*     *     *     *     *     *  
      *     *     *     *     *
  *     *     *     *     *     *
      *     *     *     *     *
  *     *     *     *     *     *
      *     *     *     *     *
  *     *     *     *     *     *
      *     *     *     *     *
  *     *     *     *     *     *
Screenwright(R) Links    
URLs and Phone#s    
Synopses | Fun    
Why, you ask, are the American, Hungarian and French flags here?              
And why are they constructed with <TABLE> HTML tags?
Good questions... let's see... would you believe...
I was bored one night, and wanted to see if it was possible?
[Answer: No, it's not. But they load faster than graphics, eh?!]

Here are some useful screenwriting (& WP) URLs and telephone numbers:

The Screenwright(R) Book Nook
Screenwright(R) Screenplay Formatting Shareware
Screenwright(R) WORDS - Thesaurus, Dictionary, Quotations,
   Translator, Pronouncer, Acronyms, Clichés, Credits, and Oscars
Screenwright(R) Communications - International Telephone Dialing Codes,
    Area Codes, Reverse/Prefix Lookup, Phone Directory, ZIP+4 Codes, etc.
Screenwright(R) Sample Submission Agreement + Other Form 1, 2, 3
Screenwright(R) Sample Collaboration Agreement
SCRNWRiT Internet Mailing List Instructions (listservs, newsgroups, IRC)
SITCOM Internet Mailing List Instructions (TV listservs, newsgroups, IRC)
Screenwright(R) WPWin 6.1 Tips (WordPerfect listserv, newsgroup, links)
Library of Congress, U.S. Copyright Office (Form PA) +1 (202) 707-3000
Writers Guild of America, west +1 (323) 951-4000
   Registration: +1 (323) 782-4540 Agency: +1 (323) 782-4502
Writers Guild Minimum Rates (5/97): Week-to-week US$3,456;
   Story (high budget - over $2.5M) $21,244; Treatment (hb) $31,865;
   Screenplay (hb) $58,411; Option (18 months) 10%;
   Rewrite (hb) $21,244; Polish (hb) $10,620
WGA Links, Signatory Agents + HFI (Blue Book) Agents + Agent 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Writers Guild of America, East Online Registration +1 (212) 767-7800
Directors Guild of America +1 (310) 289-2000
   Agency: +1 (323) 851-3671 NY: +1 (212) 581-0370
Screen Actors Guild +1 (323) 954-1600 Agency: +1 (323) 549-6737 NY: +1 (212) 944-1030
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences +1 (310) 247-3000
Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting
Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition (no website - eMail) +1 (800) 310-3378
Kingman Films King Arthur Screenwriters Award (eMail) +1 (818) 548-3456
Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab +1 (310) 394-4662
Chesterfield Film Company Writer's Film Project Fellowships +1 (213) 683-3977
Walt Disney Studio Fellowships +1 (818) 560-6894
Fade In: Screenwriting Awards (eMail) +1 (800) 646-3896
CineStory Screenwriting Awards +1 (800) 678-6796
Monterey County Film Commission Screenwriting Competition
Other Contests
Workshops: Zoetrope:S + Zoe:N + Zoe:A-S + Del Rey:SF/F + Dublin + London
Attorney Search Engine - Martindale-Hubbell www.martindale.com
Universal color sequence for script revision pages: White, Blue, Pink, Yellow,
   Green, Goldenrod, Buff, Salmon, Cherry, Tan, Gray, Ivory; White, etc.
Acco #5 Brads (1-1/4 inch Brass Fasteners) + Enterprise + Ken Hecker's Brad Page
Staples supply store (special order ACC 71505 - Acco #5 Brads) +1 (800) 333-3330
A&B stationery store (71505 Brads, 71511 Washers) +1 (818) 760-0244
Accent Keyboards + Screenwriter Fonts + Other Fonts
Hollywood Poster + Posteritati + Rick's + Cinema City + Cohen
Yahoo Film Indices
Internet Movie Database + Today In Movie History + Hollywood Stock Exchange
Mandy's Production Directory + Hollywood Creative Directory + Moviepitch.com
American Film Institute + CineMedia-AFI + American Cinematheque
The Hollywood Reporter + Variety + Premiere Magazine + Fade In: Magazine
Studio Briefing + Ain't It Cool News + Coming Attractions + Drudge Report
Drew's Script-O-Rama + HFI Scripts + Script Shop + WW Scripts + SyberSites
Script Sales 1, 2, 3, 4 + Spec Sales Book + Spec Script Library + E-script
SCREENsite + Cinema Sites + Wordplay + Screenwriters & Playwrights Home Page
Writers' Computer Store + StarComp + Azimuth Arts + Software 1, 2
Etymology of Names + Hall of Names + Random Names + PopularNames
Your Name + Name Origin + Census + Eponym + Babynamer, 2 + Nomenia
Greek Mythology + Greek/Roman Classics + Shakespeare's Works + CIA Factbook
Research-It + Reference Desk + Virtual Reference Desk + Yahoo's Search List
Search w/ MetaCrawler + Search listservs + Search newsgroups + Search shareware
Amazon.com + CDnow + Tower + Virgin Megastore
The Hungarian Alchemist - Anikó J. Bartos (conversion & divination)

