Top 590 Scripts Quotes

In this post, you will find great Scripts Quotes from famous people, such as Stephen Lang, Julia Fox, Evan Daugherty, Anna Chlumsky, Will Poulter. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.

You try to go where the great scripts are, if you can,

You try to go where the great scripts are, if you can, or you go where the not great scripts are, because that’s what’s being offered to you.
If I have a free day, sometimes I’m just reading scripts all day. They pile up.
The truth is, there are probably eight moreSnow White‘ scripts floating around out there. And once one ‘Snow White’ script got hot, other people started pulling out their ‘Snow White’ scripts.
From the very start of all of this, my mom has read the scripts first. And if she liked something, she let me read it. She told our agent what kinds of parts that we would want.
I feel like there’s a dangerous culture among young actors of going to posey joints and socialising – not doing hard work. I don’t want to go and hang out in Soho House L.A. That’s literally my worst nightmare. I’d rather be at home reading scripts.
Most of the scripts that land on my desk are stuff you read and go, ‘Is someone really gonna make this?’
Writers are first directors. When directing our own scripts, we would have a better vision and clarity than directing the stories penned by others. I personally think that a writer’s job is tough than a director’s.
Anil Ravipudi
I always loved putting on shows – when you’re the youngest of seven and five are older sisters, you’ve got to get noticed somehow! I did puppet shows and magic shows… even ventriloquism. My doll‘s name was ‘Dan,’ and I used to write these scripts, and my schoolmate hid under the table and supplied Dan’s voice.
Oh, I had an idea for a pilot of my own at the time, and then Carl sent me about eight scripts and simply I threw my idea out the window because the writing was just so good.
Well, I must tell you I write the scripts very close to the bone. So I’m writing episode seven now and couldn’t tell you what happens in episode eight.
I don’t have any regrets, because I think life is like a creek. It kind of meanders along, and you instinctively do the things you are meant to do. There’s no great plan except doing really good scripts, meeting great filmmakers. And I have to have something that I can bring to the role.
I’m going to go away on vacation, I’m going to try to get away from the phone, away from scripts. I think it’s important to sit back and think about what you want.
Some scripts you feel like everything is precious.
Valerie Faris
Scripts don’t get movies made.
I have written a bunch of scripts that have not gotten produced, much more so early in my career than later.
I have a very good memory for scripts. I can watch a show I like once, then remember about 90% of the script. But ask me who was in it, and I wouldn’t have a clue.
I think I have been stereotyped as an action director in Hollywood, so all I got were the action scripts.
John Woo
There’s a bookstore in New York where you could buy scripts, and I got addicted to them because they were easy, quick reads… and the pictures were so vivid.
If you are a certain kind of hands-on learner and have been in a writers room and know how scripts get made, and you know what pre-production is, then mostly it’s making sure the actors get what they need, and you are providing creative oversight while allowing room for everyone else to own the material, too.
What I really plan to do is take the best scripts I get and consider them seriously. I can actually work as an actor and prepare a film as a director.
I write scripts to serve as skeletons awaiting the flesh and sinew of images.
For years I was doing the excruciating weightlifting of writing scripts – but then I stayed thin and someone else got all the muscles.
One of the funniest things about Mr. Kaufman is that all of his filmed scripts – ‘Being John Malkovich,’ ‘Human Nature,’ ‘Adaptation’ and now ‘Sunshine‘ – sound like titles from REM’s ‘Reckoning.’
Unfortunately, the back log for writing for ‘Walking Dead‘ is pretty backed up! Usually, we wouldn’t see the scripts until the week before – or sometimes even the week of.
Chandler Riggs
Fortunately, I’m in a position where I’m reading lots of feature scripts and so forth.
I get a trickling few scripts that I’m lucky enough that some of them are great. I don’t get loads of scripts.
At one point, I was greenlighting films and scripts that shouldn’t have been made based on the fact that they had that stamp of approval of an Academy Award winner. And the good news is I got to learn the real process of filmmaking – directing, storyboarding, writing.
I think I read films having grown up around the pre-production and post-production aspect of the filmmaking medium, a lot more than most young people who are in acting would have experienced. I do think about scripts in a different way. I can’t just read a script as an actor. I don’t know how to do that.
I did get offers from Hollywood, but they were all scripts with monsters in them. If I had done them, I would have disappeared. I would have come back to France anyway, and I would have had to start all over again and lost a lot of time.
I’d like to start writing scripts. I think I’d probably be inclined to write a very dark comedy or a tragic romance. As a kid, I used to write really dark stuff.
I never turn down scripts without good reason. If I did, I would probably never work.
Colin Baker
There've been moments where I just was tired of being i

There’ve been moments where I just was tired of being in L.A. It was very difficult. I mean, you’re constantly rejected. And that’s OK, it’s just really frustrating for me, because I try to read scripts and projects that have really great, deeper, meaningful qualities to them.
The majority of scripts I get are in the comedy genre.
I don’t know if I’m always going to be acting. Maybe when I grow up, I will be a scriptwriter. I already have a few scripts in my head.
Television theatre, as is implied in its name, should rely on adaptations of scripts written for the theatre.
Am I getting better at making choices? Well, I think I might be getting better at reading scripts.
Good scripts, which are apt for me, eventually come to me.
My dream is to become a director. I want to direct a Hindi film. I have two scripts ready. One of them is a fantasy-adventure, while the other is a thriller. I’ve assisted my brother Selvaraghavan, who’s a well-known director in Tamil cinema. I’ve also made short films.
I never dreamed I’d be a spokesman for anything. But Pac Bell just asked me. The money was OK; the scripts were fun because I had to do in 30 seconds what it takes a whole feature to do and because the dysfunctional family of agents, managers and lawyers who represent me said it was cool.
I look for good scripts, not anything. It should inspire me, and the audience should like it.
I don’t have a stack of scripts that, when I get home, studios are clamoring, saying, ‘Has Bob read ours yet?’
Comics writing is for your artist. It’s not for the general reader; it’s for the artist. So I love writing scripts for artists.
From ‘Polytechnique,’ I started to get scripts and after ‘Incendies,’ of course, it exploded.
I put steam on the table by being an actor. That is how I live. The longer I live, the more expensive it becomes. So I do my work. And I can’t be immensely picky. How many beautiful scripts come in one’s lifetime? I have had more than anybody, practically.
Writing is a hard gig, and it’s hard to convey a lot. That’s why scripts tend to be a little bit overwritten.
Most games end up with quite caricature scripts because they are just here to serve the game-play mechanics but not to trigger any emotional response.
My main source of reading is scripts, which doesn’t leave a whole lot of room for books.
I’ve been doing this for seven and a half years. I’ve been just bustin’ it, trying to break in as an artist in this business. For me, it’s still just about the work. I get the scripts and I’m all about that. I don’t really even have an idea what that’s going to be like.
As a kid, I was just writing scripts and taking whatever film classes I could in college.
A lot of things I have turned down ended up being a big embarrassment. Like that script, ‘The Beaver.’ I thought that was one of the worst scripts I had ever read. But everyone said, ‘Ooh it’s on the Black List.’ Yeah, well, good for it. They’re a bunch of idiots. I saw the final film, and there were no surprises.
In high school, I was doing my magazineRookie‘ and a lot of writing, and I became a little less interested in the fashion world. I was approached by an agent for writing, and I said I wanted to act as well. They sent me scripts, and then I got my first Broadway play, ‘This Is Our Youth‘.
Some of the best projects I’ve worked on – ‘Dexter,’ the ‘Bourne’ series – were leaps of faith. I couldn’t read the scripts in advance.
Anytime I’m given scripts where I’m sort of the fantasy girl, it’s hard for me because that’s not real and I don’t think it’s a great thing to put out there consistently.
It’s not often that scripts come across our desks that are written so poetic and so honest from our perspective, as a black man and a black woman in Hollywood.
You read so many scripts, especially pilots, that really feel like marbles in your mouth when you go to read them out loud.
Sarah Goldberg
I don’t look at scripts in terms of commerciality. I just look at the part, the people involved.
Linda Fiorentino
I didn’t want to be seen as just a guy on a list. I’m interested in good scripts, scripts that are about something, scripts that move your acting along.
I’ve written plenty of scripts that sucked.
Nicholas Jarecki
Films work due to scripts, characters, and what you see on screen.
I worry about my sides. I worry where everything goes. I worry that I’m going to be the leak. I give all my scripts back!
I always get scared. I can’t read scripts. I’m scared, scary movies and stuff.
Vanessa Ferlito
Girls in scripts are often pretty but brainless, or geeky and no one likes them, so it’s great to find richer roles. Chalk and cheese aspects of people are very interesting to play.
Work harder than everybody. Read scripts, watch movies.

