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A spec script is a "speculative" screenplay, one that the Variety slanguage dictionary defines as being "shopped or sold on the open market, as opposed to one commissioned by a studio or production company."
Spec scripts are written for various reasons:
- by writers who hope to have a script optioned and eventually purchased by producers or studios;
- by writer/directors who want to direct a film themselves;
- by amateur writers hoping to convince a literary agent to represent them or a producer to hire them.