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Ultra High Speed Rewrite

1. The Need For Speed


In Descending Order
A. _______________________________

B. _______________________________

C. _______________________________

D. _______________________________

E. _______________________________

F. _______________________________

G. _______________________________

2. How Deadlines Affect Us

30 Days

15 Days

Need for
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10 Days

3 Days

1 Day 3 Hours

Need for
_____________________________

As we get closer to the deadline, we are forced to __________________________________.


What if we let go of the need for perfection ____________________________________ so we
could get more of those decisions made while there is time?
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3. What Causes speed?


Principle 1. Speed is a ____________________________________________________________!
Choose _________________________________ for this draft.
Principle 2. Temporarily lower your ________________________________ to increase your speed.
Perfectionism is part of ________________________. Don't let it interfere in this one.
Flow now, ____________________________. Don't _________________________.
Principle 3. Allow yourself to start _____________________________________________.
You only need all the answers in __________________________________________.
The deeper answers come to you as _______________________________________.
Principle 4. If one thing isn't working, quickly _____________________________________.
Select something you can _____________________________________________.
If you are stalled for more than a few minutes, ________________________________.
Principle 5. Dont participate in ____________________________ that will slow you down.
Principle 6. The higher _____________________________, the more effective the rewrite.
Every stage of the rewrite requires ________________________. Learn them.

4. Levels Of The Rewrite

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Create a plan
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deadlines.

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6. _________________________
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5. COUNTDOWN TO A GREAT SCRIPT


30 Days or More Level 1
Focus
Action

Checklist
1. What is your ________________________________________?
What is your _______________________________?
2. Make sure your ____________________________.
Opening
Inciting Incident
Act 1 turning point
Mid point
Act 2 turning point
Crisis
Climax
Resolution
Final page
3. Does your script fulfill the _________________________________________ in a strong way?
4. Do most scenes __________________________________________________ in some way?

15 Days Level 2 and 7


Focus
Action

5. Create _____________________________________ for your Lead Characters.


6. With one character at a time, ________________________________________ to make sure
they express their Character Profiles.
7. With one character at a time, __________________________________________ to make
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sure they express their Character Profiles.


8. Build __________________________ into the dialogue.
Say one thing, _______________________________.
___________________________ what they really feel.
Talk so their ________________________________, but others don't.

10 Days Level 3, 4, and 8


Focus
Action

9. Check to make sure your __________________________ challenge your lead characters.


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Challenge them __________________________________.

Challenge their _________________________________.

Challenge their _________________________________.

10. Include both Types _____________________________________.


A. ______________________ = ______________________________ on the screen.
B. ______________________ = ________________________________ of the scene.
What is the _______________________________________?
How can I deliver that _______________________________________?
11. Do an entire pass to make the script more _________________________________.
Are there any scenes that don't have an _________________________ at their core?
Are there scenes that you can build in _____________________________________?

3 Days Levels 2, 4, & 5


Focus
Action
12. Introduce your lead characters ____________________.
Give actors a ____________________they want to live.
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13. Improve the ___________________________ of your
dialogue
A. Take advantage of ___________________________
What is the _____________________________
they could say at this moment?
B. _____________________________________ banter.
____________________________ sparring.

Lead Character
Introductions

_____________________
2
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3
_____________________
4
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C. ______________________________ lines

14. Description: Go for ___________________,


______________________, and ___________.
95% should follow the "___________________________" rule.
VERB: "Jerry walks away" becomes "Jerry ____________________ away."
NOUN: "John is a big guy" becomes "John is a __________________________."

1 Day Or Less Levels 4 - 6


Focus
Action
15. Where can you cut ______________________________________?
If that line is gone, will the __________________________________?
Where can a paragraph become a single line, a line becomes three words?
16. Read through for any lines that _____________________________________________.

3 Hours Level 6
Focus
Action

17. One last read-through for typos, grammar, incomplete sentences, etc.
Consider ________________________________________ to uncover errors.
Copyright 2015, Hal Croasmun, all rights reserved
http://www.ScreenwritingU.com

10 WEEK PROFESSIONAL REWRITE


1. Clarify Your Story so you can deliver it more powerfully.

Less Than 1% of
Screenplays Go
Through All These
Steps

2. Elevate the Structure to improve the overall reading experience.


3. Elevate the Beats of Your Story.
4. Character Profiles: Truly Understanding Your Characters.
5. Improve Each Character's Individual Story.

WHY YOU S HOULD JOIN US

6. Introduce Your Characters Powerfully.


7. Rate the Entertainment Value of Each Scene.
8. Elevate the Beats of your Outline.

Master the Professional


Rewrite process step-bystep.

Each step improves your


script.

Improve your competence


dealing with producers.

Every script you write


from now on will be
better!

9. Matching Your Outline to Your Script


10. Adding Meaningful Action -- Deliver meaning that is seen, felt, and
experienced.
11. Scene Structures that Double the Drama.
12. Scene Transitions that Add Meaning.
13. The Easy Way to Give Characters Unique Dialogue.
14. Write Memorable Lines.
15. Satisfying, surprising, and meaningful endings.
16. Sell Your Story in the First Three Pages.
17. Description that Delivers on Visual and Emotional levels.
18. Exchange Scripts for Feedback.

If you are dedicated to succeeding as a


screenwriter, this class will make a huge
difference for you.
PRICE: $350
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