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jlabonney
03-06-2007, 01:58 PM
I have written three scripts that are available for dvxuser members to use for SpyFest.

About myself: I'm a graduate from Boston University with a B.S. in Film and Broadcasting. I have served as a script-reader for Shoreline Entertainment. I am currently writing supplemental material on a project for a dvxuser member. I have written some material for websites.

About you: you can't write, don't want to write, or can't come up with a good idea for SpyFest.

All the scripts are original material and written to conform with Spyfest rules---all have the central character named Rob or Robin, are 5-6 pages long, and are R rating or below. Sorry, no hard-core pornography.

Additionally, they are written for locations and actors that you can get without massive set construction or spending a bundle. Basically they are generic locations like an office, a bedroom, street exteriors, etc. Also for the most part they don't rely on monstrously complicated special-effects, although you can get incredibly creative with them (views through binoculars and cameras, inserts and superimpositions, etc).

Here are descriptions of the scripts:
THE CHEATER - A private investigator is assigned to follow a husband suspected of cheating on his wife, but he finds out more than he bargained for. 5 pages. Dramatic, dry-humor.
ROBIN THE SPY - A bumbling spy takes on his first mission. 5 pages. Slapstick comedy, lots of fun with the name Robin. Does have a couple of special effects, gas exploding from a pen, a gunshot, but nothing extreme.
SPYING FOR FUN AND PROFIT - How the average guy on the street can use spy techniques. 6 pages. Mockumentary, explores a guy using pretexting/social engineering to get information and products. Breaks the fourth wall. * UPDATE - SPYING FOR FUN AND PROFIT NO LONGER AVAILABLE - IN DEVELOPMENT * 3/06/07 8:57 PM PST*Contact me through PM if you'd like to review the scripts for your possible use and I will email them to you promptly. After reading, if you'd like to make one of these scripts into an entry for SpyFest, it's yours for your exclusive use.

I'm happy to give them to you for free. You agree to make a good-faith effort to get the entry made, give me screen credit, and if you ever win a prize or otherwise get any money from the production of one of these scripts, you agree to give me a little taste. But basically I'm interested in seeing as many of them as possible made, I don't care about getting any money for these, I simply want to participate in SpyFest, just like you!

Also, if you have a concept you'd like developed into a script, contact me, I'll be happy to give it a whirl.

Please don't hesitate to contact me to review these scripts. They're for you! Should they be claimed by dvxusers, I'll update this thread to indicate which are still available.

I'm looking forward to seeing what you can do with them!


Thanks,


John LaBonney

Karl151k
03-06-2007, 10:52 PM
I'd like to make a note that script #3 is no longer available. I'm taking that one! Mwa Ha Ha!

On a slightly more serious note, John LaBonney is an extremely talented screenwriter. I've read a few scripts of his in the past and I have always been impressed. John has an amazing knack for writing dialog that is believable yet clever and developing a story that the audience will be engrossed in. It's obvious that those years as a script-reader have served him well, and his experience shines through in his writing. Even if you have no intention of producing these scripts as your Spyfest entry, they're worth a read just for the pure fun of it.

Aaron Marshall
03-07-2007, 01:25 AM
John,

I admire your artistic generosity. I might send my script your way to look over. If that's ok of course.

Michael Anthony Horrigan
03-07-2007, 05:38 AM
PM didn't seem to work?

I'm interested in "Robin the Spy"

Can I have a look at it please?

Thanks,

Mike

director@morecowbellpictures.com

Karl151k
03-07-2007, 12:52 PM
Presently JLabonney's DVXuser acct is acting up, so he asked me to relay the following message:

For some reason my DVXuser account is not letting me login, post or check my PMs. If anyone has sent me a PM regarding the script, please re-send it to this email address: karbonney@yahoo.com

The two available scripts are readable here, for those parties interested in them.
Robin the Spy (http://www.mediamax.com/jlabonney/Hosted/robin%20the%20spy.pdf)
The Cheater (http://www.mediamax.com/jlabonney/Hosted/the%20cheater.pdf)


I hope to get this matter resolved soon, but for now, my email is the best way to contact me. I'll be checking it regularly! Thanks everybody!

John LaBonney

John LaBonney
03-08-2007, 11:18 AM
I'm sorry for all the problems with my account which has slowed me up a little here. I've created this new account temporarily so I can post until I get my regular account reactivated.

Robin The Spy and Spying for Fun and Profit have been claimed by dvxuser members. I wish them the best of luck in making them for SpyFest! Thank you all for your interest.

The Cheater (http://www.mediamax.com/jlabonney/Hosted/the%20cheater.pdf) is still available.

If you would like me to try to write a custom script for you, I can try to put together something that would suit your needs.

Links to the claimed scripts are now password protected to prevent further viewing.

Thanks to Carleton for the kind words.

Regards,

John LaBonney
karbonney@yahoo.com

John LaBonney
03-09-2007, 12:41 PM
Hello all:

This morning another dvxuser has claimed The Cheater. All three scripts are now taken, and I'm very much looking forward to seeing them on the screen!

Unfortunately, due to problems with my jlabonney account (cough cough, ahem, admin notice me please) I am unable to edit the original post so I'm doing so here.

Best wishes to everyone entering SpyFest!


John

abalex
03-11-2007, 08:33 PM
Hey John!
Are you still available to work on someone elses ideas and turn them into a script?

I have an idea.

g.

John LaBonney
03-12-2007, 04:23 AM
Hey John!
Are you still available to work on someone elses ideas and turn them into a script?

I have an idea.

g.

Yes. PM sent. I hope I can be of help.

John