You’ve found the story you want to tell, you’ve researched the subject, come up with brilliant characters, purchased Final Draft, and put in long hours at the keyboard. You swelled with pride as you wrote “Fade Out.” and then told everyone at the office you were just minutes away from making it big in show biz. There was, in fact, a friend of your sister-in-law’s brother who worked at a studio and said he’d read it for you, get you inside, slip it to the Execs, right?
But, shoot! He didn’t like it and said he couldn’t pass it along to anyone. Your heart sank. You felt like you did in the sixth grade when you were the last kid to get picked on a team. And then you got mad.
“The guy’s a tool! What does he know about MY story!” Sadly, many of us have felt this way. But don’t despair. You can fix it. Here’s what I know about why scripts are passed on:
Most importantly. Don’t stop writing!