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Screenplay Library

One of the most effective ways to learn how to write is to read.  Read great scripts.  Watch the film and study how the prose 

translated onto the screen.  As a writing exercise, I encourage my students to type out their favorite scenes from their favorite movies to "feel" how the composing proceeds.

 

Here are links to award winning screenplays that have been made available by the film's studios and production companies.  They are listed here as a resource material for you.

 

Moonlight   by Barry Jenkins

Loving  by Jeff Nichols

 

Fences  by August Wilson

 

Arrival   by Eric Heisserer

 

20th Century Women by Mike Mills

Captain Fantastic   by Matt Ross

Manchester By The Sea   by Kenneth Lonergan

Maggie's Plan  by Rebecca Miller

The Girl On The Train by Erin Cressida Wilson

 

Bridge of Spies by Joel and Ethan Coen

 

The Big Short by Charles Randolph and Adam McKay

 

Inside Out by Pete Doctor, Meg LeFauve, and Josh Coley

 

Carol by Phyllis Nagy

 

Room by Emma Donoghue

 

Infinitely Polar Bear by Maya Forbes

 

American Sniper by Jason Hall

 

Still Alice by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland

 

Boyhood by Richard Linklater

 

12 Years A Slave by John Ridley

 

American Hustle by Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell

 

Enough Said by Nicole Holofcener

 

The Theory of Everything by Anthony McCarten

 

The Fault In Our Stars by Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber

 

Bridesmaids by Annie Mumolo and Kristen Wiig

 

The Way Way Back by Nat Faxon and Jim Rash

 

Whiplash by Damien Chazelle

 

Dallas Buyers Club by Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack

 

The Wolf of Wall Street by Terence Winter

 

Argo by Chris Terrio

 

The King's Speech by David Seidler

 

The Social Network by Aaron Sorkin

 

The Imitation Game by Graham Moore

 

Birdman by Alejandro G. Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr., & Aemando Bo

 

Rachel Getting Married by Jenny Lumet

 

Nebraska by Robert W. Nelson

 

Brokeback Mountain by Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana

 

Wild by Nick Hornsby

 

Trumbo by John McNamara

 

Danny Collins  by Dan Fogelman  

 

Big Eyes by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski

 

Trainwreck by Amy Schumer

 

While We're Young by Noah Baumbach

 

Ex Machina by Alex Garland

 

The End of The Tour by Donald Margulies

 

The Place Beyond The Pines by Derek Cianfrance, Ben Coccio, & Darius Marder

 

Wadja by Haifaa Al Mansour

 

Before Midnight by Richard Linklater, Ethan Hawke, and Julie Delpy

 

Television Scripts

A great television show begins with an outstanding pilot script.  Here is a collection of pilot scripts from recent notable and award winning television series.  They are listed here as a resource and educational tool for you.

 

 

Breaking Bad by Vince Gilligan

 

Mad Men by Matthew Weiner

 

The Sopranos by David Chase

 

The Affair by Sarah Treem

 

Game of Thrones  by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss

 

Glee by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan

 

Modern Family by Steven Levitan and Christopher Lloyd

 

New Girl by Elizabeth Meriwether

 

Jane The Virgin  by Jennie Snyder Urman

 

 

 

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