Choosing a title for your script -Part 2
Here are the final two tips to Choosing a Title for you Script:
Although it’s not deal breaker, it may be wise to check out the originality of your working title. A good source to use is IMDB.com -Make a search on your potential title and it will show you all the matches that are already on the system. Who would’ve thought there are 28 different projects all named “Lost”, most of which were already released before the famous J.J. Abrams series.
Ambiguity can either work for or against your script. They mystery behind it may attract attention and intrigue, or it may give your reader the wrong first impression, only to disappoint when they actually read it. For example, ’Heavenly Creatures’ may create an illusion of something completely different to what the story actually entails, but would readers be disappointed after reading the script? Probably not. Choose your battles wisely.
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