Buzzwords Studio Executives Say To Filmmakers by Daniel Stamm

Film Courage: Did you see THANK YOU FOR SMOKING? So Rob Lowe’s character [Jeff Megall, entertainment executive].

Daniel Stamm, Filmmaker: Do you know that in one minute it doesn’t take long for the first meeting because there are certain buzzwords that executives I guess in their 20-minute story training get told that if someone uses it early on in a conversation we are [BLEEP!].

Film Courage: I’m curious what those buzzwords are?

Daniel: One big thing is elevated genre, we want this to be elevated. Sure? What does that mean? They want smart genre, the want blah, blah, blah, blah. Sure, but that doesn’t help us with the development.

Organic, the characters have to be…(Watch the video interview on Youtube here).

 

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