Have You Been Reading Your “Daily Script?”

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Regular visitors to TVWriter™ (um, you’re a regular visitor, aren’t you? Huh? Huh?) know that posts about where to read successful (and maybe unsuccessful) professionally written TV and film scripts are always highly popular here.

So – and not just to attract page views but mainly to continue our visitors’ writing progress – we’re here to tell you today about a site recommended by one of our minions.

It’s called The Daily Script, and as the folks there say on their opening page, Daily Script is “a collection of movie scripts and screenplays to serve as a resource for writers and actors and those who simply enjoy reading movie scripts. The movie scripts are presented in proper script format (for the most part) and where possible, multiple drafts are presented.”

The site features a new script every day (duh), and also has sections you can browse through to find many of the TV and film scripts you may be looking for. Here’s a partial list of what we saw in the TV section of the site the last time we visited:

24 second season premire   by Joel Surnow & Michael Loceff   2001
August 12, 2002 5th revised draft   2160 kb   pdf format   imdb

The Alfred Hitchcock Hour: The Magic Shop   by Joan Collier (based on The Magic Shop by H.G.Wells)   1963
November 4, 1963 teleplay   2487 kb   pdf format   imdb

Arrested Development   by Mitchell Hurwitz   2003
March 31, 2003 draft   1046 kb   pdf format   imdb

Bold and the Beautiful: Epsidoe 9   by William J. Bell   0
February 26, 1987 final   1408 kb   pdf format   imdb

Bonanza: Escape to Ponderosa   by unknown   1960
January 22, 1960 final draft    2046 kb   pdf format   imdb

Brimstone – Pilot   by Ethan Reiff & Cyrus Voris   1998
2/5/98 Revised Third Draft    1911 kb   pdf format   imdb

Charlies Angels: Little Angels of the Night   by Mickey Rose   1977
October 19, 1977 final draft   1700 kb   pdf format   imdb

Dark Shadows   by Steve Feke and Dan Curtis   1991
February 13, 1990 revised first draft   3658 kb   pdf format   imdb

Desperate Housewives Pilot   by Marc Cherry   2004
August 12, 2003 writer’s final draft   1085 kb   pdf format   imdb

Desperate Housewives: Pretty Little Picture   by Oliver Goldstick   2004
undated, unspecified   1405 kb   pdf format   imdb

Desperate Housewives: Who’s That Woman   by Tom Spezialy & Marc Cherry   2004
undated, unspecified   1298 kb   pdf format   imdb

E.R. “Motherhood”   by Lydia Woodward   1995
May 5, 1995 Shooting Draft   402 kb   pdf format   imdb

And here are the screenplays the topped the film list:

10 Things I Hate About You   by Karen McCullah Lutz, Kirsten Smith & William Shakespeare   1999
november 12, 1997 revision   211 kb   html format   imdb

12 And Holding   by Anthony S. Cipriano   2005
april 6, 2004 draft    132 kb   pdf format   imdb

12 Monkeys   by David Webb Peoples & Janet Peoples   1995
6/27/94 production draft    196 kb   html format   imdb

13 Days   by David Self   2000
undated, unspecified draft   212 kb   html format   imdb

13 Ghosts   by Neal Marshall Stevens (based on the screenplay by Robb White) revised by Richard D’Ovidio   2001
november 4, 2000 revised production draft   871 kb   pdf format   imdb

15 Minutes   by John Hertzfeld   2001
undated, unspecified draft   155 kb   html format   imdb

16 Blocks   by Richard Wenk   2006
january 2004, unspecified draft   1805 kb   pdf format   imdb

25th Hour   by David Benioff   2002
april 30, 2001 draft   556 kb   pdf format   imdb

3 Kings   by David O. Russell & John Ridley   1999
6/22/98 revised   208 kb   html format   imdb

3 Kings   by David O. Russell (story by John Ridley)   1999
february 17, 1999 revised final draft   27? kb   pdf format   imdb

3 Kings (Spoils of War)   by John Ridley   1999
7/26/95 writers first draft   206 kb   html format   imdb

40 Year Old Virgin   by Judd Apatow & Steve Carell   2005
undated, unspecified draft   2029 kb   pdf format   imdb

8 Mile (aka Untitled Detroit Project)   by Scott Silver   2002
april 27, 2001 draft   141? kb   pdf format   imdb

8 Millimeter   by Andrew Kevin Walker   1999
5/06/97 draft   253 kb   html format   imdb

Yeah, yeah, there are a lot of oldies up there. We consider them to be Classic Gold.

On your way now, scoot, scoot, to THE DAILY SCRIPT.

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