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Friday, January 1, 2010

SimplyScripts Radio News Years Day edition - posted by Don

Mike Shelton hosts the New Year’s Day edition of the SimplyScripts Radio podcast.

Rated R for language

James McClung is on to discuss the filming of his script Abattoir and his current project.

James also discusses some of his other work Black Market and Tis The Season and his foray into Romantic Comedy.

George Willson (author of the recently released novel The Fempiror Chronicles: The Initiation of David) talks basic scene construction.

Sean Elwood (Zombie Sean) talks about his favorite Zombie scripts, Robert Skotte’s unproduced The Bay and Phil Clarke’s Not Even Death which has recently been filmed, the trailer of which you can catch here.

Pia talks about writing under a deadline, à propos of the recent 7 Week Challenge.

SimplyScripts Radio is produced by Michael Cornetto and hosted by Mike Shelton.

Music provided by Incompetech.com.

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

Saturday, December 19, 2009

SimplyScripts Radio - posted by Don

Listen to Michael, Jordan, Pia and Mike in the inaugural SimplyScripts Radio podcast.

Rated R for use of the ‘F’ bomb and tobacco.

Stuff we talk about:

Intro music provided by Incompetech.com. Outro music mashup provided by Incompetech.com and Young Master Shelton.

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

Friday, October 16, 2009

Our Time Deserves A Love Song (repost) - posted by Don

Repost of the August OWC selectee.
image from cbc.caOur Time Deserves A Love Song by Marnie Mitchell Lister (wannabe)
Read by: iScript.com
Special thanks to The Drabble Cast

As you all know, in August we had the August One Week Challenge wherein participants were asked to write a 12 page romantic drama/comedy script based on a piece of music. We had 37 entries. The fine folks over at iScript.com were kind enough to select one script out of the group to be recorded.

The selected script is Our Time Deserves A Love Song by Marnie Mitchell Lister (wannabe) .

An aging musician relives his first love when someone asks what inspired him to write a particular love song.

You can read along with the pdf version of the script here. 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 judging the final scripts.

Additional thanks to The Drabble Cast for providing the melody upon which the challenge was based.

Music heart image courtesy of CBC.CA

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

August One Week Challenge Selectee is… - posted by Don

image from cbc.caOur Time Deserves A Love Song by Marnie Mitchell Lister (wannabe)
Read by: iScript.com
Special thanks to The Drabble Cast

As you all know, in August we had the August One Week Challenge wherein participants were asked to write a 12 page romantic drama/comedy script based on this piece of music. We had 37 entries. The fine folks over at iScript.com were kind enough to select one script out of the group to be recorded.

The selected script is Our Time Deserves A Love Song by Marnie Mitchell Lister (wannabe) .

An aging musician relives his first love when someone asks what inspired him to write a particular love song.

You can read along with the pdf version of the script here. 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 judging the final scripts.

Additional thanks to The Drabble Cast for providing the melody upon which the challenge was based.

Music heart image courtesy of CBC.CA

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Watch Computer Girl - posted by Don

Michael Cornetto’s web series has finally premiered, Computer Girl an electronic girl trying to find my way through life’s biological problems.

First up: Computer Girl loses her virginity. You can read the script (pdf format).

You can check out the promo below or watch it on either YouTube or on Machinima.com

You can also go to Computer Girl Central on YouTube. Or, read what folks are saying about it on the Discussion Board. – Don

Thursday, August 20, 2009

The Drabblecast – an introduction - posted by Don

drabblecastIt is no secret that I’m a big fan of short speculative fiction in audio format.

I like to listen to stories on my MP3 player while cleaning the pool.

I strap my MP3 player to my head with a broken bit of swimming goggle strap and then get in the water and walk clockwise around the pool for 10 minutes. This creates an eddy in the middle of the pool where all the leaves, band-aids, scabs, legos and phlegmy stuff collect. I then suck this mass up with a hose. When I do this, I listen to The Drabblecast, an audio podcast of “Strange stories, by strange authors, for strange listeners… such as yourself”.

See? It all makes sense if you just hang in there.

The Drabblecast is a short audio fiction podcast narrated and produced by Norm Sherman and edited by Kendall Marchman and Luke Coddington.

Each episode presents a drabble, which is a story exactly 100 words, and follows with a short story written by some of the best writers in speculative fiction like Mike Resnick and Eugie Foster. The drabbles and stories are generally nothing you’ll find in other podcasts. The Drabblecast “aims to present stories too eccentric, disturbing, funny, and downright fun for more dignified genre publications. ”

So, if you like strange stories about animal death matches or ghosts in computers or hog-faced men, head over to drabblecast.org and download a couple of episodes. Listen to them while cleaning the pool. There is nothing like being discovered floating in the pool in a pink innertube with an mp3 player strapped to your head giggling to yourself – Don

P.S. Oh! Tonight at 11:59 pm edt – the One Week Challenge will be announced. Be there!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Big Bad Wolf short - posted by Don

Pia’s Big Bad Wolf has been filmed. A young girl’s Christmas present, intended to make her feel safe and secure gives her the fright of her life. – Short, Horror, Suspense. 11 pages. PDF format.

Directed by: Danny Hein of Tidal Wave Films and featuring Jessica DeBaufer & Jacob Henkel

Share the joy here. – Don

Saturday, August 1, 2009

A Song In My Heart – Part 4 - posted by Don

image from Loretta Alvarado
A Song In My Heart by Cindy L. Keller

A country singer heads south after losing his job and his girl only to be targeted by an angel who wants him to help a certain girl become a star.

Listen to part 4 of 4

Discuss

“With a Song in My Heart” image courtesy of Loretta Alvarado. Please visit her site at How Original.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

ScriptGirl sales report for week ending July 11, 2009 - posted by Don

Baywatch, TJ Hooker and Asteroids (the video game) movies? There is a movie about marriage. ScriptGirl writes a column in ScriptMag.* A reclusive heiress has her worst dreams come to pass and college grads lower standards upon graduation.

*True Story: The now defunct SimplyScripts: Voice Over web magazine was first named, “ScriptMag”. Henrick and I didn’t know that there was an actual Screenwriting magazine called “ScriptMag” until we got a lovely and polite email from them asking if we could change our title as Google search results listed SimplyScripts dorky screenwriting magazine first in results.

By the way, MysteryMan on Film also has an article in the latest Script Magazine entitled, “How to Show, Don’t Tell”. The irony. (Get it? “Mystery Man” writes on article, “How to Show…”. I guess it was funnier in my head.). – Don (sort of back from vacation, work and a bout with Lyme disease…).

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