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Sunday, December 14, 2008

The Black List - post author Don

On December 10, 2008 The Black List 2008 was released.

THE BLACK LIST 2008 “was compiled from the suggestions of over 250 film executives, each of whom contributed the names of up to ten of their favorite scripts that were written in, or are somehow uniquely associated with, 2008 and will not be released in theaters during this calendar year. This year, scripts had to receive at least four mentions to be included on The Black List 2008.

Read how Andy Jenkins, whose script “Windjammers” was included on The Black List, tries to convince his family that it is a big deal. here

Thanks Matias for the heads up. – Don

Saturday, December 13, 2008

The Reader screenplay – for your consideration - post author Don

Another Golden Globe nominated script hits the net.

The Reader – undated, unspecified draft script by David Hare (based on the novel by Bernhard Schlink) – hosted by: Weinstein Brothers – in pdf format

Post-WWII Germany: Nearly a decade after his affair with an older woman came to a mysterious end, law student Michael Burk re-encounters his former lover as she defends herself in a war-crime trial

Information courtesy of

Four out of five Golden Globe nominated screenplays have hit the ‘net. Still waiting for Fox to decide to put up Slumdog Millionaire. – Don

UpdateWarner Bros has put back up the Gran Torino script (pdf). You can also find it on the For Your Consideration page along with twenty or so other scripts up for award consideration. – Don

ScriptGirl sales report for December 12 - post author Don

ScriptGirl talks about Atlantis Rising, the Rock’n’Roll lifestyle, 47 Ronin, Exploding journalists and How to Talk to Girls.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Original Scripts for your reading pleasure - post author Don

Let’s take a break from all those For Your Consideration scripts and read some original works. There are 39 unproduced scripts up over on the Unproduced Scripts page.

Brett has taken his short The Something from the October One Week Challenge and compressed it into a feature. Did something happen 30 years ago or not? Read the d@mn script and find out.

Joseph has written Time Flight an action / alternative history feature where a pilot travels through time and fights in the Battle of Britain to save modern London from nuclear destruction.

Belated congrats to Travis on this third place finish in the November Movie Poet short contest with “Neon” by Travis DeStein ~ Third Place
An old man speaks to his love in the twilight of life.
– Don

Benjamin Button script and Kung Fu Panda script for your consideration - post author Don

More screenplays For Your Consideration.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button recent Golden Globe nominee for best screenplay by Eric Roth (based on the short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald (you can read the short story thanks to the University of Virginia).

There is also Kung Fu Panda by Jonathan Aibel & Glenn Berger.

Both of these courtesy of Paramount Pictures. Both scripts, plus other scripts up for award consideration, can be found on the For Your Consideration page. – Don

And Tom, thanks for the Fifteen minutes of mantra-filled oompah.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Golden Globe nominated screenplays - post author Don

Update!The Golden Globe Nominations are out. Only a few of the nominated scripts are online. I’m sure that will change.

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

Simon Beaufoy – Slumdog Millionaire
David Hare – The Reader (pdf) – From Weinstein Brothers
Peter Morgan – Frost/Nixon (pdf) – from Universal
Eric Roth – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (pdf) – from Paramount
John Patrick Shanley – Doubt (pdf) – from Miramax

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The Visitor and Last Chance Harvey for your consideration - post author Don

Thanks to Mystery Man for the heads up on two FYC scripts from Overture Films.

There is The Visitor written and directed by Tom McCarthy wherein a widowed college professor travels to New York City to attend a conference and finds a young couple, who turn out to be illegal immigrants, living in his apartment.

There is also Last Chance Harvey written and directed by Joel Hopkins about a rumpled man who finds his romantic spirits lifted by a new woman in his life.

All the FYC screenplays available thus far on the ‘net are over on the For Your Consideration (FYC) page. – Don

L. A. Film Critics Association names Happy-Go-Lucky best screenplay - post author Don

LA Film Critics Association named Mike Leigh’s Happy-Go-Lucky” (pdf from Miramax) best screenplay. Charlie Kaufman’s, Synecdoche, New York (pdf from Sony Classics was named runner up. – Don

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Stranger Things: Latchkeepers script - post author Don imageOver on the TV Scripts page we have the second draft annotated script (pdf) for Stranger Things: Episode 4: Latchkeepers written by Matt Wallace notably writer of The Failed Cities Monolouges and directed by Earl Newton.

Among the locksmiths of time and space, Kalypto is a third-rate immortal. He spends his eternity filing the Universe’s garbage, until a psychopathic client makes him an offer he can’t refuse.

First watch the episode (in three parts), then read the script annotated by screenwriter Matt Wallace and director Earl Newton. Thanks Matt and Earl for allowing us to host the script.

The Stranger Things series, in addition to being the first science fiction series shot in high definition, has also made the leap from the web to television. The online anthology series will appear on cable channel Illusion On-Demand.

All the scripts to every episode of the Stranger Things series are available on the TV Scripts page. – Don

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