NAMING THE CHARACTERS
You can get caught up in this NAMING part of the Script Planning. Fast decisions needed. BUT, until the script is signed off, as the Final Draft, you can make changes. However, it's useful to get the essentials of a character sorted out fast. And the name is an essential.
NOTE that some members of the Project can get emotionally involved in certain names. We all attach emotion and symbols to some names. Curious, isn't it? But you are broadcasting to an audience out there.
Only choose names that serve the interests of the characters and the plot, and the genre.
SUGGESTION: Purchase a TV listings magazine which gives all the cast names - characters and actors. ('Radio Times' - UK, which includes radio plays.) Search the Internet for film character listings. Use these first names, second names and nicknames as material.
The suggestions are out there - make lists. Keep looking.
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