Work harder than everybody. Read scripts, watch movies. Help other writers, it makes you better. And probably move to L.A.
Lorene Scafaria
I’ve always scribbled, and I still do it. I’ve written numerous scripts for films for which I think I’d be perfect as the complex, intelligent and, yes, modern heroine. Embarrassingly bad, all of them. I’ve had to come to terms with the fact that I’m not a writer.
Today it has been estimated that the average 70 year old has four chronic conditions and consumes an average of 35 PBS scripts per year for those conditions.
For Mandarin scripts, there’s software now where you can just insert the Chinese script, and it comes out all in pinyin.
When you have the top show your scripts have to be more than competitive. They should be the best.
If I was Leo DiCaprio or someone similarly gifted and successful I wouldn’t be writing. I’d be too busy acting in all the best scripts in town to try and write them!
A lot of the time, the scripts you get to read are remakes or reboots or sequels or prequels.
I’m probably working on three different scripts at any time, so there’s never a time where I’ve got nothing to do.
I’d always envied actors who got to play real people or got to do research. I’ve always just had these scripts where, I mean not in a bad way, but it was right on the page.
It’s a weird thing when you spend your life trying to find these great scripts and great parts. You are reading scripts, you are traveling the world, you are hassling your agent. You are trying to find that script.
Whenever I get any of the ‘Game of Thrones’ scripts, it’s always like, ‘oh my God, how am I going to do this?’ It’s a sort of performance anxiety about being able to do a good job.
For the moment, whenever I read, it is normally scripts. You start a book and then you think, ‘I should be reading these five scripts.’
The script is a blueprint for the film – there are very few bad scripts that make good movies. If you really like the character and understand the utility it serves within the movie, that’s a part of my process.
Writing is the life blood of everything in Hollywood. Without writers, there are no scripts, no acting work.
‘Groundhog Day’ was one of the greatest scripts ever written. It didn’t even get nominated for an Academy Award.
I like to allow a story to arise as I’m writing scripts. I find it horrible when I try to think of something for the plot without really being on the ground and seeing where it goes.
It’s very rare to have rehearsal time on a television show: You get scripts, you show up, and you do it.
And I don’t think I’m giving away any secrets here, but there are a lot of terrible scripts in this town.
Frank Darabont
If I were actually Homer Simpson, I’d be getting scripts out the wazoo.
Whether it is the cavemen in the caves thousands of years ago, Shakespeare plays, television, movies and books, stories and characters take us on a journey. All I do is tell those stories without scripts and without actors.
Dad has been my guiding force. Whenever I am confused about choosing a script, I discuss it with him. However, I have said ‘no’ to scripts he agreed to, while he has said ‘yes,’ too, for scripts I have turned down. We have this mutual understanding that works between us.
A lot of actors look at scripts and think, ‘How will this stretch me as an actor?’ But I always thought, ‘Do I want to turn the page? Is this going to make people laugh?’
I was on vacation with my family when I got the scripts for ‘Wanderlust’ and I was trying to work on the audition while I was on vacation. I remember a big gust of wind blew the entire script into the pool, so I had to dry it with a hairdryer.
I learned how to write television scripts the same way I have learned to do almost everything else in my entire life, which is by reading.
People are calling a lot, sending scripts my way. Yes, it’s wonderful because, let’s face it, there aren’t many wonderful scripts for women over the age of 10.
You won’t find me in a romantic comedy. Those movies don’t speak to me. People don’t come to talk to me about those scripts, because they probably think I’m this dark, twisted, miserable person.
I most enjoyed doing ‘Whites,’ a show BBC2 cancelled after one series. It had some beautiful, witty, charming scripts and was one of the most positive ensemble pieces I’ve done. I thought the end result was really special. I’m still confused about why it didn’t last longer.
But most scripts are terrible. Most projects are bad, that’s just kind of the way it is. And I’m not really attracted to those.
In school, I used to write scripts and all that good stuff.
When what’s around you – such as scripts, or like me being on the show and playing 18, now me doing this film playing 18 – it’s kind of been what’s been there for me.
Shane West
I knew what my scripts would say before I opened them: ‘Enter Conchita.’ I played handmaidens, Indian squaws, and Mexican dancers.
I know what it is like to fear violence. I understand t

I know what it is like to fear violence. I understand the adrenalin rush that comes before violent confrontations. I write my scripts from an emotional point of view and direct so the audience can experience this adrenalin rush.
Gary Sherman
I get a lot of dark scripts now. I don’t wanna be stuck doing movies like American Pie. For someone my age, once you get started doing them, it’s hard to get out.
Agnes Bruckner
I’m terrible at reading scripts. I love to read, and I hate reading scripts.
My screenwriting credits in my career are probably not dissimilar to some other ones in the sense that a lot of the scripts you write don’t get made, and the ones that do get made are certainly – as a writer, they’re not your vision.
I write plays instinctively. I don’t like writing movie scripts.
It may take hundreds of pages before you begin to get a handle on the craft of writing, and your first scripts may not work. The next five to twenty may not either. However, the ones that do work owe everything to the ones that didn’t.
In 1990 there were about 300 scripts being written demanding the release of Nelson Mandela. And suddenly we watched Mandela walking out of prison. So those scripts had to be destroyed.
I fix things now and then, more often tweak HTML and make scripts to do things.
I was a novelist first. But in the mid-’80s, I did work in television for ten years. And yes, that was frequently the reaction to my scripts. People would say, ‘You know, George, this is great. We love it, a terrific script, but it would cost five times our budget to shoot this.’
I’ve been so lucky – I worked with Jason Reitman twice, who has always been a really strong advocate for my voice, and has always really respected the scripts that I’ve brought him and is just the coolest.
Underground, raw movies that come out of nowhere and change everything – they aren’t slick-looking. But I have nothing against slick-looking as long as the scripts are funny.
Audiences want to watch heroine-oriented films, and even writers are writing scripts for women. I am very happy to see this change.
I’ve never gotten hired for drama because I’m a good improviser. I don’t think people who write drama scripts want you playing with them as much.
With a sitcom, everyday you do a run through, and people are judging you, and the scripts are being changed nightly, nightly, nightly.
Amy Sherman-Palladino
I see a lot of scripts, and very few of them leap off the page at you.
Our vision is to break the projects into stories that must be told, stories that we would like to tell and stories that people go to movies for. If we can find great scripts that fit these three categories, we will go out and make a movie.
I was unusual looking – I didn’t have the look of that time. If you look at ‘Lucas‘ – and, basically, my first five or six movies – the characters are not described in the scripts as attractive people.
When I was doing Bond, I was always being sent scripts to play the derring-do hero, with explosions going on all around.
I’m still reading some scripts and I model as well, so I’m still doing that. But I don’t want to do like just anything so we’re being really selective about the stuff I’ll do.
Kim Smith
A lot of the websites built through the 1990s used Perl. The first webmaster of Sun Microsystems coined a wonderful phrase. He said Perl is the duck tape of the Internet – it’s this language that people would write all these scripts that make things just work.
My heart truly lies in good scripts.
Regarding scripts and projects, I’ve always been open to reading all sorts of genres and never closing myself off to one, because you never know what you might find.
I try to keep myself busy creatively; it’s for my own sanity after auditioning in the city for bad television shows and bad scripts and not being a name and having the clout to get my tapes passed on further.
I’ll read, like, ten scripts, and then sometimes if I’m lucky, there will be two or three scripts that I like, and sometimes they’ll all be dramas, or they’ll all be comedies, or there will be two dramas and a comedy, and then I’ll go for whatever. If I have to audition, I’ll audition. If it’s an offer, great.
Sometimes I work in my office, just reading material, meeting writers, working on scripts. Other times, I’m on location. There’s a lot of variety.
Most of my movies are indies. The best scripts I can find are independent films. But I love big-budget movies, I love craft services!
When I choose the scripts, all I look forward to is an impressive narration.
Every year I hear people complain that the quality of screenplays and movies is declining. In my opinion, the vast majority of scripts written – as well as most movies that are released – are not very original, well-written, or interesting. It has always been that way, and I think it always will be.
I think Tamil films will soon go the Hollywood way. There will be separate full-length humour-driven scripts, just like how thrillers and musicals are becoming successful genres.
I don’t choose scripts with the intent to get an award.
A lot of times, scripts are written so the character is all one way. Even with ‘Bringing Out the Dead,’ the character was written a little more generic.
The absolute base-level thing that you do as a new scre

The absolute base-level thing that you do as a new screenwriter is send out query letters. Literally, you just say, ‘Hi, Mr. So-and-So,’ and you give them a one-sentence description of one of your scripts. You send it out to a list of people you found on the Internet.
I don’t work for production houses. I only work for good scripts and roles. If you follow my career graph, you will find that I have not given a single flop yet in my career. I am proud of it.
When I entered the industry, I wanted to work with good directors like Mani Ratnam and Gautam Menon; that’s why I did Tamil films. I realised later that I was not adding anything to the Tamil scripts and that it was a waste of time for me.
Every actor has to deal with what’s on his plate, and I try to deal with doing the best work possible with the most challenging scripts. I don’t base it on whether it’s a feature film or a TV-movie or cable.
I think it’s a bad habit for an actor to change scripts because that’s not your job. You’re not a writer, necessarilyalthough there are some actors that are good at it.
‘Police Story’ had some of the best writing on television, and one reason for that is because most of the scripts were based on real cases.
I started in the era when Hollywood reveled in being the most cost-inefficient industry on the planet. They used to commission a hundred scripts for every one they made.
I still read scripts, and if something great comes along, that’s great… but this is my day job. The Row is where I go every day.
I’m probably not very funny. The scripts just don’t come in, or the ones that do aren’t that good. I suppose I’m just an old drama queen, really.
Yeah, in my scripts, I don’t tend to describe landscape too clearly because I like to keep it really basic and sort of let people paint their own picture. I don’t find it helpful to spend a page describing a setting, except for maybe a few key things.
Sean Durkin
It’s not like I have boxes of scripts arriving at my door.
With scripts I’ve always looked at them and thought about kids, you know? Thought about the world and the impact… I won’t do nudity and I never felt comfortable with that whole idea or things with huge sexual content – not my thing.
I read a lot of scripts, but few of them stand out to me.
Movies, particularly the big hit movies, are all just special effects. But on television, the writers are in control of the shows, and they control the scripts.
Larry Cohen
I’m always attracted to bold, risk-taking scripts.
Some scripts you read and say, ‘I’ve just got to do this’ and you find a way of making it work. Some things you turn down because of the impact on family.
For every three scripts that you get through, one will be made, and that doesn’t even necessarily mean that they’re going to cast you in it.
I love to write. I write everything across the board – kids’ stories and novels and scripts. I actually would like to give that a go; I’d like to try to be a writer.
My dad reads the scripts and passes them on to me.
Movies, to a large extent, stand or fall on the strength of their scripts. But a documentary is a collection of found objects: fragments you’ve collected, accidents of interview and happenstance, pieces of stock footage that surface in the course of six to nine months of research and production.
David Fanning
I get a lot of emails of scripts and pilots, and they want me to give feedback, and sometimes I can’t because it’s so many.
I like to wake up late, around 11 A.M., especially if I have been out the night before. Then I go to brunch with either my friends or my girlfriend. I then like to just chill out: read the papers, read some scripts and then take it very easy. If it’s sunny, I go for a walk with my dog, Niles, in the countryside.
Once, I had so many scripts coming to me that I could hardly read them all.
Greta Scacchi
I would get scripts about ‘a young swinging bachelor on the make,’ and I said, ‘No, I’ve done that.’
I wasn’t really interested in doing anything except going from pilot season to pilot season and sowing my oats in the months between and telling my agency to stop sending me movie scripts, because they’d pile up in my house and make me feel guilty because I had to read them.
The script for ‘Infamous‘ was so poised between tragedy and comedy. It’s a dream part. One reads those scripts with a sense of melancholia. When you read a script that good… I remember thinking, ‘Oh, this script is too good. They’ll never give it to me.’
If you are known to do something well, people want to see you do that. But what you choose to do is up to you. After ‘Delhi Belly,’ I got some 40 scripts – some on the same lines as ‘Delhi Belly.’ So, I guess people only get stereotyped if they want to.
And I find it very easy to memorize the scripts, which are so close to conversations my husband and I have.
Soon after ‘Paruthiveeran’ I was flooded with scripts that were almost the same as the award-winning film. I had offers from Malyalam, Telugu and Kannada filmmakers. But I had to be firm and in fact I realized that now I had to be more careful with my choice of films because I have raised the audience expectations.
I’ve got my own TV stuff on the go, and it’s all a bit oddball – it’s one-offs, and I can do what, when, and how I want it, really. I don’t have any scripts or people telling me to do stuff twice.
Now I can broadcast to an audience of several million people on the ‘Today’ programme. I can talk about the day’s news. But on radio, believe it or not, we have notes and scripts. And while we might ad lib the odd wryly amusing asides, they come at the frequency of a suburban bus. About one every 90 minutes.
I feel the best scripts are those that are originally w

