Writing a script seemed quite exciting for me, so I wanted my script to look professional, but I wasn’t sure on how a script should look like. So I decided to find some professional scripts to base my style on. I found www.imsdb.com to be very helpful to give me an insight on how scripts should look like.
Therefore, I set out to find out how to format my script correctly. www.scriptologist.com/Magazine/Formatting/formatting.html was a good site to see the process of the script formatting, but I found a piece of software called celtx, this software was free and easy to use. Which helped me create a professional looking script.
I feel that casting will be a hard task so I have decided to do some research on where I can get actors. After being referred by Jools to look at www.starnow.co.uk , it made me aware on how you can pay actors, those being no payment, expenses paid or a wage. I was intrigued by being able get actors through websites. I found that www.talenttext.com and www.acting.net were really decent also.
However, I thought I would research on local groups of actors which might be useful. I found a group at the ICC, which is a part of the YMCA. I have contacted this group and they sound promising. http://www.ymca.org.uk/pooled/profiles/BF_COMP/view.asp?Q=BF_COMP_20212
Also, I have visited the arts theatre in Hockley, they have a lot of youth groups, varying from 8 to 18, which will be probably useful in the future.
Moreover, I have researched on acting contracts and by reading quite a few stories, I have noticed that a lot of the time, actors pull out for many reasons. So I believe it is sensible to put forward a contract very early on in the stages, so your actors can’t drop out.