Scott Kirkpatrick: It’s a huge question to say ‘What should I write?” And I do my best to answer that in the easiest way for new writers in my new book and I try to break that down the best I can but I mean it’s a really big question. And the thing I certainly don’t want to see any screenwriters run into is feeling like they have to blindly guess.
I try to answer that in the book but if you don’t have access to that in the book, the best advice I can give to a screenwriter is…
Larry Wilson: What that story is and it’s not. That cliché to ‘Write what you know’ because I’ve never written a “know.” I write fantastical worlds and supernatural stories but write what you feel and write what’s in your heart and write something that means something to you…(Watch the video interview on Youtube here).
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About Scott Kirkpatrick:
Scott is the author of the book Writing for the Green Light: How to Make Your Script the One Hollywood Notices and is the Senior Vice President of North & South American business development, sales and global digital strategy for the London-based distributor DRG. Previously, Kirkpatrick served as Executive Director of Distribution for MarVista Entertainment, a Los Angeles-based production and distribution company that produces original TV movies and has managed international TV deals on major franchises including Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Before shifting to the distribution side of the industry, Kirkpatrick worked behind the scenes on major studio productions, including Talladega Nights: The Balled of Ricky Bobby. Kirkpatrick has also produced and directed TV series and feature films including Eye for an Eye, Muslims in America and Roadside Massacre.
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