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Saturday, October 21, 2017

One Week Challenge – Submissions Closed - post author Don

One Week Challenge scripts…

…are in the process of being posted. You can begin reading them on the discussion board.

– Don

Friday, October 13, 2017

The One Week Challenge has begun – Free Screen Writing Challenge - post author Don

You have seven days to write a screenplay between 6 and 12 pages. The screenplay must be properly formatted and in PDF format on the following theme:

Fight that Phobia

Genre: Drama, Thriller, Horror
Rating: Children / Young Adult / Adult
Budget: Open

A character must possess and fight some kind of phobia. And, the last line of dialogue should contain “Rest in Peace”. Here is a list of phobias for inspiration.

The scripts are due on Friday, October 20 at 11:59PM HAST (Baker Island Time – this is the last place in the world that it is October 20th in the world aka GMT-12) and must be submitted to: SimplyScripts.com/owc.

Timeline:
October 13 at 12 Midnight GMT – Theme and Genre announced.
October 20th at 11:59PM HST (GMT-12) – Scripts are due to SimplyScripts.com/owc (check the timer on the Discussion Board)
October 22st (Sunday edt) – Scripts Posted
October 29th – Writer’s Choices submitted
October 31th – Names and writer’s choice revealed.

The Gist

6 – 12 pages, properly formatted & saved as a PDF file, Script submitted anonymously, Free to submit*, This isn’t a contest. There are no prizes. One entry per person.

You can revise your script as many times as you wish up until the deadline.

Participants are strongly encouraged to read and comment/review the scripts submitted.

Do not put your real name on your script. However, please use your real name when submitting your script. (After the challenge closes you can either have your script removed or resubmit with your script with your name on it.)

Please put © 2017 on the bottom left corner of your title page.

There will be a Writer’s Choice wherein the participants (and only the participants) will be asked to rate the scripts.

Questions? Post ’em on the Discussion Board.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

The October One Week Challenge is Coming! - post author Don

The theme and genre will be announced this Friday the 13th at Midnight Greenwi[t]ch Mean Time.


Scripts will be due Friday the 20th at Midnight HAST (Baker Island Time)

This will be open to all comers.

And it is free. (Not a contest).

Monday, August 21, 2017

The Scripts of the Quick Challenge - post author Don

We had a quick challenge – 3 page scripts in three days. Two options:

Location: A Retirement Home
Object: A Jump Rope
or
Location: A Church
Object: A Pair of Dice

Check them out!

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Original Script Sunday for July 23rd - post author Don

Over on the Original Scripts page are twenty one original scripts from the July One Week Challenge wherein writers had a week to write a 9 to 12 page script in any genre on the theme of “Stranger in a Strange Land” with only four characters.

Check them out on the Original Scripts page and join the discussion on the discussion board

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Original Script Sunday will come on a Tuesday – Who Wrote What for the April One Week Challenge, Writer’s Choice and Taylor sold a Script! - post author Don

A few weeks ago we had a One Week Challenge. Writers have a week to write a short script on the theme chosen. The theme was “Apocalypse”, the genre was open. There were 31 entries. Led by Pia we were fortunate to have Carson Reeves of ScriptShadow review the loglines and titles and rate them. We also had “Pia’s friend in the industry” read and rate each of the scripts. Lastly each participant was allowed to rank the scripts on a five point scale. Exciting, considering that this isn’t a contest.

The results. Vin’s The 5th Horseman was the writer’s choice with an average score of 3.5. Steve’s Play Dead was briefly writer’s choice because I typed 4.43 instead of 3.43.

And, lastly. Taylor Scott’s (VancityTaylor), writing as Insert Name Here, entry Everyone Has Their Demons was sold before the writer’s names were revealed.

So, if you are looking for a short script about the Apocalypse, check out the scripts of the April One Week Challenge and drop the writer a line.

– Don

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Original Script Sunday for April 23, 2017 - post author Don

Welcome to Original Script Sunday for April 23rd. I present the scripts of the eleventh annual April One Week Challenge. The Topic was: Apocalypse (before, during or after). Genre was open.

I normally wait until the writer’s names are announced before posting these, however I thought I’d give any potential producer/director a sneak peek at these scripts as OWC scripts very often get snatched up.

– Don

Friday, October 7, 2016

The October 2016 One Week Challenge Theme is: - post author Don

Horrific Tales of my Childhood

Genre: Horror (or any subgenere thereof)
Rating: Children / Young Adult / Adult
Budget: Open

Retell your favorite Fairy* Tale as a horror story. Please include the source. Here is a list of fairy tales for inspiration.
*Can be children’s fable, myth, poem, or song.

The scripts are due on Friday, October 14th at 11:59PM EST and must be submitted to: SimplyScripts.com/owc.

Timeline:
October 7 at around 8 est – Theme and Genre announced.
October 14th at 11:59PM EST – Scripts are due to SimplyScripts.com/owc
October 16th – Scripts Posted
October 21st – Writer’s Choices submitted
October 30th – Names and writer’s choice revealed.

The Gist

6 – 10 pages, properly formatted & saved as a PDF file, Script submitted anonymously, Free to submit*, This isn’t a contest. There are no prizes. One entry per person.

*Free to submit. But, you are committing to reading and ranking five scripts randomly assigned to you.

You can revise your script as many times as you wish up until the deadline.

Participants are strongly encouraged to read and comment/review on the scripts submitted.

Do not put your real name on your script. However, please use your real name when submitting your script. (After the challenge closes you can either have your script removed or resubmit with your script with your name on it.

Please put © 2016 on the bottom left corner of your title page.

Best of luck and I hope you guys have a lot of fun with this contest.

There will be a Writer’s Choice wherein the participants (and only the participants) will be asked to select the three scripts he or she likes the best.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

The 10th Annual October One Week Writing Challenge is coming! - post author Don

On Friday, October 7th at 12:00 midnight GMT (8:00 pm edt) the theme and genre of the October One Week Challenge will be announced!

Can you write a good, properly formatted short screenplay in a week? Take the challenge. Come back this Friday and find out the theme and genre and write a script. This is free to enter, however you will be asked to read and do a short review of five short scripts.

A number of previous One Week Challenge scripts have gone on to be optioned and some have been produced.

Take the challenge!

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