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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Hanssen (filmed as Breach) – Screenplay - posted by Don

The issue with the missing pages has been resolved

Hanssen part 1 (filmed as Breach) Hanssen part 2 Hanssen part 3 – April 18, 2005 unspecified draft script by Adam Mazer, William Rotko and Billy Ray – hosted by: The Daily Script – in pdf format

In February, 2001, Robert Hanssen, a senior agent with 25 years in the FBI, is arrested for spying. Jump back two months: Eric O’Neill, a computer specialist who wants to be made an agent is assigned to clerk for Hanssen and to write down everything Hanssen does. O’Neill’s told it’s an investigation of Hanssen’s sexual habits. Within weeks, the crusty Hanssen, a devout Catholic, has warmed to O’Neill, who grows to respect Hanssen. O’Neill’s wife resents Hanssen’s intrusiveness; the personal and professional stakes get higher. How they catch Hanssen and why he spies become the film’s story. Can O’Neill help catch red-handed “the worst spy in history” and hold onto his personal life?

Information courtesy of imdb.com

Breach – July 21, 2006 unspecified draft script by Adam Mazer, William Rotko and Billy Ray – hosted by: ScriptSlug – in pdf format

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The Changer – Short Script Review (Available for Production) - posted by KP Mackie

The Changer by David Troop

Two bickering police detectives must find a way to capture the world’s most elusive criminal.

Some stories are tons of fun. Isn’t that what we go to movies for?

Angst, terror and philosophical symbolism isn’t needed for every film we see. Sometimes simple is the best. “Entertainment for the sake of entertainment” is a spectacular experience when done right. Especially when the jokes are primed to fly.

In his latest short The Changer, master storyteller David Troop makes a fun story live and breathe; resulting in chuckles galore!

Yet, for cops Kennedy and Harris, the events of The Changer are pure business. As often happens with film law enforcement types, these partners are different as two guys could be:

Kennedy’s a Caucasian veteran cop in his 40s – lacking any form of fashion sense. Of course, film-logic requires him paired with African-American Officer Harris. Ten years Kennedy’s junior, Harris is a “poster boy for Reebok.” Together, the two are on the job, seeking a mysterious master-of-disguise known simply as, “The Changer.

Tense and bickering from Page One, the couple track “the dude” to urban apartment 4D. With police badges on display, they bust down the door – only to find screaming hooker Petunia inside. Encouraged by the officer’s raised guns, Petunia points to the bathroom. Harris searches the area quickly, yet finds only – a cat inside.

Harris shrugs, turns his back. Allowing the Bizarre “Changer” to make his escape. Out the open bathroom window – down a rusty fire escape. Pretty soon, the chase is on (ala the Grand Budapest Hotel!).

In hot pursuit of a “tall figure in a trench coat”, the partners race through alleys, down gritty streets. Eventually, Harris corners the perp. (Kennedy joins the chase somewhat late… having stopped to “question” the hooker privately!). But soon, Kennedy and Harris have their man…

Still – given The Changer’s “special set of skills”, the question is… Do they have him cornered?

Really?

Tongue planted firmly in cheek, The Changer is a fun – and very funny – ride.

Think movies like Ghostbusters, Back to the Future, Police Academy, Naked Gun or Groundhog Day. If you’re a director who loves goofy comedy, then TC is your blockbuster. Set your humor on stun. And pull the cinematic wool over your audience’s tears-of-laughter-filled eyes!

Budget: Relatively low. Three talented male character actors (with good comedic timing) are required for the main roles. Plus a handful of extras. Settings include: Apartment interior rooms, stairway, streets, and an alley – all of which are easy to stage.

About the Writer: David M Troop has been writing since he could hold a No.2 pencil. In 2011 he began writing short films for MoviePoet.com and Simplyscripts.com. His produced short scripts include INSOMNIAC and THE DINER. Born on the mean streets of Reading, PA, Dave now resides in Schuylkill Haven with his wife Jodi and their two lazy dogs Max and Mattie. He can be reached at dtroop506 (a) gmail.

Read The Changer (9 pages in pdf format) 

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

About the Reviewer: California über reader/reviewer KP Mackie is working on a historical feature.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Like a Moth to The Flame by Matías Caruso – Filmed - posted by Don

Like a Moth to The Flame – Filmed.

This just in from Jeff Easley, director/producer of the film,

Hello,
“Like a Moth to the Flame” written by Matias Caruso is completed. Below is the link to the film.
I am the director/producer of the film, Jeff Easley.

Like a Moth to the Flame (Short Film) from Jeff Easley on Vimeo.

