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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,
perfectly formatted,
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
it
#6 - You should explore many
avenues for “breaking in”,
including contests, offering
assistance, writing assignments,
etc.
#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
you.
#9 - People may offer
constructive criticism and sound
advice to your writing, but the
vision is yours. Stick to the visio...
#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 variet...
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Ten Points to Consider When Writing That Spec Script- by Geno Scala

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Geno Scala of The Script Mentor provides these are ten (10) tips to seriously consider before investing 12-18 months of your time in writing a spec script.

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Ten Points to Consider When Writing That Spec Script- by Geno Scala

  1. 1. Ten Points to Consider When Writing That Spec Script By Geno Scala “The Script Mentor”
  2. 2. #1 - You must write something worthy of being purchased, or with a fresh voice or style worthy of getting paid!
  3. 3. #2 - It must be unique, fresh, perfectly formatted, grammatically correct, and appealing to the masses.
  4. 4. #3 - You must write a perfectly constructed logline that highlights all of the elements, including the "hook”.
  5. 5. #4 - You must prepare an excellent query letter!
  6. 6. #5 - Develop a networking and marketing strategy and stick to it, spending time each day nurturing it
  7. 7. #6 - You should explore many avenues for “breaking in”, including contests, offering assistance, writing assignments, etc.
  8. 8. #7 - There are many ways to achieve your goal; your strategy may differ from others.
  9. 9. #8 - Develop your "cheers", "peers", and "rocketeers", and build that circle of trust around you.
  10. 10. #9 - People may offer constructive criticism and sound advice to your writing, but the vision is yours. Stick to the vision.
  11. 11. #10 - You have to be someone that others WANT to work with. Be polite and professional, and people will know you as such.
  12. 12. 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 shows. 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: thescriptmentor@hotmail.com

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