4 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Sending Out Your Script

You’ve perfected your pitch and edited your script to the best of your ability. Now’s the time to ask yourself, “Is your script ready to send to a producer?”

It’s never easy to determine whether your script is officially ready to be looked over by a professional eye. That’s why I’ve come up with four questions every screenwriter ought to be able to answer before they consider showing their script to a producer.

  1. What’s your story about? When I ask you what your story’s about, don’t give me a tedious list of plot points. Your answer to this question ought to be the message at the core of your script. But, more than that, your answer ought to be a part of your overall pitch and that shouldn’t last more than 20 to 30 seconds.
  2. What are you selling the audience? This question is similar to “What’s your story about?” You want to be sure that once you know the message of your script that you have a unique take on that message. You’re not the first writer to create a film about the strength of friendship. What sets your script apart from others with that same message?
  3. Do you have the right producer in mind? New and professional writers alike will often show their scripts to any producer who will listen. But whether a script is considered good or not depends on the taste of the producer. If your script is a comedy, don’t show it to a producer that specializes in horror.
  4. Is your story really unique? Ask yourself if you’d be able to change out any of the characters or the location of the story. If anything in the script is easily replaceable, then it isn’t as unique as you think and isn’t ready to be read by a producer.

 

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