Final Screenplay from The Goldfarb Trilogy Starting the Rounds
Texas Justice, the last of three screenplays derived from my soon-to-be-published novel, "The Goldfarb Trilogy" has been submitted to the Wiki Screenplay Contest as well as to the Austin Film Festival. An ad will go out to thousands of film festivals early next month who may request that I also submit to them. Some few hundred requests may be expected to which I will submit to about a dozen.

The three books in the trilogy are "Moving With Baby," "The Solitario," and "Texas Justice." Two of the screenplays have the same names, but I named the screenplay derived from "The Solitario" to "Don't Mess With Texas," which I thought was a more appealing title that would relate to more people that the topographic feature which is featured prominently in the novel. The background for most of this material came from my living and working in various parts of the U.S. as an exploration geologist.
I happened on two interesting tools used in the Final Draft scriptwriting programs. One is a night setting which gives you a black background on which white letters appear. The other was an audio program that reads the script. The voice is somewhat mechanical and it reads exactly what is on the page, numbers, notes, and all; but it allowed me to listen through the script line by line and make more than 25 corrections to the script that I had missed in the script's 107 pages.
Final Draft was and remains the industry standard for scriptwriters. It enables the writer to automatically incorporated the spacings, indentations, capitalizations, and many other scriptwriting conventions that are necessary to correctly format a script. George Lucas does not need to bother with such trash, but the rest of the world's screenwriters do.

Author's Bio: 

Wm. Hovey Smith is an outdoorsman, former combat engineer officer, and the author of more than 20 books, a producer of over 1000 YouTube videos, and an international speaker on business topics. As a professional geologist and business owner he incorporates his past work into his novels and screenplays which results in the creation of interesting characters placed in interesting settings.