Giving notes on writers’ scripts is an essential part of a script editor’s job, and the creative process as a whole. It can also be a delicate procedure. Here, we’ve put together a comprehensive list of dos, don’ts and tips to help you work well.
Our John Yorke Story for Script Development students are always full of questions, so writer and guest tutor Justin Young came along to answer some of them. In this, the first of three sessions, he explores how to make use of script editors’ notes.
Chelsea Morgan Hoffman, tutor on John Yorke’s Story for Screen online course, takes questions on 5-act structure, how to perfect a professional outline and how your themes might change dramatically throughout the writing process.
In our exclusive forums students share their work, receive feedback, and can ask the tutors questions. A Storytelling for Screen (Drama) participant was having trouble perfecting the treatment for her script, and, as always, tutor Chelsea Morgan Hoffmann responded with some truly elucidating advice. Read on for a sneak peek of what students on the courses can expect.
You’ve perfected your first spec script and are ready to send it out to production companies. Congratulations on a huge achievement. So what’s the process? How do you get your work read and your talent noticed? Here, we explore the steps an aspiring writer can take towards success.
Feel like you’ve written the next Citizen Kane, but no one seems to care? In the second of our Q&A sessions, students on John Yorke’s Storytelling for Screen course chat with tutor, director and editor David Roden, learning inside information on how to get their work noticed, the pitfalls of writing something that seems that little bit too familiar, and why you should stay on your script editor’s good side.