BoF #42 – Rantings and Ravings of a Screenplay Reader with Howard Casner

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Summary: <br> Welcome back to Business of Film, episode 42. Today we are joined by Howard Casner, screenplay reader for contests such as Slamdance and Final Draft and author of <a href=";ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1407769476&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=rantings+and+ravings+of+a+screenplay+reader" target="_blank">Rantings and Ravings of a Screenplay Reader</a>. <br> This episode was tons of fun. Howard reads somewhere between 300-400 screenplays a year for contest. And when you read that many screenplays you can’t help but learn what’s working and what not. <br> What are the triggers that make you want to continue on? <br> What makes you mentally pass on a script after just a few pages?<br> At what point in a script has Howard made a decision?<br> These are all facinating insights to learn because it helps you understand the mechanics of someone who is in the trenches. Things you thoughts weren’t issues, are actually big problems. <br> Here are some of the things we talk about in this episode:<br><br> – What grabs a reader?<br><br> – Character vs. Plot.<br><br> – On formatting… take note of this… very, very important.<br><br> – The biggest conlict in the decision making process, and I guarantee you won’t believe the answer.<br> We hope you enjoy this episode. Please leave us a review on <a href="" target="_blank">iTunes</a>, it really helps, and we appreciate it. We’ll even send you a digital muffin.<br> <a href=""></a><br> Also, if you have any comments or questions, just write’em below or find us on <a href="" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.<br>