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Write Your Movie Script this June

From the folks that brought you the National Novel Writing Month comes Script Frenzy. They’ve made June the month to write a complete script from start to finish.

you in the movies, big timeThe Script Frenzy website has all sorts of tips on how to write a screenplay. From what I understand the site is basically just a support group where you can get help getting the screenplay done and a place to prove you’ve done it once it’s over. And if you are wondering, you retain all the rights to your work, plus they “don’t keep or read your script when you upload it” they have robots that count the words to see if you reached 20,000 word requirement and then they delete it. In fact they “encourage you to scramble [your script] into jibberish before submitting it.”

And if you need a computer to work on they have loaners available (they’re just notepads), but the application deadline for those is looming. If you really want one you’d better apply now or risk missing the May 16th deadline.

The import thing here are their five basic rules

  1. To be crowned an official Script Frenzy winner, you must write a script of at least 20,000 words and verify this word count on ScriptFrenzy.org.
  2. You may write individually or in teams of two. Writer teams will have a 20,000 total word goal for their single co-written script.
  3. Script writing may begin no earlier than 12:00:01 AM on June 1 and must cease no later than 11:59:59 PM on June 30, local time.
  4. You may write either a screenplay or a stage play.
  5. You must, at some point, have ridiculous amounts of fun.

There are actually a few more rules, for instance you can’t write an adaptation. Before you start writing you should check their FAQ and help section where you can see the rest of the do’s and the do not do’s.

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