I’m a first-round reader for a film festival this year which means I’m working my way through a large stack of screenplays, television specs, and pilots. My tangible reward is a pass to the festival this fall. A festival I attended last year because I had a couple of scripts make into the second round and I wanted to go network and see what it was all about. A weekend that was amazing and fun and that I want to attend again (especially for free!).
The less obvious reward is the knowledge that I’m gaining. The past six weeks have been a crash course in scriptwriting, mostly what not to do, and will likely provide me with many blog posts. But the first lesson, the one that stands out above all the rest, is-
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