Ask the Expert: The Do’s and Don’ts of Screenwriting

“DO take pride in your work, making sure there are no typos or grammatical errors and that your script is formatted properly.  How you present your work is a reflection of you.  Always present yourself as a professional and be meticulous.  If you are sloppy and do not care about your work’s professional appearance, neither will your reader and it will wind up in the trash.”

Huzzah!  If every writer could tattoo this statement on their brain, the reader’s job would become that much more demanding.  Studios and agencies would be forced to re-open their reader departments.  Hundreds, if not thousands, of job opportunities would be there for the writer’s taking.  Why?  Because readers would no longer be able to toss a script within the first few pages due to ignoring the above statement.  And trust me, that would increase the amount of scripts read from cover to cover at least threefold.

Plus, this experienced development exec has many other DO/DON’T insights for you… so read on!

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