Write a Script – Movie or Miniseries?


First and foremost as an author, #1 follow your passion. Should you feel your idea/concept could be better served by writing a miniseries than writing a 90 minute movie, I say “do it” and give all of it you’ve got.

Many writers only have too, a lot of content to narrow done, right? A lot of ideas, way too many thoughts, way too many words, way too many possibilities – welcome to the planet to be a writer. No real matter what, its about focusing and picking an underlying theme so your primary character can exist in some sort of where you get to tell an account nonton movie 21 online, a compelling story others will need to hear and take part in by watching the story play from a screen – big or small.

If your calling in life as an aspiring writer leads you to think you’ve got a significant amount of data in a particular concept to condense into a 90 minute movie and a miniseries may be the direction you decide to go, keep in mind that miniseries are not stated in enough quantity that writers “who are able to accomplish that” are increasingly being sought after.

Remember, as an aspiring writer, you write a spec script as a sample of your projects, not really much to have’that’particular script produced. Writers have to write and write they do, many, many scripts, which shows their capability to write. It’s not exactly about the concept you’ve got as a possible movie – plenty of great ideas don’t translate to the page – to the screen. Pick your ideas carefully, develop them well, know the craft of scriptwriting and write with the intent to market (not for validation and praise).

As an author, and all writers face this, your works-in-progress gets tweaked and tweaked until it becomes a good script. Focusing and finding that certain element that will drive your primary character through the movie or show is paramount in all writing. Since you’re new at writing I would suggest staying on the highway to really hammering out the script you’ve started as a characteristic – all writing done properly makes you a much better writer. If you complete one well written script you’re in a much better place to write the 4+ scripts that a miniseries would demand. If you’re a fantastic writer with many, many well written (professionally evaluated for feedback) scripts under your belt then you might more or less bang out the numerous scripts necessary for a miniseries. But, if you’ve not completed one well written script, make sure you learn the craft of good writing (that’s not only idea-wise its formatting as well) when you commit yourself to the all consuming arduous task of the demands of multiple scripts.

If your final result is usually to be recognized as a specialist writer then really learning the craft is vital before spending some time, effort, blood, sweat and tears on this type of big undertaking as a miniseries. It’s your decision though, so follow your inner guidance. Make your thoughts and ideas serve you. Don’t let those thoughts and ideas run the show, dictate – you’re the god for the project and you need to make your thoughts last NOT be described as a slave in their mind or they’ll make folly with you and run you ragged and waste your time.

See yourself in the future as one particular exceptional individuals hiding explosive potential. Utilize that writing talent you are blessed with. You’re walking into that world where creative sparks can set off an explosion of prosperity. Have a specialist guide or mentor to help you capitalize on your own genius within and identify it. I rely on your hidden talents and by this time around next year you could be a valuable asset in the entertainment industry, a different person reaching out and touching the success, wealth, and happiness you deserve.

If you want to write a miniseries – choose it.

Lena Banks – scriptwriting consultant, scriptwriter, producer, Producer’s Rep, Investor’s Rep, and development expert. – 18+ years Hollywood’s Best Kept Secret.