Check it out on Facebook and IMDB.

Read Like a Moth to The Flame (10 page thriller in pdf format) by Matias Caruso (Mr. Z)

A bedeviled woman hires a shaman to perform a ritual to extricate a rejecting lover from her mind.

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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

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Fixed – Short Film and Screenplay - posted by Don

Fixed – undated, final draft script by Casey Binsali, Tarier Majak, Jack O’Keeffe, Nathan Smith, Codey Wilson & Burleigh Smith – hosted by: SimplyScripts – in pdf format

Jemimah is five years old and desperate for her dog, Tilly, to have puppies. When she learns her parents plan to have Tilly desexed, Jemimah embarks on a quest to get Tilly pregnant. She sets up a lemonade stand in her front yard, advertising her needs, only to have it promptly shut down by her mother. She deletes her older sister’s online dating profile, making it a profile for Tilly. A stranger contacts her and she agrees to meet, venturing out of her house at night without her parents knowing …

Information courtesy of imdb.com

Friday, July 21, 2017

Emmy Nominated Teleplays - posted by Don

The Script Lab has put together a listing of scripts and teleplays from Emmy nominated shows.

The site is worth checking out for industry news and screenwriting articles. Check out a few of the “First Ten Pages” articles.

Of course, you can also find more teleplays on the SimplyScripts TV Scripts and Teleplays page.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Gypsy – teleplay - posted by Don

Thanks “John” for the heads up on this!

Gypsy – October 30, 2015 Network Draft script by Lisa Rubin – hosted by: DailyScript – in pdf format

Therapist Jean Holloway becomes too immersed in the lives of her patients.

Growing restless with married suburban life, New York therapist Jean Holloway develops a furtive fascination with a patients ex-girlfriend.

Information courtesy of imdb.com

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Safe in the Countryside – Short Script Review (Available for Production!) - posted by Pete Barry

Safe in the Countryside by Bill Sarre

A lonely couple hide out on D-Day. But the war isn’t the only danger they have to fear…

Betrayal comes in many flavors. In war sides must be chosen; even if your survival – and the survival of your loved ones – depends on betraying allegiances.

As the Allies finally roll through Normandy in 1944, all Henry and Francine Duvall have to do is ride out the storm, holed up in their isolated farmhouse. An easy task. Isn’t it?

After all, they have a new baby to protect. Henry wants no part of the outside world until the fighting is over, and they can seek the approaching army’s protection.

But when a wounded German soldier turns up on their doorstep, the besieged couple must decide: do they risk the wrath of the now-victorious French Resistance if they take him in? Is it better to leave him to die, or does every human being deserve mercy?

But the soldier’s presence is more than a moral dilemma. Within a few precious minutes, his appearance unravels treacheries that Henry and Francine have committed during the long way; against their country, and each other.

A gripping drama from writer Bill Sarre, Safe in the Countryside is a wonderfully effective tale, exploring the nature of betrayal and the terrible acts we choose to commit when faced with extreme circumstance.  For a director that can invoke the grim mood of war and secrets, Safe in the Countryside is an excellent story to try your hand at. And an obvious festival favorite!

Budget: The exteriors will require a farmhouse and some distant explosions, but the interiors are simple enough and the main cast is small – Henry, Francine and the soldier.

About the writer: An award winning writer, Bill Sarre has had scripts place both finalist and quarter finalist with Page and Bluecat.  Another short of his, The Grieving Spell, was recently grand prize winner of the London Film Awards. Bill can be reached at Bill.sarre (a) gmail

Read Safe in the Countryside (6 pages in pdf format)

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

About the reviewer: Pete Barry is an award-winning screenwriter, playwright, actor, director and musician. His short plays have been published in numerous collections. He’s also a cofounder of the PorchRoom.com/, a film and theater production company. Please feel free to reach out to him with script requests at petebarry27 (a) hotmail.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix screenplay - posted by Don

Thanks “John” for the heads up on this!

Harry Potter And The Order of the Phoenix – 2007 unspecified draft script by Michael Goldenberg – hosted by: Daily Script – in pdf format

After a lonely summer on Privet Drive, Harry returns to a Hogwarts full of ill-fortune. Few of students and parents believe him or Dumbledore that Voldemort is really back. The ministry had decided to step in by appointing a new Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher that proves to be the nastiest person Harry has ever encountered. Harry also can’t help stealing glances with the beautiful Cho Chang. To top it off are dreams that Harry can’t explain, and a mystery behind something Voldemort is searching for. With these many things Harry begins one of his toughest years at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. 

Information courtesy of imdb.com

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