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Story Development, Script Breakdowns, and Film Budgets
What if the reach of your story exceeds the grasp of your budget? Meet the team and see how they rework their TV pilot presentation script so that it will fit inside their limited budget.
Making It: Episode 1
How to write a script for your budget
You have a great idea for a TV show. You’ve already written the pilot, but producers won’t read unsolicited scripts and you’re tired of visualizing the idea in your head. That’s when you decide it’s time to make a proof of concept - a pilot presentation. Where do you begin?
The answer is pre-production.
In the first episode of our pre-production web-series, we perform a script breakdown to create a preliminary film budget. One BIG problem — it will be 5x more expensive than the budget allows. The team must jump back into the story development phase and rewrite the script so that it will fit inside their limited film budget. What happens next?
Watch the episode to find out.