Marc Scott Zicree, Screenwriter/Author: As you get older, if you have any kernel of wisdom you stop competing with other people and you just realize you’re here to find the truest expression of your heart that you can share with the world.
Film Courage: You say with fans, give them kind of what they want at the heart of the story but then open the world wider. Is that sort of like the saying I know you better than yourself?
Marc: Not exactly because as I said earlier I’m the same as my audience. If I’m enthusiastic about what I’m working on, if I find a story that interests me, I’ll be able to tell a story I think that my audience will like, I never worry. First of all, I never talk down to them. I never worry about what will please them. I’m just trying to tell a story that I think is meaningful from a character standpoint. For instance, I’m always writing about things that I either love or are frustrated about or want to comment on but always it’s through the characters. If the characters don’t work, none of it works. I’ll give you an example, I came up with this idea called The Showrunners Network where I’m creating six science fiction, horror and fantasy series with six major showrunners…(Watch the video interview on Youtube here).
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Marc Scott Zicree is the author of THE TWILIGHT ZONE COMPANION and has written for shows such as STAR TREK – THE NEXT GENERATION, SLIDERS, DEEP SPACE NINE, BABYLON 5, SMURFS, HE-MAN, REAL GHOSTBUSTERS and many more. Marc and his wife Elaine Zicree have worked for virtually all the major studios and networks. In addition to writing, directing and producing great projects for film, TV and books (including the forthcoming GUILLERMO DEL TORO’S CABINET OF CURIOSITIES), Marc and Elaine mentor thousands of others toward successful careers in the Industry via The Table industry roundtable meetings.
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