|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
499 movie scripts: http://188.8.131.52//bol/MovDsply.cfm
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)
Has information about how to market your script independently and much more as writer/producer Heather Hale walks you through a complete guide to navigating Hollywood.
Creative Screenwriting competition, winner gets $5000 and access to over 350 production companies, agencies, and managers.
WRITING FOR TELEVISION
Veteran TV writer/producer Catherine Clinch explains how you can find voices of characters from existing television series and learn to love characters you did not create.
Sell your idea with five pages instead of ninety using writer/producer Michael Halperin’s advie on how to write and market your treatment.