The Biggest Mistakes Screenwriters Make, And How To Avoid Them

Conrad Sun

What you’ll learn

As a literary manager, it’s my job to not only promote writers to the industry, but to also protect them from undesired scrutiny. You only get so many opportunities to bring your script to market, and if your script continues to fail at the same things, you may not get another chance for executives to read your material. In light of this, I asked dozens of executives what the most common mistakes and failures they saw in the scripts they passed on.

In this 90-minute webinar you’ll learn:

  • The most common note from executives
  • The Writers Room Test: How to test if your ideas on scene execution are captivating
  • The Actor Test: How to test if your characters are interesting
  • The psychology of the development executive
  • The importance of pagination
  • The difference between telling your story and selling your story
  • The difference between your VOICE and your POV
  • How to avoid unmotivated exposition and preserve your “exposition dollars”

At the end of the webinar there will be an interactive Q&A session.