When it comes to writing a film script, it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of creating something new and amazing. But let’s face it, no script is perfect on the first draft. It’s like trying to make a gourmet meal with just raw ingredients, it needs some seasoning! That’s where the real magic happens and where great scripts are made.
So why does seasoning a script matter? It’s like the difference between a bland bowl of spaghetti and a mouth-watering plate of spaghetti carbonara. A script that’s been seasoned has that extra something that makes it irresistible to producers and directors. It’s been polished and fine-tuned to make it as compelling and marketable as possible. And when your script is ready, you’re in a better position to put together a solid marketing package and pitch it to the industry.
But where do you start with seasoning your script? Don’t worry, it’s not as complicated as you might think. Here’s a list of techniques that will help you take your script to the next level:
1. Partner with experienced and credited writers: These writers can offer feedback and suggestions on how to improve your script, and can help you to identify any weaknesses or inconsistencies that need to be addressed. It’s like having a personal taste-tester for your script.
2. Submit your script to film festivals or AI assessment platforms like Largo.ai or Publikum: This can give you an idea of how your script is received by audiences and experts alike. It’s like getting a report card for your script, and who doesn’t like a good report card?
3. Get advice from industry professionals and coverage through services like Scriptshark or by meeting industry professionals like reputable producers and directors: These people can offer valuable insight and advice on how to make your script more marketable. It’s like getting a personal recommendation from a Michelin star chef.
4. Work with a partner like Resonant Blue Studios to season your script: They can help you to put together a marketing package and take your project to market. By working with a partner, you can ensure that your script is in the best possible state before it’s submitted to the industry. It’s like having a sous chef for your script.
Remember, seasoning a script is an iterative process. It takes time, patience, and a willingness to listen to feedback and make changes. And just like cooking, a little seasoning can go a long way. So don’t be afraid to ask for help or take risks, after all, the best recipes are made from experimenting.
And one last tip, don’t forget to add some humor to your script, because who doesn’t love a good laugh with their gourmet meal?
Can we help?
At Resonant Blue, we specialize in helping independent filmmakers get their films made and then seen by large audiences. We have a team of experienced professionals who can help you develop a targeted marketing campaign that will get your film in front of the right people at the right time. If you’re ready to take your film to the next level, contact us today to learn more about how we can help.