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It can be applied to all walks of life. We've explored the literary mind of Stephen King and the brilliant mind of Albert Einstein and have found words of wisdom to live by in Hollywood and beyond. Now we go to the far reaches of space. A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away.
During our exploration, we found now iconic words of wisdom to live by in our screenwriting journeys. What can we learn from Jedi masters, a scoundrel turned hero, alien beings, droids, a farm boy from the desert planet of tatooine, a princess, and beyond?
Don't get cocky" - Han Solo You've finished a script and your friends and family have read it and said that it's brilliant and Hollywood would be foolish not to buy it.
You've won a screenplay competition. You've had some traction in your screenwriting ventures with some emails, calls, or meetings with the powers that be. This is all great and you should be proud.
If you're in search of representation and you come across anyone that asks for money upfront, remember what Admiral Akbar said upon the Rebel attack of the Second Death Star when he realized that they've been had.
Representation makes money when you make money. There should never be any upfront costs to attain their services. Then and only then. It's hard not to be cynical, given the odds against you and the constant rejection that you face.
However, you must keep the faith. If this is really what you want to pursue, you can't lose that faith that someday you'll see your name up there on that big screen. Keep the faith or the Dark Side will come calling. However, screenwriters are not directors or cinematographers, thus, they shouldn't be injecting the screenplay with technical camera direction, angles, etc.
It infuriates the studio reader because it slows down the read of the screenplay and it's a waste of time anyway because, Force willing, if the screenplay goes into production the director and his crew will decide where the camera goes.
Odds are against them ever being able to get their scripts read, to get their scripts bought, and to get their scripts produced. But remember that the likes of Quentin Tarantino, Aaron Sorkin, Shane Black, Joss Whedon, filmmakers like Steven Spielberg, and yes, George Lucas even -- and pretty much every screenwriter and filmmaker we cherish -- had all odds against them when they first started out.
Forget about the odds. Just go write some engaging stories.
You're writing or rewriting your script. You read the pages over and over and something is telling you that this certain line of dialogue, scene, sequence, or character isn't working.
However, you're attached to them because you spent a long time writing them. You then try to convince yourself that they work but every time you go back and read through the script, you've got a bad feeling.A screenplay, or script, is a written work by screenwriters for a film, The Nicholl Fellowship, a screenwriting competition run under the auspices of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, The main difference is that TV scripts have act breaks.
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