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#1 Robert G Andrews

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Posted 30 May 2007 - 04:18 AM

Currently I am writing a script for a film that I intend to start shooting next year and I wondered if anyone had any general advice.
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#2 Robert G Andrews

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Posted 30 May 2007 - 04:55 AM

...what do film companies normally do during the time that the script is being written, if anything?
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#3 Brad Grimmett

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Posted 30 May 2007 - 10:22 AM

These are REALLY general questions. I'm sure you'll get some good advice if you ask some specific questions, but I don't think anyone is going to walk you through the whole process step by step.
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#4 William A Chapman Jr

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Posted 30 May 2007 - 02:10 PM

Theres a book out called script to screen, I can't renember who wrote it but it got good reviews.

Edited by William A Chapman Jr, 30 May 2007 - 02:11 PM.

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#5 Bill DiPietra

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Posted 30 May 2007 - 02:21 PM

Theres a book out called script to screen, I can't renember who wrote it but it got good reviews.


Yup. You need to be MUCH more specific. Are you also the director? Are you going to sell the script or produce it yourself?

...etc., etc., etc.
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#6 Michael Palm

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Posted 30 May 2007 - 02:35 PM

Well, if you want my general advice. This is a good overview to understand what you need to do.
http://www.exposure.co.uk/eejit/

If you don't know screenplay format, check this out.
http://www.exposure....ript/index.html


Besides that, it all rests in your creation and idea.

Hope this helps you in whatever you are doing.
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#7 Josh Brokenbourgh

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Posted 30 May 2007 - 03:00 PM

Essential Book= "From word to image" By Marcie Begleiter

Read it.

Pre-pro
(red light)

Idea

Treatment

Script

Shot list

Storyboard / Location Scout

Cost Breakdown sheet

Budgeting

Schedule and deadline update every step of the way

Legal and Accounting

Hire trustworthy/knowledgeable crew

Table read, interview, and cast actors

Schedule post crew, equipment, catering

Innovation and Research

Lock locations

P.r. marketing pump

Website construction

Partnerships / Association

Contests / Award / Festival schedules

Create beauty boards, animatic

(yellow light)
Investor / Producer presentation

Secure and disperse funds

(Green light)

Production
Shoot - this is also necessary

Post
Cut

(red light)
Show producer / Investor

Negotiate

Wait for traffic and don't hit any pedestrians (or skaters please, thank you)

(yellow light)
Distribute

Fail

Succeed

The point is everybody does it differently. It depends on what hats you want to were. If you want to see a vision come to life that represents life itself then you must know your vision so well that confidence is not an issue, only time, money and attitudes are. If you have money and you want to make money sell used cars.

Study the masters, choose your favorites, use what you know, don't forget life (or your betters).
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