Ashley Scott Meyers has a great article up at the moment about how he can tell if a feature script is marketable or not , just from the logline. I completely agree with Meyers. After all, without a potential audience — niche OR mass — we might as well be shouting into the wind. No one sets out to write a script that will not appeal to an audience. However, when I push said scribe for WHY their script is marketable, I frequently get one of six replies, which are:. If you want to know whether your script idea appeals to an audience beyond yourself, you need to actively find out.
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Articles published under the WhatCulture name denote collective efforts of a number of our writers. Go Team! Chances are that you know somebody who constantly bangs on about that "awesome screenplay" they're working on - that elusive project they pour all their spare time into, with hopes that one day they'll go from office drone to award-winning writer. Oh, that's you? Truth is, the odds that such a thing will ever happen is minuscule, because everybody and their mother has sat down and attempted to pen a script at some point.
SUBMISSIONS INSANITY: Want to Sell? Your Spec Screenplay Needs To Be Marketable
I was a recently a guest on Breaking Into Hollywood , a weekly podcast hosted by a well-known Hollywood producer, Gary Goldstein who is best known for the film Pretty Woman. The topic was how to be sure if your screenplay is ready to be entered into the marketplace. Rather than my usual exercise, I thought it would be helpful to share some of the techniques we discussed
Every writer must go through all 7 phases to create and sell a screenplay. We put everything you need to know, do, and master into the steps themselves — so that each step guides you directly to the sale. Every project is unique, so story development should never be formulaic. But to turn any idea into a screenplay, the process is always the same.