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Saturday, September 12, 2015

Old Time Radio Script Saturday - posted by Don

Thanks, Marie, for the heads up on these!

The Witch’s Tale: The King Shark God – transcript- from: Generic Radio

Old Nancy, the 108-year-old Witch of Salem, tells a tale of a Hawaiian Shark God that eats horny white guys.

Information courtesy of Generic Radio


The Columbia Workshop: The Fall of the City – transcript- from: Generic Radio

A radio announcer describes a nameless city’s reaction to the arrival of a conquering enemy. Archibald MacLeish’s allegorical verse play is one of the few vintage American radio dramas that was able to claim a serious literary reputation.

Information courtesy of Generic Radio


Our Miss Brooks: A Plaque for Mr. Conklin – transcript- from: The Wireless

Principal Conklin thinks he’s getting a plaque from the school board and it’s up to the intrepid Miss Brooks to manage the fallout. A slapstick episode of the long-running sitcom.

Information courtesy of The Wireless


Lights Out: The Locked Room Mystery – transcript- from: Generic Radio

A novelist, struggling to write a locked room mystery, locks himself in his office, only to be interrupted by a stranger who resembles the story’s murderer. An interesting but not very scary episode of the long-running horror series.

Information courtesy of Generic Radio


Lux Radio Theatre: It Happened One Night – transcript- from: Generic Radio

Classic Depression-era Frank Capra romantic comedy about a smooth-talking reporter and a runaway heiress on a cross-country bus trip.

Information courtesy of Generic Radio


Find these and more on the Old Time Radio page.

The 2015 7 Week Challenge Scripts - posted by Don

We had a script writing challenge. Write a script in 7 weeks.
Theme: Female Lead
Genre: Thriller, Horror, Action, Sci-fi (any of these or combination of them)

Psykyesis by Eric Wall hosted by Simply Scripts

(Thriller) – A pregnant widow must unravel the mystery of a serial attacker who has been attempting to steal unborn children through crude C-sections, less she become the psycho’s next victim. 100 pages (pdf format) – Discuss this script on the Discussion Board

The Vultures of Death Valley by Mohammad A. Nawaz hosted by Simply Scripts

(Sci Fi, Fantasy, Crime) – An unstable boxer, fuelled by revenge by the ones that left her for dead, saves the life of a psychic entangled in the dealings of psychopathic Mafiosi who will stop at nothing to murder him. 125 pages (pdf format) – Discuss this script on the Discussion Board

Blood Harvest by Toby Ellmers hosted by Simply Scripts

(Thriller) – A drug-addicted FBI agent is brought in to work alongside the bigoted local police force to investigate a bombing at the American Embassy. But as her investigation leads her deep into the corrupt world of the Taliban-controlled heroin production, she realises that more may be at stake than saving her career. 137 pages (pdf format) – Discuss this script on the Discussion Board

Strangers on a Bus by Chris Bodily hosted by Simply Scripts

(Thriller, Murder, Suspense, Hitchcockian) – Two strangers meet on a train and agree to exchange murders: One’s mean boss; and the other’s abusive, domineering grandmother. What happens when one girl backs out of the deal? 88 pages (pdf format) – Discuss this script on the Discussion Board

The Last Blue Blood Vampire by Dustin Bowcott hosted by Dustin Bowcott

(Horror) – An unbeknownst descendant of the Van Helsings must finish what her family started when the last vampire, kept alive and farmed for her blue blood that gives users vampire powers for one night, escapes and seeks her rightful place as ruler of the planet. 93 pages (pdf format) – Discuss this script on the Discussion Board

Treasure Chest by Richard Russell hosted by Simply Scripts

(Thriller) – A antique tea chest leads to a quest for treasure that ensnares a beautiful interior decorator. 101 pages (pdf format) – Discuss this script on the Discussion Board

The Memory Map by Bill Sarre hosted by Simply Scripts

(Thriller) – After a traumatic mission, a covert agent goes on the run only to discover that her survival depends on an experimental procedure to unlock part of her memory. (pdf format) – Discuss this script on the Discussion Board

Friday, September 11, 2015

Stone Cold Sober – Short Script Review - posted by wonkavite

Stone Cold Sober

When a man confronts a woman that’s tailing him, he learns she’s his future daughter, who knows about an awful crime he’s yet to commit.

