Chapter 2

Fixing the Script

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FIGURE 2.1 Your script, like this building, is not quite ready to be shown.

SO YOU THINK THE SCRIPT IS READY?

You think your script is perfect. It’s wonderful, it’s awesome, you could shoot it tomorrow if someone gave you all the money for it. At least, that’s what I thought after I finished the second draft of Found In Time. However, this is rarely the case. Scripts are never really done, because their purpose changes over time. It’s important to craft your script to fit the needs of the moment, and spend some time on this even before you start your script analysis and breakdown work.

WHAT IS YOUR SCRIPT?

During the ...

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