How to Write a great ScreenplayWriting a great script
Indeed, unless authors are among the few to receive one of only two Academy Prizes for the letter each year (Best Original Screenplay or Best Adapted Screenplay), other than the movie business, more than likely will never have an image of who the authors are. Perhaps the best scriptwriters work in an anonymous way, but what they are leaving behind is their very own futures, the distinctive "footprints in the dark" that will brighten the path for all who do.
Scripts are the fundamental tools of the TV and cinema industries. Irrespective of how spontaneously a TV show or a flick may appear, you can be completely sure that it was a screenplay. So what's the first move in making a great screenplay? Authors begin with a empty page and have to make a storyline, introduce themselves to the character and begin the long visualisation prozess that finally leads to a cinematic.
It will be a long and difficult road from the screenplay to the monitor. If this is the case, manufacturers, filmmakers, actors, product developers, writers, composers and many others will beautify and refine the idea by add layered character and storyline. They' re all going to interpret and improve the real one. It' been said that once you've signed a million words, you'll be selling your work.
"I had a customer who had written about 8 screenplays before he could write the script," says Ken Sherman (Ken Sherman Agency). The first screenplay he did had great and no storyline, and the next had an outstanding storyline and faint protagonists. "Obviously it is a hard job as a scriptwriter to gain glory and wealth that requires a great deal of endurance and time.
For an author to be able to work in this environment a certain attitude is needed, a strong conviction that what you do can make a big impact. Scripts are a way of written creativity. It is sometimes a need to talk about the state of man, to talk to those who have the same experience, the same emotion, or are affected and affected by the same histories.
One part of the author's task is to find the ideas that appeal to million and one. "Whoever has a great design, a great history and can do it is the perfect author. The most we see is on the bell curve, penned by smart men, and it's C- to C+," says Elliot Stahler (Kaplan Stahler Agency/Los Angeles).
Maybe we should just get them to come back with another screenplay. "One of these rarities happened in 1997 when Matt Damon and Ben Afleck received the Best Original Screenplay Academy Award for their Good Will Hunting work. One of the two men, Good Will Hunting, wrote the first screenplay, which turned out to be an extraordinary, moving movie about a 20-year-old MIT rebel caretaker with a photo-focused mind and an annoying lifehand.
Both Damon and Afleck confess that the screenplay was composed out of despair because both men were bankrupt and looking for work. Following the overwhelmingly successful run of the cinema, both actors/writers now sunbathe in the star and see no end on location. However, this is a rather unusual scenario that is not very common in the sector, especially with a first screenplay.
"I' m always aware that an author isn't very good if he/she won't tell me what his/she' projects are about because he/she thinks I'm going to rob the idea," Robin Moran Miller states. "Dear authors know it's not the concept, it's their vote. "A lot of those who like to write don't get enough when it comes to developing plotting, plotting or plotting patterns.
Many young (and not so young) authors have the feeling that nothing has harmed them. This is compensated by working from outside to inside, imitating tales or admiring authors. Just like comedians who try to study from other comedians, they ignore their most valuable resource - what the author has seen and had.
"Rima Greer (Above the Line Agency/Los Angeles) says, "What they want to see is a screenplay they've never seen before. There are unexplored scriptwriters, stage direction, producer, actors, cameramen, musical composer, first director's assistants (AD), artistic director, costumers, production manager (PM), etc.