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Friday, April 1, 2016

Announcing a NEW Direction for SimplyScripts – – > Simply JAVAScripts! - posted by Don

Over the next few days SimplyScripts will be transitioning to SimplyJAVAScripts!

Not only do both screenplays and the programming language have the word “script” in it, both disciplines also require attention to grammar, spelling and formatting. So, many of the review styles will remain the same, e.g., “This simply will not work,” “Too many spelling errors,” “Your formatting is off…” The transition to SimplyJAVAScripts should be pretty seamless.

I see endless possibilities in this new direction the site is taking. The discussion board will be turned over to reviews and critiques of JavaScript code. JavaScript writers will be able to submit his/her work in a number of JavaScript genres like, “Great for Denial of Service Attacks” or “Great for Defending against Denial of Service Attacks”.

I hope you all embrace this new direction with the same enthusiasm!

– Don

Monday, December 14, 2015

Mr. Z makes the Black List - posted by Don

Thanks Bre for the heads up that the Black List is out and our own Matías Caruso (Mr. Z) is on the list!

CARNIVAL by Matias Caruso – 6
A deadly carnival knife-thrower hunts down the members of a powerful crime syndicate who murdered his sister.

Check out the Variety article

Add your congratulations on the Discussion Board.

-Don

Other Info: Carnival began life as short – Three of Swords which was workshopped on SimplyScripts around 2008. Matias was also the 2014 Page Awards Grand Prize Winner with Three of Swords that had been worked into a feature.

*The Black List is an annual survey of the “most liked” motion picture screenplays not yet produced. It has been published every year since 2004 on the second Friday of December by Franklin Leonard, a development executive who formerly worked at Universal Pictures. The website states that these are not necessarily “the best” screenplays, but rather “the most liked”, since it is based on a survey of studio and production company executives.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Lookin’ for a few good scripts and writers! - posted by wonkavite

Yeah, STS is on a roll…

Since the site went live, we’re thrilled to say our reviews have helped multiple writers get their short scripts optioned, as well as facilitating several indie director/writer connections, as well as several options-in-the-works.

But… we need your help, in two very important areas:

Give us some damn’ good scripts!

A site is only as great as its content.  So we need good scripts to review.  Lots o’ them.  Tons of them.  Short and feature length.  We wanna drown in (good) scripts like it’s a mega-budget producer’s slush pile. Our mission statement at STS is to find the best, highest quality short (and feature length) scripts for review.  So if you have a gem that’s really ready for prime time (or have someone you want to recommend), check out the link below for submissions. (Don’t forget to include a URL link to your script!)

http://simplyscripts.com/submit_your_script-sts.html

Give us a few damn’ good writers!

STS involves a ton of readin’ and reviewin’, so we’re gonna need a bit of help.  In addition to script showcasing, STS also features occasional interviews with indie directors and industry related book reviews.  If you feel you’ve got a knack for any of those three writing areas – and want to contribute – send us a sample of your work for consideration using the URL listed above.  No, it’s not paid.  But you’ll get credit for your article and press.  And in this biz, that’s a pretty good thing….

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Shootin’ the Shorts article - posted by Don


Great article by
C.J. Walley on the great work that Janet (wonkavite) is doing with Shootin’ the Shorts. Discussion board members talk about it on the discussion board

Monday, September 14, 2015

Programmed the series needs help, ‘Cuz Aliens are slowly taking over the human race. - posted by Don

Programmed Series Needs Money. Give it to them!Folks,

Glenn (a.k.a. IAmGlenn on the Discussion Boards) is the writer of a new series.

It has Aliens.

A secret organization of aliens are using their own technology to program humans in order to over throw governments around the world and obtain global dominance. That is if five escaped prisoners don’t stop them first.

Help out out the series on GoFundMe.

Deets on the series:
ProgrammedSeries.com – website
The Facebooks page for Programmed Series
InternetMovieDatabase Information

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

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

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

A word regarding Shootin’ The Shorts and Janet - posted by Don

Folks,

Janet Clarke a.k.a. Wokavite a.k.a. the Mastermind behind Shootin’ the Shorts is about to go into surgery. It will take her several days to recover from the procedure.

A lot of you here have benefited from your works inclusion in Shootin’ the Shorts. Countless scripts have been optioned, sold and produced as a result of the work that Janet and her team have done.

Please take the time to “sign this Get Well card”. You don’t have to be registered or signed in to reply in this thread.

I’ll be sending something to Janet later today that will be “From the Gang at SimplyScripts”.

Also, if you wanted to leave a little tip in Janet’s paypal account at janetgoodman (a) yahoo.com I’m sure she would appreciate it.

Don

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Congratulations to the 2015 PAGE quarter finalists - posted by Don

Congratulations to SimplyScripts members who had scripts in the 2015 Page quarter finals

Folks with two scripts in the quarter finals

Matias Caruso (last years’ Grand Prize winner)
Janet Clarke
David Lambertson

Folks with one script in the quarter finals

Dena McKinnon
Henry Christner
Jeff Bush
Rick Kinsella
Rod Thompson
Tim Westland

Let me know if I missed anyone. Check out the full list here. Thanks Pia for the heads up!

Say congratulatory stuff on Discussion Board

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

A word about censorship and SimplyScripts - posted by Don

Certain events has compelled me to remind user that the SimplyScripts Discussion Board and Comments Section is privately run. Your freedom of speech and freedom of expression does not extend to this privately run discussion board or comments section.

While I am a huge proponent of freedom of expression and freedom of speech, if you post speech or symbols that I find offensive, I will delete them. If you keep doing it, I will ban you.

I promise you that I will not come to your house and stand in your living room and spew vitriol and brandish symbols offensive to you if you promise not to do it in my house.

You can also check out the rules that I use to govern behavior on the discussion board and comments section.

– Don

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