Importance Of A Screenwriting Deadline by Barrington Smith-Seetachitt and Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn

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Film Courage:  I am going to take something a blogger said.  I know it’s different from what you’re doing with your screenplay.  I read Jon Westenberg’s posts on Medium a lot and one of his latest blogs from the other day was ‘My secret to publishing every single day: stick to three drafts’ and he says…well here are his tips “I only allow myself three drafts on any blog post.  This rule stops me from chasing perfection.  It stops me from second guessing, it makes me think carefully about what I’m doing, it stops me from rambling pointlessly.”  I know three drafts for a screenplay is different but are there certain rules where you say “I have to stop revising this?”

Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn:  We stop when we’re on deadline. [Laughs]

Barrington Smith-Seetachitt:  There is always that point from before we have to turn it in and then you just back engineer.  And you’re like “Okay, here is where we are going to have to turn it in.  So here is where we’re going to have to send it to my mom to spell check…”

Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn:  Or somebody!

Film Courage:  Whose deadline are you working from?  Who is looking at it?

Barrington Smith-Seetachitt:  Well the deadline that we’re looking at right now is the DreamAgo deadline. And that is after we finished the Switzerland process they gave us all of these notes because they chose our script because it was awesome (clearly) but they also chose our script because they feel it has the potential to be more awesome.  And so they give you a lot to do…(Watch the video on Youtube here).

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