CELEBRITY GIST: Popular Nollywood Actress cum film-maker, OMONI OBOLI, have come out to explain in her own words, what makes a good movie script. Why don’t you join us on Nollywood Community as we explore and discuss what makes a good movie script!
In case you didn’t know, a movie script or a screenplay is a 90-120 page document written in Courier 12pt font on a 8 1/2″ x 11″ bright white three-hole punched paper. A screenplay can be an original piece, or based on a true story or previously written piece, like a novel or stage play. Movie scripts or screenplays is the job of a screenwriter or scriptwriter, so to speak.
In a recent interview, Omoni Oboli as a film-maker was asked, what makes a good script? Here’s what she had to say:
“To me, a good script starts with the story; the story first of all has to be captivating. It has to be a story that if I am telling it to you, you will be enraptured, you will listen, and you will love the story. So, the story itself before being written has to be captivating. Then the writing style is also important, you know, the dialogue shouldn’t be just plain. The way the story is being developed is also important. If I tell you the story and you like it, doesn’t mean that it will be a great script. If it is not developed properly, if the scenes are not crafted properly, it might come out looking bad. So, the crafting of the scene is very important and the dialogue is also very important.”
Mrs Oboli was also asked what her experience as a director was like, and here’s what she had to say:
“I love being a director. My first love will always be acting but I love being a director. Being a director makes it possible for me to give birth to what I write. I have always been writing since when I was a little girl. I love writing. When you write and someone else directs it, it takes on the life of that person, really. That is why they say a movie is by a director. The fact that I brought the money to shoot the movie doesn’t make it my movie, but it becomes my movie when I direct it, because that script is from my point of view, that script is being seen from where I am standing. So, for me, directing means being able to give my script my DNA.”
Omoni Oboli recently released the official trailer for her latest movie titled FIRST LADY, where she played the character of an Ashawo (Prostitute).
What words do you have for Omoni Oboli, and what do you think of writing movie scripts for Nollywood film-makers ?
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