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
Credits include: Buffy, X-Files, The Simpsons
Screenwriting Practical help
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.
Great American Pitchfest Guru Bob Schultz will start every day with a short 30 minute PitchFest bootcamp to get you ready for your pitch!