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Monday, July 28, 2014

Chronicle screenplay - posted by Don

Chronicle - undated, unspecified draft script by Max Landis (based on a story by Josh Trank and Max Landis) – hosted by: Daily Script – in pdf format

Whilst attending a party, three high school friends gain superpowers after making an incredible discovery underground. Soon, though, they find their lives spinning out of control and their bond tested as they embrace their darker sides.

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Snow Day – Short Script Review (Available for Production) - posted by wonkavite

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Snow Day

A grumpy old man spends a snowy day with his granddaughter.

In these jaded times, it’s easy to forget how lovable movies can be. Remember the first time you saw It’s a Wonderful Life? Christmas Story? Mary Poppins or Chitty Chitty Bang Bang? Even if you’re a movie buff who mainlines Quentin Tarantino for breakfast, there’s something to be said for taking a break… and catching a heartwarming flick every once in awhile.

Snow Day is one of those stories. Cantankerous old Frank, 60s, isn’t the most pleasant person to spend time with… especially if you’re related to him. Unfortunately for his granddaughter Roxanne, Frank’s been charged with babysitting her for the day. Neither one’s looking forward to the experience. Barricaded inside the house on a winter’s day, the two resign themselves to an afternoon of crayons. But as snow comes down, the two bond. And Frank’s heart begins to thaw…

An intelligent little script with great dialogue, Snow Day is sweet and lovable. Sometimes, that’s exactly what we need.

About the writer: David M Troop resumed writing in 2011 after a twenty-five year hiatus.  Since then, he has written about 50 short scripts, two of which have been produced.   Dave would like to make it three.  He is a regular, award-winning contributor to MoviePoet.com.  Born on the mean streets of Reading, PA, Dave now resides in Schuylkill Haven with his wife Jodi and their two lazy dogs Max and Mattie. He can be reached at dtroop506 “AT” gmail.com.

Pages: 8

Budget: Some snow and a house. It doesn’t get easier (or more nostalgic) than this!

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

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

Yeah, STS is on a roll…

A little over six months since the site went live, we’re thrilled to say our reviews have helped five 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….

Thursday, July 24, 2014

A Christmas Story screenplay - posted by Don

A Christmas Story - December 7, 1982 Shooting draft script by Jean Shepherd, Bob Clark, Leigh Brown – hosted by: Daily Script – in pdf format

Christmas is approaching and 9 year-old Ralphie wants only one thing: a Red Ryder Range Shot 200 BB gun. When he mentions it at the dinner table, his mother’s immediate reaction is that he’ll put his eye out. He then decides on a perfect theme for his teacher but her reaction is like his. He fantasizes about what it would be like to be Red Ryder and catch the bad guys. When the big day arrives he gets lots of present under the tree including a lovely gift from his aunt that his mother just adores. But what about the BB gun?

Information courtesy of imdb.com

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Flight screenplay - posted by Don

Flight - December 12, 2011 tan draft script by John Gatins – hosted by: Daily Script – in pdf format

An airline pilot saves a flight from crashing, but an investigation into the malfunctions reveals something troubling.

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Adventureland screenplay - posted by Don

Adventureland - August 5, 2007 Revised Draft script by Greg Mottola – hosted by: Daily Script – in pdf format

In 1987, James Brennan’s dreams of a summer European tour before studying at an Ivy League school in New York City are ruined after his parents have a severe career setback. As a result, James must get a summer job to cover his upcoming expenses at the decrepit local amusement park, Adventureland, where he falls in love with a witty co-worker, Emily Lewin. In that bizarrely shady workplace, the young carnies have unforgettable and painful learning experiences about life, love and trust while James discovers what he truly values.

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Stowaway – Short Script Review (Available for Production) - posted by wonkavite

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Stowaway

Anne Boleyn has escaped the Tower of London and seeks safe passage out of England. With the help of a young fishmonger, can she evade capture by Charles Brandon? A man determined not to fail his king…

Historical scripts – they’re such a tricky thing. A lot of history is downright dull. And when the wrong subject is chosen (or executed incorrectly), the result can be a cinematic nightmare… or an exposition laden snorefest.

And yet, historical scripts have such potential. To entertain. To educate. To bring a deceased culture and time back to living, breathing life.

When done correctly, such scripts look a lot like Stowaway.

Set in London 1536, Stowaway imagines a scenario where Anne Boleyn evaded the executioner’s ax. Hidden away in a warehouse, she awaits word from Henry Percy – who seeks to secure his love safe passage to Denmark on a ship. But the clock is ticking. For Duke Charles Brandon is on the hunt. Aware of Anne’s escape, he prowls the fish market, bribing everyone he meets for clues. One of the commoners he approaches is young fishmonger Bryce. And when Bryce discovers Anne’s whereabouts, he knows he has a grave decision to make…

In the masterful hands of writer Elaine Clayton, Stowaway brings 1536 England to vivid life. Reading the script, one sees the olde-world laid out before them, and can almost smell the fish market (a good or bad thing, depending on one’s point of view.) Read this script, and you’ll find yourself caring for the characters – and wanting to know more about them. Several centuries after the real life versions have turned to dust, that’s a remarkable writing feat.

Expertly written, Stowaway is a historical gem. One that deserves to be produced in full glory.

About the writer: 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

Pages: 6

Budget: Ok. Let’s talk budget. Settings include a fisherman’s wharf and several secondary locations. And everything needs to look authentic. Period clothing would be required for the four main characters, and a number of extras. Needless to say, this is one script that couldn’t be done on a shoestring. And yet… such requirements aren’t insurmountable. For instance, the script describes a ship. But do we really need to see it in the water? Or would a shot of the ramp suffice? For a creative director with a decent budget… this script could still be shot as a work of art.

READ THE SCRIPT HERE – AND DON’T FORGET TO COMMENT!!

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Friday, July 18, 2014

And THIS is what happens to Veteran Writers… (PJ McNeill in the Trenches) - posted by wonkavite

…they end up working on scripts – not to mention juggling a complicated home move.

Due to a looming deadline, P.J. regrets to inform STS’s faithful that he’ll be on vacation for a month – coming up for air on August 15th.  Until then, we promise to keep you fed with a bonus script review on Fridays  So make sure to tune in, anyway!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Love Locked – Short Script Review (Available for Production) - posted by wonkavite

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Love Locked

Two teenagers discover romantically painted padlocks on a bridge. Are they Valentines from a love-struck Romeo… or something more sinister?

Mystery is a terrific engine for driving a story; the history of cinema has proven that time and again – from the appearance of the Monolith in 2001 to Who Killed Laura Palmer in Twin Peaks. The existence of a question mark in your script will keep audiences on the edge of their seats – no matter your chosen genre.

In the case of Love Locked, the genre is horror. And the mysterious objects: a series of padlocks found on a bridge by teenagers Susie and Sam. It’s Susie who discovers the first one; a lock painted in red with initials – PC hearts KS. A cute romantic gesture. Over the next several weeks, the couple finds even more – each with PC… and someone else. Who is PC? And why is he (or she) so fickle? Susie decides to find out – but will she get more than she bargained for?

Love Locked is perfect for horror directors on a budget – a fresh little tale that ends with a bang.

About the writer: Anthony Cawood is an aspiring screenwriter from the UK with a number of scripts in various stages of production, two of which have just wrapped shooting. His script, A Certain Romance, recently won in the Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition (short script category). You can find out more at http://www.anthonycawood.co.uk.

Pages: 10

Budget: Pretty cheap. A few outside shots, and only two main characters!

READ THE SCRIPT HERE – AND DON’T FORGET TO COMMENT!!

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