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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

The October 2017 Writer’s Choice is… - posted by Don

Brown Water (8 pages in pdf format) by Dena McKinnon

What if the only thing you were scared of was the only thing that could save you?

Brown Water is a fascinating little tale set in a rural place near a swamp. Something is up with the swamp that gives little Tadpole a sickening fear of water. Her mother used to say the brown water is not cursed, but blessed and it takes the evil away. Day after day Tadpole comes to the swamp and watches the water in attempt to understand what evil her mother was talking about.

Characters – 2 main, 4 episodically, a few extras
Locations – 4 – swamp, church, cabin, road.
Prop – canoe

About the writer: Dena McKinnon is a talented writer with a number of produced shorts under her belt. Check out Dena’s IMDB credits and website at DenaMcKinnon.com.

About the reviewer: Khamanna Iskandarova is a dedicated mother and wife. She was born and raised in Azerbaijan, a small country at the shores of the Caspian Sea, but she has been living in the US for the most part of her life. She has several features completed, as well as a dozen shorts, some of which were produced by independent productions. Khamanna can be reached at khamanna “AT” hotmail. Check out her IMDB Creds

The October 2017 One Week Challenge is a short screenwriting exercise wherein writers are given a week to write a short script on the theme and genre provided. These are quickly done and may be a little rough around the edges considering the short time frame in which they are written.

Huge thanks to ScriptWax.Com: Scriptwax Table Reads provides a team of talented voice actors to bring your screenplay to life, so you can hear what works and what doesn’t!

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.

This screenplay may not be used or reproduced for any purpose including educational purposes without the expressed written permission of the author.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Brett Martin on Eclipse the Script podcast - posted by Don

Some good info here from Brett Martin on his screenwriting career on a fairly new screenwriting podcast Eclipse the Script. Brett also talks about his new script. Well worth the listen.

Shout outs:

Breanne Mattson
Pia Cook
Michael Kospiah
ScriptShadow

Scripts mentioned:

Red Sun – A double crossed thief and a honorable samurai form an uneasy alliance in order to recover a priceless stolen artifact and a fortune in gold. 101 pages (Western) pdf format Discuss this script on the Discussion Board

Zombie Playground – Children of cohabiting scientists must overcome their prejudices and battle junk food obsessed mutant zombies that take over their playground. 93 pages (Family, Adventure, Ensemble) pdf format Discuss this script on the Discussion Board

Clone Wife (early draft) – A scientist gets an unexpected second chance at first love when he clones his estranged wife. 96 pages (Romantic Comedy) pdf format Discuss this script on the Discussion Board

Clone Wife (later draft) – A lonely scientist gets an unexpected second chance at first love when he clones his estranged wife. 106 pages (Romantic Comedy) pdf format

Discuss this script on the Discussion Board

Widow’s Walk – A mother has just one night to confront the demons of her past and save her son. (Short, Horror) pdf format Discuss this script on the Discussion Board

Monday, October 31, 2011

The October 2011 One Week Challenge selected script is - posted by Don

The October, 2011 One Week Challenge genre was Gothic Horror. The theme was Ghosts are not bad, just misunderstood.

Participants had one week to write a 6 – 12 page script on the genre and theme. There were 38 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 Veil of Blood by Ryan Lee.

A young woman ventures to her uncle’s crumbling plantation in 1874 Louisiana.

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.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

SimplyScripts Radio – The Luddite edition – interview with Matt Kelland of MovieStorm - posted by Don

SimplyScripts Radio – The Luddite Edition. Interview with Matt Kelland of Movie Storm

The panel talks to Matt Kelland cofounder of MovieStorm.co.uk.

Show Notes

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SimplyScripts Radio is produced by Michael Cornetto and Jon Barton released under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives 3.0 license.

This episode the panel consisted of host Michael Cornetto, Jon Barton and Don

Music provided by Incompetech.com.

