Advice 1: How to write a script

If you suspect that you sleep writing talent, and this suspicion is reinforced by the hundreds of scribbled pages, which is not placed in a Desk, it's time to think seriously about the format of your creativity.
How to write a script

It is reasonable to assume that a full-fledged artwork like "War and peace" you probably still couldn't handle it. Therefore worth their effort trying to write a script. The script is written easier than a novel or a detective, but it has a specific format and has a set of special rules that one should necessarily know. So, write a movie script. Yes, fines will not be. Scenario of corporate party or birthday – it's losers. We will now create full-length feature film. And suddenly buy Hollywood? However, if the "Columbia pictures" it will be a long time to think the scenario is not lost – you can easily adapt the script my best friend's wedding, because all scripts are actually written by the same rules.

The idea and characters

Books on screenwriting are usually advised to start with a General idea of the entire history, that is, with ideas. However, the idea is too global category. In addition, the head of a talented person is always swarming hundreds of ideas. Among this multitude to choose only one? There is a solution. Experienced writers suggest to start with the characters. Think of the main character. Think of it that gives it positive and negative qualities. Make sure that he was truly living the character. If this happens, you will not have time to notice as he is out of relationship with other characters – will appear beside charming heroine, and after that will not take long and the appearance of the villain. The relationship between the characters will be tied, braided, appears secondary characters, there are conflicts, possible solutions, and then close and before the occurrence of the main – the General idea of the film.


Of course, you are a great talent, but the material is not necessary to reinvent the wheel. Even those experimenters cinema like Fellini and Tarantino wanting to write a script, were forced at the time to stick with for a long time (since ancient times) invented standards. Standards scenario is a structure of three acts: exposition, plot development and climax and finally the denouement. Exposition (or introduction) should not take more than 10-15% of the total scenario. The task entry is to acquaint the viewer with the main characters and to voice their basic desires and aspirations, as well as to describe the initial problem that they were. A big part of the material will fall in the second part of the script will unfold, the main course of events. There will be new problems to introduce new characters right up until the point when the emotional tension of the spectacle reaches its maximum. No, max is not the end. It is the culmination. As a rule, culminates on the plot, very close to the final. Often it is either the disclosure of the great conspiracy, or the time of exposure of the spy, or, the return of his lost memory. But you need to leave a bit of space for junction, that is, description logical conclusion of the adventures of the protagonist and some philosophical conclusions about the whole story.

Casting rods

It would seem that the script came to an end. But you do not just decided to write it – need to sell! Manage to complete the story kind of hint at a possible continuation, because the producers are so fond of sequels...


Advice 2 : Where to send the script

Script writing is a specific genre of literature, which requires author's special skills. But even the most talented writer sooner or later face the problem of where exactly it can send your script for a further film adaptation of the latter.
A successful script must be implemented
The script suited the taste of the editors of the major film companies, the author must do everything to get his work consistent with the requirements of modern cinema. The writer needs to understand that his work is a detailed instruction to shoot, and it should therefore be created in accordance with all the rules of cinerella. To bring the script in order, author need to read the manual on screenwriting craft (or better – several). Modern filmmakers speak highly enough about the books of Alexander Mitta "Between hell and Paradise" and Linda Seger "Like a good script to do great."
Once the script meets all the requirements, you can begin to promote it. For a start the author need to create a request to the script, which must contain the following parameters: the name of the writer and their contact information, the name of the film, number of episodes (if we are talking about the show), the potential audience, genre, description, main characters, synopsis. The application should not exceed two pages, otherwise it just won't read.
In addition, the writer will need to protect your work and your copyright on it. You can register the script in the patent office or confirm the rights to the work at the notary, but it is recommended that when the author is no longer going to process it. Otherwise, a writer could publish his work on the Internet portals that protect copyright or If necessary, the writer will be able to prove their authorship of the script, referring to the information data portals. The portal differs from the others because here the writers share their experiences and reviewing each other's work.
Now need to get a whole list of film studios of the country in which the writer intends to publish their own work. Each Studio has its own editorial office, where staff are looking for talented script. The first step is to send editors a request, and if it catches their attention, send the script. The manuscript is not reviewed and not returned, so if it will not interest the editor, the author can not wait for a response.
In Russia and abroad quite often held competitions for writers, the winners of which get the chance to screen his work. Announcements of such events are published quite often on the forums dedicated to screenwriting. If desired, the writer could participate in such a contest, but there is no guarantee that the film based on his script would indeed be removed.
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