Ten Things To Do
Before You Submit A Script
By Ted Hope
There’s a whole lot more than ten things I could say on this subject. And this list is NOT a top ten. But people always wonder why certain scripts get acquired or developed, and others with similar content never touched; I would say the former’s filmmakers do most of the things on this list. You really only get one chance. “Getting feedback” will kill your script for the immediate period — at least with the company you are submitting it too.
Spend the time now to get it right and understand why you need to be the one to tell this story at this point in time.
1) Cut at least another 10% of the script. Even when you think you are finished, there’s always an...