November 9, 2012 – Northridge, CA – While there are many websites offering information on virtually every aspect of the screenwriting and TV writing process, Eric Edson has identified his 5 Favorite Online Screenplay Libraries. Each provides a slightly different focus and format, but each offers unique features and information that will be of interest to screen and TV writers alike.
SimplyScripts (www.simplyscripts.com) offers links to hundreds of free, downloadable scripts, movie scripts, screenplays, and transcripts of current, classic and maybe a few soon-to-be-released movies, television shows, anime, unproduced shows, and radio shows. This website is a powerful screenwriting resource, with easy navigation among the various key topics. Each of the topics—Movie Scripts, TV Scripts, Unproduced Scripts, Radio Scripts, Anime Scripts, Oscar Scripts, Treatments, Plays, Musicals, Non English Scripts, Discussion Board, Movie Reviews, Unproduced Script of the Day—has its own navigation button at the top of the Home page, so writers can quickly and easily find exactly what they need to do research for their creative writing project. Visit their website.
Drew’s Script-o-rama (www.script-o-rama.com) amazing TV writing resource for the screenwriting and TV writing professional, offering multiple versions of scripts in various forms of completion, including first drafts, second drafts, shooting drafts, revised drafts, revised final drafts, shooting scripts, production drafts, and more. By reviewing these drafts, screenwriters and scriptwriters can understand the journey a screenplay or script takes, from first draft through the entire development cycle, to final draft and into production. Reviewing and understanding the nuances of the changes that take place throughout this process provides a unique set of screenwriting tips and techniques that are highly effective for polishing your craft as a true storyteller. Visit their website.
Screenplays for You (www.sfy.ru) is a targeted scriptwriting database providing a wide variety and large number of high-profile scripts and screenplays. The website is bare-bones in format and visual appeal, but is organized logically, with an alphabetical index at the top of the screen for ease of navigation. The home page offers the most recently added screenplays so frequent visitors can quickly scan these to find those that fit their specific screenwriting or TV writing needs. Visit their website.
The Daily Script (www.dailyscript.com) is a highly interactive screenwriting website that takes a unique approach to providing content of interest to screenwriting and scriptwriting professionals. Each day a single screenplay or script is featured on the home page of this website. Most are presented in html format, although some are in .pdf format, requiring Adobe Acrobat Reader (which can be downloaded free of charge). This website also offers movie scripts, TV scripts, and links to other screenwriting and TV writing, resources, screenwriting tips, screenwriting courses, screenwriting books, resources on how to sell a screenplay, and much more. Visit their website.
The Internet Movie Script Database (www.imsdb.com) is the Largest Internet Screenwriting Database, offering the largest selection of movie scripts on the Internet. The home page is formatted clearly to showcase new additions to the site. There are also easy navigation indexes along the left side of the home page, where visitors can search for screenplays by alphabetical order and by genre. There is also a separate index section for TV scripts. The site also offers a chat area and a comments area for those who wish to interact with other screenwriting and scriptwriting professionals. Visit their website.
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