Ten Points to Consider When Writing That Spec Script- by Geno Scala
Ten Points to Consider When
Writing That Spec Script
By Geno Scala “The Script Mentor”
#1 - You must write something
worthy of being purchased, or
with a fresh voice or style worthy
of getting paid!
#2 - It must be unique, fresh,
grammatically correct, and
appealing to the masses.
#3 - You must write a perfectly
constructed logline that
highlights all of the elements,
including the "hook”.
#4 - You must prepare an
excellent query letter!
#5 - Develop a networking and
marketing strategy and stick to it,
spending time each day nurturing
#6 - You should explore many
avenues for “breaking in”,
including contests, offering
assistance, writing assignments,
#7 - There are many ways to
achieve your goal; your strategy
may differ from others.
#8 - Develop your "cheers",
"peers", and "rocketeers", and
build that circle of trust around
#9 - People may offer
constructive criticism and sound
advice to your writing, but the
vision is yours. Stick to the vision.
#10 - You have to be someone
that others WANT to work with.
Be polite and professional, and
people will know you as such.
As a veteran of the entertainment
industry, Geno Scala has spent
nearly two decades in the
Hollywood community in a variety
of professional capacities,
including as an Executive Director
of the 72nd Academy Awards. He
served in a similar position at the
Grammy, Soul Train and
Blockbuster Awards presentation
As owner of The Script Mentor, Geno and his team of writers help new
screenwriters from the all-important first ten pages, to comprehensive
screenplay review, analysis, and detailed marketing and network
strategies, including one-on-one SKYPE coaching.
The Script Mentor can be reached at: email@example.com