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The first Script Frenzy took place in June 2007 under Program Director Kristina Malsberger , during which participants aimed to write 20,000 words of a screenplay or stage play. Unlike NaNoWriMo, participants were allowed to write with a partner; like NaNoWriMo, beginning with previously written works was forbidden.
The next year the event was moved to April, and Jennifer Arzt took over as program director. The format of the event was also changed: all scripts were allowed, including those based on previous works, and the goal changed from 20,000 words to 100 pages. These rules remain in place to this day.
In January 2011 Sandra Salas replaced Jennifer Arzt as the Script Frenzy program director.
In June 2012, the Board of Directors voted to end Script Frenzy  . The OLL team is currently looking into a way to keep the Script Frenzy resources available. Additionally, a Script Frenzy forum will be available on the NaNoWriMo forums for participants to keep in touch.
Script Frenzy writers started from scratch on 1 April. They could write alone or with one partner to reach the 100 page goal. They could also do as much planning as they like before the start of April but were not allowed to start writing before the beginning of the month. No scriptwriting experience was necessary to participate in Script Frenzy, as the site provided resources to learn the basics before the challenge begins.