Watch TV SPEC Reading of IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA in April 2012

This “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” script that focuses on food and weight loss. Mac and Dee run a fitness program at Mac’s alma mater, while Frank and Dennis train Charlie for an eating competition.

Performed at the old National Film Board Theatre in downtown Toronto. The festival has changed a lot since this reading.

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Watch IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA “Mac & Dee Cure Childhood Obesity”:

By Matt McManus
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This “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” script that focuses on food and weight loss. Mac and Dee run a fitness program at Mac’s alma mater, while Frank and Dennis train Charlie for an eating competition.

Performed at the old National Film Board Theatre in downtown Toronto. The festival has changed a lot since this reading.

CAST LIST:

MAC – James Lafazanos
DENNIS – Nate Callens
CHARLIE – Patrick Fraser
DEE – Leanne Bishop
FRANK – Scott McCulloch
VARIOUS MALE – Andy Bridge
VARIOUS FEMALE – Amy Slattery
NARRATOR – Becky Shrimpton

Watch Classic TV Screenplay Reading of HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER

This is a reading performed at the old National Film Board theatre in Janauary 2011. The event has drastically changed since then, so it’s fun and also a bit hard to watch. In 4 years the video has garnered over 24,000 views online with comments ranging from “Very cool” to “This is bull****”

Watch TV SPEC Reading of HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER “Defending the A-Team”

This is a reading performed at the old National Film Board theatre in Janauary 2011. The event has drastically changed since then, so it’s fun to watch but it also tells us how far we’ve come. In 4 years the video has garnered over 24,000 views online with comments ranging from “Very cool” to “This is bull****”

Screenplay written by by Sasha Mervyn:
http://www.wildsound.ca/sashamervyn.html

When Lily can’t shake a clingy friend, she takes the gang’s advice and tries to scare the girl away. Meanwhile, Marshall reveals his deep-seated fear of the A-Team, and Ted, Barney and Robin have a little fun at his expense.

CAST LIST:

TED – Sean Kaufmann
BARNEY – Oliver Bailey
LILY – Freya Ravenbergen
ROBIN – Natalie Kulesza
MARSHALL – Rob Reimer
OLDER TED/NARRATOR – Gabriel Dumas
STACY/VARIOUS – Kate Werneburg
MR. T – Bubba
NARRATOR – Kristi Stewart

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Watch the Best Scene Performance of CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM

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Watch a Best Scene from a CURB screenplay by Chris Agnew

SYNOPSIS:

The shenanigans of Larry and Leon in this best scene from a Curb Your Enthusiasm Spec.

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Becky Shrimpton
Larry – Peter Nelson
Leon – Peter Bent
Ms. Kotchery – Michelle Lecky
Patricia- Mandy Mclean

Get to know writer Chris Agnew:
Best Scene from CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM Spec by Chris Agnew (plus interview)

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Watch TV PILOT Reading of GOTHAM NIGHTS (Batman’s Robin)

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Watch GOTHAN NIGHTS (Dick Grayson) TV Pilot Reading by Adam Kennedy

SYNOPSIS:

The series follows the journey of Dick Grayson from average student to Robin to Nightwing. In the pilot, Dick, an acrobat during the summer with his parents, begins school at Crestwood Academy, a prestigious private school just down the road from the shuttered and mysterious Wayne Manor. A scholarship student, he is quickly labeled “the circus boy” and is publicly humiliated by the school jock. Offered the chance to get even, Dick gets into an unexpectedly dangerous situation that ultimately puts him on a collision course with destiny.

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Becky Shrimpton
DICK GRAYSON – Scott Clark
BARBARA GORDON – Taylor P. Martin
PAM ISELY – Grace DeMill
WAYLON JONES – Jermaine Q James
MICHAEL MARONI – Steve Shand
BRIAN ROGERS – Brandon McKnight
ALFRED PENNYWORTH – Joe Cote
HUGO STRANGE – Denis Germain

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TV SPEC Performance Reading of FAMILY GUY Show by Dave Chan (plus interview)

I think WILDsound is an outstanding festival. To have your work read aloud and showcased on the internet is amazing! And the folks who run the festival are super cool. I had a very full plate at one point this year, and they were very patient and encouraging with my rewrite submission.

