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Monday, May 29, 2017

In Flanders Field - posted by Don

 

In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

ScriptFest / Great American PitchFest – June 23 – 25 - posted by Don

ScriptFest / Great American PitchFest is coming.

You can get 10% discount by visiting ScriptFest.com/home/register/. This discounted offer is only available until May 15. Just use the discount code WRITERJUDY10 for 10% off.

All Events to be held June 23-25, 2017 at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport (2500 N Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505)

– Don

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Sophie the Gelded Space Stallion – Feature Length Space Opera Available For Production! - posted by Don

Sophie the Gelded Space Stallion (432 pages in pdf format) by Don Boose

Born in the high cliffs of the mountains of Kansas, Sophie, our equine hero, is kidnapped by an ancient race of aliens from Xadu. Sophie escapes in her quest to save the universe and if not the universe, perhaps his Mother. 432 pages

In this sprawling, epic and tribumphant space opera, a lot of things happen. There are tense, emotion filled parts where Sophie and Bob are trapped in the bottomless pit:

            SOPHIE
Even if we never escape this
inescapable bottomless pit,
we will still be free.

            BOB
I know.

A lot of cool stuff happens in space:

            SOPHIE
We are in space! This is so
cool! It is much vaster than
I expected.

            BOB
I know.

Production: Moderate. Cast: A midnight grey horse, someone named ‘Bob’. Budget: Medium to High. Locations: space station, open field, bottomless pit.

About the writer: Don Boose has been spinning tales of space opera gold since 1999. He doesn’t believe in second drafts. The words come from somewhere in space, fullly formed and go into his head and through his fingers on to the written page. He is not available for re-writes.

About the reviewer: Don Boose (different Don Boose) writes reviews of space opera screenplay that are equine in nature. He isn’t fat. He is just retaining A LOT of water.

Read Sophie the Gelded Space Stallion

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Steal This Screenplay. You can used or reproduced this script for any purpose, legal or illegal, (we don’t care) including educational purposes without the expressed written permission of the author. This. Film. Must. Get. Made.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Watch “Kill Your Demon” Now! - posted by Don

Watch Kill Your Demon (7 page short pdf format) by Dena McKinnon

A troubled man sets out to kill a demon. Only problem, his demon happens to be a man of God. Or is he?

Discuss the Film

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Congratulations Anthony Cawood! First Kiss – Filmed - posted by Don

First Kiss – Filmed!

YouTube is a great place to find all sorts of training videos, but not everyone wants to learn news things.

First Kiss – A Short Film from Justin Stearns on Vimeo.

Like them on The Facebook

Discuss on the discussion board

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This just in from Antony:

Just finalising sale of First Kiss to a film maker in Atlanta [Stearns Media Group – Atlanta]… found on SimplyScripts again.

Cheers

Anthony

You can check out a review of First Kiss

Read more of Anthony’s voluminous body of work.

About the Writer: Anthony is an award winning screenwriter from the UK with over 15 scripts produced, optioned and/or purchased. He is the author of the immensely useful How to… Sell Your Screenplay. Outside of his screenwriting career, he is also a published short story writer and movie reviewer. Links to to his films and details of his scripts can be found at www.anthonycawood.co.uk. His movie reviews can be found at www.subterrene.co.uk.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Thank You and Happy New Year - posted by Don

Thank you to everyone. Particular thanks to those who have taken new folks under his/her wing and mentored new writers. I’ve been delighted to see a number of folks whose initial works were panned go back and re-work and a year later work is being optioned and produced.

Many thanks to Bert and Pia who continue to moderate the discussion board. Without their participation there would literally be no discussion board.

Thank you all for making the community what it is. Best wishes, much love and good things.

– Don

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Call for Content – STEP – Stand up. Take action. Embrace diversity. Promote change. - posted by Don

Stand up. Take action. Embrace diversity. Promote change.

STEP is a creative movement of people from all walks of life who want to celebrate diversity. Many groups of people – LGBTQ+, Muslims, Latinx, African Americans, women, and people with disabilities – feel that their voices are not being heard. And many people who are not part of those communities feel misunderstood as well.

STEP’s goal is to create a wide variety of content to help people who might not understand a different perspective STEP into somebody else’s shoes.

This is STEP’s first call for content.

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We want to kick off our project with a bang – with a short film that is the embodiment of our mission statement:

Stand up
Take action
Embrace diversity
Promote change

What does that mean? It means we want all of the following. In each case, submitted material should show diversity, give us an opportunity to step into a community or somebody’s life, or showcase how people have the potential to promote change.

  1. Film footage. We will be adding voice over and music so we don’t need a lot of dialogue. That said, if you have a great piece of footage that includes words, we still want to see it.
  2. Photographs. We want to look at places and faces that tell a story. Black and white, color – show us what you’ve got.
  3. Artwork. What have you made, or could you make, that would fit in with what we’re doing? This is a big world and there’s room for all kinds of expression. Send us an image of your artwork (digital photos or film).
  4. Writing. Do you have a poem or essay that fits in with our mission? Do you feel inspired to write something that does? We want to read it. We’re looking for pieces that we can use to create a patchwork narration that will match the footage and images that we choose. If you’re a slam poet and have film, we’d love to see that too.
  5. Songs. Are you a songwriter or a musician? If you have written a song – or would like to write one – that fits with what we’re doing, please send it.

If you know anybody who might like to contribute to this project, please share it with them.

The end result, we hope, will be a film that is as rich and diverse as possible. One that puts forward the idea that brought us all together in a unique and unforgettable way. Once we have sorted through the submissions, we’ll have an editor cut the whole thing together into a single film. Then we’ll add music and release our first official film.

We want to get started as soon as possible. Please email files or links to Vimeo or YouTube to stepdiversity@gmail.com. We’re also setting up some project management tools to help us keep track of everything, so we’ll update you on those as soon as we can.

GO!

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If you have any questions, you can ask them below. I’ll update this post as more information comes along.

– Don

Friday, October 21, 2016

Congratulations to Sean Chipman – Christmas Story to be filmed - posted by Don

Christmas Story by Sean Chipman

To be filmed as Christmas Eve between December 2nd through December 14th.

Christmas Story (pdf) started out as a 7 Week Challenge Script* written by Sean & Robert Chipman

A botched Christmas Eve liquor store robbery leads down a destructive path for a cop trying to reconcile with his estranged mother, an alcoholic mall Santa, a mentally unhinged man, his vindictive fiancé and her secret lover.

A few years later it was revised as Christmas Story (pdf)

Be sure and like the Facebook page and talk about it on the Discussion Board

*The 7 Week Challenge is a writing challenge wherein writers come up with a feature script in 7 weeks.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Fight Belle by Aimee Parrott & Antonio Gangemi filmed as Fighting Belle - posted by Don

fightbelle
When a sassy Southern belle is stood up at the altar by her boxer fiancé, she dons the gloves hoping to salvage her pride by hooking up with her ex one last time – in the ring. 108 pages

Almost ten years ago Aimee Parrott & Antonio Gangemi submitted Fight Belle to the Unproduced Scripts page. About five years ago, Aimee told me that it has been discovered on SimplyScripts* and was in pre-production with Integral Pictures. Last night I reached out to Aimee to get her contact information updated and she informed me that Fighting Belle would premiere on Saturday, March 18th 2017! I think this is the first feature to get picked up from the site.

If you live near Ocean Springs, Mississippi, you can attend the Theatrical Premiere of Fighting Belle. Please check out the Fighting Belle Facebook page and get more information about the movie on the Fighting Belle IMDB page.

Discuss this on the Discussion Board.

*These results using SimplyScripts are not typical.

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