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Topic: How bad is it...

Author: Terri S Posted: 11/05/09 01:08 PM

...if after sending your script to a production company that requested to read it you realize that you made a minor formatting error? Essentially, I used "montage" where I should have used "series of shots" in two or three different places. Is something like that enough to make them chuck it altogether?

Author: Stephen Hoover Posted: 11/05/09 03:06 PM

Not if it's a great script. Don't sweat it. There are errors in the blacklist scripts.

Don't email them about it though! Would be amateurish.

Author: Heather Hughes Posted: 11/05/09 03:42 PM

Don't sweat it. Every script has some problem/typo etc. They can tell if it's one or two little things that you're professional in all other ways.

Author: neil brimelow Posted: 11/06/09 01:30 AM

typos are okay, montage vs. series of shots, no problem.

Problems: Logic errors. Misplaced sentences/characters. Day when it should be night, etc.

It is amazingly easy to bump the wrong key, or screw up a cut and paste in most script programs and create an error that sometimes you don't catch.

It happened to me. I cut and pasted a sentence into the wrong spot. I still blame the program though. :)