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Friday, August 31, 2007

Burning Bridges by Pia - post author Don

Stirling Street Bridge Set a Blaze  - copyright http://citizensofcaledonia.caBurning Bridges by Pia
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To save himself and his younger brother, a young boy resorts to drastic measures. 5 pages, pdf.

Short – Drama
Rated PG

Read the script (5 pages – pdf format). Discuss the script. Listen to the script:

Burning Bridges was a July ’06 One Week Challenge entry. The theme was “At the end of a family bar-be-cue”. The genre was Drama.

In addition, Burning Bridges was a Winner 2006 Cycle III (fall ’06) Gimme Credit super short competition.

{note: The audio recording of Burning Bridges 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. }

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Original Scripts – 35 of ’em - post author Don

Over on the Unproduced Scripts page we have 35 new or revised original scripts up for your reading pleasure.

With 30 or so new scripts going up a week, it is very difficult to give each and every script their day in the sun beyond having them featured as an Unproduced Script of the Day. Periodically I try to call out a couple of scripts here on the index page, but that is few and far between. Starting tomorrow (or the next day) I will be featuring one audio script a week here. You can also subscribe to the iTunes feed, if you are an iPod user. If you are not an iPod user, you can still listen to the audio file just as you did for Bull Creek. – Don

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Beloved and The Surfer King - post author Don

On the Movie Scripts page, thanks to Donovan and Daily Script read this early draft of Richard LaGravenese’s penned Beloved. Thanks to Anonymous and Awesome Film read the script to this straight-to-video The Surfer King. – Don

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Bull Creek by Sean Elwood - post author Don

Attention Discussion Board regulars! Let it be known that our favorite moderator muppet is now Dr. Muppet. When you get a chance, congratulate Dr. Newcomer. Let me be the first to say, “But, you’re not a real Doctor…”

As you all know, earlier this month we had the One Week Challenge wherein participants were asked to write a 15 page thriller that takes place on or around a boat. We had over 40 entries, of which 35 fit within the parameters of the challenge. The fine folks over at were kind enough to select one script out of the group to be recorded. The script selected is about four teenagers stranded on an old houseboat while being hunted by one of the world’s most dangerous underwater predators. That script was Bull Creek, written by Sean Elwood (aka Zombie Sean). You can listen to the mp3 of the script by clicking here. You can read along with the pdf version of the script here.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the One Week Challenge. Without a doubt, this was the best Challenge yet in terms of the quality of the scripts and the wide interpretation of the theme. You can take a look at the “writer’s choices” – scripts that the participants in the challenge thought were of merit – on the discussion board – Don

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Frailty script and a review of The Invasion - post author Don

Thanks to ‘anonymous’ and Horror Lair read Brent Hanley’s second draft script of Frailty. (Psst – Movie Script page is where you’ll find it.

Seen The Invasion? No? Well, The Boy Who Could Fly has seen it and he’ll tell you what his take on it in his spoiler filled review. – Don

Saturday, August 18, 2007

The OWC Writers revealed - post author Don

The names of the writers who participated in the July/August ’07 One Week Challenge have been revealed. You can talk about them here. All writers who participated in the challenge (not only writing a script for the challenge, but also reading other writer’s work) will have one of their scripts featured as a Unproduced Script of the Day. The selected script to be read by iScript will be announced pending notification of the selected writer. – Don

Friday, August 17, 2007

Silent Universe episode 7, A Man Called Rejoice and a Ton of OTR scripts and transcripts - post author Don

It is a flood of radio scripts! Silent Universe has release the pre-production draft of Episode 7: Hello World. Now is the time to get your input into the story before it goes to production. The teaser is Some thought that the dawn of the Second Space Age would unite humanity in a common cause. Dreams of grand utopias, fevered the minds of visionaries and futurists, who proclaimed that the stars would save us from ourselves… They couldn’t have been more wrong.. The production values on Silent Universe are fantastic. The scripts are not read, they are performed by voice actors that do this for a living. I highly recommend you sci-fi fans check it out.

On another note, more back to earth, James Whyle has release the script to his radio play A Man called Rejoice which has been broadcast numerous times by the BBC Radio 3. I haven’t found an audio copy of the play online, but you can buy it for a buck at The Home of MiDor. Personally, I’d love to see the audio play released under a Creative Commons license. James’ work has been published as Rejoice Burning by Aurora Metro Press in New South African Plays.

Thanks so much to Marie for the heads up on these, too many to list here, scripts and transcripts from the Golden Age of Radio. There is the ‘manly espionage thriller’ David Harding, Counterspy, a handful of Sci Fi dramas like The Planet Man and Tales of Tomorrow as well as more recognizable series like Little Orphan Annie, Mark Trail and Escape. It is folks like Generic Radio Workshop and Early Radio that makes this stuff available to you, the reader.

So, skip on over to the Radio Scripts and transcripts page and do some reading. – Don

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Way to go, Phil! - post author Don

Hey! Hearty, hearty congratulations to Phil ‘dogglebe’ Clarke. Phil is the Cycle V Grand Prize Winner of the Gimme Credit Screenplay Competition with his work Not Even Death (click on the title to read the script).

From Phil’s post on this discussion thread

Dear Phil,

On behalf of the Gimme Credit Screenplay Competition we offer our congratulations to you as the Grand Prize Winner of Cycle V! We are very excited to produce Not Even Death! Your script will actually be the first true horror film we are producing as the Cycle I winner, My Wife is a Zombie, I like to call more of a horrific drama than a dramatic horror. The name is meant to mislead people.

Please send us an updated brief bio. a new photo if you wish and a logline, if you have one. We also need your T-shirt size for your Gimme Credit T-shirt and, finally, verification of your mailing address.

We will keep you posted with news about the production and let you know how things are progressing. Congratulations again! We will be in touch.

Kindest regards,

Erica Engelhardt


Congratulations, Phil.


btw, our own Pia was a 2006 Cycle III Super Short winner with Burning Bridges. Jeez, I wish someone would hit me over the head when a SimplyScripter wins a contest. – Don

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Vacancy, Zerophilia and Guide to Guys - post author Don

Tuesday is traditionally DVD release day. Yesterday Vacancy was released along with Wild Hogs. Well, thanks to Horror Lair, you can read Mark L Smith’s draft script of Vacancy. Over on Awesome Film there are a couple of scripts to straight-to-video, er dvd, scripts – Zerophilia and Dave Barry’s Complete Guide to Guys. Waddle over to the Movie Scripts page and check them out. – Don

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