Screenwriting and script development are the two basic building blocks of the film industry, and unfortunately, the least considered.
At a recent open forum at the BFI, the leading literary agent Julian Friedman
stated publicly that, as far as he could tell, scripts in general have
not been getting any better over the past 20 years that Raindance has
Can this be true? That scriptwriting and script development are still
the least funded in the industry? That script training is woefully
Let me try and focus on some basic issues I have determined and see if
there can be some sort of debate on this, with the intention of
improving the quality of screenplays.