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Script Evaluation

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Contributed By Glen Berry

IMPORTANT CONCEPTS
  1. Wait until the script is ready.
  2. Know Yourself.
  3. Writing is Re-Writing.

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SUMMARY

  • Do not allow your script to go to production until all of the problems have been addressed.
  • You have to know yourself and know what feedback to incorporate and what feedback to reject.
  • No one puts words onto paper flawlessly the first time. Be hard on your idea and yourself and work through every aspect until it is perfect.
LESSON
Premises and Originality
Originality the most powerful weapon of the independent filmmaker, and the only way to beat Hollywood. Your best shot at distinguishing yourself is a creative, original script.
Story Structure
Getting started with the screenwriting process and three act structure. The development of script concepts and screenplay premises are discussed.
Character Development
Character and its role in the development of the screenplay. Protagonists, antagonists, the foil and anti-heros and the relationship to story in the screenplay.
Screenplay Formatting
The critical importance of properly formatted screenplays, how to adhere to that formatting and pitfalls to avoid when putting your concept into script form.
Script Evaluation
Questions to ask when evaluating your script, incorporating feedback and the importance of re-writing.