Edith Piaf famously sang about having no regrets. Well, she was lucky. Most of us have regrets. Something we wish we’d done. Something we wish we hadn’t. But what if you had the chance, that one opportunity to go back and fix the past? Time travel films have massive appeal to audiences for this very reason, like Back to The Future and Terminator 2. The idea that you can change the past, or undo a terrible mistake – that’s a universal, crowd-pleasing premise.

And that’s exactly what Stone Cold Sober serves up today.

The script revs up the tension on Page One. Protagonist Natalie’s in her car, following Renee. They’re both in their thirties. She watches him taking out another woman, so it’s safe to assume he’s cheating. Right?

But no! This isn’t an ordinary drama. As Natalie continues to stalk Rene, we discover his favourite hangout is the liquor store. He’s a heavy drinker, to say the least. Ironically, the liquor store is where Natalie and Rene have their first encounter. Rene’s confused by Natalie’s claim – that she’s his daughter from the future. But the stuff Natalie knows – personal stuff – finally convinces Rene she’s telling the truth.

When Natalie and Rene begin to bond as father and daughter, they prove that blood isn’t just thicker than water. It’s thicker than time and space, too.

But Natalie’s there with a purpose – to stop Rene from committing a terrible crime. She pulls a gun on Rene, putting their very existence on the line. After a struggle, Rene disarms Natalie… it looks like she’s failed to stop him. But has she? Or has Rene learned enough about himself and what the future holds, to make the changes he really should?

Take a peek at Stone Cold Sober today and find out. Full of grit and drama, this smart little script is a great time travelling saga. Overlooking it could be one of your biggest regrets.

Pages: 8

Budget/Cast: Low (which we love) and a cast of 3. Simple!

About the writer, C.J. Walley:  I began writing in 2012 and I’m pleased to say it’s been very exciting so far. I have been fortunate enough to have a short produced by a director in London and Amazon Studios have spotlighted one of my features as a notable project. My scripts place within the top 10% of various major screenwriting competitions and, as I continue to write new specs, I am remotely collaborating with a producers, directors, and actors in LA, NYC, New Orleans, Atlanta, Washington DC, Zurich, Amsterdam, Sydney, and Dallas while occasionally blogging for Stage 32.  If you’re an aspiring filmmaker, then I’d love to join forces with you whatever the scale, do not hesitate to reach out and drop me a line. (CJ “AT” CJwalley DOT COM; http://www.cjwalley.com

About the Reviewer: Elaine Clayton is a London-based screenwriter, who has written several well-received shorts and is currently working on her first feature length scripts. Comfortable in a broad range of genres, Elaine has an innate sense of structure and arc development. Contact her at Elaine_clayton (AT) Hotmail(.)co(.)uk

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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Iron Fist screenplay - posted by Don

Stephen Batchelor Script of the Week is Iron Fist – this is the John Turman 2001 draft for the proposed film… Read the rest

Iron Fist – September 27, 2001 2nd rewrite draft script by John Turman (based on the Marvel Comic Book Series) – hosted by: Stephen Batchelor – in pdf format

Daniel Rand was born in New York City, the son of Wendell Rand, who discovered the mystical city of K’un-L’un as a young boy. During his time in K’un L’un, Wendell saved the life of the city’s ruler, Lord Tuan, and was adopted as Tuan’s son.

Information courtesy of wiki

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Glee Pilot teleplay - posted by Don

Over on the TV Scripts and Teleplays page check out:

Glee pilot – July 21, 2008 draft script – hosted by: Sorozat Junkie – in pdf format

A group of ambitious misfits try to escape the harsh realities of high school by joining a glee club, where they find strength, acceptance and, ultimately, their voice, while working to pursue dreams of their own.

Information courtesy of imdb

But, he doesn’t have a crappy mug… - posted by Don

Congratulations to Matías. He just signed with C.A.A..

Matías has been contributing to the SimplyScripts Discussion Board since 2005. He is the 2014 Grand Prize Winner of The Page International Screenwriting Awards. He has written several produced scripts. You can read some of his work before I get a C&D from C.A.A. to take them down.

Alas, Matías has yet to receive the coveted crappy mug

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Z-Nation teleplay - posted by Don

Thanks to Rich for the heads up on this unaired Z-Nation teleplay.

