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I am constantly amazed by what is available because of the internet.

What is even more amazing is how easy it is to now get content that a few years ago would be out of reach and thus out of mind.

Take current film scripts as an example.

From an educators perspective it is fantastic to be able to get my students to read scripts and watch how those lines were delivered and maybe try to better the delivery in the classroom.

Scott Myers and his blog, Get Into the Story has given me and can give you a lot of help.

You need to follow Scott he has a lot to offer those who love film and things to do with it.

Here is his post that you will find of interest if you are script starved.

Update: Award season screenplay downloads (33 scripts!)

December 4th, 2013 by 

It’s that time of year again when studios make available PDFs of movie scripts for award season. As in years past, we will be tracking them and posting links as they become available.

Current total of scripts for download: 33.

Newly added script  [Short Term 12] in bold below:

12 Years a Slave (Fox Searchlight)

42 (Warner Bros.)

The Armstrong Lie (Sony Classics – documentary transcript)

August: Osage County (TWC)

Before Midnight (Sony Classics)

The Bling Ring (A24)

The Croods (DreamWorks Animation)

Despicable Me 2 (Universal – Click on “Screenplay”)

Enough Said (Fox Searchlight)

The Fifth Estate (IMG)

Frozen (Disney)

Fruitvale Station (TWC)

Gravity (Warner Bros.)

The Great Gatsby (Warner Bros.)

The Invisible Woman (Sony Classics)

Kill Your Darlings (Sony Classics)

Lee Daniels’ The Butler (TWC)

Lone Survivor (Universal – Click on “Screenplay”)

Monsters University (Disney / Pixar)

Mud (Roadside Attractions)

Nebraska (Paramount)

One Chance (TWC)

The Past (Sony Classics)

Philomena (TWC)

The Place Beyond the Pines (Focus Features)

Prisoners (Warner Bros.)

Rush (Universal – Click on “Screenplay”)

Short Term 12 (Cinedigm)

The Spectacular Now (A24)

Spring Breakers (A24)

Wadjda (Sony Classics)

The Way Way Back (Fox Searchlight)

We Steal Secrets (IMG – transcript)

Studios also make production notes available:

All Is Lost

August: Osage County

Blue Jasmine

Dallas Buyers Club

Despicable Me 2 (Click on “Production Notes”)

Fast & Furious 6 (Click on “Production Notes”)

Fruitvale Station

The Grandmaster


Inside Llewyn Davis

Lee Daniels’ The Butler

Lone Survivor (Click on ‘Production Notes”)

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom


Muscle Shoals


Oblivion (Click on “Production Notes”)

One Chance


The Place Beyond the Pine Trees


Rush (Click on “Production Notes”)

A special thanks to Wendy Cohen for tracking script downloads for us!

There will be more to come, so enjoy the bounty and honor the writing by reading these scripts! That is one of the keys to learning the craft.



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