Long story short, I edited it to death, but apparently, missed something in my script that needs changing. Is there a way to update the script to change the minor typo, without entering another submission?
No Sable, once you've entered your submission, that's it.
Don't mess with it if it's submitted. I made a stupid mistake also and I thought to add something in the notes. Instead of 'shuttle' I wrote 'van.' Because I kept seeing a van picking them up from the house to take them to the airport. What the heck is an airport van? I don't know. I do know that years ago they optioned Hyber. And I read it. Int. House. Winter. It didn't matter. The story was good. The script was good. Let them decide first.
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Don't bother about that minor typo, all scripts have them. The script of "the Wall" which was bought and produced by amazon and will be released in may this year has at least a typo in almost every couple of pages, some pages even have several typos. Another script I read online, that of "the Predator" starring Arnold S, has a typo in almost every page and yet it was bought and made.
If you have an excellent script, all your typo sins are forgiven.
i read a couple pages of your script and I just couldn't see any typo. By the time you read some of the optioned scripts, you'd see typos in the first few pages. That said, your script has some technical problems that could encourage amazon to reject it:
1. In page one you write as though you are a the director of the movie. You give detailed camera directions, right up to the title. Anyone reading the first page of your script will realised you are a director writing your own script, and not a writer writing a spec script. This kind of writing is best done when you already have a foot into the door and you'll eventually direct your script. As a spec writer, to make your script more readable, you'll need to remove all the camera directions and angles plus any director's notes.
2. There are many instances you are telling us the story. This is a movie and not a radio show. Show us the movie, do not tell us what happened, we prefer to see it. A case in point is in pages 7 and 8 when Betty was describing how Lucy disappeared. It would have been more dramatic to see it than to hear it.
3. Large blocks of dialogue lines, some as long as 11 lines. This will bore the reader. You probably have these long dialogues because you are telling us the action instead of showing us. Trottier once said that 3 - 4 lines of dialogue is okay. Anything longer is a SPEECH!
4. Too many inmemorable characters that I find difficult to identify with. This is meant to be a 30-minute supernatural flick, so I expected to be grabbed and frightened right from the get go, but, maybe because I am a strong and brave man, I found nothing in the first early pages to churn my stomach or really grab my attention. I'll suggest you read the script of "GET OUT" to see how a slow-moving horror flick can get your attention from the beginning to the end.
5. I wish you luck, but I feel amazon's open submission is looking for spec scripts not a full-featured director's script (directors have a back door to submit that yields them more favorable outcomes), but they might well make an exception for a script that is virtually typo free.
Just delete the whole thing. Work on it some more, and if you think someone would want to read it, re-submit it. Don't know why anyone would want to leave the script online permanently anyway.
I like keeping work on amazon. It creates a nice centralized location for my portfolio. It's definitely worth updating your projects.as you create new drafts.