Q: What is the right use of transitions in formatting your script? A: Transitions are used to indicate a special passage from one scene to another. In old Hollywood, “CUT TO:” used to be used to end every scene, but that is now considered bad form that wastes page space and clutters up reading the [...]
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Question: What is the proper use of parentheticals? They are to be enclosed in parenthesis, non-capitalized and used very sparingly and pertain only to the character speaking. Their right margin is 3 inches in from the right side and their left margin is 3 inches from the left side of the paper. Keep them short and sweet, no [...]
Dorothy’s journey to OZ is not unlike a writer’s journey to Hollywood. We need a little help from our friends; however, it’s critical to choose those who guide you wisely. After all, she had to stand in front of the Wizard and give the pitch of her life!
Patience is paramount when it comes to both getting a project produced and learning your writing partner’s habits. But patience can also be the killer of a project – a slow infectious cancer that will suck the energy out of your work and your soul.
Balls of steel aren’t the only things required on the road to production. Patience is paramount.