I have 76 pages complete for my screenplay. I'm wondering if anybody knew if Producers or directors would be interested in working with a screenplay that's 80% finished. It could quite easily have the pilot made.
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No. There are too many finished, polished screenplays out there for someone to want to look at something incomplete. You are in the homestretch - finish it!
no. definitely not. finish it.
Don't just finish it, but ut it in a drawer afterwards, start thinking about another script or take time out for life and then go back to it. Now you're probably ready to make some changes... hopefully not too many, but after another 5-10 scripts, you may even want to toss this one out or rewrite it completely. Or, there's the small chance that it's gold dust. Either way, don't blow valuable contacts by jumping the gun. Believe me: that's invaluable advice.
Cheers guys I will, I have a love hate relationship with it and don't want to rush it as 'C. D Broughton' said I leave it for sometime then go back and start to rewrite bits. Feels like it's going to go on forever though.
Adam, I have a script that I've changed the opening almost thirteen times, and have only written 8 pages of it to date, (over a stretch of two years). I too have a love hate relationship with my work; however, I've got 4 completed features, and one of them, I wrote in 3 days. MY CONCLUSION... The best script coverage I've received to date came from the script I wrote in 3 days. My thoughts are that I'm going to finish that eight page frustration, because there has to be a reason why my thoughts are still attracted to a story line that I cannot surrender to. Who knows, maybe it's going to be a hit when I'm 50?
Adam, Sometimes it's best just to get the bugger done so that you can go back and see what components work and decide if it's even worth rewriting. Unfortunately, you'll never decide this if you're nit-picking the minutia on pages 2, 13 and 46. Yes, I know that some people advise against "vomit" drafts, but then, it's easier to look at a bigger picture and see what needs to be changed to make it work than it is to look at something incomplete and wonder what if...?
Thanks guys! I will finish this, I hear one of the best ways is to set yourself a deadline otherwise it will never happen.
No legit producer will even consider it unfinished. Any professional screenwriter will not approach a pitch without a complete script. So my advice, for what it is worth, is to finish the script. If you need help on it there are a lot of writers here who will be willing to give you a hand.
I've toyed with that idea of collaborating, Cecil but I've done so much on my own I think why stop now. It's my first screenplay, I think it's looking good have you seen my short film I made for it? http://youtu.be/ecX9eHs1-58
I will take a look.
Not bad, great effects.
Thanks Cecil I made that with no budget and filmed the scenes using my IPhone.