I feel the best scripts are those that are originally written to be films: that is film in its purest sense.
There isn’t really a stylistic recipe for fonts to make them particularly suitable to be translated into different scripts.
Bruno Maag
It’s really interesting with scripts, because you never really know. It’s paper and it could be great or awful. Even scripts that are good could end up not working.
I want to work with intelligent people and look for scripts that I think are intelligent and surprising.
Adam Brody
Hundreds of people who’ve never written before send in ‘Dr. Who’ scripts. They may have good ideas, but what they fail to realise is that writing for TV is incredibly complicated. They have no idea how difficult it is and what the financial commitment is.
Personally, I read a lot of scripts.
David Yates
Sometimes the characters I find the most compelling are in independent movies. With independent scripts people can take more challenges.
During the ’90s, a lot of us in the indie film world were not making our money off our movies. We were screenwriters doing scripts for hire for studios.
I think the fact that I have a solid head on my shoulders and a brain inside that head gives me an edge over my competitors. It helps when I am giving interviews, charting out strategy for my career and choosing scripts.
All I do when I write scripts is think about food: ‘Have I worked long enough to justify a walk to the kitchen?’
Most scripts that get written in Hollywood don’t go anywhere.
In an ideal world, I’d bounce between big projects and no-budget TV dramas with fantastic scripts.
David Yates
You were taught how to do the things you needed to do. Dance, speech, fencing. They groomed people. If you were in a film, and the script wasn’t working for you, they brought in screenwriters and fixed the scripts.
If you put someone in a room with no script to direct, they’re just going to sit there. Writing scripts is the execution for a show. Then the director takes that and hires people. It’s like trying to build a house without any bricks. You need the script. I could build the house, but I have to know how.
I don’t speculate too much about the future. That’s the thing about this job – it’s so fickle. You take the jobs, you read the scripts and, if something interests you and you like the people who are working on it, you go for it.
Aidan Turner
As a director, my job is to protect. I protect scripts, actors, cameramen, designers.
I’ve read some scripts, but I don’t read as many books as I should.
After ‘Ishq Brandy,’ I was either not getting good scripts or not good characters.
I’m a very moody guy and I need good scripts which excite me.
Both my mom and my dad have always included me in intelligent conversations about people, about characters, about how people work. My dad and my mom still read all scripts that I find interesting. I send them an e-mail, and I’m like, ‘Okay, I have my eye on this,’ or whatever.
My scripts, they’re pretty serious. I basically just describe stuff. I don’t put too many notes and letters to the editors. But when I wrote ‘KGBLT,’ in parentheses I wrote, ‘Well this is the best thing I’ve ever written. It will all be downhill from here. I’m so sorry for the rest of my career.’
I do read some of the scripts from America and, even though the themes or subject of the film is very interesting, and some of the scenes are very interesting, there is a tendency that they have to explain everything. There will be no dilemma.
After listening to several scripts, I zeroed in on director Hanu Raghavapudi’s script and that’s how ‘Lie’ happened.
I do a lot of improvising when I’m writing, and I work very hard on the scripts… they are written very much in an actor-friendly way.
I am fortunate that I get sent scripts and get to meet people I would never have met had I not done ‘Harry Potter.’ But I feel I had to come out of that show and prove that I am not a one trick pony and can do other stuff.
There aren’t enough good scripts.
There used to be no bound scripts and the dialogues were given to us on the day of the shoot. There were no proper makeup rooms.
I was opposed to doing TV for a long time because I thought the quality of writing wasn’t very strong, as opposed to film, but there’s been a shift in term of the quality of scripts. HBO has attracted a tremendous amount of great writing talent.
Oftentimes, you read these pilot scripts that come through for American work, and they don’t sing to you. I’ve got to be honest, not many of them ignite the flame or give you that burning feeling of, ‘Oh, God, I really want to be a part of this.’
Antony Starr
I have never turned to my girlfriend and said, ‘Oh, okay, babe,’ and I see it in scripts all the time.
Animation scripts tend to be much more descriptive and are lighter on dialogue.
I get sent horror scripts every week and most of them a

I get sent horror scripts every week and most of them are putrid. A lot of people think it’s an easy medium but it’s not. Not if you want to make ones that last.
Dhanam’ is one of the interesting scripts that I came across. It centers around me.
I don’t like scripts.
I’m listening to scripts and would like to play characters that’d strike a chord with the masses.
In the last 10 to 12 years when things were not going my way, I was just writing scripts. I have a bank of 10 to 12 scripts for web-series, films and short films.
Aditya Dhar
Facts are, directors are not thinking of me; they think I only act in my films, because they’re stupid. Or they think I’m a control freak, that I will try to, I don’t know, pimp their scripts and just change everything, which I will never do.
Some of the material out there – I don’t want to say that it’s all bad – but there’s a lot of bad stuff out there. You just continue reading scripts, and eventually you find something you connect with.
Jay Hernandez
I’ve got one outlet now – music – and it’s great to be able to sign someone that excites me. I’d like to also be able to do that with the scripts I get or books or TV shows… I’m not going to limit myself.
Guy Oseary
When I was in New York, a lot of my friends were studying filmmaking and would bring their scripts to me, as I was a good script doctor. I would read their scripts and make corrections to them for $20 per script and was fascinated by films.
I’m open to all kind of scripts. As long as there’s enough scope to perform, I’d take up the offer. In fact, before Yuvan and ‘TT’ happened, I got an opportunity to work with a top actor-director combination. But my height proved to be a setback.
You see a lot of good ideas or well-written scripts that are bad ideas.
John McTiernan
Shooting for ‘Gandhi‘ was a revelation for me. We were all given scripts and then we were asked to do our homework. I searched for books on Kasturba, but I found only two books, that’s all. So I had to rely on my own skills.
When we started in the early ’60s, football had a little bit of a tradition. But, they didn’t have a mythology. And NFL Films, through our music and our scripts and our photography, created a mythology for the sport.
Although Bill Finger literally typed the scripts in the early days, he wrote the scripts from ideas that we mutually collaborated on. Many of the unique concepts and story twists also came from my own fertile imagination.
Bob Kane
When I was a kid, I wrote to the BBC, and the producers sent me a huge package through the post with ‘Doctor Who‘ scripts. I’d never even seen a script and couldn’t believe that they actually wrote this stuff down. It sort of opened a door.
So many times, you get sent scripts where it’s, like, the token chick, where the woman is just there to serve the man in the film.
I am always open to working with debutant directors, as they bring a new perspective to a script. That motivates me and helps me choose unique scripts.
I was creator and executive producer of ‘The Brady Bunch’ on TV. The stage version was done by others, but it was a repeat of the old scripts. The ‘Gilligan’ musical is a completely original work with all seven characters and 18 original songs.
Sherwood Schwartz
I don’t get tons of scripts to be looking at and deciding on in terms of feature films; the industry has changed. Fortunately, with television and streaming and original series online, there’s this whole new thing that has opened up, which I think is fantastic.
Some of the scripts I hear are completely useless. Sometimes, they’re copies of very bad Hollywood films.
I’ll literally pay three Hollywood readers who don’t know me to read my scripts under the radar and give cold comments. And at the early screenings of my movies, I’ll hand out questionnaires that can be filled out anonymously so people can be brutally honest because, to your face, they won’t be.
The best thing for me is, when I’m not working, is to be at home and to have a script or two scripts is better, and to be just walking around the house and just thinking about the lines.
I can write two scripts concurrently, but I usually prefer to do one at a time. However, I also usually have 5 or 6 story ideas that are percolating in my head at any one time, so it can get a little crowded in there.
Michael Arndt
I am a known actor who wants to challenge himself in difficult roles. I am not a star but an actor, so I am always looking for strong scripts and strong roles.
Scripts didn’t exist during my time in Bollywood, or, at least, I was never given one. I don’t want to act at all and am happy in my cave.
I find that dialogue is bad in most scripts. I just think there are very few writers that can capture the natural way people talk.
It’s usually the exact same three things which are, the Scripts, the Director and the Role those are the three things I look for and really any two of them, If I get two of them that’s usually enough, but definitely those are the things I look for.
My happiest moments are when I’m on my high wire with the Johnny Carsons of the world. I don’t have that opportunity if I’m doing other people’s scripts.
I watch the TV or learn scripts while on the elliptical – need to get back on it!
As a family, we ensure we sit together and listen to scripts. But the choice of doing a film is entirely mine.
India needs better producers than screenwriters. No producer wants to invest in out-of-the way scripts.
As far as I'm aware, you can't tell if something is goi