Synopses: I figure it can't do any harm to engage in a little self-promotion... you may read an interview (w/photo) which was recently published in Australia, or a bio on Francis Ford Coppola's website, and here are three synopses of my latest spec scripts (producers/investors - contact me if you'd like to read one, or to request my agent's number):

THE FALL IN BUDAPEST: Vitaly, a former KGB operative, takes a nasty tumble in Budapest's late autumn, and he's aided in his struggle back to health by the Hungarian nurse Erzsébet. The course of their blossoming romance is marred by ugly memories of the past, involving their own personal experiences, as well as the violent intersection in the chronicles of their two countries. Jared, an American undercover agent, is convinced that Vitaly's sinister "business" partners plan to wreak havoc on a cataclysmic scale, and he's willing to risk everything, including his own relationship with Colette, to stop the Russian. This action-packed romantic thriller is also an unforgettable meditation on the contemporary issue of forgiveness: cultural and historical, among individuals as well as nation-states.

MERLINSKY: The endless hordes of Hollywood tourists in the late 1940's are easy marks for a con-man magician like Harry Merlinsky. He knows how to sucker the rubes and flash the ol' hamster-outta-the-fedora every now and then, to baffle 'em and dazzle 'em. But he didn't expect a naive fan like Jake, who wants to learn Harry's Old Knowledge - "real" magic. Harry's arch-enemy obliterates Jake's girlfriend, forcing Jake to become a wizard, just to stay alive. Will Jake use his newly-found powers for vengeance? The timeless myth of the Sorcerer's Apprentice unfolds against the backdrop of the Magic Castle and the "Hollywoodland" sign.

ELEVEN THOUSAND VIRGINS: This feature screenplay has been described as "Field of Dreams with medieval chant music in place of baseball". Alex Barnett has a comfortable life in Los Angeles and San Francisco; it's probably too comfortable, although he can't quite admit to himself that an extended separation from his wife Nicole eats at his soul. An unusual set of seemingly unrelated circumstances impels him to seek out a centuries-abandoned monastery in southwest Germany, where he confronts the animate image of Hildegard von Bingen, the legendary twelfth-century mystic, prophet, and composer of ravishing liturgical chants.

Although his friend Lars believes it's a bona-fide vision, much like the visions that fueled Hildegard's own creativity, Alex cynically distrusts his deepest instincts and drives himself to search for a more acceptable answer. His quest guides him on the path toward self-awareness, through experiences both sacred and profane. One man's inner and outer pilgrimages take him to the depths of uncertainty, and, almost inexorably, to the peak of actualization.

However, lest you think this film is impossibly high-minded, rest assured that there are generous, steamy helpings of undelayed gratification and downright debauchery... the final blackout scene alone is guaranteed to keep the audience riveted to their seats long enough to read the entire credit crawl!

As in all my projects this past year, the above were formatted with Screenwright(R).

It's a gamble...Now, for you fun seekers: It's not high-stakes chemin de fer against 007 at the Casino Royale, but you can set up your very own offshore wagering account in the Other Principality - Liechtenstein! Details in F12 Links.

F12 hotkey award!Check out the latest style of Internet entertainment: "Do you log-on a little TOO much?! Webaholics, netaholics, newsgroupies and gopherheads are welcome at F12: Online Anonymous, a satirical support site dedicated to working the 12 Keys!"

Internet free speechIsn't the state of the W³ exhilarating?! Someday the current duct-tape, baling-wire, bad-interface, slow-response-time, sixty-two-browsers-but-only-three-that-work, choose-your-own-HTML-standard, 17,000-search-engines-to-find-anything, and Congress-thinks-they-can-regulate-this-anarchy-HAH! will all be standardized, but the Status of Quo is rife with possibility. I'll bet Butch and Sundance felt the same way about the frontier, before they went to Bolivia. We're all privileged to be a part of this sinister/glorious/loopy cultural force in the Good Old Days; it seems to be our century's version of the Wild West. Since I narrowly missed the good parts of the Sixties, I've often pined for this calibre of experience - and it's here! Privacy advocate John Gilmore assures us that: "The Net interprets censorship as damage, and routes around it." Judge Stuart Dalzell, in ACLU vs. Reno (the first challenge to the Communications Decency Act), wrote: "It is no exaggeration to conclude that the Internet has achieved, and continues to achieve, the most participatory marketplace of mass speech that this country - and indeed the world - has yet seen. The plaintiffs in these actions correctly describe the 'democratizing' effects of Internet communication: Individual citizens of limited means can speak to a worldwide audience on issues of concern to them." Despite these comforting words, the struggle is not even CLOSE to being over, and I feel a lot safer knowing that the folks on the other end of this Uncle Sam link continue to fight to keep our Free Speech rights alive here in cyberspace. I'm sure you'll find they're well worth supporting...

Top of Page | URLs & Phone#s | Synopses | Fun
© Alan C. Baird · Screenwright(R) · Book Nook · WORDS · interholics Anonymous