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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Beautiful Boy screenplay – For your consideration - post author Don

Amazon Guilds has finally drop a screenplay for award consideration. Netflix has yet to respond to my queries as to why they pulled their scripts. No, the subject line was not “Dick move, Netflix”.

Beautiful Boy – April 3, 2018 unspecified draft script by Luke Davies & Felix van Groeningen (based on the books Beautiful Boy by David Sheff and Tweak by Nic Sheff) – hosted by: Amazon Guilds – in pdf format

Based on the best-selling pair of memoirs from father and son David and Nic Sheff, Beautiful Boy chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years.

Information courtesy of imdb.com

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Monday, November 26, 2018

Original Script Sunday for November 15th 2018 - post author Don

Over on the Original Scripts page are eighteen original, unproduced scripts for your reading pleasure.

– Don

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Trying to Shake up the Outline – Lake Regret - post author Gary Howell

We’We’ll provide the second part regarding our overview of screenwriting programs soon, but our outline still beckons and I’m having some hesitation with where it is going at the moment. I felt like it would have a different feel to it; Rick and I wanted a high school version of “It’s a Wonderful Life” — a feel-good story that could be easily made.

Right now it has taken on a darker tone and there’s a little bit of drift going on. From the one-pager we originally wrote for the premise, I think we have Acts I and III pretty much figured out, but Act II is getting to be a little bit of a struggle.

Here’s the dilemma. Our main character, Jinx, is determined to get out — forever — from the small town he’s lived all his life. He was involved in an accident that killed his friend Nick, a popular student at school, and he feels like he’s always going to be “that guy” — and that he’ll never be forgiven for what he’s done. Plus, he has bigger dreams than just running the family hardware business for the rest of his life and living amongst all these same people who do the same things every day.

The trick, of course, is how do you show that? You can’t just have him talk about it for an hour and a half. That would be utterly boring and no producer would want to make it. So we have to come up with devices to show his frustration, his dismay. I think you can show it in pictures; for example, in the opening I envision Jinx, Ellie and Tate driving through the small town on the way to the party and the visuals show it as a drab, lifeless place. And the way he sees it is the way we see it as well, so that we can empathize with him

Maybe at the party we show the students as all acting alike, or thinking alike. Or, like in “Napoleon Dynamite” (one of my all-time favorite movies), when they show up for the dance, the decorations and the way the students dress scream out “small town”. The same could be done here. You can’t completely spell what the art direction for a movie — that’s the Art Director and Costume Designer’s jobs — but you can drop clues as to what the tone and look and feel is. For example, when describing the town they’re driving through, it’s enough to say that “it feels as if they’re driving through a town stuck in the 1960’s,” or “mom and pop shops line the deserted main street.” No need to over describe here.

Of course, at some point Jinx will have to verbally express his emotions at times — but expositional dialogue in a movie is boring to listen to. So what he says needs to have impact in a way that we’ll feel it with him and that we’re not just listening to an actor recite some lines. I have an idea that I need to share with Rick — I’m currently writing this 30,000 feet in the air flying to Seattle from Houston — and it might be a game changer. Will see if I can convince Rick to buy in on this — stay tuned!


The further adventures of the screenwriting and marketing process of Lake Regret wherein Gary Howell documents his and Rick Hansberry’s screenwriting adventures from concept, to the writing, to how they handle disagreements, to marketing the script. Reproduced with permission

Friday, November 23, 2018

Dick move, Netflix - post author Don

For reasons yet to be determined, Netflix Awards have removed all of their For Your Consideration scripts.

Developing.

– Don

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Netflix posts seven For Your Consideration - post author Don

Happy Thanksgiving and check out Roma, The Kindergarten Teacher, Quincy, The Other Side of the Wind, The Land of Steady Habits, Roxanne Roxanne, and Dumplin‘.

All can be found on the Scripts studios are posting for award consideration page.

– Don
 

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Gus by Daniel Walker – Visual Screenplay - post author Don

Gus (10 page drama in pdf format) by Dan Walker

An old homeless man has a night to remember.


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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

The Front Runner script – For your consideration - post author Don

Thanks to Barksid for the heads up. Another script studios are posting for award consideration.

The Front Runner – July 27th, 2017 unspecified draft script by Matt Bai & Jay Carson & Jason Reitman – hosted by: Sony – in pdf format

The film follows the rise and fall of Senator Hart, who captured the imagination of young voters and was considered the overwhelming front runner for the 1988 Democratic presidential nomination when his campaign was sidelined by the story of an extramarital relationship with Donna Rice.

Information courtesy of imdb.com

Monday, November 19, 2018

Lost Apocrypha by John Staats – produceds as Apocrapha Now - post author Don

Lost Apocrypha (9 page apocalyptic horror in pdf format) by John Staats

The Roanoke Colony wasn’t lost, it was recalled.

This was one of the entries in the April 2017 Apocolypse One Week Challenge.

(click the image to take you to the full version)


Please visit HyperEpics.com/Apocrypha for the rest of the story.


About the writer: As a fly-fishing fanatic and skier living in the Arizona desert, John Staats has plenty of time for writing. After focusing on features and shorts for the screen, John has now ventured into writing for the illustrated page with hopes of eventually writing a full-feature graphic novel. His feature Impasse has also been published as an e-book on Amazon. John can be contacted at jestaats(a)hotmail.

About the letterer: Jaymes Reed is an comic book letterer. Check out his site Digital-Caps.com and follow him on Twitter at @DigitalCAPS

About the artist: Sean Bova is an artist. Check out his website at: Sean-Bova.Squarespace.com or follow him on Instagram.

About Hyper Epics: Home of the 3 page sagas, Hyper Epics is a bold anthology series that offers diverse and exciting comic book stories on its website – www.hyperepics.com – and in print form. Each original story is packed with stunning artwork, memorable characters, and captivating stories enhanced with dazzling soundtracks. It is quickly becoming a go-to destination for readers worldwide. SimplyScripts is a Patreon supporter of Hyper Epics.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Original Script Sunday for November 18, 2018 - post author Don

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

– Don

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