How To Write A Screenplay That Sells
Want to learn about how to write a screenplay that sells? Considering writing a screenplay, but you don't know how to write a screenplay that sells? Consider this, the more you know about the movie industry the more likely you can write a screenplay that sells. Learn as much as you can and then begin your project. The following steps will show you how to write a screenplay that sells.
- Write a solid story. The screenplay should have more than just a beginning, middle, and end. You must entertain your audience from start to finish. Regardless of what genre you are writing within, you must keep the audience glued to the screen dying to know what happens next.
- Write your protagonist as a strong hero. It is not necessary for your protagonist to be a comic book hero, but he or she should overcome adversity. Your audience must relate to this hero on some level. If your audience can relate to your hero, your chances of selling are much higher. Audiences want heroes that experience the same types of adversity they face on a personal level. The more real to life your hero is; the more believable he or she is to your audience.
- Present your antagonist early on in your screenplay. The audience needs to know what the problem really is for the hero. Do not, however, present your antagonist as being so weak that the hero can defeat him or her or even it in a short time. If the problem is solved too soon, your audience may become bored and walk out of the theater.
- Learn the market for the genre you plan to sell your screenplay within. Be original but know what sells and what does not. Consider contacting the production companies to research what they are looking for in a movie. Doing this research will help you write a screenplay that sells.