Update: Award season screenplay downloads (22 scripts!)

November 11th, 2013 by

It’s that time of year again when studios make available PDFs of movie scripts for award season. As in years past, we will be tracking them and posting links as they become available.

Current total of scripts for download: 22.

Newly added scripts [The Fifth Estate, Fruitvale Station, Lee Daniels’ The Butler, One Chance] in bold below:

The Armstrong Lie (Sony Classics – documentary transcript)

Before Midnight (Sony Classics)

The Bling Ring (A24)

The Croods (DreamWorks Animation)

Despicable Me 2 (Universal – Click on “Screenplay”)

The Fifth Estate (IMG)

Frozen (Disney)

Fruitvale Station (TWC)

The Invisible Woman (Sony Classics)

Kill Your Darlings (Sony Classics)

Lee Daniels’ The Butler (TWC)

Lone Survivor (Universal – Click on “Screenplay”)

Monsters University (Disney / Pixar)

Mud (Roadside Attractions)

One Chance (TWC)

The Past (Sony Classics)

The Place Beyond the Pines (Focus Features)

Rush (Universal – Click on “Screenplay”)

The Spectacular Now (A24)

Spring Breakers (A24)

Wadjda (Sony Classics)

We Steal Secrets (IMG – transcript)

Studios also make production notes available:

All Is Lost

August: Osage County

Blue Jasmine

Dallas Buyers Club

Despicable Me 2 (Click on “Production Notes”)

Fast & Furious 6 (Click on “Production Notes”)

Fruitvale Station

The Grandmaster


Inside Llewyn Davis

Lee Daniels’ The Butler

Lone Survivor (Click on ‘Production Notes”)

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom


Muscle Shoals


Oblivion (Click on “Production Notes”)

One Chance


The Place Beyond the Pine Trees


Rush (Click on “Production Notes”)

You can help by emailing links you find or post them in comments. This is something that goes on for the next few months, so let’s see if we can amass all the script PDFs we can as they are legal downloads.

A special thanks to Wendy Cohen for tracking script downloads for us!

3 thoughts on “Update: Award season screenplay downloads (22 scripts!)

  1. The link to the Frozen screenplay on Disney’s website is broken. Your link is fine, but their server has an error.

  2. I was really interested to read the “Lone Survivor” screenplay but had to stop after a few pages when misspellings and bad punctuation continually cropped up. Very odd that they would have this version on their awards site. Seems rather unprofessional.

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