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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Spec Scout – new site - posted by Don

Here is a new site I ran across.

Spec Scout is a site that combines a script coverage library with a scoring system designed to highlight the highest quality screenplays circulating Hollywood. They prepare coverage on all the recent sales, all the recent scripts to hit the market by agents/managers, and are also leveling the playing field for writers by promoting the highest scoring unrepped material from screenwriting competitions and elsewhere.

If anyone has any experirences with the site, let me know.

– Don

Friday, September 2, 2011

Help get The Road Killer Made - posted by Don

Chris Ryves has written a script and the team is assembled and the teaser trailer has been filmed. Now they just need a little help getting it funded.


Check out the site at TheRoadKiller.Com

Like ‘em on FaceBook

And, most important, throw ‘em a couple of bucks and help them get this movie made using IndieGoGo.

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, August 20, 2010

iScript 50% off sale - posted by Don

iscriptiScript Users!

iScript is launching a new summer sale only available to iScript users! Order by midnight August 26th and get 50% off your iScript. Use the discount code: dontdelay

Remember, becoming an iScript user is free. And, if I’m hosting your script, I’d be delighted to host your iScript and feature it on the site. Check out some of the work that iScript has done. – Don

The Soul Shadows series
Out Time Deserves a Love Song

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Haiti Earthquake - posted by Don

Haiti has been devastated by an earthquake. Please take the time to dig out a few bucks to help them out. One option is The American Red Cross. There is also the International Red Cross, Red Crescent. – Don

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

Monday, February 16, 2009

Army Math: Bringing It All Back Home - posted by Don

Congrats to scriptwriter Sam Mills. His piece Army Math: Bringing It All Back Home was bought by University of Chicago’s euphony.

“ARMY MATH” is an eyewitness account of the bombing by the SDS Weather Underground of the University of Wisconsin’s Army Mathematics Research Center on Monday, August 24, 1970.

Sam adds, “[I]t’s an account of the effect that level of violence had on the antiwar movement downstream of the event. My piece treats the aftermath – the counterculture’s rejection of violence as a way of ending the Vietnam War – at some length.

At the time, I was a student living across University Avenue at the St. Francis House, the Episcopal Student Center, when the Madison cell of the terror group blew up the Department of Defense research facility (e.g., the Claymore mine was developed there), killing a young post-doc named Robert Fassnacht. (Though only 33, “Fass” was already one of the nation’s foremost authorities on superconductivity.)

As I write in my account – with only a modicum of poetic license – “I was blown out of bed and woke up in a carnal embrace with a stained-glass Virgin Mary.”

The 1750-pound ANFO (ammonium nitrate fuel oil) bomb devastated the campus, and for a year afterward, turned UW into “Old Plywood U.” (It was calculated that more than 38,000 square feet of plywood were required to cover all the broken windows.)

It was the most destructive act of domestic terror in American history until Tim McVeigh and Oklahoma City 25 years later. Ironically, left and right used identical munitions – though McVeigh’s bomb had an extra 100 pounds of fertilizer.”

Sam now lives in Pensacola, FL, and can be reached at sam @ sammills.com

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Script Girl sales report for July 11th - posted by Don

Script Girl’s weekly script sales report for the week ending July 11, 2008.

Two groups of talking animals living together, a high school student in a murder plot orchestrated by his substitute teacher, male dancing cheerleaders, a modern day animal doctor hired to overlook mythological creatures and Inglorious Bastards script is floating around.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Another Masters of Horror DVD giveaway - posted by Don

Anchor bay has given SimplyScripts a DVD of Dario Argento’s directed Masters of Horror episode Pelts signed by the director Dario Argento. If you live in North America, you are eligible to win this signed dvd. Just put in your name and valid email address below and hit submit. Come back on November 13th to see if you’ve won. Note: one entry per person. All duplicate entries will be deleted.

The Giveaway is closed. Come back to SimplyScriptson November 13th to see if you are a winner!

Thank you for entering our “Masters of Horror” contest!!!

And make sure to return to our site to see if you were one of the randomly chosen winners

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