As a replacement for our old script index, below you’ll find all of our favorite resources for tracking down produced film screenplays, television pilots, show bibles, and more online. Any produced script found online should only be used for personal education purposes.
These link to scripts that are currently vying for award nominations (FYC means “for your consideration”). These links tend to go dead shortly after the Oscars / the Emmys. Check in during fall/winter for the year’s best feature screenplays and in summer/fall for the year’s best television scripts.
Film and TV Scripts
- TV Writing (THE BEST COLLECTION. check the homepage for the latest additions)
- TV Calling Script Library
- Shore Scripts (a collection of show bibles)
- Star Trek Minutiae (every old Star Trek show and movie script pretty much ever)
- BBC Writersroom
- Script Reader Pro (ten great scripts in five categories: drama, comedy, action/adventure, thriller, horror)
Screenplays from the Last Ten Years
- Indie Film Hustle (broken into collections by specific screenwriters)
- Go into the Story
- Script Reader Pro (ten top scripts in five core genres)
- Daily Script
- Screenplays for You
- The Script Savant
- Horror Lair (some newer horror and suspense scripts, but mostly classics)
Not Finding the Script You Want?
- IMSDb has a lot of scripts in HTML format
- Make a request on the Screenwriting SubReddit (search first!)
- See if the script is published and buy it / check it out from your local library
- If you’re in New York, check the NYU Library
- If you’re in LA…
- search eight local collections (including some listed below) via the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
- visit the Writers Guild Foundation Shavelson-Webb Library
- check the Francis Howard Goldwyn Hollywood Regional Library
- check the UCLA Library Special Collections
- check USC’s Cinematic Arts Library
- check the Louis B. Mayer Library at AFI
Not sure where to start?
- These are the screenplays that the WGA considers to be the 100 best ever written, but unfortunately, the list doesn’t have any script links. Most of these scripts can be found online.
Are we missing a great resource?
- Let us know – lascreenwriterblog[at]gmail.com