I’ve been continuing to work on my script, first announced here. It’s up to 60 pages now. The original homework assignment was for 35 pages; I liked writing so I just kept going after I turned the assignment in. 60 pages is long enough that one might call this a feature length movie script. “Feature length” is not well-defined, but I think generally it means “longer than a TV show episode”. TV show episodes tend to be around 45 minutes, and with each page of a script being more or less equal to one minute of film time, mine’s an hour long now. Even if the 1 page/1 minute ratio is not accurate, I’ve got about 15 minutes of leeway, and my script’s not even done yet.
I did eventually become comfortable with a name for my story: “[The] Rose and the Wolf”. I say “become comfortable with” because it was one of the first names I considered, I just didn’t like it. I couldn’t think of anything better, though, so the name stuck. Now I just have to decide whether to include that first “the”. It shouldn’t be there because Rose is a character, not a thing. Yet the name doesn’t sound right to me without it.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences this Wikipedia permalink, which says basically the same thing)“Under Academy rules, a feature-length motion picture must have a running time of more than 40 minutes and must have been exhibited theatrically on 35mm or 70mm film, or in a qualifying digital format.” Obviously my script hasn’t been exhibited theatrically yet, but it would fit the running time requirement. (Link broken? Try