I hand it out beforehand, so that the kids can write on it and note books that they are interested in. When I worked at the Public Library and was booktalking in schools, the top of the list had a map, a treasure map, showing them how to get to the library. Only one boy ever said that he was afraid to go to the library because he had to go through the neighborhood on the map where the dragon lives. Reading is an exercise, everything you read makes you a better reader.
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Script Magazine April 24, Selling a screenplay is no easy task. It is also one that is the most impossible to answer. Even if a script is percent perfect in every way, there are too many variables in the marketplace that are impossible to predict, anticipate or provide for.
In this respect, selling a script is pretty much a crapshoot. The first thing you can do is be realistic about the kinds of scripts that actually sell. Most of the spec scripts that get bought especially those that get bought for big bucks are for mainstream fare.
The more idiosyncratic films released by the independent companies usually originate with the creative people who make those films—an auteur director who has written his own script, a producer who has developed an original idea with a writer, etc.
These films do not usually originate with spec scripts bought on the open market.
When you are talking about mainstream, you are mostly talking about genre. The reason for this is simple.
In these days of skyrocketing production and distribution costs, producers are looking for a sure thing. This is why so many movies today are either sequels, remakes or adaptations of material that has already been successful in other mediums—i. From this perspective, original screenplays are at a disadvantage because they are, of course, original and, thus, an unknown quantity.
The way a spec script can overcome this stigma is to tell a kind of story with which the audience is already familiar.
Since, by definition in cinematic terms, anywaygenre material means familiar stories told in familiar ways, it immediately fits the bill.
Of course, the genre should be a currently popular one or a dormant one that has proved to be popular in the past and is ready to be revived. It is best to avoid genres that have been recently played out for example, Die Hard-type action films or that have proved in the past to be box-office poison i.
Mixed genres comedy dramas, dramatic comedies, horror musicals, etc. The whole appeal of a genre piece is that the audience knows what to expect. This unfamiliarity can cause risk-averse producers to shy away.
The next thing you can do is to fine-tune the various individual elements of your script to give them as much commercial appeal as possible: If you want to sell a script, you need to have a solid idea for a solid story. For example, a man gets bitten by a radioactive arachnid and gains the powers of a spider; a kid learns he can see dead people; an alien gets stranded on Earth.
Finally, make sure your premise is very, very clear. PLOT First of all, your plot should fulfill genre expectations. All stories in a specific genre have certain conventions or elements that are specific to that genre.
A problem—usually stemming from the differences between their two worlds—needs to arise between them, causing them to break up. Eventually, they need to realize how much they love each other and find a way to bridge the gap between them. Make sure that you work these elements into your script in some way either by employing them directly, twisting them or finding some clever way of subverting them.
The ABCs of Story: Plots, Subplots, and Sub-Subplots Next, your plot should have four or five solid set pieces that are appropriate for the genre in which you are working. For example, an action movie needs to have some really good car chases, explosions and duels-to-the-death; a slapstick comedy should have a bunch of side-splitting pratfalls, elaborate farce sequences and at least one good pie in the face.
The story should be well-paced— slow and boring gets you nowhere—and it should have a reasonably happy or hopeful ending.Unified English Braille (UEB) Click on the following links for more information on each topic.
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