As far as I’m aware, you can’t tell if something is going to be successful. Brilliant scripts often don’t get picked up, and terrible ones do all the time!
I’m always attracted to lower budget, not because it’s lower budget, but because they tend to be better scripts.
I’ve rewritten a lot of the scripts I’ve done. ‘Little Shop Of Horrors‘ was a complete rewrite, but I didn’t touch the dialogue. Essentially, I’m a very good editor.
Different kind of cinema is being created, people are coming up with different kind of scripts, they are able to come up with scripts that work with the audiences and also scripts which will have something to say to the audience, which is a heart-warming thing.
Acting should be bigger than life. Scripts should be bigger than life. It should all be bigger than life.
I’ve seen so many scripts, and I want to do everything. Like with kiteboarding, you have to be fearless. I’m not scared.
I don’t think people realize how many scripts you write that go nowhere.
Well, honestly I have never been very good at judging scripts.
In my own life, I’ve written scripts that I want to direct, so I would love to take my own creativity in a way where I could tell my own story. That does inspire me, the idea of becoming a director.
Since ‘Heroes‘ started, I’ve probably had about 15 or 16 film scripts sent to me with Indian characters, and out of those, maybe one was good.
Sendhil Ramamurthy
Right now I’m doing four shows at a time, trying to read four outlines every week, four scripts every week, and watching four rough cuts; it’s a lot of good work. It’s fun to do it, but it does wear you out.
Hardware‘ came about because I had written quite a few scripts and hadn’t had any luck getting them made.
Richard Stanley
I don’t believe in closed scripts; I think that they should be open.
Certainly, you envy the guys that have done all kinds of things, a variety of good scripts and good directors. Then again, having worked with Cassavetes has satisfied a big part of that.
With the performances, I have been very fortunate to pick things and to find scripts that I really love. I always try to do something that I haven‘t done before.
Back in the 1990s, I had an opportunity to make a film. But I realized that it is better for me to go in stages so I could explore myself as an actor and in the process I started writing scripts.
Certain scripts require an ensemble cast. I’m absolutely fine with that. I will not deprive myself of the chance to be part of a good film because of insecurities or fear of losing my market. But my role must be well-defined.
I discuss my scripts and things I’m unsure of before I take any decision.
I think really good drama comes down to real human emotion. That’s what makes us all tick, and that’s what I’ve always been drawn to when it comes to scripts is real human emotion and dealing with that.
I’m an obsessive hiker and I do it every day for two hours and it really helps me when it comes to learning songs or scripts.
White Lines’ is without a doubt one of the best, most imaginative, brilliantly bonkers scripts I’ve ever had a chance to work on.
When I was 23, I went to work for Jack Nicholson reading scripts. Later, I was married to a production designer named Richard Sylbert. So I lived in Los Angeles for ten years.
I’ve been very fortunate with the scripts I’ve had and the people I worked with.
Don’t allow old traditions to become permanent mental scripts for managing your life in the present. Reason: you will not be able to transform yourself to think differently and be better as you grow with age and maturity.
Darren L Johnson
I’d like to produce more films in Hindi, provided I get good scripts.
The one good thing is that I get a lot more good scripts coming through my letterbox. ‘Vera Drake‘ raised my profile in one way, and then ‘Harry Potter‘ in another.
I’m first and foremost a company man, surprising as that is. I love Warner Brothers. That’s where I have a deal. That’s where I’ve been for years. So I don’t really interact too much with other studios and do things with other studios and I don’t necessarily read scripts from other studios.
I’m a very visual person, which is probably why I make videos rather than write scripts.
I often get sent scripts about little men in big situations. There’s a comic element to it, which is forces stacked against this little guy, and how is he going to defeat them?
I feel like the scripts were so wonderfully written in the sense that my character in ‘1666’ and my character in ‘1994’ mirrored each other in a really nice way. They’re both so strong, empowered, determined, and passionate.
I’m not staying away from any genre. I’m trying to get scripts that I like.
I don't even give my scripts to friends because I just

I don’t even give my scripts to friends because I just feel it’s, like, I don’t need one more set of opinions.
There are no great scripts – just great films.
I’m always looking for films, but the horror scripts that I get tend to be very repetitive and often not that interesting.
Unfortunately scripts don’t chase me. I chase them. I struggle, battle, discard, pick it back, struggle further, plead with it, curse it, cajole and try to be clever. But it is invariably the script that rules.
It fills me with dismay sometimes when you look at the scripts that do come to you that are primarily focused on violence. There are so many other things to play around with.
Television offered me the opportunity to do new things; I had written a lot of scripts other than scary movies. I had actually written some romantic comedies and stuff that I really wanted to try my hand at, and nobody would let me do that. Television allowed me to do anything I wanted.
Gary Sherman
I loved the material when I first read it, and the experience of making the film was a great one. So when we came around to complete the trilogy, I just signed on board without even reading the scripts because the experience of the first film was so good.
You’re sent scripts, and for some, as soon as you start reading them, you feel an instant connection to the character. You know who they are, you know how to play them, and there is instant enthusiasm. Then, at the audition, you don’t have nerves because of that natural affinity.
Skins‘ is actually a part of who I am as a person, so I was really focused on making sure the scripts and the story lines were right.
I can’t read scripts any more because of the trouble with my eyes.
I want to see some scripts written by women and projects being directed by women.
With these scripts and these writers, so much of it is done for me. Because we don’t just throw words around: we make sure the audience understands.
There’s the same percentage of genius happening in both genders, but there’s less women writing scripts and out there looking for the job.
The reason that some motion-capture films don’t work is if the scripts are not good, and the characters aren’t engaging, then you don’t believe in the journey, and you’re not connected to it. It’s not the technology‘s fault.
I’ve gotten scripts over the years, but I believe it was the stories of ‘Moonlight‘ and ‘Hidden Figures’ that really touched my heart and aligned with the messages that I felt were extremely important to me.
I went on an audition once for a show, and the feedback was to play an angry teen. My agent convinced me to try out. I was really bitter for a while, because it sucks when you don’t get good scripts after working on good quality.
Like in ‘Eastenders’ they can write coronavirus into the scripts, so people can actually be socially distancing. But if you’re in a sketch show where you’re on top of each other, doing stupid things, you can’t really make it work.
When you get scripts and you really enjoy reading them, you know it’s a good project.
We grew up in abject poverty. Acting, writing scripts and skits were a way of escaping our environment at a very young age.
I heard a lot of scripts after ‘Hero’ but did not get that wow feel. It was more of a package comprising four songs, four action sequences etc. I did not want to do that because I was looking for a story in a real kind of space.
The first science fiction show on television was ‘Tales Of Tomorrow’ using scripts from the radio show ‘X-1’ which used stories from ‘Galaxy Magazine’ as its source material.
I, of course, wanted to do something with Drew Barrymore. Please. So we were reading scripts back and forth and then we found this script, Fever Pitch.
As a filmmaker, I don’t want to limit myself to one kind of movie. After ‘Headhunters,’ I went to Hollywood and read a lot of scripts: lots of action thrillers and heist movies, and superhero films.
When people slave over those scripts and pay hundreds of thousands of dollars for them, they don’t usually want you to add farts.
We can’t make movies without scripts, and there’s no cost to writing a script, so my advice to newcomers is do it yourself: Write your own script, shoot your shorts, edit your shorts.
I’ve been involved with great scripts and so-so leadership, and it’s clear to me that leadership is the most compelling factor.
I don’t understand scripts really well, but I do whatever my heart tells me.
I would write scripts and little plays and perform them in the living room for my family when I was little with my brother until my mom said, ‘Alright, you need to go do it somewhere else other than the house.’
It’s hard to find scripts that know what they are from page one to page 115.
I never think of myself as a big star. Getting good scripts is all I think about. I don’t have a godfather or anyone to take care of me. To move forward, I have to be very careful in choosing the right scripts, the right director, and the right technicians.
It was a joy to be a part of the team that created Round The Horne. I was involved with the show at a time of my life when I was very happy., and that happiness overflowed into the scripts.
Barry Took
It was interesting to write ad films and scripts for TV

It was interesting to write ad films and scripts for TV shows before I moved on to writing a feature film. That helped me grow as a writer, and I also found out how long I could sit in front of a computer and see something through.
My scripts are possibly too talkative. Sometimes I watch a scene I’ve written, and occasionally I think, ‘Oh, for God’s sake, shut up.’
I never do any television without chocolate. That’s my motto and I live by it. Quite often I write the scripts and I make sure there are chocolate scenes. Actually I’m a bit of a chocolate tart and will eat anything. It’s amazing I’m so slim.
I don’t really look for a script and go, ‘I need to do a thriller, so I’m going to do this.’ I just read scripts and look for the best possible story.
I do get a fair amount of scripts; I got ‘Frozen Riverkinda just that way. I have a hard time turning my back on anybody who says they have something for me.
I read so many scripts, and it’s not really exciting to just be the girlfriend.
I hate going to bed. I read scripts, clean, listen to the radio – I’ve fallen asleep to ‘This American Life‘ more times than I can count!
My deal with Marvel is I have a consulting deal with them as well as a contract to make ‘Avengers.’ That means I’ll read all the scripts, I’ll look at cuts.
A lot of scripts are written with an eye on what will be popular or what will titillate or what this actor can do well. I don’t think those kinds of scripts ever work.
In the movies, you typically do get to see the script beforehand. TV is different because there are a lot of scripts in the future that you haven’t seen. You commit to a show, and you have to believe in the showrunner and their team and the stories they’re going to tell.
Roy Price
I remember reading ‘Disturbia,’ one of the first scripts I ever got, and I go ‘Pfft, who wants to make a movie about a guy in a house?’
The approach I take in selecting a script is based on what I fancy from the the scripts I’m offered.
You don’t read many scripts, especially for crime dramas, that feature a strong woman as the central character.
Reality TV finds talented people. There are no scripts. The editing is what it’s all about. Great editing makes those shows.
Pete Waterman
I have been writing songs and poems since I was a little girl. I started writing short scripts, which evolved into the idea for a book.
Ever since the movie premiered at Cannes, I’ve had a sudden surge of scripts and interest.
Berenice Bejo
As a director, I really have to rely on my first impression because I utilize that to best tell the story – that’s all the audience has. I let the scripts be my Bible.
I’m not one of those actresses that asks what’s going to happen. I’ve never been. I just take the scripts, and I see what’s given to me, and I go with it that way.
I give preference to scripts and of course, the importance of my role in the storyline. Still I am not after hero roles. I take such roles only when I find the scripts exciting.
Some of my scripts need the larger catchment area of Bollywood. But some suit Telugu films.
I shouldn’t be surprised if John Cleese’s scripts don’t become set texts for examinations-they’re classics. And I can’t tell you how service in English hotels has improved since ‘Fawlty Towers.’
It’s unusual when you get scripts not wanting to change things – I’m one of those actors who writers must hate as I’m always wanting to rewrite or swap bits about.
I’m not saying no to anything, at least as far as reading scripts. I don’t care if it’s television or films but, personally, I would say I’d like to establish myself more in film.
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Brendan Eich
I can say yes to some directors without even reading a script. But the first-time directors I’ve worked with, the scripts have not been perfect, but they had something that I liked.
In Hollywood, they create banks of scripts, whether they are used or not.
When I create a TV show, it’s so that I can write it. I’m not an empire builder; my writing staff is usually a combination of two kinds of people – experts in the world the show is set in, and young writers who will not be unhappy if they’re not writing scripts.
There’s no doubt that the patriarchy that we live in also controls the movie industry. The heads of the studios are men, and it’s reflected in the scripts they buy and the work that gets made.
The trouble is, being an actor, you’re always being sent scripts, so you’ve always got something to read. You’ve always got about three scripts to read, that you have to read, all the time. So finding a book or getting into a book series is hard, especially for me.
I really respect those guys that get $250,000 for punching up scripts, because it’s an art form.
When you go to Marvel, they lock you in a room with the scripts; they really are that secretive.
I look at scripts, and sometimes I apply theory to them

