Hello, dear writers of the world! This is from a post I did on my first blog for writers about 7 years ago, but as I was about to write about things that go wrong in scripts today I came across it so I'm sharing it here as everything still holds true!!
I used to be a script reader for the studios---in other words, if it didn't get past me, it didn't go anywhere.
My biggest issues when reading scripts are:
STORY There needs to be a story-period. It has to have a strong beginning, middle, and end.
No amount of special effects is going to help that no matter what Disney, Sony, and other big studios show you. It's one of my biggest pet peeves when people tell me they love a film and I ask them why and they say the 3D was awesome, or the FX were awesome.
Why are you telling this story?
What are you trying to say?
Why is this important to you?
Ask yourself these and more questions, and then you should have a good story....