Which version of my script should I show around?
I am writing one that I want to be my feature debut in directing, once I have had more experience. I started out writing where it mostly concentrates on plot and development of mostly the main protagonist. And the opening scene is the 'hook'. However I have come up with a different opening before the hook. An opening which explores the backgrounds of the main character but also more of other characters and some flashbacks and subplots shown for about five to ten minutes, before the hook occurs.
But readers might find the character exposition not as grasping which is why I want to get to the hook right on the first page. I mean in a movie like The Deer Hunter for example, you have a full hour of character introduction, before it gets on more with the plot. So if I were showing this script to producers and actors, wanting to get my foot in the door, should I show them the hook right away one, or should I show them the one, that has all the scenes I will want to be filming?