I look at scripts, and sometimes I apply theory to them. For ‘Antiviral,’ for example, I was reading Laura Mulvey’s ‘Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema,’ and it was all about the psychological process by which we fetishize the female image. It’s all about scopophilia.
I find that most of my scripts have a lot more scenes than most films, so the average movie might have 100 scenes, my average script has 300 scenes.
Steven Zaillian
I like dialogue that is slightly more brittle than life. I have always admired and wished to write one of those 1940s film scripts where every line is written with a sharpness and economy that is frankly artificial.
No. I didn’t look at the last few scripts. I didn’t want to read them because I’m a ‘Breaking Bad‘ fan. I wanted to experience it with everyone.
Steven Michael Quezada
I read as many scripts as I can and just find stuff that I think is interesting, find stories that I think are worth telling.
I want to aspire to something like what Denzel Washington does, which is try to find scripts written for white actors – or Jodie Foster, who reads scripts for male actors.
What Bollywood lacks is scripts. A lot of the films are copies of western films.
I have tried to make decisions to work with great directors, with good scripts, and that makes the pickings real slim.
Initially, I thought that Ethereum was a thing that would be used for people to write simple financial scripts. As it turns out, people are writing stuff like Augur on top of it.
Where I thrive is with my hands on the keyboard or my pen on the paper. One of the things I get to do is I get to rewrite. I rewrite, and I work hard on my scripts. You can rewrite until you’re ‘perfect,’ and that’s something that’s safe for me.
We lack good film scriptwriters. People like Anjan Chowdhury who could develop scripts of pure entertainers are quite difficult to find now. There are obviously some exceptions like Padmanabha Dasgupta. But how many scripts can one single Padmanabha Dasgupta churn out!
I’m so bored of reading scripts with these wonderfully complex male roles, yet the woman character just sits on the bed waiting for him to come home.
My dad couldn’t connect to my wanting to be a filmmaker. He was very connected in entertainment, and through him I met Steven Spielberg and got rides on his private plane to California. I’d see Spielberg’s people reading scripts. I was like, ‘That’s what I want to be when I grow up.’
I get a lot of ‘Oh, you’ve been gone.’ I wasn’t gone. Just because you didn’t see me doesn’t mean I wasn’t working and collecting checks. I just wasn’t singing and doing videos. I do a lot of other things, like I said, like writing scripts and stuff like that. I write for other artists.
It’s very unusual on ‘Game of Thrones’ for there to be a deleted scene because the scripts are pretty locked in. There’s rarely a reason to say, ‘Hey, we don’t need this scene.’
Id been thinking about directing for a while. I write a lot, so I have a lot of scripts, and I have wanted to try this. I really enjoyed it, apart from directing myself – you kind of need another set of eyes on you, so that part was a little bit stressful.
Angus Macfadyen
You need good scripts to approach stars.
I am glad that I am in a position to select scripts I would be comfortable working in.
I have to tell you that we never had any scripts. Jean-Luc never wrote a script in his life. He would write the dialogue that morning before shooting.
It’s my job to write the best book I can each month and hand my scripts in. Everything else is beyond my control.
I write my scripts on a whim, without worrying about plot points and graphs.
There is a perception that I do certain kind of films. That’s not true. I am open to any good scripts with a good role.
The multilevel, the conscious and the unconscious, is natural when I write scripts, when I come up with ideas and stories.
I never wanted to be an actor. Because when you’re an actor, you depend on other people to come to you with scripts. You can’t create your own. Unless you are a Raj Kapoor, who was a producer-director.
I’ve written a couple of scripts. Actually, a pilot. I’m not sure I’m allowed to say, but it’s a comedy about three young men in New York City, one of whom may or may not be a romantic like me.
I have always been fascinated by Kollywood because of the interesting scripts and genres that they come up with.
I don’t really have a structured path of wanting to say, ‘This is what I’ll do next.’ I’m just going to read a bunch of scripts and see which one I love. There are so many things I would love to play, in all different genres.
Within a few weeks of coming back from filmingLemonade Mouth,’ I got these scripts, and ‘Terra Nova‘ was the one that stuck out. I was like, ‘Oh my gosh‘.
Naomi Scott
My partner Dan Ireland wants me to direct, and I read a lot of scripts – some good enough that I could see myself. But then it’s like, so what? Who cares? Let someone else direct it.
I was at the National Film School and was a cinematographer there. I got quite a lot of experience on documentary film-making and with directors who were interesting – maybe they weren’t using scripts or were using non-actors.
I never thought I was very good at developing material. I grew up at the BBC where they sent you scripts.
I have a lot of scripts that come my way, and some of t

I have a lot of scripts that come my way, and some of them take a bit longer to read than others. There are a lot of things that I have to pass on because I’m just not into it, and sometimes the story is slightly forced.
I get bored with unintelligent scripts. When I read the first page and I can tell what is going to happen, I know I don’t want to make the film. It’s two months work and I would get deeply bored. I would even prefer to do something that didn’t work at the box-office, so long as it kept my interest alive.
Bruno Ganz
As a producer, I want to back projects, talents, and scripts that speak to me not just as someone from the industry, but as an audience.
I would say 80% of the scripts I get are dramas and not comedies or romantic comedies, which is funny because that’s what I do every week.
Like most struggling writers trying to get their scripts commissioned, I had to do something odd to pay the rent. So, aged 21, I started up my own small cheesecake company in Philadelphia.
Nancy Meyers
Film scripts are more important for me than the language of the film.
The more I read scripts, the more I learn about scripts, basically.
It is rare that you read scripts that genuinely move you and make you feel that, regardless of the commercial possibilities, you have to make the film.
Working for several years as a waitress, you learn really quickly a couple of default scripts, so you know exactly what the interaction is going to be when the person sits down at the table.
I was reading scripts, doing coverage, for CAA. Reading hundreds and hundreds of scripts across the board, from blind submissions to ‘Brokeback Mountain‘. It was not always a pleasant task but something, in hindsight, I’m glad I did.
I want to do Indian films based on scripts with a universal appeal.
I’m on Facebook anonymously. I wanted to see how people use it, what’s going on there, but I personally didn’t want to be on it because everybody in the world tries to get to you with scripts.
There hasn’t been anyone with whom I can discuss my scripts. Even when the film is done, there is no one I can show it to who gives his sincere opinion. There is silence.
I will do a film if there is a good scope for acting. I am looking for good scripts.
I never had a boundary as an actor and I am open to interesting scripts.
What more can an actor ask for than being surrounded by scripts to choose from?
The beauty with U.K. productions is that, most of the time, you get all of the scripts when you audition for them.
The kind of scripts I have read for web shows have been outstanding.
Showrunning is when you’re the constant creative voice in the show. For a year-and-a-half, you are working on the scripts, you’re fine-tuning them, you’re the final say on the edit, the music and the cast.
Females want other females to be really strong, so there are a whole lot of scripts that are basically just male parts renamed as a girl.
My own mentality is that I’ve retired. They send me these scripts and if I absolutely have to do it, then I go to work.
On TV, you never know where it’s going. They may even lie to you about where it’s going. You never really know because the scripts come in every couple of weeks or so.
‘The Glass Menagerie’ by Tennessee Williams is a great play. I had to read it for school when I was younger, but I started writing scripts after that. That’s what got me into writing.
Jake T. Austin
I get so many scripts a day but none of them inspires me. If I get a good inspiring script, then I will be most happy to make it into a film.
‘EastEnders’ changed everything. I was a jobbing actress living in Stepney, and I was on the dole at one point. Then people started to send me scripts, which was always my dream.
I like taking up challenges. I prefer working with scripts that are different and veer from the tried and tested. So far, it’s always worked.
Lillete Dubey
I used to do films for money earlier. I never knew what perception meant. I didn’t give too much attention to scripts. It was either to buy a house or to buy a car. There was a certain frivolity to the way I used to pick up things. I wasn’t taking my career seriously.
Sometimes you can feel the gears shifting in scripts, like really trying to make something work that feels sweaty for whatever reason. I really enjoy reading material that just flows – it’s definitely a skill to make something feel effortless.
When we design for non-Latin, we always aim to create a rhythm and texture that is sympathetic so when you have the two scripts running side by side, they create, ideally, the same tonal value on the page.
Bruno Maag
Well, with all shows that become successful, Ive always had a gut feeling. All of the shows that Ive been involved in that have become successful Ive had this gut feeling from reading the scripts.
Danny John-Jules
Death In Paradise‘ is my dream job – a fascinating character, great scripts, superb cast, and shooting in the Caribbean with French catering.
My m.o. as far as choosing projects is I really try not

