Lesson #1: Good Scripts Are Not Falling Off Trees

Since seriously deciding I wanted to make a movie, there’d been a question nagging on me: are there great, undiscovered scripts out there just waiting to be discovered?

I’ve been around enough aspiring filmmakers to know that many of them feel that what they have made is totally awesome, and if only they could get other people to sit down and watch it, they’d agree. These people often feel (not always, but often enough) that they are being shut out of movie-making, shut out of getting funded, shut out of getting a distribution deal, not because they lack skill or because their product isn’t good enough, but because “the system” has conspired to ignore minor artists like themselves, who just haven’t hit it big yet.