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The Business of Screenwriting: There are three kinds of people in Hollywood

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Screenwriting 18th Jul 2017 Go Into the Story


There are three kinds of people in Hollywood:

Group 1: People who know nothing or next to nothing about story.

Group 2: People who can tell you what’s wrong with a story, but don’t know how to solve its problems.

Group 3: People who not only can determine what’s wrong with a story, they can fix it.

Guess which group a writer wants to be in.

A few caveats:

  • Virtually no one in the acquisition, development, production or marketing side of the movie business would ever admit to being a member of Group 1. But they’re there. A tip to figure their identity: If you ask someone, “What’s the story about,” and they respond by actually telling you the story beat for beat, there’s an awfully good chance they don’t have a very good grasp of the concept of story.
  • Most people in Hollywood fall into Group 2.
Read the full article at Go Into the Story

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