Interested in joining the panel? Send an email to radiosimply (at) gmail.com

Please, we’d love to have feedback on the show.

iTunes users can subscribe to the SimplyScripts feed and have the show automatically downloaded to your iPod. – Don

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Babz Buzz – 007 The Shape of Things to Come - posted by Don

Babz BuzzBabz Buzz

Each month Literary Agent, Babz Bitela of Silver Bitela Agency talks soup to nuts about screenwriting.

The subject is The Shape of Things to Come – how the industry is changing.

Babz also talks about

Talk about this Babz Buzz podcast on the Discussion Board

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Babz Buzz is produced by Michael Cornetto and released under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives 3.0 license*

Music provided by Incompetech

You can subscribe to Babz Buzz as well as SimplyScripts Radio and the occasional iScript on iTunes

*In English, this podcast can be share with others as long as you mention the site and link back, but you can’t change it in any way or use it commercially.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

How to bind a screenplay - posted by Don

I’m sunning myself at a secret, undisclosed location that some may call The French Riviera of New Jersey.

I have been unable to make any updates to the site, but I thought that this video may be of use to some of the more experienced screenwriters who visit the site.

You can purchase binding supplies mentioned in this video here and here.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Babz Buzz 005 – Coverage - posted by Don

Babz BuzzBabz Buzz

Each month Literary Agent, Babz Bitela of Silver Bitela Agency talks soup to nuts about screenwriting.

The subject is Coverage.

Babz answers your questions

Talk about this Babz Buzz podcast on the Discussion Board

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Babz Buzz is produced by Michael Cornetto and released under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives 3.0 license*

Music provided by Incompetech

You can subscribe to Babz Buzz as well as SimplyScripts Radio and the occasional iScript on iTunes

*In English, this podcast can be share with others as long as you mention the site and link back, but you can’t change it in any way or use it commercially.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Babz Buzz 004 – Pitchfests! Should you go? - posted by Don

Babz BuzzBabz Buzz

Each month Literary Agent, Babz Bitela of Silver Bitela Agency talks soup to nuts about screenwriting.

The subject is Pitchfests. What happens at a pitchfest and why you should go?

Babz also talks about

Talk about this Babz Buzz podcast on the Discussion Board

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Babz Buzz is produced by Michael Cornetto and released under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives 3.0 license*

Music provided by Incompetech

You can subscribe to Babz Buzz as well as SimplyScripts Radio and the occasional iScript on iTunes

*In English, this podcast can be share with others as long as you mention the site and link back, but you can’t change it in any way or use it commercially.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

SimplyScripts Radio – The Haunted Doily Edition 9/4/10 - posted by Don

SimplyScripts Radio – The Haunted Doily Edition. Interview with Drew Daywalt.

The panel talks to Drew Daywalt, screenwriter, director and producer. You can watch some of his short films on Daywalt Fear Factory. Help fund Drew’s latest short horror, NAKED – a period fantasy/horror film at IndieGoGo.

You can follow Drew on Twitter.

Show Notes

  • Stark Raving Mad
  • Quentin Tarantino
  • Haunted Houses
  • Writing Horror
  • Dreams of the Witch House by H.P. Lovecraft
  • Fear
  • Drag Me to Hell
  • Writing for Studios
  • The Shining
  • Daywalt Fear Factory
  • Fangoria
  • Wes Craven
  • Horror Filmmaking tips
  • Polydeus
  • FEARnet
  • Suicide Girl
  • Ringbearer
  • The Queen Mary
  • Hostel
  • NakedIt’s 1736 in the New World, & 2 German hunters & their Mohawk guide hunt for a hideous demon who murdered one of the German pioneer children.

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SimplyScripts Radio is produced by Michael Cornetto and released under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives 3.0 license.

This episode the panel consisted of host, Michael Cornetto and panel members Pia and Jeff “Dreamscale” Bush

Music provided by Incompetech.com.

Interested in joining the panel? Send an email to radiosimply (at) gmail.com

Please, we’d love to have feedback on the show.

iTunes users can subscribe to the SimplyScripts feed and have the show automatically downloaded to your iPod. – Don

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