Writing the script:
Check out these places for some great writing advice...
www.absolutewrite.com/forums (script writing)
www.simplyscripts.com Discussion board
If you haven't already, pick up a book called The Screenwriter's Bible by David Trottier. It's a must for anyone looking to get into screenwriting.
After you've written it:
If you want control over how it's filmed, the only choice you have is to make it yourself because if you sell the script, it's out of your hands. The producer, director, cinematographer, actors -- all will add their own interpretations of your script once they get their hands on it. This is just a given; a screenwriter retaining final control over his/her script happens about once every never. Unless you're Tarantino, or someone with clout enough to do whatever you want.
Believe me; I made my first script sale last year and within a month, after a director had signed on, the script no longer resembled what I'd written. It made me wonder if they liked my script enough to buy it, why would they want to change everything about it? But, that's just how it goes. When dealing with the film industry, you're dealing with a lot of egos and a lot of people wanting to add their own little things to your story.
So they only way to have total control over it is, like I said, to make it yourself. Just be sure to do your homework first.
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