It’s A Mistake To Write A Bad First Draft Of A Screenplay by Mark Sanderson
Film Courage: What makes the first draft of a screenplay crucial to a writer’s success?
Mark Sanderson, Screenwriter/Author: Hmmm? I’m glad you asked…because there are a lot of theories going around that the first draft can be crap and it has to be and I don’t believe it has to be crap. Absolutely not.
Ernest Lehman, the great six-time nominated Academy Award screenwriter who did West Side Story, North By Northwest, Sweet Smell of Success, he said the first draft is dangerously important because it’s difficult, now this next part…(Watch the video interview on Youtube here).