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First script finished...now what?

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GrantMast

  • Saturday 7th January 2017, 12:14am
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 posts

Hello everyone,

New to all this.

I am looking for some help/guidance.

I have just finished my script for the first episode of a comedy drama I created.

It's took me a good year to write, re-write, write, re-write etc.

I feel like I am finally happy with it all and I'm ready to send it out into the big bad world.

I'm not currently in the business and have no experience of it, I am a complete newbie who had an idea, learnt how to format a script and cracked on.

I have around 34 pages (reading through approx. 29 minutes).

I also have a further five episodes outlined with sub story lines for each episode as well as a main story line I plan to continue through out the series.

What shall I do next? Where shall I send it?

I believe I have something funny and unique, well, I hope I do.

Please help.

Grant

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Lazzard

  • Sunday 8th January 2017, 10:34am
  • Ludlow, England
  • 4,873 posts

Get someone else to read it before you let it out.
Pay them if needs be.

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beaky

  • Monday 9th January 2017, 12:08pm
  • Malaga and Brighton, United Kingdom
  • 2,744 posts

Or post the first ten pages here, and other posters will comment.

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steve by any other name

  • Saturday 14th January 2017, 2:02pm
  • Northampton, England
  • 832 posts
Quote: Lazzard @ 8th January 2017, 10:34 AM

Get someone else to read it before you let it out.
Pay them if needs be.

I absolutely agree. That would be my advice too, as well as post some here and see what other folks think. Good luck!

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MChicken

  • Friday 27th January 2017, 11:06pm
  • Merseyside, United Kingdom
  • 1 posts

I sent my first episode to Marc G Blake at www.writingsitcom.co.uk and paid £90 but it was money well spent. My draft is covered in red pen with thoughtful insights and a 1500 word report with good pointers on characterisation and plot. I just need to revise it now.

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Lazzard

  • Saturday 28th January 2017, 9:40am
  • Ludlow, England
  • 4,873 posts

£90 is good value.
And he talks a lot of sense.

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Paul Wimsett

  • Saturday 28th January 2017, 3:44pm
  • Folkestone, United Kingdom
  • 3,394 posts

For that money I would expect a green pen!

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Godot Taxis

  • Wednesday 22nd March 2017, 11:59pm
  • England
  • 5,327 posts

I'll read it for f**k all and the crit will be better than Blake's. PM me if you're still alive.

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Paul Wimsett

  • Thursday 23rd March 2017, 10:54am
  • Folkestone, United Kingdom
  • 3,394 posts
Quote: Godot Taxis @ 22nd March 2017, 11:59 PM

I'll read it for f**k all

So will most people here, doesn't make it a service, Godot.

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Godot Taxis

  • Thursday 23rd March 2017, 3:32pm
  • England
  • 5,327 posts

That's handy, because I'm not offering a service, I was just being kind because I have a bit of time on my hands and I like helping people to be creative. I'll read yours too if you PM me quickly.

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Paul Wimsett

  • Thursday 23rd March 2017, 4:15pm
  • Folkestone, United Kingdom
  • 3,394 posts

Welcome back Godot anyway.