How Does A Writer Create A Strong Dilemma? – Jeff Kitchen

Film Courage: What is the dilemma of magnitude?

Jeff Kitchen, Dramatist / Author / Founder / Consultant: Magnitude means significance, substance. Is it significant to an audience? You tend to want to have a good strong dilemma for your protagonist but the dilemma can be weak. It may not pass what they call the so what test. Sam Cohn (the founder of Columbia Pictures) used to run his development process like this, he would bring his writers into a conference room around a big, round table and he would put his head down on the end of the table and go Okay, what do you got?…(Watch the video interview on Youtube here).

 
 

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