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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Award Season Has Begun! - posted by Don

The award season has begun and A24 and Universal have begun to post “For Your Consideration” pages and scripts. Follow all the scripts posted by the studios on the Oscar Scripts page.

First up.

While We’re Young – September 30, 2013 pink revised draft script by Noah Baumbach – hosted by: A24 – in pdf format

Josh Srebnick is 44. He is married to Cornelia, 43, the daughter of Leslie Breitbart, a respected documentary filmmaker. The couple lives comfortably in New York Village and gives the image of happiness.But things are not so rosy as they look : on a personal level, their relationships have been cooling down while they suffer from not having children. On a professional plane, things have deteriorated as well. Josh, who is also a documentarian like his father-in-law, has lost inspiration: he has been grappling with his last movie for eight years now without being able to complete it. To be true, Josh goes nowhere and his marriage is on the rocks. Things start changing when Josh and Cornelia meet another married pair : Jamie and Darby, a generation younger, express their admiration for Josh. Plus, they much more cool, smart and uninhibited than the two forty-odds. Could they help Josh and Cornelia to revive their couple…?

Information courtesy of imdb.com

Trainwreck – Undated, Unspecified draft script by Amy Schumer – hosted by: Universal – in pdf format

Since she was a little girl, it’s been drilled into Amy’s head by her rascal of a dad that monogamy isn’t realistic. Now a magazine writer, Amy lives by that credo – enjoying what she feels is an uninhibited life free from stifling, boring romantic commitment – but in actuality, she’s kind of in a rut. When she finds herself starting to fall for the subject of the new article she’s writing, a charming and successful sports doctor named Aaron Conners, Amy starts to wonder if other grown-ups, including this guy who really seems to like her, might be on to something.

Information courtesy of imdb.com

Check out more on the Scripts Up For Award Consideration page.

– Don

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Original Script Sunday for October 4th - posted by Don

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

– Don

Steven Clark’s short The Combination filmed - posted by Don

Last year Steven Clark’s The Combination spent some time on the discussion boardsA personal tragedy drives a man to repair a damaged bicycle.

Now it moves thanks to Matt Levine.

A husband drowning in grief and guilt and his despondent wife struggle to save their marriage and restore their lives in an unconventional manner, after the loss of their only son.

The Combination Short Film Hi-Def from Matt on Vimeo.

Talk about it on the discussion board.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Old Time Radio Saturday - posted by Don

Lights Out: Ghost Party – transcript- from: Generic Radio

A séance party gets out of hand when an actual undead creature is summoned.

Information courtesy of Generic Radio


BBC: The Dweller in the Darkness: A Play of the Unknown – transcript- from: The Wireless

A surprisingly solid thriller about six people in a haunted house. Broadcast in April 1925, this is a very early example of a play written especially for radio.

Information courtesy of The Wireless


The Fabulous Dr. Tweedy: The Farmer – transcript- from: Generic Radio

Information courtesy of Generic Radio


The Witch’s Tale: The Altar – transcript- from: Generic Radio

The son of aristocrats takes vengeance on the French Revolutionaries who cost him his parents — and builds an altar of hate.

 

Information courtesy of Generic Radio


Dragnet – transcript- from: Old Time Radio Researchers Group

Two years’ worth of “Dragnet” scripts

Information courtesy of Old Time Radio Researchers Group


Friday, October 2, 2015

Stone Cold Sober – Optioned! (The Legend of CJ Walley Begins) - posted by wonkavite

Yep, CJ Walley does it again!  STS‘s answer to Quentin Tarantino, with a uniquely feminist Bonnie and Clyde spin, we’re happy to announce that CJ’s just optioned his pensive SF short Stone Cold Sober to director to Joshua Kimbrough (Las Vegas Film Collective).  Fortunately, there’s more where that came from – so give these three unique crime-drama offerings a shot:

Dixie Gash Bandits – When they stop to fix their get-a-way vehicle, two runaway sisters must tackle both love at first sight and the bounty hunters hot on their tail.

Lone Star Runner Hunnies – Fleeing a drug deal gone wrong, four girls held up in a lonely Texas diner face the dilemma of capture vs saving a mortally wounded friend.

Crazy Kitty (review pending) – A group of teens receive a visit from an “old friend”.  But reunions are not always happy things…

About the writer, C.J. WalleyI 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

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Red Light – Feature Length Script Review (Available for Production!) - posted by wonkavite

Red Light

One year after a woman is killed by a red light runner, three teens run the same red light in hopes of seeing her ghost, who they believe is responsible for the recent string of bizarre murders.

