Some writers complain that Ray Morton's script assessments are a bit harsh – that he focuses more on the negative aspects of their scripts than the positive. “Why can’t you be nice?” they ask plaintively.
You can't get past a script reader until your story impresses them. Asmara Bhattacharya gives you 36 tips on how to not irritate your script reader.
The third edition of 'I Liked it, I Didn't Love It' was recently released. Script caught up with Rona Edwards and Monika Skerbelis to discuss what's new in this edition and the world of filmmaking, in general.
When you sit down before the live read, accept there are flaws in what’s about to be heard. Understand it’s just words on a page and embrace the feedback to make your script better.
When would a writer ever ask to undo writing credits and cross their name off their first paid writing gig? When an exec gets involved, that's when.
We all want, need, crave validation. But when it comes to script coverage or a professional consult, expect some criticism. Be eager for it. In fact, be grateful. That’s where you’ll learn.
Since so many of you are currently toiling in supernatural or fantasy films, Ray Morton offers a few tips for crafting better cinefantastique.
HBO executive Chris Salvaterra discusses the business of screenwriting, offering invaluable tips for a successful writing career.
To get a screenwriting agent, your script has to be amazing. Don't approach feedback in a "lie to me" way. Demand honesty, even if it hurts.
Professional script reader Ray Morton details what a script consultant does for a writer and what a writer should never expect from a consultant. Learn the down-low of hiring a reader.