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    From: J. Michael Straczynski <>
 Subject: Script Standards?
      To: CIS  
    Date: 3/23/1998 2:47:00 PM  

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Rebecca Eschliman <> asks:
> Do you write a script intentionally just a bit over, since it
> would be easier to edit down than to scramble to add the
> necessary after editing? If so, have you ever written a script
> that came in *exactly* as you wrote it?

You never know exactly how long it's going to be on film; you
ballpark the page count, and sometimes you come in a bit long,
sometimes you come in a bit short. We're usually pretty close to time,
and only have to do small line cuts. Easier to trim than to add after
the fact.


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