SCRIPTWRITING ANALYSIS - SCRIPT REPORTS AND EDITING
are starting-out on the scriptwriting path, you won't
need me to remind you of the hard work and isolation
it requires. You toil into the night, several nights
in fact, over a period of months, finally, your first
draft is complete. Excited, you send it off to all
the agents and producers you can muster. Several frustrating
months later, a letter arrives (if you're lucky);
it says, and I paraphrase: "Thanks. But, no thanks!".
It is devastating - I know.
read all your "How To.." books, visit all the screenwriting
sites on the net, and apply what you've learned to
your script in a major rewrite - it looks good, you
send it off again, but again back it comes - WHY?
scriptwriting is a technical discipline - let nobody
convince you otherwise. There are certain rules and
guidelines that all successful films adhere to (and
producers/agents are only interested in success).
Chances are, your screenplay wasn't even read past
the first page - I know, I have refused many scripts
on the basis of a first page. And, there are sound,
valid reasons why...
producers, and script readers read a script, they
are looking for somebody who knows the trade from
the outset - and this can be apparent from the first
page. They need to be convinced that you as a writer
know how to hook the audience, knows how to structure
a story that pulls the audience along from beginning
NOTE: Agents and producers have long memories.
If you submit an average script, your name will be
remembered for future reference. It is vitally important
to make a good impression with your first submission.
you are serious about your screenwriting career, and
wish to receive a detailed, constructive analysis
of your script - including editor's notes on its market
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