you wrote a script… are you therefore the person to direct it ?

Do you really think that just because you can write a script means you can direct a movie ??? Sorry.. but you're dead wrong. A good director can see the entire story in their head, and know where to cut, rework, modify, and simply dump material and story to get a solid commercial film made on budget and on time based on a brilliant script. They need to know how everything works...
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If you write a screenplay, or even a basic story… REGISTER IT WITH THE WGA and Copyright it.

If you write a screenplay, or even a basic story... REGISTER IT WITH THE WGA. As your project progresses you can always update the registration. When you finish it before delivery Copyright it with the LIbrary of Congress. But, in the meantime get it registered with the WGA. You can do it at WGA West on line for $25. If you ever get into a credit grab situation you'll be thankf...
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Do you let your actors go “off script” ? Absolutely.

Do you let your actors go "off script" ? Absolutely. I certainly do, some of the best stuff happens off script... I am very picky about getting rehearsal time, and read throughs, and talking through the character but, I believe my actors are trained professionals and I believe in them. So I would be an idiot not to let then have a chance to play in character on set. I alway wan...
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