Tuesday, November 20th
University of California, Berkeley
Department of Film and Media
Why They Speed Date Then Toss Your Screenwriting Masterpiece
Many scripts fail within the first half of the first page or less. Others dig themselves a grave within the first ten pages. Either scenario causes the first level reader to lose interest and either drop it in the reject pile or skim through the rest of it. Both options spell disaster for your spec script and in many cases any further writing efforts on the writer’s part.
GLAAM Regional Gathering
You Think You Wrote A Blockbuster Screenplay?
Does the market care about what you write?
Hollywood Judges You On Your Looks
There is an expectation that must be met when a reader picks up your script
Your Screenplay Gets One Chance To Impress
Looks, adherence to writing conventions and crisp execution are seen before story.
Loyola Marymont University
LMU School of Film and Television
The First Page
The changing paradigm in the digital age
In this interactive presentation Stewart details why spec scripts get rejected in the first half of the first page.