As in various fields, the area of scriptwriting has its share of myths. Many times they act to dissuade, would be expert scriptwriters from demonstrating their capabilities to the world.
While you may have a great story to tell that could lead to an epic movie; you need to turn it into a fascinating material. Screenplay writing calls for collaboration with others. Be willing to make changes, if and when required.
In that, you don’t need to have total creative control over it. Even when you sign a release, it doesn’t translate into signing your rights away.
Though it is ideal to produce material that appeals to all demographics; it’s okay to narrow down your target audience. With the audience in mind, you can shape the development of the script. If you don’t have an idea of who the audience is; then, you have no business writing the script.
As long as you produce a film worthy material, you don’t need to have connections in the film industry to get it accepted. Though, sometimes painful, don’t bank on second reading if your script gets rejected, especially in the same company. You can still revise it, however.
Always remember to stick to the rules of writing and also formatting guidelines that apply in writing a script. The infographic below outlines the treasure map with unique secrets and detailed instructions for film script writing.