How to tell a screenwriter that their script needs work

Telling a screenwriter that his script needs work isn’t easy. There are three immutable laws that govern screenwriting writ large: 1) Everybody has a script 2) Everybody is a critic 3) Some screenwriters aren’t quite good at handling honest feedback As screenwriters, we’ve all done “friend reads,” right? Me, despite doing script notes for a … Read more

Pass, Consider, and Recommend: What a script reader means when they give you one

In the late 1990s, I worked for legendary B-film maverick Roger Corman, who made Bucket of Blood and the original Little Shop of Horrors, and whose film company gave some of Hollywood’s greatest filmmakers their first shot at directing – Ron Howard, James Cameron, Joe Dante, Martin Scorsese – the list goes on and on. … Read more

To make your screenplay more marketable, ask these five questions…

If you’ve written a script, open up your script right now and turn to any page in the script.  Read the scene.  Then answer these questions below. Run every scene of your screenplay through these five questions, systematically, to find out if it can be improved: 1) Is the scene even necessary? If yes, go … Read more

Paid Script Coverage – How to Get the Most Out of It

I’ve been reading scripts and providing coverage for over a decade now, and I’ve seen a few screenwriters come and go without really maximizing their script coverage experience. So I thought I’d share a few quick tips. If you opt for paid script coverage from a service like mine, Screenplay Readers, here are few ways you … Read more

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