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I moved from NYC to LA in October, 2003. And though I still think NYC is the greatest city in the world, I'm truly loving life here in the City of Angels. I'm a writer, reader, and occasional picture-taker.

Friday, December 30, 2005

Got Scripts?

Okay, I know that none of you writers in LA didn't know that the Margaret Herrick Library is one of the great script resources out there (like that double negative?). You probably also know about the Writers Guild Foundation Library. Ever wondered if they had a specific script available for your reading pleasure?

Well now you can find out relatively quickly! The Motion Picture Scripts Database offers a searchable database of six area screenplay libraries. In addition to the Herrick and WGF, it also references the American Film Institute's (AFI) Louis B. Mayer Library, the Frances Howard Goldwyn Hollywood Regional Library (of the LA Public Library), the Arts Library Special Collection at UCLA's Charles E. Young Research Library, and USC's Cinema-Television Library (Doheny branch).

Some of these libraries have restrictions on access, but at least you can find out if they have what you're looking for. And as they say, knowing is half the battle. Then get on the horn or use some connections if need be to get in there.

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2 Comments:

Blogger MaryAn Batchellor said...

Well, if the double negative fits! And, it wasn't it GI Joe that said 'knowing is half the battle'?

7:42 PM  
Blogger The Moviequill said...

by the time they release the database openly so us poor schlubs in Schlubville can have access, I'll probably be out there and able to visit the library on my own....now the question is, is there nice apartments within walking distance of the library?

9:41 PM  

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