Scriptcast 12: Review of “Writing Movies for Fun and Profit” by Lennon and Garant

Matt and Eric discuss Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon’s new book on screenwriting, Writing Movies for Fun and Profit: How We Made a Billion Dollars at The Box Office and You Can Too!  Plus, Matt tells a Billy Crystal story.


Laid Out Cold – Skinny Machines

Post Punk – Mister


Welcome back Matt, Film School – The 2004 Realty TV Series, blind filmmakers, Beethoven, respect your crew, the value of DPs, film students, Horrible Bosses, how to pronounce Sudeikis, Charlie Day impression, random occupations of characters, the meaning of “devour,” Writing Movies for Fun and Profit a.k.a. Congratulations You Just Sold Your First Script, This is How the Business Works, list of Mexican restaurants, writing in bars, the Cat & Fiddle, Agents love money, Hollywood stories, Herbie Fully Loaded, how a good script turns into a bad movie, the studio system, development executives, importance of outlining, movie outline examples, arbitration, marketing your movie, teams use ampersands, drinking and writing, writing prose, Matt knows nothing about prose, developing good characters, meeting movie stars, rules for writing partners, prewriting, outlining, a beat sheet, block dialogue or description, working hard at screenwriting, the one thing you can control about your screenwriting career, who let the dogs out, next time Jeanne Bowerman, write something.

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