Script Mechanics:-Understanding and Fixing the Script
Linda contributed an article to The Film Business - A Handbook for Producers Edited by Tom Jeffrey entitled Script Mechanics - Understanding and Fixing the Script
If you want to be a successful film producer, you'll keep Film Business close at hand: one copy on your desk and one copy on your bedside table. The Producer makes films happen. With all the skill of the best circus juggler the producer moves a film project forward from idea to release,as quickly as possible, on time and on budget. The producer has clear goals and oversees the creative process with efficiency, passion and unflagging enthusiasm.
Film Business explains all you need to know to become a successful producer. The book covers building a business plan, selecting and analysing scripts, and creating strategies for deal-making, as well as the production and marketing of projects in a range of genres and markets from traditional cinema to digital interactive media and multi platforms. With amusing anecdotes and invaluable advice from industry experts, this handbook provides you with the tools you need to run a sustainable business in both the local and international screen production environments. Every aspiring film-maker needs Film Business. More than just a reference book, it provides ideas and insights about what to do at each stage.
Linda Aronson's article 'Script Mechanics, Understanding and Fixing the Script' provides detailed practical down to earth screenplay creative development advice for film producers, including advice on adapation, stress and crisis, rewriting, working productively with writers and best practice in script development.