The Art of The Script Rewrite

A fun sit-down with Gordy Hoffman, founder and judge of the BlueCat Screenplay Competition, answering questions from up and coming filmmakers and screenwriters. In this episode, Gordy tackles the always challenging rewrite.

Make it better than the last.


Rewriting is a continuous process. There’s always room to make your script better. The key is to focus on improvement. Be patient and give yourself the space to rewrite your story. Editing your screenplay is essential to the creative process, so keep rewriting, and always try to make each draft better than the last. 


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One Response to “The Art of The Script Rewrite”

  1. Matt Janacone Says:

    October 12th, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    First, I write the first draft freely, then I let it sit for a few days, the I start editing it, then I let that draft sit for a few days, then I start editing that draft. It’s amazing how all the errors jump right up at you from the page, errors you didn’t see while you were writing each draft, especially the first draft!

    I repeat this process until I cannot improve the story anymore more, until all loose ends are tied up, and until I can describe it in 25 words or less.

    They key is to let each draft sit a few days before you begin editing it. Very important.

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