First Impressions: Adaptation

International Screenwriters' Association • 20 days ago

1) You’ll notice that they decided to focus fully on Kaufman rather than introduce the other lead characters in the first 5 minutes. How do you balance establishing your main character before diving into the rest of the world of your script?

2) If you know this film, you know there is a LOT of foreshadowing that happens up front. Do you use foreshadowing in your writing? If so, how do you effectively do it without it seeming obvious?