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Collections: Screenplays

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SCREENPLAYS

The Library has over 6,000 screenplays and other related theatre plays, treatments, and storyboards accessible online and some physical copies at the Library. 

Screenplays & Treatments Resources

eScripts

eScripts, or eScreenplays, are electronic written works by screenwriters for a film, television program, or video game. These screenplays can be original works or adaptations from existing pieces of writing. In them, the movement, actions, expressions, and dialogues of the characters are also narrated.

The Library's Screenplay collections and other databases have hundreds of scripts, movie scripts, screenplays, and transcripts of current, classic, and maybe a few soon-to-be-released movies, television, anime, unproduced, and radio shows. Many of these screenplays should only be used for Educational Purposes and should not be reproduced without consent from the respected company. You may need to log in with your LAFS credentials in order to access the eScripts. 

LAFS Library houses many published and unpublished scripts for both feature films and teleplays. Most of these scripts are listed in the Library Catalog by title, so it works best to search by title. Additional scripts may be available as part of a special collection from For Your Consideration. 

Search and browse scripts in the Library OPAC Catalog. You may need to log in with your LAFS credentials in order to access the eScripts.  

The LAFS Library has scripts available through the Alexander Street Film Scripts Database. Click and browse through the database to find digital scripts. You may need to log in with your LAFS credentials in order to access this resource. 

Screenplays & Plays

The Library has a collection of Published Scripts that are in book format. Screenplays, or scripts, are written works by screenwriters for a film, television program, or video game. These screenplays can be original works or adaptations from existing pieces of writing. In them, the movement, actions, expressions, and dialogues of the characters are also narrated.

Some of these published works are from the Newmarket Press Shooting Scripts. Search and browse the "The Shooting Script" collections in the Library OPAC Catalog.  

The Library has a collection of Published Plays that are in book format. Plays, are a work of drama, usually consisting mostly of dialogue between characters and intended for theatrical performance rather than just reading. 

Some of these published works are from Shakespeare to Samuel French's collection. Search and browse through the Plays in the Library OPAC Catalog.  

Treatments & Storyboards

Treatments are a document that presents the story idea of your film before writing the entire script. Treatments are written in the present tense, in narrative-like prose, and highlight the most essential information about your film, including title, logline, story summary, and character descriptions.

Treatments may include:

  • Story Outlines
  • Bibles
  • Proposals

Storyboards are a graphic organizer that consists of illustrations or images displayed in sequence for the purpose of pre-visualizing a motion picture, animation, motion graphic or interactive media sequence.

Storyboards may include both published in book format (The Art of "___") and printed copies of storyboards from online resources.