Okay, horror fans: think quickly. On your grubby, bloody feet! Here’s a question about our much beloved genre… one you can answer instantly:

What sub-genres of horror are so iconic and classic they warrant separate categories in Netflix? Hmmmm, let’s see…. Zombies? That’s an obvious “no-brainer”… once the ghouls have had their feast. Then there are Possession/Exorcism tales. Alien Abductions. Creature Features. Ghost stories of every scary shape and size.

Then there’s the biggest creep show of them all – a category of horror that deserves it’s own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Folks, I’m a Preaching’ to Y’All about Slashers. Ruminate a moment, and you’ll see.

When you think of memorable horror films, what Big Bads come to mind? Come on kiddies – it’s easy! Michael Meyers. Jason Voorhees. And Freddy Krueger (oh dearest Wes, R.I.P.)

Those are the names of true Boogey Men. Sinister celebrities that stand out from the crowd.

And that’s what makes any horror film a box office blast: the creation of monstrous archetypes with mind-blowing visuals. Ones that burn their details into your mind.

And let’s be honest here. That’s a pool of talent which occasionally must be refreshed. Sure, classic creepy crawlies will always sell *some* tickets. But once the sequels reach #8-10, then it’s time for new faces to emerge. The rush of YOUNG BLOOD… as it were.

Ladies and Gents, STS is proud to present to you just such a thing. It’s a horror Slasher that has “Franchise” written all over it. And won’t leave you yawning “cliché!”

We bring to your attention: Red Light. It’s a creepy blood drenched entry to the horror cannon. With a memorable villain that’ll sear itself into your mind.

Here’s the grim scenario: a lonely, miserable dark night. The location: rural “Old Haven Road” – smack dab in the middle of bum-f*ck nowhere. An old woman – Tabitha Hudson – approaches the intersection, clad in a bright yellow raincoat. The light’s safely red – so she crosses.

Just as a car shoots through the light, ignoring the ruby warning sign. Smack! A hit and run – instantly. Tabitha lies in the gutter. Suffers and dies. Yet the driver of the car keeps going: both a crime…and a tragedy. Even more complex than one can understand.

Fast forward. One year.

Another car blows through the light. Again.

Yet another lonely night. But this time, there’s no victim – just a group of careless teens. Some drunk. Others texting. The irresponsible jerks stop at a diner for a bathroom break, only to meet a horrific fate. An avenging shadowy figure kills all but one of them (Matt) in gruesome ways. Who is it? We don’t know. But the killer wears a battered yellow raincoat. And carries a gore-dripping steel pipe.

Within a day, rumors abound. Especially at nearby Augustus State University… attended by the lamented victims. Stories circulate about the yellow-coated specter of death – and the grisly end that awaits anyone who runs that fearsome light.

Among the concerned students are several bosom buddies: roommates Hannah and Nikki. Their fabulous – and muscular – pal Xander and Hannah’s estranged brother, Jimmy. Taunted by snobby sorority queen Rebecca (Jimmy’s catty ex), the crew run through the Old Haven light on a dare. Sure, they’re a bit nervous. But who cares? The curse can’t be really true. After all, Matt survived the massacre.

That night, Matt meets a nasty end…

Which leaves the teens fearing for their lives. Taking the initiative, Hannah and Nikki begin to investigate the true death of Tabitha Hudson. Who drove the car that killed her? And are supernatural forces in play? Or is the rumor just petty gossip – generated by Rebecca and her bitchy entourage?

The mystery quickly deepens. As does the bloody trail. The clock ticks loudly for Nikki and her friends. Each of them – marked for death.

Needless to say, spoilers need not apply. But rest assured – the characters in this Slasher are in Technicolor 3d. The killer and the deaths? Both memorable. As much as Freddy, we’d say…

But the twists and turns are under wraps. So contact writer Chris Shamburger at cshamburger “AT” live dot com for a copy of the script.

Red Light’s a horror classic in the making. Not to mention a future franchise!

Check out Coverage of Red Light by No Bull Script Consulting

About the writer: Chris Shamburger was a finalist (Top 10) in the 2013 Shriekfest Film Festival for his recently-produced script, Hiccups. He has been a semi-finalist twice and has also been published in Twisted Dreams Magazine and Horror in Words. Chris lives in Marietta, GA with his partner and their Chow-mix rescue, Walter. Aside from writing, Chris has been teaching pre-kindergarten for the past six years. You can find him on IMDb.

About the reviewer: Review by STS

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This screenplay may not be used or reproduced for any purpose including educational purposes without the expressed written permission of the author.

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