The plot of your story is only half of the judging process during the 1st round; presentation is everything!
“People invest in character as much as they do in material.”
(Intro by Screenwriting Staffing’s Founder, Jacob N. Stuart.) I have been approached by a lot of screenwriters as of late seeking advice/guidance […]
Luckily he [Spielberg] and the folks who run his company responded to it so we hired a showrunner named Greg Walker and by the end of July we were pitching it to nine different places before we ultimately sold it straight to series at CBS, on my 40th birthday. It’s been a blur ever since.
“Every writer is a frustrated actor who recites his lines in the hidden auditorium of his skull.” ― […]
“To be fair, I think the British Film Industry is more aware of this than Hollywood which is possibly why there is growing interest in screenplays written by people of a certain age. Something which brings me nicely back to my previous point about experience and authenticity.
Personally, I’d be more than happy to carry on writing within the ‘age’ genre for as long as someone would want to employ me.”
When a writer clearly understands what it takes to film a screenplay, a writer begins to re-shape the content in their screenplays.