99 Percent Of Screenplays Are Ruined By Things That Shouldn’t Be There – Jeff Kitchen

Film Courage: We’ve been talking a lot about the unnecessary and how it kills scripts and you said how 98% (possibly even 99.5%) of scripts are totally unreadable?

Jeff Kitchen, Dramatist / Author / Founder / Consultant: It has to do with both storytelling and scriptwriting craft because a great story that is not stageworthy doesn’t work. In theater they have this term, they say It’s a great story but it’s not stageworthy. Yes, it sounds great around a campfire but we can’t perform it on stage in a way that will grip an audience. You can have the best story in the world but if it doesn’t work dramatically…(Watch the video interview on Youtube here).

 

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