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Friday, October 31, 2008

The October One Week Challenge Selectee is… - post author Don

The October One Week Challenge (OWC) theme this month was, “It is October 31st and a community is being invaded, however everyone thinks it’s a hoax. Two kids know the real truth… “. The genre was Young Adult.

As has been mentioned repeatedly, the OWC is a challenge, not a contest. There are no winners, however, if you take up the challenge to write a script in one you, you are, by definition, a winner. You can read all thirty-one of the winning scripts here.

As is tradition, one winning script is selected to be audio performed. The selection process varies. This month, the scripts were selected with the aid of two young adults who read a selection of scripts and picked six, of which three were sent to The folks at made the final script selection.

The selected script is Mister Schultz’s Zombie Army by Phil Clarke Jr. .

Mikey and Bobby are the only ones who can stop the mad scientist next door. (11 pages in pdf format)

You can read the pdf version of the script here. You can discuss this script and all the OWC entries here.

So, turn up your speakers or put on your headset and click the play button below and listen to the script read by

Let me know you thoughts on the Discussion Board.

Thank you for sponsoring the challenge.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Sword of Dracula: The Dracula War script to comic excerpt - post author Don

Sword of Dracula script to comicComing in December, Sword of Dracula: The Dracula War – Author, Jason Henderson, has been kind enough to release the first six pages of The Dracula War as well as the corresponding pages from the screenplay upon which it is based.

Jason writes, “In this scene, the prologue, Ronnie Van Helsing leads an attack on one of Dracula’s floating blood reservoirs. I’m also including the same scene from the script for comparison, because it’s an interesting illustration of how the different media lead you to make different choices. Greg [Scott] and I started with a scene with four commandos and several more pilots– the final scene has only two characters, the movement is different, etc. In the end they’re the same scene, but very different in how you accomplish “land on the zeppelin, inject it, fight zombies and jump off.”

Visit the Sword of Dracula page to compare and contrast ‘script to comic’. Order Now. – Don

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Defiance script and Duchess script - post author Don

Two more “For Your Consideration” scripts up on the Movie Scripts page. Thanks to Michael for the heads up. Paramount Vantage has Frohman & Zwick’s September, 2007 draft script of Defiance. Defiance will have a limited release on December 31 of this year so’s in order to be eligible for Oscar consideration. This has Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber and Jamie Bell as three Jewish brothers who escape from Nazi-occupied Poland into the Belarussian forest, where they join Russian resistance fighters. You can check out the trailer to the movie. Looks pretty freaking epic to me.

There is also the November 20, 2007 shooting draft script of Duchess which just came out starring Keira Knightley as the Duchess of Devonshire. – Don

Monday, October 27, 2008

Award season starts early this year… - post author Don

…with Universal Pictures firing one of the first “for your consideration” salvos. Thanks to Scott for the heads up on this.

Over on the Movie Scripts page we have J. Michael Straczynski’s Changeling and Peter Morgan’s Frost/Nixon. – Don

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Halloween scripts - post author Don

Thanks to Travis for the heads up on these from the Rob Zombie Fan Site RobZombieshalloween. We have an even earlier draft of McElroy-penned Halloween IV that what has thus far appeared on the ‘net. And now, there is also a draft of Halloween 5 on the ‘net. You can check out The Movie Script page for the latest editions. Need to go back and re-read Halloween 1 – 3 and 6 – (I lost count)? Check out the fabulous Scripts that start with “H” page. – Don

ScriptGirl script report - post author Don

ScriptGirl’s script report for the week ending October 24th.

A race of magical people battle for control of a medieval kingdom, a beat generation bio pic, a woman hires actors to play her family at her wedding, an ex-surfer protects a woman, and a remake of “They Saved Hitler’s Brain”.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

One Week Challenge Scripts are UP! - post author Don

Wherein writers were challenged to write a 13 page young adult horror script on the theme of “It is October 31st and a community is being invaded, however everyone thinks it’s a hoax. Two kids know the real truth… ” Read the scripts of the writers who were able to meet the challenge.

We had an impressive thirty-one scripts submitted. There were some great debates on what is “Young Adult” fiction and what is a “Hoax”. Did they meet the challenge? You decide. – Don

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Scriptgirl sales report for October 17th - post author Don

Whilst I post up the scripts for the October One Week Challenge, check out what ScriptGirl sez about recent script sales like “Headshot”, “Entering Hades”, Bio Drama of HervĂ© Villechaize, “How to Rig and Election”, and a sequel to “Wall Street”.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

OWC submission are closed - post author Don

That’s it. The entries are in. Stay tuned.


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