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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Original Script Sunday for March 17th - post author Don

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Over on the Unproduced Scripts page are fifteen original scripts for your reading pleasure.

– Don

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Terms Of Engagement by David Lambertson – Short Script Review – Available for production - post author LC

Terms of Engagement (10 pages in pdf format) by David Lambertson

Sometimes a break-up is the first step towards an engagement.

Man walks into a bar…

Typically to drown his sorrows over a woman.

David Lambertson’s, Terms Of Engagement opens with just this scenario.

The place is Sullivan’s Bar. Tending bar is Tina.

The date: Valentine’s Day.

The aforementioned Man seeking to drown his sorrows is James, replete with a box of chocolates, a dozen red roses, a red heart-shaped pillow and a sullen expression.

     Head bowed, muttering to himself, he lumbers to the bar.

When the roses are quickly dunked into a pitcher of beer and James slams back a shot of tequila we know Cupid’s arrow must have overshot its target. When James proceeds to bang his head into the pillow over and over we know there’s been trouble in paradise. What kind of trouble you might ask? Well, it seems Amy, James beloved, wanted something special this Valentine’s Day and James failed to deliver.

Hmm, something special… Yes, sometimes we girls speak in code. How fortuitous then that Tina is on hand, not only to offer a friendly ear and a kind word, but to also unravel that code for James.

Tina sets about telling James where he’s gone wrong –

            TINA
The pillow’s bout five bucks. The
roses are bound by a rubber band.
any florist worth their weight
would’ve bound them in a ribbon.
     (points at roses)
Those scream retail.
     (taps the box)
But those are the dead give-away.

James is about to discover that a heart-shaped pillow ‘made in China’ is not at all classy, that drug-store flowers don’t cut it, and that chocolates are a far more complicated purchase than he ever would have guessed.

            TINA
…You got your Godiva chocolates.
For my money, the best… but they aren’t
going to be on the shelf of your local grocery.
After that, you have your Sees Candies.
Not real expensive, but you have to actually
drive to a Sees store to get them. You know,
Make an effort. And then…
     (picks up the box)
You got your Whitman’s Samplers.

     No good, asks James?

     Only if you’re broke or if you’re twelve, says Tina.

And so proceeds James’ education in the art of love and all things special.

With its clever twist in the final act Terms Of Engagement is a delightfully funny RomCom in the style of How To Lose A Guy In Ten Days, and with the comedic insights of What Women Want.

FILMMAKERS: We trust you’ll know what you want especially when it’s right in front of your eyes. Best save the date pronto with the writer of this one though, lest it be booked out.

About the Writer, David Lambertson: I took up writing rather late in life having already been retired before I put pen to paper (okay – finger to computer key) for the first time. My favorite genres to read and write are dramedies and romantic comedies.

In addition to this short, I have written four features; “The Last Statesman” (a 2015 PAGE finalist and a Nicholl’s and BlueCat quarterfinalist), “The Beginning of The End and The End” (a PAGE Semi-Finalist). Taking Stock (a drama) and a new comedy – “Screw You Tube”. Want to learn more? Reach Dave at dlambertson (at) hotmail! And visit his website.

Read Terms of Engagement (10 pages in pdf format)

This screenplay may not be used or reproduced for any purpose including educational purposes without the expressed written permission of the author.

Find more scripts available for production.

About the reviewer: L. Chambers has been writing all her life – especially in her head, and on scraps of paper. It’s only in the last few years she began to get serious about screen-writing. Prior to this she worked in the Features Department for ABC TV as a Program Assistant, and trained as a FAD. She currently works as a freelance web-content editor and lives with her husband (also a screenwriter) in Sydney, Australia.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Original Script Sunday has come on a Wednesday - post author Don

Over on the Unproduced scripts page are 23 original scripts for your reading pleasure.

– Don

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Original Script Sunday for February 24th - post author Don

Over on the Original, Unproduced Scripts page are twenty three original scripts for your reading pleasure.

And, if you are watching the Oscars, you can check out Scripts studios are posting for award consideration.

Best Adapted:
Black Klansmen – undated, unspecified draft script by Charlie Wachtel & David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmott & Spike Lee – hosted by: Focus Features – in pdf format

Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer from Colorado Springs, CO, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate who eventually becomes its leader. Based on actual events.

Information courtesy of imdb.com

Best Original
The Green Book – Undated, unspecified draft script by Nick Vallelonga & Brian Currie & Peter Farrelly – hosted by: Universal Pictures – in pdf format

A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South.

Information courtesy of imdb.com

– Don

Sunday, February 17, 2019

January 2019 One Week Challenge – Writer’s Choice and Who Wrote What - post author Don

Writer’s Choice

Crazy In Love by Warren Duncan (Warren) writing as The Mad Hatter

A woman battling mental health issues learns to let her guard down with the help of a quirky patient in a similar position. (Short, RomCom, Dark) pdf format

Discuss this script on the Discussion Board

Check out the rest and who wrote what.

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Original Script Sunday – The Scripts of the One Week Challenge - post author Don

We had a challenge.

Write a short script in one week on the theme of “Love/Romance”.
Genre: Rom-com
Challenge: Roses, chocolate and something red must be in the script. They should not be mere props in the background, but play some part, even if small.

Read them on the Unproduced Scripts page. Follow the drama on the Discussion Board. Come back in a couple of weeks to see who wrote what.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Original script Sunday for January 27th - post author Don

Over on the Original Scripts page are 22 original scripts for your reading pleasure.

And the One Week Challenge is going on, check out the Theme and Genre on the Discussion Board and get your scripts in to SimplyScripts.com/owc by Friday night.

– Don

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Original Script Sunday for January 20th 2019 - post author Don

Over on the Original Scripts page are 32 original scripts for your reading pleasure.

– Don

Monday, January 7, 2019

Original Script Sunday! (has come on a Monday) - post author Don

Over on the Original, Unproduced Scripts page are twenty two original scripts for your reading pleasure.

– Don

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