The fate of your script is decided within the first minute.
Whether you're submitting to a producer, manager, agent, or a screenplay writing contest, your script's fate is sealed by the time the reader finishes the first page. Making it past a Hollywood reader is a major hurdle for anyone to overcome. The truth is, if you don't grab the reader by page one of your script, you've probably lost them forever. But it doesn't have to be that way.