My m.o. as far as choosing projects is I really try not to work. I try to not do the scripts that are offered me. I’m in this wonderful position to be able to do that. The reason I do that is because I know what it takes once I engage, what that means for me personally and for my wife.
I’ve been very fortunate with my three spec scripts – which is sort of my thematic trilogy of the American Frontier. With ‘Sicario’, ‘Hell or High Water’ and then ‘Wind River’ – which is the third – there were no rewrites. It was the first draft for all three.
A lot of times you have to dip into the independent world to find the really great projects and the really great scripts. They’re out there – you just have to search hard.
A. J. Cook
It’s true, I’m the youngest, highest-grossing French director. I have a few records, but no one knows or simply doesn’t care. That’s good, because I like that. Ultimately, I want to keep working, making a lot of movies, and get better at it. It’s about finding great scripts and bringing them to life.
Alexander Payne’s very specific. His scripts are always complete when you start working on them.
Ahana does lots of things; that’s the problem with her. She is a fashion designer and is also writing some scripts. She doesn’t want to do the regular commercial films. So she has decided that only if she really likes something, then she will take it up.
Ever since my first film, I had more producers than scripts. And I’ve realised that a certain project requires a certain kind of producer for it to be made well.
You start out with scripts pre-written, with no specific actor in mind, so you’ve got to build a character on top of that foundation. It’s not just lifting words off the page, it’s constructing a history around them as well.
I worked in script development, many years ago, and read a lot of scripts. Between that and the scripts I’ve read as an actor, and I’m a writer as well, I think I have a pretty good sense about whether the bones of a story are there and whether the structure is intact.
William Mapother
I’ve been working with a lot of people out in Hollywood on writing scripts, screenplays, directing, producing, and making music.
In my 20s and early 30s, I was drawn to scripts that had memorable dialogues and some kind of lingering message.
I don’t choose my directors, but I choose my scripts wisely.
I’ve got a room full of scripts. They go to the ceiling. I can’t even hardly walk into it anymore. Most are original, and there are some adaptations like ‘Man’s Fate.’
As an audience member, those studio films are fun. I like an adventure tale, and I also like to go see something that has more of a social pulse. I like to keep learning and trying new things. And if the scripts are good, it doesn’t really matter.
I met Rajini sir after ‘Jigarthanda,’ and he said he liked my film. He told me I could approach him whenever I had a good idea. I had never thought he would listen to scripts from new directors. After the meeting, I wondered, ‘Should I take his words seriously or not? Should I write something?’
I’m not one of those shoppers where I go to a store and I’m like, trying it on, I’m not sure, ‘Oh, can you put this on hold?’ No. It’s either love it or hate it. And it’s the same way with scripts. I usually know within the first 10 pages. If I don’t latch into it by then, then it’s not going to happen.
He was a patient man, a kind man, a man who cared about animals and human beings, all qualities not to be devalued, but James Herriot was not a saint. I tried so hard to play against some of the scripts that implied that he was a saint, but I don’t think I was always altogether successful.
I now go to my dad’s grave to read scripts and learn lines. It’s the most peaceful place. I go to see him, and it’s fantastic.
You would not believe some of the scripts I have seen. I have read something like 160 that I’ve rejected, and I keep them all, for posterity.
All my films have been larger-than-life. And since I’ve sat on almost all the scripts of the films I’ve produced, I do not compromise on aesthetics and visuals that could add to a scene.
I read a lot of scripts, so I know by page 25 if I like it or not.
Ben Cross
‘Criminal Intent’ scripts are very good. Like others involved in ‘Law & Order’ stuff, I’ve come to appreciate the lack of ‘soap,’ if you will. The story dominates. You don’t spend a lot of time with the psychological underpinnings of the police.
Jamey Sheridan
Sound is very important to us, even in our scripts. We write-in tons of sound effects.
I would play the lead role in films which have scripts that suit me.
I read a lot of scripts that I just don’t find very funny.
All of my scripts are based on other people’s novels. Generally, I consider myself as one who writes for theatre. I do not see film work as a continuation of writing for theatre. It is more of an interruption of the writing process.
All great scripts need not reach silver screen, and every good story can’t be narrated in a 2-hour film.
I have an idealistic approach to acting. I want to be great at it, but you can’t be great if the scripts are not there and the director doesn’t know what he’s doing.
There are very few parts, and very few scripts, that acknowledge women as sexual beings, or simply just recognise that women have desires.
‘The Living And The Dead’ is one of those scripts that you read and are instantly compelled and engaged by. It’s intelligent, chilling, and engrossing.
I practice reading all the time. I read everything and having so many scripts to read, which really helps out as well.
The first time someone called me a role model, I rememb

The first time someone called me a role model, I remember thinking, ‘What does that mean?’ But I feel aware of it when I’m reading scripts.
A lot of scripts that I was given I didn’t feel were right for me, because I didn’t feel anything for them – I didn’t feel like I was going to change in life and start directing.
How can you turn down Marks and Gran? Their scripts are so rich in texture.
Success is freedom – scripts coming your way and getting to choose the stories you want to tell.
Even though I am a lifelong ‘Doctor Who’ fan, I’ve not played him since I was nine. I downloaded old scripts and practised those in front of the mirror.
The reason I turn down 99% of a hundred, I mean a thousand, scripts is because romantic comedies are often very romantic but seldom very funny.
Scripts and directors make great actors, not the other way around.
About half the scripts sent to me feature characters I just can’t identify with, particularly one-dimensional businessmen or, if it’s a comedy, some absurd 10-year-old Japanese stereotype, some role related to IT or business… There’s no point in getting mad about it; it’s just the way things are.
I sort of love reading the scripts and going, ‘Oh wow, what a great idea. I never would have thought of that.’
Scripts that make characters a two-sentence description, I’m not interested in.
In the summer of 2010, I had decided to get into film and TV writing, so I wrote scripts for six different ideas I had developed, and the pilot for ‘True Detective‘ was one of them.
Yes, I did have occasional scripts like a ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ or a ‘Talwaar’ that nurtured the performer in me, but I do wish there were more options.
Hollywood versions of watershed moments in American history are generally high-minded shlock. ‘JFK,’ ‘The People vs. Larry Flynt,’ even ‘Lincoln‘: all of these boast excellent performances in scripts that are ultimately very conventional, even conservative.
There’s no one I trust in show business more than Sabrina Wind. She’s my eyes and ears when I can’t be there. She weighs in on everything, from scripts to sets to advertising.
Marc Cherry
I read a lot of scripts, and there’s a lot of good writing and a lot of OK writing and a lot of crappy writing. And even with the really good writing, it doesn’t necessarily speak to me.
When you’re shooting a network television show it inevitably starts airing a few episodes in, and depending on the ratings and the response from the public, you find yourself tweaking your performance or the scripts go in a different direction.
I look at scripts really for whether they can be moving or penetrate some kind of truth. You are constantly chasing that feeling as an actor when every part of a production comes together.
I am extremely choosy about the scripts that I accept. I choose movies from an audience point of view – keeping in mind what they would like to watch.
I write scripts in storyboard fashion using stick figures, and thought balloons and word balloons and captions. Then I’ll write descriptions of what scenes should look like and turn it over to the artist.
I am open to writing more, and not just film scripts but maybe also a book.
The Cyrillic and Greek scripts in particular have an alien beauty in their unfamiliar letterforms. Five weights of stroke thickness create subtle variations in light and dark that reflect the emerging and fading of the stars.
Bruno Maag
Writing scripts is a laborious job that can be a real pain.
My creative team filters the scripts before they reach me and a few others. We evaluate them, ponder over the budget, and think of various possibilities to get the viewer excited.
Meteorologists are pretty faces reading scripts telling you whether it’s going to rain tomorrow.
I was drawn to gay parts because of their scripts, what the roles offered.
John Sullivan’s scripts were always very funny, and cast and crew got on well.
If you want more diversity in the industry, you need diverse people writing scripts and developing them.
I just need good scripts, good films, and I am glad I am doing them.
I read a lot of bad scripts and weird television shows. I don’t know. There’s a lot of work out there I was reading at 14 years old and noticing this lack of thought. And then, reading ‘Afterschool,’ that’s full of thought. It was bursting with ideas.
There would always be scripts that came along that I turned down, like Gang Member #5 – roles that were just stereotypes.
There are definitely scripts I start reading, where it doesn’t interest me. Maybe it’ll be a good movie, but the character doesn’t intrigue me.
Scripts are very different to books. They are blueprint

