Posts tagged ‘scripts’

November 15, 2013

Martin Scorsese’s 85 Films You Need to Watch

Rick Tetzeli of Fast Company recently shared a list of 85 films that Martin Scorsese thinks every serious filmmaker (screenwriters included) should watch. The full list is in alphabetical order on Fast Company. Below are the films from the list that we have scripts for:

Apocalypse Now: This Francis Ford Coppola masterpiece is from a period when directors like Brian DePalma, John Milius, Paul Schrader, Scorsese and others had great freedom–freedom that they then lost. 1979

Born on the Fourth of July: Produced by Universal Pictures under Tom Pollock and Casey Silver, this Tom Cruise movie (directed by Oliver Stone) was an example of how that studio “wanted to make special pictures,” says Scorsese. 1989

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November 7, 2013

The Croods Script

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The Croods script was written by Kirk DeMicco and Chris Sanders.

November 5, 2013

Justified Scripts

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Justified was created by Graham Yost. You can find scripts for the pilot episode and episodes from seasons one and two here.

September 23, 2013

Read Scripts From Emmy-Winning Shows

The 2013 Emmy Awards were held last night. Below is a list (borrowed from CBS News) of the winners with links to show scripts. Enjoy!

  • Drama Series: “Breaking Bad” (AMC)
  • Actor, Drama Series: Jeff Daniels, “The Newsroom” (HBO)
  • Actress, Drama Series: Claire Danes, “Homeland” (Showtime)
  • Supporting Actor, Drama Series: Bobby Cannavale, “Boardwalk Empire” (HBO)
  • Supporting Actress, Drama Series: Anna Gunn, “Breaking Bad” (AMC)
  • Directing, Drama Series: David Fincher, “House of Cards” (Netflix)
  • Writing, Drama Series: Henry Bromell, “Homeland” (Showtime)
  • Comedy Series: “Modern Family” (ABC)
  • Lead Actor, Comedy Series: Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
  • Lead Actress, Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep,” (HBO)
  • Supporting Actor, Comedy Series: Tony Hale, “Veep” (HBO)
  • Supporting Actress, Comedy Series: Merritt Wever, “Nurse Jackie” (Showtime)
  • Directing, Comedy Series: Gail Mancuso, “Modern Family” (ABC)
  • Writing, Comedy Series: Tina Fey and Tracey Wigfield, “30 Rock” (NBC)
August 2, 2013

Stanley Kubrick’s 10 Favorite Movies

In honor of what would have been Stanley Kubrick‘s 85th birthday, the British Film Institute has published an excellent article on the groundbreaking writer/director, as well as a little-known list of his ten favorite films.

Nick Wrigley of the BFI writes:

I count myself among the many admirers of Kubrick’s films and his remarkable aptitude for problem solving in all areas of life. I would argue that the only remaining unexplored area of Stanley’s life in film is his relationship with, and love of, other people’s films. In his later life he chose not to talk publicly about such things, giving only a couple of interviews to large publications when each new film was ready – but through his associates, friends, and fellow filmmakers it’s now possible to piece together a revealing jigsaw.

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July 22, 2013

Read Scripts of Emmy-Nominated Shows

This year is quite an interesting one for the Emmys, with the first series not shown on television earning numerous nominations, including Best Drama Series (House of Cards). Here at LA Screenwriter, we have found scripts for many of the biggest 2013 Emmy-nominated shows. Discover which shows are written best by perusing some of these great tv scripts:

(* nominated for writing)

July 10, 2013

Screenwriter Profile: Kirsten Smith & Karen McCullah

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Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith and Karen McCullah are the powerhouse duo behind some of the biggest  “chick flicks” of the last fifteen years. Several of their films, however, have transcended the diminutive term and established themselves as gender-stereotype-surpassing cultural phenomenons. True, you’d be hard-pressed to find a man who will admit that Legally Blonde is his favorite film, but you’d have an even harder time finding a guy who didn’t secretly love every second of it. Smith and McCullah are the creative powers behind such hits as 10 Things I Hate About You and The Ugly Truth.

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June 17, 2013

Teleplay: The Mindy Project

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Here is the script for the Pilot Episode of The Mindy Project, written by Mindy Kaling.

June 10, 2013

Screenwriter Profile: William Goldman

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William Goldman gave a great interview in which he talks about how little talent he had as a young writer trying to sell short stories. He was rejected countless times and had to take other kinds of work along the way, but his persistence paid off when he started writing scripts and became one of Hollywood’s most successful screenwriters of all time. He is the creative force behind such films as The Princess Bride, Maverick, Heat, and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

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June 7, 2013

Teleplay: Game of Thrones

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Game of Thrones was created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss based on the book series by George R.R. Martin. Here is a link to the Pilot Script.