Everything we produce is written specifically for each individual client, based on their own casting. The way that we arrive at that really specific writing is: we have you do a little homework on your end – nothing scary or intimidating, but we encourage you to speak with representation first and foremost. If you’re doing this to get representation, then talk with teachers, mentors, coaches – people who can help you get specific with your casting. What we’ll need eventually, and it’s totally fine if you don’t have it now, is a simple premise line for each scene.
A premise line consists of THREE basic components:
- The character
- The situation that character is in
- And who you’re talking to
I’ll give you an example. Let’s say young mom is your casting. Rather than saying, “Write me a dramatic young mom scene,” – that’s so general.
You could give us a premise line such as:
Young mom telling her 4 year-old daughter why daddy’s never coming home again because he got killed in Afghanistan.
Or, even more succinctly:
So now we have an idea of what you’re really trying to showcase. You can also tell us the genre that scene falls under, and then tell us if there’s a certain show that that scene should emulate or feel like. Every show has its own tone – Grey’s Anatomy/Private Practice feel one way, which is different than House, which is different than Mercy, etc. Or if it’s a film actor that you liken yourself to, which actor IN WHICH FILM since they’re all so different from project to project.