An award winning screenplay: Here is what an award winning screenplay contains

Everybody loves to get an award for doing something good. Screenplay writers are not left out of the group of people that are doing something good.
If you are a screenplay writer, and you want to get an award for the good thing you are doing; screen writing, then you must keep on doing that good thing in the right way.

An award winning screenplay is a screenplay which


  • has a well defined structure and lay out



  • is not more than 120 pages (for spec script)



  • the reader is inspired to continue reading after the very first page



  •  the antagonism in the story is established by page five



  • the protagonist or a hint on who the protagonist is, is known by page five



  •  something entertaining happens in the first five pages



  • the first ten pages contain plenty of actions



  •  the premise is established by page ten



  •  the plot of the story is changing the emotions of the reader



  • the characters are introduced in a descriptive manner



  • the actions are very active, precise and well outlined



  •  the dialogue is mature, short and to the point



  • has no camera instructions, shot descriptions, and editing instructions (for spec script)


Other points include;


  • the beginning of the screenplay is not with a flash back



  • the locations look real and not fake



  • the characters names are familiar and easy to be pronounced



  • has scenes which can be possible in real life, and which the actors can perform their actions



  •  has good themes which can connect with the original theme of the screenplay



  •  has a unique concept



  •  is replete with a lot of useful information



  •  must teach good lessons



  •  must eliminate the antagonism



  •  must have a wonderful ending



Written by: Winny Greazy

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