Scripts are very different to books. They are blueprints for building, not the building.
It is always exciting to receive the scripts before we start on a new series.
Joe Cole
They’re pretty particular about what they show. They certainly edit the scripts and have conversations with the writers about what they are and aren’t willing to portray. But the writers and the network are pretty much on the same page.
A. L. Vijay asked if I could dance, and I just said yes. I didn’t tell him the only dancing I had done was on nights out in Liverpool. He said he would arrange workshops and help me with the scripts and the language. He liked the fact that I was English but had an Indian look.
I don’t see a difference between playing a performance capture role and a live action role, they’re just characters to me at the end of the day and I’m an actor who wants to explore those characters in fantastically written scripts. The only caveat is a good story is a good character.
I never learned to be a writer. I never took screenwriting courses. I never read anyone’s scripts. As a writer, my only guiding principle has been to write about things that scare me, write about things that make me feel vulnerable, write about things that will expose my deepest fears, so that’s how I write.
Marketing is such a key issue; in fact, the marketing department is often involved in the approval of scripts now.
As the scripts come in they are sent to the artists, and the artists are either very busy, or ready to start.
I go by my instinct in selecting scripts for my banner. Some times it works and some times it does not.
I’ve been a writer since I was 13. I’ve been writing scripts and having pitch meetings. So, when I do see people like Brit Marling getting things done, it lets me know that it’s possible. It basically just tells me, ‘Dude, get to work!’ For some reason, I think that I’m not doing enough work.
I have come close to producing films. But generally by the time they hit the screen, there’s about 50 people with producer credits, so what’s the point. I usually find scripts I like with no money attached and take them to producers that I know and try to raise finance.
Tim Roth
I have scripts that I’ve only shown to animals… and they passed on them.
The Lord Chamberlin was censoring scripts when I first came into the theater.
I remember that when I got to NYU, everyone was writing scripts. But I was 18 at the time, and when you write a script, so much of it is about what you pull from life, and this sounds sort of cheesy, but I felt like I didn’t have enough life experience at that point to write a movie.
When I first read the script a few years ago I thought it was one of the best written scripts I had ever read.
My manager sent me the first two scripts for ‘True Detective,’ and I just thought they were so interesting and that the world they were depicting was so titillating to me.
I think you have to be in an insane stratosphere in terms of fame in order to get offered really well-written scripts. Amanda Peet is definitely not in that group.
So often, I read scripts and am like, ‘This would never happen in real life. It’s not trying to be funny. It’s trying to be serious.’
I’d always had this romantic idea, ever since I’ve been writing scripts, that I would travel one day and pull up stumps, as we say in Australia. It’s a cricket reference. You can Google it. Pull up stumps in some country like Italy or Spain and do my little Truman Capote thing.
I hate it when, by page 30, I know what the lead’s going to do and then what the bad guy‘s gonna do. Mostly it’s just scripts by the numbers where nothing’s surprising, nothing’s interesting.
I have always been attracted to good scripts and try hard to make characters as believable as possible. That means trying to figure out how they would react to situations, what they eat, think, and feel.
A lot of times, especially with TV, I would get these scripts, and I’m like, ‘Oh, they want me to be the good-looking guy who’s a little bit of a rascal.’ It’s just boring.
When I sent those scripts, that was the lowest point of my life. We’d just had our second son, and when I went to collect them from hospital, I went to the bank to try and get some money to buy some diapers, the screen showed I’ve got $26 left.
I write all my scripts with Salman in mind. He understands me perfectly on the sets.
I just read the scripts that come to me, and I see the ones which I really kind of understand and connect with, whether that’s a science fiction or a period piece. It doesn’t really matter as long as they’re original and I have something to do with the character.
I really like questions. I like people who write scripts because they’re asking questions, not because they’re giving answers. It’s something that I look for.
I’d get scripts and think: ‘What’s the point of this?’
A lot of the scripts I read and the characters I get are ‘the girl’ in romantic films, and I don’t know how comfortable I am, or the world is, with me being that.
Like any other actor, I want to work with good directors, and I always look for good scripts. I’ve had to say no to some people; I suspect that’s the reason I’m called arrogant.
It was easier to do Shakespeare than a lot of modern movie scripts that are so poorly written.
I’m not really that keen on mainstream; I’m not interested in doing the normal films. I do tend to go for the quirky, different scripts.
There comes a time as you continue to write and work on

There comes a time as you continue to write and work on scripts and screenplays where you realize that you have opinions about the next step of the process, and you kind of want more control over the translation from page to screen.
I was not the kind of a principal player that was so in demand that eight or 10 or 12 scripts came per month.
As an actor, the toughest thing is being subject to circumstance. Meaning: What scripts are out there that are available?
I am a greedy actor: I want all the scripts to come to me. So I do all the good films which come my way, even if it means I’ll rest a little less.
Before ‘Whiplash,’ I’d had a string of failed scripts. I’d pour my blood, sweat and tears into them, and no one would like them.
The way I choose parts is I look at the scripts… I choose a part by whether or not it challenges me.
In terms of script, Bollywood should learn from South Indian scripts. Not talking about the fights and action, I am talking about the drama bit.
When I’m not acting, I’m writing, building an inventory of scripts. Even if they sit on the shelf, I just keep stacking them up.
If you read scripts, you would see people rarely speak like that in real life, in complete sentences.
You’re always looking for good scripts and when they’re not always forthcoming you go mad.
I was a huge Muppet fan growing up. I want to bring it back to the early ’80s Muppet movies, when the scripts could have been performed by humans.
I love to be a working actor, and I love to read scripts as they come in. If I find the script or character that is interesting, I want to transform myself into that character.
I just choose the scripts I want to work on. I don’t know why. It’s not something conscious or that I’m doing on purpose.
Gaspard Ulliel
You learn, even at ‘S.N.L.,’ that the funniest scripts a lot of the time were written with the actor, because they know what makes people laugh. It’s always going to be better if they own it.
Akiva Schaffer
Scripts specify ‘minority‘ when it doesn’t seem necessary. Given this is a traditionally liberal and progressive industry, it’s surprisingly backwards.
I’ve always wanted to work in America because of those brilliant east-coast political movies of the ’70s and ’80s – great scripts, wonderful performances, gritty urban parable.
I read a lot of scripts at the beginning of 2015.
It’s very difficult to find good scripts in Hollywood any more.
As an actor, one is constantly reading scripts and interacting with creative teams. Sometimes, things work and sometimes, they don’t. It’s never in an actor’s hands.
I won’t be able to do what I’m doing forever. There aren’t that many scripts floating around for fifty-year-old chicks.
On ‘Mr. Robot,’ because I run the writers’ room and know every decision behind every line of dialogue, I’m able to be nimble and adapt with the scripts and the moments. I never have to question what I’m doing as I’m directing the actors or going through the scenes.
Scripts can be slick and structured, but do they always contain the truth?
Tobias Menzies
After playing Saffy in ‘Ab Fab’, I needed to take time out from acting to see if I really wanted to do it. I had been doing it for a very long time and I was being sent the same sort of scripts again and again.
I read scripts movie, TV and theater. I read every novel that is published. I read every book that comes out on the theater or the movies, including the technical ones.
I’m reading scripts, desperately wanting to work. I’ve set a couple of things up for next year.
In Australia, they set up a special fund to kick films off. It was quite an enlightened sort of move. You could go to this government bureau with scripts and and get finance for films.
I admit, I do a lot of projects, but it’s because I’m in a position now where I’m reading a lot more scripts and plays and things, and I’m really listening to offers and trying to think what I want to do at any given time.
My m.o. as far as choosing projects is I really try not to work. I try to not do the scripts that are offered me.
I know a lot of people in the business recommend the many Story Structure seminars being offered here, but I point to them as the single biggest contributor to lousy scripts.
These kinds of scripts telling the stories of women are very rare.
Shin Min-a
I’ve got a big closet of scripts, and a big stack of scripts on the side of my desk, because you get a whole bunch. Nothing’s going to be perfect, and I realize that; but I am a perfectionist, so you go through a lot of stuff.
Usually, I write my scripts first, then think of the ac

Usually, I write my scripts first, then think of the actors, or I have a reference of someone.
I always try to pick up interesting scripts, and thankfully, I have been lucky to get scripts like ‘Pyaar Ka Punchnama,’ ‘Akash Vaani’, and ‘Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety.’
There’s so many things I want to do. I want to work with great filmmakers, great actors, great scripts. And there’s no reason for me to do anything short of that, because I’m 24, I don’t have a family, I don’t need to make tons of money, and I’m not dying to get famous.
Tobey Maguire
Four of my films have been remade in Tamil and Telugu. Although I haven’t seen any of these remakes, I do feel happy that I’ve been a part of good films. It’s nice to know that some scripts still leave behind a mark after their theatrical run this way, so I have to admit, it is quite flattering.
I do try to look at scripts and keep an eye out for challenging roles.
I would be surprised though if I don’t get unbelievable critical acclaim for ‘Dirty Picture’ and a national award for my actress, Vidya Balan. The movie has one of the most well-written scripts I have come across, and a lot of youngsters in my office have looked at it with great admiration.
The scripts that I take should be solid in terms of content; only then will my inability as an actor not show up on the screen.
In major studio scripts, the girls are very similar. They’re all witty and hot. I’m more of an oddball.
J. J. Abrams is a director that I’ve admired for a long time, from the very first scripts he wrote – including ‘Regarding Henry,’ which I was in.
I’m cold in summer. I’m the coldest person ever! It’s very ironic I’m never cold in the scripts. Every time I’m shooting, if you don’t see a part of me, there are hot water bottles there.
My parameter of judging a script has not changed over the years. I still go for a script where the story interests me. Yes, there are times where I might go wrong; say, out of five scripts, I might go wrong on one.
The characters I like offer a room for imagination about their untold past and future, even when the given scripts don’t explain enough about them.
When good things come in, my agent calls or sends me the script. But I allow them to sort through the offers so that I am not just sitting and reading everything because honestly, sometimes the scripts that appeal to me are projects that are not good projects, but I just really like the script or the characters.
Megan Fox
I don’t have wild dogs chasing people with scripts away from my door. I get my share. I’ve done okay. But I usually do independent stuff because that’s mostly what I’m offered.
I never choose scripts on the basis of whether the girl is like me. I don’t want to play myself… I live with myself, and it isn’t fun!
Writing film scripts is the hardest thing in the world. A script has to go to five or six drafts, and you need the feedback of other people and to keep coming back with a fresh eye, honing it down.
Like any other actor, I also look for good scripts and want to portray some memorable characters on screen.
Salim Kumar
I love travelling, and most scripts have been written while I have been travelling.
Many people from the industry come up to me and say ‘We don’t see you onscreen much.’ But where are the scripts? Do you think I am not sitting in my office and waiting for something like ‘Matru’ to happen to me? I would love to do four such films in a year.
Good scripts are difficult to come by in the industry, especially if you are an outsider.
I want to make my own films from my own scripts based on stories I want to tell, but they take time to put together.
‘The State‘ had never done improv. We used to go over scripts for weeks and argue about every joke. But I don’t know how we would have scriptedReno.’
I get a lot of scripts, but they’re all for the same type of character.
I’m just thinking I’m just like a normal actor who gets scripts, and I read them, and… if I enjoy reading them, then that’s what’s exciting, then I get excited about the audition or the project itself.
Avunu’s stellar run at the BO and the positive response from the audience was such that most scripts coming my way from Telugu have been from the horror genre!
I was kind of burned out, a little jaded, and just sort of disillusioned by all the ‘Mighty Duck’ movies and everything just being about making money and not really caring about scripts anymore.
I believe realism is nothing but an analysis of reality. Film scripts have a synthetical constitution.
I really hate people that spoil stuff by putting scripts online. I don’t mind so much people that do movie spoilers when the movie is out in the theater. If you haven’t gotten there the first weekend, it’s on you to not read reviews or anything. But to put up screenplay reviews just kills me.
I regard myself as a beautiful musical instrument, and my role is to contribute that instrument to scripts worthy of it.
I find the most interesting and most daring scripts tend to be for independent films.
I don’t get a lot of romantic comedy scripts.
Whenever I hear the narration for a new film, I have th

