Sadie Francis Skyheart

Screenwriter & Author

#100Screenplays2020

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, intended as a fun peek at the behind-the-scenes of the film industry.

Backstory:

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.

The invitation: 

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/ #amreading

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

If you want to read any of these award season scripts, go download before the end of the month because some studios only leave them up until the Oscars.

  1. Knives Out*
  2. 1917
  3. Rocketman*
  4. The Two Popes*
  5. Joker
  6. Irishman, The
  7. Marriage Story
  8. Jojo Rabbit
  9. Little Women
February: Oscars & Rom-Coms
  1. Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood
  2. Parasite
  3. Ford v. Ferrari
  4. A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
  5. Dolemite is my Name
  6. Hustlers
  7. Pain and Glory
  8. Richard Jewell
March: Superstition & Family Issues
  1. Addams Family (1991)
  2. Friday the 13th
  3. Get Out
  4. The Godfather
  5. My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2
  6. Laws of Attraction
  7. Seventh Seal
  8. The Game
  9. What About Bob?
  10. Big
  11. Elizabethtown
  12. Dumb & Dumber
  13. Ghost
April: Awesome opening scenes

31. Breaking Bad (pilot)
32. West Wing (pilot)
33. Shakespeare in Love
34. Can You Ever Forgive Me?
35. Grand Budapest Hotel
36. Nebraska
37. The Addams Family
38. The Martian

May: Time Warp & Time Travel

39. Back to the Future
40. Somewhere in Time
41. Groundhog Day
42. Leap Year
43. 13 Going On 30

  • Mr. Nobody
  • Twelve Monkeys
  • Peggy Sue Got Married
  • Doctor Strange

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: 43
2020 tally of unpublished reads: 41
2020 total so far: 84