It Can Be Dangerous To Have Your Identity Tied To Your Creative Work by Alan Watt

Film Courage: Have you ever been given notes about something, a story, a screenplay and you were like…wait a minute? This is going to kill the aliveness of the writing. You had to go back to the [note giver] and say how do I make these changes that they want but keep the spark to the writing? That’s tough.

Alan Watt, Author/Screenwriter and [Founder of L.A. Writers’ Lab]:That is tough. That’s the writer’s job is to take the spirit of the note without taking the mechanics.

Because sometimes you are getting notes from the executive and they’ll say “You know, I don’t like this scene. Its not working or you should take this out.” And if you’re not connected to why you are telling the story. If you’re not connected to the magic, then you can lose that magic.

Here’s what will happen is the executive will read the new draft and they’ll go…(Watch the video interview on Youtube here).


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