Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous 10

Oct. 12th, 2014



Call to revive the scenebyscene adventure

I know, I know.   This community hasn't been updated in years, but I've been looking for a way to gather like-minded scene writers in a different way.   For starters, entries to the community would be required to be in the following format:


Why so stringent, you ask?   Simply because I feel that grassroots screenwriting is crucial.   I was not around to partake in this scenebyscene contest when it was active, but there is something about it that I know would have addictive undertones amidst the various how-to screenwriting sites around today.

Since I am not the owner/moderator of scenebyscene, and most of the ljers linked to the success of it are either inactive or moved-on, there isn't much I can do to revive it (or start a new one).   I realize how difficult running a community can be and it isn't something I can do alone.   I'm going to post my own scenes, toward my own full length feature film, here in the hopes that somebody in this community sees the potential of having a revival of scenebyscene.   Let me know where you stand in all this.   You can take a look at what I've tried to do independently with my own attempt at pilcrow_news.

I hope to see your support by signing up to pilcrow_news and posting your scene entries there without prompts or motivational contest offerings, until the time that some semblance of organization will spark an objective for members.   I hope to achieve two things, neither of which involve the self interest of finally finishing my own screenplay, and they are:

i.   establishing a feel for the production of hard copy scenes to be scanned and uploaded, and

ii.   the protection of creative property ownership for individual ljers who contribute to this new scenebyscene idea.

May. 10th, 2010



casting for Zombie/ friends themed web series

Casting for Zombie/ Friends themed Web Series
Posted: May 10, 2010, 12:24 PM

Reply: delilah@disposable.com
My Zombie is a new Web series based on, well Zombies.

Synopsis: "Boy meets girl, boy falls in love with girl. Girl meets zombie, girl falls in love with Zombie."

This is an UNPAID [ as of now until more funding comes in] gig.

It is possible to audition and still be hired on as crew.

1] Casting will be for various roles. Prepare a SHORT 2- 3 min monologue. Possible cold readings from script.

2] You must set up an audition time, which means if you just show up YOU WILL NOT BE SEEN.

3] Headshot and ACTING Resume must be provided. [ Ok if no prior acting exp.]

4] If makeup artist, bring portfolio.

To set up audition time, EMAIL:


SUBJECT LINE: "My Zombie Auditions"


[F]Ginny:[Cast] Best friend to Audrea. Hopelessly in love with Trevor, a little crazy, delusional, nursing student who decided to become an artist.

[F]Audrea:Best Friend to Ginny. Very blunt but loving. May come off bitchy but means well. Constantly saves the day.

[F]Allie: Teen receptionist at Mr. Desructo's Dental office. Loves her cell phone more than any other human being. Is bored by everything. Valley girl.

[M]Mr Desructo:[Cast] Once upon a time was Ginny's Dentist, now after zombie outbreak adopts his new persona as a survivalist hero of sorts. Delusional.

[M]Jeff:Best friend to Jake. Hopelessly in love with Ginny. Since he cannot have her, he became a womanizer to fill the void in his life. Cocky, rude, outspoken.

[M]Jake:Brother to Ginny, best friend to Jeff, hopelessly in love with Audrea. Middleman, mediator, avoids conflict, indecisive.

[M]Trevor: Beefcake Barista guy Ginny is in love with. Unfortunately becomes a zombie.
Salary/Wage: Unpaid
Status: Part-time
Shift: Days, Nights and Weekends

• Location: Dallas/Ft Worth

Salary/Wage: unpaid
Status: Part-time
Shift: Days, Nights and Weekends
• Location: Dallas/Ft Worth

Jan. 12th, 2010




does this site no longer do the scene by scene contest?

May. 4th, 2009


little advice

I was just wondering if any of you could give me a little advice on my script. how to maybe make the lead guy have more motivation and why we should care about him. Also just ideas that would maybe make this better. We basically have to write a set up for a full length movie. I feel I ended it at a very tense moment, It's not the end of the movie obviously. The question is should I maybe write more or is ending it like that leave people wanting more? thanks so much in advance


Apr. 1st, 2009



Updates and Other Stuff


I've been trying to get in contact with the mod, kithlyara, but she hasn't gotten back to me about getting this thing started again.

