|Digital Script Library
Based on the Book
www.mcpl.lib.mo.us/readers/movies/ – Based on the Book is a compilation of over 1200 books, novels, short stories, and plays that have been made into motion pictures.
www.stageplays.com – For starters, click on Genres, then Musicals. Anything look familiar?
SHORTS & ANIMATION
www.pixar.com/shorts – Go behind the scenes with award winning shorts.
www.movieweb.com – Click on “Box Office” for daily, wekkly, monthly and yearly stats. What types of films seem to hold on to the top slots the longest? Who’s their target audience?
www.cinemaspot.com – “Box Office Blockbusters” fills a similar function, profices lists of popular genre films, interviews, and an “If I Liked/Movielens” feature that allows you to generate personalized movie recommendations.
www.imdb.com – How many times has your topic been the subject of a film? In the left-hand pull-down menu at IMDB, go to plots and type in one to three keywords. This will generate a list of how many films include that topic. The same thing works for characters.
MOVIE SCRIPTS ONLINE
Scripts For You: http://sfy.ru
Drew’s Script-O-Rama: www.script-o-rama.com
Script pimp: www.scriptpimp.com
Awesome Films: www.awesomefilm.com
Daily Script: www.dailyscript.com/scripts (www.moviescripts.name)
COMPELLING THEMES & INSPIRATIONAL QUOTATIONS
This site displays the artwork of every Oscar-winning film since 1928. Looking at them can give you a sense of the set-ups and buzz words that studios use to create a buzz.
www.ssa.gov/OACT/babynames (Popular baby names from 1880 and 2005)
www.behindthename.com/top/ (The world’s most popular first names)
http://surnames.behindthename.com/ (The world’s most popular last names)
http://www.scriptmag.com/how-to-sell-a-screenplay/ Has information about how to market your script independently and much more.
http://goodinaroom.com/blog/screenwriting-contests/ See 10 of the best Screenwriting Contest to enter your screenplay in 2016
WRITING FOR TELEVISION
http://www.wga.org/content/default.aspx?id=156 Get great tips from the Writers Guild of America on writing for Episodic TV.
http://www.filmmakers.com/features/screenwriting/treatment.htm Learn how to successfully write a treatment that will sell.