Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Screenplay the foundation of a good film

Good screenplay and content are what make films click at the box-office and other factors are secondary, according to renowned filmmakers and script writers.

Addressing a session on ‘The Screenplay: The Missing Link’ at the ongoing Ficci Frames 2010, speakers were emphatic that greater attention should be paid to the content and to the script.

In fact, actor Shah Rukh Khan had said at the inaugural session that screenwriting should be treated as a science and not an art, and screenplay writers needed to sharpen their screen writing skills.

It was pointed out that in Hollywood, scriptwriting is a long process which sometimes takes as long as three years and is accompanied by research. As a result, the actual shooting does not take too much time since the screenplay is written with all details and this makes it easier for the director to shoot without hindrance.

Full report here 

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