Matias’ considerable skill), Tatyana has been purchased for production!

Best wishes to Matias – and all the other authors showcased on STS…!

Monday, March 24, 2014

To Kill a Mockingbird screenplay - posted by Don

To Kill a Mockingbird – February 8, 19XX shooting draft script by Horton Foote. (Based on the novel by Harper Lee) – hosted by: Daily Script – in pdf format

Based on Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize winning book of 1961. Atticus Finch is a lawyer in a racially divided Alabama town in the 1930s. He agrees to defend a young black man who is accused of raping a white woman. Many of the townspeople try to get Atticus to pull out of the trial, but he decides to go ahead. How will the trial turn out – and will it change any of the racial tension in the town ?

Information courtesy of imdb.com

Check out more on the Movie Scripts page.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Orphan Black teleplays - posted by Don

Thanks to “A” for the heads up on these from Zen 134237

Orphan Black S01E01 Pilot – April 12, 2012 pilot episode script by Graeme Manson – hosted by: Zen 134237 – in pdf format

Sarah, a streetwise hustler on the run from a lifetime of bad decisions, witnesses the suicide of a stranger who looks just like her. Sarah assumes her identity hoping that cleaning out the dead woman’s bank account will solve all of her problems. Instead, the street smart chameleon is thrust headlong into a kaleidoscopic mystery. After taking on the new identity, Sarah quickly finds herself caught in the middle of a deadly conspiracy and must race to find answers.

Information courtesy of imdb.com

Orphan Black S01E02 Instinct – April 12, 2012 episode 2 script by Graeme Manson – hosted by: Zen 134237 – in pdf format

With a dead identical in her car and an assassin on her tail, Sarah just wants to dump the body and get out of town. But with Beth’s cop partner Art holding the money she stole, Sarah is forced to continue her con and earn “Beth” a second chance on the force, only to find out that Beth’s past is shadier than she thought. Now, her only hope of finding answers lies with another twin, Alison. But to win Alison’s trust, Sarah is going to have to come clean about stealing Beth’s life.

Information courtesy of imdb.com

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Tootsie screenplay - posted by Don

Tootsie – March 8, 1982 unspecified draft script by Larry Gelbart – hosted by: Daily Script – in pdf format

Michael Dorsey is an unemployed actor with an impossible reputation. In order to find work and fund his friend’s play he dresses as a woman, Dorothy Michaels, and lands the part in a daytime drama. Dorsey loses himself in this woman role and essentially becomes Dorothy Michaels, captivating women all around the city and inspiring them to break free from the control of men and become more like Dorsey’s initial identity. This newfound role, however, lands Dorsey in a hot spot between a female friend/’lover,’ a female co-star he falls in love with, that co-star’s father who falls in love with him, and a male co-star who yearns for his affection.

Information courtesy of imdb.com

Find more scripts on the Movie Scripts page.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Scripts and Transcripts from the Golden Age of Radio - posted by Don

Check out these and more on the Old Time Radio page. Many thanks to Marie!

– Don

Lights Out: Death Pit – transcript- from: The Generic Radio Workshop

John walks through the kitchen door and falls into a mysterious land of darkness — and snake men. Script for a lost episode of the series NBC called “the ultimate in horror.”

 

 

Lux Radio Theatre: Miracle on 34th Street – transcript – from: The Generic Radio Workshop

A department store Santa Claus insists that he’s the real Kris Kringle.

 

 

My Favorite Husband: Spring Cleaning – transcript- from: The Generic Radio Workshop

Wife Liz finds some old love letters addressed to husband George and the usual sitcom misunderstandings ensue. This Lucille Ball vehicle was the basis for her classic TV series “I Love Lucy.”

 

Sherlock Holmes: The Night Before Christmas – transcript- from: Microphone Plays

Who finds himself dressed up as Santa Claus on Christmas Eve? Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson, and the villainous Lou the Lisper, a confederate of Professor Moriarty’s! Mrs. Hudson and Inspector Lestrade also appear in this lighthearted, family-friendly adventure.

 

Front Page Drama: Switchboard Secrets – transcript – from: The Generic Radio Workshop

Gossipy telephone operator tells Depression-era tale of a cross-dressing secretary who is forced to pass herself off as a man and ends up threatened with exposure in a men’s shelter. Bad writing? Or a secret plea from the closet? You decide.

 

Father Knows Best: Christmas Program – transcript – from: The Generic Radio Workshop

Father wants the family to experience an old-fashioned Christmas so they set out to chop down their own tree — during a blizzard.

 

 

Rogers of the Gazette: Jill’s Baby – transcript- from: Microphone Plays

When a couple with a baby are stranded in the city of Illyria, they inspire a little girl to ask for an unusual Christmas present. The announcer calls it “another heartwarming story of a country newspaper and its friendly editor, and starring Will Rogers, Jr.”

 

Romance: The Strip Teaser and the Space Warp – transcript- from: Microphone Plays

Helen the stripper creates a new dance routine that sends her hurtling through the space-time continuum. A goofy science fiction comedy from one of radio’s most underrated anthology series.

 

Sam Spade: The Blood Money Caper – transcript- from: The Generic Radio Workshop

On a routine job, San Francisco’s famous hard-boiled private eye stumbles onto an unusually large group of out-of-town criminals. The plot is based on a couple of Dashiell Hammett’s Continental Op stories.

 

 

Suspense: The Visitor – transcript- from: The Generic Radio Workshop

The whole town thought he was murdered, but a runaway teen returns for a surprise visit. Is he really who he claims to be? A complex mystery thriller, based on a novel, from the long-running anthology series.

 

 

Monday, March 17, 2014

Alone by Bill Sarre filmed - posted by Don

Alone by Bill Sarre (reef dreamer) – A man returns with his dog to a special beach. (Short, Drama in pdf format)

Filmed by Brandon Stephens Films

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