Welcome to SimplyScripts
A database of hundreds of downloadable scripts, movie scripts, screenplays, and transcripts of current, classic and maybe a few soon-to-be-released movies, television, anime, unproduced and radio shows.
A screenwriter's resource.
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First Kiss – Filmed!
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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.
You can check out a review of First Kiss
Read more of Anthony’s voluminous body of work.
About the Writer: Anthony Cawood is an award-winning and produced screenwriter. He has sold/optioned four feature screenplays, and sold/optioned over forty short scripts, many of which have been filmed. Outside of his extensive screenwriting career, Anthony is also a published short story writer, interviewer and movie reviewer. Links to his films and details of his scripts can be found at www.anthonycawood.co.uk.
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.
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.
We want to kick off our project with a bang – with a short film that is the embodiment of our mission statement:
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.
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 email@example.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.
If you have any questions, you can ask them below. I’ll update this post as more information comes along.
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)
*The 7 Week Challenge is a writing challenge wherein writers come up with a feature script in 7 weeks.
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.
*These results using SimplyScripts are not typical.
Script Revolution is a script hosting website offering many of the features of the top script directories for free. Screenwriters can add and manage as many script listings as they want for zero cost. Filmmakers can browse the script listings as much as they need without charge. Inspired by the efforts of SimplyScripts, which has helped so many writers and filmmakers find one-another, Script Revolution hopes to bring another avenue of opportunity.
Once signed up, members can upload short, tv, web series, or movie scripts and add a variety of tags which help describe the nature of the material – we’re not just talking genre here, we’re talking budget, story structure, lead role genders, writer style, and much more. Filmmakers can then search the database using those filters to find exactly the type of script they are looking for. That’s the thing you see, the ethos at Script Revolution is all about discovery rather than promotion. Listings are all random so there’s nobody paying their way to the top, soliciting votes, or using any tricks to get ahead of others. Readers don’t need to sign up to anything and don’t have to be part of an exclusive club to access scripts. They can also bookmark all the scripts they like the look of ready to come back and read at a later date. There’s no clique or elitism here – all scripts and all readers are considered equal.
Script detail pages also include the writer’s bio with links to their social media accounts and a contact form that sends messages direct to their email – very useful for those who only want to upload their loglines and handle read requests themselves. In addition to that, all the writer’s other scripts are also listed. If someone loves your writing, they are exposed to all your writing. This ultimately means writers can build up their own profile pages, with a link they can share, introducing themselves, providing their contact details, and listing their scripts ready to read.
Everyone is welcome to join the revolution – www.ScriptRevolution.com
I hope you all embrace this new direction with the same enthusiasm!
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.
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.