Developing Your Idea

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    Developing Your Idea

    Development is the process by which film and television scripts are acquired or created, and then improved. If the process is successful, these scripts become the basis of film and television productions. The people who live and work in the Hollywood creative community spend a lot of their professional lives doing development. It is an (often) indeterminate phase of creation that is crammed in between the original spark of inspiration and getting the thing produced.

    The idea behind development is to make a good project better. And no matter what you think “better” means, we can all agree we need more of it. In this session you’ll learn how to develop your idea into a story, and your story into a writable script (film or TV). Remember there are two types of development – development of your idea (which you do as a writer), and development of your project (which happens when other people get involved in the process).