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John August links to us, so we return the favor!

Not as good as getting an actual mention in the Scriptnotes podcast ( … someday … ), but on his blog this morning, John August linked to examples of early script formats found in our history section. Thanks, John!

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John August’s Courier Prime

This week saw the release John August’s new (free) typeface, Courier Prime: By standardizing around one typeface set at a specific size, we can take advantage of some rules-of-thumb. For example, one page of screenplay (roughly, sometimes) equals one minute of screen time. More importantly, producers can be assured that a 119-page draft really is …

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New Bible Has Screenplay Format? No So Much

The Associated Press has just published this story claiming that The Voice, a new translation of the Bible, is “written like a screenplay. The problem? It isn’t.

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Dog Day’s Frank Pierson Dies: NYT Obit

Dog Day Afternoon is one of my favorite scripts/movies, so I was sad to hear of Frank Pierson’s passing a few days. One of my colleagues, Jesse Wolfe, was lucky to count Pierson as a mentor at AFI and had this to say: He was imposing and made us all quake in our boots when …

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Deadline Reports 2011 WGA Screenwriter Survey Results

Nikki Finke’s Deadline | Hollywood has published the results of the 2011 WGA Screenwriter Survey: The major findings of the newly released 2011 WGA Screenwriter Survey (click here for full report) are that “screenwriters believe their status in the industry has significantly deteriorated over the past several years. The most flagrant studio practices contributing to this …

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And we’re back!

This blog has been inactive for quite a while, but in the coming months you should see lots of activity. In addition to more regular blog updates, you can expect some updates to our “static” content pages as well. Stay tuned!

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Cameron Crowe releases deleted and extended script scenes from ‘SAY ANYTHING…’

Over at his official website, Cameron Crowe helps us prove that screenplays are worth studying by releasing a series of deleted and extended script scenes from the final shooting script of Say Anything…, dated 1/18/88. Among the goodies: the only scene in which Lloyd Dobler utters the title of the movie.

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Revisions Complete … Mostly

I’m happy to report that the reorganization of the site is, for the most part, completed. The site still has some issues, especially navigationally, with several dead links that need to be fixed, but for the most part, users should not find it too difficult to get around. The next big project is updating and …

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Site Undergoing Revisions

Over the next couple of months, we’ll be going through several expansions and revisions. In particular, we are altering the organization of the site. During this time, the site navigation may not make much sense. We apologize for any inconvenience. The new features will be introduced here in depth when they are complete.

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THE KING’S SPEECH by David Seidler also available free at Deadline Hollywood.

Nikki Finke’s Deadline Hollywood is now also offering a free download of David Seidler’s The King’s Speech script. Look for it here.

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