The Screenplay

View or download the PDF format: Screenplay for Smart Mouth

View: Notes on reading a screenplay

Bryan Marvis is an award-winning screenwriter who has written a T.V. pilot adaptation of Smart Mouth, the novel by Holly Lorincz

He has said, “Like all adaptations, the challenge is to honor the spirit of the original source, its major characters and storylines, while recognizing that no two art forms can, or should be, exact mirror images of the other.”  Nevertheless, Bryan did his utmost to capture the essence of the early chapters of Smart Mouth in creating what he and Holly hope will be the first episode of a new T.V. series.

For those of you unfamiliar with screenplay or teleplay format, Bryan has included some notes that should be helpful.  He recommends you take a look at this before you read the pilot.