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Script Coverage

Posted in - Uncategorized on April 13th 2016 0 Comments 2014-03-08 15.56.54

Script coverage is the summary and analysis of a script’s plot and writing quality, used by agencies and production companies to track film and TV screenplays. Coverage consists of a number of elements. The first is a 1 to 2 page synopsis of the script’s story highlighting the main characters and events of the tale. …

Finding your editor

Posted in - Uncategorized on January 6th 2016 0 Comments 2014-03-08 15.56.54

“Just get it down on paper, and then we will see what to do with it,” said Maxwell Perkins, the revered editor of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, and Thomas Wolfe. If this sage piece of advice worked for them, it can work for you.

There are four kinds of editors:

1. Developmental editors …

Writing a book manuscript

Posted in - Uncategorized on January 6th 2016 0 Comments 2014-03-08 15.10.31

Naturally, it goes without saying that your final draft should be perfect in terms of spelling, grammar, and punctuation. It’s important to show the reader that you are a professional and know what you are doing in regards to the English language.

For the same reason, you also want to make sure you follow …

How to write a screenplay

Posted in - Uncategorized on January 6th 2016 0 Comments 2014-03-08 15.56.54

Just like every car has four wheels and two axles, each screenplay has the same basic structural parts – the nuts and bolts – to make it work. However, there is a huge difference between a two passenger Smart Car and a ‘64 Cobra 289. Both will get you to your final destination, but …

Script Readers

Posted in - Uncategorized on August 7th 2015 0 Comments 2014-03-08 15.56.54

Imagine… You’re a top screenwriter.

You’ve written a script.

It took a lot of time and energy and you want to know how to improve it and if it’s ready to send out.

What do you do?

Agents – when do you need one?

Posted in - Uncategorized on August 7th 2015 0 Comments 2014-03-08 15.10.31

Okay, so you’ve written something. You’re proud of it. You think you might want to get it traditionally published. You’ve heard about literary agents, but not how a writer finds one — or what kind of written works customarily need agents. Here’s how to determine whether you NEED an agent.

What is a “spec script?”

Posted in - Uncategorized on August 7th 2015 0 Comments 2014-03-08 15.56.54

A “spec script” is a movie written on “speculation,” which is to say it is written without a deal or sale already in place, and without being commissioned.

A writer isn’t paid to write a spec. She does it on her own time with the hopes of selling it to a buyer, or to use as …

What is Script- editing

Posted in - Uncategorized on April 13th 2015 2 Comments 2014-03-08 15.57.35

The first thing to understand is that a Script Editor is NOT – at least when they’re script editing – a writer. They do not write, or re-write. A script doctor does that. Instead they provide feedback, guidance, encouragement, or constructive criticism. They also manage writers – sometimes it’s their job to ensure that writers …

What is Copy-editing?

Posted in - Uncategorized on April 13th 2015 0 Comments 2014-03-08 15.10.31

A copy-editor makes sure that an author’s raw text, or copy, is correct in terms of spelling and grammar and is easy to read so that readers can grasp his or her ideas. A copy-editor also tries to prevent embarrassing errors of fact, alerts the publisher to any possible legal problems and ensures that the …