If you know that a producer could make a decision about your career on the first page, which page is going to show off your best work? I hope you just answered "The first page." Let me ask another important question, one that may be more important than any of the others above...
"When does a reader decide to read the entire script?"
A reader, assistant, Creative exec or producer sit down to read your script. They open it to the first page and begin reading. At what point along the way do they decide to read every word of that script?
The ending of a screenplay is not just about wrapping up the story. It should pay off the many setups that have been designed in the previous 90 pages, slam home the meaning of the theme, and create buzz after the audience has left the theater.
Your ending either sells a producer on your screenplay or it sends them off to read another. Make sure your ending is great!
The more effective your rewrite strategies, the better your script will be. In this two hour teleseminar, I will present strategies to make sure your next rewrite will be your best so far.
"It's the best rewrite class I've taken. I've taken three, one was 2 months, another 2 days and the third six weeks. I learned more high quality tools in two hours with Hal than all of the other courses combined." -- Kymber Yung