7 Script Editing Tips that Will Take Your Screenplay from Good to Great

7 Tips to Help You Start Editing Your Film Script

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7 script editing tips

"an experienced film editor would cut the dialog conveying that trait directly and replace it with a scene where the female lead glares and avoids every man she comes across that resembles her father."

Maybe. But to set that up, we have to show her father, identify him as such, have her reject several men, then clarify that she doesn't dislike men in general, just those that resemble him. That's an entire scene, maybe two. It's more cost-effective to give someone else the line and be done with it. She rejects one guy. WOMAN: "It's not you, Phil. She doesn't like guys that remind her of her dad." A page or less, instead of six.