Film Courage: Wendy, we had this comment come in a couple days ago on Youtube and the viewer asked “What should writers be concerned with when revising their second or third draft of something?”
Wendy Kram, Founder of Wendy’s LA4Hire: That’s a really good question because I know we all talked about a first draft but invariably the biggest part of writing your script is the rewrite, the rewrite, the rewrite. I think the biggest danger is…we’ll put it this way, the purpose and the benefit is that it’s going to get clearer and crisper and better and tighter.
So then the danger is when you lose sight of what your core vision is. Now there are two ways this can happen.
First if you’ve never had a strong vision to begin with then in each draft the goal should be to refine what that is and maybe the writer needs to do an outline first and be really clear.
And I recommend I think [Author] Blake Snyder has a very effective beat sheet that’s a useful tool. Again I tell writers that use it as a general guide and a general map but don’t feel that you have to adhere to “Oh, I’ve got to…(Watch the video interview on Youtube here).
About Wendy Kram:
Seasoned Film and Television producer, Wendy Kram, created L.A. FOR HIRE, a consulting firm for production companies, writers, directors and anyone in media and PR seeking Hollywood connections and expertise on how to get their project to the next level.
With over fifteen years of experience in the entertainment industry, Wendy has supervised and produced a number of award-winning motion picture and television films for companies including: Walt Disney Studios, Sony Pictures, Hearst Entertainment, Sandollar Productions, Granada Entertainment, CBS, NBC, ABC, USA, HBO, Showtime and Lifetime Networks. Credits include “Mad Money” with Diane Keaton, Queen Latifah, and Katie Holmes, the award-winning miniseries, “Sally Hemings: An American Scandal” with Sam Neill, and the romantic comedy, “Making Mr. Right” with Dean Caine for Lifetime Network. Wendy has a track record working with A-level talent, agents, filmmakers and executives.
As a native New Yorker who loves the city she grew up in, Wendy recognized a gap between many New York-based production companies and the Hollywood community. L.A. FOR HIRE was created to help fill this gap by providing a bridge between Hollywood’s key decision makers and companies in New York and other metropolitan cities around the globe.
Our clients come to us in order to help them navigate through the Hollywood system, where we provide insider knowledge and know-how that comes from our years of experience.
Advertisement – contains affiliate links
GIRL LOST by Filmmaker Robin Bain – tackles the very real issue of underage prostitution as told through the eyes of a wayward teen. Groomed by her own mother to work in the underbelly of Los Angeles, the young girl struggles to survive in this dark world. Stream GIRL LOST on Amazon Prime Video today.
AllCasting.com has created an easy-to-use platform that helps performers build careers in one of the most exciting industries out there. AllCasting.com lets you easily find auditions for the most coveted projects, while also curating educational and news content, guiding both performers and professionals through the entertainment industry.
There are days when New York City seems to open its doors to you and every single piece falls nicely into place supporting the dream that brought you to that big wonderful city. Then there are the other days…the days when those same pieces become ill-fitting sharp-edged shards ganging up against you and any goal you may have. Those are the days when the cruel heartless city itself seems to be conspiring against you. Those are the days you know you’ve been…New YORK’d. It WILL happen to you…