Speaking of scene direction: a savvy writer will always find a way to make the scene direction dynamic. An unbroken 8-line block of prose to start each scene is boring to look at and can be a slog to get through. Pilot scripts are not books; they are meant to mimic the feeling of watching an episode. If something exciting is happening, it should be written in an exciting way to try to suggest how intense the scene will be once filmed. There is no hard and fast rule here, but large chunks of no-frills scene direction are extremely scarce in professional pilot scripts. Characters and locations requiring extensive description should be fleshed out in the Show Bible (see below) to make best use of the pilot script’s pages.