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Monday, August 21, 2017

The Scripts of the Quick Challenge - posted by Don

We had a quick challenge – 3 page scripts in three days. Two options:

Location: A Retirement Home
Object: A Jump Rope
or
Location: A Church
Object: A Pair of Dice

Check them out!

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Original Script Sunday for July 23rd - posted by Don

Over on the Original Scripts page are twenty one original scripts from the July One Week Challenge wherein writers had a week to write a 9 to 12 page script in any genre on the theme of “Stranger in a Strange Land” with only four characters.

Check them out on the Original Scripts page and join the discussion on the discussion board

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Original Script Sunday will come on a Tuesday – Who Wrote What for the April One Week Challenge, Writer’s Choice and Taylor sold a Script! - posted by Don

A few weeks ago we had a One Week Challenge. Writers have a week to write a short script on the theme chosen. The theme was “Apocalypse”, the genre was open. There were 31 entries. Led by Pia we were fortunate to have Carson Reeves of ScriptShadow review the loglines and titles and rate them. We also had “Pia’s friend in the industry” read and rate each of the scripts. Lastly each participant was allowed to rank the scripts on a five point scale. Exciting, considering that this isn’t a contest.

The results. Vin’s The 5th Horseman was the writer’s choice with an average score of 3.5. Steve’s Play Dead was briefly writer’s choice because I typed 4.43 instead of 3.43.

And, lastly. Taylor Scott’s (VancityTaylor), writing as Insert Name Here, entry Everyone Has Their Demons was sold before the writer’s names were revealed.

So, if you are looking for a short script about the Apocalypse, check out the scripts of the April One Week Challenge and drop the writer a line.

– Don

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Original Script Sunday for April 23, 2017 - posted by Don

Welcome to Original Script Sunday for April 23rd. I present the scripts of the eleventh annual April One Week Challenge. The Topic was: Apocalypse (before, during or after). Genre was open.

I normally wait until the writer’s names are announced before posting these, however I thought I’d give any potential producer/director a sneak peek at these scripts as OWC scripts very often get snatched up.

– Don

Friday, October 7, 2016

The October 2016 One Week Challenge Theme is: - posted by Don

Horrific Tales of my Childhood

Genre: Horror (or any subgenere thereof)
Rating: Children / Young Adult / Adult
Budget: Open

Retell your favorite Fairy* Tale as a horror story. Please include the source. Here is a list of fairy tales for inspiration.
*Can be children’s fable, myth, poem, or song.

The scripts are due on Friday, October 14th at 11:59PM EST and must be submitted to: SimplyScripts.com/owc.

Timeline:
October 7 at around 8 est – Theme and Genre announced.
October 14th at 11:59PM EST – Scripts are due to SimplyScripts.com/owc
October 16th – Scripts Posted
October 21st – Writer’s Choices submitted
October 30th – Names and writer’s choice revealed.

The Gist

6 – 10 pages, properly formatted & saved as a PDF file, Script submitted anonymously, Free to submit*, This isn’t a contest. There are no prizes. One entry per person.

*Free to submit. But, you are committing to reading and ranking five scripts randomly assigned to you.

You can revise your script as many times as you wish up until the deadline.

Participants are strongly encouraged to read and comment/review on the scripts submitted.

Do not put your real name on your script. However, please use your real name when submitting your script. (After the challenge closes you can either have your script removed or resubmit with your script with your name on it.

Please put © 2016 on the bottom left corner of your title page.

Best of luck and I hope you guys have a lot of fun with this contest.

There will be a Writer’s Choice wherein the participants (and only the participants) will be asked to select the three scripts he or she likes the best.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

The 10th Annual October One Week Writing Challenge is coming! - posted by Don

On Friday, October 7th at 12:00 midnight GMT (8:00 pm edt) the theme and genre of the October One Week Challenge will be announced!

Can you write a good, properly formatted short screenplay in a week? Take the challenge. Come back this Friday and find out the theme and genre and write a script. This is free to enter, however you will be asked to read and do a short review of five short scripts.

A number of previous One Week Challenge scripts have gone on to be optioned and some have been produced.

Take the challenge!

Saturday, August 13, 2016

The Scripts of the August 2016 One Week Challenge - posted by Don

Wherein writers, on very short notice, were told they had one week to write a ten page screenplay based upon the theme of Trapped in a Cab (could be a car for hire, e.g., Lyft, Uber, Limo, or Tuk-tuck.

Check them out!

Friday, August 5, 2016

August (Where’d That Come From?) 2016 One Week Challenge - posted by Don

Submit your script to the one week challenge/excercise/thing…

Welcome to the August (Where’d that come from?) 2016 One Week Challenge:

This is a ‘real world’ One Week Challenge. You’ve received no warning and you have one week to write a script based upon the requirements given.

Topic: Trapped in a Taxi Cab*
Genre: Open
Budget: Low

*Can be a car for hire, e.g., Lyft or Uber or Limo

You have seven days to write a screenplay of up to ten (10) pages. The screenplay must be properly formatted and in PDF format. The scripts are due on Friday, August 12th at 11:59PM EST and must be submitted to: SimplyScripts.com/owc

There will be a Writer’s Choice wherein the participants (and only the participants) will be asked to select the three scripts he or she likes the best.

Timeline:

August 5th at 10:00PM EST – Theme and Genre announced.
August 12th at 11:59PM EST – Scripts are due.
August 26th at 5:00PM EST – Names and writer’s choice revealed.

The Gist:

Up to 10 pages max. Properly formatted & saved as a PDF file. This isn’t a contest. There are no prizes. Free to submit. One entry per person (if you can sneak a second one by me, you are more than welcome to try).

You can revise your script as many times as you wish up until 11:59PM EST on August 12th, however try not to submit until you’re absolutely sure you’re submitting something you’re proud to submit.

This Exercise is limited to members of the Discussion Board. Participants are strongly encouraged to read and comment/review on the scripts submitted.

Do not put your real name on your script. However, please use your real name when submitting your script. (After the challenge closes you can either have your script removed or resubmit with your script with your name on it.

Please put © 2016. This work may not be used for any purpose without the expressed written permission of the author on the bottom of your title page.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Scripts of the October 2015 One Week Challenge - posted by Don

Scripts of The October ’15 One Week Challenge are live on the Unproduced Scripts page.

Topic: Classic Horror Monsters with a modern twist
Genre: Horror
Limitations: Low budget. Present Day. One good makeup effect.

Check ’em out on the Unproduced Scripts page.

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