Wrong Way To Ask Someone To Read Your Screenplay – David Wappel

David Wappel, Screenwriter: Because the guy that approached me was pretty aggressive and it sounded like a bad idea…

Film Courage: If someone comes to you and finds out you’re a screenwriter and you know the industry and says “I do this other job in my life. I have this screenplay that I wrote. I know it’s amazing. How do I get it to the right person to get this made? I know this thing [script] is amazing. There is no doubt about it. Do you know any names that I can get this screenplay to so I can have it made?”

David: Is the question “Do I know any names,” because the answer would be “No.”

Film Courage: So there you go…that ticks off that box.

David: This exact thing happened to me at my sister’s wedding.

Film Courage: That’s weird? I was thinking about this last night. What if someone came to you…(Watch the video interview on Youtube here).

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