I was talking to my good friend and slick director Suki the other day. We were talking about forthcoming productions and our plans for the new year. Part of this was a quick outline of a new feature script he is working on - Analogue. An interesting story, which obviously I can't go into here, and the central protagonist is a cop.
I know it seems obvious, and it is when it isn't your script, but always rethink your genders. This was a piece of advice I read a long time ago (can't remember where) and I also try to apply it from now on. Why does it have to be a male cop. It doesn't matter to his story, but it will make a difference to the film.