Well, it was pretty much inevitable. Scriptshadow started off as a small intimate blog whose purpose was to review and make available recently sold spec scripts for amateur writers to study so that they could improve their own writing. Fortunately/Unfortunately, the blog has grown to a place where me posting scripts has become impractical. I’ve received enough legal urging to convince me it’s not worth the risk. As a result, from this point on, I’ll only be reviewing scripts and not linking to them.
I am, however, open to ideas if you readers have them. If you believe you have a way where we can still make these scripts available legally, I’m up for suggestions. Also, it should be noted that if you’re a resourceful person, you can find these scripts yourself online. There are writer’s messageboards and other places where you’ll discover people willing to exchange scripts with you. Google and perseverence are your best friends.
I’m sure that we’ll get the occasional go ahead from writers to include a link to their script, but by and large, unless someone comes up with an amazing idea, reviews will be link-free. I know this is terrible news. But my response is “Scriptshadow without links is better than no Scriptshadow at all.”