As someone who has worked as a Script Analyst for the past decade, I am often asked to provide useful tips for screenwriters. Mostly writers want to know what production companies look for in scripts. There is no easy answer for this and honestly, it changes very often. A Script Reader’s 5 … [Read more...] about A Script Reader’s 5 Essential Tips For Screenwriters
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I just saw Kim Cattrall mentioned in the news and it took me back to a long time ago when I did a rewrite of one of her early movies, "Mannequin." It was my first script doctoring job and I was in a hotel in Philadelphia, every night faxing the new pages to the studio in LA. where the head of the … [Read more...] about Screenwriting: Why Kim Cattrall got mad at me
I'm pretty skeptical about script contests as a way to further your career. There are success stories but I think they're the exception. So I was interested to read the view of Chad Gervich on the Script website. He says that winning a script rarely gives you the edge. He's been a judge in script … [Read more...] about Are screenplay contests worth entering?
One more question that helps you figure out if you're onto a "monster" idea instead of just a goodish one is, "Is it novel?" That's what Stefan Mumaw says in his book, "Chasing the Monster Idea." Of course nothing is totally new. Even the Bible says there's nothing new under the sun, and that was … [Read more...] about Screenwriting: is your story novel?