So you’ve written a script. 100 gleaming pages of escalating tension, complex characters, and deep themes that will stick with a reader for years to come. But before that reader hits the final sentence and rushes your script on to their bosses, they need to read the first 5 pages. And it’s here the reader decides whether their next 2 hours is best spent pouring over your words or is better served reading the next script on the pile. Here are three ways to make sure your first impression doesn’t put your script in the trash.
#1 – The Title Page
The story may start on page 1. But your first impression is the title page. This is often the last thing a writer thinks about when putting together a script. You might be thinking to yourself, “how can I screw this up?