Free and not free movie and TV scripts and screenplays online

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Example of screenplay formatting. Writing is own work. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Updated 7/14/2018

Not every script is free, but scripts are a lot freer than they were 10 years ago. Feel free to send me links to other free script websites. I’m not interested at all in transcripts. Just the originals and shooting scripts. Thanks for keeping it real.

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Film and video light bulb jokes

Film and video jokesFilm and video light bulb jokes

Why are light bulb jokes so popular and who told the first light bulb joke? Let me know.

Q: How many actors does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: Nine: one to screw it in and the other eight to hold the mirror.

Q: How many grips does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: Two: One to hold it, one to hammer it in.

Q: How many grips does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: That’s electric’s job. (more…)

Video 101: Make a video that works

Lighting and video slateHow to make a video that works — sounds much easier than it really is.

I’ve watched many companies make videos that don’t do the job intended. Their motivational videos don’t motivate. Their training videos don’t train. Their sales videos don’t sell. They’ve spent anywhere from $20,000 to $100,000 to create this product — how can the product fail? (more…)

How to be a dracu-vendor in 1 easy step

It’s one thing if a good friend or business associate comes to you and says, “Look. I’d like some  photo or video coverage of my two-hour event on Saturday. Can you help me out?” So you give your friend  a good price.

It’s quite another for a volunteer dracu-vendor to show up and suck the job away from you and every other well-meaning media company. (more…)

When do I stop paying my dues?

Odd Duck restaurant logo

Odd Duck Restaurant logo (Austin, TX)

I recently moved to Williamsburg, Virginia, where I was born. I spend significant time still in Washington and Baltimore, where I’ve spent 30 years in a satisfying career. These days, I don’t have to be “up north” every week or even every other week. (more…)

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