Screenwriting 101: John Swetnam

February 26th, 2013 by

screenplay“Story concept is like the foundation to a house. It has to be strong or everything else may come tumbling down. If you want to write ‘Hollywood’ movies, then the biggest question you have to ask yourself when you come up with an idea is, can you really see this opening at your local theater next weekend? I mean, really? What does the trailer look like when it comes on TV? You have to be brutally honest with yourself and most people just aren’t.”

— John Swetnam [GITS interview, March 1, 2011]

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