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The Script Reader’s Checklist: 60 Things That Will Land Your Screenplay in the Trash

7 March 2016

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The Script Reader’s Checklist: 60 Things That Will Land Your Screenplay in the Trash

If you ever manage to get your script in front of a script reader, you’re kind of lucky, but you’re also kind of screwed. Readers are notoriously known for dismissing scripts, tossing them for having a boring first paragraph, poor formatting, or less. (You really can’t blame them – they have to comb through hundreds of those things.) So, how do you better your chances of getting a pass from one of these gatekeepers? Well, maybe knowing how they judge each one would help.

During his time working as a reader for different L.A. production studios, Oscar-nominated screenwriter Terry Rossio compiled a checklist to help him better evaluate scripts, and decided to share it on his blog. They definitely will help you know whether or not your script is headed toward the trash.

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via: No Film School

Image Credit: AdoAnnis

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