From ‘Pass’ to ‘Recommend’: What the Readers are looking for in your Scripts

Room: A201

moderated by Lucy V Hay

From ‘Pass’ to ‘Recommend’: What the Readers are looking for in your Scripts image

The first hurdle to leap when getting your script into the hands of a producer is the reader, and despite what you might think, readers’ priorities do not include launching you as the next great screenwriter.

Indeed, they are often tasked with only sending the cream of the crop to their bosses. So what can you do to move your script from chaff pile to the wheat ‘recommend’?

Our panel of professional script readers will give us their insider tips, advice and strategies for navigating your way through the gatekeepers and into the hidden fortress of screenwriting success.

  • Choose projects to generate the most interest from those in the business.
  • Develop the necessary skills to impress readers, both on the page and off.
  • Be the sort of writer who readers have NO CHOICE but to pass up the chain.
  • The common pitfalls so many great writers fall into and how to avoid them.

Great writers generate great writing, but a quality script is only a fraction of what you need to enter an industry in such a competitive environment.

In this session you will expand your skills beyond putting words on the page.

Appearing in this session

Lucy V Hay

Lucy V Hay – Script editor | Bang2write

Bionic blogger, script editor and the voice of new writers!

Legendary for her enthusiasm and knowledge which she shares with her community at Bang2Write. Core member of the LSF team.
Lucy V Hay