Get Help
Skip to Main Content

Film & Television

Research Guide for Film and Television

Find Scripts Online

Find Scripts in the Library

Our screenplay collection:
There are approximately 1000 screenplays, including all the published ones in the Main Stacks and the online versions in the American Film Scripts Online database.  We also have a collection of photocopied scripts, from well known films as well as LMU School of Film theses.


LMU School of  Film and TV student theses and a collection of photocopied screenplays on Reserve.
Our photocopied script collection (film and television) is to be used in the library only.  The checkout period for these scripts is 3 hours.

To search for a screenplay:

Search by Subject:  

All screenplays are arranged alphabetically by title. Find the title you want and click on it for the location.

If you know the specific title:

 Search by film title or screenplay author:

The screenplay is indicated by the words Motion Picture in parenthesis or screenplay after the title. For example:

Graduate (Motion picture) : Henry, Buck; RESERVES-Circulation Desk: AVAILABLE  

The graduate : screenplay : Henry, Buck; RESERVES - Circulation Desk: AVAILABLE 


For published screenplays, the location will say Main Stacks:

Author: Wilder, Billy, 1906-2002
Title: The apartment; and, The fortune cookie: two screenplays / by Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond
Publisher London : Studio Vista, [1971]
MAIN STACKS  PN1997 .A59 1971  Nearby on shelf  AVAILABLE