What does a script editor really mean when she asks a writer to ‘dig deeper’? Caroline Young, tutor on our Story for Script Development course, reveals the truth behind script editor clichés – and what writers hear when they read ‘We’re so nearly there now.’
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.
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.