John August: Notes on the Industry

Screenwriter John August posted a summary of the recent WGA panel discussion on studio feature development. Granted, there aren’t any surprises here, but it is good confirmation of where studio development is at the moment. My favourite quote?

Derek Dauchy: If you can pitch and understand it as a title, it’s gigantic. If you can sell it with a logline, great. If you need a paragraph, you’re in trouble.

Keep in mind that this all refers to the major studio system and it appears to basically be business as usual except a tad more in earnest, understandably so. The state of indie financing is a whole other kettle o’ fish.

Good stories will always be good stories so don’t let all the hubbub get you down.
Keep doing what you do; keep writing!

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