Lesson 6 - Act One
Time to turn in your first act! The first act is the most important part of any screenplay. Your first act is what is going to sell your film. Hollywood’s a dog-eat-dog world. If your first act isn’t great, whoever’s reading it will stop reading. It’s that simple. You need to have an amazing opening to keep the reader/buyer/producer/whoever interested.
During this lesson, you will get to meet with a professional screenwriter who’s been in the business for years! He/she will help you to perfect what you’ve already written, and also offer constructive advice on how to move forward. You might be missing an extremely simple plot mechanic that someone with more experience would easily see, or you might be over-writing. It’s amazing what a seasoned, professional screenwriter will notice. You’ll be glad you had a chance to sit down with this person after you hear their insights.
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