It’s time for another TMS video history lesson, this time about Carrie Fisher’s unsung skills as one of Hollywood’s most notable script doctors!
Script doctoring, or script consulting, is a skill that often goes uncredited and unacknowledged in Hollywood.
Writers will get hired to polish up an existing screenplay; just like doctors, they diagnose problems and suggest solutions.
Carrie Fisher’s career as a script doctor became the stuff of legend in the 1990s.
Fisher was responsible for fixing up Hook in 1991, Sister Act in 1992, Lethal Weapon 3 in 1992 and The Wedding Singer in 1998.
Fisher has been said to be one of the script doctors on board to fix all three of the Star Wars prequel scripts.
Take it from Carrie Fisher, young writers: don’t let other people take advantage of you. »