Check more out on the TV Scripts and Teleplays page.

Z-Nation: Peace of Murphy (unaired) -August 5, 2015 unaired teleplay – hosted by: Google Drive – in html format

Three years after the zombie virus has gutted the country, a team of everyday heroes must transport the only known survivor of the plague from New York to California, where the last functioning viral lab waits for his blood.

Information courtesy of imdb.com

Monday, September 7, 2015

Cellular screenplays – Compare and contrast - posted by Don

Thank to Phil G for the heads up on this early draft of Cellular with which you can use to compare and contrast with the revised draft.

Cellular – undated first draft script by Larry Cohen – hosted by: Daily Script – in html format

A young man receives a call on his cellular phone from a woman who says she’s been kidnapped, and thinks she’s going to be killed soon, along with her husband and son who the kidnappers have gone after next. The catch? She doesn’t know where she is… and his cell phone battery might go dead soon.

Information courtesy of imdb.com

Cellular – july 16, 2003 revised draft script by Larry Cohen, revised by Chris Morgan, revised by J. Mackye Gruber & Eric Bress – hosted by: Daily Script – in pdf format

A young man (Evans) receives a call on his cellular phone from a woman (Basinger) who says she’s been kidnapped, and thinks she’s going to be killed soon, along with her husband and son who the kidnappers have gone after next. The catch? She doesn’t know where she is… and his cell phone battery might go dead soon.

Information courtesy of imdb.com

More on the Movie Scripts page.

Ouija – Short Script Review (Optioned!) - posted by Steven Clark

Ouija

A group of friends get more than they bargained for when they hook a Ouija board up to a 3D printer and encounter a presence from the other side.

You a ghost and horror fan? Then, let’s chat about a staple in the supernatural sub-genre… that well-known prop: Ouija boards!

Widely considered a tool to summon the dead, theories about Ouija boards abound. Some true believers consider these plywood concentrations of pressed evil to be an expressway to the very depths of hell. A gateway, in fact, for evil spirits – offering EZpass access to one’s soul. Other paranormal doubters consider the boards a harmless family game (and profit play by Hasbro Inc.) Needless to say, such contrasting views are polarizing: what are a Ouija Board’s true powers? Can they be used for Good? Evil? Or – perhaps – Comedy?

That’s the meta-answer provided by veteran writer Anthony Cawood, with his latest horror offering, Ouija. Peek, if you will, into its blood soaked pages. Beyond it, you’ll find a secluded cabin in the forest, populated by four close and fool-hearty friends: Kurt, Grace, Dean and Imogen. Yep, the candles are lit. And the patchouli incense a-burning. Toss in a copy of the titular game, and the potentially grisly scene is set. Evil Dead notwithstanding, the supernatural rendezvous date comes due…. save for one torn-from-the-script pages of The Big Bang– twist:

The gang’s Ouija board is rigged to a 3d printer, in the hopes of bringing the visions it invokes to life.

And boy, does it ever!

Shaking hands  grazing the planchette, the friends toss question after question into the whirling miasma of the spirit world. Do they get answers? No avail. But soon the printer ‘whirs’ to life, building an ominous model of their own cabin. Not to mention a premonition of the foursome’s looming deadly fate….

Will our best buds deny their fears and stick it out? Or flee the cabin, in mortal fear of their lives? Written with a dark humoristic streak, Ouija melds generic horror with quirky high-tech sensibility. Horror directors take note – this script fuses classic paranormal jump scares with fresh blood – ala Generation Y!

Pages: 8

Budget: Pretty low. A cabin, teens and Ouija board. (Well, plus a fake 3d Printer). That’s it!

About the writer, Anthony Cawood: I’m an award winning screenwriter from the UK with over 15 scripts produced, optioned and/or purchased. Outside of my screenwriting career, I’m also a published short story writer and movie reviewer. Links to my films and details of my scripts can be found at www.anthonycawood.co.uk.

About the reviewer: Based in upstate, NY, Steven Clark is the writer of over 30 short scripts, several of which are under option, in pre-production, or have already been made into films. On A Clear Night, a family Christmas feature aimed at a Hallmark Channel-type audience, is currently in the works. Steven can be reached at Steamroller138 (a) gmail.

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