Professor Firstdraft’s GOODTIME SCRIPTORIUM

Dispatches from the far reaches of the WGF.


Celebrating National Library Week with a full torso apparition in the NYPL

by

Screen Shot 2015-04-15 at 2.51.07 PM

Two iconic lions guard the main branch of the New York Public Library at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street. Mayor LaGuardia named them Patience and Fortitude as encouragement to his citizens during the Great Depression. The library, as a building and as an idea, is a tribute to knowledge and culture and boundless human endeavor. We decided to celebrate National Library Week by highlighting a classic cinematic library scene and paying tribute to one fine example of human endeavor.

Read more...

Remembering Harris Wittels

by

wittels

Last night, PARKS AND RECREATION ended. But a week before the end, one of its writers, the truly funny Harris Wittels, died. Here are pages from two of his PARKS scripts.

Read more...

A Love Letter to Friday the 13th

by

Screen shot 2015-02-13 at 12.56.00 PM

I have a confession to make. I don’t like horror movies. My imagination is already a little too overactive for them to be very fun for me… or non-disruptive to my sleep schedule. But. I love Friday the 13th, the

Read more...

Cool Scripts: FAKING IT

by

Screen Shot 2015-02-13 at 12.03.08 PM

Real quick, you guys: This week we got a ton of scripts from the first two seasons of the incredible MTV series FAKING IT. Here are the first three pages of the pilot.

Read more...