The Importance of the First Page
When writing a spec script, your number one concern should be to grasp the attention of the reader from page one. You won’t get past a reader’s desk and into the hands of the one that could actually option/buy your script if you don’t engage the reader and give him a reason to keep reading your script. From my years of working for a big studio and as a judge at multiple film and script competitions, I have come to realize the importance of the first page. Both readers at studios/production companies and readers for competitions read hundreds, if not thousands, of scripts a year. So how do you get noticed?