Script Readers play a crucial role in the film industry, often responsible for determining whether a script is even looked at by a producer or development executive; yet those accountable for reading can be on the first rung of the industry ladder and have had little or no training for the task.
This user-friendly 'how-to' guide written by one of the UK's leading script analysis specialists, lays bare the process of analysing film scripts. This is invaluable to anyone looking to work as a script reader, anyone who wants to work in development with writers, and for screenwriters themselves who are seeking guidance on how the industry might respond to their work.
An essential reference tool, the book includes information on:
How to write a brilliant script reportStorytelling and screen genresTreatments and other short documentsWriting clear and detailed analysis of the craft of storytelling for filmBest practice in reading and reporting on scripts
It also includes a full Resource Section listing useful print and online publications, organisations and associations.
'It is such a worthwhile read' - Lucy V Hay - bang2write
'Lucy Scher seeks to explain the skills needed to take on the vital role of script reader in the film industry' - Kamera Film Salon
'An ideal reference tool for anyone considering a career as a script reader or in film development' - Moviescope