An empowering way to improve my writing and a fun peek at the behind-the-scenes of the film industry. I’m keeping a log of scripts that I read each month toward a goal of #100Screenplays in 2020. This challenge is for educational purposes only.
I have a confession. I’ve pretty much stopped reading books.
In 2018, I happily accepted a friend’s invitation to join a small, private reading group. We were supposed to post when we’d read a book from various categories: a new book, a new author, a favorite author, a certain genre, etc. but at the end of the year, I’d posted twice. TWO books. How could that be accurate? I felt like I was reading ALL. THE. TIME. Then I realized… I’d switched to reading screenplays! In fact, I estimate I read at least 95 screenplays that year!
So, I made it official. I challenged myself to read 100 screenplays in 2019.
This year, I’m inviting you to join me to read #100screenplays2020.
Are you up for it? Fellow writers, movie fans, and avid readers—if you join me, let me know by using the hashtags: #100Screenplays2020 #amreading
PS I’ll join Screenwriting Magazine for their read a #ScreenplayADay challenge in December, leading up to National Screenwriters Day on January 5. They tweet a new script challenge each day, which I will share on social media and to this list.
I’m joining @sadiefskyheart ‘s FREE read #100Screenplays2020 challenge! https://sadiefrancisskyheart.com/100screenplays2020/ #amreadingTweet
Where to find scripts:
Indie Film Hustle a great place to find current Oscar contenders & writer collections.
Drew’s Script-o-rama – when you can’t find it anywhere else, it’s probably here.
National Screenwriters Day home of the annual #ScreenplayADay reading challenge.
SADIE’S 100 SCREENPLAYS LIST – 2020
January: Oscar contenders
- Knives Out*
- The Two Popes*
- Irishman, The
- Marriage Story
- Jojo Rabbit
- Little Women
- Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood
- Ford v. Ferrari
- A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
- Dolemite is my Name
- Pain and Glory
- Richard Jewell
If it’s numbered, I’ve read it. If it’s bulleted, I’m planning to read it soon.
*Read as part of #ScreenplayADay reading challenge for #NationalScreenwritersDay
2020 tally of produced scripts read: 6
2020 tally of unpublished reads: 9
2020 total so far: 15