Friday, March 09, 2007

A Screenwriting Blog-A-Thon!

I would like to announce (what may be) the world's first:


THE TOPIC: Your Favorite Screenplay & Why

WHEN: March 30 - April 2

Simply post on your blog (the weekend of March 30 - April 2) an article about your favorite screenplay & why you admire it so. (This must be a script that has been turned into a film.)

I will publish on March 29 a blog-a-thon post (like this one), which I will continually update that weekend with links to ALL of the articles. After you post your article, email me or include in your article a link to my blog-a-thon post. I'll keep a watchful eye on the trackbacks and be sure to include everyone who participates.

To all of my TriggerStreet friends who don't have blogs - if you'd like to contribute, you are very welcome to do so by
emailing me your article, and I will post it right here.

By the way, if you're having trouble deciding, SimplyScripts has a wealth of free, available, online screenplays. Hope that helps.

And finally, if you guys could announce this on your blogs so word gets out, I would greatly appreciate it.

WOO HOO! I'm excited.



Lianne said...

Great idea! Though I think I'll struggle to narrow it down to just one script...

Mystery Man said...

Thanks so much!

We thought we'd start with a simple topic first.

And I agree! It'll be tough for me, too. But if a lot of people participate, it'll be less confusing if everyone talks about ONE script, ya know?

I have so many favorite scripts, I may pick one that I'm sure no one else will talk about.


Mim said...

I've got my script picked out and two versions downloaded to compare. This is a movie I keep coming back to for good examples of sub-text, structure, character depth, etc.

Mystery Man said...

I think I know what that is, too!


Just Jake said...

Hmmmmm...I'm pretty sure I'll participate in this...I've already narrowed it down to two of my favorite relatively obscure films made within the last 10-15 years.

Carl S said...

This means I actually have to read a script? Oof.

Mystery Man said...

Guillermo - Yeah, narrowing it down is tough. It's also tough, I think, because a lot of newbie screenwriters out there haven't read a lot of screenplays. They have movies they love. So to talk about a script and explain why you love is unusual, ya know?

Carl - I'm sure you've read one or two before, haven't ya? Hehehe...


Just Jake said...

I'm assuming we're not to be narcissistic and that we're to pick a script somebody else has written, right?

And should there be a limit on length on this essay as well?

Mystery Man said...

Are you kidding? Limit a writer on length? NEVER!



Carl S said...

"I'm sure you've read one or two before, haven't ya?"

All kidding aside, I have a pretty serious reading disorder. I go through phases, usually of a 2-3 months out of a year when I can read. The rest of the time, I struggle through magazine articles.

A few months ago I tried to read the first Harry Potter book. Three days later, when I had sat down with it about a half-dozen times for an hour at a clip but still wasn't through chapter one.... I put it back on the shelf.

On TS I've only reviewed a couple of scripts since October. I'm in a don't bother phase, but I will give it a go.

Mystery Man said...

Are you serious? I would've NEVER guessed. That's absolutely amazing.

So I should really appreciate the fact that you actually read "Gigolo," shouldn't I?


I'm speechless.

I really don't want to put you to any trouble. I know you're busy. We all are.


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MaryAn Batchellor said...

okay, I'm gonna try to do this.

Mystery Man said...

WOO HOO! Hehehe...

I can't wait to read it!


Carl S said...

I'm in. I'll go for it.

I read a 25-page act today to start warming myself up.

No worries.