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Jeffrey Scott: How do we go about getting structuring rewrites?

Jeffrey Scott posted a question to screenwriters, writers, and directors:
February 3, 2016 at 9:16 pm | 95 views | 3 comments

I'm working with this new director, and we've decided we want to bring on a new writer to do a final draft of the screenplay, but I'm not sure how we should structure such a deal.   Would appreciate any advice you can give.  

Answers

2/3/16

I can direct it if your director is a little too green. No disrespect, but I can break down a script.

2/3/16

This is going to sound harsh, but honestly if your director is having this much trouble you should be moving on. There's a pretty good classified section here you might want to check out.

2/3/16

There are three basic steps for this, First, Decide on the themes and loose character arcs you want between you, your director, and the new writer.

Second, Break the script into three acts and decide which writer will rewrite each one.

Third, set deadlines and check in regularly.