5 Screenwriting Mistakes Beginners Make – Jim Agnew

Film Courage: What makes 99 percent of screenplays unreadable?

Jim Agnew, Screenwriter/Producer: I think it might be the story. Probably with every one there is a different problem but they all have problems because I’ve seen a lot of these but what you need to think about is the reader. They don’t think about who is reading it. The person reading it (they are a professional) has a stack of scripts sky high in their office so you need to understand that if you don’t grab the person in the first two-to-three pages and you hear this all the time but sometimes you even need to…(Watch the video interview on Youtube here).

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Jim Agnew is a director, writer and producer, known for The Capture (2017), Rage (2014) and Game of Death (2011). A former contributor/writer to Film Threat who played guitar for the Industrial Rock group Hate Dept. Jim has worked with such directors as Dario Argento and John Carpenter as well as Oscar-winning actors, producers and writers.


 

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