Film Courage: How do you know if a writer is capable of writing at a professional level?
Peter Katz, Story Driven CEO: If they move you emotionally because it’s about emotions. It’s about making people feel something. There are writers that could write to the form perfectly and you can read it and it’s fine but it doesn’t make you feel anything. In the same way I listen to music almost like a drug. I’ll listen to music that will get me hyped, I’ll listen to music that will mellow me, it moves you. You can use the audio experience to change your state of mind. Movies in my opinion can do the same. There are movies that get you hyped and disturbed…(Watch the video interview on Youtube here).
Peter Katz is CEO of the management and production company Story Driven. Story Driven clients have worked with studios and streamers including Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, Universal, Lionsgate, Orion TV, A&E Studios, Landmark Studio Group and Stage 13. Story Driven clients have worked with production companies including Atomic Monster, Gunpowder & Sky, 87Eleven Entertainment and Ghost House Pictures. Story Driven clients have screened their films at festivals including SXSW, Sundance, Tribeca Film Festival, TIFF, AFI Fest and Fantastic Fest. Press outlets who have covered our clients include Entertainment Weekly, Forbes, Empire, Deadline, Hollywood Reporter, IndieWire and Vulture. Many of our clients are multi-platform storytellers. They create stories that live across the media landscape, as books, comics and podcasts.
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