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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Up In The Air - post author Don

Up In The Air – August 19, 2008 unspecified draft script By Jason Reitman (from the novel by Walter Kirn) – hosted by: Clooney’s Cookie Crumbs – in pdf format

Ryan Bingham is a corporate downsizing expert whose cherished life on the road is threatened just as he is on the cusp of reaching ten million frequent flyer miles and just after he’s met the frequent-traveler woman of his dreams.

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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Unproduced Scripts - post author Don

Over on the Unproduced Scripts page, there are fifty original scripts for your reading pleasure. Among the fifty is Sean’s horror feature Solium (pdf format)

A team of US Coast Guards are sent to check out a stalled cruise liner in the middle of the frigid Alaskan waters, and they soon find out that something went horribly wrong on the “Solium of the Seas”. All aboard the cruise ship to Hell.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

SimplyScripts Radio - post author Don

Listen to Michael, Jordan, Pia and Mike in the inaugural SimplyScripts Radio podcast.

Rated R for use of the ‘F’ bomb and tobacco.

Stuff we talk about:

Intro music provided by Outro music mashup provided by and Young Master Shelton.

Interested in joining the panel? Send an email to radiosimply (at)

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Holy Cat! Filmed - post author Don

Congrats to Michel whose short script Holy Cat! (8 pages in pdf format) has been filmed.

Holy Cat! or How to get rid of your wife’s cat.

Shout outs and such on the script and film can be made on the Discussion Board.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Golden Globe Nominated Screenplays - post author Don

The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards nominations are out.

Read some of the best screenplay nominations. – Don

Monday, December 14, 2009

Daddy is Home - post author Don

Pia’s short, horror, thriller, Daddy is Home (pdf format), has been made into a machinima. This previously was audio performed which you can listen to here.

A man wakes up in a stranger’s bedroom after a wild night only to find out the stranger is his wife.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

The Black List 2009 - post author Don

The 2009 Black List is out. Thanks Pia for the heads up and “Niles” for firing the first salvo on The Black List on the Discussion Board

For those of you who don’t know, The Black List is an annual list of Hollywood’s most liked unproduced screenplays. It started in 2004 when Franklin Leonard, a development executive for Appian Way, asked folks in the business to send in their list of top 10 unproduced screenplays. Those lists were complied into The Black List (which now as a site entirely devoted to The Black List).

Previous Black List scripts include “The Queen” , “Little Miss Sunshine” and “Juno”.

This year’s list is topped by THE MUPPET MAN by Christopher Weekes The life story and tragic early death of Jim Henson, creator of the Muppets.” and THE SOCIAL NETWORK by Aaron Sorkin The story of the founders of the social networking

Read, Elizabeth Currid’s excellent opinion piece, The Black List: what it can, and cannot, do for Hollywood filmmaking

It can’t be emphasized enough, however, that The Black List is a compilation of most liked, not best. This is clearly evident based on Mystery Man on Film’s August, 2009 review of one of The Black List scripts, Balls Out (in pdf format hosted by The Robotard 8000). The script was written by Tim Talbott and Malcolm Spellman under the psudonym The Robotard 8000. When insurance salesman Jim Simmers has a near death experience, he decides that nothing matters except getting a promotion, a new car, and the hot girl from work. Jim’s new attitude alienates his friends and co-workers, and he must figure out how to live his new life without losing his old one.

MMoF begins his review, “I found this script to be a vile, degenerate, 107-page piece of shit, about as witty as a maggot-infested corpse but only half as intelligent… Read the rest of the review, it only gets better. – Don

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Yay Fox Searchlight – 500 Days of Summer, Crazy Heart and The Fantastic Mr. Fox - post author Don

Thanks to Rope of Silicon for the delightful shout out. They have a fabulous site of all things related to the Race to the the Oscars.

Fox Searchlight has tossed in three scripts, 500 Days of Summer, Crazy Heart and The Fantastic Mr. Fox for award contention. The webmaster over at Fox Searchlight still needs to get the coding straightened out on the script links, however if you follow the links below, you’ll be good to go.

On another note, Paramount has their “For Your Consideration” site up, but according to Chelsey, “Our movies have not been released wide in the US at this time and that is why we have chosen to not post them at this time.”. So, heads up folks, Star Trek and Transformers II: Revenge of the Fallen are coming soon to your home town…

500 Days of Summer – April 16, 2008 unspecified draft script by Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber – hosted by: Fox Searchlight – in pdf format

After it looks as if she’s left his life for good this time, Tom Hansen reflects back on the just over one year that he knew Summer Finn. Despite being physically average in almost every respect, Summer had always attracted the attention of men, Tom included. For Tom, it was love at first sight when she walked into the greeting card company where he worked, she the new administrative assistant. Soon, Tom knew that Summer was the woman with whom he wanted to spend the rest of his life. Although Summer did not believe in relationships or boyfriends – in her assertion, real life will always ultimately get in the way – Tom and Summer became more than just friends.

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The Fantastic Mr. Fox – June 1, 2009 unspecified draft script by Wes Anderson (based on the book by Roald Dahl) – hosted by: Fox Searchlight – in pdf format

It is the story of one Mr. Fox and his wild-ways of hen heckling, turkey taking and cider sipping, nocturnal, instinctive adventures. He has to put his wild days behind him and do what fathers do best: be responsible. He is too rebellious. He is too wild. He is going to try “just one more raid” on the three nastiest, meanest farmers that are Boggis, Bunce and Bean. It is a tale of crossing the line of family responsibilities and midnight adventure and the friendships and awakenings of this country life that is inhabited by Fantastic Mr. Fox and his friends.

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Crazy Heart – August 7, 2008 revised draft script by Scott Cooper (based on the novel Crazy Heart by Thomas Cobb) – hosted by: Fox Searchlight – in pdf format

Bad Blake is a broken-down, hard-living country music singer who’s had way too many marriages, far too many years on the road and one too many drinks way too many times. And yet, Bad can’t help but reach for salvation with the help of Jean, a journalist who discovers the real man behind the musician.

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Friday, December 11, 2009

Where The Wild Things Are screenplay - post author Don

Thanks João for the heads up on another Warner Bros script posted for 2009 award consideration. This is a much later draft of Where The Wild Things Are than what has been floating around.

Where The Wild Things Are – November 21, 2008 revised draft script by Spike Jonze & Dave Eggers (Based on Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak) – hosted by: WarnerBros – in pdf format

An adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s classic children’s story, where Max, a disobedient little boy sent to bed without his supper, creates his own world–a forest inhabited by ferocious wild creatures that crown Max as their ruler. You can read the first half of the novelization at New Yorker

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