Script Writing

Digital Script Library

 

ADAPTATION:
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.

Stageplays.com
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.

RESEARCH
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
www.scriptcrawler.com
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
http://www.brainyquote.com
http://en.thinkexist.com/quotes/
http://www.quotationreference.com
http://www.manythings.org/proverbs/
http://www.creativeproverbs.com
http://www.wiseoldsayings.com

MOVIE ARTWORK
www.oscar.com/legacy/bestpicture/index.html
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.

MOVIE SYNOPSES
www.imdb.com
www.netflix.com
www.themoviespoiler.com

NAMES
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)

SLANG/REGIONALISMS/FOREIGN LANGUAGES www.spraakservice.net/slangportal
http://translate.google.com/

SCRIPTWRITING BUSINESS
http://www.scriptmag.com/how-to-sell-a-screenplay/ Has information about how to market your script independently and much more.

SCREENWRITING CONTESTS
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.

WRITING TREATMENTS
http://www.filmmakers.com/features/screenwriting/treatment.htm Learn how to successfully write a treatment that will sell.

HELPFUL LINKS

http://www.beatsheetcalculator.com http://www.wga.org/content/default.aspx?id=225

SOFTWARE
www.finaldraft.com
www.celtx.com
www.screenplay.com/products/movie-magic-screenwriter.html