Where's the Story Gone? Why originality has become a dirty word in the industry

Room: Final Draft Marquee
Time: Sunday 2:00pm

with Steve La Rue
moderated by David Reynolds

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How can we reinvigorate the industry by writing stories that are fresh and original while also playing to the strengths of the commercial marketplace?

It’s easy to point fingers at studio executives and directors like Michael Bay who seem to be perpetually making another ‘Transformers’ film. But their industry, while in decline, still makes money, and the logic of NOT risking hundreds of $millions on more ‘original’ screenplays makes sense, but rarely makes great movies.

Join Steve LaRue as we explore the sweet spot between the commercial and the creative so that we, the screenwriters, can retake control of our destiny by offering solutions and not just complaining about why things should be different.

Appearing in this session

David Reynolds

David Reynolds – Screenwriter

Disney and Pixar writer David Reynolds credits include; Finding Nemo, Toy Story 2 & 3 and The Emperor's New Groove.
David Reynolds
Steve La Rue

Steve La Rue – TV Development Exec

Credits include: Buffy, X-Files, The Simpsons

Steve was instrumental in the development and production of TV classics Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The X-Files, Millennium, King of the Hill, Battlestar Galactica, and The Simpsons.
Steve La Rue

Screenwriting Practical help

Actors Table Read: LIVE

Actors Table Read: LIVE

How do actors and a director approach your screenplay? What happens when your words are reinterpreted through other artists? Join us for a sensational live onstage performance and deconstruction of one LSF delegate’s script.

Brainstorming Through The Block

Brainstorming Through The Block

Stopped in your tracks by where to go next with a plot point, a character, or a scene? Or maybe you feel it’s just not happening today? Pilar will show you a number of tools that will immediately and powerfully unstick your creativity so the words continue to flow.

Dynamic Dialogue

Dynamic Dialogue

Pilar Alessandra, Hollywood Script Consultant, is here to help you spice up your scripts with memorable, engaging and dynamic dialogue.

Manifesting Success

Manifesting Success

Following his packed to capacity sessions in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Chris Jones is back to run this highly successful and super controversial manifesting success workshop.

PitchFest Bootcamp with Bob

PitchFest Bootcamp with Bob

Great American Pitchfest Guru Bob Schultz will start every day with a short 30 minute PitchFest bootcamp to get you ready for your pitch!

What will actually happen to your finished script? Live script edit

What will actually happen to your finished script? Live script edit

Live and dynamic script redraft, edit, slash and burn… Only for the bravest of writers!