Two “So, What’s It About?”

In this chapter we’ll go over the most important aspect of your spec script: What it’s about (also known as its genre). We’ll zero in on which genres grab the attention of producers and development executives, which genres don’t, and why. From here, we’ll go into the six best genre types for novice screenwriters and what plot points each requires so that you can master the unwritten rules of this system to get your first screenplay green-lit.

The Genre You Choose Says a Lot About You

The stereotype about Hollywood is that it’s filled to the brim with wannabe writers (and this stereotype is completely true). But contrary to popular belief, most of these wannabes are actually good at writing and the majority of them ...

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