Thursday, March 29, 2012

Script Frenzy 2012

Script Frenzy 2012 begins April 1!

It's the largest script writing event in the world--about 30,000 participants from around the world are expected to participate this year, including K-12 students. The challenge: write a 100-page script in 30 days during April. Here are the rules:

1) To be crowned an official Script Frenzy winner, you must write a script (or multiple scripts) of at least 100 total pages and verify this tally on ScriptFrenzy.org.

2) You may write individually or with a partner. Writing teams will have a 100-page total goal for their co-written script or scripts.

3) Scriptwriting may begin no earlier than 12:00:01 AM on April 1 and must cease no later than 11:59:59 PM on April 30, local time.

4) You may write screenplays, stage plays, TV shows, short films, comic book and graphic novel scripts, adaptations of novels, or any other type of script your heart desires.

5) You must, at some point, have ridiculous amounts of fun.

Some writers criticize Script Frenzy for emphasizing quantity over quality, but I think anything that gets you cranking out pages on a regular basis is a good thing - and might be exactly what you need. Ideally, you'll have an outline you've created beforehand (or work on an outline during the Script Frenzy period), so that your second draft won't involve "Select All" followed by "Delete." But especially if you've never finished a whole script, Script Frenzy is a great way to prove to yourself that you CAN do it!

Who's participating this year?

3 comments:

Steve said...

Fun and challenging. I'm going for two in a row. Finished a 115 page first draft last year. Wouldn't have had the discipline without the deadline.

cookieface said...

Did you do it this year?

EyeKantRight said...

Write a script in 30 days???

Are you crazyyyy??? I can't even write one in 8 years!!! FML!!!