Whenever a script is submitted in the industry, it is passed off to a reader for analysis.
Yes, you may be a writer. You may even have a baseball cap and coffee mug that clearly states: “Screenwriter”, but whether you like it or not, you're also an artist.
There are a number of stages in the evolution of a screenplay, and each stage usually requires various drafts.
A screenplay is the literary expression of the story, characters, actions, locations, and tone of your film written in a specialized dramatic script format.
Perhaps the cardinal sin a writer can commit is to mitigate his intention for fear of offending.
There's no doubt about it. Filmmaking is exciting stuff. Working on a set, surrounded by the energy of a great production crew, collaborating with actors, setting up lights, lining up shots, calling out "Roll camera! Action!"
When I took my first airplane ride at the tender age of six (to Disney World), I was nervous. My father pointed out the window and said “see all those lights?