5 Quick Ways to Get a Script Reader to Love Your Script

B. O'MalleyLast updated: Screenwriting

magician saying "Presto! You're an awesome screenwriter"

As Sun Tzu once said, “There are good screenwriters, and there are bad screenwriters.”  And while much of the difference between the two can only be measured with abstract criteria (such as “talent,” and “chutzpah,” and “originality,”)  the fact is, there are several key criteria good … Read More

How script readers can spot an amateur screenwriter

B. O'MalleyLast updated: Script Coverage 101

Your script has a lot of working parts — character, dialogue, conflict, action, theme, beats, acts… It’s a heady brew of elements. And that heady brew boils down into an awful lot of specific criteria that anyone reading your script will judge it by, whether you’ve sent it in to a script contest, or a script coverage company, or an agent, or studio, or a name actor.