I worked on a feature today that already has financing. The writer-director, a talented young man with a bright future said during our private session, “This is my big break. Do you think I have a good enough script to win awards?”
Because of his definition of “good enough,” I was able to be honest and say, “Not yet,” and explain why.
If he had asked is it good enough to please me, I would have said yes. However, there are still a few problems with his structure and character development that are keeping it from pleasing others the same way.
I am confident he and I will get it to that point.
The moral here is to define what “good enough” or “great” means to you before you ask for advice.