Watch the Performance Reading of FAMILY GUY “What The Phuc?!”:

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Lorry Ayers
PETER – Adam Martignetti
LOIS – Marsha Mason
STEWIE – Dan Cristofori
BRIAN – Allan Brunet
CHRIS/PHUC – Geoff Mays
MEG – Victoria Kucher

Matthew Toffolo interviews winning television writer Dave Chan:

Matthew: What is your TV SPEC about?

Dave: Peter Griffin must find a way to get back his foreclosed house when Lois threatens to leave him for good. Meg falls in love with a new student at school who doubles as a heroin drug lord, and Stewie corners the market on Cheerios by pushing the popular breakfast cereal to addicted toddlers.

Matthew: Why does this script work and fit into the context of this TV show?

Dave: Much like the show, Peter’s foibles typcially land him and his family in trouble, but in my spec script, I also wanted to give Meg a strong B-story. Since she usually gets less attention on the show, I thought it would be fun to explore her character on a more emotional level. And as in a lot of the Family Guy episodes, I wanted to intertwine the multiple storylines and have them resolve and tie in with each other at the end.

Matthew: How long have you been writing stories?

Dave: I’ve been writing for about 10 years now. And I’ll never stop learning…

Matthew: What movie have you seen the most in your life?

Dave: Tough pinning it down to just one: The Shawshank Redemption, Unforgiven, Goodfellas, Raising Arizona, and Highlander.

Matthew: What artists would you love to work with?

Dave: Too many to mention! But here’s a start… Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Sam Rockwell, Susan Sarandon, Kristen Wiig, Will Ferrell, Martin Scorsese, The Coen Brothers, Woody Allen, Quentin Tarantino, Vince Gilligan, Jerry Weintraub, Bono, et al.

Matthew: How many stories/screenplays have you written?

Dave: I’ve written and co-written several sketches, TV specs, pilots, shorts, and feature-length screenplays, primarily comedies or crime-dramas.

Matthew: What motivated you to write this screenplay?

Dave: I have a very crazy sense of humor, so a Family Guy spec was the logical choice. I love the show! And I immediately had in mind what I wanted to write about. The stories were all very clear to me. I just had to get them down on paper.

Matthew: Describe your process; do you have a set routine, method for writing?

Dave: I don’t really have a routinized process, but I can write any time of day. Location is more important to me than time. I’d like to know that I won’t be disturbed when I write. When I get into a flow, and I’m in the zone, I’d like to ride that wave as long as I possibly can. Being in a place like a cafe or a bar surrounded by background noises can really help my writing. Then at other times, it’s a pleasure to write at two in the morning when everything’s quiet. Inspiration can come from anywhere at any time, and I love that about writing!

Matthew: Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Dave: Besides film and TV, I love to travel — trying new foods, meeting new people, speaking new languages! I just love the process of learning and keeping my mind stimulated. Interval running is great also, but patellar tenditis isn’t. I don’t run anymore.

Matthew: What influenced you to enter the WILDsound Festival?

Dave: I think it’s an outstanding festival. To have your work read aloud and showcased on the internet is amazing! And the folks who run the festival are super cool. I had a very full plate at one point this year, and they were very patient and encouraging with my rewrite submission.

Matthew: Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

Dave: Wow. I’m definitely no authority on writing, but from my own personal experience… and please forgive the cheese and corn… Do NOT be afraid to fail. It’s the fear of failure, and not failure itself, that holds us back from achieving success. Let your ideas flow out when you write the first draft. It’s okay for your first drafts to suck. In fact, it’s normal. That’s what rewriting is for. And that’s when you should problem-solve.

Write with your heart. Rewrite with your head.

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TV COMEDY SPEC and TV SITCOM PILOT FESTIVAL – SAVE $10 Submit by June 20th

FULL FEEDBACK on your TV Scripts from our committee of Professional TV Writers, TV Production Heads and TV Script Consultants. Get your TV script performed by professional actors at the festival.
SUBMIT your COMEDY SCREENPLAY TODAY and SAVE $10

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FULL FEEDBACK on your TV Scripts from our committee of Professional TV Writers, TV Production Heads and TV Script Consultants. Get your TV script performed by professional actors at the festival.

SUBMIT your COMEDY SCREENPLAY TODAY and SAVE $10

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Watch Winning TV PILOT Performance Readings:
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Watch Past Winning TV PILOT Reading: UP COUNTRY MOTORS:

Watch Past Winning TV SPEC Reading from NEW GIRL TV Show:

Watch Past Winning TV SPEC Reading from MODERN FAMILY TV Show: