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Premises and Originality

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Contributed By Glen Berry

IMPORTANT CONCEPTS
  1. Story is the indie advantage
  2. Face down the empty page.
  3. Brevity is the Soul of Wit

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SUMMARY

  • A risky or unique concept is one of the few advantages an independent film has over a studio picture. You must embrace risk-taking and shun convention to be successful.
  • Many times, the most difficult thing is getting the first words on the page. If you have having difficulty getting started, put words and ideas down without worrying about structure or rules.
  • You must be able to crystallize the concept of your movie into a single, simple expression.
LESSON
Premises and Originality
Originality the most powerful weapon of the independent filmmaker, and the only way to beat Hollywood. Your best shot at distinguishing yourself is a creative, original script.
Story Structure
Getting started with the screenwriting process and three act structure. The development of script concepts and screenplay premises are discussed.
Character Development
Character and its role in the development of the screenplay. Protagonists, antagonists, the foil and anti-heros and the relationship to story in the screenplay.
Screenplay Formatting
The critical importance of properly formatted screenplays, how to adhere to that formatting and pitfalls to avoid when putting your concept into script form.
Script Evaluation
Questions to ask when evaluating your script, incorporating feedback and the importance of re-writing.