I was wondering how many people would be interesting in continuing? Do any adjustments need to be made? Comments? Concerns? Questions? Ask them here.

Also... is everyone aware that ScriptFrenzy has started. (just started. April 1st) http://www.scriptfrenzy.org It's like NaNoWriMo, but with a script and in April.

100 script pages by the end of April. Exciting.

Might be fun for people here to try. There is also a lj comm dedicated exclusivly to scriptfrenzy 09. scriptfrenzy09

Mar. 23rd, 2009


New Here

Okay folks, This looked like one of the most updated sites, and it would be good to talk to people with similar interests. And my question is: Do people register their Treatments? How do you discuss your ideas with fear of theft?

Mar. 9th, 2009

yahoo sprite


Announcement: Sixty Scenes

I think I'm going to take a break this month from the Sixty Scenes idea...mostly because we seem to have a general lack of traffic here.

Perhaps I'll have a good one for April.

Feb. 19th, 2009

yahoo sprite


Oh Now! C'Mon!

Which cat has got everybody's tongues? We need some more chatter going.

Anybody want to talk about the Oscars? What screenplay do you think should win the trophy this time?

Feb. 10th, 2009

yahoo sprite


Sixty Scenes Exercize #6

I'm going to present a premise and a few main characters here. Then you as readers will add the scene descriptions as replies.

If it turns out I need to add more rules I will.

GENRE: Science-Fiction/Thriller/Voyeurism
STORY PREMISE: A woman's new car records part of her life in more intimate detail than anyone expects...but it also may turn out to save her life.
MAIN CHARACTERS: KRISTI, a young mother who has just won a new car in a sweepstakes, JAIMIE, her preschool-age daughter. THE CAR is a high-tech top-of-the-line sports sedan, with all the latest features. An advanced computer, the Vehicle Management System (VMS), ties in all the usual automotive electronics with a bank of video cameras that look all around the car, a GPS that perpetually determines the car's position, and a mobile phone system that can be either turned on by the driver with a pushbutton or voice-activated by anybody in the car. The phone's microphones have filters so when the stereo system is playing the music/broadcast is toned down so anything said in the car can be heard clearly. Everything from the time the ignition key is put in the steering console lock till it is pulled out is sensed and recorded by the VMS and placed in a databank chip near the car's fusebox. The instrumentation data (speed, fuel, temperature, tire pressure, and so on) are also duplicated and recorded by the VMS. In short, the VMS witnesses all that happens in or around this car, and can provide this information to those who know how to access it.

Jan. 27th, 2009



Character Discussion - Not!Main Characters

Okay... so we still have Gerald - http://community.livejournal.com/scenebyscene/29127.html

And Charity - http://community.livejournal.com/scenebyscene/29127.html

Both are still totally open to discussion. It's an important part of the process, yo.

So onto not!main charaters. http://www.freewebs.com/scenebyscenecontest/screenplaycharacters.htm says:

Joseph Maddy - Private investigator and a friend to Gerald. Years earlier, Gerald helped Joseph out of his own problems with alcohol. Gerald calls him to help investigate the accident that killed his wife.

Oscar Ramirez - District Attorney that Gerald works with.

Chase - An ex-boyfriend of Charity's. He's her strongest tie to the life of alcohol and drugs that she is trying to leave behind.

Pops - Owner of a local garage near where Charity lives. A fatherly type, he often tries to help the "bad kids". As a result, many of them turn to him for help or use the garage as a hang out.

How does Joseph feel about Gerald asking him to help so early on in the case? Is he doing it as a personal favor to Gerald? Is there money to be exchanged for services? What kind of private investigating does he usually do? What's his fav color? Why did he want to be a PI?

Why did Oscar want to become a lawyer? How did he end up as DA? Winning personality or is he kinda scummy? Does he have a wife? A boyfriend that he has to keep sceret to protect his political career? Kids?

Where did Chase grow up? Rich kid? Poor? Is Charity his only "girlfriend" or does he have a different girl every night? Has he ever been in jail? How did he and Charity meet?

What makes Pops want to help out the "bad kids"? Was he once a "bad kid" himself? Or a sibling of his? Does he have a wife? Children? Did he always want to own a garage? Is it profitable?


Previous 10