Who is Reed Shusterman
Reed Shusterman is a writer/director & professional script reader. His current film “The Goblin Queen” is a blockbuster epic fantasy (on a horror budget) that he’s now expanding into a feature length film.
Check out Reed’s Short Film “The Goblin Queen” https://goblinqueenfilm.com/
How Screenplay Reading Works
- Explain exactly what you do and how your job works.
- What goes into reading a single script?
- How dos your process work?
- What kinds of notes are you taking/giving?
- Do you turn in notes on every script you read?
- Do you use the pass, consider, recommend scoring system, if so how does it work?
- How likely is someone to get a high score based on a reader’s personal tastes vs a script being “good”?
- Are good scripts just good, personal tastes aside?
- Does personal taste factor in to script reading services?
- How often do you give a script a ‘recommend’?
- How many scripts do you read in a given week?
- Does it matter if the writer has a personal connection to someone at your company or do you not even read those scripts?
- What genre’s are you seeing too many scripts for?
- What genre’s are you not seeing enough of?
- Do you think writers should submit their work to contests?
- What do you want to say to all those writers out there who’s work you read every day?
Reed As A Filmmaker
Here’s an outline of what we talked about in this section.
- How did you get started as a filmmaker?
- Tell us about Goblin Queen.
- How do you get from where you are now to where you want to be?
- What have you learned from reading scripts every day that you take into your own writing?
- What challenges have you been facing as a writer/director?
- Do you hire script readers to read your work?
The Making Movies is Hard Live Show/The Alternate Table Read!
We are having our first live show on Saturday February 17th at 1pm at Capitol Art Creative in SF! We will do a live podcast featuring a table read for The Alternate starring local actors L. Jeffrey Moore and Kelly Lou Dennis!
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