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Friday, October 17, 2014

The October 2014 One Week Challenge is on! - posted by Don

The October ’14 One Week Challenge topic and genre are:

Topic: At sundown on October 31st the doorways to the Otherworld open, allowing the inhabitants to come into our world and also allowing humans to go to the Otherworld. Sunrise on November 1st, that door closes.

Genre: Horror Fantasy

Limitations: Only one character can have dialogue. (Writer cannot use Voice Over, however the character can speak off camera.)

You have one week to write a screenplay between 6 to 10 pages. The screenplay must be properly formatted (12 pt courier font) and in PDF format.

The scripts are due on Friday, October 24th at 11:59 pm edt 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 one script he or she likes the best.

You can follow the event on the discussion board. Self registration on the discussion board is closed, if you wish to become a member, please contact me.

The Gist:

  • 6 – 10 pages
  • Properly formatted saved as a PDF file
  • This isn’t a contest there are no prizes
  • Free to submit
  • One entry per person/team (unless you think you try to slip one by me.)
  • You can revise your script as many times as you wish up until 11:59 pm on 10/24.
  • Participants are strongly encouraged to read and comment/review on the scripts submitted. If you are not a member of the discussion board, please contact me and I’ll get you set up.
  • 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 (c) Copyright 2014 on your script

Saturday, October 11, 2014

A drum, - posted by Don

…a drum!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Original Script Sunday (on a Monday) – Jaws inspired OWC entries - posted by Don

Thanks to Darren James Seeley for his idea for the One Week Challenge. The OWC was inspired by a fan’s callout for low budget and brave filmmakers to crank out a series of Jaws fan-films by October 2015 as according to the possible future timeline seen in “Back To The Future II” (boy that almanac sure came in handy!) when ‘Jaws 19′ would be released.

Thirty brave writers took the challenge. Check ‘em out!

-Don

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Original Script Sunday is back for the new year - posted by Don

Over on the Unproduced Scripts page are eighteen original scripts for your reading pleasure.

And, The January 1.5 WC – The Cassandra Complex Challenge! is going full steam ahead! (or back?)

Still holding at forty Studio Scripts for Award Consideration.

And a special shout out to Rachel. Her novel Spine is out.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

The January 1.5WC is on! - posted by Don

The January 1.5 WC has begun – The Cassandra Complex Challenge!

Friday, October 11, 2013

The October 2013 One Week Challenge Theme and Genre are: - posted by Don

The October ’13 One Week Challenge topic and genre are:

Topic: Modern Witches (or Warlocks)
Genre: Horror

You have one week to write a screenplay between 6 to 10 pages. The screenplay must be properly formatted and in PDF format. The scripts are due on Friday, October 18th at 11:59 pm edt 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 one script he or she likes the best.

Self registration on the discussion board is closed, if you wish to become a member, please contact me.

The Schedule:

  • October 11th at 10:00 pm edt – Theme and Genre announced
  • October 18th at 11:59 pm edt – Scripts are due
  • October 31st at: 5:00 pm edt – Names Revealed and Writer’s Choice revealed.

The Gist:

  • 6 – 10 pages
  • Properly formatted saved as a PDF file
  • This isn’t a contest there are no prizes
  • Free to submit
  • One entry per person (unless you think you try to slip one by me.)
  • You can revise your script as many times as you wish up until 11:59 pm on 10/18.
  • Participants are strongly encouraged to read and comment/review on the scripts submitted. If you are not a member of the discussion board, please contact me.
  • 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 (c) Copyright 2013 on your script

Thursday, October 10, 2013

The October One Week Challenge is coming - posted by Don

SimplyScripts One Week ChallengeThe October ’13 One Week Challenge topic and genre will be announced here on October 11th at 10:00 pm eastern daylight time. Each person who takes the challenge will have one week to write a screenplay between 6 to 10 pages. The screenplay must be properly formatted and in PDF format. The scripts are due on Friday, October 18th at 11:59 pm edt.

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

You can follow the event on the discussion board. Self registration on the discussion board is closed, if you wish to become a member, please contact me.

The Schedule:

  • October 11th at 10:00 pm edt – Theme and Genre announced
  • October 18th at 11:59 pm edt – Scripts are due
  • October 31st at: 5:00 pm edt – Names Revealed and Writer’s Choice revealed.

The Gist:

  • 6 – 10 pages
  • PDF format
  • Properly formatted
  • This isn’t a contest
  • Free to submit
  • One entry per person (unless you think you try to slip one by me.)
  • You can revise your script as many times as you wish up until 11:59 pm on 10/18.

Friday, November 16, 2012

The October 2012 One Week Challenge selected script is… - posted by Don

The October, 2012 One Week Challenge theme was Odd but interesting character(s) take refuge from a hurricane in a beat-up motel and are forced to make a choice between good or evil in order to survive the night.

Participants had one week to write a 6 – 12 page script on the genre and theme. There were 36 scripts which were read and discussed over on the discussion board. One script was selected to be audio performed by the fine folks over at iScript.com.

That selected script is The Ledger by Rene Claveau.

When travelers take refuge from a hurricane, they learn not all shelters are safe havens.

You can read along with the pdf version of the script. You can discuss this script and all the OWC entries here. Click the “Play” button to listen to the script.


{note: This audio recording is released under a Creative Commons, attribution, noncommercial, no derivatives 3.0 license. You can share the audio recording in its entirety, but you can’t change it or sell it. }

Thanks to everyone who participated in the challenge. – Don

Very special thanks to iScript.com for sponsoring the challenge and selecting the final script.

Friday, October 12, 2012

The October One Week Challenge Theme is… - posted by Don

Odd but interesting character(s) take refuge from a hurricane in a beat-up motel and are forced to make a choice between good or evil in order to survive the night.

Each character must have some history involving a supernatural event in their lives that factors into their choice. Genre is open. This is a micro-budget short, so no destruction of the motel, no children or animals and minimal special effects.

You must write one script (properly formatted) between 6 to 12 pages (courier 12 point font) on this month’s theme. Submit your script here. The script must be received by Friday, October 19th at 11:59 pm e.d.t.. Please do not put your real name on your script, however, please use your real name and real e-mail address on the submission form. (After the exercise closes you can either have your script removed or resubmit the script with your name on it). Please put “(c) Copyright 2012″ on your script.

One script per person.

This is a free exercise. This isn’t a contest. However, one script will be selected to be audio performed by iScript.com.

We’ve been very lucky to have iScript sponsor the OWC for the last several years by providing an audio performance of one script from each of the challenges. Check out some from past years:
Veil of Blood – Ryan Lee.
Glass Rain – Julio Weigend
Old Ninty-Nine Face – Cameron Mitchell
Mister Schultz’s Zombie Army – Phil Clarke Jr.

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