Hey guys! Instead of getting into an abstract discussion about the rights and wrongs of writing a spec (other entries already got into that) -- I propose something different just for fun (and for EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES). So if you’re cool with it, I propose working with the shooting script for TRAINING DAY which David Ayer originally wrote as a spec many years back (which is not available). So working with the version that is available -- this one: http://www.dailyscript.com/scripts/Training_Day.pdf -- I ask the following: If you had written this VERSION of the script as your spec and were sending it in today (2016) to be read by Joe or Mary Reader and you had zero feature screenwriting credits nor friends up the food chain -- before sending it in -- (being as this version contains some camera direction and director lingo) -- what would you change, if anything? What would be your reason for it? ------ PS: I sometimes feel that a spec screenwriter is a lot like rookie narcotics officer HOYT (Ethan Hawke) from the movie. He gets a lot of input on what he should or shouldn’t do to be a pro, but there comes a time when the line between right and wrong is either too thin or practically invisible. After all, as his training officer ALONSO (Denzel Washington) tells him, “the sh*t’s checkers. It ain’t chess”. Let's roll! Thanks in advance!