What is a script doctor?

A script doctor is an accomplished screenwriter hired to help a script overcome a few specific, nagging problems, usually just before the movie goes into production. Script doctors almost never rewrite the entire movie, but instead just work on specific issues that need last-minute addressing. Script doctors are not credited on films, and therefore do […]

What is the television writer/producer pecking order?

Television seasons are written by writing staffs, not a single writer. Individual episodes will have a credited writer — the person who actually penned that particular script — but the plot of that episode and the season as a whole are constructed by a room full of a staff of writers (known as the “writers […]

What does a screenplay title page look like?

All title pages should include following, centered on the page: the title (in uppercase) written by the writer’s name(s) based on (if any) The date goes in the lower right-hand corner. For a spec script, the title page should include contact info for the writer or her representation on the left margin opposite the date. […]