Whenever I hear the narration for a new film, I have this process back home where my mother reads all my scripts.
I take time to write my script, if I have more scripts, I will make more movies.
I think especially as creative people we rely so heavily on our gut instinct to create emotional beats or bring scripts to life. Go with what you feel is right, because thats all we can really do. Were the expert of our own experience, so be as authentic as you can.
I came to Hollywood and felt myself an outsider, and I was sent all these action thrillers and superhero scripts.
Pilot season’s such a strange time. You get such a concentrated amount of scripts. A lot of them become white noise after a while. When something really pops, it becomes apparent very quickly. I’m quite instinctive about that. I know, normally by about 10 pages in, whether I want to do something or not.
I don’t get that many scripts. Back in Australia, I’ve pretty much done my own shows and really no work outside of that. It’s only now that I’m starting to read some Hollywood film scripts, and I’ve read some really great ones.
Jason Gann
There’s not a huge pile of scripts at home. It’s what happens to be on the table at that moment with your availability. And then you have no control over when these things come out.
There’s no point in me meeting with a bunch of producers or studios, because I’ll write my own scripts in my own time.
I think on our first two movies we weren’t really writing for anybody else above us and that’s not to say that movies aren’t ours in the way we want them to be in terms of the scripts.
I can’t imagine something worse than scripts being written into a tunnel, thinking, ‘I don’t know when this ends. I don’t know.’ It usually ends when people get sick of it, but I think it’s great when it gets to end on its own terms.
Scripts were rather scarce in 1968. We did a lot of Amiri Baraka’s plays, the agitprop stuff he was writing. It was at a time when black student organizations were active on the campuses, so we were invited to the colleges around Pittsburgh and Ohio, and even as far away as Jackson, Mississippi.
‘The Inbetweeners’ would have been a success with a totally different cast because the scripts are good – so while we were fortunate enough to be cast in it, we feel we still have a lot to prove.
Simon Bird
I have always wanted to be more interested in scripts.
Hollywood is in control of politics and has imported their action-filled movie scripts into the real world.
Madam Chief Minister‘ is one of the most exciting scripts I have read and it possessed me.
I live in a small town in Connecticut, and they don’t write scripts there, but I get them anyway because my agent is in Los Angeles.
It certainly isn’t like I’m reading scripts thinking I need to do something really different. But you want to stretch yourself and challenge yourself; that’s really the major turnon when you’re going into work.
I was a judge for the 2014 NYMF season. I’ve done it for a few years. They send you a certain amount of scripts and scores, and you rank them.
The wonderful thing about ‘Star Trek‘ is that they’re very open to suggestions for scripts and story ideas from the viewers. That’s really unique.
Carel Struycken
I don’t look for roles, for they come to me. Mind you, it’s not like I’m sitting in the middle of the floor with thousands of scripts around me. When work comes up, it’s good. I love it. Work doesn’t feel like work.
Be serious. You’ve got to do the job you were hired to do well, but there’s always more you can do. When I was an assistant, I would say to myself, ‘You may not be an executive, but act like one.’ I would volunteer for any creative assignment – read scripts, do ‘coverage,’ write notes.
Stacey Snider
A lot of my time is spent watching films and reading scripts. And it can be all-consuming. And it’s obviously something I’m fortunate that is both my work and my hobby. It’s what I would naturally be doing anyway.
Dream projects are always a funny thing to label. I guess just more exciting scripts in my inbox. Maybe an exciting script about John Lennon.
Andrew Gower
‘Carrie Diaries‘ was one of the scripts that was sent my way, and it was instantly something I wanted to work on. It was very charming, and there’s a lot of heart to it. It was touching and nostalgic and relatable, and it validates so many coming-of-age issues in an open and honest way. I think it speaks to real life.
Ellen Wong
When I choose projects, I don’t stipulate between film or theatre or television. I receive scripts and I read scripts – and when I read a script that’s good, I then get married to it and talk to my agent about what happens next.
Hallmark Channel treats their actors and actresses with utmost respect. Their scripts remind of me of why entertainment exists in the first place: escape.
The first time that somebody handed me a sheet of paper with a promo on it, it was like a ‘throw up in your mouth’ kind of moment. And it’s not, like, their fault, you know? It’s not the writers’ fault. But if was my world, there would be no written promos; there’d be no scripts.
I won’t read scripts because I have a limited amount of time. Why should I help other people do lame stuff when I can just go out and put on lame stuff of my own?
I had been quite judicious about the scripts I was reading, but nothing was really taking my fancy until I pulled this script out: ‘Lucifer.’ I have to say, within about three or four pages, I thought it was hilarious; I laughed out loud a couple of times and knew this is the one that I wanted to do.
The Telugu industry and their scripts are extremely nice.
Films need a good direction, strong scripts, and hardworking actors. ‘Wazir’ has all of these.
I can take scripts directly to actors. Agents don't lik

I can take scripts directly to actors. Agents don’t like to hear that.
At 14, I started reading popular scripts, wanted to learn Telugu, read books and improve my language. Then I got married at 15.
Sowcar Janaki
I try to find scripts of stories that kinda celebrate the human condition… let’s talk about the tough world out there and the human spirit overcoming adversity.
I was deliciously happy filming ‘True Blood.’ I even kept all the scripts in my office, which I never do with any script. Although I did shred them all in one go when the series finished; it seemed like a ritual, somehow.
I learned so much by being an actor, and part of my sort-of development as a writer is big thanks to the scripts I read in my acting life.
I am a little old fashioned, and I love to have my scripts printed out. There is something magical about feeling the paper, making notes and page marks.
Olga Fonda
I think it took me seven years before I got the script for ‘Frozen River.’ That’s the movie I had been looking for my whole career. When I read that, I knew I had to shoot that movie – that it’d be a game-changer. It was one of those scripts where I read it, and I was like, ‘This movie could get into Sundance.’
I am the public, a boy from Chandigarh who’s bought tickets in black and revered films since childhood, and when I choose scripts, I take out the garb of an actor-slash-star, and I consume the script as a layman.
It’s overwhelming and humbling to be the recipient of a National Award, and I only hope to find scripts now that will solidify that honor.
I quit doing the movies because the wrestling was going so good and was so on fire during the ’80s and ’90s, but I was getting all these movie scripts.
I have been reading scripts, going to auditions and looking for the right opportunities.
I hadn’t done comedy before ‘Fresh Meat‘ – I hadn’t really been seen that way, and then ‘Fresh Meat’ came out, and suddenly a lot more comedy scripts were coming my way, which was really great.
To do stories that I love, scripts that I love, and work with people who are passionate about them and passionate about projects – whether that’s on stage or television or film, that’s the kind of environment I want to work in.
Our characters were antiseptic but we weren’t. And if you remember what we did on BATMAN, as the scripts were written very funny, we played them very straight.
Burt Ward
If the scripts are not good, I’ll tell somebody, ‘This isn’t good.’
I don’t use composers. I research music the way I research the photographs or the facts in my scripts.
With my characters, I prefer to not say too much, and in fact, I tend to cut down some of the lines in most scripts I get.
You have to read scripts and audition and develop relationships. It takes a long time to develop a body of work but over the last 25 years I guess I’ve done that many movies. In hindsight it may seem effortless, but there’s a lot of work that goes into it.
I am not bothered about money. I have no dreams that feature money. I dream only of good cinema and good scripts.
There’s editing, and scripts to read and edit, and casting, and all the elements of production that just sort of take up the normal downtime that you would have as an actor. So there’s not a lot of that for me.
There have been actresses who transitioned and nobody knew. But for me, with everybody knowing my history, it will be harder. I’m sure there are some great scripts calling for an ultra-glamorous woman. And I’m prepared to be ultra-glamorous.
Candis Cayne
I always give importance to scripts first, and remuneration is something that comes later.
At some point, I would like to start creating my own things. If people don’t write the scripts I like, then I will do my own.
I went to film school, worked as an assistant, and wrote several scripts that haven’t gotten made.
Lauren Miller
My dad’s got a brilliant eye for scripts ‘cos he’s a literary agent. He and my agent read a load of scripts and filter them.
I’m always attracted to lower budget, not because it’s lower budget, but because they tend to be better scripts. It’s the scripts that tend to be the small arthouse film that tend to be more actor-led and character driven.
Nowadays, the actors who say that they get plenty of scripts everyday but don’t have time to go through them are nothing but big liars. The reality is – they don’t even have a single script in their hand!
I’ve received some English-speaking scripts, but I was not interested in them.
I wound up getting pulled into being a consultant on the Lifetime drama ‘For the People.’ The executive producer said, ‘I want you to write scripts.’ We sold pilots to a bunch of different networks.
I think the scripts for ‘Line of Duty‘ and ‘Blood’ are both asking the audience to get involved in speculating as to what is going to happen next, or what should be happening next.
Good scripts have always been, I think, hard to find. Good storytelling, good writing – it’s just not easy. I have made it a point that – if I’m going to put the energy into doing this work – I will wait until I find something I’m really happy with.
Chris Cooper
If I have to choose between a Bollywood film and Pakist

If I have to choose between a Bollywood film and Pakistan film, it may sound cliched, but I will go with the script first. And if both the scripts are equally good, then I will choose a Pakistan film.