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Friday, October 8, 2010

The October, 2010 One Week Challenge is On! - post author Don

You must write a script (properly formatted) between 6 and 10 pages. No more, no less (courier 12 point font). I strongly suggest you submit in PDF format

This month’s theme and genre:

Genre: Horror
Theme: It was a dark and stormy night
Limitations: You only have three actors – two male and one female. One male is in a wheelchair. All events must occur sometime between October 30th to November 1st. You can’t use the word Halloween. Everything occurs in and around an abandoned, rundown house. You can do anything to the house, except burn it down.

The scripts must be received by Friday, October 15th at 11:59 pm e.d.t.. Please put “(c) Copyright 2010” on your script. Note: This is NOT an anonymous exercise this year. Discussion board members, please submit your discussion board name, also. Scripts must be submitted here.

No gambling! No running with scissors. This is completely Free to enter


This is only an exercise. There is no prize for winning (after all, we all win if we have fun). There will be no official judging for the best script (after all, we all win if we have fun).

The Schedule:
10/8 – theme and genre revealed
10/15 – submissions due
10/17 – 10/20 – scripts posted
10/31 – audio presentation of one selected script presented by

Thursday, October 7, 2010

SimplyScripts Radio – The Pagan Edition: Interview with Ed Pagan - post author Don

SimplyScripts Radio – The Pagan Edition: Interview with Ed Pagan

The panel talks to Cinematographer/Producer Ed Pagan about Latin Horror.

You can check out Ed’s blog at LatinHorror.Com

Show Notes

SimplyScripts Radio is produced by Michael Cornetto and released under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives 3.0 license.

This episode the panel consisted of host, Michael Cornetto and panel members Pia and Phil

Music provided by

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

Please, we’d love to have feedback on the show.

iTunes users can subscribe to the SimplyScripts feed and have the show automatically downloaded to your iPod. – Don

Monday, October 4, 2010

The Parallax View and Quebecois! scripts - post author Don

Thanks to The Daily Script and The Last Reveal there are two aswsome scripts on the ‘net which you can find on the Movie Scripts page.

First up: The Parallax View – Original Draft script by Lorenzo Semple Jr. (based on the novel by Loren Singer) (pdf format)

An ambitious reporter gets in way-over-his-head trouble while investigating a senator’s assassination which leads to a vast conspiracy involving a multinational corporation behind every event in the worlds headlines.

And: Quebecois! – unproduced draft script by Paul Schrader (pdf format)

An unconventional organized crime story about the French/Italian power struggle in Canada. Check out The Last Reveal for an excellent writeup about Quebecois!.

Check ’em both out on the Movie Scripts page.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Movie Poet Feature Length Contest Winners - post author Don announces the winners of their annual Feature Length Contest.
In the first round, writers submitted their title and logline. In the second round, the top 30 writers submitted their first ten pages. In this final round, the top ten writers submit their finished scripts.

“Ezra & The Soul Dealer” by MJ Hermanny ~ First Place
An amnesic boy wakes in a strange land. Tricked into taking a blood oath he sets out on a perilous journey to free a magical kingdom from a deadly soul dealer and to reclaim his own lost memory.

“Cameo” by Pete Barry ~ Second Place
An avant-garde filmmaker, stranded in the backwoods of New England, struggles to evade the law and prove his innocence when an eccentric Alfred Hitchcock aficionado frames him for murder.

“Pit” by Dan Delgado ~ Third Place
An adopted woman’s longing to find her identity leads her to a mysterious asylum and a confrontation with the ancient being that destroyed her family.

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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