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Thursday, December 10, 2009

It’s Complicated Screenplay - post author Don

Another script up for 2009 script award consideration. This one from Universal Pictures.

It’s Complicated – undated, unspecified draft script by Nancy Meyers – hosted by: Universal Pictures – in pdf format

First comes marriage. Then comes divorce. And then… Divorced… with benefits.

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

The Blind Side script - post author Don

Thanks to João for the heads up on another studio posted script up for award consideration
The Blind Side – April 28, 2009 revised draft script by John Lee Hancock (based on the book The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game by Michael Lewis) – hosted by: WarnerBros – in pdf format

“The Blind Side” depicts the story of Michael Oher, a homeless African-American youngster from a broken home, taken in by the Touhys, a well-to-do white family who help him fulfill his potential. At the same time, Oher’s presence in the Touhys’ lives leads them to some insightful self-discoveries of their own. Living in his new environment, the teen faces a completely different set of challenges to overcome. As a football player and student, Oher works hard and, with the help of his coaches and adopted family, becomes an All-American offensive left tackle.

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Soulshadows II: My Soul To Take - post author Don

Soulshadows II is a weekly supernatural anthology series. Join Tanis, each week, as she highlights an item from her collection – each one containing the shadow of a very special soul.

Next up is My Soul To Take by Jordan Wiebe (theboywhocouldfly), Tanis by Robert Newcomer.

During the heat of battle a young soldier must face the pain of his past. 33 pages (pdf format).

Rated R for language
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Sunday, December 6, 2009

No Kind of Life - post author Don

George Willson’s No Kind of Life (pdf format) has been filmed.

One night, Jeff decided to kill himself. When his four friends show up the following day to deal with his loss, they learn that he had invited each of them over before he died to tell them all how their lives were going wrong and encourage them to live a little better without telling them of his plan to die. Confused by this impulsive decision to anger each of them before his untimely death, they work to decipher the reasoning behind this course of action and determine what was really happening in his life. — DVD also includes the short presentation “No Better Loved Than Lost”

The movie is available from If you want to get a copy of it with a discount, and can handle CreateSpace, you can use discount code H63WMLZU at CreateSpace to get 15% off the purchase price

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Friday, December 4, 2009

The Road, A Single Man, Nine and Inglourious Basterds - post author Don

The The Weinstein Company has posted their scripts for 2009 award consideration.

Nine – November 11, 2009 final draft script by Michael Tolkin and Anthony Minghella – in pdf format

Famous film director Guido Contini struggles to find harmony in his professional and personal lives, as he engages in dramatic relationships with his wife, his mistress, his muse, his agent, and his mother. |

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Inglourious Basterds – undated, unspecified draft script by Quentin Tarantino – in pdf format

In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as “The Basterds” are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis. The Basterds soon cross paths with a French-Jewish teenage girl who runs a movie theater in Paris which is targeted by the soldiers.

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The Road – undated, unspecified draft script by Joe Penhall (based on the novel by Cormac McCarthy) – in pdf format

A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind and water. It is cold enough to crack stones, and, when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the warmer south, although they don’t know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing: just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless cannibalistic bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a rusting shopping cart of scavenged food–and each other.

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A Single Man – undated, unspecified draft script by Tom Ford and David Scearce (based on the novel by Christopher Isherwood) – in pdf format

A story that centers on an English professor who, after the sudden death of his partner tries to go about his typical day in Los Angeles.

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Read all the the scripts the studios are posting for award consideration. – Don

Thursday, December 3, 2009

2010 BlueCat Screenplay Competition - post author Don

Announcing the 2010 BlueCat Screenplay Competition where every screenplay receives written script analysis.

This year, BlueCat has created two new awards for international screenwriters, expanded early analysis deadlines and for fun, decided to have a best title contest to further support and find the new writer.


Winner receives $10,000

Four Finalists receive $1,500 each.

NEW! The best screenplay outside the USA, Canada and the UK will be awarded the Joplin Award and receive $2500.

NEW! The screenplay with the best title submitted in November and December, as voted by the public, will receive $1000.

NEW! The screenplay with the best title submitted in November and December, as voted by the public, will receive $1000.


January 20 – receive analysis by February 1
Feb 1 – receive analysis by March 1
March 1 – receive analysis by March 20


Title contest: December 31
Regular: March 1 ($50 entry fee)
Late: April 1 ($60 entry fee)

Any screenplay submitted early and having received our early analysis can be resubmitted by April 1, 2010 for the reduced fee of $35.


A Hero’s Gift by Pia – Filmed - post author Don

Pia’s short, Santa’s Gift to Joey (6 pages in pdf format) has been filmed as A Hero’s Gift by Phil Vaira Films.

A young boy learns that not all presents come in a box with a fancy wrapper. Some of the best presents are not even wrapped at all.

Also, check out the official page for the short at A Heros Gift

About two years ago, this came out in an audio version which you can listen to here. You can discuss and comment on the script and the film on the Discussion Board. – Don

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Movie Poet – October Winners - post author Don announces the winners of the October 2009 short script competition. Numbers The title of your script must be a number. You can use punctuation (commas, hyphens, decimal points, etc.), but no letters.

“$25” by Micah Ricke ~ First Place
A hard-nosed father enters a prize-fight to win $25 for his family during the Great Depression.

“270” by Caroline Coxon ~ Second Place
In violent circumstances a young man makes a life-changing choice between accepting himself for who he is or adopting a less challenging identity in order to survive.

“-40°” by Brian Wind ~ Third Place
A family road trip to the middle of nowhere during a blizzard… What could go wrong?

Each month, Movie Poet runs a free online five page screenplay contest. On the first of each month a new contest is announced. During that month, you can enter your script. During the next month, you can read, vote, and comment on all the entries. Finally, during the third month, the results are announced.

Head on over to Movie Poet and give it a go. – Don

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