Long years of writing screenplay is inadequate is to become a script doctor really. Because once a writer is judgmental and sentimental by nature it could get in the way of treating diseased screenplays even if the writer has been writing for years on end.
A script doctor is indispensable for every film maker. Especially here in Nigeria that a film maker wears different hats, including the screenwriter’s hat. The original screenplay can be yours but you need the owl-like eye of a script doctor to chisel the screenplay into shape.
A Script Doctor always know for sure what is wrong with a screenplay and exactly how to fix it.
This skill comes with years of practice, experience and one other thing that is innate and special. It is a can-fix attitude. It is a leadership skill, a problem-solving skill, one that believes it can save the world if necessary.
That said, then how do you find a good script doctor?
Two ways to go about it are; one, employ a recommended one. Two, test or interview the writer; the same way Donald Trump will do before hiring an apprentice.As a film maker, wear all the hats you need to if necessary but get a script Doctor to give your screenplay the humph it deserves.