This post gave me equal parts belly-laughs and script reader PTSD. Do not take this lightly - if you have ever dealt with amateur screenwriters who refuse to see reason, you will need a trigger warning for this article: "Amateur Screenwriter Confident Hollywood Will Make His Movie Exactly As He Envisions It."
[Imperial, PA] Sean Tierney is excited to have finally finished his first screenplay after working on it for the past six years. He initially thought his magnum opus was finished two years ago, so he mailed a copy to DreamWorks Studios (Attn: Steven Spielberg or David Geffen if Steven’s out on location) but he received no response.
“I guess it wasn’t quite there yet.”
He eagerly went back to work refining his 173 page script by adding another 68 pages including an extended prologue to give more backstory to his seven major characters. Once it was done he took it to a local writers group who had offered him a table reading and discussion. Unfortunately they ‘totally botched it’ by not reading his dialog with the exact intonation he heard in his head when he wrote it.
Read the rest at the link.