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12-14-2010, 07:20 PM
Download Shrek's Screenplay here. (http://monsonkingsanimation.com/myfolder2/SHREK%20Screenplay.docx)

12-15-2010, 07:32 PM

We need Ghostwriters/Screenplay writers for our project. We have an Animation film treatment of about 30 pages. We want you to convert it into a Screenplay of 90 minutes. The word limit is 13000 and it shouldn't be exceeded.

You can take the script of Shrek as a reference We've uploaded the Shrek screenplay so that you can download and take a look at it. The format should be similar.

We'll be paying $0.05 i.e., 5 per word.

Please submit your previous work or Sample. If you've written screenplay before, Send us the first 10 pages of your screenplay.
Writers/ Ghostwriters with sample or previous work will be considered only.

We are also looking for Co-Producers for this film. The Director and Creative Head of this film are experienced individuals from Hollywood. If you need more details, please Bid and send me a message.

If you have any questions, post it here or mail us at contact[AT]monsonkingsanimation[DOT]com
Thank you.

Monson Kings Animation


Genre - Comedy, Adventure.
Medium - Animation.
Language - English.
Duration: 90-92 mins.
Max Words: 13000
Director (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0413639/)
Creative Head (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0042325/)

I'm unable to upload the screenplay. So, I'm giving you a similar link. Use it as a reference.

Please note that we cannot consider anyone without any sample of previous or current work. You don't need to send me the whole screenplay. Just send me the 1st 10 pages. That will do.

Also, please mention your 'USER-NAME' of Absolute Write in your e-mail.

12-17-2010, 10:20 AM
email sent with sample

12-17-2010, 11:14 AM
First, is there be more information on your company and any other credits they might have produced? A website or a Facebook page, something?

Second, I'm kinda jumpy about three links to the Shrek screenplay. I'm not a lawyer, but I thinking that might lead to all sorts of unpleasantries for the owner of this site.

Mac H.
12-17-2010, 12:56 PM
Umm - I'm not trying to be rude .. but do you have any familiarity with screenplays?

If you have a budget of $650 than offer that budget - but trying to link it to the number of words is bizarre. Look at the first 90 pages of Shrek the Third - it comes out to about 17,000 words !

So talking about word limits is counter-productive ... do you really care how many words there are .. or do you just want a 92 minute screenplay to be written for less than $650 ?


12-17-2010, 02:03 PM
Hello Guys,

@BenPanced: We are a new studio and we don't have any previous credits. But our team is really skilled and have prior experience in production. What we have is a good story and a brilliant Director (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0413639/) and an awesome Creative Head (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0042325/). Our website is in development and will be ready in late December, 2010.

About the links, I don't think that the owners of this website will have any issues with the links. To make sure, I've already sent PMs to the moderators to check this thread. In fact, I mistakenly created two similar threads for the same topic. I didn't realized to write the 'price per word' in the thread title. So, I created this new thread and requested them to remove the old one which they did.

@Mac: I'm not talking about Shrek The Third. I'm talking about Shrek 1 because our Story, although original, is written along the lines of Shrek 1. Yes, I do care how many words there are as I don't want to exceed a max of 90 to 92 minutes. Well, I don't write screenplays but I'm a Character Animator and I really know what frame limit means. Eg: If you've watched 'UP', in the last scene where the dog jumps at the old man. The animator, who is one of my mentor 'Kevin O'Hara' really needed atleast 24 frames extra to really pull that shot. He requested the director but he got only 2 frames extra. So, you can understand how costly and crucial every frame is in a Production.

Secondly, we are a low budget production house and we cannot afford to pay higher than this amount unless the screenplay is brilliant.

Kindly please don't post anything if you don't want to follow the rules/ instructions that I've mentioned in my post.

Also, please mention your 'USER-NAME' of Absolute Write in your e-mail.

Thank you.


Mr. Anonymous
12-17-2010, 09:21 PM
I will be sending an email with a sample either today or this weekend.

Manuel Royal
12-28-2010, 05:44 PM
Sondeep, I really think it would work better to forget about the wordage, and just request a 90-minute screenplay, for which you have a $650 budget. I've never heard of screenwriters being paid by the word. It's common for lines or even whole scenes to be added or removed in the process of shooting and editing a movie anyway, so there's not much point in getting hung up on word count at the start.

Aside from that, somebody who wrote a 30-page treatment ought to be able to turn it into a 90-page screenplay himself. How did you come to be seeking outside help?

Is this the website in development for your company? Monson Kings Animation (http://www.monsonkingsanimation.com/)

Best of luck!

12-31-2010, 07:31 AM
Hello Manuel,

Thanks for your advise. If I get a few good sample of previous work from a writer, then I can pay him $670 to write the screenplay for 90 minutes without any word limits. :)

Yes, that's our website and it's still under construction. Hopefully it will be ready by the first week of January, 2011.

Actually, our team and myself together wrote the 30 page treatment with the guidance of our director. None of us believe that we are qualified to write a 90 minutes screenplay as we all are from different animation departments. I'm a Character Animator :). So, we would like to hire someone who knows his job well and can write a good screenplay.

Happy New Year,